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Suspect in Michigan airport stabbing indicted

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:00pm
FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - A Canadian man was charged on Wednesday with stabbing a Michigan airport police officer in an attack federal investigators are probing as an act of terrorism, according to an indictment filed with the federal court in Flint.

Nevada death sentence over 1982 murder is thrown out

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:57am
(Reuters) - An inmate who has spent nearly 35 years on Nevada's death row for a 1982 murder outside Reno had his sentence overturned on Wednesday by a federal appeals court.

'Pharma bro' Shkreli barred from discussing trial around courthouse

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:53am
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered Martin Shkreli to stop talking about his fraud case in or around the Brooklyn courthouse where he is standing trial, five days after the former drug company executive burst into a room full of spectators and attacked the credibility of a government witness.

Three dead, one wounded in shootings in central Maine

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:35am
(Reuters) - Three people were killed and a fourth wounded on Wednesday in a series of shootings in central Maine, according to State Police, who said that officers shot and killed the suspected gunman.

Soldier dead after attack in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 8:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 19-year-old American soldier has died in Afghanistan's Helmand Province from wounds received in an attack, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

U.S. officials to check Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines comply with new security measures

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 8:55am
DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. transport officials will visit Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines on Wednesday to check that the carriers have implemented the latest U.S. security measures, a spokesman for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said.

Groups see climate science review as chance to undercut regulation

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 8:21am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will soon begin a review that will question the veracity of the climate change science used by President Barack Obama's administration as the basis for environmental regulations.

Three dead in Georgia car crash after shooting wounds four

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 7:18am
(Reuters) - Three people were dead after a vehicle crashed while fleeing police following a shooting that wounded four people in downtown Savannah, Georgia, police said on Wednesday.

New York City police officer killed in `unprovoked attack,' police say

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:59am
(Reuters) - A New York City police officer was killed on Wednesday in the Bronx by a gunman who was then shot and killed by police as he ran from the scene, police said.

Electronics ban on flights from Turkey to U.S. lifted: Dogan agency

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 1:11am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops onto aircraft cabins on flights from Turkey to the United States was lifted on Wednesday, the private Dogan news agency reported.

Minnesota judge backs jurors who acquitted officer of black motorist's death

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 6:58pm
(Reuters) - The jurors whose acquittal of a Minnesota police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist sparked public protests received a message of support from the judge who presided over the case, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported on Tuesday.

U.S. prosecutors ask judge to silence Shkreli during trial

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 6:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Monday asked a U.S. judge for a gag order muzzling former drug company executive Martin Shkreli, on trial for securities fraud charges, arguing that his statements to media could taint the jury and disrupt the case, court papers show.

Illinois Senate passes tax hike; governor has vowed to veto

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 11:16am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to a revenue bill for a fiscal 2018 budget that includes a big income tax rate increase that Governor Bruce Rauner plans to veto.

Americans celebrate July 4 with leisure and gluttony

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 5:08am
(Reuters) - Americans will celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday with fireworks, acts of gluttony and escapes to the beach, even for people in New Jersey where legislators brokered a last-minute deal to reopen state parks.

AT&T customers in central Indiana, other parts of U.S. report outages

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:26pm
(Reuters) - AT&T customers in central Indiana including Indianapolis experienced service outages on Monday, the company said on social media.

Trump administration defends interpretation of travel ban ruling

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 9:36pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump opposed opening the door to grandparents from six Muslim-majority countries on Monday, arguing in a court filing that the government's interpretation of how to implement its temporary travel ban is based on U.S. immigration law.

Three more states refuse Trump commission's voter data request

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 5:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maryland, Delaware and Louisiana on Monday joined a growing number of U.S. states that have refused to hand over voter data to a commission established by President Donald Trump to investigate possible voting fraud.

Police responding to an active shooter at Charleston, S.C. mall: media reports

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 5:05pm
(Reuters) - Police were responding on Monday to an active shooter at a Charleston, South Carolina shopping mall, according to media reports.

Venture firm co-founder Dave McClure resigns over 'inappropriate' behavior

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:20pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Prominent Silicon Valley investor Dave McClure said on Monday he had resigned from his position as a partner at the venture capital firm 500 Startups following allegations of sexual harassment.

Los Angeles man convicted in Hollywood studio executive's death

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A convicted drug dealer was found guilty on Monday of voluntary manslaughter in the death of a Hollywood studio executive who was missing for more than two years before his remains were found buried in the California desert.