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Migrants in caravan at U.S. border bide time ahead of crossing

1 hour 21 min ago
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Central American migrants from a caravan through Mexico languished in shelters in the border city of Tijuana on Thursday, waiting for promised legal advice ahead of a planned crossing together to the United States to seek asylum.

NBC's Tom Brokaw denies allegation of sexual impropriety in 1990s: reports

1 hour 26 min ago
(Reuters) - A woman who once worked as a war correspondent for NBC News has accused Tom Brokaw, the United States' top-rated television newsman for much of his career, of sexual impropriety in the 1990s, the Washington Post and Variety reported on Thursday.

Genealogy websites help California police find Golden State Killer suspect

3 hours 55 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California investigators tracked down the former policeman who they suspect is the Golden State Killer responsible for dozens of rapes and murders by comparing crime scene DNA to genetic information on genealogy websites, a prosecutor said on Thursday.

Genealogy websites helped lead investigators to Golden State Killer suspect

4 hours 24 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Investigators in California narrowed in on the Golden State Killer suspect by using the genetic profile of a relative on ancestry websites that solicit DNA samples from users, a Sacramento County prosecutor said on Thursday.

In #MeToo era, Cosby team's attacks on victims may have backfired

5 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters) - Time and again during Bill Cosby's second trial, the comedian's lawyers launched blistering attacks on the six women who told a Pennsylvania jury that he had sexually abused them, questioning their motives and assailing their characters in stark terms.

Grilled by U.S. lawmakers, Trump's EPA chief calls ethics scandals lies

6 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday rejected a litany of ethics complaints against him as lies intended to derail President Donald Trump's agenda, and put much of the blame for any agency missteps on his staff.

Toyota to invest $170 million in Mississippi plant, create 400 jobs

7 hours 19 min ago
DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will invest $170 million in an existing plant in Mississippi to build the next generation of its Corolla sedan, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday.

'Our Schools Deserve More!' - Arizona, Colorado teachers in walkouts

7 hours 21 min ago
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out of public school classrooms on Thursday to demand better pay and more education funding, in the latest revolt by educators that has spread to the U.S. West.

Grilled by lawmakers, Trump's EPA chief calls ethics scandals lies

7 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday rejected a litany of ethics complaints against him as distortions intended to derail President Donald Trump's agenda, and put much of the blame for any agency missteps on his staff.

Parents sue North Korea, saying Warmbier 'tortured and murdered'

7 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The parents of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier sued North Korea on Thursday over their son's death in 2017 following his release from captivity there, according to the lawsuit which said their son was "brutally tortured and murdered."

Bill Cosby, once beloved 'America's Dad,' convicted of sexual assault

7 hours 34 min ago
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Parents of U.S. student sue North Korea over his death

8 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The parents of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier sued North Korea on Thursday over their son's death in 2017 following his release from captivity there, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.

Waffle House shooting shows pitfalls in patchwork of U.S. gun laws

9 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters) - When Travis Reinking's semi-automatic rifle was confiscated after his attempt to enter the White House last year, he simply moved from Illinois to nearby Tennessee where signs of mental illness are no bar to gun ownership.

Boston to take former baseball team owner's name off street

10 hours 6 min ago
(Reuters) - Boston city officials on Thursday approved a change to the name of a short street outside the Fenway Park baseball stadium because it honors a former owner of the Boston Red Sox when the team lagged behind others in fielding black players.

At least 10 hurt in blast at Wisconsin refinery: officials

10 hours 7 min ago
(Reuters) - An explosion at Husky Energy's refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, injured at least 10 people, sent smoke billowing into the sky and shook a building a mile away, officials at the local hospitals and the fire department said on Thursday.

Teachers in Arizona, Colorado latest to stage walkouts

10 hours 8 min ago
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona and Colorado teachers walked out of public school classrooms on Thursday to demand better pay and more education funding in protests set to leave students sitting home for at least a day and possibly longer.

EPA chief rejects ethics scandals as lies, distractions

10 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt told lawmakers during a heated congressional hearing on Thursday that allegations of ethical missteps plaguing his tenure are untrue and are intended to derail President Donald Trump's agenda.

Comedian Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault in retrial

10 hours 22 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era.

Judge appoints 'special master' to review seized Trump lawyer documents

10 hours 28 min ago
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge ruled on Thursday that an independent official called a special master should be the first to examine documents seized by FBI agents from U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

At least five hurt in blast at Wisconsin refinery: officials

10 hours 33 min ago
(Reuters) - An explosion at Husky Energy's refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, injured at least five people, sent smoke billowing into the sky and shook a building a mile away, officials at the local hospitals and the fire department said on Thursday.

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Hugh Lee Ballard, Jr. died in his home on April 20, 2018, in Ethel, MS. He was 78.