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Man in Philadelphia police shooting gets up to 97 years in prison

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:55am
(Reuters) - A man who shot and badly wounded a Philadelphia police officer in what he said was an ambush inspired by Islamic State militants was sentenced to between 48-1/2 and 97 years in prison on Monday, prosecutors said.

Tesla planning 'thorough reorganization,' CEO Musk says in email

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:01am
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc's <TSLA.O chief executive officer told employees on Monday the company is undergoing a "thorough reorganization," as it contends with questions over its production schedule and two crashes last week involving its electric, self-driving cars.

Warnings of more lava and possible explosion at Hawaiian volcano

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:44am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Residents near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano faced warnings on Monday that more lava-spewing fissures could open near their homes and that the volcano's summit may be getting ready for an explosion that could scatter ash and debris for miles.

U.S. high court paves way for states to legalize sports betting

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for states to legalize sports betting in a defeat for the major American sports leagues, endorsing New Jersey's bid to allow such wagering and striking down a 1992 federal law that prohibited it in most places.

U.S. to consider expanding Medicare drug price negotiation

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering expanding Medicare's ability to negotiate the cost of drugs by giving private payers a role in setting the price of medicines administered in hospitals and doctors' offices, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday.

U.S. Memorial Day travel to rise for fourth straight year: AAA

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:37am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and airports this Memorial Day Weekend by the largest numbers in more than a decade, despite the highest gasoline prices in four years, the nation's largest automotive advocacy group said on Monday.

U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's conviction

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:30am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Louisiana death row inmate's conviction for a 2008 triple murder, finding that his lawyer violated the man's constitutional rights by ignoring his objections and telling jurors the defendant killed the victims.

Tesla Model S hits truck in Utah

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 8:12am
(Reuters) - A Tesla Inc Model S crashed at speed into a truck from the city's Unified Fire Authority in South Jordan, Utah, late on Friday after failing to slow for a red light, local police said on Monday.

New York nanny faces life in haunting murder of children in her care

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York nanny convicted of murder in the fatal stabbing of two young children in her care heads to court on Monday to be sentenced for her role in a crime that has been described as every parent's nightmare.

Huge fissures open on Hawaiian volcano, some defy evacuation order

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:32am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Two new fissures opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech on Sunday, threatening nearby homes and prompting authorities to order new evacuations.

Colorado rangers hunt bear that tried to drag away child

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:00am
(Reuters) - Wildlife rangers in Colorado were hunting a bear early Monday that attacked and tried to drag off a five-year-old girl from her yard.

Huge fissure opens on Hawaiian volcano; some defy evacuation order

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 5:34pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A massive new fissure opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech on Sunday as it threatened nearby homes within a zone where authorities had just ordered an evacuation.

Huge fissure opens on Hawaiian volcano; more eruptions expected

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:44pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A massive new fissure opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma on Sunday while threatening nearby homes within a zone where authorities had just ordered an evacuation.

Cracks in Hawaii volcano roar amid warnings of more

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:16am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - New fissures roaring like jet engines and spewing magma have opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, piling lava as high as a four-story building as the U.S. Geological Survey warned that more outbreaks were likely.

Parkland students meet with Waffle House hero

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 12:06am
(Reuters) - With hugs and Twitter posts, the man who wrestled an AR-15 rifle from a mass shooter at a Nashville restaurant in April met with more than a dozen survivors of the school shooting at Parkland, Fla., for a cheap breakfast in Miami on Saturday.

Roaring like jet engines, new crack opens at Hawaii volcano

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:28pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A new fissure roaring like jet engines and spewing magma opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Saturday, piling lava as high as a four-story building, as the area torn by the U.S. volcano's eruption spread.

Trump says wants a government funding deal before August break

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 6:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Congress must have a deal to fund the federal government before the summer break in August or lawmakers would have to stay in Washington.

Families reunited in 'Hugs Not Walls' event at U.S.-Mexico border

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 5:01pm
EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - For three minutes on Saturday, Marcelino Pizarro hugged family members he had not seen since he jumped the fence into the United States from Mexico six years ago.

U.S. rolls back protections for transgender prison inmates

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:34am
(Reuters) - The Trump administration has rolled back protections for transgender prison inmates introduced under former President Barack Obama after some prisoners challenged the policies in court.

U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 3:58am
(Reuters) - Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday.

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