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

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 1:19am
(Reuters) - Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday, media reported.

Hawaii braces for worse lava flows from erupting volcano

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 7:22pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - More destructive lava flows could soon hit Hawaii’s Big Island as the Kilauea volcano erupts, posing a greater threat than oozing magma that has so far destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands to evacuate, scientists said on Friday.

Jury recommends life sentence for Oklahoma teen who killed his family

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 6:35pm
(Reuters) - A jury on Friday recommended life in prison with the possibility of parole for an Oklahoma teenager convicted of joining his older brother in bludgeoning and stabbing his parents and three siblings to death in 2015, prosecutors said.

Former energy executive pleads guilty over hire of ex-New York governor's aide

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 5:35pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York energy company executive on Friday pleaded guilty to hiring the wife of a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in an effort to cultivate a relationship with the aide and lying to his company about it, two months after a jury could not reach a verdict.

Former energy executive pleads guilty to bribing N.Y. governor's aide

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York energy company executive on Friday pleaded guilty to hiring the wife of a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in an effort to gain influence in state government, two months after a jury could not reach a verdict.

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver found guilty in second corruption trial

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was found guilty of corruption charges on Friday by a jury in Manhattan federal court after an appeals court threw out an earlier conviction.

Jury recommends life sentence for Oklahoma teen convicted of killing family

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:44pm
(Reuters) - A jury on Friday recommended life in prison with the possibility of parole for an Oklahoma teenager convicted of joining his older brother in bludgeoning and stabbing his parents and three siblings to death in 2015, prosecutors said.

California boy, 14, shoots high school student

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:25pm
PALMDALE, Calif. (Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy shot and wounded a student at a Southern California high school on Friday before being taken into custody, police said.

Hawaii residents shaken by tremors, brace for new lava outbreaks

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:11pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Dozens of tremors rattled residents on Hawaii's Big Island on Friday as molten rock from Kilauea volcano flowed under an area where homes have already been destroyed by fiery lava geysers.

U.S. court revives challenge to Seattle's Uber, Lyft union law

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:34pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday revived a leading business group's challenge to a Seattle law, the first of its kind, that would allow drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft to unionize.

Scooter-sharing comes to Washington after speed bumps elsewhere

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - So many Washingtonians are gliding the final few blocks of their commutes on motorized scooters that a new sharing program cannot keep up with rush-hour demand. Authorities in other big U.S. cities that pioneered the concept are less than thrilled.

NRA sues New York governor, regulator for 'blacklisting campaign'

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:16pm
(Reuters) - The National Rifle Association on Friday sued New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state's financial regulator for engaging in what it said was a "blacklisting campaign" aimed at swaying banks and insurers to stop doing business with the gun advocacy group, according to a complaint.

California high school student detained after wounding classmate

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:14pm
(Reuters) - A 14-year-old student at a California high school shot and wounded a fellow student on Friday morning before being detained by police, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Takata's defective air bags linked to 278 injuries in U.S.: Senator

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:04pm
(Reuters) - Takata Corp's defective air bags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by U.S. Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Hawaii residents shaken by quakes, brace for new lava outbreaks

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:53pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - More than a week after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, Hawaii residents felt tremors and earthquakes on Friday as molten rock flowed underground towards a rural area where more lava was expected to burst to the surface and threaten homes.

At meeting with automakers, Trump launches new attack on NAFTA

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten American and foreign automakers went to the White House on Friday to push for a weakening of U.S. fuel efficiency standards through 2025, while President Donald Trump used the occasion to launch a fresh attack on the North American Free Trade Agreement that has benefited the companies.

U.S. court revives challenge to Seattle's Uber, Lyft driver union law

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:35pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday revived a business group's challenge to a Seattle law, the first of its kind, that would allow drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft to unionise.

Ex-CIA contractor pleads guilty to retaining classified information

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former contractor for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency pleaded guilty on Friday for removing and retaining classified information from his government office and later lying about it to federal investigators, the Justice Department said.

Police detain suspect in shooting at Southern California school

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:51am
(Reuters) - One victim was shot in the arm at a California high school on Friday morning and a suspect was detained, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

McCain's daughter slams White House aide's 'he's dying' comments

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Meghan McCain on Friday questioned how the White House aide who disparaged her ailing father, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, during a meeting, still has a job.

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