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Police detain suspect in possible shooting at Southern California school

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:52am
(Reuters) - Police detained a male suspect on Friday morning after responding to reports of a possible shooting at a Southern California high school, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 7:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immigrants from Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador and other countries who were given protected status to live in the United States should have a path to citizenship, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told National Public Radio on Friday.

Trump to sit down with major automakers on Friday on fuel rules

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 5:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet 10 major automakers at the White House on Friday to discuss the fate of landmark fuel efficiency standards and a looming confrontation with California and other major states.

Yale says 'committed to equity and inclusion' after napping black student incident

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:13am
(Reuters) - Yale University is committed to "equity and inclusion", its president said on Thursday, after a white student called the police this week when she encountered a black student napping in a common room on campus.

Baltimore's top cop charged with failing to file taxes

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:18pm
(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors charged Baltimore's police commissioner on Thursday with failing to file income taxes for the three years up to 2015 in another blow to the United States' eighth-biggest police department.

Toxic gas alert for Hawaii volcano eruption; new areas at risk

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 8:54pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Residents on the Big Island of Hawaii were alerted on Thursday to rising levels of toxic gas from lava-oozing fissures, and geologists warned that new areas east of the erupting Kilauea volcano may be at risk to molten rock bursting from the ground.

Los Angeles to pay $2 million in police killing of homeless man

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 8:23pm
(Reuters) - Los Angeles agreed on Thursday to pay $2 million to settle a civil lawsuit over the fatal police shooting of a homeless man in 2015 that went viral in an online video and fueled a U.S. debate on police tactics, a lawyer for the man's family said.

Golden State Killer charged with four more murders

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 7:02pm
(Reuters) - A retired police officer, who investigators believe is the "Golden State Killer," was charged on Thursday with four more counts of murder in Santa Barbara, California.

U.S. military seeks rules for drilling in eastern Gulf of Mexico

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 6:29pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An expansion of oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico would interfere with U.S. military testing unless the Pentagon and another agency develop rules to govern the work, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a report this week.

Human foot found near site of California SUV cliff crash

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:43pm
(Reuters) - California authorities have found a skeletal human foot near where six children are believed to have died when their mother is thought to have deliberately driven their vehicle off a cliff in March, officials said on Thursday.

SpaceX halts countdown of first commercial launch of updated Falcon 9 rocket in Florida

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:19pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX on Thursday aborted the launch of its planned first commercial flight of an updated Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on a mission to carry a satellite into orbit for the government of Bangladesh.

North Carolina town probing officer seen choking black man in prom attire

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:06pm
(Reuters) - A North Carolina police officer is under investigation after he was seen in a social media video choking and pinning to the ground a black man in formal wear who had just attended his sister's prom, authorities said on Thursday.

California man charged with hacking, defacing government websites

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:20pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A California man was arrested on Thursday on charges he hacked and vandalized websites associated with the U.S. Military Academy and the office of New York City’s comptroller.

Ex-Illinois congressman sentenced to prison on tax charges

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:17pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former Illinois U.S. congressman Mel Reynolds was sentenced on Thursday to six months in prison for failing to file federal income tax returns, according to prosecutors.

Toxic gas alert for Hawaii eruption; new areas at risk

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:03pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii residents were alerted on Thursday to rising levels of toxic gas from volcanic fissures and geologists warned that new areas east of the erupting Kilauea volcano may be at risk to lava bursting from the ground.

Trader indicted in U.S. over currency rigging

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 2:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A foreign exchange trader in New York has been indicted in connection with a broader probe into the rigging of currency prices by major banks, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.

Victims of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor ask Texas to take action

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 2:28pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Victims of a former USA Gymnastics doctor sentenced to life in prison for molesting nearly 200 female athletes urged Texas on Thursday to step up its investigation of suspected sexual abuse that took place at a team training center in the state.

Trump administration to reconsider housing bias protections

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration signaled on Thursday it may reverse housing anti-discrimination protections established under Democratic former President Barack Obama that exposed companies to a broad range of legal claims under federal law.

Yale 'troubled' by police call for napping black student

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:15pm
(Reuters) - Yale University's vice president for student life said she was "deeply troubled" by an episode this week in which a white student called the police after finding a black student napping in a university common room.

Overdose 101: New York inmates trained to use opioid antidote kit

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The inmates filed into a room at a New York prison, squeezed into classroom-style desks, and watched a guard demonstrate how a small plastic tube could help them save lives when they return to the streets of a nation gripped by an opioid epidemic.

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