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Judge to decide fate of South Carolina ex-policeman who killed black man

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:03am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday will begin hearing evidence on whether a former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back should spend the rest of his life in prison for a crime that many say exemplified racist law enforcement.

U.S. appeals courts to consider legality of Trump's latest travel ban

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:13am
(Reuters) - Federal appeals courts in the states of Washington and Virginia are set to hear arguments this week on the legality of President Donald Trump's most recent travel ban, which sharply limits visitors and immigrants from eight countries, six of them Muslim-majority.

Trump to shrink Utah monuments, riling tribes and environmentalists

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Utah on Monday to announce big cuts to the state's sprawling wilderness national monuments, a move that is likely to trigger legal challenges from tribes and environmental groups.

California teen admits to molesting 50 children: police

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 5:44pm
(Reuters) - A California teenager charged with sexually assaulting two young boys, admitted to molesting as many as 50 children over the past eight years in the state, according to police.

Dispute over New York parking spot turns deadly

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 3:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A driver plowed a car into half a dozen people during a fight over a parking spot outside a hookah bar in the New York City borough of Queens in the early hours of Sunday morning, killing one and injuring the others before fleeing, police said.

Suburban Detroit stadium still standing tall after implosion fizzles

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 3:14pm
(Reuters) - A plan to demolish a derelict NFL stadium near Detroit went awry on Sunday when a deafening series of blasts failed to topple the Pontiac Silverdome, to the frustration of officials and the bemusement of a crowd gathered to watch the spectacle.

Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into "peril" by commenting on the probe.

'Prairie Home Companion' renamed after Garrison Keillor's firing

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 1:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "A Prairie Home Companion," the U.S. radio variety show that Garrison Keillor presented for decades until his retirement last year, has been renamed "Town Hall," days after the raconteur was accused of sexual misconduct.

Embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate ahead in CBS poll

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 1:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore led his Democratic opponent by six percentage points in a CBS News poll released on Sunday, with most Alabama Republicans saying the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are false.

One killed, five hurt by car in brawl outside New York bar

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 7:48am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A driver deliberately plowed a car into six people during a fight outside a hookah bar in the New York City borough of Queens in the early hours of Sunday morning, killing one and injuring five others before fleeing, police said.

Officials believe body of missing North Carolina girl found

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 8:43pm
(Reuters) - A body believed to be of a 3-year-old North Carolina girl who was missing for six days was found in a creek on Saturday night, a day after the mother's live-in boyfriend was arrested in connection with her disappearance, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office said.

Protesters call for Trump to preserve Utah monument areas

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 5:54pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Reuters) - More than 5,000 people rallied on the steps of the Utah State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's expected shrinking of two national monument areas in the state.

Mueller removed FBI agent from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts: reports

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 2:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election removed a top FBI investigator from his team for exchanging text messages with a colleague that expressed anti-Trump views, two U.S. newspapers reported on Saturday.

Ex-Stanford swimmer appeals sexual assault conviction

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:30pm
(Reuters) - A former Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault in California has appealed his conviction after serving a sentence that many condemned as an example of how the justice system fails to take such crimes seriously enough.

Man charged as authorities says missing North Carolina girl presumed dead

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 7:26am
(Reuters) - A man has been arrested and charged in North Carolina in connection with the disappearance of three-year-old Mariah Woods who went missing from her bedroom five days ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local sheriff said on Saturday.

Man charged as FBI says missing North Carolina girl presumed dead

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 5:46am
(Reuters) - A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged in North Carolina in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods who went missing from her bedroom five days ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Saturday.

Senate approves major tax cuts in victory for Trump

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 3:31am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate narrowly approved a tax overhaul, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes.

U.S. judge rejects delay of foreign entrepreneur immigration rule

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to rescind its delay of a rule that allows some foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the United States to grow their companies, court documents show.

EPA passes on rule covering U.S. hardrock miners' cleanup costs

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 6:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it would not act on a proposal to require hardrock mining companies to show they can afford to clean up their sites.

First U.S. birth for woman with transplanted uterus occurs in Texas

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 6:03pm
(Reuters) - For the first time in the United States, a woman with a transplanted uterus gave birth, officials at a Dallas hospital said on Friday.