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Investigators work to determine cause of blast at Wisconsin refinery

1 hour 36 min ago
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Reuters) - Investigators on Friday searched for the cause of a blast at a Husky Energy refinery that injured at least 10 people and rocked a northern Wisconsin city, sending smoke billowing into the sky and prompting tens of thousands to evacuate.

In Alaska, soldiers relish role in U.S. missile defense

2 hours 46 min ago
FORT GREELY, Alaska (Reuters) - Two hours south of Fairbanks, Alaska, near the starting point of the Alaska highway, sit row upon row of missile silos embedded in the frozen ground in the shadow of snow-capped mountains.

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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:20pm
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:15pm
(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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:46pm
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:17pm
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:28pm
(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.

Genealogy websites helped lead investigators to Golden Gate Killer suspect

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:18pm
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.

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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:07pm
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.

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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:33pm
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Toyota to invest $170 million in Mississippi plant, create 400 jobs

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:22pm
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:20pm
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:18pm
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'

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:08pm
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."

Trump distances himself from his personal lawyer as probe moves forward

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 2:45pm
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump distanced himself from his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Thursday, hours before a judge ruled that documents seized from Cohen by the FBI should be reviewed by an independent court-appointed official.

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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 2:28pm
(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.

Comedian Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault in retrial

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:42pm
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.

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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:35pm
(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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:34pm
(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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:33pm
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.

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