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Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories: Pew survey

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Only a quarter of U.S. adults in a recent survey could fully identify factual statements - as opposed to opinion - in news stories, the Pew Research Center found in a study released on Monday.

Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:45am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - After two recent botched U.S. executions of inmates with compromised veins, a convicted murderer and rapist is arguing he is too ill to be put to death by lethal injection in Texas later this month.

Trial of former New England mob boss accused of murder to wrap up

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:05am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Jurors are due to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of a former New England mob boss and an associate accused of participating in the 1993 murder of a Boston nightclub manager whose remains were discovered in Rhode Island two years ago.

Five dead following U.S. Border Patrol car chase in Texas

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 8:45pm
BIG WELLS, Texas (Reuters) - Five immigrants died and several others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle careened out of control while being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas about 90 miles (145 km) north of the Mexican border, officials said.

Gang shootout at New Jersey arts festival kills one, injures 22

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:14pm
(Reuters) - A suspected gunman was shot dead and 22 people were injured on Sunday after a dispute among rival gangs erupted into gunfire at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey, officials said.

Five dead following Border Patrol car chase in Texas: reports

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 5:14pm
(Reuters) - Five immigrants died and several others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle careened out of control while being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas about 90 miles (145 km) north of the Mexican border, U.S. media reported, citing officials.

Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 4:30pm
ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers joined hundreds of protesters outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father's Day demonstration against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 3:23pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one day will help bring local identities to American whiskeys.

Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 8:31am
(Reuters) - A suspected gunman was fatally shot after multiple people opened fire at an all-night arts festival in New Jersey, wounding 20 people including a boy who is in critical condition, authorities said on Sunday.

Fields of dreams: Texas researchers seek to redefine U.S. whiskey

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 5:32am
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one day will make whiskey drinkers think of Texas in the same way as lovers of American wine think of California.

Second deputy dies after she was shot during fight with prisoner

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 4:55am
(Reuters) - A second Kansas sheriff's deputy died on Saturday after being shot during a fight with a prisoner who was being taken from jail to court for a hearing in Kansas City, police said.

Flooding possible in U.S. Southwest where wildfires scorch earth

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 2:27am
DENVER (Reuters) - Heavy thunderstorms and widespread rains expected on Saturday in the U.S. Southwest could help douse the numerous unrelenting wildfires crews are battling in the parched region.

U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail until trial

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 7:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.

California police offer $50,000 reward in long-unsolved murders

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 6:41pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California law enforcement officials on Friday offered a $50,000 reward to help crack the 1991 murders of an aspiring crime scene investigator and her family, hoping to capitalize on advances in DNA technology and publicity surrounding another high-profile case.

White House says Trump supports both House immigration bills, after all

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 6:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump supported both Republican immigration bills being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives, offering a lifeline after the president suggested earlier he opposed the more moderate bill.

Kentucky man gets 30-day sentence in attack on Senator Rand Paul

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 6:35pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Kentucky man to 30 days in prison for assaulting U.S. Senator Rand Paul in an attack last November that left the politician with several broken ribs, prosecutors said.

Two former Roadrunner Transportation executives charged with fraud: U.S. Justice Department

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former executives of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc were charged in an indictment unsealed on Friday for allegedly participating in an accounting and securities fraud scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $245 million in shareholder value, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Two former Roadrunner Transportation executives at charged with fraud: U.S.

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former executives of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc were charged in an indictment unsealed on Friday for allegedly participating in an accounting and securities fraud scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $245 million in shareholder value, the U.S. Justice Department said.

U.S. judge sentences Kentucky man in attack on Senator Rand Paul

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:48pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Kentucky man to 30 days in prison for assaulting U.S. Senator Rand Paul in an attack last November that left the politician with several broken ribs, prosecutors said.

Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' status

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:32pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city's 'sanctuary' status, one that limits its cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

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