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In Texas legislature, tempers flare over immigration crackdown

3 hours 31 min ago
(Reuters) - Tensions between Republicans and Democrats boiled over on the floor of the Texas Legislature on Monday as protesters filled the gallery on the last day of the session to denounce a new law cracking down on cities giving sanctuary to illegal immigrants.

Trump condemns fatal Oregon stabbings; says victims stood against hate

8 hours 28 min ago
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the fatal stabbings of two Good Samaritans who tried to stop a man from harassing a pair of women who appeared to be Muslim, in a tweet issued days after an advocacy group urged Trump to condemn the attacks it said his anti-Muslim rhetoric had encouraged.

Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge: reports

11 hours 30 min ago
(Reuters) - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods was arrested in South Florida on Monday morning on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to media reports.

Motorcycles rumble through Washington in honor of missing veterans

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rumble of motorcycle engines filled a rainy morning in Washington on Sunday as thousands of bikers paraded around the National Mall for the 30th annual Rolling Thunder rally to raise awareness of U.S. military personnel who went missing in action.

Parachutist injured in accident in New York Harbor: media reports

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 1:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A parachutist was seriously injured in an accident in New York Harbor on Sunday during a Fleet Week event in which U.S. Navy and Coast Guard service members were participating, WABC-TV reported, citing the Coast Guard as its source.

U.S. might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 11:08am
(Reuters) - The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins of all flights into and out of the country, John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, said on Sunday.

Suspect arrested in Mississippi in killing of eight people: newspaper

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 9:22am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Mississippi sheriff's deputy and seven other people were killed in multiple locations in rural Lincoln County before a suspect was taken into custody by police, a local newspaper reported on Sunday.

Mother of Uber CEO killed in California boating accident

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - The mother of ride-hailing firm Uber's chief executive has died in a boating accident near Fresno, California on Friday, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday

Two men killed in Portland after trying to stop anti-Muslim rant - police

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 3:14am
(Reuters) - Two men were stabbed to death in the U.S. city of Portland on Friday when they tried to stop their attacker from harassing two women because they appeared to be Muslim, police said.

Judge overturns life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:04pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday tossed out life prison terms for one of two men convicted in a deadly Washington, D.C. area shooting spree, saying he must be re-sentenced in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Washington Post reported.

U.S. says Hezbollah associate pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:07pm
(Reuters) - A Lebanese man accused of trying to use his ties to Hezbollah to further a scheme to launder drug money pleaded guilty on Friday in a Brooklyn, New York federal court to a U.S. money laundering conspiracy charge.

Alabama 'pill mill' doctor tied to Insys gets 21 years in prison

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:13pm
(Reuters) - An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Friday to 21 years in prison for running two clinics with a colleague that prosecutors called a massive "pill mill," in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc.

Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honored

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:51pm
(Reuters) - Sponsors have been fleeing next month's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City since organizers decided to honor an activist recently freed after more than three decades in prison for ties to a nationalist group that carried out more than 100 bombings in the 1970s and 1980s.

Texas teacher disciplined for 'terrorist' award for student

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:32pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At least one Houston-area teacher has been disciplined after presenting a seventh grade student with the mock award "most likely to be a terrorist," a school district official said on Friday.

Texas prosecutor brings new murder charge on 'angel of death' nurse

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:55pm
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas prosecutors served a new murder warrant on a former nurse known as the "angel of death" for killing infants to keep her behind bars and thwart a mandatory release set for next year, a district attorney said on Friday.

Accused South Carolina serial killer pleads guilty to seven murders: reports

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:45pm
(Reuters) - An accused serial killer pleaded guilty to seven murders at a court in South Carolina on Friday and was given seven consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, avoiding the death penalty, local news reports said.

Oakland, California construction collapse hurts 13 workers

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:42pm
(Reuters) - Thirteen construction workers were hurt on Friday when scaffolding collapsed while they were pouring concrete at a building site in Oakland, California, according to the city's fire department.

U.S. to carry out first ICBM intercept test

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will test an existing missile defense system to try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) next week, U.S. officials said on Friday, at a time when North Korea is trying to develop one.

Fingers crossed! Washington zoo hopes to get panda pregnant again

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zoo officials in Washington hope they can get lucky again with female giant panda Mei Xiang.

Hillary Clinton attacks proposed Trump budget cuts as 'cruelty'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:09pm
WELLESLEY, Mass. (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton assailed the man who beat her to the White House, slamming as "unimaginable cruelty" President Donald Trump's proposal to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade in a speech on Friday.