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New York police officer who fatally shot Bronx teen resigns

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:25am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A white New York City police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in his Bronx apartment in 2012 has resigned, ending years of legal action and investigations into the case, the police department said.

Two remain critically wounded from deadly Ohio nightclub shooting

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:05am
(Reuters) - Two victims of a weekend nightclub shooting in Ohio that left one person dead and 15 hurt remain in critical condition, with three other victims listed as stable, a hospital spokeswoman said on Monday.

Supreme Court rejects bid to revive $7.25 billion credit card settlement

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by retailers to revive a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement they reached with Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc over claims the card networks improperly fixed credit and debit card fees.

'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 6:41am
(Reuters) - Since President Donald Trump's election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York's Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw.

U.S. tourist killed in London would not have borne ill feelings toward attacker: family

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 6:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week's assault on the British parliament said on Monday he would not have borne any ill feelings toward the attacker.

China's CRRC Corp wins LA metro contract worth up to $647 million

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:47am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese rail car manufacturer CRRC Corp will build 64 subway cars for the Los Angeles metro as part of an order that could be worth as much as $647 million.

Woman arrested at U.S. Treasury had tried to jump White House fence

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 9:50pm
(Reuters) - A woman was arrested on Sunday after scaling at fence at the Treasury Building in Washington D.C., and a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said she had been apprehended twice in the last week, once for trying to jump a White House fence.

Illinois hairstylists trained in art of helping abuse victims

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 6:51pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Londa Brown and Darlene Copeland, a pair of hairstylists from Chicago's South Side, have spent so many hours listening to their customers talk about the ups and downs of their lives that the two jokingly refer to themselves as therapists.

United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:30pm
(Reuters) - At least two girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they were not in compliance with a dress code for passengers, the company said in a statement on Twitter.

Car goes airborne, hits ceiling in Boston tunnel; one dead

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:48pm
(Reuters) - One person was killed and another injured after their vehicle went airborne and crashed into the ceiling of a Boston tunnel early Sunday morning, authorities said.

White House threatens to bypass hardline conservatives on tax reform

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 11:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform.

One killed, at least 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting: police

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 4:25am
(Reuters) - One person was killed and at least 14 people were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, police said.

Plaintiff in Boston lawsuit against former Haitian mayor dies

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:02pm
(Reuters) - One of three Haitian men who recently sued the former mayor of their village accusing him in Boston federal court of murdering, torturing and burning the homes of his political opponents has died, his attorney said on Saturday.

Fights erupt at pro-Trump rally in California

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 7:25pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Supporters of President Donald Trump holding a rally on a popular southern California beach clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday.

Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 7:19pm
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Reuters) - The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out - at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress.

More Americans reach for a daily coffee in 2017: NCA

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:48am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews gain in popularity, according to an industry group's report released on Saturday.

Armed burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas sends panic through casino: media

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 4:52am
(Reuters) - The Bellagio Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip was put on lockdown early on Saturday after an armed burglary of a high-end jewelry store sent panicked guests and gamblers running for the exits, local media reported and police said.

Louisiana deputy marshal convicted of manslaughter in boy's death

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:33pm
MARKSVILLE, LA (Reuters) - A Louisiana jury convicted a deputy marshal of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter on Friday in the killing of a 6-year-old boy during a volley of gunfire after chasing his father's car in 2015.

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:28pm
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.

U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:11pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state.