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Convicted mass killer Charles Manson hospitalized in California: report

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:23pm
(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the cult leader who sent followers known as the "Manson Family" out to commit gruesome murders, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the 1960s hippie era in California, has been hospitalized, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:16pm
(Reuters) - Travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Thanksgiving holiday in their largest numbers in more than a decade, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said.

Origins of 2014 militia showdown with U.S. agents recounted in Nevada court

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:00pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy repeatedly rebuffed overtures to settle a range-land dispute with the U.S. government that festered for years, leading to the armed standoff that landed him in jail, a prosecution witness testified on Wednesday.

Two more women accuse Senate candidate Moore of sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:58pm
(Reuters) - Two more women came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, one accusing him of groping her and the other of forcing a kiss on her when she was about 18.

Federal judge limits St. Louis police conduct during protests

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:38pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that St. Louis police cannot shut down non-violent demonstrations and employ chemical agents to punish protesters, dealing a victory to a civil liberties group that challenged the police response to protests.

Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:36pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ "Salvator Mundi" sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's in New York -- more than double the old mark for any work of art at auction.

Sixth woman accuses U.S. Senate candidate Moore of sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:53pm
(Reuters) - A sixth woman came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, accusing him of groping her while she was in his Alabama law office on legal business in 1991, when he was married.

AT&T reports some U.S. customers unable to make wireless calls

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:48pm
(Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Wednesday said that some U.S. customers were not able to make wireless calls but that restarting their cellphones would fix the issue.

Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights: trial witness

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:31pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

Florida city to say goodbye to streets named for Confederate generals

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:25pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Three streets in Hollywood, Florida named for Confederate generals were changed to Freedom, Hope and Liberty, the city's commission voted on Wednesday.

Manhattan jury convicts payday lender in $220 million fraud scheme

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Manhattan on Wednesday found a Kansas City, Missouri businessman guilty of fraud for running a $220 million payday lending scheme that charged illegally high interest rates and made loans to consumers who did not authorize them.

In post-Asia trip speech, Trump makes news ... with water

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went on television on Wednesday to recap his just-completed trip abroad, but it was his pause to refresh that ended up making news.

Northern California shooting death toll reaches five after wife's body found

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:27pm
(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

Australian diplomat dies after falling from New York balcony

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Australian diplomat accidentally fell five floors to his death on Wednesday from the deck of his New York City home during a social gathering with his wife and friends, police and local media said.

Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings: police

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:29pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Tampa police on Wednesday showed two videos of a man they suspect may be a serial killer who is feared to have murdered four people in the past two months in a string of nighttime attacks.

Transgender woman sues Massachusetts for housing her in men's prison

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:50pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.

Death toll in Northern California rises to five after wife's body found

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:08pm
(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

U.S. Army sees 'significant' gaps in reporting criminal activities to law enforcement

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's chief of staff said on Wednesday there were "significant" gaps in reporting soldiers' criminal activities to law enforcement, an omission the Air Force acknowledged in the case of a Texas gunmen who killed 26 people.

UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

Thousands mourn nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:18pm
FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - About 3,000 people packed a funeral service on Wednesday to mourn a Texas family that suffered losses to three generations when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church on Nov. 5 and killed 26 people.

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