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Facebook murder suspect remains at large as police ask public for help

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 5:12am
(Reuters) - A murder suspect who police said posted a video of himself on Facebook shooting an elderly man in Cleveland remained on the loose on Tuesday as authorities appealed to the public for help in the case.

N.Y. man to be sentenced for murder in infamous 1979 missing child case

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 5:03am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former delicatessen worker convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz is due to be sentenced on Tuesday, nearly 40 years after the boy's disappearance in New York City helped raise national awareness about the plight of abducted children.

Arkansas attorney general, governor vows to pursue executions

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 2:38am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas' attorney general and governor are vowing to pursue a series of executions scheduled over the next two weeks even after the state's Supreme Court halted the first two lethal injections hours before they were to take place.

Boeing to lay off hundreds more engineers: source

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co warned employees on Monday it planned another round of involuntary layoffs that would affect hundreds of engineers at its commercial airplanes unit, according to a source and a memo seen by Reuters.

Trump to seek changes in visa program to encourage hiring Americans

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs.

California drops rape charge against former NFL player Ray McDonald

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 4:43pm
(Reuters) - A felony rape charge against former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was dismissed on Monday because his accuser did not want to testify, prosecutors said.

Suspect in Washington state mall shootings found dead in cell

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 2:29pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The gunman accused of killing five people during a shooting rampage last year inside a Washington state shopping mall has been found dead in his jail cell, a local official said on Monday.

New York City taxi commission plans to force Uber to add driver tipping feature

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 2:17pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride-services company Uber Technologies Inc may be required to provide passengers a way to tip their drivers, despite its longstanding resistance, if a plan by New York City's taxi regulator is implemented.

Illinois bill would ban forcible removal of passengers after UAL incident

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 2:15pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - It would be illegal for Illinois state or local government employees to forcibly remove travelers from flights under a bill introduced by a lawmaker on Monday after a United Airlines passenger was violently dragged from an aircraft last week.

Military helicopter crashes in Maryland, killing one

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 1:52pm
(Reuters) - A military helicopter crashed on a Maryland golf course on Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring two, according to a service that monitors emergency broadcasts.

Arkansas prepping for lethal injections despite halt from courts

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:00pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas has not called off its plans to begin an unprecedented series of executions on Monday despite federal and state court rulings that temporarily halted the lethal injections of eight death row inmates.

Cleveland police widen manhunt for Facebook murder suspect

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:57am
(Reuters) - The manhunt for a murder suspect who police said posted a video of himself on Facebook shooting an elderly man in Cleveland on Sunday widened Monday as authorities asked the public for help and pleaded with the suspect to turn himself in.

LGBT advocates seek to label opponents as U.S. hate groups

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:43am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A liberal coalition on Thursday started a campaign to label socially conservative organizations that oppose transgender rights as hate groups, ratcheting up the antagonism between opposing sides on one of America's most contentious debates.

U.S. top court leaves intact ruling against Central America asylum seekers

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 8:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped a turbulent debate over illegal immigration on Monday, turning away an appeal by a group of asylum-seeking Central American women and their children who aimed to clarify the constitutional rights of people who the government has prioritized for deportation.

Gorsuch era on U.S. high court begins with his first three cases

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:07am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, back at full strength after being shorthanded for 14 months, gets down to business on Monday with President Donald Trump's appointee Neil Gorsuch hearing arguments in his first three cases as part of a restored conservative majority.

United Air removes engaged couple traveling to wedding from plane

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 9:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An engaged couple flying on United Airlines from Houston, Texas, to their wedding in Costa Rica were removed by a federal law enforcement officer from the flight on Saturday amid disputed circumstances, according to media reports.

Cleveland police seek man who broadcast killing on Facebook

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 4:51pm
(Reuters) - Cleveland police were searching for a suspect they said broadcast video of himself on Facebook killing a person on Sunday and claiming that he had murdered others.

Massachusetts police arrest suspect in jogger's murder

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 10:56am
(Reuters) - Massachusetts police have arrested a man in connection with the August killing of woman who had been out jogging in the woods, a case that closely resembled a second daylight murder in New York City less than a week earlier.

Nine wounded in shooting at Ohio party hall

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 7:22am
(Reuters) - Nine people were wounded by gunfire on Sunday at an after-hours club in Columbus, Ohio, with injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening, police said.

Three dead in Colorado mountain home in apparent triple homicide

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 12:07am
DENVER (Reuters) - Two men and a woman were found dead from traumatic injuries inside a mountain home in Colorado on Saturday in a suspected triple homicide, police said.