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New York City says accelerating rollout of police body cameras

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 5:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City said on Tuesday it would equip all police officers on patrol with body cameras by the end of 2018, advancing a program that began last year and drawing criticism from the city's largest police union.

Two men arrested for 2010 Florida museum gold bar heist

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 1:43pm
MIAMI, Fla. (Reuters) - Two men have been arrested on federal theft charges accusing them of stealing a 17th-century gold bar from a Key West, Florida, museum more than seven years after the treasure valued at $550,000 disappeared.

Vape shops sue to block U.S. regulation covering e-cigarettes

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:52pm
(Reuters) - A group of vape shops in five U.S. states on Tuesday announced a trio of lawsuits challenging a rule adopted by the Food and Drug Administration that allows the regulator to treat e-cigarettes and similar devices like cigarettes.

Hawaii employee mistook drill for real missile attack: U.S. agency

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Hawaii employee who issued a false missile warning mistook a test drill for an actual attack, the U.S. Federal Communications said on Tuesday, faulting the state's handling of the issue.

Governor seeks probe of Texas training site in gymnastics scandal

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:37am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott asked the state's top police agency on Tuesday to start an investigation into Karolyi Ranch, a training facility used by USA Gymnastics where young women athletes said they were sexually molested by the team's doctor.

Suspect faces murder charges in killing of Missouri couple, daughter

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:35am
(Reuters) - A suspect in the stabbing and shooting deaths of a young couple and their infant daughter was expected to be arraigned on murder charges in Missouri this week, authorities said on Tuesday.

U.S. agency criticizes Hawaii over missile false alarm

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:28am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday faulted Hawaii's handling of a false alert of a missile attack in January, saying the employee who issued the warning mistook a test drill for an actual attack.

U.S. agency criticizes Hawaii over false missile alert

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:43am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday faulted Hawaii's handling of a false alert of a missile attack in January, saying the employee who issued the warning mistakenly believed an attack was in progress.

As U.S. immigration debate rages, 'Dreamers' await their fate

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:33am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders discuss the fate of some 700,000 immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, the young people whose lives hang in the balance fret about their future.

FCC criticizes Hawaii over faulty missile alert

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday faulted the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency's procedures over a false emergency alert on January 13 of a pending missile attack that prompted widespread panic.

Texas set to execute man for murdering ex-girlfriend while on parole

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 5:01am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans on Tuesday to execute a Dallas man who was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 1999 while he was out on parole after serving prison time for killing his wife in 1986.

CIA director expects Russia will try to target U.S. mid-term elections

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 2:54am
LONDON (Reuters) - CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Russia will target U.S. mid-term elections later this year as part of the Kremlin's attempt to influence domestic politics across the West, and warned the world had to do more to push back against Chinese meddling.

Coal firms plead to courts, Trump for West Coast export terminals

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:09am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The ailing U.S. coal industry is ramping up its political and legal offensive to win approval for West Coast export terminals that could provide a lifeline to lucrative Asia markets.

Trump campaign website offers to flash donors' names during speech

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 9:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign will offer donors a chance to see their name flashed on the livestream of his first State of the Union address, according to a solicitation on his campaign website on Monday.

Cleveland Indians to drop 'Chief Wahoo' logo criticized as racist

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 6:11pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Cleveland Indians will remove the grinning "Chief Wahoo" logo from their uniforms beginning in the 2019 season, the baseball team said on Monday, in a bow to critics who have long assailed the image as a racist Native American caricature.

U.S. to resume refugee admissions from 11 'high-risk' countries

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 5:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will resume admissions for refugees from 11 countries identified as presenting a high security risk, but with extra vetting for these mostly Middle Eastern and African nations, senior U.S. officials said on Monday.

'Jackpotting' hackers steal over $1 million from ATMs across U.S.: Secret Service

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coordinated group of hackers likely tied to international criminal syndicates has pilfered more than $1 million by hijacking ATM machines across the United States and forcing them to spit out bills like slot machines dispensing a jackpot, a senior U.S. Secret Service official said on Monday.

Judge halts Texas law requiring burial or cremation of fetal tissue

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 3:58pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday placed a temporary halt on a Texas law requiring abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetal tissue through burial or cremation, saying the state has not shown how the measure has a public health purpose.

Pentagon reviewing security after fitness apps show locations

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 2:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of security protocols, officials say, after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement at military facilities around the world, including in war zones.

Ex-NY high school librarian gets 15 years in kidnap-murder plot

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York City high school librarian was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday after he was found guilty of conspiring to kidnap, rape and murder women with people he met on internet message boards.