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Austin Powers movies' Mini-Me, Verne Troyer, dies

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:45:00 -0400

The diminutive actor who starred in the Austin Powers movies' as "Mini Me", Verne Troyer, died Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles. "It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to write that Verne pa....
Syracuse University expels fraternity over 'racist, sexist' video

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:19:37 -0400

The university's chapter of Theta Tau, an engineering fraternity, has been barred immediately from campus, Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a video statement posted to the university website. "The rac....
White Sox struggle in wake of Farquhar brain hemorrhage

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:12:02 -0400

(Reuters) - The Chicago White Sox lost 10-1 to the Houston Astros on Saturday but matters on the field took a backseat to concerns about their reliever Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage ....
Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. should look at its own actions if it wants jailed pastor freed

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:53:09 -0400

President Tayyip Erdogan said the United States should look at its own actions if it wants the return of an American Christian pastor who has been jailed in Turkey for suspected links to a 2016 failed....
Barbara Bush remembered for her dignity and wit at Houston funeral

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:23:30 -0400

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former first lady Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral on Saturday as a formidable but caring figure whose devotion to her family was matched only by her commi....
Trump weighs pardoning late African American boxing champion

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:35:37 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was considering pardoning the late boxing legend Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world who was jailed after having a relations....
Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. should look at its own actions if it wants jailed pastor freed

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:34:47 -0400

President Tayyip Erdogan said the United States should look at its own actions if it wants the return of an American Christian pastor who has been jailed in Turkey for suspected links to a 2016 failed....
Russia says not yet served with U.S. Democrats' lawsuit notice

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:44:53 -0400

Russia has not been officially notified about the U.S. Democratic Party's lawsuit over the results of the 2016 presidential election in the United States, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. The ....
Former U.S. taekwondo star waits a decade for her #MeToo moment

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:17:42 -0400

It has taken a decade, but Mandy Meloon, a two-time taekwondo world champion thrown off the U.S. national team in 2007 after accusing her coach of molesting her at age 16, has won a measure of vindica....
Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:13:41 -0400

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month in connection with an extramarital affair, was charged separately on Friday with felony computer tampering tied ....
Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:11:47 -0400

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An internal CIA review in 2011 cleared U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to head the agency, Gina Haspel, of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes de....
Southwest challenged engine maker over speed of safety checks

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:27:23 -0400

Southwest Airlines Co clashed with engine-maker CFM over the timing and cost of proposed inspections after a 2016 engine accident, months before the explosion this week of a similar engine on a Southw....
Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:17:28 -0400

The new case, referred to prosecutors by Missouri's attorney general, was filed by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, according to her office, which also brought the privacy charge against Greite....
Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:13:24 -0400

The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. pr....
Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:35:59 -0400

A internal CIA review in 2011 cleared U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to head the agency, Gina Haspel, of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes depicting the harsh interrogation of an al Qa....
Trucker in deadly Texas migrant case given life sentences

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:46:07 -0400

The driver of a truck packed with migrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty in October to federal h....
U.S., European regulators mandate checks on some 737 engines

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:43:27 -0400

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - European and U.S. airline regulators on Friday ordered mandatory inspections within 20 days of aircraft engines similar to one involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines acci....
U.S., Europe to order emergency inspections of engines after Southwest crash: sources

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:40:39 -0400

U.S. and European regulators on Friday will announce they are requiring emergency inspections within the next 20 days of fan blades of nearly 700 CFM56-7B engines worldwide after the crash this week o....
U.S. students walk out again to protest gun violence

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:23:45 -0400

By Keith Coffman LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Demanding an end to gun violence and tougher restrictions on firearm sales, thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on....
Trump campaign calls Democratic lawsuit alleging conspiracy 'frivolous'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:35:07 -0400

"This frivolous lawsuit is a last-ditch effort to substantiate the baseless Russian collusion allegations by a nearly-bankrupt Democratic Party still trying to counter the will of the people in the 20....
Southwest giving passengers $5,000 checks on accident flight

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:24:44 -0400

Southwest Airlines Co confirmed Friday it has sent $5,000 checks to passengers aboard a flight that made an emergency landing this week after an engine failed, killing a passenger. The airline confir....
Charges against New York officer urged in 2014 choke hold death: NY Times

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:03:14 -0400

Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a white New York City police officer for putting Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal choke hold during a 2014 arrest, the New York ....
New York banning cars from Central Park starting this summer

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:13:15 -0400

New York City's Central Park will kick out cars this summer after more than a century, returning its roads to walkers, runners and cyclists, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday. It was built for peop....
Judge delays ruling on deposition by Cosby accuser's friend

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:58:13 -0400

The judge in Bill Cosby's sex assault retrial on Friday delayed a decision on whether defense attorneys can introduce testimony from a woman they say could undercut his accuser's claim that she was un....
Republican favored in Arizona election, but party takes no chances

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:57:40 -0400

Republicans are expected to retain a congressional seat in the conservative suburbs west of Phoenix in a special election on Tuesday, although a late burst of spending showed the party is taking nothi....
Ex-FBI No. 2 alerted then-FBI chief Comey of plans to talk to press: lawyer

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:04:39 -0400

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sent emails to then-Director James Comey alerting him he planned to push back against negative news coverage related ....
U.S. woman gets life sentence for Canada mall shooting plot

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:00:53 -0400

A U.S. woman has been sentenced to life in a Canadian prison for her role in an aborted Valentine's Day mass shooting at a shopping mall in 2015, local media reported on Friday. Lindsay Souvannarath,....
America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:20:42 -0400

Contract workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pantex facility gingerly remove the plutonium cores from retired nuclear warheads. In Energy Department facilities around the country, there are 54....
California does 'poor job' in assisting homeless: state auditor

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:12:37 -0400

Lawmakers should require the state's newly formed homeless council to create and implement a statewide plan by next April for addressing homelessness in California, where about a fourth of all homeles....
Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:25:26 -0400

Walter Moody was put to death by lethal injection at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore and gave no final statement, prison officials said. It was the eighth execution this year i....
Gun-control activists rally near Columbine High School ahead of walkouts

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:18:28 -0400

Colorado gun control activists rallied on Thursday near Columbine High School, calling for an end to gun violence one day before the 19th anniversary of the massacre there and a planned nationwide stu....
New York governor presses banks, insurers to weigh risk of NRA ties

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:49:59 -0400

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday ramped up pressure on banks and insurers to revisit whether their ties to the National Rifle Association and other ....
Former New York Mayor Giuliani to join Trump legal team

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:48:34 -0400

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a one-time federal prosecutor, is joining U.S. President Donald Trump's personal legal team, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said in a statement on Thursday. "Rudy is gr....
Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million: attorney

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:47:52 -0400

The settlement ends the long-running false claims suit brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the U.S. government, which had sought $100 million in damages on behalf of the Post Office, ....
Valero's Texas City refinery hit by explosion, fire

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:46:48 -0400

An explosion set off a huge fire at Valero Energy Corp's 225,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Texas City, Texas, refinery on Thursday afternoon but the fire was quickly contained, according the City of Texas ....
Man linked to 9/11 attacks on U.S. captured in Syria: Pentagon

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:42:15 -0400

A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised "violent jihad," was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon said on ....
U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana 'selective' abortion law

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:37:43 -0400

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said the 2016 ban on "selective" abortions imposed an "undue burden" on the ability to have the procedure. It rejected Indiana's suggestion that women....
Supreme Court temporarily halts Alabama execution of 83-year-old inmate

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:51:38 -0400

The execution of Walter Moody had been scheduled for 6 p.m. CDT (2300 GMT) at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. The death warrant expires at midnight (0500 GMT Friday) and state ....
Cosby sex assault retrial to go to jury next week - judge

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:21:18 -0400

Prosecutors wrapped up their sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby on Thursday as experts offered conflicting testimony about the drugs he is accused of giving a then-friend before allegedly....
Judge rejects Missouri governor's bid to dismiss criminal case

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:17:22 -0400

A St. Louis judge on Thursday dealt Missouri Governor Eric Greitens another legal setback in the sex scandal embroiling his office, refusing to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy charge stemming f....
Former New York Mayor Giuliani to join Trump legal team

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:57:44 -0400

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a one-time federal prosecutor, is joining U.S. President Donald Trump's personal legal team, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said in a statement on Thursday. Giuliani wa....
Columbine students register voters ahead of anti-gun walkouts

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:50:03 -0400

Colorado teenagers kicked off a voter registration rally on Thursday, a day ahead of the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, when students nationwide plan to walk out of class i....
Southwest challenged engine maker CFM over proposed FAA inspections

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:33:48 -0400

The documents, which are on a U.S. federal website and were viewed by Reuters, reveal the wrangling over previously proposed safety checks on CFM engines that are now the focus of investigations follo....
Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million: attorney

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:23:28 -0400

The settlement ends the long-running false claims suit brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the U.S. government, which had sought $100 million in damages on behalf of the Post Office, ....
Ex-Liberian warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' gets 30 years in U.S. prison

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:18:27 -0400

Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, who has lived in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, since the late 1990s, was found guilty in October on two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury. Duri....
Black men arrested at Starbucks hope scandal sparks change

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:15:22 -0400

The men, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, sat down with ABC's "Good Morning America" as scrutiny of the popular chain and U.S. police tactics widen. The incident put Starbucks, which prides itself o....
Puerto Rico board approves fiscal plan as governor vows defiance

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:36:35 -0400

Puerto Rico's federal oversight board on Thursday approved a fiscal turnaround plan that includes pension cuts and labor reforms that Governor Ricardo Rossello has vowed to defy, portending the latest....
Wisconsin court allows lawsuit against gun sale website to proceed

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:01:33 -0400

The three-judge panel of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that a federal law that shields website operators from liability for user content did not apply to Armslist LLC, the operator ....
Ex-Venezuelan official pleads guilty in U.S. corruption case

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:22:53 -0400

Cesar Rincon, a former manager at Bariven, the procurement unit of Venezuela's state-owned energy company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) [PDVSA.UL], entered his plea to one count of conspiracy to c....
New York's 'Fearless Girl' to stare down the Stock Exchange

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:52:17 -0400

The bronze statue of a little girl that became a tourism phenomenon by staring down Wall Street's massive "Charging Bull" sculpture is to be moved to a nearby spot where its stern gaze will be on the ....