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Aug 20, 2019

Louisiana university gun scare linked to apparent mistaken identity
A gun scare that jolted Louisiana State University's Baton Rouge campus on Tuesday apparently stemmed from an off-duty policeman in plain clothes seen walking around with a pistol on his belt being mistaken for an armed intruder, a school spokesman said.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Protesting U.S. athletes receive 12-months probation
U.S. athletes Race Imboden and Gwen Berry have been placed on probation for 12 months for their political protests at the Pan Am Games, USA Today reported on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Philadelphia police commissioner abruptly resigns
Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned on Tuesday over what the city mayor said was his department's failure to address accusations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination in the ranks.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Trump says White House discussing gun legislation; Democrats say talks low-level
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was in "meaningful" talks with Democrats about gun legislation after the latest mass shootings, but congressional aides downplayed the discussions as low-level and not very productive.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales, and sought to play down market anxieties that the world's top economy could be heading for a recession.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Louisiana State University police give all-clear in gun scare
Police searched the flagship Baton Rouge campus of Louisiana State University on Tuesday in a security scare inadvertently sparked by a plainclothes police officer who, it turned out, was mistaken for an armed intruder, school officials said.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Trump, advisers looking at ways to boost U.S. economy as markets fear recession
Even as they reject talk of a looming recession, President Donald Trump and his advisers are examining ways to provide a boost to the U.S. economy should it be deemed necessary, officials said.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Trump White House seeks to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy: sources
President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Trump says White House talking to Democrats on gun legislation
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was in meaningful talks with Democrats on gun legislation after the latest mass shootings to rock the United States, but congressional aides downplayed the discussions as low-level and not very productive.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Louisiana State University police investigate report of armed intruder
Louisiana State University police in Baton Rouge were dispatched on Tuesday to the scene of an unconfirmed report of an "armed intruder" on campus, LSU's police department posted on Twitter.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Trump looking at possible U.S. payroll, capital gains tax cuts
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his administration was looking to cut U.S. taxes on wages and on profits from selling assets such as stocks, but that he was not talking about doing anything imminently.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Florida trucker arrested, charged with plotting church shooting
U.S. federal authorities said they have arrested a Florida truck driver who "was thinking about shooting up a church" in Memphis this week, making him at least the fourth person this month charged with plotting a mass shooting.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Trump White House tries to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy: sources
President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Teva launches generic version of EpiPen for young children
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Tuesday made its generic version of Mylan's EpiPen for young children available in most retail pharmacies at $300 for a 2-pack.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Exclusive: Trump administration tries to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy - sources
President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Drugmakers Endo, Allergan agree to $15 million in settlements in major opioid case
Endo International Plc and Allergan Plc have agreed to pay $15 million to avoid going to trial in October in a landmark case by two Ohio counties accusing various drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Exclusive: Trump orders cabinet to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy - sources
President Donald Trump ordered cabinet members on Monday to stem the tide of rising anger in Iowa and other Farm Belt states over his administration's decision to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

New York City can limit art vendors in popular parks: appeals court
New York City rules limiting the number of art and book vendors in four popular Manhattan parks are constitutional, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, overturning an injunction against the rules.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

New Jersey man charged with hoarding weapons and racist propaganda due in court
A New Jersey man charged with possessing an arsenal of weapons as well as methamphetamine and racist propaganda is due to appear in federal court on Tuesday, U.S. prosecutors said.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

White House spokesman: No payroll tax considered at this time - Fox
The Trump administration is not considering a temporary payroll tax cut at this time, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Florida trucker arrested, charged with plotting church shooting: prosecutors
Federal authorities said they have arrested a Florida truck driver who "was thinking about shooting up a church" in Memphis this week, making him at least the fourth person this month charged with plotting a mass shooting.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Democrat Warren wants to repeal 1994 crime bill, end cash bail
U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes to federal and state criminal justice systems, including ending cash bail requirements and doing away with a crime bill that rival Joe Biden helped make law.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Drugmaker Endo to pay $10 million to settle opioid case ahead of trial
Endo International Plc on Tuesday said it had agreed to pay $10 million to avoid going to trial in October in a landmark case by two Ohio counties accusing various drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

U.S. Steel plans to lay off hundreds of workers in Michigan
United States Steel Corp will temporarily lay off hundreds of workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with the State of Michigan.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Drugmaker Endo to pay $10 million to settle opioid lawsuit
Endo International Plc on Tuesday said it had agreed to pay $10 million to avoid going to trial in October in a landmark case by two Ohio counties accusing various drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Three more women sue Epstein's estate over alleged abuse
Three more women on Tuesday sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, saying they were recruited to provide massages for the financier and then sexually abused.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Teva to launch generic version of EpiPen for young children
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Tuesday its generic version of Mylan's EpiPen for young children will be available in most retail pharmacies at a price of $300 for a 2-pack.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

California tightens restrictions on police use of lethal force
California police officers will be allowed to use lethal force only when "necessary" in response to a threat, instead of the existing standard of "reasonable", under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.

Reuters US News
Aug 20, 2019

Planned Parenthood opts out of U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals
Planned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Alaska governor reverses course on controversial budget cuts
Alaska's governor signed a budget bill on Monday rolling back most of the deep, highly controversial spending cuts he imposed weeks ago on the University of Alaska but rebuffed a renewed bid by lawmakers to restore funding he slashed from health programs.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Arizona man gets life sentence for killing, burying couple
An Arizona man was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for killing a couple and burying them in his backyard in a 6-foot-deep grave he dug with a borrowed backhoe, his lawyer said.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

New York officer fired, but tensions still high where Eric Garner died
Hassan Johnson was getting his head shaved on Monday at the same barber shop Eric Garner used to visit.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Late-season fires flare up in drought-stricken parts of Alaska
Late-season wildfires during one of the driest summers on record in Anchorage have destroyed homes, forced evacuations, closed roads and schools and poured sometimes-dangerous levels of smoke into the state's most populous region.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

U.S. attorney general shakes up prison bureau after Epstein death
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City jail.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Avenatti says he did nothing wrongful in Nike extortion case
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer and critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Monday said he did nothing "wrongful" in dealing with Nike Inc, and asked a federal judge to dismiss the criminal extortion case against him.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Ohio man, one of three alleged thwarted mass shooters, denies charges in court
An alleged self-described white nationalist, one of three men in the United States accused of planning mass shootings in a week, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he threatened to attack a Jewish community center, the court clerk said.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Democratic hopeful Warren apologizes for Native American ancestry claims
U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized again for her claims in the 1980s that she is Native American, speaking to a crowd of tribal leaders in Iowa.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Planned Parenthood turns down U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals
Planned Parenthood said on Monday it would no longer accept grants from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

U.S. tests first ground-launched cruise missile after INF treaty exit
The Pentagon said on Monday it tested a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile with a range of more than 500 km (310 miles), the first such test since the United States pulled out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

New York police fire officer who placed Eric Garner in deadly chokehold
The New York Police Department on Monday fired the white officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner while trying to arrest him in 2014, an incident that helped fuel the "Black Lives Matter" movement in response to police use of force.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Plans detailed for first U.S. mission to land on moon since Apollo
The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be a robotic moon lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters on Monday.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Factbox: U.S. police officers who kill unarmed black men often avoid criminal liability
New York City police fired a white police officer on Monday over the July 17, 2014, killing of a black man with a prohibited chokehold.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

U.S. attorney general shakes up prisons bureau after Epstein death
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday announced a new leadership team at the federal Bureau of Prisons in a shakeup of the agency in the wake of financier Jeffrey Epstein's suicide inside a federal jail in Manhattan.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Ohio man, one of three alleged thwarted mass shooters, faces charges in court
An alleged self-described white nationalist is set to appear in an Ohio court on Monday to answer charges that he threatened to attack a Jewish community center, one of three men in the United States accused of planning mass shootings in the past week.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

White New York police officer fired for deadly chokehold of Eric Garner
The New York Police Department on Monday fired the white officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner, an African American, while trying to arrest him in 2014 as Garner repeatedly said "I can't breathe."

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

New York police officer fired for deadly 2014 chokehold on Eric Garner
The white New York Police Department officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner while trying to arrest him in 2014, giving rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, was fired on Monday, Commissioner James O'Neill said.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

After INF treaty exit, U.S. tests ground-launched cruise missile
The Pentagon said on Monday that it had tested a conventionally-configured ground-launched cruise missile that hit its target after more than 500 km (310 miles) of flight, the first such test since the United States pulled out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

U.S. records 21 new measles cases as of last week
The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

U.S. recorded 21 new cases of measles last week
The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, a 1.8% increase, taking the total cases for the year to 1,203 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

For Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020: Reuters/Ipsos poll
U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump's brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election campaign.

Reuters US News
Aug 19, 2019

Explainer: How Reuters/Ipsos measured the shift in the way Americans see race
Americans have spent the past three years debating what impact President Donald Trump's racially charged remarks have had on society.

Reuters US News
Aug 18, 2019

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's first woman governor, dies, led state through hurricanes
Trailblazing former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, whose tenure was dominated by the trauma of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, has died from complications of cancer, the state's current governor said on Sunday. She was 76.

Reuters US News
Aug 18, 2019

CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a "cluster" of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states.

Reuters US News
Aug 18, 2019

Trump affirms that Mike Pence will be 2020 running mate
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020.

Reuters US News
Aug 18, 2019

CDC investigates lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a "cluster" of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states.

Reuters US News
Aug 18, 2019

Ohio man charged with threatening Jewish community center
An Ohio man who authorities said is a self-described white nationalist is in custody on charges that he threatened to attack a local Jewish community center.

Reuters US News
Aug 17, 2019

Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland
Police in Portland, Oregon arrested at least 13 people on Saturday as a right-wing group marched to a downtown waterfront park and anti-fascist counterprotesters scuffled with officers who tried to keep the two sides apart.

Reuters US News
Aug 17, 2019

Official autopsy concludes Epstein's death was suicide by hanging
New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Reuters US News
Aug 17, 2019

Suspect in New York City subway scare apprehended by police
A man blamed by New York City police for leaving two kitchen appliances resembling pressure cookers in a subway station, causing chaos for commuters during Friday morning's rush hour, has been apprehended, authorities said on Saturday.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before Congress
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was "happy" to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Computers coming back online after Customs outage at U.S. airports
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said its computers were coming back online and travelers were being processed after a nationwide computer outage earlier on Friday at U.S. airports.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Official autopsy concludes Epstein death's was suicide by hanging
New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Thousands of travelers delayed at U.S. airports by computer outage
Thousands of travelers at U.S. airports faced delays late on Friday because of an nationwide outage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems, officials said.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Thousands of U.S. travelers delayed by Border Protection computer outage
Thousands of travelers at U.S. airports faced delays late on Friday because of an outage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems, officials said.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Autopsy finds Epstein death was suicide by hanging: medical examiner
An autopsy has concluded that financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, hanged himself, a spokeswoman for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will serve as headquarters for the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA 'screwed us' with biofuel waivers
Iowa's Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has "screwed" the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum refineries, effectively exempting them from an obligation to use more ethanol in their products.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax dispute
Amazon.com Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

U.S. judge urges VW, SEC to resolve civil Dieselgate suit
A federal judge in California on Friday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Volkswagen AG to resolve a civil suit stemming from its Dieselgate emissions scandal.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Man insulted at New Hampshire rally by Trump because of weight says 'I love the guy'
President Donald Trump called a man overweight who he thought was a protester at his rally in New Hampshire, only to learn later he had ridiculed a supporter.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Latino celebrities in U.S. issue plea to 'speak out loudly against hate'
Actresses Eva Longoria, America Ferrara and more than 200 other Latino artists and civil rights leaders on Friday penned a letter of support to the Latino community in the United States after a mass shooting in Texas and immigration raids in Mississippi.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

New Jersey man insulted at rally by Trump because of weight says 'I love the guy'
President Donald Trump called a man overweight who he thought was a protester at his rally in New Hampshire, only to learn later he had ridiculed a supporter.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Kitchen devices resembling bombs cause havoc for New York commuters
Kitchen appliances resembling pressure cookers were left in two Manhattan locations on Friday, disrupting automobile and subway travel during the morning rush hour before police deemed them harmless and began investigating the possibility of a hoax.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Two women sue Jeffrey Epstein's estate for $100 million over alleged sex abuse
Two women who said they were recruited 15 years ago to provide massages to Jeffrey Epstein, only to be later sexually molested by him at his Manhattan mansion, have filed a $100 million lawsuit against the financier's estate.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Texas power prices nearly triple to record high as heat bakes state
Spot power prices in Texas almost tripled to a record high for Friday as the state's grid operator took emergency measures for a second time this week to keep the lights on as consumers cranked up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Democrat Elizabeth Warren floats plan to empower Native Americans
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday unveiled her latest policy plan, which aims to empower Native American tribes through land protection and law enforcement reforms and boost financial support for chronically underfunded health and education programs.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Two more women sue Jeffrey Epstein's estate for $100 million over alleged sex abuse
Two more women who said they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein have filed a $100 million lawsuit against the financier's estate.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Suspicious packages cause havoc for NYC commuters before being deemed harmless
Suspicious packages resembling pressure cookers were left in two Manhattan locations on Friday, disrupting traffic and prompting the evacuation of one of the city's busiest transit hubs during the morning rush hour before police deemed them harmless.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

New York transit hub evacuated after suspicious packages found
New York City authorities evacuated a major transit hub on Friday as police said they were investigating two suspicious packages.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

Democrat O'Rourke proposes domestic terrorism agencies to combat hate, gun massacres
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan on Friday to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem and to create federal domestic terrorism offices, in a bid to combat hate crimes and gun violence in the United States.

Reuters US News
Aug 16, 2019

'Hollywood Ripper' found guilty of murdering two women, including Ashton Kutcher's date
A jury found a man nicknamed the "Hollywood Ripper" guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including actor Ashton Kutcher's date, and attempting to murder a third victim during a seven-year span.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Tennessee executes man convicted of killing teenage girl, her mother in 1986
A man convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl and stabbing her and her mother to death in their home with a coworker more than 30 years ago was executed in Tennessee on Thursday, officials said.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Dayton gunman had cocaine, Xanax, alcohol in his system during attack
The gunman who killed nine people outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, had cocaine, Xanax and alcohol in his system at the time of the shooting rampage, the county coroner said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Body camera video shows Colorado police fatally shooting suspect in back
Body camera footage from two Colorado policemen who shot and killed a black man earlier this month shows the 19-year-old was shot multiple times in the back as he fled officers about to question him about an armed robbery.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

'Creating Woodstock': how festival came together, and almost fell apart
Mick Richards was among the 450,000 people at Woodstock in 1969, but he did not think much about his "uneventful" 24 hours there until years later, when his teenage son started asking about the festival.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill, calls for more mental institutions
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he told reporters that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United States should build more mental institutions.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

NASA picks Alabama site as HQ for human moon lander program: sources
The head of NASA is set to announce plans on Friday to name the U.S. space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its human lunar lander program, signaling progress in its drive to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, three people familiar with the plan said.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' hit with $395,000 fine over emergency tones in skit
Simulated wireless alert tones used in a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" skit making fun of a presidential alert test have cost Walt Disney Co's ABC $395,000 in civil fines with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

'Hollywood Ripper' found guilty of murdering 2 women, including Ashton Kutcher's date
A jury found a man nicknamed the "Hollywood Ripper" guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including a date of actor Ashton Kutcher, and attempting to murder a third victim during a seven-year span.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Man found guilty of murdering two women, including Ashton Kutcher's date
A jury found a man nicknamed the "Hollywood Ripper" guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including a date of actor Ashton Kutcher, and attempting to murder a third victim.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Students caught in visa sting at fake university may sue U.S., court rules
A federal appeals court said foreign-born students may sue the U.S. government over claims it wrongfully canceled their visas, following a sting where it set up a fake university to entrap corrupt visa brokers.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful O'Rourke back on campaign trail; Hickenlooper drops out
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said on Thursday he was resuming his campaign with a new sense of focus after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, while rival John Hickenlooper ended his bid to take on President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

U.S. federal death row inmate challenges January execution
Lawyers for one of five federal prisoners scheduled by President Donald Trump's administration for execution have launched a two-pronged legal effort to prevent the government from carrying out the lethal injection slated for January.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

FCC fines ABC $395,000 over 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' emergency alert tones
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said Walt Disney Co's ABC unit has agreed to pay a $395,000 civil penalty after an October 2018 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" used a simulated wireless alert tone.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Factbox: Two Republicans, 23 Democrats vie for presidential nomination
The largest Democratic field in the modern U.S. political era is competing for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, although another Democrat dropped out of the race on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Students ensnared in visa sting at fake N.J. university may sue U.S.: appeals court
A federal appeals court said foreign-born students may sue the U.S. government over claims it wrongfully canceled their visas, following a sting where it set up a fake university to entrap corrupt visa brokers.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein autopsy report shows broken neck: sources
An autopsy of the financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, found his neck had been broken in several places, according to two law enforcement sources.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Democratic former Colorado Governor Hickenlooper drops 2020 White House bid
Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper dropped his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination less than six months after trying to position himself as a centrist among a crowded field seeking to challenge Republican President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Democrat O'Rourke to visit immigrant communities as he returns to White House campaign
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who has been in his home city of El Paso, Texas, since an Aug. 3 gun massacre there left 22 dead, said on Thursday he will resume his campaign by visiting U.S. immigrant communities he said have been demonized by Republican President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Aug 15, 2019

Trump rule targeting poor immigrants could harm children, health: advocates
A Trump administration plan to cut legal immigration by poor people will likely result in sicker children, more communicable diseases and greater homelessness in the United States, according to immigrant advocates and the federal government's own analysis.

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