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Idaho man gets 28 years in beating death of gay man

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:04pm
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - An Idaho man who killed a gay man by kicking him up to 30 times with steel-toed boots was sentenced on Wednesday by a federal judge to 28 years in prison, prosecutors said on Thursday.

How did a copy of U.S. Declaration of Independence get to southern England?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:51am
CHICHESTER, England (Reuters) - British experts will carry out tests to try to determine how a rare copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence found its way to an archive in southern England.

Amtrak to launch repairs at New York's troubled Penn Station

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:34am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Traveling through the nation's busiest transit hub, New York's Pennsylvania Station, will become even more cumbersome as Amtrak takes some tracks out of service for repairs after recent derailments disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of commuters in recent weeks.

Southwest Airlines says to stop overbooking flights

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:34am
(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it would stop overbooking its flights, a decision that comes in the wake of a worldwide backlash against larger rival United Airlines for dragging a passenger out of the plane earlier this month.

Trump's plan to slash business taxes seen as 'guidepost' by congressional Republicans

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets.

Berkeley braces for unrest despite Ann Coulter cancelation

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:14am
BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) - Police at the University of California at Berkeley braced for potential clashes between militant left-wing and right-wing activists on Thursday, despite conservative commentator Ann Coulter dropping plans to address students at the campus.

Asylum-seekers fleeing U.S. may find cold comfort in Canada’s courts

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:09am
TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven.

Arkansas plans fourth execution in about a week

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:03am
(Reuters) - Arkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again.

'Tremendous' Trump impersonator wins contest to host fake news show

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:41am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A professional impressionist from Las Vegas took home first prize in a contest impersonating Donald Trump on Wednesday, earning a role hosting an online fake news comedy show.

United to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier's efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger.

Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:32pm
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say.

Uber driver charged with raping California woman in car

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 8:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Uber driver accused by prosecutors of having sexually assaulted a female passenger after she sought a ride home from a gathering in the upscale seaside city of Newport Beach, California, was charged with rape on Wednesday.

California man charged in Fresno shooting spree that killed three

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:14pm
(Reuters) - A man who goes by the nickname Black Jesus was charged with three counts of murder on Wednesday in connection with a shooting spree targeting white men in downtown Fresno, California, local media reported.

Slain friend of Robert Durst once posed as his missing wife: testimony

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 6:16pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in HBO series "The Jinx," had his close friend Susan Berman make a phone call pretending to be his missing wife, a former acquaintance of Berman testified on Wednesday.

Judge issues injunction in SEC's 'Hamilton' Ponzi case

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction freezing assets belonging to the alleged operators of a Ponzi scheme centered on the resale of tickets to the Broadway blockbuster "Hamilton," concerts by British singer Adele, and other popular shows.

Death penalty phase closes in Pennsylvania trooper sniper case

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:01pm
MILFORD, Pa. (Reuters) - The question of whether Eric Frein should be put to death for murdering a state trooper in a 2014 sniper attack that launched a massive manhunt went to a Pennsylvania jury following closing arguments on Wednesday.

Florida Senate apologizes for abuse, deaths at reform school

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 4:37pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida Senate formally apologized on Wednesday to victims who suffered brutality, sexual abuse and even death after being sent as boys to a reform school with a history of troubles long denied by the state.

Somali pirate sentenced to life over USS Ashland attack: Justice Department

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 4:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 31-year-old Somali man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for engaging in piracy and other offenses in connection with an attack on a U.S. Navy ship seven years ago, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Trump seeks to shrink federal role in education with new order

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 4:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the U.S. government's role in school policy, which supporters cheered as the first step in creating more local control in education and critics worried could lead to lower quality schools in poorer neighborhoods.

Ex-Jefferies Group trader sentenced to two years for fraud

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 3:52pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - A federal judge in Connecticut on Wednesday sentenced a former Jefferies Group bond trader to serve two years in prison and pay a $2 million fine after he was found guilty earlier this year of defrauding customers on bond prices.

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