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Hijacker kills New York paramedic under wheels of her ambulance

A paramedic was killed after a man hijacked her ambulance in New York City and reversed over her, city officials said on Friday. Police have arrested a suspect on murder charges.Yadira Arroyo, 44, and her female partner were traveling in their ambulance in the Bronx when a passing motorist alerted...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 9:44am

Boston gay vets group says booted from St. Patrick's Day parade

(Reuters) - A gay veterans' group that marched in the past two editions of Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade said the event's organizers have voted to exclude them from the march, reigniting a fight over cultural inclusion in the annual event. Organizers of...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:23pm

Schwarzenegger quits 'Celebrity Apprentice' over show's Trump ties

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Friday he will not be back for another season of NBC's reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice," blaming U.S. President Donald Trump's ongoing role as executive producer for low ratings...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 3:35pm

Science says: ghosts aren't real

Hey skeptics, you may have a point. Science has finally disputed the existence of ghosts, or human spirits lingering within the universe after the physical body dies.On his BBC Radio 4 program, “The Infinite Monkey Cage,” physicist Brian Cox explained that there is not enough...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:16pm

Caitlyn Jenner to Trump: Transgender bathroom decision 'is a disaster'

Olympic gold medalist and transgender activistCaitlynJennerappealed to President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss transgender rights with her, after the administration revoked landmark guidance to public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice."I have a message for...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:14am

Runaway bull dies after escape from New York City slaughterhouse

By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A runaway bull led New York City police on a wild chase after escaping from a slaughterhouse on Tuesday, but the animal died after being cornered in someone's backyard,...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:01pm

Firebrand Milo quits Breitbart News after child sex remarks

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Provocative far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos resigned on Tuesday as a senior editor of the Breitbart News website after he was vilified and lost a book deal over comments that condoned certain...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:33pm

Trump says U.S. media reports making it hard to strike deal with Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said reports in the U.S. media about his administration's relationship with Russia may make it difficult for him to strike a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin to ease tensions between Washington and Moscow...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:25pm

Trump: Cerberus CEO offered services, hopes he not needed for intel review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he hopes he will not have to bring in an outside adviser to review the structure of U.S. intelligence agencies. "I hope that we'll be able to straighten that out without using anybody else,"...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 1:58pm

Murder conviction ends infamous 1979 missing child case in N.Y.

By Nate Raymond and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City jury on Tuesday found a former delicatessen worker guilty of murdering Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy whose disappearance had been one of the highest-profile unsolved cases in the...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:43pm

LeBeouf's anti-Trump New York exhibit shuttered over safety concerns

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City museum has shut down an exhibit protesting U.S. President Donald Trump co-created by actor Shia LaBeouf, saying the installation titled "HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US" had triggered threats of violence and endangered...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:50pm

Philadelphia prosecutor will not seek reelection after ethics fine

By David Ingram (Reuters) - Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said on Friday he would not run for reelection this year, saying he made "regrettable mistakes" when he accepted gifts that resulted in the city ethics board ordering him to pay a record...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:26pm

US appeals court to rule on Trump travel ban by end of day

A U.S. appeals court said it will rule by the end of business on Thursday regarding President Donald Trump's travel restrictions for people from seven Muslim-majority countries.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing a temporary suspension of Trump's travel ban issued by a federal judge...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 3:45am

At least one dead in car crashes in icy New England

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A man died in Massachusetts on Wednesday while helping his adult son involved in one of scores of accidents around New England caused by an unexpected bout of icy...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:42pm

Clinton, other Democrats rally around silenced U.S. Senator Warren

By Doina Chiacu and Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton and other Democrats on Wednesday flocked to support U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren for voicing criticism of President...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 7:40pm

Obama kiteboards in Caribbean with billionaire Richard Branson

By David Ingram (Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama is trying some new and dangerous water sports that the Hawaii native had to miss out on for safety reasons while serving in the White House. Obama, whose eight years as...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:07pm

British Speaker opposes letting Trump address parliament

By William James and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - The speaker of Britain's lower house of parliament said on Monday he would not support any plans for U.S. President Donald Trump to address...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 10:45pm

Trump aide cites 'massacre' that never occurred to defend immigrant ban

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - A Trump administration aide corrected herself on Friday after being widely criticized for referencing a 2011 "Bowling Green massacre" in Kentucky that never occurred to...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 9:19pm

Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, foresees long North American winter

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog that can supposedly forecast when the North American winter will end, dashed hopes for an early...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:03pm

Senate Democrats delay committee votes on Sessions, Mnuchin, Price

By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday postponed votes on several of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees, citing their responsibility to do a "thorough vetting," while Republicans accused them of...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:42am