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California synagogue mourns woman who 'took the bullet' in weekend shooting

By Joseph Ax and Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The woman who was killed in a deadly shooting at a Southern California synagogue will be buried on Monday after being hailed as a hero, as police continue to investigate the motive of the 19-year-old suspect. Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60, had attended...

Monday, April 29, 2019, 11:28 AM

Some 156 people in 10 states infected with E. coli from ground beef: CDC

(Reuters) - A total of 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants since the beginning of March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 12:43 PM

Deadly storm knocks out power in U.S. South, threatens east coast

(Reuters) - Severe storms that killed three people in the U.S. South moved eastward on Friday, causing widespread power outages and threatening tornadoes along the east coast from Pennsylvania to Florida, forecasters said.  The storm took a hard aim at Florida and Georgia on Friday morning,...

Friday, April 19, 2019, 2:52 PM

Rapper Kodak Black arrested in New York on drug, weapons charges

(Reuters) - Rapper Kodak Black was released from custody by the New York State Police on Thursday after being arrested on drug and gun charges while coming across the Canada-U.S. border near Niagara Falls, police said.  Black, 21, was stopped on Wednesday evening by U.S. Customs and Border...

Friday, April 19, 2019, 8:31 AM

Mueller report offers intimate scenes from the Trump White House

(Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report builds upon dozens of interviews, notes and communications to piece together what was happening inside President Donald Trump's White House.  Here are some of those scenes:  'I'M F-CKED'  Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 2:44 PM

Florida judge blocks release of video in Patriots owner prostitution case

(Reuters) - A Florida judge on Wednesday blocked prosecutors from releasing surveillance video from inside the massage parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and dozens of other men have been accused of soliciting prostitution. Prosecutors said earlier in the day in...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:26 PM

Fire devastates Notre-Dame, beloved architectural gem at heart of Paris

(Reuters) - A fast-moving fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday in a massive, roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France.  Flames that began in the early evening burst rapidly through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and...

Monday, April 15, 2019, 1:44 PM

Trump says Boeing should fix, 'rebrand' grounded 737 MAX jet

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Boeing Co to fix and "rebrand" its 737 MAX jetliner following two fatal crashes, as regulators worldwide continue to work with the planemaker to review its grounded best-selling aircraft.  The Federal Aviation Administration has been...

Monday, April 15, 2019, 1:09 PM

Attorney general to release redacted Mueller report on Thursday

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election on Thursday morning, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said on Monday.  Kupec did not provide a precise time, but...

Monday, April 15, 2019, 12:22 PM

Actress Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college admissions case

(Reuters) - Actress Lori Loughlin said on Monday she will plead not guilty to charges that she participated in what prosecutors say was the largest college admissions scandal uncovered in U.S. history.  Loughlin, who starred in the television sitcom, "Full House," and her fashion designer...

Monday, April 15, 2019, 11:44 AM

Measles cases in U.S. surge nearly 20% in early April: CDC

(Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20 percent in the week ended April 11 in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday.  As of April 11, the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Monday, April 15, 2019, 11:29 AM

Michael Avenatti charged in California with U.S. fraud, tax crimes

(Reuters) - Lawyer Michael Avenatti was charged with 36 counts of fraud, tax evasion, identity theft and other financial crimes in an indictment made public by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles on Thursday.  The indictment came about three weeks after Avenatti, best known for representing...

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 12:03 PM

A.G. Barr cites 'spying' on 2016 Trump campaign, says Mueller report due next week

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr sparred with lawmakers on Wednesday over whether "spying" occurred on President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, and said that a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the election will be out...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 1:04 PM

Trump says he will not release his tax returns

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday held steady in his refusal to publicly release his tax returns, despite mounting pressure in Congress that is likely to spur a legal battle for the documents to be disclosed.  Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said Americans...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 11:00 AM

NYC mayor orders mandatory measles vaccinations after Brooklyn outbreak

(Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn on Tuesday in response to a measles outbreak, requiring unvaccinated people living in the affected areas to get the vaccine or face fines.  The city's largest measles outbreak since 1991 has...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 11:32 AM

A.G. Michael Barr to release Mueller report 'within a week'

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers on Tuesday that he intends to release within a week the long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  "Within a week I will be in position to release that report...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 10:47 AM

U.S. 'clamoring for avocados' after Trump threat to shut Mexico border

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to shut the border with Mexico are now affecting what some might argue is the softest spot in bilateral relations - avocados. Fearing that a border lockdown would prevent Mexico from shipping the 80 percent of avocados that the United States...

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 10:04 AM

Judge sets gun, travel limits for Felicity Huffman, other parents in U.S. college scam

(Reuters) A U.S. judge on Wednesday told parents charged in the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, to limit their international travel and remove any guns from their homes as they await trial.  The actresses were among...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:06 PM

Trump weighs in on Smollett case as Chicago demands reimbursement

(Reuters) --U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the Department of Justice would "review" the uproar surrounding actor Jussie Smollett, who was charged with staging a fake hate-crime attack on himself in Chicago before prosecutors abruptly dropped the case this week.  Hours after...

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 11:27 PM

Facebook charged with racial discrimination in targeted housing ads

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) charged Facebook Inc on Thursday with violating the Fair Housing Act, alleging that the company's targeted advertising discriminated on the basis of race and color.  Seeking damages and unspecified appropriate relief for...

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 2:15 PM