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Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

(Reuters) - An 11th child has died in less than four weeks at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, one of 34 young patients with compromised immune systems to have been infected by a viral outbreak, state health officials said on Friday. The child, who died late Thursday, and the...

Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:19 PM

U.S. bishops delay action on clergy abuse at Vatican's request

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will delay action to deal with a crisis involving sexual abuse of minors by clergy until after a global meeting in February at the request of the Vatican, conference president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said on Monday. The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling...

Monday, November 12, 2018, 3:50 PM

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday. As a writer and editor, Lee was key to the...

Monday, November 12, 2018, 2:50 PM

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suffers fall, fractures three ribs

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent liberal who at age 85 is the oldest U.S. Supreme Court justice, was hospitalized on Thursday after fracturing three ribs in a fall the night before at her office at the court, a court spokeswoman said. Ginsburg, appointed in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton as...

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 9:27 AM

Jury selection in accused Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman's trial underway in Brooklyn

The trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges, which is expected to last four months, began Monday with the selection of jurors in Brooklyn federal court. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, prosecutors and defense lawyers on Monday...

Monday, November 5, 2018, 10:06 AM

Pittsburgh buries three more synagogue shooting victims

Pittsburgh began holding three more funerals on Wednesday for Jewish victims of a shooting rampage at a synagogue that has become the focus of a fierce political debate about white nationalism and anti-Semitism ahead of hotly contested U.S. congressional elections next week. Eleven worshipers were...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 1:15 PM

Two more bombs discovered: Booker, Clapper

Updated, 11:21 a.m.: Federal authorizes on Friday arrested a man in connection to several pipe bombs that were sent to high-profile Democrats who have been vocal critics of President Trump. “We can confirm one person is in custody,” Sarah Isgur Flores of the Department of Justice...

Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:34 AM

Two more bombs sent to former US VP Biden, actor De Niro

Authorities discovered another wave of suspicious packages on Thursday targeting high-profile Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump as a manhunt intensified for a serial bomber less than two weeks ahead of elections. None of the nine devices went off, and no injuries were reported, but...

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 9:27 AM

Massachusetts police officer, bystander shot dead with officer's pistol

Officials on Monday prepared to charge a hospitalized Massachusetts man accused of killing a Boston-area police officer and a bystander on Sunday with the officer’s pistol before being shot by police. The 20-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after police in Weymouth, Massachusetts,...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 2:40 PM

Man who plotted Labor Day attack in Philly arrested: FBI

The FBI has arrested a man who it said planned to bomb Fourth of July and Labor Day celebrations in Cleveland and Philadelphia and then stand by and watch “it go off,” federal officials said on Monday.  Demetrius Pitts, 48, of Ohio, who had expressed allegiance to the al Qaeda...

Monday, July 2, 2018, 1:44 PM

East Pittsburgh cop charged with killing unarmed black teen Antwon Rose: prosecutor

An East Pittsburgh police officer has been charged with criminal homicide in last week's shooting death of an unarmed black teenager that sparked a wave of protests, a spokesman for local prosecutors said on Wednesday. Officer Michael Rosfeld, 30, faces a single criminal count for the June 19...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 9:23 AM

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape: Lawyer

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault in the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of accusers emerged last year, his lawyer said. Weinstein, 66, entered his plea in Manhattan Supreme...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 11:15 AM

Black men arrested at Starbucks hope scandal sparks change

A week after their arrests at a Starbucks cafe in Philadelphia sparked protests and calls for boycotts of the coffee chain, the two black men involved broke their silence and said they wanted the incident to change U.S. racial attitudes. The men, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, sat down with ABC...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 4:40 PM

Federal prosecutors urge charging NYPD officer in Eric Garner's death

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 Times reported on Friday, citing unnamed officials. But senior officials in the U.S. Justice...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:11 PM

Several shot at Maryland high school, conditions unclear: Report

Several people were shot at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, local news media reported, and school officials confirmed the campus was on lockdown and the incident had been "contained." Multiple people were shot and their condition was not yet clear, ABC News reported, citing the St....

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10:27 AM

Ex-Cuomo aide Percoco found guilty of taking bribes

A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was found guilty by a Manhattan jury on Tuesday of agreeing to take bribes from executives at two companies seeking to do business with the state government, federal prosecutors said. The verdict against Joseph Percoco is the highest-profile federal corruption...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 3:01 PM

Pilot radioed for help before fatal crash in East River

A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot survived, police said. Moments before it crashed into the frigid waters, the pilot frantically radioed for help, the New York Daily News and other media reported. "...

Monday, March 12, 2018, 11:03 AM

The latest on second East Coast nor'easter in a week

New York and surrounding states were gearing up for a second winter storm within a week on Wednesday, with less wind but more snow predicted this time around as thousands remain without power from the last nor'easter. Between 6 and 12 inches of snow are forecast for New York City and the...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:13 AM

New York state's Utica College on lockdown from 'real, credible threat'

Utica College in upstate New York ordered students to shelter in place on Monday because of a "real, credible threat," the college said on Twitter without giving more details. Armed law enforcement officers were evacuating buildings and taking people on campus to a safe location, the...

Monday, March 5, 2018, 1:21 PM

Former NYC teacher, brother charged with attempted bomb-making

A former New York City high school teacher and his twin brother were arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to build an explosive device after an investigation by the FBI, according to authorities. Christian Toro, the former teacher, and his brother Tyler Toro, both 27, had stockpiled...

Friday, February 16, 2018, 9:11 AM