By Richard Valdmanis

Activist Steyer expands agenda in bid to defeat 'dangerous' Trump

By Richard Valdmanis PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer is expanding his political agenda beyond climate change to embrace issues ranging from immigration to income inequality, which he expects will be critical to...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 8:09 PM

Activist Steyer expands agenda in bid to defeat 'dangerous' Trump

By Richard Valdmanis PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer is expanding his political agenda beyond climate change to embrace issues ranging from immigration to income inequality, which he expects will be critical to mustering...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 5:00 PM

Two U.S. men charged with beheading plot to help Islamic State

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors charged two U.S. men on Friday for plotting to help the Islamic State militant group by beheading Americans, after an investigation that led law enforcement officers to shoot a suspect dead last week in Boston...

Friday, June 12, 2015, 11:11 PM

Boston bomber volunteered as family fell apart, jurors told

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers seeking to spare convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty called witnesses on Wednesday who described his volunteer work with disabled children, his respect for his older brother, and his father's...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:08 AM

Boston bomber's lawyers focus on brother's obsession with Islam

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - The older brother of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev changed from a roisterous boxer known for flashy outfits into someone with a bushy beard and drab clothes and obsessed by Islam, following a trip to Russia in 2012, witnesses...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:09 PM

Obama praises Ted Kennedy at opening of Senate replica in Boston

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama praised the late Edward Kennedy on Monday at the opening of a Senate chamber replica built in his honor, calling the former Democratic Senator for Massachusetts an inspired leader who bridged the bipartisan...

Monday, March 30, 2015, 4:34 PM

Boston bomb suspect influenced by Al Qaeda: expert witness

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was heavily influenced by al Qaeda literature and lectures, some of which was found on his laptop, a counterterrorism expert testified at his trial on Monday. The...

Monday, March 23, 2015, 7:44 PM

Jury in Boston Marathon bomb trial sees blood-stained note

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial on Tuesday of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got to see the blood-stained message that prosecutors say he wrote on the inside of a boat he was hiding in before his violent capture,...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 4:33 PM

Death by chocolate: a problem for bears in New Hampshire

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the woods after four of the wild animals were found dead at a trapping site from an overdose of...

Friday, January 23, 2015, 1:27 AM