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U.S. students walk out again to protest gun violence

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:23pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Demanding an end to gun violence and tougher restrictions on firearm sales, thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on Friday in hopes of putting pressure on politicians ahead of November's midterm elections.

Southwest giving passengers $5,000 checks on accident flight

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co confirmed Friday it has sent $5,000 checks to passengers aboard a flight that made an emergency landing this week after an engine failed, killing a passenger.

Charges against New York officer urged in 2014 choke hold death: NY Times

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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.

New York banning cars from Central Park starting this summer

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Central Park will kick out cars this summer after more than a century, returning its roads to walkers, runners and cyclists, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.

Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Prosecutors urge charging New York policeman in 2014 choke hold death: NY Times

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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.

Republican favored in Arizona election, but party takes no chances

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:57am
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Republicans are expected to retain a congressional seat in the conservative suburbs west of Phoenix in a special election on Tuesday, although a late burst of spending showed the party is taking nothing for granted.

Ex-FBI No. 2 alerted then-FBI chief Comey of plans to talk to press: lawyer

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:07am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sent emails to then-Director James Comey alerting him he planned to push back against negative news coverage related to his oversight of probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a lawyer for McCabe said on Friday.

U.S. woman gets life sentence for Canada mall shooting plot

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:00am
TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S. woman has been sentenced to life in a Canadian prison for her role in an aborted Valentine's Day mass shooting at a shopping mall in 2015, local media reported on Friday.

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign for allegedly disrupting 2016 election

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:27am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party filed suit against Russia, President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, a court filing showed.

Students walk out of class to demand tighter U.S. gun laws

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:54am
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

Students to walk out across United States in call for gun reform

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:53am
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School on Friday by walking out of classes, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

Students to walk out across the United States in call for gun reforms

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:14am
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School by walking out of classes on Friday, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:25am
AMARILLO, Texas (Reuters) - In a sprawling plant near Amarillo, Texas, rows of workers perform by hand one of the most dangerous jobs in American industry. Contract workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pantex facility gingerly remove the plutonium cores from retired nuclear warheads.

Students to walkout across the United States in call for gun reforms

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:16am
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School by walking out of classes on Friday, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

Three defense witnesses to testify in Cosby sex assault retrial

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:34am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Three witnesses are expected to testify on Friday for the defense in the trial against comedian Bill Cosby, who is accused of drugging and sexual assaulting a former friend more than a decade ago.

California does 'poor job' in assisting homeless: state auditor

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:12am
(Reuters) - California does a poor job helping homeless people who live in cars, abandoned buildings and on the street find shelter and must do more to address the problem in their state that leads the nation in homelessness, the state's auditor said on Thursday.

Some 50 members of migrant caravan reach Mexico, U.S. border

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:54pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March have reached the U.S. border, having endured the long journey despite threats by President Donald Trump to secure the border with National Guard personnel.

Gun-control activists rally near Columbine High School ahead of walkouts

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:18pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado gun control activists rallied on Thursday near Columbine High School, calling for an end to gun violence one day before the 19th anniversary of the massacre there and a planned nationwide student walkout.

Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:07pm
(Reuters) - Alabama on Thursday executed an 83-year-old man convicted of a deadly 1989 serial bombing spree, making him the oldest known person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment.

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