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  • Police say Tulsa shooting suspects confessed: report
    Untitled 2012-04-10 02:32:51 UTC
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Two white men accused of shooting five black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing three of them, have confessed to authorities, media reports said on Monday, citing police and court documents. Jake England, 19, has admit...
  • U.S. tells North Korea not to carry out nuclear test
    Korea_full_380 2012-04-10 01:05:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged North Korea on Monday not conduct a nuclear test or launch a satellite and called on China to exert its influence over its neighbor to try to ward off such "provocative actions." North Korea, which...
  • Oklahoma, weighing "personhood" law, may be next abortion flashpoint
    R 2012-04-10 00:04:44 UTC
    (Reuters) - A proposed law in Oklahoma that would grant embryos full rights as people from the moment of conception may represent the next big challenge to the constitutional right to abortion in the United States. Oklahoma's Personhood Act pas...
  • Is high spending on cancer care 'worth it'?
    Cost 2012-04-09 20:08:13 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the United States spending more on healthcare than any other country — $2.5 trillion, or just over $8,000 per capita, in 2009 — the question has long been, is it worth it? At least for spending on cancer, a controversial ...
  • Media groups file challenge to keep Guantanamo court open
    Dsc_02851 2012-04-09 19:42:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several U.S. news organizations have asked a judge in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals to keep the court open to the media this week if an alleged al Qaeda chieftain is allowed to testify about his mistreatment in secret ...
  • Winter snowfall record set in Anchorage
    Screen_shot_2012-04-09_at_12.05.00_am 2012-04-09 07:03:36 UTC
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A storm dumped more than 4 inches of snow on Anchorage over the weekend, bringing the total snowfall for Alaska's largest city to a record 11.2 feet for the year, the National Weather Service said on Sunday. The of...
  • Shares fall on sluggish U.S. jobs, focus on more data
    R 2012-04-09 06:46:27 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Monday as a sharp slowdown in U.S. jobs growth raised concerns about the strength of the world's largest economy, making investors cautious ahead of more U.S. data and earnings as well as figures from China d...
  • New Jersey man survives 4-inch nail in heart
    Image 2012-04-09 04:17:07 UTC
    (Reuters) - A New Jersey man who survived accidentally shooting a 4-inch (10-cm) nail into his heart while trying to clear a jammed nail gun said on Friday he feels like he won the lottery. Dennis Hennis, 52, who was revived from cardiac arrest...
  • Former FBI director James Comey's full statement
    Read_comey%e2%80%99s_full_statement_here 2017-06-07 22:33:12 UTC
    <h2>Read Comey’s full statement here:</h2><blockquote><i>Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with Pr...
  • U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during operations against ISIS
    U.s._soldier_killed_in_afghanistan_during_operations_against_isis 2017-04-08 19:11:34 UTC
    A U.S. soldier was killed while conducting operations against ISIS in Afghanistan late on Saturday, a U.S. military spokesman said in a message posted on Twitter. "The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar ...
  • Roger Ailes, founder of the right wing TV channel Fox "News" dead
    Germany_may_sue_the_u.s._with_international_trade_rules 2017-05-18 17:11:31 UTC
    NEW YORK — Roger Ailes, founder and former chief executive of Fox "News", a right-wing nationalist political TV channel in US, that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age 77. Ailes' widow, Elizabeth Ailes, announced his de...
  • California: Earthquake Rattles East Bay
    California_earthquake_rattles_east_bay 2017-06-21 21:59:06 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>earthquake, earthquakes today, earthquake today, earthquake bay area, usgs earthquake map, usgs</h3><hr> <strong>Bay Area</strong> — Dozens of residents of El Cerrito, Berkeley, Albany, El Sobrante, Richmond reported feeling the...
  • Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC
    Us_gen._votel_says_iran_is_the_greatest_danger_to_peace 2012-04-08 07:20:33 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network'...
  • French election 2017 LIVE updates:
    L-r-_washington_state_attorney_general_bob_ferguson 2017-04-23 06:18:05 UTC
    PARIS — France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment. Nearly 47 million voters wi...
  • Gallup/USA Poll: Whites Overwhelmingly Believe Zimmerman is Innocent
    Republican_nunes_claims_there_was_%22wiretapping%22_of_trump 2012-04-07 08:12:08 UTC
    The death of Trayvon Martin has sparked a fury in most corners of Black America and each detail is read eagerly by many people who are fiercely advocating for George Zimmerman, 28, the White-Hispanic neighborhood watchman who shot him in the chest...
  • White House, Pentagon Discussing Military Options Against Assad
    White_house__pentagon_discussing_military_options_against_assad 2017-04-06 22:24:10 UTC
    By Phil Stewart | WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and the White House are in detailed discussions on military options to respond to a poison gas attack in Syria that killed scores of civilians, and which Washington has blamed on the Syrian governmen...
  • Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, dead at 81
    Hollywood_cinematographer_michael_ballhaus__dead_at_81 2017-04-13 06:42:53 UTC
    Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who counted "Goodfellas", "Gangs of New York" and "The Departed" among the blockbuster movies he filmed, died overnight at his home in Berlin, his publisher said on Wednesday. He was 81. In a career t...
  • Boston Red Sox fan gets a little too aggressive taking foul ball from Andrew McCutchen
    Boston_red_sox_take_on_pittsburgh_pirates_on_opening_day_2017_ 2017-04-03 23:06:14 UTC
    As a fan along the wall during a baseball game, it is almost a responsibility to be ready and aggressive when it comes to claiming foul balls up for grabs. After all, you paid a lot for those tickets, and it'd be nice to come away with a free souv...
  • Democrats gather enough votes to block Gorsuch
    More_democrats_oppose_trump's_us_supreme_court_nominee 2017-04-03 20:20:37 UTC
    <h2>Opposing factions</h2> Democrats on Monday amassed enough support to sustain a filibuster to block a U.S. Senate confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but Republicans vowed to change the Senate rul...
  • Heavy rains have closed some of Northern California's Marin County schools
    With_heavy_rain_some_of_the_northern_california's_marin_county_schools_are_closed 2017-02-09 22:32:58 UTC
    Mill Valley - Dozens of schools in flood-prone areas throughout Marin County are closed Thursday in advance of another storm expected to wallop the area, officials said. In all, 40 public schools and 13 private ones were announced as closed just ...
  • Icelandic airliner announced $55 flights from U.S. to Europe
    Icelandic_airliner_announced__55_flights_from_the_u.s._to_europe 2017-06-03 21:28:02 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>'Up in the Air'</h2><h3>WOW Air is launching $55 flights from the U.S. to Europe.</h3> The Icelandic airliner announced it will offer flights between <strong><i>San Francisco</strong></i> and <strong><i>Los Angeles</strong></i> ...
  • North Carolina vs. Oregon 2017: 77 - 76
    Oregon_vs._north_carolina-_game_highlights 2017-04-02 04:54:00 UTC
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Only 40 minutes of action now separate the North Carolina men’s basketball team from what eluded it a year ago: A national championship. All season, these Tar Heels — most of whom were part of last year’s team, the one that lo...
  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    President_barack_obama-1 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchan...
  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorist...
  • EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
    Gunfire_erupted_inside_a_packed_nightclub_in_cincinnati__ohio 2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
    Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday. Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8....