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Police officer, three others killed in Wisconsin shooting: reports

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 58 min ago
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings that unfolded three small communities in central Wisconsin, local media reported on Wednesday.

State Department misses deadline to manage email records electronically

Political News - 2 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department, which was criticized for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, said on Wednesday it failed to meet an end-of-2016 deadline to manage all its email records electronically.

Soccer: Brazil replace Gabriel Jesus with Firmino for Uruguay clash

Top Sports News - 3 hours 10 min ago
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino will replace Gabriel Jesus in the Brazil team to play Uruguay in Thursday's crunch World Cup qualifier, coach Tite said on Wednesday.

Australian water advocate kicks off 1,000-mile run in Las Vegas

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 55 min ago
(Reuters) - Last time she ran 40 marathons in a row, Mina Guli wore out eight pairs of shoes. Now she is trying it a second time.

Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue

Top U.S. News - 4 hours 19 min ago
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (Reuters) - A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states.

National Football League roundup

Top Sports News - 4 hours 22 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he has heard the average fan's discontent about the pace of the game and intends to do something about it.

Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

Political News - 4 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz.

Ex-Dean Foods chairman's story in Walters trial comes under fire

Top U.S. News - 5 hours 1 min ago
(Reuters) - A lawyer defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges on Wednesday sought to discredit former Dean Foods Chairman Tom Davis, who told jurors he used a special "bat phone" to give Walters confidential tips.

Empty offices, wary lenders: China's faltering bid for AC Milan

Top Sports News - 5 hours 8 min ago
CHANGXING, China/MILAN (Reuters) - The paper trail for an $800 million bid by little-known Chinese investors for AC Milan, the seven-time European soccer champions, leads via Luxembourg, Hong Kong and a network of shell companies to the deserted 11th floor of the World Trade Centre in Changxing, two hours west of Shanghai.

California State University system votes to raise tuition

Top U.S. News - 5 hours 9 min ago
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Trustees for the 23 California State University campuses on Wednesday voted to increase tuition for the nation's largest four-year public university system by 5 percent despite loud protests from students.

Black lawmakers meet with Trump about infrastructure, reducing crime

Political News - 5 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday about infrastructure and reducing urban crime, calling the sit-down a "positive" first step toward finding common ground.

Immigrant whose daughter appealed to pope requests asylum in U.S.

Top U.S. News - 5 hours 30 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Ex-head of Colorado Republicans charged with voter fraud

Political News - 5 hours 41 min ago
DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado talk radio host who once chaired the state Republican Party and has accused Democrats of widespread voter fraud has been charged with forging his ex-wife’s signature on a mail-in ballot in the 2016 election, court records showed on Wednesday.

Soccer: Germany's Podolski crowns farewell with stunning winner over England

Top Sports News - 5 hours 54 min ago
DORTMUND (Reuters) - Germany's Lukas Podolski capped his international swansong with a sensational goal to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly on Wednesday.

U.S., Canada lift global box office as international sales flat

Entertainment News - 6 hours 36 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Worldwide movie ticket sales increased by 1 percent to a record $38.6 billion in 2016 as theaters in the United States and Canada rung up higher sales and overseas returns were flat, according to industry statistics released on Wednesday.

Soccer: Scotland frustrated by Canada in 1-1 friendly draw

Top Sports News - 6 hours 39 min ago
(Reuters) - Scotland were held to a 1-1 home draw against Canada in a friendly on Wednesday as Gordon Strachan's struggling side warmed up for this weekend's World Cup qualifier against Slovenia with another frustrating display.

Security tightened at UK sites in New York after London attack

Top U.S. News - 7 hours 5 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police ramped up security at British sites across the city on Wednesday after an assailant fatally stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament and was then shot and killed by police.

Plan for $7.5 billion Kushner family New York tower faces hurdles: report

Top U.S. News - 7 hours 7 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The family-owned company that until recently was headed by U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law hopes to turn an aging New York office tower into a signature development that could be worth up to $12 billion, a report said on Wednesday.

House Democrat says Republican undermines intel probe

Political News - 7 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee Democrat said on Wednesday he had "grave concerns" about the committee's ability to conduct a credible investigation after its Republican chairman suggested President Donald Trump's communications may have been collected during surveillance.

New British Cycling performance chief pledges swift progress

Top Sports News - 7 hours 24 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - British Cycling's incoming performance director promised rapid action in areas including leadership and governance on Wednesday, but said the body did not require wholesale change.