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Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets

24 min 18 sec ago
(Reuters) - A hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people told a U.S. television talk show on Wednesday that he heard drilling before the shooter began spraying a hallway with hundreds of rapid-fire rounds.

Ford to recall about 1.3 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

1 hour 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

Three dead in shooting at Maryland workplace: sheriff

1 hour 3 min ago
(Reuters) - Three people were killed and two wounded on Wednesday in a shooting at an Edgewood, Maryland, stone countertop company, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said.

Bus failed to stop at red light in deadly NYC crash in Sept.: NTSB

1 hour 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday a tour bus involved in a deadly New York crash in September in New York ran a red light when it struck a municipal city bus.

Second federal judge blocks Trump's curbs on travel to U.S

2 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second U.S. federal judge has blocked parts of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on people entering the United States from eight countries, dealing another legal blow to the administration's third bid to impose travel restrictions.

Texas house fire kills mother, five children in 'horrific scene'

2 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - Five children and their mother were killed early on Wednesday when fire engulfed their Texas home about 100 miles east northeast of Houston, Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis told KFDM TV news.

Trump slams NFL for not making players stand for anthem

3 hours 3 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the National Football League on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem, firing back after league officials meeting in New York chose instead to effectively back players' right to political activism.

Ford to recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America

3 hours 42 min ago
The No.2 U.S. automaker said the safety recall is due to frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing.

Second federal judge blocks Trump's curbs on U.S. visitors

3 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second U.S. federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's latest effort to restrict citizens from eight countries from entering the United States, dealing another legal blow to the administration's third bid to impose travel restrictions.

Trump chides NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

5 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for not forcing its players to stand during pre-game renditions of the U.S. national anthem, furthering his feud with the nation's most popular sports league.

Texas to execute 'tourniquet killer' for serial rape and murder

6 hours 46 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a man convicted of raping and murdering five children and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims.

Judge to rule on ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's bid for new trial

6 hours 51 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge is due to rule on Wednesday whether former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky will receive a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support

11 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president indicated his support for the plan.

Kentucky city removes two Confederate statues

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:45pm
(Reuters) - Statues of two leaders of the Confederacy will be moved from public places in Lexington, Kentucky, to a cemetery where the men they represent are buried, an action that began quietly on Tuesday in the midst of a national debate about memorials to those who fought for the South in the U.S. Civil War.

Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:28pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims.

NFL policy on anthem kneeling unchanged, despite Trump rebuke

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump's anger at their autumn meeting on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity.

CIA says mistakenly 'shredded' U.S. Senate torture report then did not

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" before suddenly discovering that its copy had not been lost after all, an agency official said on Tuesday.

Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is thought to have been a wealthy man, lawyers said.

Chicago Aviation Dept fires two officers involved in dragging man off flight

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:38pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers for their roles in the forcible removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight in April, an incident that provoked international outrage.

White man charged with hate crime in black Army officer's murder in Maryland

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:23pm
(Reuters) - A white man was indicted on a hate crime charge on Tuesday in the stabbing death of a newly commissioned black U.S. Army officer on the University of Maryland campus in May, a county prosecutor said.