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Man convicted in 1979 N.Y. missing child case loses bid for new trial

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Thursday rejected a request from a former delicatessen worker to throw out his February conviction for murdering Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy whose disappearance in 1979 became one of the country's most infamous missing child cases.

Suspect charged with second murder in Ohio nightclub shooting

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:24pm
(Reuters) - A grand jury in Ohio indicted a man suspected of opening fire in a crowded Cincinnati nightclub on a second murder charge Thursday after another suspect died this week.

Astronaut John Glenn laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:24am
(Reuters) - John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth who later became the world's oldest astronaut and a longtime U.S. senator, was laid to rest on Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

U.S. appeals court upholds injunction against Ohio lethal injection process

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:13am
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A U.S. Appeals court on Thursday upheld a preliminary injunction against the state of Ohio's lethal injection process for executions.

U.S. cautions Americans ahead of Kenya elections set for August

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Thursday cautioned Americans living in or traveling to Kenya about possible rallies or protests that could turn violent, ahead of general elections slated for Aug. 8.

Aetna will not sell 2018 Obamacare exchange plans in Iowa

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:20am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurer Aetna Inc will not sell Obamacare individual insurance plans in Iowa in 2018 due to financial risk and the uncertain outlook for the online marketplace, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

New Jersey halts payments to Amtrak after train derailments

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 9:46am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered the state to halt all payments to Amtrak and called for an investigation into the company's maintenance of tracks and other equipment after the derailment of an NJ Transit train earlier this week.

Accused New York, New Jersey bomber seeks to move trial to Vermont

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 8:46am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Afghan-born U.S. citizen, charged with setting off bombs last September in New York and New Jersey, is seeking to move his upcoming trial from Manhattan to Vermont, arguing he cannot get a fair trial in the city where he is accused of injuring 30 people.

Century-old posters of U.S. WWI entry are timely in Trump's America

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:15am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fear-mongering can be a thing of beauty.

Forty percent of Americans more cautious with email after election hacking: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Forty percent of Americans say they are more cautious about what they write in emails since last year's cyber attacks against the Democratic Party, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's second murder trial to close

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:08am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Closing arguments are due on Thursday in the double-murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who is charged with gunning down two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012 after a dispute over a spilled drink.

Octogenarian tied to Boston art heist to plead guilty to gun charge

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:07am
(Reuters) - An 81-year-old accused mobster who prosecutors believe knows the whereabouts of paintings stolen in the largest art heist in U.S. history is due in a Connecticut courtroom on Thursday to plead guilty to charges related to an illegal gun sale.

Ten states to feel brunt of proposed border tax: report

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:22am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven U.S. Republican states carried by President Donald Trump would be among the hardest hit if a Republican-backed border adjustment tax became law as part of a broad tax reform, according to a report from conservative groups that oppose the tax.

Mexican drug lord Beltran Leyva sentenced to life in U.S. prison

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 7:18pm
(Reuters) - A former leader of the Beltran Leyva Mexican drug-trafficking cartel that bears his name was sentenced on Wednesday to life in a U.S. prison for participating in an international narcotics trafficking conspiracy, the Justice Department said.

Florida legislature poised to bolster 'Stand Your Ground' law

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 7:11pm
(Reuters) - Florida lawmakers advanced a measure on Wednesday that could make it easier to avoid prosecution in deadly shootings and other use-of-force cases by seeking immunity on self-defense grounds under the state's pioneering "stand your ground" law.