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Texas to execute man convicted of killing two at birthday party

29 min 36 sec ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a man convicted of opening fire at a children's birthday party in 2008, believing a rival gang member was present and fatally shooting a woman and her five-year-old granddaughter in a spray of bullets.

Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial goes to the jury

32 min 14 sec ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania jury of seven men and five women was due to begin deliberations on Wednesday to decide whether to convict comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault, attempting to reach a verdict where a previous jury was hopelessly deadlocked.

Arizona Republican takes early lead in tight race for House seat

3 hours 33 min ago
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Republicans were heading for victory in an Arizona election for a U.S. House of Representatives seat, early results suggested on Tuesday, after a tight race that may still bolster Democratic momentum heading into November’s midterm vote.

Trump's travel ban faces Supreme Court reckoning

5 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the legality of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious actions of his presidency.

Suspect arrested in the shooting of two Dallas police officers: police

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:43pm
(Reuters) - A suspect was arrested on Tuesday after two Dallas police officers were shot and critically wounded at a Home Depot Inc store and a civilian was also shot in the incident, police said.

Republicans hope to avoid another upset loss in Arizona vote for House seat

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:03pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Voters in Arizona went to the polls on Tuesday in a special election to replace a longtime Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives who was forced to resign over a sexual misconduct scandal.

Busloads of migrants from 'caravan' arrive at U.S.-Mexico border

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:16pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Dozens of Central American migrants from about 600 traveling in a "caravan" through Mexico arrived at the border city of Tijuana late on Tuesday despite warnings it would be futile to try to cross to claim asylum in the United States.

Rapper Meek Mill freed from U.S. jail after months-long campaign

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 7:13pm
(Reuters) - Rapper Meek Mill, who had been incarcerated for five months on a probation violation, was released from a Pennsylvania jail on Tuesday, his attorney said, after the state's top court granted him bail, capping a star-laden campaign to have him freed.

White House doctor refuses to pull out as Trump's nominee for veterans job

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 7:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson will push ahead as the nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs department after allegations about his conduct stalled his Senate hearing for the job, a White House official said on Tuesday.

Two police officers, civilian shot in Dallas: police

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 6:06pm
(Reuters) - Two Dallas police officers were shot and critically wounded on Tuesday at a Home Depot Inc store and a civilian was also shot in the incident, Dallas police said on Twitter.

Cosby prosecutors say his 'time to escape justice is over'

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:57pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Evidence of being a serial rapist finally caught up with Bill Cosby after decades of assaulting women and hiding behind his kindly television persona, prosecutors told a Pennsylvania jury on Tuesday in closing arguments of his sexual assault trial.

Two Dallas police officers, civilian shot at Home Depot: police

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:45pm
(Reuters) - Two Dallas police officers were shot and critically wounded on Tuesday at a Home Depot Inc store in the Texas city and a civilian was also shot in the incident, Dallas police said on Twitter.

White House doctor Jackson to fight for VA job: White House official

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson will not withdraw as the nominee to head the Veterans Affairs department and will fight allegations about his conduct that surfaced ahead of a Senate confirmation hearing, a White House official said on Tuesday.

U.S. environment agency proposes limits to science used in rulemaking

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule on Tuesday that would limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, an apparent concession to big business that has long requested such restrictions.

James Comey's tell-all book sells 600,000 copies in first week

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:41pm
(Reuters) - Fired FBI director James Comey's memoir that details his private meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump sold some 600,000 copies in all formats in its first week, its publisher said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of best-selling political books.

Judge revokes bond for Nashville shooting suspect after public outcry

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:20pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A Tennessee judge on Tuesday revoked a $2 million bond set for the man accused of opening fire at a Nashville-area Waffle House restaurant, killing four people, while new details emerged of the suspect's struggles with paranoia and delusions.

Cosby lawyers attack accusers' credibility, drawing prosecutor rebuke

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:59pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby on Tuesday attacked the credibility of women who testified against him at his sexual assault trial, drawing a stern rebuke from prosecutors who said such shaming of victims was the reason women do not report sex crimes.

U.S. Supreme Court divided over Texas electoral district fight

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared divided along ideological lines as it heard a bid by Texas to revive Republican-drawn electoral districts thrown out by a lower court for diluting the clout of black and Hispanic voters.

Trump opens door for Jackson to pull out as nominee for veterans job

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday left open the possibility that his doctor, Ronny Jackson, would withdraw as his pick to lead the Veterans Affairs department after allegations stalled his Senate confirmation hearing.

EPA proposes to bar use of confidential data in rulemaking

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule on Tuesday that would stop it from relying on scientific research underpinned by confidential data in its making of regulations.