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Video of stun gun on Bucks' guard Brown worries Milwaukee mayor

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:29pm
Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett said he is concerned about public backlash that could emerge when a video of police officers tasing Bucks guard Sterling Brown is released to the public this week.

Workers hit McDonald's with new sexual harassment claims

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:42pm
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ten women who work at McDonald's restaurants in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and six other cities have filed sexual harassment complaints in the past few days with the federal government against the company and its franchisees, which they said ignored or retaliated against them for such complaints.

'That must be stopped;' Texas opens talks on safety after shooting

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:34pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Days after 10 people were shot and killed at a Texas high school, Governor Greg Abbott and a group of lawmakers and school superintendents began to wrestle on Tuesday with how to stem school violence in a state with strong support for gun rights.

Businessman who sold diseased human body parts gets nine years in prison

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:55pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit businessman who sold and leased human body parts was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday for selling diseased remains to medical educators.

Trump administration to publish proposed rule changes for gun exports: official

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to publish on Thursday long-delayed proposed rule changes for the export of U.S. firearms, a State Department official said on Tuesday.

Florida police in standoff with active shooter: official

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:47pm
(Reuters) - Police in Panama City, Florida, were engaged in a standoff with an active shooter they believed was barricaded inside an apartment complex at a busy intersection, with multiple shots fired, a city official said.

'That must be stopped;' Texas opens talks on safety after shootings

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:30pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott opened a three-day series of discussions with lawmakers, school superintendents and public safety officials on improving school safety on Tuesday, days after a teenager killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school.

Latest Kansas school funding plan debated in court

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:19pm
(Reuters) - Kansas' latest plan to adequately fund its public schools faced tough scrutiny on Tuesday by state supreme court justices, who heard arguments on whether it meets a state constitutional requirement for adequacy.

Florida police respond to suspected active shooter: official

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:00pm
(Reuters) - Police in Panama City, Florida, said on Tuesday they were responding to a suspected active shooter in an apartment complex.

U.S. safety agency says school districts need better bus driver oversight

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 1:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that two high-profile school bus crashes in 2016 that led to 12 deaths were the result of poor oversight of drivers that should not have been behind the wheel.

Maryland police arrest suspects in police officer's slaying

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:10am
(Reuters) - A Maryland police manhunt ended on Tuesday when officers arrested three male teenagers suspected of playing a role in the killing of a female police officer who responded to a burglary report in a Baltimore suburb, officials said.

Maryland police hunt three suspects in police officer's slaying

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:05am
(Reuters) - A manhunt was under way on Tuesday by heavily armed Maryland police officers with dogs for three people suspected of killing a police officer during a suspected burglary, officials said.

Texas mulls school safety days after mass shooting

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 7:07am
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott is set to begin a three-day series of discussions with educators and law enforcement officials on improving school safety on Tuesday, days after a teenager killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school.

As U.S. shrinks refugee operations, new arrivals in Kansas town lose a lifeline

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:29am
GARDEN CITY, Kansas (Reuters) - In his first whirlwind weeks in the United States, Wimber Htoo, 23, racked up a list of accomplishments. He learned to use the bus, applied for a social security card and obtained a state ID, all new experiences for Htoo, a member of the Karen minority who fled Myanmar as a teenager for a refugee camp in Thailand.

Gender, guns, partisan infighting define state nominating contests

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:11am
(Reuters) - Voters in several states are casting ballots on Tuesday for candidates who could make U.S. political history.

Texas leaders want more screening and more guns to prevent more shootings

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 5:03am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas political leaders are considering installing airport-style security at public schools and screening students for mental health issues as alternatives to gun control to thwart a repeat of last week's deadly shooting at a Houston-area high school.

Lava creeps onto geothermal plant site on Hawaii's Big Island

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:06am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept onto a geothermal power plant site on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

Lava creeps to edge of geothermal plant on Hawaii's Big Island

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:13pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept to the edge of a geothermal power plant on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

Hawaii volcano eruption driving away millions in tourism dollars

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 8:24pm
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Reuters) - Cruise ships have canceled stops on Hawaii's Big Island. Hotel rooms will sit vacant this summer despite price cuts.

Prodded by Trump, FBI to look into complaint about its 2016 tactics

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 6:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department agreed on Monday to investigate "any irregularities" in FBI tactics related to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign after Trump questioned whether an FBI informant had been planted into his political organization.

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