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Florida Senate rejects ban on assault weapons, votes to arm teachers

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 9:42am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.

West Virginia teachers strike to go on over elusive pay deal

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:43am
(Reuters) - West Virginia teachers said their strike would go on at least through Monday, as state lawmakers unraveled the governor's promise of a raise in a late Saturday night legislative session, union officials said.

U.S. Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:53am
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - More than 1.5 million customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States early on Sunday, and communities on the New England coast faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.

Unidentified man shoots, kills self near White House: Secret Service

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 1:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man fatally shot himself in the head along the north fence of the White House on Saturday, the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement.

Unidentified man wounded in shooting near White House

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unidentified adult man was wounded along the north fence line of the White House on Saturday in what District of Columbia police said was being investigated as a self-inflicted shooting.

Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:30am
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - Nearly 2 million customers remained without power along the eastern U.S. seaboard on Saturday as residents braced for more flooding in the wake of a powerful storm that killed at least seven people.

Secret Service responds to shooting near White House

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:28am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Saturday it was responding to a report of a person with a self-inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line of the White House.

Killer storm exits U.S. Northeast, leaving floods, outages

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:34am
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - A powerful storm that killed at least seven people moved away from the northeastern United States on Saturday but will continue to lash the coast with damaging winds, hampering power restoration efforts and causing additional flooding, forecasters said.

Killer storm clears northeast U.S., leaving floods and outages

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 2:20am
BOSTON (Reuters) - A powerful storm that killed at least five people will move away from the northeastern United States on Saturday, leaving a trail of flooded streets, power outages and brutal winds, forecasters said.

Police arrest Michigan college student suspected of killing parents

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:57am
(Reuters) - A student at Central Michigan University suspected of shooting to death his parents inside a campus dormitory during a domestic dispute was arrested on Saturday, the school said, after a daylong manhunt.

Storm lashing U.S. Northeast kills at least five people

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:03pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A powerful storm lashing the northeastern United States on Friday killed at least five people as winds topping 80 miles per hour (129 km per hour) helped flood streets in Boston, ground flights and halt train service across the region.

Police seek Michigan college student suspected of killing parents

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:01pm
(Reuters) - A student at Central Michigan University suspected of shooting to death his parents inside a campus dormitory during a domestic dispute on Friday was still at large, authorities said, and the campus remained largely shut down.

Nine California students hospitalized in possible opioid overdose

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 6:45pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Nine students from the University of California, Santa Barbara suffered an apparent mass overdose of prescription opioids at a party and were taken to a local hospital, police said on Friday.

High winds, flooding lash U.S. Northeast, one person killed

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 6:39pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A storm with winds topping 80 miles per hour (129 km per hour) lashed the U.S. East Coast from Maine to Virginia on Friday as it flooded streets in Boston, grounded flights, halted trains and claimed at least one life.

Man suspected of shooting parents at Michigan university: police

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 6:24pm
(Reuters) - A gunman suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory during a domestic dispute on Friday was still at large, authorities said.

Michigan shooting suspect at large after two killed at university

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 5:03pm
(Reuters) - A gunman suspected of killing two people in Central Michigan University dormitory during a domestic dispute on Friday was still at large, authorities said.

Canine war heroes mistreated by U.S. Army: Pentagon report

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:38pm
(Reuters) - They made up a corps of bomb-sniffing dogs that accompanied brigade combat teams on potentially lethal missions, sniffing out roadside bombs in Afghanistan and saving human lives.

Trump nominates Dow Chemicals lawyer to oversee EPA toxic waste program

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday nominated a Dow Chemicals lawyer to head-up an Environmental Protection Agency unit that oversees hazardous waste disposal and chemical spills from toxic "Superfund" sites.

Star gymnast sues U.S. Olympic Committee over Nassar sex abuse

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:52pm
(Reuters) - U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman has sued the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics over decades of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, saying they put "money and medals" before the safety of athletes.

U.S. gun-control group pledges $2.5 million for marches to end school shootings

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:47pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety said on Friday it will donate up to $2.5 million to support marches around the United States on March 24, the date of a planned March For Our Lives in Washington to demand an end to school shootings.

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