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Supreme Court temporarily halts Alabama execution of 83-year-old inmate

2 hours 5 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court issued a temporary halt on Thursday to Alabama's planned execution of an 83-year-old convicted pipe-bomb killer, minutes before he was set to become the oldest person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment.

Cosby sex assault retrial to go to jury next week - judge

2 hours 5 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Prosecutors wrapped up their sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby on Thursday as experts offered conflicting testimony about the drugs he is accused of giving a then-friend before allegedly raping her.

Ex-Liberian warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' gets 30 years in U.S. prison

3 hours 8 min ago
(Reuters) - A former Liberian warlord known as "Jungle Jabbah" was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for gaining U.S. asylum by lying about his role in the civil war in his homeland and atrocities he committed, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.

Black men arrested at Starbucks hope scandal sparks change

3 hours 11 min ago
(Reuters) - A week after their arrests at a Starbucks Corp cafe in Philadelphia sparked protests and calls for boycotts of the coffee chain, the two black men involved broke their silence and said they wanted the incident to change U.S. racial attitudes.

Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million -attorney

3 hours 55 min ago
(Reuters) - Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs, his attorney and federal officials said.

Former New York Mayor Giuliani to join Trump legal team

4 hours 3 min ago
(Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a one-time federal prosecutor, is joining President Donald Trump's personal legal team, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said in a statement on Thursday.

Wisconsin court allows lawsuit against gun sale website to proceed

4 hours 25 min ago
(Reuters) - A Wisconsin appeals court on Thursday ruled that the daughter of a woman killed in a 2012 mass shooting can sue the operator of a firearms classified ad website from which the killer illegally bought his gun.

Ex-Venezuelan official pleads guilty in U.S. corruption case

5 hours 4 min ago
(Reuters) - A former Venezuelan official on Thursday pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme involving bribes paid by U.S. companies to Venezuelan officials to secure energy contracts and speed up payments on outstanding invoices, U.S. prosecutors said.

New York's 'Fearless Girl' to stare down the Stock Exchange

5 hours 34 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The bronze statue of a little girl that became a tourism phenomenon by staring down Wall Street's massive "Charging Bull" sculpture is to be moved to a nearby spot where its stern gaze will be on the male-dominated New York Stock Exchange, city officials said on Thursday.

Columbine students to register voters in Colorado ahead of anti-gun walkouts

5 hours 55 min ago
LITTLETON, Co. (Reuters) - Colorado teenagers will kick off a voter registration rally on Thursday, a day ahead of the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, when students nationwide plan to walk out of class in the latest demonstrations against gun violence.

Puerto Rico governor will not impose pension cuts sought by board

6 hours 17 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Thursday that he would not implement pension cuts and changes to employment rules sought by the bankrupt U.S. territory's oversight board.

Chicago's gun-toting students outnumber those of New York, Los Angeles: study

6 hours 25 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago high school students were far more likely to report carrying a firearm in recent years than their peers in New York and Los Angeles, a probable factor in Chicago's 2016-17 spike in gun violence, a study showed on Thursday.

Justice Department watchdog to report on Clinton-related FBI leaks

6 hours 42 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A long-awaited U.S. Justice Department internal watchdog report on former FBI chief James Comey's public disclosures on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state and whether FBI employees leaked information to try to hurt her 2016 presidential bid is expected to be issued next month.

Quaaludes, Benadryl in spotlight at Cosby sex assault retrial

7 hours 7 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's sex assault trial on Thursday focused on the drugs he is accused of giving a then-friend before raping her, with a toxicologist saying the pills could have left the comedian's alleged victim feeling incapacitated or even paralyzed.

Colorado students rally for voter registration ahead of anti-gun school walkout

7 hours 10 min ago
LITTLETON, COLORADO (Reuters) - Colorado teenagers will kick off a voter registration rally on Thursday ahead of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre on Friday, when students across the United States plan to walk out of class to protest gun violence.

EPA inspector general opens new probe into Pruitt's travels

7 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general will investigate agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's use of his official security detail on recent personal trips, the latest in a string of congressional, White House and internal probes into his spending on security and travel.

Justice Dept. watchdog to report on Clinton-related FBI leaks

8 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A long-awaited U.S. Justice Department internal watchdog report on former FBI chief James Comey's public disclosures on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state and whether FBI employees leaked information to try to hurt her 2016 presidential bid is expected to be issued next month.

FAA to order inspections of jet engines after Southwest blast

9 hours 1 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a Southwest flight, killing a passenger.

Trump launches effort to boost U.S. weapons sales abroad

9 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of U.S. arms export policy on Thursday aimed at expanding sales to allies, saying it will bolster the American defense industry and create jobs at home.

Puerto Rico restores power to over 70 percent of customers after blackout

9 hours 56 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's power company said it had restored power to over 1.1 million homes and businesses by Thursday morning after a transmission line failure cut service to almost all of the island's 3.4 million residents the day before.

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