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Oklahoma man kills three suspected burglars with AR-15 rifle

1 hour 20 min ago
(Reuters) - An Oklahoma man shot and killed three suspected teenage burglars with an assault rifle when they broke into his home, and the 23-year-old is unlikely to be charged based on initial evidence, authorities said on Tuesday.

Cache of Civil War cannon balls found at Pennsylvania construction site

1 hour 44 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - The discovery of a cache of cannon balls left behind after the worst civilian disaster of the U.S. Civil War brought construction on a Pennsylvania apartment complex to a halt on Tuesday while workers waited for the ordnance to be removed.

Amazon launches store-pick grocery service in Seattle

1 hour 47 min ago
(Reuters) - Inc launched AmazonFresh Pickup at its brick-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle, as the online giant attempts to crack into the multi-billion dollar grocery market dominated by retail giants such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Secret Service investigating suspicious package on White House grounds

2 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a suspicious package on the grounds of the White House, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate over IQ claim

3 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a death row inmate convicted of a 1980 Houston murder, finding that Texas used an obsolete standard to assess whether a defendant has an intellectual disability that would preclude execution.

Three Iraqi refugees in U.S. charged with immigration fraud: Justice Dept.

3 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Iraqi refugees living in Virginia were arrested on Tuesday and charged with immigration fraud for allegedly attempting to obtain naturalization as U.S. citizens in a manner contrary to law, the Justice Department said.

Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

4 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court.

Trump touts expected Ford announcement on plant investments

6 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump touted Ford Motor Co's expected announcement later on Tuesday about investments and jobs at its U.S. plants, saying the automaker would be making a major investment in three Michigan facilities.

Two Miami police officers shot in ambush-style attack: police

10 hours 52 min ago
(Reuters) - A group of men shot and wounded two police officers in an ambush-style attack outside an apartment building in Miami late on Monday, media reported.

Manhunt prompts evacuation of Arizona wildlife park

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:26pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A manhunt for an armed fugitive that triggered the evacuation of a popular wildlife park south of the Grand Canyon ended peacefully on Monday with the arrest of the suspect, police in Arizona said.

Perry pushes Nevada nuclear waste site in first official visit

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 7:10pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunchly opposed to the project.

Vandal threw 'biblical text' into a Colorado mosque: police

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:56pm
DENVER (Reuters) - Investigators in Colorado searched on Monday for a man suspected of hurling a “biblical text” inside a mosque after smashing windows and a glass door of the Islamic center and overturning furniture inside, police said.

Platinum founder's lawyer says FBI may have leaked about fraud probe

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:16pm
(Reuters) - A lawyer defending Platinum Partners founder Mark Nordlicht against fraud charges said on Monday an FBI agent who admitted to leaking to the press on an insider trading probe of sports gambler William "Billy" Walters may also have leaked about Platinum.

Trump's childhood home fetches tidy sum for savvy New York investor

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York real estate investor has taken a page out of Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal" by selling the president's boyhood home for $2.14 million, or 54 percent more than the $1.39 million he paid in December, an auction house said on Monday.

New Jersey credit rating cut for 11th time under Christie

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's credit rating was cut on Monday, affecting $37 billion of debt, the 11th time Wall Street has downgraded the state's bonds since Governor Chris Christie took office in January 2010.

'Fearless Girl' extends face-off with Wall Street's 'Charging Bull'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The "Fearless Girl" statue in New York City, whose face-off with Wall Street's "Charging Bull" won her legions of fans in just three weeks, will hold her ground for at least another 11 months.

Mylan underpayment on EpiPen could exceed proposed settlement -study

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The amount that drugmaker Mylan NV avoided paying the U.S. government in Medicaid rebates for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment since 2007 likely exceeds a proposed $465 million settlement the company announced in October, according to a study by private drug pricing experts published on Monday.

How two teens in leggings became a PR mess for United Airlines

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - A bystander who touched off a social media furor after she saw United Airlines stop two teenage girls dressed in leggings from boarding a flight admitted on Monday that she did not fully grasp the situation when she started tweeting her indignation.

Eight Arkansas death row inmates sue to block executions over 10 days

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:32pm
(Reuters) - Eight Arkansas death row inmates who are scheduled to die over a 10-day period in April filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday to halt their executions, saying the state's rush to the death chamber was reckless and unconstitutional.

U.S. attorney general says sanctuary cities may lose federal grants

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may lose grants from the Justice Department.