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  • Connecticut police probe apparent stabbing, suicide near Yale

    (Reuters) - A 21-year-old Yale University student stabbed an acquaintance early on Tuesday and then jumped from the ninth floor of an apartment building near the campus, killing himself, police in Connecticut said. Both people involved were students at the Ivy League university, New Haven Police…

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  • Two killed in shooting at Walmart in North Dakota: report

    (Reuters) - Shots were fired at a Walmart store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, early on Tuesday and two people were killed, including the gunman, WDAZ television reported. The 1 a.m. shooting involved an airman from the Grand Forks Air Force Base, WDAZ reported. The store was on lockdown as the…

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  • U.S. bird flu virus seen under control within four months: OIE

    By Sybille de La Hamaide PARIS (Reuters) - An epidemic of bird flu that has devastated U.S. poultry flocks this year is likely to be under control within four months as the United States steps up measures to contain the virus, the head of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said. The…

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  • Opening statements set for Tuesday in criminal trial of Dewey trio

    Dewey, which once had more than 1,400 lawyers, could not cut costs quickly enough to combat a plunge in revenue and mounting debt following the financial crisis. Prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney's office say the defendants overstated revenue and created fraudulent accounting…

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  • Maryland lawmakers take up police reform after Baltimore unrest

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Baltimore rioting over the death of a black man from injuries in police custody is spurring Maryland lawmakers to take action on criminal justice reform after legislation stalled in the statehouse. Legislators hope that the death of Freddie Gray, 25, can…

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  • Wisconsin judge to hold juvenile court hearing in Slenderman case

    A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday will begin a hearing on whether to move a trial from adult to juvenile court for one of the girls accused of stabbing her classmate 19 times to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character. The girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, who were both 12 at the time,…

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  • Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department reach settlement over police: New York Times

    Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported on Monday. The settlement could be announced as early as Tuesday, the newspaper said, citing…

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  • Owner of pressure cooker in Washington bomb scare apologizes

    (Reuters) - A Virginia man who triggered a bomb scare on Sunday near the U.S. Capitol apologized and explained the suspicious device was a pressure cooker used for his food truck business, local news reported on Monday. Authorities on Sunday blew up the pressure cooker found in a suspicious,…

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  • Business at the high end is grand for Trump

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warning bells have sounded on the health of golf, from lower participation and course closures to environmental demands for reduced water use, but billionaire Donald Trump says business at the high end is grand. Trump on Tuesday will stage the grand opening of…

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  • Bears release McDonald amid domestic violence arrest

    (Reuters) - The Chicago Bears have released Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on Monday for misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges. The 30-year-old McDonald, who has been involved in a string of domestic assault incidents, was arrested in Northern…

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  • Three hurt as waterspout sends bouncy house flying at Florida beach

    (Reuters) - A waterspout touched down on Florida's Fort Lauderdale beach amid a Memorial Day crowd on Monday, lifting an inflatable bouncy house into the air and injuring three children, police said. The waterspout, a swirling funnel of water similar in some ways to a tornado, uprooted the bouncy…

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  • Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

    President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces. In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, Obama paid tribute to U.S. military personnel who served in…

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  • Texas governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at least three people in his state as "a relentless wall of water that mowed down huge trees like they were grass." Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew…

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  • Two dead as south-central U.S. storms force evacuations

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two people were killed in flash flooding and severe storms in Texas and Oklahoma that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands without power, officials said on Sunday. The National Weather Service reported river flooding across southern…

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  • Man and child killed, three children injured in N.M. cherry picker crash

    (Reuters) - A man and a child were killed and three other children injured in New Mexico on Sunday when a cherry picker in which they were riding was knocked over by a gust of wind, police said. The four children and the adult were inside the bucket of the elevated work platform, which was on the…

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  • Thousands of bikers gather in Washington to honor vets

    By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One week after a gathering of biker gangs in Texas that resulted in nine deaths and 170 arrests, thousands of motorcycle riders roared into the nation's capital Sunday to honor military veterans, prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. Rolling…

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  • Man arrested after Washington state courthouse evacuation

    A man armed with a knife who caused the evacuation of a Washington state courthouse on Sunday has been arrested without incident, the Snohomish County Sheriff's office said. Sheriff's office employees saw the man with a knife and a crowbar at around 9 a.m. and the courthouse complex in Everett was…

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  • Deadly weather soaks south central U.S., forces evacuations

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Flash flooding and severe storms in Texas forced evacuations, submerged roads and left thousands without power on Sunday, after an Oklahoma firefighter was swept into a storm drain during an overnight rescue effort and died. The National Weather…

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  • New Orleans housing police officer shot dead in patrol car

    (Reuters) - A New Orleans housing authority police officer was found shot to death as he sat inside a patrol car near a construction site, officials said on Sunday, in a fresh reminder of the dangers of working in law enforcement in the United States. Police responded just after 7 a.m. to a radio…

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  • Cleveland police say 71 people arrested overnight in protests

    By Aaron Josefczyk CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Some 71 people were arrested in Cleveland overnight during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a high-speed car chase in 2012, police said on Sunday. Protests…

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