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  • Man charged with attempted murder in shooting of New York City policeman

    A man wanted for illegal gun possession was charged on Sunday with the attempted murder of a New York City plainclothes police officer who was shot in the head while pursuing the suspect in his unmarked car, authorities said. Officer Brian Moore, 25, remained in critical but stable condition at…

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  • Small earthquake shakes Los Angeles region

    (Reuters) - A mild earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area on Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), causing no reported damage. The quake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck at about 4 a.m. (7 a.m. ET) and was centered near View Park-Windsor Hills, about 10 miles southwest of…

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  • Baltimore lifts curfew imposed after unrest, relieving many

    By Scott Malone and Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - The mayor of Baltimore on Sunday lifted a night curfew imposed on the city last week to stem a spate of looting and arson that followed the funeral of a young black man who died from injuries suffered while in the police custody. Mayor…

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  • Baltimore mayor announces end of city-wide night curfew

    (Reuters) - Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced on Sunday she has ended a city-wide night curfew that she imposed last Tuesday after violence erupted during protests over the death of a black man who suffered fatal injuries while in police custody. "My goal has always been to not…

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  • Festive Baltimore rallies in hope after police charged

    By Scott Malone and Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Baltimore on Saturday as anger over the death of a young black man turned to hopes for change following swift criminal charges against six police officers. There was an upbeat mood at the march from…

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  • American Pharoah rules Derby, next stop Preakness

    (Reuters) - American Pharoah confirmed his status as a Triple Crown favorite after running down Firing Line to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert sees no reason to stop now. A victory in the May 16 Preakness and June 6 Belmont Stakes for the classy colt would produce…

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  • Baltimore's curfew takes a toll on city businesses

    By Scott Malone BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Five days after rioters torched buildings and looted stores in an outbreak of violence over the death of a black man who was fatally injured in police custody, Baltimore's bars and restaurants are hurting. With police and National Guard troops enforcing a 10…

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  • U.S. judge affirms block of Allegiant Air pilots strike

    (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has said pilots at Allegiant Travel Co do not have grounds to strike, affirming an order from a month earlier that had temporarily blocked a walkout, the company said in a statement on Saturday. The decision prevents a strike that could have disrupted the travel of…

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  • Southern Michigan shaken by 4.2 magnitude earthquake

    (Reuters) - Southern Michigan on Saturday afternoon was shaken by a mild, 4.2 magnitude earthquake, a rarity in a state more accustomed to snow storms and tornadoes, officials said. There were no injuries and one unconfirmed report of a building suffering damage, said Michigan State Police…

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  • SurveyMonkey CEO, husband of Facebook's Sandberg, dies

    SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly on Friday night, his brother wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. "It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave…

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  • Seattle police say prepared for more protests

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle police said on Saturday they were preparing for more weekend protests after a May Day march that turned violent when crowds hurled bottles and wrenches at officers, who responded with pepper spray and flash grenades. Sixteen people were arrested…

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  • Tangle over guest workers traps Louisiana crawfish trade

    By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - It is nearing peak harvesting season for Louisiana crawfish, but a shortage of migrants to peel them is hurting the industry, largely because of a fight over foreign guest workers that has stirred fears Chinese imports will gain ground. The worker…

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  • Joy, relief in Baltimore as police are charged in black man's death

    Residents shouted with joy, embraced one another and honked car horns to hail the swift action by Baltimore city's chief prosecutor to file charges in the death of Gray, a black man who suffered severe spinal injuries while in police custody. "I am proud for Baltimore," said Mae McKinney, 48,…

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  • Prosecutor tracks Baltimore police arrest of Freddie Gray

    (Reuters) - Six Baltimore police officers were charged on Friday in the arrest and death in April of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray, the latest flashpoint in police use of lethal force and race relations in the United States. The Baltimore police union that represents the officers said the…

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  • Ohio's Kasich says 2016 presidential run depends on money

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio Governor John Kasich said on Friday his 2016 presidential aspirations depend on whether he can raise enough money to compete with a host of rivals for the Republican nomination. Kasich, 62, is considering a run for his party's nomination, which would…

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  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino reports possible credit card security breach

    (Reuters) - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas said on Friday a malware attack may have allowed hackers to steal credit card information used at its retail and service locations. The potential breach may have included names, credit card numbers and their CVV security codes but not PIN numbers or…

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  • New York Senate leader, son face arrest on corruption charges: N.Y. Times

    New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a Republican, and his son are expected to be arrested next week on federal corruption charges, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources. The criminal charges against Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam, 32, were expected to be…

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  • Baltimore homicide charges could face swift initial court test

    The chief Baltimore prosecutor, who came out swinging on Friday with charges against six police officers in the death of a 25-year-old man, could be quickly asked to disclose some of the potential evidence she has collected. At a news conference Friday, Marilyn Mosby accused the officers of…

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