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  • United Airlines offers flight attendants $100,000 in voluntary buyout

    By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline. The agreement comes six years after…

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  • FBI probes traffic stop that left Missouri teen in critical condition

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating allegations of excessive force by a Missouri police officer during a traffic stop that left a teenage motorist in critical condition, authorities said on Monday. The FBI said in a statement that it is investigating whether police…

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  • California state Senator Wright to resign following fraud conviction

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California state Senator Roderick Wright plans to resign from office later this month following a perjury and voter fraud conviction that saw him sentenced to 90 days in jail, he said in a letter sent on Monday. Wright, who was convicted in January of…

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  • Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park

    By Lori Grannis MISSOULA Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on Monday. Authorities identified the man as 22-year-old Beau…

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  • Texas doctor poisoned lover's coffee over obsession: prosecutor

    By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A breast cancer physician charged with spiking her lover's coffee with a compound used in antifreeze was obsessed with the man and even had a private investigator follow him, prosecutors said in opening statements at her trial on Monday. Dr. Ana Maria…

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  • Ohio man walks into traffic, sets himself on fire: police

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Ohio man was in critical condition on Monday after he walked into busy traffic outside of Cleveland and then lit himself on fire in front of three young children, police said. Hugo Ramos, 28, pulled his vehicle over in Pittsfield Township, 35 miles (56 km) west…

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  • Woman finds body in trunk, learns it's her neighbor

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California woman who found a dead body in the trunk of her Lexus after shopping over the weekend discovered that the man was a neighbor, police said on Monday. The woman, who was not identified by authorities, returned to her car on Saturday afternoon after…

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  • Researcher killed by bear in Wyoming wilderness

    By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Utah man who disappeared earlier this month while conducting research for the U.S. Forest Service in the Wyoming wilderness was killed by an attacking grizzly or black bear, authorities said on Monday. The body of Adam Stewart, 31, of Virgin, Utah, was found on…

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  • Murder charges for man in gruesome Florida quadruple killing

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida police charged a man with murder on Monday in a quadruple killing, after finding the victims' bodies earlier this month decomposing by the side of the road. Adam Matos, 28, faces four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend,…

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  • Trial begins for Florida mayor accused of corruption

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Former Homestead, Florida, Mayor Steven Bateman went on trial in Monday on charges he illegally held a $125-an-hour consulting job while serving in office and used his position to fast-track construction deals. Bateman, 59, arrested in August 2013, was charged…

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  • Connecticut ex-governor opens defense in campaign law trial

    By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - The first defense witness in the trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland testified on Monday that Rowland performed legitimate consulting services for a nursing home company, countering prosecutors who say he worked under a phony contract in…

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  • Four finalists picked for future Obama library

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four universities, including two in Chicago, one in New York and one in Hawaii, have been picked as finalists to host a future Barack Obama presidential library, the library's foundation said on Monday. The Barack Obama Foundation said it had issued a "Request…

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  • New York court watches taped confession by accused killer of Etan Patz

    By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New Jersey man accused of the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 calmly confessed on a videotape played in court on Monday to choking the boy and stuffing him alive in a garbage bag he tossed in an alley. A Manhattan judge will decide whether the…

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  • Gunman hid in lair outside barracks to kill Pennsylvania trooper: police

    By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one, hid with a rifle in a wooded lair overlooking their law enforcement barracks and opened fire during a late night shift change, police said on Monday. The killer, who used a…

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  • Children of Arizona gun instructor who was killed by girl wish her peace

    By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - The children of an Arizona gun range instructor who was fatally shot by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi submachine gun are encouraging the child to find peace and say they hope one day to give her a hug. In a video message to the girl, the four children of 39-year-old…

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  • U.S. Congress may yet reach a deal to curb inversions, lawmaker says

    By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress may yet pass legislation this year to curb foreign buyout deals that allow corporations to cut their U.S. income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Monday. Many large corporations have moved to trim their taxes in recent months by…

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  • U.S. congressman calls for subpoena for head of vetting firm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman on Monday asked that the head of U.S. Investigations Services be subpoenaed to give a deposition about allegations of fraud and security problems at the private company, which makes background checks on federal employees. ...

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  • Duke Energy to invest $500 million in North Carolina solar power

    By Marti Maguire RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - Duke Energy Corp, the largest provider of electric power in the United States, will invest $500 million in a major expansion of its solar power program in North Carolina, the Charlotte-based company said Monday. The company plans to acquire and finish…

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  • NYC's women-only taxi service brakes for now

    By Lisa Anderson NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The debut of a livery car service providing women drivers for female passengers in the New York City area has stalled over lack of a sufficient number of drivers, the founder of the service said on Monday. In a news conference on the steps of…

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