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  • Amazon ads for Nazi-themed TV show spark controversy

    An Amazon.com Inc representative said late on Tuesday it had not asked for advertisements for a new television show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery to be pulled from New York City's subway system, despite earlier reports that it had. The representative, who spoke on condition of anonymity to…

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  • Baby in swaddling clothes found in manger at New York church

    A newborn with his umbilical cord still attached was found lying in a manger at a New York church, police said on Tuesday. At Holy Child Jesus Church in the borough of Queens on Monday, the custodian found the crying infant wrapped in towels in the indoor nativity scene he had set up just before…

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  • Chicago charges officer in black teen's death, releases video of shooting

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A white Chicago policeman who shot a black teenager to death was charged with murder on Tuesday in a prosecution hastened in hopes of averting renewed racial turmoil over the use of lethal police force that has shaken the United States for more than a year. …

  • U.S. Air Force looking into data breach related to contract protest: sources

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is looking into how classified data about a competition for a next-generation U.S. bomber found its way into a report published by Forbes magazine, according to several sources familiar with the issue. Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp…

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  • Minneapolis police arrest three in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters

    By David Bailey and Todd Melby MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minneapolis police on Tuesday arrested three men in the shooting of five people near a police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by police officers. A 23-year-old…

  • Ohio man indicted for kidnapping son from mother 13 years ago

    Bobby Hernandez, 53, was arrested earlier this month in Cleveland after his now 18-year-old son began applying for college and was located in a national database for missing children, police have said. A grand jury in Cuyahoga County indicted Hernandez on more than two dozen felony charges,…

  • Man charged with killing California artist as he worked on mural

    A California man accused of shooting an artist to death while the man worked on a mural under a freeway in the Bay Area city of Oakland was charged with murder on Tuesday, prosecutors said. Marquise Holloway, 20, made an initial court appearance on Tuesday, but is slated to enter a plea and have…

  • Jury weighs murder charges for Florida 'Facebook killer'

    A Florida jury began weighing on Tuesday whether a man who killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered, lifeless body on Facebook committed first-degree murder. Attorneys for Derek Medina, 33, argued that he was acting in self-defense when he fired eight shots at Jennifer Alfonso,…

  • University in Washington state cancels classes after hate speech

    Classes were canceled on Tuesday at a university in Washington state after officials found hate-filled online messages targeting minority students amid heightened racial tensions on U.S. college campuses. Police have opened an investigation into the messages, which campus officials saw turning up…

  • Medical examiner finds Missouri man's death during police confrontation was suicide

    An autopsy released on Tuesday has found that an 18-year-old Missouri man shot himself in the head in a suicide after exchanging gunfire with police. Amonderez Green died on Oct. 29 after a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb of Normandy, and his father and some witnesses later…

  • Washington state girl, 16, found tied up in high school bathroom

    A 16-year-old girl in Washington state was physically assaulted on Tuesday and tied up in a bathroom at her Seattle high school, law enforcement and school officials said. The victim said two females assaulted her, tied her up and left her in the bathroom in an early morning incident at Highline…

  • Five charged in $600 million California health care fraud scheme

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of a California hospital and four other people have been charged in a series of health care kickback schemes that generated nearly $600 million in fraudulent billings for spinal surgeries, prosecutors said on Tuesday. All…

  • Arkansas parents charged with manslaughter after two-year-old son shoots himself

    An Arkansas couple has been charged with manslaughter after their 2-year-year old son accidentally shot himself with a .45 caliber pistol and died of a wound to his head, authorities said on Tuesday. The parents, Phillip and Tabitha Ashley, 27 and 23 respectively, were arrested on Monday. Local…

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  • U.S. Marines award amphibious vehicle deal to BAE, SAIC

    The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) and BAE Systems PLC contracts for the first phase prototypes of a wheeled amphibious combat, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. SAIC was awarded a contract for more than $121 million for 13 vehicles. BAE Systems won an…

  • CDC says at least 19 E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad

    (Reuters) - At least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. No deaths have been reported, but two individuals developed…

  • Minneapolis police arrest two in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters

    By David Bailey and Todd Melby MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minneapolis police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 23-year-old white man and a 32-year-old Hispanic man over the shooting of five people near a city police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the…

  • Connecticut man, girlfriend charged in parents' murder

    A Connecticut man and his girlfriend were formally charged on Tuesday in the murder of his parents, whose disappearance was a mystery for months until their dismembered bodies were found buried in a suburban backyard. In his second appearance at Superior Court in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Kyle Navin,…

  • Seven charged in fatal beating of teen at upstate New York church

    Seven people were criminally charged on Tuesday for their alleged role in the fatal October beating of a teenager during a counseling session at an upstate New York church. A grand jury charged Bruce Leonard, 65, with second-degree murder, alleging that he fatally beat his 19-year old son Lucas…

  • U.S. consumers and stores face off over depth of holiday discounts

    NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Target Corp's 10 percent discount on a $30.49 pair of embroidered curtains was not nearly enough to entice Valerie Jenkins, shopping in Chicago the weekend before Thanksgiving. Jenkins represents a problem for retailers going into what traditionally has been the peak…

  • Son of Kentucky murder suspect arrested for threatening police

    Bradley Wayne Madden was arrested on Monday in Lafayette, Tennessee, and extradited to Kentucky on Tuesday, according to the Scottsville, Kentucky, Police Department’s Facebook page. Scottsville is about 70 miles northeast of Nashville, Tennessee.