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  • No charges yet in shooting death of suburban Los Angeles mayor

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - No charges have been filed so far in the shooting death of the mayor of the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, a day after his wife shot him during a heated argument, authorities said on Wednesday. Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, 43, were…

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  • Liberia says U.S. Ebola case showed no symptoms when he left

    DAKAR (Reuters) - The man being treated for Ebola in Texas showed no signs of fever or symptoms of the virus when he left Liberia for the United States via Brussels on Sept. 19, the Liberian government said on Wednesday. The case is the first to be diagnosed outside West Africa during the current…

    Reuters50 mins ago
  • Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient

    By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts said.…

    Reuters51 mins ago
  • Some children had contact with U.S. Ebola patient: Texas governor

    DALLAS (Reuters) - Some school-age children have come in contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Wednesday. Perry said at a news conference that he was confident the virus would be contained, a day after U.S.…

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  • Sagebrush recreation sites across U.S. West generate millions

    By Sandra Chereb CARSON CITY Nev. (Reuters) - Miles of sagebrush may be tedious to interstate travelers across the U.S. West, but the ecosystems supporting the scrubby plants are an economic generator, pumping millions into the local and national economies, according to a report released on…

  • Brookfield wins Revel Casino auction, but loser vows to fight

    By Tom Hals (Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management won the auction for Atlantic City, New Jersey's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, but within hours the losing bidder told Reuters he planned to fight the sale. Asked if he would challenge the auction result in…

  • Hundreds of chickens killed by intruders at California farm: police

    (Reuters) - Intruders beat to death more than 900 chickens, some of them with a golf club, during a break-in at a commercial poultry farm in central California, authorities said. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said the suspects pulled back part of the fence to enter the Foster Farms facility.…

  • Bomb scare empties Sandy Hook school in Connecticut

    (Reuters) - A bomb scare on Wednesday emptied Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, the replacement for the school where 26 people were massacred in 2012, the school district said. The scare in Monroe, Connecticut, was considered of little or no threat, and staff and students have evacuated…

  • U.S. Ebola patient traveled to Texas via Brussels: Canada official

    (Reuters) - The first patient diagnosed in the United States with an Ebola infection traveled from Liberia to Texas via Brussels, Canadian chief public health officer Greg Taylor said on Wednesday. U.S. health officials said on Tuesday that the man sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas…

  • Notorious Florida speed trap ended as city closes police department

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A 50-year-old nationally recognized speed trap in north central Florida came to an end as of midnight Wednesday after the city of Waldo voted to disband its police department. The Waldo city council turned over law enforcement duties Wednesday morning to…

  • Canada's Club Coffee sues Keurig Green Mountain for $600 million

    (Reuters) - Canada's Club Coffee said it was suing K-cup coffee pod maker Keurig Green Mountain Inc for engaging in anti-competitive measures to maintain a near monopoly and keep single-serve coffee prices artificially high. Club Coffee is seeking $600 million in damages and said Keurig was…

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  • Florida loud music shooting not accidental, shooter testifies

    By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A middle-aged white man on trial for murder in the shooting death of a black teenager during a dispute about loud music told a Florida jury on Tuesday he thought his life was in danger and showed little remorse as he described pulling the…

  • Secret Service information should be made public soon: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Information about a recent security breach at the White House should be made public as soon as possible, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday. Press secretary Josh Earnest said it is the Secret Service's responsibility to investigate security for the White House and the…

  • California becomes first U.S. state to ban plastic grocery bags

    By Aaron Mendelson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Single-use plastic bags are set to disappear from California grocery stores over the next two years under a first-in-the-nation state law signed on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite opposition from bag manufacturers. The law would ban…

  • Student injured in shooting at Kentucky high school

    By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - A student was wounded on Tuesday in a shooting at a Kentucky, high school, and police in Louisville have arrested a suspect in the incident, officials said. Louisville Police said in a statement that the victim was male and that he was being treated…

  • CDC experts to deploy to Texas if patient has Ebola: official

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - U.S. health specialists are ready to deploy to Dallas if a patient being evaluated for Ebola is found to be carrying the disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa, a Dallas County official said on Tuesday. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of…

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  • Olympic swimming champ Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist later…