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  • Former U.S. soldier says his friendly-fire shots might have killed Tillman

    (Reuters) - A former U.S. Army Ranger who was in the same platoon as ex-NFL player Pat Tillman has stated in a television interview that he believes he might have fired the shots that killed Tillman in a 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan. Steven Elliott, 33, told ESPN program "Outside the…

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  • Slow-moving landslide in Wyoming resort town destroys home

    A slow-moving landslide claimed a house in Jackson, Wyoming as crews scrambled to prevent a water main from rupturing and flooding the affluent resort town with two million gallons of water, a city manager said Saturday. The landslide, which has prompted the evacuations of homes, apartment…

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  • Accident caused Tennessee ammunition plant blast, U.S. agency says

    By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - An explosion at a central Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one man and injured three other people this week resulted from an industrial accident, a federal official said on Saturday. The blast on Wednesday at Rio Ammunition plant in McEwen occurred in an…

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  • Man under evaluation for alleged gun threat at L.A. Times building

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A man who allegedly threatened to open fire in the building that houses the Los Angeles Times' headquarters was being held in custody for a mental evaluation, police said on Saturday.

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  • Security threat reported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Delta Airlines flight that landed at a Denver airport was directed to a remote taxiway after an unspecified "potential security threat" onboard and passengers were ushered off the plane, but authorities later saw the threat as unlikely to be credible. Flight…

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  • Landslide gains speed, threatens Wyoming resort homes

    A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, with safety concerns prompting authorities to halt efforts to stabilize the area, city officials said on Friday. The landslide has displaced residents of several homes and two apartment buildings…

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  • Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into vehicles and striking occupants, prosecutors said on Friday. Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, arrested on…

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  • U.S. further delays final decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration further delayed its decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project on Friday, with no conclusion now likely until after the U.S. mid-term elections in November. President Barack Obama has said he will have the final say…

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  • Calls against hate as victims of anti-Semitic gunman in Kansas mourned

    By Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy LEAWOOD, Kansas (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners filled a church in Kansas on Friday to remember a teenager and his grandfather who were shot dead outside a Jewish community center last week in a suspected anti-Semitic hate crime. Adam Hamilton, the senior pastor…

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  • Teck's Red Dog zinc mine still operating after quakes

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Teck Resources said on Friday its Red Dog operation in Alaska, the world's largest zinc and lead mine, is operating as usual after two earthquakes struck a few miles from the site. Two extremely shallow earthquakes, a magnitude 5.6 and a magnitude 5.3, struck just…

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  • Teck's Red Dog zinc mine 'operating as normal' after earthquakes

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Teck Resources said on Friday its Red Dog zinc mine, the world's largest, in Alaska is operating as usual after two earthquakes struck a few miles from the site. "Mild tremors were felt at Red Dog operations. There were no safety concerns and the mine is currently operating as…

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  • TransCanada CEO 'disappointed' with Keystone XL pipeline delay

    (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp Chief Executive Russ Girling said on Friday he was "extremely disappointed and frustrated" with yet another delay in making a decision on a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The statement followed the decision by the U.S. State Department to extend the…

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  • Lawmakers, green groups weigh in on Keystone XL delay

    (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Friday it would extend the period of time for federal agencies to weigh in on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, giving no new deadline. The move, which likely delays a final decision beyond November mid-term elections, angered Republican and some Democrat…

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  • Memorial held for policeman slain after Boston Marathon bombing

    By Daniel Lovering CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - More than 1,600 people gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for a memorial service for a popular campus police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. MIT police officer…

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  • U.S. extends comment time on keystone pipeline: State department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Friday it was giving regulatory agencies more time to weigh in on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, effectively delaying the decision on whether to approve it until after the November 4 mid-term elections. (Reporting by…

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  • Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons

    By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan…

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  • Florida man charged with murdering son so he could play video games

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler and left him to die in a playpen, police said on Friday. Cody Wygant, 24, was arrested on Thursday on charges of third-degree…

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  • State of Texas seizes ranch of imprisoned polygamist leader

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The sprawling Yearning for Zion Ranch in west Texas, where polygamist leader Warren Jeffs sexually assaulted young girls and justified it by claiming he was the "prophet of God," is now the property of the State of Texas. The Texas Department of…

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  • Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study

    (This story from April 15 corrects name of researcher to Breiter, instead of Beiter, throughout story) By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and…

  • Labour Party hires Obama strategist for 2015 poll

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Labour Party has hired David Axelrod, the U.S. strategist who helped President Barack Obama win two presidential terms, to help with its campaign for the 2015 election, the party said on Friday. Axelrod plans to replicate tactics he used in the Obama campaigns…

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