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  • Georgia sheriff declares his community 'politically incorrect'

    "WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect," reads the sign posted on Tuesday under a welcome banner and the official seal of the county, located in central Georgia near the border with Alabama. "We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust.

    Reuters47 mins ago
  • New Mazda Sports Car

    Mazda Unveils New Concept Model At Tokyo Auto Show.

  • Three men held in connection with shooting of Minnesota demonstrators

    Three white men were being held on Wednesday by Minneapolis police as prosecutors weighed charges against them in connection with the shooting this week of five people protesting against the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man. While police have said they will not identify the men until…

    Reuters53 mins ago
  • Obama tells Americans homeland is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel

    By Roberta Rampton and Kylie Gumpert WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe as millions of people traveled on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday, with security heightened at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues…

  • Puerto Rico Governor loses support of mayors as debt crisis bites

    As Puerto Rico's debt crisis takes its toll on the U.S. territory's economy, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla is losing support within his own party, increasing the chances he won't seek reelection next November.     His public approval ratings are dire – just 12 percent in a recent poll by…

  • Remains of Texas girl missing since 1990 may have been found

    A quarter century after her disappearance in southeastern Texas, authorities said on Wednesday they have unearthed what they think are the remains of a 15-year-old girl in a shallow grave about 20 miles from the rural store where she was last seen. The Wharton County sheriff's office and others…

  • Lawyer of Chicago officer charged with murder says video 'distorts images'

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged with murdering a black teenager said on Wednesday his client feared for his life and that footage from a patrol car camera released this week is unreliable because video "distorts images." The lawyer,…

  • Homeless man arrested in California encampment had machine guns: police

    Sheriff's deputies investigating an encampment on what they believed to be private property in the Los Angeles area encountered a man emerging from a tent, the department said in a statement. Richard Cunningham, 59, "was illegally in possession of, what appeared to be, two fully operational…

  • Man dies at Ohio State after taking annual lake plunge

    The man, who has not been publicly identified, went into cardiac arrest after plunging into Mirror Lake on the Columbus campus just after midnight on Tuesday, the Ohio State University Emergency Management department said in a statement. The tradition, which the school does not sponsor, dates back…

  • St. Louis Rams player hospitalized after shooting in Florida

    Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized in critical but stable condition on Wednesday after being shot in a car near his Miami-area hometown. Bailey was expected to undergo surgery, according to the Miami Gardens Police Department, which is investigating the Tuesday…

  • Security expected to be tighter as Americans head off on Thanksgiving travel

    By Kylie Gumpert NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks. The FBI sent a bulletin earlier…

  • White House says Obama to deliver statement on homeland security at 11:40 ET

    President Barack Obama will deliver a statement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on U.S. homeland security ahead of the holiday season at 11:40 a.m. (1640 GMT) on Wednesday , the White House said. Obama will deliver the statement after meeting in the Situation Room with his national…

  • Kabbalah Center follower wins $177,000 in sexual misconduct suit

    A woman who brought a sexual misconduct suit against the former co-director of the Kabbalah Center, a spiritual group whose brand of Jewish mysticism has drawn many celebrity devotees, was awarded $177,500 in damages by a jury on Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Superior Court jury found Yehuda…

  • U.S. working to keep up with surging weapons demand: Pentagon

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is working hard to ensure quicker processing of U.S. foreign arms sales, which surged 36 percent to $46.6 billion in fiscal 2015 and look set to remain strong in coming years, a top Pentagon official said. "Projections are still strong,"…

  • Amazon ads for Nazi-themed TV show pulled from N.Y. subway

    Advertisements for a new Amazon.com Inc show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery have been pulled from a busy New York City subway line after Governor Andrew Cuomo intervened, a transit spokesman said late on Tuesday. The advertisements for "The Man in the High Castle" had completely wrapped the…

  • Oregon police investigate assault of transgender college student

    A transgender Oregon college student was assaulted at a private liberal arts school in Portland over the weekend in an attack that happened at about the same time a black student was punched by three white men, authorities said on Tuesday. Portland Police Bureau spokesman Greg Stewart said he had…

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

    Seven people who prosecutors say were involved in the beating death of a teenager during a counseling session at an upstate New York church were indicted on second-degree murder charges on Tuesday by a grand jury. Lucas Leonard, 19, was beaten to death in October over 10 hours during a counseling…

  • 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…

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

    A white Chicago policeman was charged with murdering a black teenager on Tuesday, hours before authorities released a graphic video showing the youth walking away from officers as he is shot 16 times. The footage of last year's shooting, taken from a camera mounted on the dashboard of a police car…

  • 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…

  • 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…