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  • Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

    President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces. In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, Obama paid tribute to U.S. military personnel who served in…

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  • Texas governor declares states of emergency, more severe weather expected

    (Reuters) - The governor of Texas on Monday declared states of disaster in 24 counties, citing the severe weather and flash flooding that have killed at least two people. The state has been pounded by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues…

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  • Authorities detonate suspicious device near U.S. Capitol

    (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Sunday blew up a pressure cooker found in a vehicle parked near the U.S. Capitol and later arrested the vehicle's owner. Pressure cooker bombs were used to kill three people and injured more than 250 others at the Boston Marathon in April 2013. U.S. Capitol Police…

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  • Two dead as south-central U.S. storms force evacuations

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two people were killed in flash flooding and severe storms in Texas and Oklahoma that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands without power, officials said on Sunday. The National Weather Service reported river flooding across southern…

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  • Man and child killed, three children injured in N.M. cherry picker crash

    (Reuters) - A man and a child were killed and three other children injured in New Mexico on Sunday when a cherry picker in which they were riding was knocked over by a gust of wind, police said. The four children and the adult were inside the bucket of the elevated work platform, which was on the…

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  • Thousands of bikers gather in Washington to honor vets

    By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One week after a gathering of biker gangs in Texas that resulted in nine deaths and 170 arrests, thousands of motorcycle riders roared into the nation's capital Sunday to honor military veterans, prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. Rolling…

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  • Man arrested after Washington state courthouse evacuation

    A man armed with a knife who caused the evacuation of a Washington state courthouse on Sunday has been arrested without incident, the Snohomish County Sheriff's office said. Sheriff's office employees saw the man with a knife and a crowbar at around 9 a.m. and the courthouse complex in Everett was…

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  • Deadly weather soaks south central U.S., forces evacuations

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Flash flooding and severe storms in Texas forced evacuations, submerged roads and left thousands without power on Sunday, after an Oklahoma firefighter was swept into a storm drain during an overnight rescue effort and died. The National Weather…

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  • New Orleans housing police officer shot dead in patrol car

    (Reuters) - A New Orleans housing authority police officer was found shot to death as he sat inside a patrol car near a construction site, officials said on Sunday, in a fresh reminder of the dangers of working in law enforcement in the United States. Police responded just after 7 a.m. to a radio…

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  • Cleveland police say 71 people arrested overnight in protests

    By Aaron Josefczyk CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Some 71 people were arrested in Cleveland overnight during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a high-speed car chase in 2012, police said on Sunday. Protests…

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  • Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash

    (Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab when the driver lost control and…

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  • Quirky Chicago judge helps put accused felons back on track

    Portman could throw them out of a program where they have a chance to get a felony arrest expunged and put their life on track. Portman, who jokes, sermonizes and tells stories from the bench, is a central piece of Cook County's felony deferred prosecution program in the country's biggest unified…

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  • Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

    By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race…

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  • After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite

    The U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects. Having taken the helm of the National Highway…

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  • Drenching rains force scores of rescues in Oklahoma City

    (Reuters) - More than 70 people were rescued on Saturday after severe storms soaked Oklahoma during a month of record rainfall, authorities said. The Oklahoma City Fire Department said in a statement it had rescued more than 70 people after the drenching storms triggered flash floods in the city. …

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  • Motorist arrested for killing Colorado cadet, injuring officer: police

    By Keith Coffman LONGMONT, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and his training officer critically injured on Saturday when a motorist they tried to stop struck them with his car, authorities said. The cadet, 21-year-old Taylor Thyfault, died at the scene on Colorado…

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  • San Francisco police keep eye out for missing 'Eyeball' mask

    San Francisco police have asked people to be on the lookout for a valuable mask depicting an eyeball wearing a top hat, an artifact made famous by an avant garde rock band, saying the artwork was stolen during shipment from a Seattle museum. The museum had then sent the artwork back to San…

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  • Missouri fugitive sought in double murder killed by police

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri police shot and killed a suspect in the murder of a woman who weeks ago had escaped from a wooden box where she said the man had held her captive when he was away from home, authorities said on Saturday. Officers found James B. Horn, 47,…

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  • Ohio officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

    By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race…

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  • Police believe suspect in Washington quadruple murder may have had accomplices

    Police in Washington believe that a man charged in the deaths of a wealthy businessman, his wife, son and housekeeper may have had help committing the crime, but said on Saturday no other suspects have been taken into custody. Daron Dylon Wint, 34, of Lanham, Maryland, was arraigned on Friday on a…

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