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  • Italian ski tourist killed by falling glacier ice in Alaska

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU (Reuters) - A 28-year-old Italian man on a back-country skiing vacation in the mountains of Alaska died after being crushed by falling glacier ice, officials said on Monday. Alexander Hellweger, from Sand in Taufers in northeast Italy, and a group of friends spent Sunday…

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  • Video shows fatal Los Angeles police shooting of homeless man

    By Steve Gorman and Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless skid-row robbery suspect who grabbed at an officer's gun during a scuffle as they tried to subdue him in a confrontation captured on video, police said on Monday. The man, known…

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  • Florida group to sue FBI in death of friend of Boston bombing suspect

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida Islamic group announced on Monday it has filed a formal notice with the FBI that it plans to sue the agency for $30 million in the death of Ibragim Todashev, a friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Todashev, 27, a Muslim…

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  • U.S. air safety threatened by possible hacking: senators

    Major security vulnerabilities in the Federal Aviation Administration's information systems are putting air traffic control programs, along with plane passengers, at risk, two U.S. senators said in a letter to the transportation secretary on Monday. "These vulnerabilities have potential to…

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  • Witnesses describe shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas

    By Kevin Murphy OLATHE, Kan (Reuters) - A white supremacist charged with three killings outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb last April turned his gun on at least three other people as his shooting spree unfolded, witnesses testified in a hearing on Monday. The hearing on whether…

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  • Lockheed sees shift in focus on infrastructure cyber security

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, said it has seen a "sea change" in demand for cyber security services in critical infrastructure areas such as energy, oil and gas, and financial institutions over the past 18 months. Increased media…

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  • Somali-American on FBI watch list detained in Somalia: source

    A former Washington-area taxi driver who was on the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists" list has been detained and is in the custody of the Somali government, a U.S. government source said on Monday. The FBI in said in January it added Somali-born U.S. citizen Liban Haji Mohamed, 29, to its watch list…

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  • Cleveland mayor apologizes for city response to Tamir Rice lawsuit

    (Reuters) - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson apologized on Monday to the family of a 12-year-old boy who city lawyers blamed in part for his own fatal shooting by police responding to a report of an armed person in a park last November. The language used in the city's response to a lawsuit brought by…

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  • Teacher found hanged in Southern California high school classroom

    A teacher was found hanged to death in a Southern California high school classroom when students arrived on Monday, police and fire officials said, in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide. Jillian Jacobson, a 31-year-old photography teacher, was found by students in a classroom at El…

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  • Albanian who challenged warrantless surveillance to face U.S. terror trial

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday set a July trial date for an Albanian man who had been allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to a federal terrorism charge and mounted an unsuccessful challenge to the government's warrantless wiretapping program. Agron Hasbajrami, a…

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  • Connecticut man found guilty of murdering 'Law & Order' actress

    By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut drug dealer was found guilty on Monday of brutally murdering his former girlfriend in her home nine years ago, just as her acting career had gotten a boost from a role in the popular television drama "Law and Order." Matthew Pugh, 42, of…

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  • Judge reduces sentences for Amish in beard-cutting attacks

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Eight members of an Amish sect received reduced prison sentences on Monday, following a federal court ruling in Ohio that they did not commit a hate crime when they cut off the beards and hair of fellow members of their faith. Sect leader Samuel Mullet, 69, who…

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  • California court rules San Diego sex offender law unconstitutional

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that San Diego County's "blanket" enforcement of the state's sex offender residency laws was unconstitutional, a decision that could open the door to wider challenges of the statute. California's top court issued…

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  • Accused Boston bomber's slain older brother to loom over trial

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect sparred with federal prosecutors on Monday over how early in the trial they may discuss his older brother's role in the attack, suggesting the defendant's life may well hang on that question. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21,…

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  • Sex offender who fled Canada for U.S. arrested on rape charge near Seattle

    A convicted sex offender in Canada who fled the country illegally in 2013 has been arrested in Washington state on charges of rape and burglary, law enforcement officials said on Monday. Michael Stanley, 49, is accused of breaking into a home in the Seattle suburb of Bryn Mawr on Feb. 27 and…

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  • Former Atlanta superintendent charged in school cheating case dies

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall, who was deemed too ill from breast cancer to stand trial with a dozen former educators accused in a standardized test cheating scandal, has died, her attorney said on Monday. "To her dying breath she denied…

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  • Woman raped in Connecticut by man she met on dating app: police

    (Reuters) - A Massachusetts woman was raped in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday by a man she met through an online dating app, police said. New Haven Police arrested Timothy Turner, of Waterbury, Connecticut, and charged him with crimes including first-degree aggravated sexual assault. It was…

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  • Georgia's sole female death row inmate set to be executed

    The only woman on death row in Georgia is scheduled to be executed on Monday for her husband's 1997 murder, barring last-minute legal action. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, would be the first woman executed by the state in 70 years. Prosecutors said she plotted with her boyfriend, Gregory Owen, to…

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  • White House task force urges closer scrutiny of police

    By Julia Edwards and Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House-commissioned task force recommended independent outside investigations of police use of deadly force on Monday, in a report following the fatal shooting by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri of an unarmed black teenager. …

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  • Texas nurse sues Dallas hospital over Ebola infection

    A nurse filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Texas hospital where she worked, saying it did not do enough to prevent her from being infected with Ebola and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with the virus. In the suit Nina Pham brought against Texas Health Resources (THR) in Dallas…

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