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  • Ford expands Takata driver-side air bag recall in U.S.

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday expanded the recall of older-model Mustang cars that have driver-side Takata air bags with inflators, to include about 502,500 vehicles.

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  • Black-market chemist pleads guilty in U.S. baseball doping scandal

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A black-market chemist pleaded guilty on Thursday to concocting testosterone in the garage lab of his Florida home that was used to supply performance-enhancing drugs linked to the U.S. baseball doping scandal. Paulo Berejuk, 51, faces up to 10 years in prison at his February…

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  • American accused of counterfeiting $2 million in Uganda

    By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - An American man has been arrested in Uganda and accused by U.S. prosecutors of counterfeiting more than $2 million in fake dollars, some of which were to be mailed to the United States hidden in charity pamphlets, court papers showed. Ryan Andrew Gustafson, 27, is…

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  • New York Mayor de Blasio named PETA's Person of the Year

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was named 2014 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for opposing horse-drawn carriages in Manhattan and advocating other animal friendly causes, the group said on Thursday. De Blasio, a liberal who took office…

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  • Mercedes recalls 4,871 cars, SUVs in U.S. for possible oil leak

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Mercedes-Benz is recalling 4,871 sedans and SUVs in the United States because of a potential oil leak, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.

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  • Honduras extradites accused drug gang leader to United States

    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A man accused of leading a major Central American drug trafficking gang has been extradited to the United States by Honduras, a Honduran government official said on Thursday. Miguel Arnulfo Valle, who has been described by the U.S. government as head of the Valles cartel,…

  • Washington state middle school closed after letter threatens violence

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state middle close was closed for a second day on Thursday as police investigated a letter left in a hallway that threatened violence against four staff members, school officials said. The anonymous writer of the typed letter, which was found outside a teacher's…

  • Obama has power to further weaken Cuba sanctions

    By Anna Yukhananov and Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has the power to further weaken U.S. sanctions against the Communist-run island beyond the normalization of relations with Havana that he announced on Wednesday, sanctions experts said. While the restoration of…

  • Accused Boston bomber says satisfied with defense lawyers

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in his first court appearance in more than a year, told a judge on Thursday that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was dressed…

  • Uber driver in Boston charged with kidnapping and rape

    (Reuters) - A driver for ride-sharing company Uber in Boston was charged with the kidnapping and rape of a woman who used the service earlier this month. The driver, Alejandro Done, pleaded not guilty in Cambridge District Court on Wednesday, the Boston Globe reported. The incident allegedly took…

  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers inmates

    By Nate Raymond and Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice plans to sue New York City over widespread alleged violations of the civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, it said Thursday, raising the prospect of federal oversight of the troubled…

  • NYC subway extension may transform Manhattan neighborhood

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project intended to revitalize a long-neglected slice of Manhattan. The city's transit authority has been working for seven years on…

  • White supremacist charged in Kansas deaths faces competency hearing

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan (Reuters) - A Kansas judge will hear evidence on Thursday as to whether a white supremacist accused of killing three people at two Jewish facilities this year is competent to stand trial on capital murder charges. Former Ku Klux Klan member Frazier Glenn Cross Jr.,…

  • Two Wisconsin girls in Slenderman case to appear in court hearings

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Two Wisconsin girls will be in court on Thursday for hearings to determine if they are fit to stand trial on charges that they lured a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbed her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character. Morgan Geyser and Anissa…

  • Three killed, several injured in crash outside California church

    (Reuters) - Three people were killed and at least nine others injured when a driver ploughed into a group of pedestrians leaving a holiday church service in a southern California city of Redondo Beach on Wednesday night, police said. The driver ran into the crowd, who were taking the crosswalk…

  • 'Another Wall falls': Europe hails U.S.-Cuba breakthrough

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall reunited Europe, the European Union hailed a "historic turning point" in the Caribbean with the renewal of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. "Today another Wall has started to fall," EU foreign policy…

  • FBI, Los Angeles police recover nine stolen paintings worth $10 million

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal agents and police in Los Angeles have recovered nine paintings worth millions of dollars that were stolen from the home of an elderly couple six years ago, including works by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera, and FBI spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The…

  • Federal judge rebuffs NCAA concussion settlement

    (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday rebuffed a $75-million NCAA settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit over head injuries suffered by student athletes, court records show. U.S. District Judge John Lee wrote in a 21-page opinion that while the proposed agreement was a step…

  • Lava creeps within mile of Hawaii shopping center

    By Karin Stanton PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A stream of molten lava from an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept to within a mile of the only grocery store and gas station in the village of Pahoa on Wednesday as it neared a highway link with the rest of the island. The Hawaii County Civil…

  • Sea boundary talks between U.S., Mexico, Cuba to take years: Mexico

    By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Joint talks among the United States, Cuba and Mexico to fix the maritime boundaries of the three countries in the Gulf of Mexico are likely to be complex and stretch beyond 2018, a senior Mexican official said on Wednesday. The United States said earlier in…