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  • Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake

    (Reuters) - An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical…

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  • Website lets donors pay Detroit residents' overdue water bills

    By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - Widespread water shutoffs in Detroit have led to the creation of a website that allows donors to anonymously pay the overdue bills of residents in the bankrupt city, a site organizer said on Thursday. Recent efforts by the cash-strapped municipal water authority…

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

  • Maryland seeks to lure anglers to join 'Frankenfish' battle

    ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - Maryland officials are hoping that the prospect of landing a record fish will enlist anglers in the battle against the northern snakehead, a voracious newcomer dubbed "Frankenfish." The invasive snakehead, which can breathe air and travel short distances over land, has…

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  • Canada board welcomes U.S. oil-by-rail ideas, says danger remains

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada welcomed on Thursday proposed U.S. regulations for oil-by-rail tankers but cautioned of persistent danger until tank cars built before 2011 stop carrying oil and other flammable liquids. It marked as "satisfactory in part" the U.S. response to its…

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  • Effort to force vote to repeal Seattle minimum wage increase fails

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Seattle business group said it has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to force a November vote seeking to repeal a municipal ordinance that raises the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour. Forward Seattle, which represents restaurants,…

  • Former Massachusetts probation official found guilty in corruption case

    A former director of Massachusetts' probation commission was found guilty on Thursday of running the agency as a corrupt political patronage operation, offering jobs in return for favors from state legislators. A U.S. District Court jury found that former commissioner John O'Brien and an aide were…

  • NYC murder accomplice with 'extraordinary' record denied parole

    By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y. (Reuters) - An accomplice in the fatal shooting of a New York City police officer on Thursday lost his latest bid for parole, despite what a state appeals court said was an "extraordinary" 30-year prison record and broad support from corrections officials. The court…

  • Sanity exam of accused Colorado theater gunman can be filmed: judge

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A second psychiatric examination of accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who says he was insane when he shot dead 12 moviegoers two years ago, can be recorded on video, a judge overseeing the case ruled on Thursday. Arapahoe County District Court Judge…

  • Often Overlooked Method to Pay Off Mortgage

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.

  • Mother, daughter die of burns from Philadelphia food truck blast

    A mother and daughter have died from burns they suffered when a propane tank exploded in the family's food truck in Philadelphia earlier this month, authorities said on Thursday. Jaylin Landaverry Galdamez, 17, and her mother, Olga Galdamez, 42, each were burned on more than 50 percent of their…

  • Police seek five young adults in Brooklyn Bridge flag case: media

    New York police are looking for five young adults in connection with the mysterious white flags that fluttered atop the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning, baffling onlookers below, local media reported on Thursday. Reuters could not immediately verify the reports, as representatives for the New…

  • California man says he shot fleeing intruder who said she was pregnant

    Police have released few details about the Tuesday night shooting in the middle-class Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach, south of Los Angeles. Tom Greer, 80, told Los Angeles television station KNBC that he is the Bixby Knolls resident who shot the woman, striking her twice in the back just…

  • Landlords say San Francisco anti-eviction law unconstitutional

    By Jennifer Baires SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A San Francisco law requiring landlords to pay large sums of money to tenants before removing a property from the rental market was challenged in federal court on Thursday amid rising tensions between renters and landlords in the expensive city. The…

  • One dead, one wounded by gunman at Pennsylvania hospital

    Three people were shot at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania, on Thursday and one person was in custody, according to NBC10 television station in Philadelphia. Darby Borough Police were at the scene of the hospital, about 7 miles (11 km) west of Philadelphia, according to NBC10. …

  • Judge doubts Florida election maps can be fixed by November

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - A judge who ruled Florida’s new congressional districts were unconstitutional earlier this month expressed doubt Thursday that he can postpone next month’s primary election for a quick fix of the political boundaries. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said he…

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  • Kennedy cousin tries to stop tapes being played in murder retrial

    By Richard Weizel STAMFORD Conn. (Reuters) - Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin awaiting retrial after serving 11 years in prison for the murder of a teenage girl in Connecticut, wants to stop incriminating audiotapes from being used again as evidence, according to court filings on Wednesday. One…

  • Top Dallas official bets political future by opening arms to immigrants

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Images of protesters trying to stop buses loaded with illegal immigrants may dominate the news, but in the heart of Texas, one county judge is taking on friends and foes by trying to find shelter for child migrants flooding across the U.S. border. Dallas…

  • Preachers rail at police in funeral for NYC man who died in custody

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering Brooklyn church on Wednesday to express fury at the city's police force during the funeral of Eric Garner, who died soon after police put him in a banned chokehold. As hundreds of mourners…

  • Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States. The execution of…

  • Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

    (Story refiled to correct typographical error on third paragraph) (Reuters) - A Minnesota man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent. Duff Watson said he was flying from Denver to…

  • Kansas man charged with murder after girl dies in police chase

    A man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old Kansas girl, who was found dead after a police chase, was charged on Wednesday with first-degree felony murder in the child's death, authorities said. Marcus McGowan, 30, also was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer in…

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