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  • Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge

    A U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the information to boost advertising revenue. In a decision late Tuesday night, U.S. District…

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  • U.S. regulators to review pilot mental health after Germanwings crash

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced that a joint government-industry group will review how the agency monitors the mental health of commercial pilots and will make recommendations within six months. The move came some two months after a pilot allegedly…

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  • Islamic State sympathizers may have made airline threats: U.S. officials

    Islamic State sympathizers may have been behind more than a dozen threats in the last two days to international flights using U.S. airports or flying over American airspace, U.S. law enforcement and security sources said on Wednesday. The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that…

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  • Dispute over Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible, Nobel medal heads for mediation

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A judge in Georgia agreed on Wednesday to appoint a mediator to help settle a dispute between the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s children over whether to sell his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement. The fight…

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  • Many Americans have no retirement savings: Fed survey

    Many Americans are not financially prepared for retirement, with almost a third of working adults without savings or a pension, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Wednesday. The Fed's 2014 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking found that about 38 percent of the more than…

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  • Police arrest Washington, D.C., man for transit terror threats

    (Reuters) - Police in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday arrested a man they said had made multiple threats against subway stations, buses and trains around the nation's capital. Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, also known as "Kidd Cole," was arrested at his residence and faces federal charges of making…

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  • Florida college ends use of students for vaginal probe training

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida community college under fire for allowing female sonography students to perform vaginal probes on one another as part of their class instruction said it will cease the practice for good. The announcement by Valencia College on Tuesday followed…

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  • Man dead after car crashes off Connecticut overpass

    One man was killed and a second person was in serious condition after their car plunged off a Connecticut interstate highway overpass early on Wednesday, state police said. The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. when a pickup truck drove through a highway guardrail and fell a "significant…

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  • Canadian 15-year-old seeks bail in Florida murder case

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The 15-year-old son of the Canadian consul general in Miami who faces murder charges from a botched drug deal will seek to be released on bond at a hearing Wednesday in Miami. Marc Wabafiyebazu has pleaded not guilty and is being held in jail awaiting trial…

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  • Kansas man missing for 23 years found submerged in car

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) - The body of a man missing since 1992 has been recovered from the driver's seat of a car submerged in a Kansas lake, authorities said on Tuesday. Fremont O'Berg, who was 57 when he disappeared, was found alone in his 1981 Chevrolet Citation automobile…

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  • NSA chief urges 'safe' Internet under equivalent of Law of the Sea

    By Eric Auchard and David Mardiste TALLINN (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency chief called on Wednesday for an "open, reliable and safe" Internet governed by international rules akin to the Law of the Sea, while deflecting critics who say NSA spying has undermined public trust in the…

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  • Appeals court strikes down Arkansas 12-week abortion ban

    (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down an Arkansas law that banned abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy, upholding a lower court's decision last year that had blocked the law. The Arkansas law violates a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy at a point before the viability of the…

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  • Death toll from flooding in Houston rises to five, city says

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The death toll from flooding in Houston has reached five people, the city said in a statement on Wednesday. There are also two people unaccounted for in the Monday flooding that turned streets into rivers in parts of the fourth-most populous U.S. city. (Reporting by Jon…

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  • Colorado movie massacre defense: We need to talk about James

    By Daniel Wallis and Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - In a hushed courtroom on the outskirts of Denver, defense lawyers played family videos of a young boy sitting on a sofa in shorts and a T-shirt, playing on a slide in a park, and frolicking in waves on a sunlit beach. The films gave…

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  • Heavy rains hit Texas as death toll rises to 13 from storms

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Storms dumped rain on parts of Texas on Wednesday, bringing more runoff to swollen waterways that spilled their banks this week in places such as Houston, where floods have killed six people and caused chaos in the fourth most-populous U.S. city. At…

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  • Western U.S. drought might raise food prices: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    The poll, conducted May 18 to 22, also found strong support for certain water conservation efforts that might be aimed at the general public in drought-stricken states. The governor of Washington state has declared a drought emergency even as Nevada, parts of Oregon and other western states also…

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  • Appeals court rules with states challenging Obama's immigration action

    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was dealt another setback on Tuesday when a U.S. appeals court refused to lift a block put in place by 26 states that argued Obama overstepped his authority. By a…

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  • Former Los Angeles policeman, sought in murder, arrested in Mexico

    A former Los Angeles police officer, who fled after he was accused of killing a man following a fight near a southern California nightclub district, has been arrested in northern Mexico, state prosecutors said on Tuesday. Henry Solis, 27, was detained in the border city of Ciudad Juarez and was…

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  • Penn State fraternity shut down for three years after nude photos

    (Reuters) - Penn State University on Tuesday said it was withdrawing recognition from a fraternity for three years after members were accused of posting pictures they took of mostly undressed women onto private Facebook pages. "The organizational misbehaviors is far more than the University can…

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