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  • CIA to make sweeping changes, focus more on cyber ops: agency chief

    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency will make one of the biggest overhauls in its nearly 70-year history, aimed in part at sharpening its focus on cyber operations and incorporating digital innovations, CIA director John Brennan said. Brennan said he is…

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  • Disabled jet lifted off New York runway as investigation opens

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Delta Air Lines jetliner that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm was moved into a hangar overnight as investigators looked into the accident, transportation officials said on Friday. Several of the 127 passengers and…

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  • Ohio State football player showed no signs of a brain disease - coroner

    An Ohio State football player who committed suicide last year did not show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease sometimes found in athletes with repetitive brain trauma, a coroner's report said on Friday. Kosta Karageorge, 22, a non-scholarship reserve defensive…

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  • FBI offers $25,000 reward for information on U.S. judge's shooting in Detroit

    (Reuters) - The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information on the shooting of a federal judge during an apparent robbery attempt outside his home in Detroit, the agency said on Friday. U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg was shot in the leg late on Thursday, the Federal Bureau of…

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  • Jodi Arias trial to cost Arizona taxpayers more than $3.2 million: officials

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The trials of convicted murderer Jodi Arias in Arizona will end up costing taxpayers more than $3.2 million to cover defense and prosecution expenses during the closely watched proceedings, county officials said on Friday. The court determined at the start of…

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  • Obama criticizes Ferguson as city seeks settlement over racial bias

    President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the Missouri city of Ferguson for "oppressive and abusive" actions against African-Americans that were laid bare in a U.S. Justice Department report accusing police and court officials of a range of illegal actions. The president's comments came as…

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  • Prosecution rests in case of New York boy's 1979 murder

    By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prosecutors rested their case in the trial of a former grocery worker accused of the 1979 choking murder of a New York City boy, wrapping up on Friday with testimony of a medical examiner describing how strangulation and asphyxiation affect the body. Pedro…

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  • Texas man jailed for sending harassing emails to Yahoo CEO

    A man previously convicted of harassing Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer has been arrested by Austin police on suspicion of sending her sexually graphic emails, according to police records released on Friday. Gregory Calvin King, 30, was booked on Thursday into the Travis County…

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  • Delta refinery, union reach deal on local issues, likely avoiding strike

    By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc's Philadelphia-area refinery has struck a deal with the local union that will likely prevent the facility from joining the country's largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years. United Steelworkers 10-234 and Monroe Energy, the subsidiary…

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  • New York airport alarm reveals stowaway dog in checked luggage

    U.S. security agents searching a checked suitcase after an alarm went off at New York's LaGuardia Airport expected the usual contraband - guns, knives or a hand grenade - but instead found a stowaway Chihuahua, authorities said on Friday. Staring back at the agents was a 7-year-old beige and brown…

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  • U.S. Air Force eyes Textron plane, others for future air support

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is looking at Textron Inc's Scorpion and other aircraft to address future needs for low-end air support missions given its plans to retire the aging fleet of A-10 Warthog planes in coming years, a top general said Friday. Later versions…

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  • Derailed U.S. oil train still burning; shipment delays expected

    (Reuters) - The wreck of a derailed BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] train loaded with crude oil from North Dakota was still burning in Illinois on Friday, and the company warned that shipments along the line could be delayed up to 48 hours. Twenty-one tank cars came off the rails in an explosive accident…

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  • Tesla says Nevada battery plant on track despite report of delay

    Tesla Motor Inc said on Friday that construction of its giant $5 billion battery plant in Nevada remains on schedule despite a newspaper report saying the electric carmaker's project was delayed. The Reno Gazette-Journal earlier on Friday reported a project delay at the site, citing two union job…

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  • Prosecutors in Colorado cinema massacre trial seek to restrict graphic images

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the murder case against Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes are asking that crime scene and autopsy photographs and videos of victims be restricted at the upcoming trial, court records showed on Friday. In a filing, the prosecutors request that…

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  • Obama says supports decision not to charge officer in Ferguson shooting

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday he fully supported the U.S. Justice Department's decision not to charge a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last year. "You can't just charge him anyway because what happened was tragic," Obama told a town hall-style…

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  • Los Angeles, police union strike pay agreement: Los Angeles Times

    (Reuters) - Los Angeles city officials and its police union took a step toward ending a lengthy and often tense labor dispute by reaching a tentative pay agreement on Friday that would grant raises in the last three years of a four-year contract, according to the Los Angeles Times. Full details of…

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  • Accused Boston bomber's lawyers gamble with guilt admission: experts

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - When they admitted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's role in the Boston Marathon bombing, his lawyers acknowledged that he will almost certainly spend the rest of his life behind bars. Tsarnaev's defense team opened his trial this week by bluntly admitting that the…

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  • BNSF rerouting oil trains in Illinois after Thursday derailment

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - BNSF is rerouting oil trains after an explosive derailment near Galena, Illinois on Thursday, according to Galena City Administrator Mark Moran. Some of the train cars remained on fire on Friday, Moran said, and it was unclear when shipments would restart along the line.…

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  • Winter storm moves away; eastern U.S. to remain cold

    Record-breaking cold gripped the United States from Texas to New York on Friday, causing school closures and snarled traffic, as a storm that dropped roughly 2 feet (61 cm) of snow on some eastern parts of the country moved out to sea. Snowfall and blustery weather forced public schools in the…

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  • Two brothers charged in fatal shooting of Philadelphia police officer

    (Reuters) - Two brothers were charged with murder on Friday stemming from the shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer during the botched robbery of a game store, authorities said. Officer Robert Wilson was fatally shot at a GameStop store on Thursday afternoon during a robbery attempt,…

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