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  • San Francisco police sued by Guatemalan parents of immigrant shot dead

    By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Guatemalan parents of an immigrant man shot dead by San Francisco police have filed suit in federal court, accusing two officers of excessive force and the police chief and city of failing in their training and oversight responsibilities. Amilcar Perez…

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  • One U.S. Navy Seal dies, one critical in Virginia pool training

    (Reuters) - One U.S. Navy Seal died and another was critically injured on Friday while training in a pool at a Virginia military base, a Navy spokesman said. The two members of the Navy's elite sea, air, land teams were found at the bottom of the pool by another service member at about 3 p.m.…

  • Group defends honoring Montana judge rebuked over teen rape case

    A Montana bar association on Friday defended its controversial decision to honor a former judge who was censured for suggesting that a 14-year-old girl was partly to blame for her rape by a teacher whom the judge sentenced to just 31 days. The board of the Yellowstone Area Bar Association, a…

  • Aide to U.S. Senator Cochran charged with drug possession: Washington Post

    An aide to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Fred Pagan, 49, personal assistant and office administrator to the Republican senator, was charged on Thursday in U.S. District…

  • Truckers may renew labor unrest at Southern California ports

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will vote on Saturday whether to go on strike, organizers said, in a move that could revive labor tensions at the nation's busiest cargo hub as it recovers from a crippling dockworkers…

  • Alaska airline suffered operational, training flaws before deadly crash

    (Reuters) - An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to inform pilots of shifting weather conditions and other hazards leading up to a 2013 crash in western Alaska that killed four people, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday. The Cessna 208B, a single-engine turboprop, had…

  • Tennessee governor signs bill allowing handguns in parks

    By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Licensed handgun owners are allowed to carry their weapons in parks throughout Tennessee under a bill signed by Governor Bill Haslam on Friday, even if local governments would like to ban the practice. Haslam, a Republican, said he had reservations…

  • Michigan woman charged with murder for sealing newborn in plastic at office

    (Reuters) - A Michigan woman was charged with murder on Friday in the death of her newborn son who was found sealed in a plastic bag and stored in a tote near her desk in March, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said. Kimberly Pappas, 25, of Wyandotte, is charged with felony murder,…

  • Three Florida college band members found guilty in hazing death

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Three former members of the Florida A&M University marching band were found guilty on Friday on charges of manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major in a 2011 incident that drew attention to dangerous college hazing practices. …

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  • California man ordered to stand trial in 10-year kidnap case

    A California man accused of abducting his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter, marrying her and holding her captive for a decade of physical and sexual abuse was ordered to stand trial on Friday on kidnapping and rape charges. Isidro Medrano Garcia, 41, was set to be tried on five counts of forcible…

  • Woman punched by officer during arrest sues Seattle for $1 million

    A Seattle woman who was punched in the face by a police officer as she was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence has filed a $1 million claim against the city, saying her rights were violated, the city clerk's office said on Friday. Miyekko Durden-Bosley, 23, suffered a fractured eye socket…

  • Hostage locations difficult to track - and may be getting harder

    By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed two hostages in Pakistan exposes intelligence shortfalls that former and current U.S. officials say appear to be growing more frequent as militants expand their safe havens and as Washington…

  • Tulsa County prosecutor seeks outside probe of sheriff's office

    Tulsa County's district attorney said on Friday he has contacted outside agencies about investigating the sheriff's office whose reserve deputy says he fatally shot a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a Taser during an arrest. District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said new information his…

  • Treatment of U.S. flag sparks protest at Georgia's Valdosta State University

    By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - A university in southern Georgia canceled classes on Friday before a rally that drew about 1,000 demonstrators angry that an American flag was stepped on during a recent protest on campus. Valdosta State University officials said no classes would be held and…

  • Florida university suspends fraternity for insulting veterans

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - The University of Florida on Friday suspended a fraternity as it investigates reports that members insulted disabled veterans and desecrated their U.S. flags during a resort retreat. Three members of the Zeta Beta Tau were already expelled from the…

  • Several U.S. probes likely of drone strikes that killed hostages

    By Mark Hosenball and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency's Inspector General will conduct what could be the first of several investigations into the CIA drone strikes that killed American and Italian hostages and two U.S.-born al Qaeda militants, U.S. government…

  • Baltimore police to release surveillance video linked to man's death

    BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Police in Baltimore said on Friday they would release surveillance video taken around the time officers arrested a 25-year-old black man who later died of injuries while in custody. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts also told reporters the department had received a…

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  • California burglar makes tater tots, falls asleep on couch: police

    (Reuters) - A California man who intended to burglarize a house had his plans go awry when he made himself a snack and fell asleep on the couch, police said on Friday. James Adams, 44, was arrested on a charge of breaking into the home in Petaluma, about an hour's drive north of San Francisco,…

  • Florida Senate passes bill requiring 24-hour wait for abortions

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida Senate approved a bill on Friday mandating a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, with all Republicans voting in favor and all Democrats opposed. The bill is now headed to Republican Governor Rick Scott, who is expected to…

  • Man held in San Diego for Islamic State links to face trial in Minnesota

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A Somali-American Minnesota man arrested in San Diego as prosecutors said he prepared to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State has agreed to return to Minneapolis to face federal prosecution for conspiracy to aid a terrorist group. Mohamed Farah, 21,…