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  • Oregon woman freed from East Timor prison four months after arrest

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A veterinarian from Oregon who was arrested while traveling in East Timor in September was released from jail on Thursday after nearly two months of detention, the U.S. State Department said. Dr. Stacey Addison, 41, who was said by friends to be visiting East Timor as part of…

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  • Storm brings white Christmas to Rockies; soggy weekend to Southeast

    By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A winter storm pushing across the Rockies on Thursday was expected to drop a foot of snow in some areas as it fanned eastward, threatening soggy conditions and potential weekend travel delays across a wide swath of the United States, forecasters said. The storm was…

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  • Former President George H.W. Bush spends Christmas in hospital

    (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush remained hospitalized on Thursday near his home in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath this week, and was in "great spirits," his spokesman said. Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday. Spokesman Jim…

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  • Two more NY men arrested for threatening police

    (Reuters) - Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday. The arrests bring to six the number of those…

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  • Texas armored car driver accused of theft arrested in Colorado

    (Reuters) - An armored car driver in Texas who abandoned his vehicle and made off with $200,000 has been arrested in Colorado on theft charges, and the missing money has been recovered, police said on Thursday. Trent Michael Cook, 24, was arrested at a hotel room in Colorado Springs on Wednesday…

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  • CDC worker monitored for possible Ebola exposure in lab error

    By Steve Gorman (Reuters) - A laboratory technician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been placed under observation for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus due to an apparent mix-up in lab specimens, the Atlanta-based agency said on Wednesday. The technician, who…

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  • Three injured, two critically, in shooting at Chicago train station

    (Reuters) - Three people were injured, two of them critically, after a gunman opened fire in a Chicago train station on Wednesday night, police said. The suspect, who has not been apprehended, pulled a gun during an argument with a 41-year-old woman on the mezzanine level of a south side Chicago…

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  • Four shot, one fatally, in downtown St. Louis

    (Reuters) - A shooting at a downtown St. Louis convenience store on Wednesday left one person dead and three others badly wounded, police said. Police said no suspects were in custody some five hours after the shooting, which was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m. local time. A St. Louis Metropolitan…

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  • Shooter kills man in Louisiana mall on Christmas Eve

    (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire inside a New Orleans-area mall still busy with shoppers on Christmas eve, killing a man before he was taken into custody, police said on Wednesday. Gary François, 25, fired multiple shots at 24-year-old James Vaughn, who had just made a purchase at a Foot Locker…

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  • White Christmas expected in parts of U.S., rain elsewhere

    By Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fresh snowfall was expected to bring a white Christmas to parts of the U.S. West, Midwest and the Appalachian Mountains, while other regions of the country would slog through rain and fog, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday. The forecast comes amid…

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  • U.S. South menaced by storms as Mississippi cleans up from tornadoes

    By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - Severe thunderstorms menaced the U.S. Southeast on Wednesday, with a small tornado and flooding reported in parts of North Carolina, while emergency workers in Mississippi surveyed damage from tornadoes that killed at least four people and injured 20. As…

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  • Firefighters targeted in drive-by shooting in north Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A firefighter was grazed in the arm during a drive-by shooting behind a north Florida fire station on Tuesday evening, police said. Firefighters were refueling a ladder truck in back of Station 28 in Jacksonville, Florida, when a passing vehicle opened fire, according to a…

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  • NY protesters reject plea for hiatus despite police slayings

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mayor Bill de Blasio's attempts to soothe a city dismayed by the slaying of two officers were further rebuffed on Tuesday as protesters defied his call to suspend what have become regular demonstrations over excessive police force. De Blasio led a moment of…

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  • Police officer kills armed black man near Ferguson, Missouri

    By Ian Simpson and Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - A white policeman shot dead a black man brandishing a gun at a suburban St. Louis gasoline station overnight, police said on Wednesday, igniting violence reminiscent of riots over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in nearby Ferguson.…

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  • Two people wounded by gunfire at Atlanta movie theater

    (Reuters) - Two people were wounded in gunfire late on Tuesday at an Atlanta theater hosting a film's premiere, and there have been no arrests, police said. A man was shot in the buttocks and a woman was grazed in the leg inside the lobby and concessions area of the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema at…

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  • Former President Bush, 90, hospitalized for shortness of breath

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 90, was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, late on Tuesday after experiencing shortness of breath, a spokesman for the 41st commander-in-chief said in a statement. Bush's latest health scare came two years after he was…

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  • U.S. judge throws out Arizona sheriff's immigration suit against Obama

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought against Barack Obama by an Arizona police chief who called the U.S. president's sweeping immigration reforms unconstitutional, saying the plaintiff lacked legal standing in the case. Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S.…

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