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  • Mysterious white flags replace U.S. stars and stripes on Brooklyn Bridge

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers awoke to find two white flags hung in place of the American flags that traditionally flutter atop the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning, baffling city officials, police and onlookers. Two U.S. flags usually decorate the towers of the iconic…

  • U.S. Supreme Court lifts stay of execution for Arizona inmate

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated a stay of execution for an Arizona inmate who had sued the state demanding more information about the drugs that will be used in the lethal injection procedure he faces. Joseph Wood is one of six death row inmates who…

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  • Sleep in train station, go to jail under San Francisco crackdown

    By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Transit police on San Francisco's BART commuter rail line on Tuesday stepped up efforts to discourage homeless people from sleeping in stations, issuing warnings that could eventually lead to a trip to jail. The crackdown by the Bay Area Rapid…

    Reuters39 mins ago
  • U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

    Air carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified. U.S. carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines were the…

  • Latest Obamacare legal knot won't be easy to untangle

    By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. judges have their work cut out for them untangling a legal knot created on Tuesday when two federal appeals courts released conflicting rulings hours apart going to the heart of the role the federal government will play in Obamacare. The latest…

  • Factbox: Airlines suspend flights to Tel Aviv on security concerns

    (Reuters) - Airlines canceled flights into Tel Aviv on Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Europe's aviation regulator advised carriers not to fly to Ben Gurion International Airport following a nearby rocket strike. The following is a rundown of carriers that have so far…

  • NYC police training to be overhauled after custody death

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - All New York City police officers are expected to undergo retraining in the wake of a man's death on a city sidewalk shortly after he was placed in a chokehold by officers, Bill Bratton, the police commissioner, said on Tuesday. The dying moments of Eric…

  • Colorado judge sets new December 8 trial date in theater massacre case

    By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL Colo. (Reuters) - Jury selection in the much-delayed trial of accused movie theater gunman James Holmes will begin on Dec. 8, a Colorado judge said on Tuesday, dismissing objections by the defense who said they needed more time. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos…

  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

  • Lawyer for author's estate calls Jesse Ventura publicity seeker

    By Art Hughes ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor and ex-professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is a publicity seeker trying to grab headlines by filing a defamation case against the estate of a fellow ex-Navy SEAL who died after serving his country with honor, defense lawyers said…

  • Hundreds of postal workers protest at Chicago Staples over outsourcing

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of postal workers from around the country protested outside a Staples store in downtown Chicago on Tuesday over a program that allows postal services to be sold at more than 80 Staples retail outlets. Postal workers have complained about the program…

  • Man arrested in bomb hoax at Louisiana university

    A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a bomb hoax last week at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that forced an evacuation of the sprawling campus and triggered a large-scale police response, authorities said on Tuesday. Devin Haywood, a Louisiana resident who is not a…

  • Driver rescued in Oregon after 12 hours trapped with corpse

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A driver who spent 12 hours trapped in the wreckage of her car with the corpse of a passenger who died after their vehicle tumbled down an embankment was rescued after a hitchhiker in Oregon heard her cries for help, authorities said on Tuesday. Police…

  • Maine governor bemoans move of eight child immigrants to his state

    Maine Governor Paul LePage blasted the White House on Tuesday for placing in his state eight children who tried to cross the border illegally. The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has been struggling to find shelter for the wave of unaccompanied child immigrants from Guatemala, El…

  • Most victims of fiery California bus crash died of smoke inhalation

    (Reuters) - Most of the 10 people killed in a fiery crash of a bus full of college hopefuls in Northern California survived the initial impact and died of smoke inhalation from flames that engulfed the vehicle, the county coroner said on Tuesday. Seven of those who died after a FedEx truck crashed…

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  • In chokehold death, NY police tactics clash with moves to mend relations

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Bill Bratton returned in January for a second stint as New York City's police commissioner, he often invoked two priorities - to mend relations with black and Latino citizens and to keep serious crime down with the same methods he used in the 1990s. …

  • Helicopter crashes near Washington state community hit by mudslide

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A helicopter crashed on Monday near a Washington state community in the Cascade foothills still reeling from a damaging mudslide, apparently injuring the pilot, according to authorities and media reports. The helicopter was lifting cedar blocks when it…

  • San Diego-area community expected to reject illegal immigrant shelter

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A Southern California city will put itself at the center of a nationwide debate over illegal immigration on Tuesday evening when officials there are expected to reject a bid by the U.S. government to open a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. The vote…

  • Paterno's son and other ex-coach sue Penn State for lost careers

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Two former assistant football coaches at Penn State University, including the son of disgraced former head coach Joe Paterno, are suing the school for actions they say wrecked their careers in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal. Jay Paterno, who was…

  • New Mexico teens charged with beating two homeless men to death

    By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Prosecutors have charged three New Mexico teens with murder for allegedly beating to death two homeless men whose bodies were so badly disfigured they have yet to be identified, police and the Albuquerque District Attorney's Office said. Kayla Anderson,…

  • Florida police probe death of 4-year-old run over by car

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida boy found in the middle of a street in Tampa died after being run over by a car, and authorities are investigating whether the child was pushed or fell from the vehicle, city police said on Monday. Four-year-old Marterrance Albury rolled out of…

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