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  • Two injured in Silicon Valley hazardous materials incident

    Two people suffered minor injuries on Thursday in an unspecified hazardous materials incident in the Silicon Valley community of Sunnyvale, California, a city spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman said the incident took place at a building in Sunnyvale, about 40 miles southeast of San Francisco, but…

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  • Man arrested in shooting death of transgender woman in Los Angeles

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police have arrested a self-described former gang member suspected of killing a transgender woman who was shot to death in Los Angeles as she pounded on the front door of a house seeking help, investigators said on Thursday. The December killing of…

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  • Supreme Court protesters say no plans to disrupt Obamacare case

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An activist group that has twice disrupted U.S. Supreme Court proceedings in the past year says it does not intend to stage similar protests when the justices hear a major case next week that could gut President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. …

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  • Case of missing New York boy focuses on where body may have been dumped

    By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A crime scene expert in the trial of a man accused of a decades-old New York murder testified on Thursday that the alley where the suspect said he dumped the victim's body was a bakery at the time. Pedro Hernandez, accused of kidnapping and murdering…

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  • NY police officer's complaint about quota was free speech: court

    A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a New York City police officer who criticized an arrest quota at his precinct was protected by the First Amendment. The Manhattan court on Thursday revived Officer Craig Matthews' 2012 lawsuit claiming he was retaliated against for telling superiors at his Bronx…

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  • Omaha officer investigated after shooting suspect in the back

    Officer Alvin Lugod, 31, is being investigated in the shooting death on Monday of Danny Elrod, 39, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer told a news conference. A state grand jury will hear the case and the FBI will view video from the scene, Schmaderer said, adding he did not consider the shooting…

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  • CSX reopens rail line shut after oil train derailment

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - CSX on Thursday afternoon reopened a West Virginia train line that had been shut following an explosive oil train derailment on Feb. 16 in the town of Mount Carbon. The line is used to transport crude oil from North Dakota to an oil terminal in Yorktown, Virginia. (Reporting by…

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  • Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscars dress stolen from hotel

    The $150,000 pearl-studded, custom-made Calvin Klein dress worn by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Academy Awards has been stolen, police said on Thursday. The gown, embellished with 6,000 natural white pearls, was stolen from Nyong'o's room at the London Hotel in West…

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  • Multiple injuries in Sunnyvale, Calif., explosion: local NBC

    (Reuters) - Several people were injured from an explosion in Sunnyvale, California, local TV station NBC Bay Area reported on its Twitter feed on Thursday. The explosion was from an unknown source, the tweet said. (Reporting by Kristina Cooke; Editing by Eric Beech)

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  • Guantanamo court holds closed session over U.S. military influence

    By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military court at Guantanamo Bay met in closed session on Thursday as the judge assesses whether commanders are exerting so much influence that a fair trial for accused al Qaeda extremists cannot be ensured. Thursday's hearing was part of…

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  • Future of Puerto Rico bankruptcy bill uncertain in Congress

    By Elvina Nawaguna and Megan Davies WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bill to give Puerto Rico's ailing public utilities a way to restructure debt under the U.S. bankruptcy code drew skepticism from congressional Republicans but support from Democrats, who said it would relieve the island's…

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  • No charges for truck driver in California train wreck

    By Dana Feldman VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A truck driver whose vehicle was struck by a Southern California commuter train, triggering a wreck in which 50 people were hurt, will not be charged at this time in connection with the derailment, Ventura County prosecutors said on Thursday. Jose…

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  • Woman survives being run over by train in Phoenix: police

    (Reuters) - A woman was lucky to survive when she was run over by a train in Phoenix on Thursday, being struck and falling between the tracks but escaping serious injury, police said. Sergeant Trent Crump, a Phoenix Police Department spokesman, said all the signal devices at the junction were…

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  • U.S. Internet providers hit with tougher rules, plan challenges

    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the strictest-ever rules on Internet providers, who in turn pledged to battle the new restrictions in the courts and Congress, saying they would discourage investment and stifle innovation. Experts expect the industry to…

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  • Authorities in Arizona chase down two llamas on the loose

    (Reuters) - Two escaped llamas led authorities in Phoenix on a long chase on Thursday as audiences nationwide were captivated by live video of their escapades filmed from television news helicopters. The llama drama began at lunchtime when a large white llama and a slightly smaller black companion…

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  • Philadelphia man who fled country gets life in decades-old murder

    A man who was on the run for decades will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a woman he thought was his ex-wife's lover in a Philadelphia restaurant on Father's Day in 1992, his lawyer said on Thursday. Santiago Pedroso, 73, was subject to a mandatory minimum life sentence after a…

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  • Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant linked to incident at Walmart parking lot

    By Lisa Maria Garza and Jon Herskovitz DALLAS (Reuters) - Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was questioned by police at the scene of a 2011 incident in which a witness reported that Bryant's girlfriend was dragged by an unidentified man across a Texas Walmart parking lot, according to police…

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  • New Jersey man who killed wife with frying pan gets 30 years in prison

    (Reuters) - A New Jersey man received a 30-year prison sentence on Thursday for killing his wife by hitting her over the head with a frying pan and strangling her, authorities said. Patrick Allen, 47, was convicted of murder and other charges in December in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Superior…

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  • U.S. jury convicts Saudi over Africa embassy bombings

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Saudi man described by prosecutors as one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted lieutenants was convicted in a federal court in New York on Thursday in connection with the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Khalid al-Fawwaz, 52, faces up to life…

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  • New Jersey jury convicts man of arranging to have wife killed

    (Reuters) - A jury on Thursday convicted a New York man of conspiring to have his wife killed as they were walking on a New Jersey street three years ago, authorities said. Kashif Parvaiz, 30, arranged for his girlfriend to kill his wife and to wound him, making it look like a random attack or…

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