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  • U.S. doctor battling Ebola takes slight turn for worse

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The health of a U.S. doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia while helping fight an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly disease has worsened slightly, a relief organization said on Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, an American missionary also infected…

  • Representative Cantor to resign House seat early

    Representative Eric Cantor said on Friday he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier than expected following a stunning defeat in a Republican primary election. Cantor, who on Thursday stepped down from his leadership position in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives,…

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  • Massachusetts lawmakers pass bill tightening state gun laws

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts lawmakers on Friday tightened the state's already strict gun laws by passing a measure that gives police chiefs authority to turn down a resident's requests to buy a rifle or shotgun if they believe the person may be a danger. House lawmakers…

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  • Corruption trial of former Virginia governor to hear from businessman

    By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - The businessman at the heart of the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife is due back on the witness stand on Friday for a third day of testimony, including likely questions from defense attorneys. Jonnie Williams,…

  • Six Philadelphia narcotics officers arrested for robbing dealers

    By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. government agents arrested six Philadelphia narcotics officers on Wednesday on charges they robbed and in some cases kidnapped drug dealers, including dangling one over an 18th story balcony to force him to give up a computer password. “The conduct…

  • Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

    By Julie Steenhuysen and Colleen Jenkins CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital…

  • Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion arrives in U.S.

    Mariam Yahya Ibrahim arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she has relatives and where she was greeted by a crowd of people from the local Sudanese immigrant community who sang and handed her bunches of flowers. "I can't describe the feeling," said her husband, Daniel Wani, who had traveled…

  • After nine-month kidnap ordeal, New Hampshire teen feeling 'better'

    Abigail Hernandez, 15, told the Conway Daily Sun she had seen its coverage of her disappearance and that it gave her hope, the newspaper reported on Friday. Hernandez declined to discuss her case in detail, the paper reported. State prosecutors on Monday arrested a 34-year-old man, Nathaniel…

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  • Chicago budget gap to shrink, but pension payment spike looms

    Chicago said its budget deficit was on track to shrink to just below $300 million in 2015, but a state-mandated increase in pension payments would expand gaps in the future. The projected $297 million operating fund deficit, the lowest for the city in seven years, is based on $3.22 billion in…

  • U.S. top lawyer calls for greater transparency over execution drugs

    By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on states to be more transparent about the drug cocktails used in executions in the wake of a series of botched lethal injections that have renewed a national debate over the death penalty. States that impose capital punishment…

  • Competency hearing expected for Wisconsin girl in Slenderman case

    Two doctors are expected to testify on Friday on the competency of one of two Wisconsin girls accused of luring their friend into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both 12, have been charged as adults with…

  • For some companies, influx of migrant children into U.S. means business

    By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - For a handful of U.S. companies that have exclusive or longstanding contracts with federal agencies dealing with illegal immigrants, the recent wave of children crossing the southern border with Mexico is a business opportunity. Private prison companies Geo…

  • Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

    By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Down syndrome, but he owns his own restaurant and is a Special…

  • Court clears way for California to sell $8 billion of bullet-train bonds

    (Reuters) - A California appeals court has ruled a state authority may issue $8 billion in bonds to help finance a high-speed rail system in the most populous U.S. state, removing a substantial obstacle to the proposed $68 billion plan. In overturning on Thursday a state court's 2013 ruling, the…

  • 8 Movies That Shouldn't Have Been Rated PG

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  • N.Y.'s Met Opera, unions extend talks for 72 hours, lockout delayed

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera agreed to extend negotiations with its labor unions for 72 hours, preventing a threatened lockout at the nation's largest performing arts organization, the Met said late on Thursday. The Met Opera also said it had reached new…

  • Slain Michigan teenager had swollen hands from pounding on door: witness

    By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - An independent medical examiner testified on Thursday that a black teenager's hands were swollen from pounding on the door of a white suburban Detroit man's home, which could support the man's claim that he thought the teenager was trying to break in. The…

  • Man extradited to U.S. from Mexico over slaying of border patrol agent

    (Reuters) - A Mexican man has been extradited to the United States in connection with the fatal shooting of a U.S. border patrol agent during a late-night gun battle near the U.S.-Mexican border in Arizona four years ago, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. Ivan Soto-Barraza has been charged…

  • Obamacare subsidy case could be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday. The petition requests the U.S. high court decide the issue after two lower U.S. court…

  • U.S. residents sue over immigration denials said to target Muslims

    By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five long-time U.S. residents who are Muslim or from Muslim-majority countries sued the federal government on Thursday, saying the Department of Homeland Security was unfairly denying or delaying requests for citizenship and permanent residency on…

  • Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding

    By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico. A…

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