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  • U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance

    By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Patrick Leahy will introduce legislation on Tuesday to ban the U.S. government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search. The bill, which has White House…

  • U.S. to seize $100 mln of Iraqi Kurdish oil in tanker off Texas

    By Anna Driver and Julia Payne HOUSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities were set on Tuesday to seize a cargo of crude worth more than $100 million from Iraqi Kurdistan anchored off the Texas coast after a judge approved a request from Baghdad, raising the stakes in an oil sales dispute between…

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  • U.S. appeals court upholds federal meat labeling regulation

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected a food industry challenge to a federal rule concerning labeling requirements for meat, a ruling that could have a major impact on businesses fighting federal regulation on free-speech grounds. For the second time,…

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  • U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiator 'concerned' about detention of journalists

    A top U.S. negotiator in nuclear talks with Iran said on Tuesday the United States is concerned about the recent detention of four journalists, three of them Americans, and called on Tehran to free them. The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called for the immediate release of the four…

  • Temple University scraps SAT requirement for new students

    (Reuters) - Philadelphia's Temple University said on Tuesday it will no longer require prospective students to submit a standardized test score when they apply, joining a small but growing group of schools that believe there are other ways to gauge talent. Temple said it is the first public…

  • Girl dies after being hit by plane on Florida beach

    The 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a Florida beach and killed her father also has died from her injuries, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday. Oceana Irizarry and her family were walking on Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday when the pilot of a…

  • U.S. consumer confidence jumps in July

    U.S. consumer confidence jumped in July to a monthly high not seen since October 2007, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 90.9 from a upwardly revised 86.4 the month before.

  • CVR Refining shuts Kansas refinery after fire; four hurt

    (Reuters) - CVR Refining shut its 115,000-barrel-per-day Coffeyville refinery in Kansas after a fire broke out at an isomerization unit early on Tuesday, hurting four employees, the company said in a statement. Coffeyville police and fire officials were not immediately available for comment.

  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

  • Pool, phones, yoga: world intrudes on Amish now home in Ohio after prison

    By Kim Palmer BERGHOLZ Ohio (Reuters) - Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a taste for Mountain Dew soda, got his GED, and wonders if he should get a pool table after learning to play in prison. His wife, Kathryn, who had never ridden a public bus before boarding one last year to go to prison…

  • Sex website seizure spurs San Francisco bid to decriminalize prostitution

    By Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The head of San Francisco’s Erotic Service Providers Union has been a sex worker for 24 years — and "I hope to be doing it for another 24," says Maxine Doogan. Sex workers argue that decriminalizing prostitution would be the best way to fight…

  • Rare tornado slams Boston area, knocks out power

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere were picking up the pieces early on Tuesday after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and buildings. The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down during a…

  • Doctor held for pointing rifle toward women at Phoenix airport -police

    An Arizona doctor was arrested on suspicion of pointing a rifle toward a woman and her 17-year-old daughter inside a busy Phoenix airport terminal, police said on Monday. They said Peter Nathan Steinmetz, 54, removed the AR-15 style rifle from a hanging position over his shoulder inside Phoenix…

  • Toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire

    A private drone trying to film a wildfire that has charred nearly six square miles in Northern California briefly disrupted firefighting efforts, although workers had gained the upper hand against the blaze, officials said on Monday. Fire officials spotted the drone over the so-called Sand Fire on…

  • Police arrest four in beating death of China grad student near USC

    By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four people, two of them juveniles, have been arrested in the robbery and beating death last week of a Chinese graduate student near his off-campus apartment, Los Angeles Police officials said on Monday. The body of Xinran Ji, 24, an electrical…

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  • Police search for Oregon mom who vanished while running errands

    By Courtney Sherwood NEWBERG Ore. (Reuters) - Police in Oregon were searching on Monday for a stay-at-home mother of two young children who seemingly vanished from her small community while running household errands last week, as her family said they feared the worst. Jennifer Janelle Huston, a…

  • Pregnant NY woman says she was put in chokehold by NYPD officer

    By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York woman who is seven months pregnant complained on Monday that she was put in a chokehold by a New York police officer after barbecuing outside her home, fueling a controversy that has raged in the city following a man's death linked to the…

  • Man acquitted in murder of Michigan college football player

    (Reuters) - A man accused of murdering and robbing an Eastern Michigan University football player last October was acquitted of all charges by a jury on Monday. Ed Thomas, 21, was found not guilty in the murder of Demarius Reed, a 20-year-old wide receiver with the Eastern Michigan Eagles who had…

  • San Diego council approves minimum wage hike to $11.50 an hour by 2017

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The San Diego City Council gave formal approval on Monday to an ordinance that would incrementally raise the minimum wage in California's second-largest city to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, mostly for workers in the restaurant and retail sectors. The…

  • Round-up of wild horses gets under way in Utah

    By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Federal land managers began rounding up wild horses on public land in central Utah on Monday as part of efforts to cut herd numbers and placate ranchers who say the animals destroy range land vital for cattle grazing. Working with a pair of…

  • Arizona inmate uses basketball hoop to leap to freedom

    A physically fit felon escaped from a detention facility in Arizona by scaling a basketball hoop in the yard and then jumping from it onto a fence, authorities said on Monday. Wade Cole Dickinson, 28, remains at large more than two weeks after fleeing from the Yavapai County Detention Facility, a…

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