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Five killed, including gunman, in shooting spree in Kentucky: police

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 1:19am
(Reuters) - Five people, including a suspected gunman who apparently took his own life, were killed in a shooting spree at two locations in northeast Kentucky on Saturday, officials said.

U.S. Grand Canyon helicopter crash kills three - report

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:09pm
(Reuters) - A tourist helicopter crashed in the United States' Grand Canyon on Saturday, killing three people and injuring four others, Arizona media and a federal aviation spokesman said.

U.S. drops charges against defendant in NCAA corruption case

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 5:03pm
(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges against the former director of an amateur basketball program who was among 10 people charged last year in a major corruption case involving college basketball, according to a court filing.

Two Ohio police officers shot dead responding to 911 call

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 4:59pm
(Reuters) - Two Ohio police officers were shot to death on Saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, and a suspect was wounded and is in custody, officials said.

U.S. rail official steps down after questions raised over outside work

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 3:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Trump administration rail safety official resigned on Saturday after questions were raised about whether he was conducting outside work after taking the post, the U.S. Transportation Department said.

Two Ohio police officers shot to death, suspect held

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 3:24pm
(Reuters) - Two Ohio police officers were shot to death on Saturday when they responded to a call and a suspect was wounded and is in custody, a spokeswoman for the city of Westerville said.

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor sent to Arizona federal prison

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 2:40pm
(Reuters) - Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to a high security federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, after being convicted of molesting scores of young women who went to him for treatment, authorities said on Saturday.

OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 1:33pm
(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers.

U.S. Olympic system failed abused gymnasts: USOC

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:05pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. Olympic system "failed" the hundreds of young female athletes sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors Chairman Larry Probst said on Friday.

Russian offering info on Trump bilked U.S. spies out of money: NY Times

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 8:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian who offered stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons and compromising information on President Donald Trump bilked U.S. spies out of $100,000 last year, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing U.S. and European security officials.

Autopsy finds gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas took anti-anxiety drug

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 8:15pm
(Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was found to have had anti-anxiety medication in his system, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing a newly obtained autopsy report.

Trump signs deal to end brief agency shutdown, boost U.S. spending

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 6:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A brief U.S. government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a temporary spending deal expected to push budget deficits past $1 trillion annually with new military and domestic outlays.

Puerto Rico says to receive $16 billion in federal disaster aid

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 6:55pm
(Reuters) - Puerto Rico said on Friday it will receive $16 billion in federal aid under a disaster recovery package signed on Friday by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Two dead as winter snowstorm sweeps across U.S. Midwest

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 6:30pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A winter storm swept across the northern U.S. Midwest on Friday, dumping up to nine inches (23 cm) of snow on Chicago, killing at least two people and snarling hundreds of flights as it rolled east to threaten New York state and New England.

Michigan State University to fire dean after Nassar scandal

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 5:53pm
(Reuters) - Michigan State University is moving to fire a dean who it said had failed to enforce 2014 guidelines created for sports doctor Larry Nassar in treating young athletes after complaints of sexual misconduct against him.

Georgia police officer and suspect killed, two deputies wounded

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 5:41pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A police officer was shot dead and two sheriff's deputies were wounded on Friday in a small Georgia town by a gunman who was then killed, the county sheriff said.

Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown, boost U.S. spending

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A brief U.S. government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a wide-ranging deal expected to push budget deficits into the $1 trillion-a-year zone.

Star witness in ex-Cuomo aide's corruption trial arrested

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 2:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The corruption trial of a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has taken an unexpected turn, as a star witness for prosecutors was arrested after admitting during his fourth day testifying before a jury that he may have violated his cooperation agreement.

U.S. budget deal grants $1.5 billion for drug-affected babies, families

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 2:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids.

Policeman killed, two wounded in Georgia shooting

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 2:19pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A police officer was shot dead and two sheriff's deputies were wounded on Friday in a small Georgia town by a gunman who was then killed, the county sheriff said.

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