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Kentucky town welcomes Confederate memorial moved from Louisville

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:13:58 -0400

BRANDENBURG, Kentucky (Reuters) - A small Kentucky town gave a formal welcome on Monday to a monument to the Confederate soldiers of the American Civil War, rededicating the controversial structure after the University of Louisville removed it as an unwelcome symbol of slavery.(image)

Woods apologizes for DUI arrest, blames medication

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:19:54 -0400

(Reuters) - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods said an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications was to blame for his early-morning DUI arrest near his Jupiter Island home in Florida on Monday.(image)

In Texas legislature, tempers flare over immigration crackdown

Mon, 29 May 2017 20:21:14 -0400

(Reuters) - Tensions between Republicans and Democrats boiled over on the floor of the Texas Legislature on Monday as protesters filled the gallery on the last day of the session to denounce a new law cracking down on cities giving sanctuary to illegal immigrants.(image)

U.S. might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:21:57 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday.(image)

U.S. Navy skydiver killed in parachuting accident in New York Harbor

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:19:57 -0400

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. Navy's elite skydiving demonstration team plunged to his death on Sunday when his parachute malfunctioned while performing in an aerial exhibition as part of New York Harbor's annual Fleet Week festival.(image)

Motorcycles rumble through Washington in honor of missing veterans

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:55:36 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rumble of motorcycle engines filled a rainy morning in Washington on Sunday as thousands of bikers paraded around the National Mall for the 30th annual Rolling Thunder rally to raise awareness of U.S. military personnel who went missing in action.(image)

Man arrested after sheriff's deputy, 7 others shot in Mississippi

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:59:35 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Mississippi man went on a shooting spree overnight, killing a sheriff's deputy and seven other people in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County before the suspect was taken into custody by police, authorities said on Sunday.(image)

Mother of Uber CEO killed in California boating accident

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:31:29 -0400

(Reuters) - The mother of ride-hailing firm Uber's chief executive has died in a boating accident near Fresno, California on Friday, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday(image)

Hillary Clinton attacks proposed Trump budget cuts as 'cruelty'

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:49:48 -0400

WELLESLEY, Mass. (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton assailed the man who beat her to the White House, slamming as "unimaginable cruelty" President Donald Trump's proposal to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade in a speech on Friday.(image)