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Trump moves to limit transgender individuals from military service

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 04:12:43 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that bans some transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces latitude in implementing policies.(image)

Hundreds of thousands set to march for tighter U.S. gun controls

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:28:31 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to rally nationwide on Saturday for tighter gun laws in "March For Our Lives" protests led by survivors of the Florida school massacre, which reiginited public anger over mass shootings.(image)

California police shooting of unarmed black man forcing look at policies

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 04:47:12 -0400

SACRAMENTO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Did police tell an unarmed black man who they were before shooting him to death in a dark backyard in Sacramento, California? That question is forcing an examination of policies dictating when and how police identify themselves while encountering suspects.(image)

Family disputes California police account in shooting of black man

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 08:53:37 -0400

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - The family of an unarmed black man shot to death by police officers in the backyard of his grandparents' house in Sacramento, California, disputes the police account that he had earlier been breaking windows, the family's attorney said on Friday.(image)

Justice Department to ban bump stocks

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:37:15 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department is proposing rule changes that will effectively ban bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday.(image)

Man arrested for burglarizing Patriots Gronkowski's home

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 04:16:13 -0400

(Reuters) - A 31-year-old man has been arrested and two men remain at large for burglarizing the Massachusetts home of New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski following the team's Super Bowl loss, police said.(image)

Parkland students scarred, determined after lives changed forever

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:18:16 -0400

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Madeline Gaffney, Diego Pfeiffer and Kayla Sanseverino were normal teens focused on homework and college applications before last month's mass shooting catapulted them into the U.S. debate on gun rights.(image)

Virginia man threatens U.S. congressman's life after venting about marijuana

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:20:48 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia man was arrested on Friday, after a discussion about marijuana policy in the district office of U.S. Representative Scott Taylor devolved into violent threats, the U.S. Justice Department said.(image)

Trump says will sue drug companies over opioids

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:06:35 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration will be suing some drug companies as part of its fight against the opioid drug crisis, without giving more detail.(image)

Trump signs budget deal after raising government shutdown threat

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:54:48 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending several hours of confusion spurred by a tweeted veto threat that raised the specter of a government shutdown.(image)