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Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:56:32 -0400

SHERIDAN, Oregon/CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Millions of Americans looked skyward in awe through protective glasses, telescopes and cameras on Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in a century marched from the U.S. Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic seaboard.(image)

Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues from campus

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:47:35 -0400

(Reuters) - The University of Texas at Austin removed four statues tied to the Confederacy from its campus on Monday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy at a time of protests and fierce debate about race and the legacy of America's Civil War.(image)

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:16:45 -0400

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten U.S. sailors were missing after a collision between a destroyer and a tanker near Singapore on Monday, the second involving a U.S. warship and a merchant ship in Asia in about two months, triggering a fleet-wide probe of operations and training.(image)

Gunman killed after wounding judge in ambush outside Ohio courthouse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:02:09 -0400

(Reuters) - A gunman shot and wounded a judge in an ambush outside an Ohio courthouse on Monday before the assailant was fatally shot by a probation officer, authorities and local media said.(image)

More video emerges of Baltimore police staging evidence: prosecutors

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:53:47 -0400

(Reuters) - More body-worn camera footage that shows Baltimore police officers apparently staging the discovery of evidence has emerged, city prosecutors said on Monday, in the third such episode to become public in recent weeks.(image)

U.S. workers have low hopes for higher pay: Fed survey

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:31:26 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. workers see little hope for higher paychecks, and while they are increasingly searching for new jobs, they expect fewer offers to fall into their laps, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Monday.(image)

Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson lawyer for sexual assault retrial

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:10:07 -0400

(Reuters) - The lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges will represent Bill Cosby when he is retried on sex assault charges later this year, the comedian's spokesman said on Monday.(image)

JPMorgan pledges up to $2 million to fight racism, support human rights

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:54 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Monday it will contribute up to $2 million to fight racism and support human rights in light of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to violence and the death of a protester.(image)

Illinois town gears up to become heart of U.S. eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:00:59 -0400

CARBONDALE, Ill. (Reuters) - The small southern Illinois town of Carbondale was revving up on Sunday to become eclipse central on the eve of a total solar eclipse that will traverse the continental United States for the first time in 99 years.(image)

Chalked messages show Charlottesville's shock after weekend violence

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:36:02 -0400

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