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Video of police shooting unarmed black man sparks protests in Sacramento

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:16:21 -0400

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Newly released video footage of police killing an unarmed black man in a barrage of gunfire in Sacramento, California, left the mayor "horrified" and sparked street protests on Thursday that gridlocked traffic in the state capital for hours.(image)

Congress approves $1.3-trillion spending bill, sends to Trump

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:28:36 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress voted early on Friday to approve a $1.3-trillion government funding bill with large increases in military and non-defense spending, sending it to President Donald Trump, who was expected to sign it into law.(image)

Texas bomber's roommates released by police after questioning

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:46:41 -0400

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two roommates of the 23-year-old man behind this month's deadly bombing spree that unnerved Austin have been questioned and released from custody, police in the Texas capital said on Thursday.(image)

Kentucky Senate passes bill restricting abortion procedure

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:57:43 -0400

(Reuters) - The Kentucky Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to ban a common abortion procedure once the patient reaches her 11th week of pregnancy, in what would amount to one of the strictest abortion limits yet in the United States.(image)

After Florida massacre, pockets of NRA country weigh gun law reform

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:10:54 -0400

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Reuters) - Vermont, a mostly rural New England state with a passion for hunting, has a reputation as a pro-gun stronghold, but the rising specter of school gun violence has shaken that longstanding political tradition.(image)

Daughter of Uber autonomous vehicle victim retains lawyer

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:45:09 -0400

PHOENIX, Ariz (Reuters) - The daughter of the woman killed by an Uber [UBER.UL] self-driving vehicle in Arizona has retained a personal injury lawyer, underlying the potential high stakes of the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.(image)

Ex-Playboy model tells CNN she 'was in love' with Trump

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:40:36 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims to have had a 10-month affair with U.S. President Donald Trump starting in 2006, told CNN’S Anderson Cooper 360 in an interview broadcast on Thursday night that she was in love with Trump.(image)

Kansas militia members wanted to kill Muslims -prosecutor

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:20:01 -0400

WICHITA, Kan. (Reuters) - Three men charged with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in western Kansas, where Muslim immigrants from Somalia lived and had a mosque, wanted to kill as many as possible and send a message they were not welcome in the United States, a prosecutor said on Thursday.(image)

Maryland high school shooting victim to be taken off life support: mother

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:22:22 -0400

(Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl who was critically wounded this week when she was shot by a fellow student at her high school in Maryland will be taken off life support on Thursday evening, her mother said.(image)

Wisconsin governor ordered to hold special elections after Democratic outcry

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:28:40 -0400

(Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker must hold special elections in two state districts, a judge ruled on Thursday, after Democrats said he was putting off the votes over fears of losing the formerly Republican-held seats.(image)