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New York steps up efforts on crane safety after deadly collapse


NEW YORK New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday unveiled a series of new policies governing the use of construction booms in the United States' largest city, after a deadly crane collapse in Manhattan highlighted the need for additional safety measures.

New York policeman accused of shooting black man to testify at trial

NEW YORK A New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black man in an unlit Brooklyn stairwell is expected to take the stand in his own defense on Monday at his trial for manslaughter.

07 Feb 2016

Two shot dead, four wounded after Mississippi Mardi Gras parade

Two people were shot dead and four wounded on Sunday following a Mardi Gras parade in a Mississippi Gulf town, media said.

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Exclusive: Zika virus discourages many Americans from Latin America travel

The rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to Latin America and the Caribbean, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.

World, Health 07 Feb 2016

Chicago policeman sues estate of teen he fatally shot

NEW YORK A Chicago policeman who fatally shot a 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a 55-year-old grandmother in the same incident has sued the teenager's estate, blaming him for prompting the shooting and causing the officer emotional distress.

07 Feb 2016

Guard at N.Y.'s Rikers jail charged with rape, smuggling

NEW YORK A corrections officer at New York's infamous Rikers Island jail complex has been arrested on charges of planning to smuggle marijuana to an inmate with whom she had a sexual relationship, authorities said on Sunday.

07 Feb 2016

Two people killed, at least 10 injured in Orlando nightclub shooting

Two people were killed and at least 10 others were injured when as many as three shooters opened fire in an Orlando nightclub with a crowd of about 300 people in the predawn hours of Sunday, police in the Florida city said.

07 Feb 2016

Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

AUSTIN, Texas Somewhere in the Dallas area, a retired man sitting in a home office is making social media videos backing Japanese right-wing views that have made him a celebrity among hawks in the Asian country.

World, Japan 07 Feb 2016

Dallas police announce criminal investigation of Manziel

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is the subject of a criminal investigation regarding a domestic violence complaint, Dallas police announced late on Friday.

Sports 06 Feb 2016

Oregon officer shot dead while serving warrant: police

SEATTLE A police officer was shot and killed on Friday in a small western Oregon city while trying to arrest a man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, state police said on Saturday.

06 Feb 2016

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