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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a sign at a rally to protest the police shooting of Stephon Clark, in Sacramento, California, U.S., March 31, 2018.  REUTERS/Bob Strong/File Photo

California police officers will be allowed to use lethal force only when "necessary" in response to a threat, instead of the existing standard of "reasonable", under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.

U.S. Legal News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Planned Parenthood's employees look on as anti-abortion rights advocates hold a rally in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant/File Photo

Planned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.

U.S. Legal News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr is pictured after a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City jail.

U.S. News9 hours ago

Alaska's governor signed a budget bill on Monday rolling back most of the deep, highly controversial spending cuts he imposed weeks ago on the University of Alaska but rebuffed a renewed bid by lawmakers to restore funding he slashed from health programs.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: New York protesters march and rally on the fifth anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, a day after federal prosecutors announce their decision not to prosecute NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo or other officers for charges related to his death, in New York, U.S., July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy/File Photo

Hassan Johnson was getting his head shaved on Monday at the same barber shop Eric Garner used to visit.

U.S. News14 hours ago

NYPD officers look on as people attend a press conference of Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner outside Police Headquarters in New York, U.S., August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The white New York City police officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner during a 2014 arrest was fired on Monday, five years after video of the encounter fueled nationwide protests against police brutality.

U.S. News12 hours ago

James Reardon Jr., arrested on charges of threatening to attack a local Jewish community center, is shown in a booking photo in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S., provided August 19, 2019.  Mahoning County Sherriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

An alleged self-described white nationalist, one of three men in the United States accused of planning mass shootings in a week, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he threatened to attack a Jewish community center, the court clerk said.

U.S. News10 hours ago

An Arizona man was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for killing a couple and burying them in his backyard in a 6-foot-deep grave he dug with a borrowed backhoe, his lawyer said.

Environment12 hours ago

Damage from the McKinley Fire burning along the Parks Highway in Alaska, U.S., is seen in this photo taken August 18, 2019.  Photo taken August 18, 2019.  Maureen Clark/Alaska Divison of Forestry/Handout via REUTERS

Late-season wildfires during one of the driest summers on record in Anchorage have destroyed homes, forced evacuations, closed roads and schools and poured sometimes-dangerous levels of smoke into the state’s most populous region.

Politics15 hours ago

U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren stands in front of Native American tribal leaders as she speaks at the Frank LaMere Native American Forum while campaigning in Sioux City, Iowa, U.S., August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized again for her claims in the 1980s that she is Native American, speaking to a crowd of tribal leaders in Iowa.

Politics12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, and the crowd responded with "send her back", at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S., July 17, 2019.   REUTERS/Jonathan Drake/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump's brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election campaign.

Politics12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: People embrace while holding placards during a rally against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump after last weekend's shooting at a Walmart store, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Americans have spent the past three years debating what impact President Donald Trump’s racially charged remarks have had on society.

U.S. News16 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at United States Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer and critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Monday said he did nothing "wrongful" in dealing with Nike Inc, and asked a federal judge to dismiss the criminal extortion case against him.

Science & Space16 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., August 8, 2019.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be an unmanned robotic lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters on Monday.

U.S. News16 hours ago

The Pentagon said on Monday it tested a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile with a range of more than 500 km (310 miles), the first such test since the United States pulled out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

U.S. News18 hours ago

New York City police fired a white police officer on Monday over the July 17, 2014, killing of a black man with a prohibited chokehold.

Politics21 hours ago

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke addresses the nation in El Paso, Texas, U.S. August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan on Friday to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem and to create federal domestic terrorism offices, in a bid to combat hate crimes and gun violence in the United States.

Healthcare & Pharma21 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, Washington, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.

Politicsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton as Vice President Mike Pence looks on in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020.

U.S. Newsa day ago

James Reardon Jr., a 20-year-old from Ohio, is in custody after authorities discovered a video on his Instagram account threatening to shoot up the local Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and authorities also found rounds of ammo and several semi-automatic weapons after his home was raided Friday night. Reardon is being held on charges of aggravated menacing and online harassment at Mahoning County Jail. Colette Luke has more.

An Ohio man who authorities said is a self-described white nationalist is in custody on charges that he threatened to attack a local Jewish community center.

U.S. News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a sign at a rally to protest the police shooting of Stephon Clark, in Sacramento, California, U.S., March 31, 2018.  REUTERS/Bob Strong/File Photo

California police officers will be allowed to use lethal force only when "necessary" in response to a threat, instead of the existing standard of "reasonable", under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.

U.S. Legal News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Planned Parenthood's employees look on as anti-abortion rights advocates hold a rally in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant/File Photo

Planned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.

U.S. Legal News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr is pictured after a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City jail.

U.S. News9 hours ago

Alaska's governor signed a budget bill on Monday rolling back most of the deep, highly controversial spending cuts he imposed weeks ago on the University of Alaska but rebuffed a renewed bid by lawmakers to restore funding he slashed from health programs.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: New York protesters march and rally on the fifth anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, a day after federal prosecutors announce their decision not to prosecute NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo or other officers for charges related to his death, in New York, U.S., July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy/File Photo

Hassan Johnson was getting his head shaved on Monday at the same barber shop Eric Garner used to visit.

U.S. News14 hours ago

NYPD officers look on as people attend a press conference of Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner outside Police Headquarters in New York, U.S., August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The white New York City police officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner during a 2014 arrest was fired on Monday, five years after video of the encounter fueled nationwide protests against police brutality.

U.S. News12 hours ago

James Reardon Jr., arrested on charges of threatening to attack a local Jewish community center, is shown in a booking photo in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S., provided August 19, 2019.  Mahoning County Sherriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

An alleged self-described white nationalist, one of three men in the United States accused of planning mass shootings in a week, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he threatened to attack a Jewish community center, the court clerk said.

U.S. News10 hours ago

An Arizona man was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for killing a couple and burying them in his backyard in a 6-foot-deep grave he dug with a borrowed backhoe, his lawyer said.

Environment12 hours ago

Damage from the McKinley Fire burning along the Parks Highway in Alaska, U.S., is seen in this photo taken August 18, 2019.  Photo taken August 18, 2019.  Maureen Clark/Alaska Divison of Forestry/Handout via REUTERS

Late-season wildfires during one of the driest summers on record in Anchorage have destroyed homes, forced evacuations, closed roads and schools and poured sometimes-dangerous levels of smoke into the state’s most populous region.

Politics15 hours ago

U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren stands in front of Native American tribal leaders as she speaks at the Frank LaMere Native American Forum while campaigning in Sioux City, Iowa, U.S., August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized again for her claims in the 1980s that she is Native American, speaking to a crowd of tribal leaders in Iowa.

Politics12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, and the crowd responded with "send her back", at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S., July 17, 2019.   REUTERS/Jonathan Drake/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump's brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election campaign.

Politics12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: People embrace while holding placards during a rally against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump after last weekend's shooting at a Walmart store, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Americans have spent the past three years debating what impact President Donald Trump’s racially charged remarks have had on society.

U.S. News16 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at United States Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer and critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Monday said he did nothing "wrongful" in dealing with Nike Inc, and asked a federal judge to dismiss the criminal extortion case against him.

Science & Space16 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., August 8, 2019.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be an unmanned robotic lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters on Monday.

U.S. News16 hours ago

The Pentagon said on Monday it tested a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile with a range of more than 500 km (310 miles), the first such test since the United States pulled out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

U.S. News18 hours ago

New York City police fired a white police officer on Monday over the July 17, 2014, killing of a black man with a prohibited chokehold.

Politics21 hours ago

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke addresses the nation in El Paso, Texas, U.S. August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan on Friday to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem and to create federal domestic terrorism offices, in a bid to combat hate crimes and gun violence in the United States.

Healthcare & Pharma21 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, Washington, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.

Politicsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton as Vice President Mike Pence looks on in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020.

U.S. Newsa day ago

James Reardon Jr., a 20-year-old from Ohio, is in custody after authorities discovered a video on his Instagram account threatening to shoot up the local Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and authorities also found rounds of ammo and several semi-automatic weapons after his home was raided Friday night. Reardon is being held on charges of aggravated menacing and online harassment at Mahoning County Jail. Colette Luke has more.

An Ohio man who authorities said is a self-described white nationalist is in custody on charges that he threatened to attack a local Jewish community center.

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