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Law enforcement personnel investigate the home where Austin serial bomber Mark Anthony Conditt lived in Pflugerville, Texas, U.S., March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

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.

U.S.12 hours ago

Instructors work with participants on proper gun handling during a firearms training class at the PMAA Gun Range in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A majority of Americans, including Republicans, Democrats and gun owners want stricter laws on gun ownership and armed guards in schools, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll taken in early March.

U.S.11 minutes ago

Stephon Clark, 22, is visible on the ground after two police officers (L) shot him, in this still image captured from police aerial video footage released by Sacramento Police Department, California, U.S., on March 21, 2018.   Courtesy Sacramento Police Department/Handout via REUTERS

The mayor of Sacramento, California, said on Thursday he was "horrified" by video showing police firing 20 times at an unarmed black man who died in the backyard shooting.

Politics7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A small group of anti-gun protesters hold a vigil outside the Vermont State Legislature in Montpelier, Vermont, U.S., March 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo

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.

U.S.2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Curtis Allen 49, (L to R), Gavin Wright, 49 and Patrick Eugene Stein, 47 are shown in these booking photos in Wichita, Kansas provided October 15, 2016.    Photo courtesy of Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

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.

Politics2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

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.

Politics2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Students gather during a rally held at the Prospect Park Bandshell for the National School Walkout in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., March 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

As hundreds of thousands of young people protest for stricter gun laws at "March For Our Lives" demonstrations across the United States on Saturday, the Democratic Party and nonpartisan groups plan to register first-time voters.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Washington, DC High School student Sara Durbin joins with other students walking out of classes to demand stricter gun laws outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S.,  March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

With large protests for stricter gun laws planned nationwide on Saturday, the U.S. Congress is expected to approve a massive spending bill this week with grants to help schools prevent gun violence, improvements to background checks and an assurance that a key government agency can conduct related research.

U.S.5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A building in the Queens borough of New York is pictured after being mentioned in an investigation announced into buildings owned by the Kushner Companies, that had allegedly falsified work permits with the City's Department of Buildings, in New York, U.S., March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A New York City regulator is investigating 13 buildings controlled by a company formerly run by Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, over possible "illegal activity" related to work permits, according to public filings.

Business News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - A worker pulls a car with luggages while passengers arrive to the Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The board that oversees major airports in New York and New Jersey voted on Thursday to consider phasing in a minimum wage increase to $19 per hour by 2023, affecting about 20,000 workers.

Business Newsan hour ago

The Citigroup Inc (Citi) logo is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. Picture taken October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Citigroup Inc <C.N> added restrictions on firearms sales for new retail-sector clients, the Wall Street bank said on Thursday, the strongest move to date by a major U.S. lender following last month's high school shooting in Florida.

U.S.2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO:    Kenneth Brissette (L), director of tourism, sports and entertainment for the city of Boston and defense attorney William Kettlewell, enter federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., December 4, 2017.  Photo taken December 4, 2017.  REUTERS/Nate Raymond/File Photo

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a criminal case against two members of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's administration accused of illegally pressuring a music festival production company into hiring union labor.

U.S.2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators examine a self-driving Uber vehicle involved in a fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona, U.S., March 20, 2018.  A women was struck and killed by the vehicle on March 18, 2018.     National Transportation Safety Board/Handout via 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.

Environment3 hours ago

Drivers travel through deep water sitting on Sunland Boulevard, near the La Tuna Fire, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

Heavy rains in Southern California on Thursday threatened to cause dangerous mudslides in the hills northwest of Los Angeles, after thousands of people evacuated their homes in a region where slides killed 21 people in January.

Business News3 hours ago

Passengers wait to board  their flight at San Diego, California, U.S., January 10, 2018.      REUTERS/Mike Blake

The U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday that airlines carried 3.4 percent more passengers on U.S. domestic and international flights in 2017 for an all-time high of 965 million passengers.

Business News4 hours ago

The U.S. Congress' $1.3 trillion spending bill includes language that would forbid restaurants and other employers from pocketing employees' tips, the result of a deal between the government's top labor official and a Senate Democrat.

U.S.5 hours ago

Michaels Companies Inc will shut down 94 Aaron Brothers framing and art supplies stores, the largest U.S. crafts retailer said on Thursday, as it grapples with the popularity of online shopping.

Politics8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb speaks during his election night rally in Pennsylvania's 18th U.S. Congressional district special election against Republican candidate and State Rep. Rick Saccone, in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, March 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

The Republican candidate in a close U.S. House of Representatives special election on March 13 in Pennsylvania conceded to his Democratic opponent on Wednesday, cementing a Democratic upset in a long-time Republican area that President Donald Trump handily won in 2016.

World News9 hours ago

Federal prosecutors have decided to dismiss charges against 11 of 15 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security team after they were charged in connection with a street brawl in May 2017 near the Turkish embassy in Washington.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil Roberts (top) leads his members in a rally outside the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, DC, U.S., October 7, 2014.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

The main U.S. coal miners' union is set to endorse two Democrats running for Congress in West Virginia, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday - a boost for Democrats trying to win over a constituency that voted heavily for Republican Donald Trump in 2016.

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