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  • A jury has found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty
    A_jury_has_found_jose_ines_garcia_zarate_not_guilty 2017-12-01 01:04:11 UTC
    San Francisco — A jury has found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty in the July 2015 death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. He was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Garcia Zarate, a Mexican citizen and undocumented immigrant, had been deported from the United States five ...

  • Historic Wrong: Tearful Justin Trudeau Apologizes to First Nations People
    'historic_wrong'-_tearful_justin_trudeau_apologizes_to_first_nations_people 2017-11-27 05:42:42 UTC
    The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized to First Nations people in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador for abuse at assimilation-oriented schools. The system of boarding schools operated until 1980. Trudeau issued a sweeping apology on Friday to the indigenous people of...

  • A homeless man receives more than $325,000 in charitable pledges for his generosity
    A_homeless_man_receives_more_than__325_000_in_charitable_pledges_for_his_generosity 2017-11-24 22:29:56 UTC
    (Reuters) - A homeless man who spent his last $20 on a New Jersey woman whose car ran out of gas has received more than $325,000 in charitable pledges after she started a fund-raising drive to reward him for his generosity. Kate McClure, 27, launched a page on GoFundMe.com that had raised $325...

  • South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence to 13 years and five months
    South_africa%e2%80%99s_supreme_court_increased_oscar_pistorius%e2%80%99_murder_sentence_to_13_years_and_five_months 2017-11-24 08:58:28 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was “shockingly lenient”. Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on...

  • Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach
    Uber_paid_hackers__100_000_to_keep_secret_a_massive_data_breach 2017-11-22 06:25:44 UTC
    (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the U.S. company’s cover-up of the incident resulted in t...

  • Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dead
    Mafia_'boss_of_bosses'_salvatore_'toto'_riina_dead 2017-11-17 09:05:49 UTC
    MILAN (Reuters) - Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the most powerful and feared Sicilian Mafia boss of the 20th century, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter century in jail, Italy’s Justice Ministry said. Riina, who turned 87 on Thursday, died in the prison ward of a hospital ...

  • Women Who Use 'IUDs' Have a Lower Risk of Cervical Cancer
    Women_who_use_'iuds'_have_a_lower_risk_of_cervical_cancer 2017-11-09 06:46:10 UTC
    Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception might have a lower risk of cervical cancer than their counterparts who don’t use this form of birth control, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 16 previously published studies with a total 4,945 women who had cerv...

  • Science: Sheep Can Recognize Human Faces
    Science-_sheep_can_recognize_human_faces 2017-11-09 06:20:01 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. In a specially equipped pen, sheep were shown pictures of pe...

  • North Korea: Impact of Sanctions on Women and Children
    North_korea-_impact_of_sanctions_on_women_and_children 2017-11-08 18:25:26 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it was working to uphold women’s rights and gender equality but that sanctions imposed by major powers were taking a toll on vulnerable families. Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations ...

  • Agatha Christie, ‘Queen of Crime,’ is Returning to the Big Screen
    Agatha_christie__%e2%80%98queen_of_crime_%e2%80%99_is_returning_to_the_big_screen 2017-11-06 07:05:51 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Agatha Christie, the author dubbed the ‘Queen of Crime,’ is returning to the big screen after a decades-long absence with an adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express,” directed by Kenneth Brannagh. Starring Brannagh as eccentric detective Hercule Poirot, the film premiere...

  • House of Cards Season 6 Suspended after Kevin Spacey Allegation
    House_of_cards_season_6_suspended_after_kevin_spacey_allegation 2017-11-01 05:46:45 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc indefinitely halted production of political drama “House of Cards” on Tuesday following an allegation of sexual misconduct against series star Kevin Spacey. Producer Media Rights Capital and Netflix “have decided to suspend production on House of Cards seaso...

  • Insurance company to 9-month-old boy: Too expensive to keep you alive
    Insurance_company_to_9-month-old_boy-_too_expensive_to_keep_you_alive 2017-10-18 20:55:06 UTC
    A 9-month-old boy with an aggressive brain tumor received a letter from his family’s insurance company explaining that treating the cancer would be too expensive and therefore “not medically necessary.” ‘Dear Connor Richardson,” the letter said, according to The Daily Beast, “As HIP Health Pla...

  • Mugabe’s wife sued a man for not delivering a $1.35 million wedding anniversary ring
    Mugabe%e2%80%99s_wife_sued_a_man_for_not_delivering_a__1.35_million_wedding_anniversary_ring 2017-10-18 16:52:27 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF party and se...

  • Scientists Detect Light From Gravitational Wave
    Scientists_detect_light_from_gravitational_wave_when_neutron_stars_collide 2017-10-16 19:27:03 UTC
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - When neutron stars collide: Scientists in Europe and the U.S. have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Mon...

  • Thousands Flee California Fires, Death Toll Rise to 41
    Saturday-_thousands_flee_california_fires__death_toll_rise_to_35 2017-10-16 19:20:16 UTC
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California’s history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing. The most destructive Nort...

  • Columbus Day Celebrates the Explorer's Crimes Against Humanity
    Christopher_columbus_crimes_against_humanity 2017-10-09 20:25:51 UTC
    Every October, grateful Americans get a day off work to, ostensively, celebrate the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. The current President of the United States Donald Trump said in his proclamation: "The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that unden...

  • Trump's Nationalistic America Sees Anti-Fascist Movement Rising
    Trump's_nationalistic_america_sees_anti-fascist_movement_rising 2017-10-07 07:30:08 UTC
    On the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the US president in January, the white supremacist Richard Spencer was giving an interview to a television reporter on the streets of Washington, DC. He was midsentence when a black-clad figure rushed up and punched him in the face. Spencer fell ...

  • McCain Does Not Support New GOP Obamacare Repeal
    Mccain_does_not_support_new_gop_obamacare_repeal 2017-09-22 18:56:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that he would vote against a new Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare if it is brought onto the Senate floor next week, in a new setback for the proposal. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” McCain...

  • California protects immigrants and resists Trump by becoming a 'Sanctuary State'
    California_protects_immigrants_and_resists_trump_by_becoming_a_sanctuary_state 2017-09-16 18:43:59 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to become a sanctuary state, tussled over hot-button environmental issues and urged other states to refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission as their legislative year ended early on Saturday. The m...

  • Bluetooth bugs bedevil billions of android devices
    Bluetooth_bugs_bedevil_billions_of_android_devices_ 2017-09-13 17:45:53 UTC
    More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company. If you're not keeping count, that's most of the estimated 8.2 billion devices that use Bluetooth, which allows for our gadgets to connect and communi...

  • Nation Weather Service Takes Active Role in Preparing for Disasters
    National_weather_service 2017-09-13 14:26:49 UTC
    COLLEGE PARK, Md.—“I woke up Friday night with a dream that it had missed the peninsula,” said Bill Lapenta, the director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. We sat looking at a screen that showed Hurricane Irma’s long journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Another monitor showed...

  • Senator McCain: 'Every life has to end one way or another'
    Senator_mccain-_'every_life_has_to_end_one_way_or_another' 2017-09-11 16:41:17 UTC
    Sen. John McCain opened up about his battle with brain cancer on Sunday, adding it to the list of other near-fatal encounters he's faced. “I’m facing a challenge," the Arizona Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "But I’ve faced other challenges, and I’m very confident about gettin...

  • This Weather is Not Normal
    Weather_not_normal_irma 2017-09-07 17:23:06 UTC
    The days leading up to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Texas last week were some of the most nerve-wracking in meteorological history. Forecasters watched helplessly as a true monster storm—one that would eventually become the most extreme rain event in recorded American history—moved toward Houst...

  • Pope Francis Consulted Psychoanalyst in the 1970's
    Pope_francis_consults_psychoanalyst 2017-09-01 16:34:23 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Pope Francis saw a Jewish psychoanalyst once a week for six months during the 1970s and found the experience beneficial, the pontiff was quoted as saying in a new book. “For six months, I went to her once a week to shed light on certain things,” the Argentine pontiff said in ...

  • Mayor of storm-ravaged Houston announces nighttime curfew
    Storm-ravaged_city_bans_people_from_the_streets_during_the_night 2017-08-30 06:05:01 UTC
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 13 people and paralyzing Houston, America's fourth most populous city. With damage expected to run well into the tens of billions of dollars, it will rank among the ...