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Russian alleged election interference not working: McMaster

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:25:30 -0500

Moscow's efforts to meddle in Western elections are backfiring, serving instead to strengthen and unify a broad range of people against Russia, top U.S. security official H.R. McMaster said on Saturda....
Students plan protests, Washington march, to demand gun control after mass shooting

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:14:15 -0500

By Zachary Fagenson and Katanga Johnson PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, students mobilized across the country on Sunday to organize rallies a....
Student survivors of Florida shooting slam Trump over FBI tweets

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:31:39 -0500

By Katanga Johnson PARKLAND, Fla (Reuters) - Student survivors of the deadliest-ever shooting at a U.S. high school reacted angrily on Sunday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the FBI may have b....
Trump: FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:30:49 -0500

By Michelle Price WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russ....
Stunned by massacre, U.S. students demand tighter gun controls

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:55:21 -0500

Stunned by last week's bloodiest high school shooting in U.S. history, students across the country were mobilizing on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida officials contemplated when to reopen ....
Russian alleged election interference not working: McMaster

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:04:33 -0500

By Andrea Shalal MUNICH (Reuters) - Moscow's efforts to meddle in Western elections are backfiring, serving instead to strengthen and unify a broad range of people against Russia, top U.S. security o....
Father who forgave son for family's murder asks Texas to spare his life

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:08:30 -0500

A Texas man who survived a deadly domestic attack hatched by his son is pushing the state to grant clemency to the condemned man, although it has never spared a death row inmate solely at the formal r....
Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:14:10 -0500

By Katanga Johnson and Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry a....
Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:14:34 -0500

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-rela....
Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: report

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:43:30 -0500

A teenager accused of shooting to death 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying....
Russian alleged election interference not working: McMaster

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:30:31 -0500

By Andrea Shalal MUNICH (Reuters) - Moscow's efforts to meddle in Western elections are backfiring, serving instead to strengthen and unify a broad range of people against Russia, top U.S. security o....
Moscow says no evidence behind U.S. indictment of Russians for alleged election meddling

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:28:57 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - No evidence is behind the U.S. indictment of Russian nationals for alleged election interference and Moscow has given multiple explanations on what Washington called "Russian m....
U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:49 -0500

By Warren Strobel, Dustin Volz and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to supp....
'Get back in here!' Sandy Hook lessons spared lives in Florida shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:22:36 -0500

"She was there that day in Sandy Hook and because of her I knew what to do," said Haneski, 57, a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former s....
FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, drawing anger

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:22:36 -0500

By Bernie Woodall and Zachary Fagenson PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 peopl....
Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:13:09 -0500

By David Ingram and Dustin Volz SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espio....
Trump visits Florida hospital to pay respects after school shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:43:53 -0500

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Friday visited a hospital where victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, were treated to "p....
Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:58:48 -0500

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by revi....
U.S. charges three with exporting drone parts to Lebanon's Hezbollah

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:46:54 -0500

Federal authorities have charged three men with illegally exporting drone parts and other material from the United States to Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, the U.S. Justice Department said on Fri....
'Get back in here!' Sandy Hook lessons spared lives in Florida shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:38:54 -0500

"She was there that day in Sandy Hook and because of her I knew what to do," said Haneski, 57, a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former s....
Trump visits Florida hospital to pay respects after school shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:38:33 -0500

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Friday visited a hospital where victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, were treated to "p....
Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:22:39 -0500

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, deali....
'Sinister and systematic attack' by Russians prompts U.S. Congress calls for action

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:18:19 -0500

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats both called for concerted action to combat foreign interference in U.S. elections after Special Counsel Robert Mueller annou....
South Carolina teen who fatally shot two charged as adult

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:12:55 -0500

A 15-year-old accused of killing his father and driving to a South Carolina elementary school playground in 2016 where he opened fire and fatally wounded a 6-year-old student, will be tried as an adul....
FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, draws anger

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:01:24 -0500

By Bernie Woodall and Zachary Fagenson PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it failed to act on a tip that the teenager accused of killing 17 people in Florid....
15-year-old boy charged with murder, assault in Kentucky school shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:18:23 -0500

A judge entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf, Marshall County Circuit Court Clerk Tiffany Griffith said. The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, 19, a gun owner who had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman D....
'NO COLLUSION:' Trump says vindicated by Russia meddling indictments

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:35:47 -0500

The White House on Friday declared that U.S. indictments of Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential election showed that the campaign of President Donald Trump had nothing to do with an issue t....
Yemeni man pleads guilty in U.S. to trying to join Islamic State

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:17:08 -0500

A Yemen-born New York City resident on Friday pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to Islamic State, admitting that he tried to join the organization and urged someone else to join too. Mo....
Maryland jury awards $37 million to family of woman shot by police: report

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:13:48 -0500

(Reuters) - A Maryland jury has awarded more than $37 million in damages to the family of an armed black woman who was fatally shot by Baltimore County police in a 2016 standoff, the Baltimore Sun rep....
NY judge rules Charter Communications must face lawsuit over slow internet

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:10:09 -0500

Charter Communications Inc must face a lawsuit by New York's attorney general accusing the cable company of providing customers slower-than-advertised internet speeds, a New York state judge ruled. J....
U.S. man indicted for identity fraud in Russia probe 'made a mistake': lawyer

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:01:31 -0500

A U.S. man indicted for identity fraud in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election "made a mistake" but "had absolutely no knowledge" about who was bu....
Factbox: Effort to sway election included 'Clinton' in prison garb - indictment

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:43:09 -0500

(Reuters) - A multipronged effort to sway the 2016 U.S. presidential election in favor of Republican Donald Trump and against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton included a Florida rally with an actr....
Gunfire rumors prompt brief lockdown at Washington state college

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:26:27 -0500

The brief scare prompted the cancellation of classes and a search for a gunman at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington, that officials said came up empty. "We are done searching the campus and ....
U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:13:06 -0500

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Drea....
Sessions orders review of federal response to violence warnings

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:02:18 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday he had ordered an immediate review of how the Justice Department and the FBI respond to warnings about potential violence such....
Indicted Russian businessman says not upset by election meddling charges: RIA

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:50:32 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian businessman Evgeny Prigozhin said on Friday he was not upset about his indictment for alleged election meddling in United States, RIA news agency reported. "The America....
Russia calls U.S. allegations of election meddling absurd

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:50:32 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Allegations by the United States that Russian nationals interfered in U.S. elections are absurd, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday. A U.S. federal ....
FBI says it did not properly follow-up tip on accused Florida shooter

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:10:33 -0500

The FBI said on Friday that a tip it received about accused Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz should have caused him to be assessed as a threat, but proper protocols were not followed and the information w....
Al Qaeda operative gets life sentence for killing soldiers, bomb plot

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:07:56 -0500

A man convicted of participating in a 2003 attack on American soldiers in Afghanistan that killed two people and plotting to bomb a U.S. embassy in West Africa was sentenced to life in prison on Frida....
Factbox: Brave faculty, model students among 17 shot dead at Florida school

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:22:31 -0500

(Reuters) - A beloved assistant football coach who acted as a human shield to save others was among the 17 people killed in South Florida when a gunman opened fire this week in the second-deadliest sh....
Gone with the wind: storms deepen Florida's beach sand crunch

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:24:19 -0500

By Laila Kearney FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla (Reuters) - Down the palm tree-lined roads of northeast Florida's Flagler County, a half-dozen dump trucks are shuttling back and forth along the Atlantic coast p....
Britain's Balfour says joint venture bags $1.95 billion U.S. airport contract

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:26:22 -0500

The design and build part of the contract has been awarded to a joint venture of construction groups, in which Balfour and Fluor Corp each have 30 percent stakes, while Flatiron West and Dragados USA ....
Rights group sues to block Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:38:18 -0500

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The ACLU filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging an Ohio law that criminalizes abortions if a doctor performing a termination is aware that the woman has received ....
U.S. Senate rejects immigration bills, leaves Dreamers in limbo

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:01:49 -0500

The U.S. Senate rejected a series of bills to protect "Dreamer" immigrants on Thursday, leaving in limbo the future of 1.8 million young adults brought to the United States illegally as children. The....
Telltale internet message may have foreshadowed Florida school massacre

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:01:03 -0500

The 19-year-old man accused of shooting 17 people to death at a Florida high school legally purchased the assault rifle used in the killings and may have foreshadowed the attack in a social media comm....
Former NY City teacher, brother charged with attempted bomb-making

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:30:42 -0500

Christian Toro, the former teacher, and his brother Tyler Toro, both 27, had stockpiled materials for making bombs in the apartment they shared in the city's Bronx borough, according to a criminal com....
New York top court clears man held six years at Rikers Island without trial

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:00:06 -0500

A divided New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, on Thursday threw out the indictment of a man who spent more than six years in the Rikers Island jail in a Manhattan murder case, ....
West Virginia man admits to fraud tied to Boston art heist

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:44:00 -0500

A West Virginia man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges he fraudulently offered to sell some of the $500 million in artwork that was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 and never recovered, even tho....
U.S. officials warn 'intense' flu season to continue, urge shots

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:21:32 -0500

(Reuters) - Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicti....
U.S. charges Chicago trader with stealing bitcoin

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:21:17 -0500

Joseph Kim, 24, is the first person facing criminal prosecution in Chicago involving the cryptocurrency trading industry, according to the office of U.S. Attorney John Lausch in that city, which annou....