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Alabama 'pill mill' doctor tied to Insys gets 21 years in prison

42 min 15 sec ago
(Reuters) - An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Friday to 21 years in prison for running two clinics with a colleague that prosecutors called a massive "pill mill," in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc.

Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honored

1 hour 4 min ago
(Reuters) - Sponsors have been fleeing next month's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City since organizers decided to honor an activist recently freed after more than three decades in prison for ties to a nationalist group that carried out more than 100 bombings in the 1970s and 1980s.

Texas teacher disciplined for 'terrorist' award for student

1 hour 23 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At least one Houston-area teacher has been disciplined after presenting a seventh grade student with the mock award "most likely to be a terrorist," a school district official said on Friday.

Texas prosecutor brings new murder charge on 'angel of death' nurse

2 hours 30 sec ago
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas prosecutors served a new murder warrant on a former nurse known as the "angel of death" for killing infants to keep her behind bars and thwart a mandatory release set for next year, a district attorney said on Friday.

Accused South Carolina serial killer pleads guilty to seven murders: reports

2 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - An accused serial killer pleaded guilty to seven murders at a court in South Carolina on Friday and was given seven consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, avoiding the death penalty, local news reports said.

Oakland, California construction collapse hurts 13 workers

2 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters) - Thirteen construction workers were hurt on Friday when scaffolding collapsed while they were pouring concrete at a building site in Oakland, California, according to the city's fire department.

U.S. to carry out first ICBM intercept test

2 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will test an existing missile defense system to try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) next week, U.S. officials said on Friday, at a time when North Korea is trying to develop one.

Fingers crossed! Washington zoo hopes to get panda pregnant again

3 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zoo officials in Washington hope they can get lucky again with female giant panda Mei Xiang.

Hillary Clinton attacks proposed Trump budget cuts as 'cruelty'

3 hours 46 min ago
WELLESLEY, Mass. (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton assailed the man who beat her to the White House, slamming as "unimaginable cruelty" President Donald Trump's proposal to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade in a speech on Friday.

Woman awarded $95.6 million in Philadelphia building collapse settlement

4 hours 48 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Ukrainian immigrant who underwent amputations after a Philadelphia building collapsed on her was awarded $95.6 million as part of a settlement for victims of the 2013 disaster that killed seven people and injured 12 others, her attorney said on Friday.

Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter dismissive of report of arrest warrant

6 hours 4 min ago
ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday dismissed a report that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest.

U.S. home prices to rise at a strong pace on tight supply: Reuters poll

7 hours 40 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. home prices look poised to rise at a robust pace over the next few years, mainly because of a chronic shortage of houses and steady demand, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

American service member dies in northern Syria: Pentagon

8 hours 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died after being hurt when a vehicle rolled over in northern Syria, the U.S. military said on Friday.

U.S. college teaches veterans to heal each others' mental wounds

10 hours 48 min ago
NEWTON, Mass. (Reuters) - Former U.S. Army Specialist Tara Barney will never forget the 2013 night when a fellow soldier cried as he described holding a dying friend in his arms, a wartime memory he had not shared with anyone.

Colorado oil tank fire kills one, injures three

15 hours 46 min ago
DENVER (Reuters) - A blaze engulfed a Colorado oil tank battery on Thursday, killing one worker and injuring three, authorities said.

U.S. fossil fuel groups pull out of climate change court case

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two fossil fuel industry groups dropped their attempts to intervene in a court case over climate change this week after failing to reach an agreement on a unified legal position on climate science, court filings show.

Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:26pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school.

U.S. court fines UPS $247 million over illegal cigarette shipments

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:20pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge ordered United Parcel Service Inc to pay nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for "illegally shipping" large volumes of untaxed cigarettes in New York state and City, a court filing showed on Thursday.

Up to 600,000 immigrants in U.S. South may have path to legal status: analysis

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:19pm
(Reuters) - As many as 600,000 illegal immigrants in several U.S. states could have a path to legally remain in the country, according to an analysis released on Thursday by a legal aid group.

California inmate firefighter killed in line of duty

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of thousands of prison inmate volunteers trained to fight wildfires in California was killed by a falling tree in the far northwestern corner of the state, marking the fourth such fatality in 60 years, state corrections officials said on Thursday.