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Texas serial bomber made video confession before blowing himself up

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:12pm
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas man who carried out a three-week bombing spree made a 25-minute video "confession" on his phone, which was recovered after he blew himself up on Wednesday as police were closing in to make an arrest, police said.

Democrat in U.S. House race in Pennsylvania says opponent concedes

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Conor Lamb said on Wednesday his Republican opponent in a U.S. House of Representatives special election on March 13 in Pennsylvania had conceded the race.

Canadian man faces extra charge in Michigan airport stabbing

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:04pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. grand jury has indicted a Canadian man accused of stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport last year on an additional terrorism charge stemming from the attack, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Trial of two Boston officials canceled after prosecution dealt setback

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 6:12pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday called off next week's trial of two members of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's administration accused of extorting a music festival production company into using union labor after a court ruling jeopardized the prosecution's case.

Arizona police release video of fatal collision with Uber self-driving SUV

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 6:09pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Police in Arizona on Wednesday released a short video of a fatal collision between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian, as an investigation continues into the accident that has put new focus on the safety of autonomous vehicles.

Point72 executive says sexism case belongs in U.S. court, not arbitration

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 5:55pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A female executive at Steven A. Cohen's Point72 Asset Management LP on Wednesday urged a federal judge to reject the billionaire's effort to move her claims of "pervasive" sexism at the hedge fund firm into arbitration.

Police say suspected Maryland school shooter used father's gun

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 5:14pm
(Reuters) - A 17-year-old Maryland high school student used his father's legally purchased handgun to shoot a female student with whom he had been in a recently ended relationship, police said on Wednesday.

U.S. Border Patrol agent murdered Mexican teen in 2012 shooting: prosecutor

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 5:03pm
TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - A prosecutor said on Wednesday that a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a Mexican teenager from U.S. territory in 2012 committed murder, while the defense attorney said the agent's actions were lawful and in response to a hail of rocks.

'Four'easter' storm pounds U.S. East, states declare emergencies

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. East's fourth major snowstorm this month swept through the region with heavy snow and high winds on Wednesday, snarling flights and commuter travel, closing schools and triggering emergency declarations in New York City and New Jersey.

United CEO acknowledges airline's mistake in puppy's death

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:40pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The head of United Airlines acknowledged on Wednesday that the carrier had made a mistake last week when a French bulldog puppy died on a United flight after a cabin attendant forced the dog's owner to stow it in an overhead bin.

What the Federal Reserve rate hike means for U.S. households

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The effects of the Federal Reserve interest rate hike announced on Wednesday will extend beyond corporate America to household budgets.

Chevron says it will not dispute climate science in U.S. lawsuit

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:26pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Chevron attorney said in court on Wednesday that the company supports scientific conclusions that humans are causing climate change, a response to a lawsuit that accuses five major energy producers of misleading the public for years about their role in global warming.

'Four'easter' storm in U.S. East brings snow day for kids, traffic nightmare for adults

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A storm bearing snow, sleet and winds rolled through the eastern United States on Wednesday, crippling public transit and closing schools in several cities, as people in the region endured the fourth major snowstorm this month.

Deadly Texas blast suspect was quiet, home-schooled

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:03pm
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The quiet, home-schooled son of a local couple that sold Amway products is suspected of staging a three-week deadly bombing campaign that gripped the Texas capital of Austin.

Texas bombing suspect blows self up on roadside as police close in

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 1:55pm
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of carrying out a three-week bombing spree that killed two people in Texas before blowing himself up as police closed in on him was a 23-year-old unemployed man from suburban Austin, authorities said on Wednesday.

Texas bombing spree ends as suspect blows self up on roadside

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 1:03pm
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - Police tracked the 23-year-old man suspected of carrying out a deadly three-week bombing campaign in Texas for a day before closing in on him on the side of a highway where he blew himself up early Wednesday, law enforcement and local media said.

Florida governor orders state troopers to help guard Parkland school

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:49pm
(Reuters) - Eight state troopers will be sent to help guard the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people, the state's governor said on Wednesday after a rash of security incidents this week including the arrest of two students for carrying knives.

Federal prosecutors told to seek death penalty in drug cases

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed federal prosecutors on Wednesday to seek the death penalty in drug-related cases whenever it is "appropriate," saying the Justice Department must boost efforts to counter America's epidemic of opioid abuse.

Suspect, 23, in deadly Texas blast was quiet, home-schooled

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:05pm
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The quiet, home-schooled son of a local couple that sold Amway products is suspected of staging a three-week deadly bombing campaign that gripped the Texas capital of Austin.

Winter 'four'easter' storm hits U.S. East, snarling traffic, closing schools

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:59am
(Reuters) - Millions of commuters along the U.S. East Coast faced another round of heavy snow, ice and gusty winds on Wednesday as the fourth major snowstorm this month struck the region, closing schools, grounding flights and halting buses and trains.