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Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for giving fatal opioid doses

(Reuters) – An Ohio doctor was charged with 25 counts of murder for administering high and sometimes fatal doses of opioid painkillers to dozens of very sick patients, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The doctor, William Husel, turned himself in to Columbus police following a six-month long investigation into what Mount Carmel Hospital called his administration […]

House Democrat says support lacking for Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. House Democratic committee chairman on Wednesday appeared to rule out any imminent impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, but vowed quick court action to obtain the full, unredacted Mueller report on Russian election interference. FILE PHOTO – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) arrives at a House Judiciary […]

Six undocumented migrants die after Texas police chase

(Reuters) – Six undocumented migrants were killed when their car crashed into an irrigation ditch after a police chase in rural South Texas, police said. Five others were seriously injured. The SUV had been packed with more than a dozen undocumented migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico, Nueces County Sheriff J.C. Hooper said […]

New Mexico blast involving fireworks injures several firefighters

(Reuters) – Several firefighters were injured on Wednesday, two seriously, in an explosion at a building in Roswell, New Mexico, where fireworks were being stored for the city’s annual July Fourth celebrations, police and city officials said. The blast occurred shortly after noon at a building on the grounds of the Roswell International Air Center, […]

Animal welfare activists urge end to SeaWorld dolphin shows

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Years after the documentary film “Blackfish” galvanized a movement to end SeaWorld’s killer whale performances, animal rights activists on Wednesday called for an end to “circus-style” dolphin shows at the theme parks. FILE PHOTO: A bottle nose dolphin swims underwater in a pool at the animal theme park SeaWorld in San […]

Still no briefing for Senate intel panel on Mueller report: sources

FILE PHOTO: The Mueller Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election is pictured in New York, New York, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The only committee of the U.S. Congress running a genuinely bipartisan probe of Russian meddling in U.S. politics has still had no […]

Family arrests at U.S.-Mexico border reach highest monthly level in over decade amid tariff threat

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. border officers apprehended more than 132,000 people crossing from Mexico in May, an increase over the previous month and the highest monthly level since 2006, reaching what U.S. officials said on Wednesday were “crisis” levels. Workers weld sections of a newly replaced border wall with Tijuana, Mexico near the the […]