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U.S. border agents kill American in gunfight at U.S.-Mexico crossing

(Reuters) – U.S. border agents shot and killed an 23-year-old American man who pulled out a gun and started shooting while trying to drive a truck through a U.S.-Mexican border inspection point at San Diego, police said on Tuesday. The shooting late Monday sparked panic at the crowded San Ysidro port of entry, where people […]

There to save, not to kill: U.S. survivor recalls D-Day bloodshed

OMAHA BEACH, France (Reuters) – Seventy-five years ago, 19-year-old Charles Shay leapt off a U.S. landing boat and into chest-deep water just off the Normandy coast. As he came ashore in the first wave of D-Day infantrymen, he had just one objective. “I wanted to survive, and that was the thought going through many minds: […]

House judiciary’s top Republican urges hearings into Russian election meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republican on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday called for hearings into interference by Russia and others in the 2016 election and beyond, on the heels of a statement here by former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and ahead of presidential elections next year. House Judiciary Committee ranking member […]

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen ‘loving’ prison life, ‘hates’ the food: source

(Reuters) – Michael Cohen, the convicted former personal lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, says he is making new friends in prison and enjoying time away from the spotlight, according to a person familiar with Cohen’s first few weeks there. FILE PHOTO: Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, arrives at the Federal Correctional […]

South Carolina man found guilty of murdering his five children

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – A South Carolina man was found guilty on Tuesday of murdering his five children after he confessed to killing them at their mobile home in 2014 before driving their decomposing bodies through several states and dumping them in Alabama. Timothy Jones, a 37-year-old divorced software engineer who had legal custody of […]

Judge weighs fate of Missouri’s only abortion clinic after court hearing

(Reuters) – A St. Louis judge said on Tuesday he will work quickly to decide whether Missouri’s only abortion clinic can remain open after a hearing on a lawsuit aimed at forcing state health officials to renew the facility’s license to perform the procedure. A banner stating “STILL HERE” hangs on the side of the […]

After massacre, Virginia governor takes on Republican legislature over gun control

(Reuters) – Virginia’s Democratic governor on Tuesday called for a special legislative session to consider new gun control laws following a massacre of 12 people, but a top Republican lawmaker immediately pushed back on a plan he called “hasty and suspect.” Governor Ralph Northam has previously faced resistance from the legislature to increase restrictions on […]