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U.S. working to keep up with surging weapons demand: Pentagon

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is working hard to ensure quicker processing of U.S. foreign arms sales, which surged 36 percent to $46.6 billion in fiscal 2015 and look set to remain strong in coming years, a top Pentagon official said. Show More Summary

Seven charged with murder in beating of teen at upstate New York church

Seven people who prosecutors say were involved in the beating death of a teenager during a counseling session at an upstate New York church were indicted on second-degree murder charges on Tuesday by a grand jury. Lucas Leonard, 19,Show More Summary

Five charged in $600 million California health care fraud scheme

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of a California hospital and four other people have been charged in a series of health care kickback schemes that generated nearly $600 million in fraudulent billings for spinal surgeries, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Chicago releasing video of officer shooting teen; city braces for protests

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer. (All times local):

Holiday travelers prepare for tighter security measures amid terror threats

Millions of Americans are preparing to visit their family as the U.S. State Department warns to stay vigilant against potential terrorism.

Blast targeting Tunisia presidential guard bus kills 12

The blast, described as an "attack" by presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui, struck on the capital's Mohamed V Avenue, a ministry official told AFP. President Beji Caid Essebsi, who cancelled a trip to Switzerland for Wednesday, declared a state of emergency throughout the country and curfew in the capital. Show More Summary

FBI has lead in probe of 1.2 billion stolen Web credentials: documents

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hacker who once advertised having access to user account information for websites like Facebook and Twitter has been linked through a Russian email address to the theft of a record 1.2 billion Internet credentials, the FBI said in court documents. Show More Summary

At least 19 people sickened with E.coli linked to Costco chicken salad: CDC

(Reuters) - At least 19 people have been sickened by E.coli linked to rotisserie chicken salad made and sold in Costco Wholesale stores, the CDC said on Tuesday. The majority of the illnesses have been reported in the western United States, with five people hospitalized, though no deaths reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Show More Summary

Hollande and Obama vow unity against IS, appeal to Russia

France and the United States pledged Tuesday to step up the fight against the Islamic State group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syria conflict. President Francois Hollande met his US...Show More Summary

Obama: US, France stand 'united' against terror

President Barack Obama told his French counterpart Francois Hollande Tuesday the United States stands united with France against terror. "We are all French," Obama told Hollande, in French, after hosting him at the White House for talks on how to confront the threat posed by Islamic State. Show More Summary

Pakistani man sentenced in U.S. to 40 years prison for al Qaeda plot

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man was sentenced by a U.S. judge to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for plotting to bomb a shopping center in England, as part of an al Qaeda plan to carry out attacks in Europe and the United States. Show More Summary

Five shot near Minnesota protest of police killing of unarmed black man

By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Police are searching for three white men wanted in the shooting of five people near a Minneapolis police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the recent killing of an unarmed black man by officers. Show More Summary

Chicago policeman faces murder charges in shooting of black teen: reports

The white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager in an incident caught on video is expected to be charged with first-degree murder and appear in a bond hearing on Tuesday, city newspapers reported, citing unnamed sources. Community...Show More Summary

Pakistani man sentenced in U.S. to 40 years prison for al Qaeda plot

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for plotting to bomb a shopping center in England as part of an al Qaeda plan for attacks in Europe and the United States. Abid Naseer, 29, had faced up to life in prison following his conviction by a U.S. Show More Summary

Four killed in military helicopter crash at U.S. Army base in Texas

Four crew members on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter died when their aircraft crashed during a training exercise at the Fort Hood U.S. Army base in central Texas, military officials said on Tuesday. The crew was assigned to Division West, First Army and on a routine training mission when the helicopter crashed on Monday, at about 6 p.m., the military officials said in a statement.

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border

Russia claims its plane was still in Syrian airspace at the time of the incident.

U.S. appeals court rules against Wisconsin abortion doctor law

Abortion providers in Wisconsin had challenged the state law, which requires doctors to have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles (50 km). A federal judge in March permanently blocked the Wisconsin law, ruling that the health benefits, if any, were outweighed by the burden on women's health caused by restricted access to abortion. Show More Summary

Baltimore officer faces pretrial hearing over black man's death

Officer William Porter, 26, is the first of six Baltimore officers to face trial separately over the death of Freddie Gray in April. Motions on which Judge Barry Williams could rule include a defense request to drop a second-degree assault charge against Porter. Prosecutors also want to bar the defense from bringing up Gray's previous encounters with police.

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border

Turkey says the jet ignored repeated warnings, while Russia denies it was in Turkish skies.

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