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Spring arrives in winter-weary U.S. Northeast but more snow forecast

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Spring arrives in the winter-weary U.S. Northeast on Friday but the weather forecast was for more of the same: another half-foot of snow for parts of the region, prompting widespread flight cancellations and early school dismissals. Show More Summary

3 suicide bombings target mosques in Yemen

Dozens are dead after three bombers hit a pair of mosques crowded with worshippers, officials say.

Eclipse sweeps across Atlantic, visible only from remote islands

Thousands of sky gazers flocked to remote islands for a chance to see a total solar eclipse.

Border Patrol agent in Washington state shoots person dead

(Reuters) - A Border Patrol agent in Washington state fatally shot a person on Thursday who was suspected of crossing the U.S.-Canada border illegally and attacking the officer, officials said. The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time near Sumas, Washington, according to a statement from U.S. Show More Summary

San Francisco police officer resigns amid racist text probe

A San Francisco police officer involved in a scandal over racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by four officers has resigned, officials said on Thursday. The San Francisco police department confirmed on Thursday night that Michael Robison had stepped down, but was unable to provide additional details. Show More Summary

Ohio man cleared of murder after 39 years in jail to get $1 million: newspaper

(Reuters) - An Ohio man freed last year after spending 39 years in jail for a murder he did not commit will receive roughly $1 million from the state for his wrongful imprisonment, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Thursday. The paper said an Ohio Court of Claims judge ordered that the sum be paid to Ricky Jackson, the longest-held U.S. Show More Summary

Day 1 of NCAA tourney: 12 hours of nonstop drama

t'll be difficult for the NCAA tournament to top the last-possession magic of Thursday's 16 games.

Total solar eclipse: How to watch It live online

Even though most people around the world won't be able to see Friday's total solar eclipse in person, anyone with an Internet connection can watch it live online thanks to two webcasts featuring the cosmic event. The March 20 total solar...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush live-streams Atlanta speech using Meerkat

Jeb Bush delivered a speech via Meerkat, the live-streaming app that’s been predicted to change the 2016 election.

Judge won't release grand jury testimony in Eric Garner death

The judge argued there wasn't a good enough reason to release the secret information.

U.S. veterans, Koreans seek conditions for Japan PM address to Congress

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An organization for former U.S. prisoners of the Japanese and a Korean-American forum say Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should only be invited to address the U.S. Congress during an expected visit to Washington if he acknowledges Japan's World War Two past. Show More Summary

Secret Service chief insists no crash at White House

Joseph Clancy pushed back on any suggestion that his agency deliberately erased surveillance video.

Britain's Prince Charles meets Obama on U.S. goodwill tour

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday as part of a goodwill tour of the United States. Obama and the Prince of Wales chatted amiably in front of reporters and television cameras while the Duchess of Cornwall sat smiling on a couch nearby. Show More Summary

U.S. Secret Service director pledges to get tough on possible hush-ups

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy pledged on Thursday to get tough on his agency for keeping quiet about officers allegedly driving drunk on White House grounds, but he also knocked down reports that the incident involved a collision or that agents purposely deleted surveillance video of it. Show More Summary

Suspect in fatal Arizona shooting rampage appears in court

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona ex-convict appeared in court on Thursday accused of killing one person and wounding five others in a shooting rampage that began at a motel in suburban Phoenix and ended with his capture four hours later. Show More Summary

Ex-NFL star Hernandez "on edge" at nightclub before murder: witness

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez was "on edge" and aggressive at a Boston nightclub two nights before prosecutors say he killed another football player, a witness told jurors at his murder trial on Thursday. Show More Summary

California governor, lawmakers announce $1 billion drought package

California Governor Jerry Brown and top lawmakers on Thursday announced a $1 billion emergency legislative package to deal with the state's devastating, multiyear drought. The state is entering a fourth year of record-breaking drought that has prompted officials to sharply reduce water supplies to farmers and impose strict conservation measures statewide.

Virginia to investigate bloody arrest of black college student

The arrest of Martese Johnson, 20, sparks campus protests and claims of police brutality.

Remains of pressure-cooker bomb shown at Boston Marathon trial

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon bombing trial jury on Thursday saw the remains of a pressure-cooker bomb that prosecutors say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hurled at police during a gunfight four days after the bombing, a device an FBI agent described as similar to the twin bombs set off at the race. Show More Summary

Pentagon official who sought to move judges to Guantanamo quits

A Pentagon official who sought to move military judges to Guantanamo Bay to speed up slow-moving trials of al Qaeda suspects is resigning, the Defense Department has said. Retired Marine Corps Major General Vaugh Ary, who sparked a judicial rebellion as overseer of military tribunals at the U.S. Show More Summary

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