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A quiet night in Yemen's capital as Saudi halts offensive

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's capital, Sanaa, was calm overnight and into Wednesday morning after Saudi Arabia declared an end to its month-long airstrikes targeting Yemen's Iran-backed Shiite rebels and their allies, a campaign that has claimed hundreds of lives and pushed the impoverished Arab country deeper into chaos.

One dead, 20 sick with Botulism symptoms after church potluck

(Reuters) - One person has died and at least 20 others were sick with symptoms of foodborne Botulism following a weekend church potluck in Ohio, hospital officials said on Tuesday. The Fairfield Medical Center said in a statement that...Show More Summary

Arkansas capital okays anti-discrimination rule forbidden by state

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK (Reuters) - The governing board of Arkansas’s capital city on Tuesday adopted an ordinance forbidding discrimination against gays and transgender people in municipal hiring, setting the stage for a legal confrontation with the state government which has banned such regulations. Show More Summary

Posh Beverly Hills approves water restrictions, fines amid drought

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beverly Hills, the southern California city renowned for Hollywood-tinged glamour and luxury, approved stricter water restrictions on Tuesday, including bans on filling new swimming pools and $1,000 fines for water violations. Show More Summary

Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since he was removed by the military nearly two years ago.

DEA chief to step down, Congress probes sex party leaks

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's chief will step down within weeks, the Obama administration said on Tuesday, as a congressional panel planned to examine whether DEA agents divulged secrets at sex parties that Colombian drug lords may have staged. Show More Summary

Boston bombing victims recall day of pain, chaos, grief

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Celeste Corcoran was hurled into the air by a bomb at the Boston Marathon finish line two years ago. Gillian Reny saw blood gushing from her legs and wondered if she would survive. William Campbell waited hours for his daughter to emerge from surgery only to learn she had been killed by the blasts. Show More Summary

Posh Beverly Hills considers empty pools, $1,000 fines amid drought

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beverly Hills, the southern California city whose name evokes Hollywood-tinged glamour and luxury, is considering banning the refilling of swimming pools and fining residents $1,000 for water violations. Show More Summary

White House says has concerns about Drug Enforcement Administration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that it still has concerns about the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration following a recent Justice Department report alleging agents had participated in sex parties. White House...Show More Summary

Baltimore police name officers suspended over suspect's death

Baltimore police on Tuesday identified six officers suspended over the death of a black man in police custody, a case that has renewed concern about U.S. law enforcement's treatment of minorities. Freddie Gray, 27, was arrested by white officers on April 12 and died on Sunday after slipping into a coma.

Pope OKs resignation of U.S. bishop for not reporting abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, in the first known case of a pope taking action against a bishop for covering up for a guilty priest.

The NRA's brazen shell game with donations: A Yahoo News investigation

The organization may be violating several federal election laws, according to experts.

Indonesian court finds U.S. man guilty in Bali suitcase murder case

An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced a U.S. man to 18 years in prison for the murder an American woman whose body was found stuffed into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali. Tommy Schaefer, from the Chicago area, was arrested...Show More Summary

Life or death: Penalty phase of Boston bombing trial to begin

Jurors in the trial of Dzokhar Tsarnaev must now decide what his punishment should be.

Americans say cellphone cameras not changing police conduct

Americans are evenly divided on whether the widespread use of smartphone cameras will improve police behavior and think it has done little to change police conduct so far, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. Against...Show More Summary

African marathoners top at Boston two years after bombing

By Scott Malone and Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa finished first in the Boston Marathon on Monday, reclaiming the top spot in a race he last won two years ago when it was struck by a deadly bombing attack. Show More Summary

Los Angeles police officer charged with assault over videotaped arrest

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles police officer was charged on Monday with assault for his part in the videotaped arrest of a black man who contends he was kicked so hard he lost a tooth filling. The charge the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office brought against Officer Richard Garcia, 34, stems from an Oct. Show More Summary

Oklahoma sheriff apologizes for fatal shooting by reserve deputy

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz apologized on Monday to the family of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a white reserve deputy who has said he mistakenly pulled his gun instead of a Taser. Show More Summary

African marathoners tops at Boston two years after bombing

Tens of thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected.

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