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Supreme Court poised to hear landmark gay marriage case

1 hour agoNews : The Newsroom

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the Supreme Court were set on Tuesday to hear arguments on whether the Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, taking up a contentious social issue in what promises to be the year's most anticipated ruling. Show More Summary

Boston bomber's lawyers to probe Tsarnaev's troubled history

3 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Lawyers for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday are set to probe his troubled family history as they make their plea for a jury to sentence him to life in prison rather than death. The 21-year-old ethnic Chechen...Show More Summary

Closing arguments due in rape trial of former Goldman banker

3 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge is set to hear closing arguments on Tuesday in the trial of a former Goldman Sachs banker accused of raping an Irish student on Long Island in the summer of 2013. Jason Lee, a former...Show More Summary

Helicopters ferry injured from Nepal villages near epicenter

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

GORKHA, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters crisscrossed the skies above the high mountains of Gorkha district on Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal, ferrying the injured to clinics, and taking emergency supplies back to remote villages devastated by the disaster that killed more than 4,400 people across the region.

The speech that put Chuck Robb ahead of history on gay marriage

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The moderate Virginia Democrat was an unlikely — and unsung — trailblazer for gay equality.

Tyson Foods plans to cut human antibiotics in U.S. chicken flocks by 2017

6 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017 - one of the most aggressive timelines yet set by an American poultry company. Show More Summary

New bird flu cases probable in Iowa, millions of birds affected

13 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Initial tests have found five probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting more than 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Show More Summary

Maryland governor declares state of emergency over Baltimore violence

14 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Baltimore (AFP) - The governor of the US state of Maryland declared a state of emergency in Baltimore on Monday and activated National Guard troops after rioting erupted in the city.

Riot erupts after funeral for man hurt in police custody

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police.

Parents of Colorado theater shooting victim fear copycat massacre

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Tom and Caren Teves, parents of theater shooting victim Alex Teves, fear that irresponsible coverage of the massacre’s trial could spark another rampage elsewhere.

Violence erupts after funeral of Baltimore man who died in police custody

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Seven Baltimore police officers were injured on Monday as rioters threw bricks, broke windows, looted businesses and burned patrol cars in violent protests following the funeral of a black man who died after he was injured in police custody. Show More Summary

Colorado cinema massacre trial to get under way

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Keith Coffman and Daniel Wallis CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial will begin on Monday with jurors asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen moviegoers in 2012, or a calculating mass murderer who deserves execution. Show More Summary

Clashes in Baltimore after funeral of man who died in custody

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Violent street clashes erupted in Baltimore on Monday after friends and family gathered for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody triggered a fresh wave of protests over US police tactics. They have broken bones, one is unresponsive," Baltimore police captain Eric Kowalczyk told reporters. Show More Summary

Baltimore man who died in police custody mourned

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Family and friends gathered Monday for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody triggered a fresh wave of protests over US police tactics. Thousands of people arrived at the New Shiloh Baptist church to pay final respects to Gray, who died on April 19 of severe spinal injuries, a week after his arrest in Baltimore.

Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The death toll from Saturday's massive earthquake soared past 3,700.

Gay businessmen apologize for co-hosting Ted Cruz event

18 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Two gay hotel owners who co-hosted an event for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have apologized after many in the LGBT community joined a call to boycott their properties for catering to a conservative politician who is staunchly opposed to same-sex marriage.

Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

19 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views. Show More Summary

Shooting in Sacramento area prompts lockdown of nearby schools

20 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

A woman was shot and wounded along a major thoroughfare of a Sacramento suburb on Monday, prompting a security alert and lockdown of nearby schools while police searched for the suspect, a Sacramento County sheriff's spokeswoman said. Show More Summary

Mourners line up for Baltimore man who died in police custody

22 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Mourners lined up on Monday before the funeral of a Baltimore black man who died in police custody, a death that has led to protests in the latest outcry over U.S. law enforcement's treatment of minorities. Show More Summary

Defense to begin arguments to spare Boston bomber's life

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The trial of the convicted Boston Marathon bomber enters a new and critical stage on Monday as defense lawyers begin to present their case that a jury should sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to life in prison, rather than death. Show More Summary

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