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Missouri executes man who killed gas station attendant

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

(Reuters) - Missouri executed early on Wednesday a Kansas City man convicted of killing a gas station attendant in front of the attendant's stepdaughter during a robbery 20 years ago. Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 1:22 a.m....Show More Summary

Controversy flares at Guantanamo over female guards

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

In the recently released "Camp X-Ray," "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart plays a soldier assigned to Guantanamo Bay who ends up befriending one of the detainees. Zach, a US citizen of Jordanian descent, was hired by the Pentagon to serve as a link between the detainees and the men and women who guard them.

German auction house putting Hitler watercolor on market

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros ($62,685) given strong global interest, a German auction house chief said on Tuesday. Auctioneer Kathrin...Show More Summary

Ex-billionaire goes on trial for insider trading

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Marta Nogueira RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Eike Batista, once Brazil's richest man, arrived at a Rio de Janeiro courthouse on Tuesday for trial on charges of insider trading in the run up to the bankruptcy of his oil firm OGX, the largest bankruptcy in Latin American history. Show More Summary

Navy secretary's jaw-dropping travel bill

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus's travel costs are staggering, and taxpayer-funded.

Fracking to be permitted in GW National Forest

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the largest national forest in the eastern United States, but make most of its woods...

Obama stakes final two years on climate change

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

With limited time still in power, the president looks to the environment.

Pelosi remains Democratic House minority leader

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nancy Pelosi overcame gripes about Democrats' losing campaign messages and breezed to re-election Tuesday as House minority leader.

Where will Charles Manson get married?

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.

Silicon Valley's rise as a financial political force, in charts and graphics

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Crowdpac compiled data on which counties have given the most money to politics and created this animated graphic.

Plane crashes into Chicago home

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - A small cargo plane crashed into a home in Chicago early Tuesday, moments after the pilot had reported engine problems, authorities said. The occupants of the home escaped uninjured after the crash at 2:42 a.m. Show More Summary

National Guard prepares for more Ferguson unrest

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Time to vote on Keystone: Yes or no on pipeline

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the run-up to a razor-thin vote, Sen. Mary Landrieu beseeched fellow Democrats on Tuesday to provide the support necessary to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, the massive project at the center of a fierce environmental dispute and her own uphill struggle for a new term from Louisiana.

Missouri Governor names panel to address inequity in Ferguson

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Scott Malone ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Missouri's governor on Tuesday named 16 members to a panel charged with making recommendations to fix social and economic inequalities in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb hit by protests since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Show More Summary

Keystone XL pipeline supporters scramble for Senate votes

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Timothy Gardner and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Keystone XL's top supporter in the U.S. Senate frantically lobbied colleagues on Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt to find enough "yes" votes to approve the oil pipeline from Canada. Show More Summary

Arctic blast in U.S. brings early snow, freezing temperatures

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heavy snow and freezing temperatures blasted across the United States on Tuesday, with Northeast towns declaring emergencies and Southern states bracing for record cold. The Arctic chill that swept...Show More Summary

Keystone Senate vote hangs in balance after Obama remarks

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Timothy Gardner and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate scrambled on Monday to gather one last vote to pass a bill that authorizes the project that would help send Canadian oil to the U.S. Show More Summary

Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Show More Summary

2 GOP presidents acted unilaterally on immigration

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration — and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extended amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986.

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