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No drugs in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor

2 hours 36 min ago
(This version of the June 22 story was corrected to show traces of alcohol, medicines were found)

Four arrested in Pittsburgh as protest calls for justice after police shooting

3 hours 31 min ago
(Reuters) - A largely peaceful protest in Pittsburgh grew tense on Friday when demonstrators, demanding justice for an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a policeman, blocked traffic and were confronted by police in riot gear, media reported.

Four arrested in Pittsburgh protest calling for justice after police shooting

4 hours 49 min ago
(Reuters) - A largely peaceful protest in Pittsburgh grew tense on Friday when demonstrators, demanding justice for an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a policeman, blocked traffic and were confronted by police in riot gear, media reported.

Parted at U.S. border by Trump policy, migrants seek their children

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 9:02pm
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lilian Merida-Galicia and her 7-year-old daughter were apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and separated by U.S. officials in mid-May.

Identifying U.S. troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: experts

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 7:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said.

Accused N.Y attacker says U.S. court's judgment 'not important'

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:46pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Uzbek national accused of killing eight people by driving a speeding truck along a New York City bike path last October spoke of a "war" led by Islamic State at a pre-trial hearing on Friday and dismissed the court's judgment as not important.

Rhode Island legalizes sports betting, gets 51 percent of revenues

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed a $9.6 billion budget for fiscal 2019 on Friday that legalizes sports betting and gives the state 51 percent of the revenues from the wagers.

Octogenarian New England ex-mob boss convicted of 1993 murder

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:08pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal jury on Friday found a former boss of the New England mob and one of his associates guilty of the 1993 murder of a nightclub owner whose remains were discovered buried in Rhode Island two years ago.

Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration bill until election

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, sending mixed signals to his party amid an ongoing crisis over his border policies.

Octogenarian ex-New England mob boss convicted of 1993 murder

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 2:51pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal jury on Friday found a former New England mob boss and one of his associates guilty of the 1993 murder of a nightclub owner whose remains were discovered buried in Rhode Island two years ago.

Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 1:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities.

Jackson family patriarch Joe reported gravely ill in hospital

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 1:35pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Joe Jackson, patriarch of the singing Jackson family, was reported on Friday to be hospitalized with a serious, possibly terminal illness.

No drugs, no alcohol in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 1:26pm
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who killed himself in a French hotel room earlier this month, had no narcotics or alcohol in his body when he died, a local prosecutor said on Friday.

Showers soak much of U.S. Corn Belt; more storms next week

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 1:15pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Rains soaked portions of the U.S. Corn Belt this week, swamping fields in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa, and more storms are expected early next week ahead of a warm-up, meteorologists said Friday.

Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration bill effort

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, sending mixed signals to his party amid an ongoing crisis over his border policies.

Uber car's 'safety' driver streamed TV show before fatal crash: police

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:07pm
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, was streaming a television show on her phone until about the time of a fatal crash, according to a police report that deemed the March 18 incident "entirely avoidable."

New York ban on gravity knives upheld by U.S. appeals court

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:50am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the constitutionality of New York state's ban on gravity knives, which can be opened to a locked position with a one-handed flick of the wrist.

Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:48am
(Reuters) - A machine used for paper recycling caught fire Thursday night at Tesla Inc's Fremont, California, campus, outside the company's car production factory, but manufacturing was not affected, the company said.

Republicans aim to debate immigration bill next week, ignoring Trump plea

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representative still plan to bring an immigration bill up for a vote next week, despite President Donald Trump's urgings on Friday to drop the effort until after November's elections.

Tesla suffers fire Thursday at Fremont campus

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:58am
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said it suffered a fire Thursday night at its Fremont facility.

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