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Kentucky school shooting kills 2, wounds 13, teen arrested

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 9:41pm
BENTON, Ky. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun just before classes started at his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding 13 other youths before he was arrested, the state's governor and police said.

Teen arrested in Kentucky school shooting that leaves 2 dead, 12 wounded

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 7:57pm
BENTON, Ky. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun just before classes started at his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding a dozen other youths before he was arrested, the state's governor and police said.

U.S. author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88: family

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 7:01pm
(Reuters) - Science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, author of "The Left Hand of Darkness" and the Earthsea series, died in her home in Portland, Oregon, her son said on Tuesday. She was 88.

Radio host Keillor fired over 'dozens' of incidents: network

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 6:46pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Minnesota Public Radio ended its contracts with "Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor over multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by a woman who had worked on the show and not a single incident, the network's president said on Tuesday.

U.S. investigators to probe crash between Tesla vehicle, fire truck

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 5:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday it was sending two investigators to examine the crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle apparently traveling in semi-autonomous mode and a fire truck in California.

New York man pleads guilty to attempting to join Islamic State

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:39pm
(Reuters) - A New York man has pleaded guilty to trying to help Islamic State by traveling to Turkey with the goal of entering Syria and fighting for the militant group, federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Tuesday withdrew an offer to fund U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, as tough negotiations over the future of young illegal immigrants resumed in the Senate.

Two students dead, 17 injured in shooting at Kentucky high school

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:48pm
BENTON, Ky. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun inside his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding a dozen other youths before he was arrested, the state's governor and police said.

Five bodies recovered in Oklahoma oil well explosion: sheriff

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:29pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The bodies of five people who died in an Oklahoma oil well explosion were recovered on Tuesday afternoon in a building adjacent to the drilling site outside of Quinton, Oklahoma, Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said.

U.S. investigators to probe crash between Tesla vehicle and fire truck

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday it was sending two investigators to examine a crash on Monday involving a Tesla vehicle and a fire truck in California.

Aetna is fined by New York for leaking members' HIV status

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aetna Inc will pay a $1.15 million civil fine and improve its privacy practices to settle charges that it leaked the HIV-positive status of 2,460 New York members in a mailing where it used envelopes with large transparent windows.

Climate advocacy group sues U.S. EPA for 'purge' of scientists

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:06pm
(Reuters) - A climate change advocacy group on Tuesday sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for banning certain scientists from serving on its advisory committees, a move the group said will give business an unfair influence on policy.

Corruption trial of ex-aide to NY Governor Cuomo gets underway

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 2:28pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor told a Manhattan jury on Tuesday that Joseph Percoco, a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, took more than $300,000 in bribes from executives at two companies that did business with the state government.

U.S. lets more healthcare workers prescribe opioid addiction treatment

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 2:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday it had changed a regulation to allow more healthcare professionals to prescribe a medication used to treat opioid addiction, opening up access in rural America where there are few doctors.

U.S. attorney general orders probe of FBI agents' text messages

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 2:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into missing text messages exchanged between two Federal Bureau of Investigation staffers who are accused of expressing views against President Donald Trump, the Justice Department has confirmed.

U.S. Attorney General orders probe of FBI agents' texts: lawmaker

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 1:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into texts exchanged between two officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who are accused of expressing views against President Donald Trump, the Republican lawmaker who chiefly oversees the FBI and Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Two students dead, 12 others wounded by gunfire in Kentucky high school shooting

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:57pm
(Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun in his high school in western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two classmates and wounding a dozen others before being arrested, the state's governor and police said.

Floridians to decide on ending lifetime ban on voting for felons

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:46pm
(Reuters) - Floridians will be asked in November whether to restore voting rights to people convicted of serious crimes who have completed their sentence after campaigners collected enough signatures on Tuesday to get the proposal included on the ballot.

Five missing workers in Oklahoma well fire presumed dead

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:46pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Officials on Tuesday called off the search for five missing workers and declared it "a recovery mission," a day after a fiery explosion at an oil and gas drilling site in eastern Oklahoma.

Trump administration expands access to opioid medication

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More healthcare workers can prescribe an opioid medication under a U.S. measure announced on Tuesday that expands treatment options for rural residents with limited access to physicians.

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