National: Breaking US News from Reuters

The Thunderbirds perform a fly-over as graduates from the Air Force Academy toss their hats in the air at the conclusion of their commencement ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Michigan House approves, sends school funding package to state Senate
(Reuters) – Michigan lawmakers on Thursday approved paying off a $467 million deficit incurred by Detroit Public Schools and to fund costs associated with creating a new school system, online legislative records showed and local media reported.

Airports go slow on Delta’s plans to expand VIP security lanes
NEW YORK (Reuters) – As travelers face long waits for U.S. airport security checks, Delta Air Lines Inc wants to expand limited access lanes to allow its top fliers – and anyone who pays a fee – to jump to the front of the line.

Michigan will still give water to Flint after emergency ends
(Reuters) – Michigan will give supplies of water to Flint residents even after a federal emergency declaration over lead in drinking water expires on August 14, a state official said on Thursday.

In Alabama, 100,000 people told not to drink water due to contamination
(Reuters) – A water provider in northern Alabama warned more than 100,000 customers on Thursday not to drink or cook with tap water, saying it could be contaminated with potentially dangerous levels of a chemical that federal health officials have linked to cancer, according to local media reports.

SEC names Christopher Hetner cyber-security adviser to Jo White
(Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission named Christopher Hetner senior adviser to the chair as it looks to address rising instances of cyber attacks.

No charges against St. Louis police in black teen’s death
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Two St. Louis police officers will not face charges for the shooting death of a black teenager in August 2015, a Missouri prosecutor said on Thursday.

Civil liberties group challenges Alabama abortion restrictions
(Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union challenged in federal court in Alabama on Thursday new state abortion restrictions that limit the proximity of clinics to public schools and ban a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester.

British Airways flight searched in U.S. after threat
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Air safety teams searched a British Airways jetliner upon landing at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday due to what officials called an unspecified security threat to a flight from London.

Guantanamo inmate testifies about torment by U.S. guards
FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) – A Guantanamo Bay detainee took the witness stand on Thursday to back up claims by a suspected Sept. 11 plotter who said guards at the U.S. prison used noises and vibrations to torment him.

Arizona mother kills three young sons, stabs herself: police
PHOENIX (Reuters) – A 29-year-old woman stabbed and killed her three young sons before seriously wounding herself inside a north Phoenix home where she lived, police said on Thursday.

Air Force Thunderbird F-16 crashes in Colorado, pilot safe: Air Force
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) – An Air Force F-16 with the Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron crashed on Thursday after performing a fly-by of the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony where President Barack Obama gave the commencement address, officials said.

4,700 Syrian refugees approved resettlement to U.S.: Homeland Security chief
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has approved 4,700 Syrian refugees who are awaiting resettlement to the country, while an additional 7,900 are awaiting security review, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Thursday.

New York taxi driver group says Uber violating labor laws
(Reuters) – A group representing 5,000 Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] drivers in New York City filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the ride-share company of depriving drivers of various employment protections by misclassifying them as independent contractors.

Baylor ex-coach admits to ‘mistakes’ in first statement since firing
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Former Baylor University football coach Art Briles admitted to making mistakes on Thursday in his first statement since being dismissed from the world’s largest Baptist university over a sexual abuse scandal involving athletes at the Texas school.

Obama’s Supreme Court lawyer to step down
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s top Supreme Court lawyer is leaving office at the end of June having won a string of major cases including fending off challenges to President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law and legalizing same-sex marriage.

Ohio prosecutor reviewing Cincinnati Zoo gorilla case
(Reuters) – Prosecutors are reviewing a police investigation into the parents of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo last Saturday, prompting the killing of an endangered gorilla.

Prince died of painkiller overdose: reports
(Reuters) – Tests show music superstar Prince, who was found dead in his home in a Minneapolis suburb in late April, died of an overdose of opioid painkillers, media reported on Thursday.

Judge to appoint special prosecutor in Chicago cop’s murder trial
CHICAGO (Reuters) – A judge will appoint a special prosecutor in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

‘Daddy went past a red light’: Massachusetts boy, 6, busts father
BOSTON (Reuters) – A police dispatcher outside Boston got an unexpected call last weekend when a 6-year-old boy dialed 911 to alert them that his father had run a red light on the way to the car wash, according to a recording posted online by the Quincy Police Department.

Rare U.S. biplane stamp stolen six decades ago to be returned
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rare “Inverted Jenny” stamp stolen 61 years ago is set to be officially returned to the library that owns it by U.S. authorities on Thursday.

Art, furniture and more from the Reagans’ home to be auctioned
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Furniture, artwork, jewelry and collectible objects that once graced the Los Angeles home of President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, are headed for the auction block, Christie’s said on Thursday.

New storms dump more rain on flood-hit Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A new round of storms dumped more rain on flood-hit parts of Texas on Thursday, threatening to aggravate already swollen rivers, deluge homes and force more evacuations.

Boeing to lay off 211 workers in Washington state, agency says
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Thursday it plans to lay off 211 employees in Washington state on July 22, a group that includes information technology workers that Boeing is letting go in a cost-cutting drive.

Man who killed UCLA professor identified as doctoral student
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles police on Thursday identified the gunman who killed a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, before taking his own life as Mainak Sarkar, an engineering student at the school.

Dutch, U.S. authorities cooperate in lottery mail scam investigation
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch prosecutors said on Thursday they had raided 10 locations in an investigation into a global, multi-million euro mail scam with hundreds of thousands of victims.

Use it or lose it: Occasional Ohio voters may be shut out in November
CINCINNATI (Reuters) – When Larry Harmon tried to vote on a marijuana initiative in November in his hometown of Kent, Ohio, the 59-year-old software engineer found his name had been struck from the voter rolls.

Six automakers to recall nearly 2.5 million U.S. vehicles over Takata airbags
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six automakers said Thursday they are recalling nearly 2.5 million U.S. vehicles with defective Takata air bag inflators, documents posted with government regulators show.

Kansas lawmakers do not act on school funding as deadline looms
(Reuters) – Kansas lawmakers on Wednesday did not act on a state Supreme Court order to create a more equitable funding formula for education, leaving open the possibility that public schools across the state are shut down in June.

Plummeting U.S. teen birthrate hit record low in 2015: CDC
ATLANTA (Reuters) – The birthrate among U.S. teenagers dropped 8 percent last year to another record low, the latest sign of major progress in efforts to reduce teen pregnancies, a federal health agency reported on Thursday.

Texas appeals court upholds fraud charges against state attorney general
(Reuters) – A Dallas appeals court upheld Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s three state indictments for felony fraud on Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News reported.

New England prep school St. Paul’s sued over sex case
(Reuters) – An elite New England prep school was sued on Wednesday by the family of an underage female student who was lured into a sexual encounter with a graduating upperclassman.

California Assembly passes gun control bills
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The California Assembly on Wednesday passed a package of gun control bills, including a measure to ban so-called bullet buttons which allow quick changes in the magazine of a military-style weapon.

Obama says transgender bathroom directive based on law
ELKHART, Ind. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the decision to direct public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice was based on the law and the best interests of the children.

Minnesota trial of men accused of trying to join Islamic State goes to jury
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – The case of three Somali-American men charged with attempting to join Islamic State militants in Syria and conspiring to help the group is now in the hands of a jury in Minnesota federal court, court officials said on Wednesday.

Kansas is latest U.S. state to challenge Obama transgender directive
(Reuters) – Kansas vowed on Wednesday to sue the Obama administration over a directive telling U.S. public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identities.

State Department says part of archived briefing video was deliberately cut
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A portion of a U.S. State Department briefing video that was archived online was deliberately deleted at the request of an unknown person, possibly the day the video was made, spokesman John Kirby said on Wednesday after an investigation.

Florida ex-cop arrested over fatal shooting of black man
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – A former Florida police officer was arrested after a grand jury found he had used unjustified force in the fatal shooting of a black musician waiting for help after his car broke down, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh abortion clinic buffer zone challenge is revived
(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived a challenge to a Pittsburgh ordinance that established a 15-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics in that city, to make it easier for patients to avoid protesters.

U.S. will not charge Minneapolis police in shooting of black man
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors said on Wednesday they would not bring charges against two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of a 24-year-old black man, due to insufficient evidence.

Starr to step down as Baylor chancellor after sex assault scandal: ESPN
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Former Baylor University President Kenneth Starr will resign as chancellor of the world’s largest Baptist university after being implicated in a report for not doing enough to probe sexual assaults by athletes at the school, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

Possible shooter reported at UCLA in Los Angeles: university tweet
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A possible shooter has been reported at the University of California, Los Angeles, and police are investigating, the university’s media relations section said in a message on Twitter.

Family says boy who fell in Cincinnati gorilla area ‘doing well’
CINCINNATI (Reuters) – The family of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, prompting the killing of the endangered animal in order to rescue the child, said on Wednesday the boy is doing well and suggested donations in the gorilla’s name.

FDA calls for sharp reduction in salt added to foods
(Reuters) – U.S. health officials recommended cutting the amount of salt added to foods by about a third, according to proposed guidelines that are likely to have a wide-ranging impact on the processed food industry in the United States.

Brazos River in Texas surges to record level, triggering flooding
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The Brazos River in Texas surged to its highest level in more than a century on Wednesday, triggering floods in which at least six people have died.

Polish justice minister says aims to extradite Polanski to U.S.
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s justice ministry, which makes the final decision on extraditions of Polish citizens, intends to extradite Roman Polanski to the United States if the court approves it, Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said on Wednesday.

Thousands of U.S. voters in limbo after Kansas toughens election law
WICHITA, Kansas (Reuters) – After moving to Kansas, Tad Stricker visited a state motor vehicle office to perform what he thought was the routine task of getting a new driver’s license and registering to vote.

N.Y. Mets owners reach revised deal with Madoff trustee
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The owners of the New York Mets baseball team have reached a revised agreement with the trustee seeking to recoup money for the victims of Bernard Madoff’s fraud that gives them more time to pay up to $61 million, the parties announced on Tuesday.

Prosecutors sue to recover life insurance held by San Bernardino shooter
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors filed a civil forfeiture action on Tuesday seeking to seize the proceeds of two life insurance policies held by Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in a shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California.

U.S. court denies motion to reconsider transgender bathroom ruling
(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday denied a motion to reconsider its ruling that gave a Virginia transgender high school student access to the bathroom of his gender identity.

Doctors credit fitness for helping California woman survive shark attack
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A woman bitten by a shark off the coast of Southern California suffered a single chomp from her shoulder to her pelvis and survived largely because she was physically fit enough to tread water until she was rescued, doctors said on Tuesday.

Former Oklahoma reserve deputy sentenced to four years for manslaughter
TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) – A former Oklahoma reserve deputy convicted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man being subdued by regular deputies last year was sentenced on Tuesday to four years in prison for second-degree manslaughter.

Ex-U.S. soldier ‘Rambo’ gets 20 years in prison in murder-for-hire case
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former U.S. Army sergeant nicknamed “Rambo” who prosecutors say supervised an international band of hit men and mercenaries was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for conspiring to kill a federal drug agent and an informant.

U.S. court says no warrant needed for cellphone location data
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Police do not need a warrant to obtain a person’s cellphone location data held by wireless carriers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a setback to privacy advocates.

Ex-Illinois police officer found guilty in murder-for-hire trial
(Reuters) – Drew Peterson, a former Chicago-area police officer imprisoned for murdering his wife, was found guilty on Tuesday of trying to hire someone in 2014 to kill the prosecutor who convicted him, prosecutors said.

Actor Michael Jace of TV’s ‘The Shield’ convicted of murdering wife
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Michael Jace, best known for his role as a policeman on the TV drama “The Shield,” was convicted by a jury on Tuesday of second-degree murder for fatally shooting his wife in 2014 in front of the couple’s two children at their Los Angeles home.

General Mills recalls flour over possible link to E.coli outbreak
(Reuters) – General Mills Inc on Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of about 10 million pounds of flour, saying it was working with health officials to investigate an outbreak of E. coli that had sickened 38 people in 20 states.

Prosecutors seek testimony from Sept. 11 victims’ kin in hearing
FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) – U.S. government prosecutors asked a military judge on Tuesday to let 10 relatives of Sept. 11, 2001, victims testify in open court during a pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Evacuations ordered along Brazos River as historic floods hit Texas
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – Mandatory evacuations were ordered on Tuesday along the swollen Brazos River in Texas ahead of what could be the worst flooding in more than 100 years after at least six people died.

Two U.S. service members injured in Iraq, Syria: Pentagon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. service members were injured over the weekend, one each in Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.

U.S. warns of possible Europe attacks, no specific threat
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States warned its citizens on Tuesday of possible summer terrorist attacks in Europe, saying targets could include the European soccer championship in France, although a U.S. official said there was no specific threat information.

Gorilla killing at Cincinnati zoo sparks probe into possible criminal charges
CINCINNATI (Reuters) – Police are investigating possible criminal charges in a Cincinnati Zoo incident in which a gorilla was killed in order to rescue a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Justice Department asks for hold on court sanctions in immigration case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed an emergency motion to stop sanctions imposed by a federal judge in Texas that included mandated ethics classes for federal prosecutors, as part of ongoing litigation over immigration policy.

Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenge to death penalty
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal asserting that the death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment filed by a Louisiana man convicted of fatally shooting his pregnant former girlfriend.

U.S. top court to hear State Farm case over Hurricane Katrina fraud claim
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal by State Farm contesting a jury finding that the insurance company defrauded the federal government when assessing damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 along the Gulf of Mexico coast.

Judge to consider punishment for Arizona sheriff in racial profiling case
PHOENIX (Reuters) – A federal court judge on Tuesday will consider punishments against Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, known for his tough immigration stance, for committing civil contempt in a 2007 racial profiling case and ensure the violations do not happen again.

Native Americans move to frontlines in battle over voting rights
BELCOURT, North Dakota (Reuters) – Elvis Norquay, a member of the Chippewa Indian tribe, has lived most of his 58 years on North Dakota’s remote Turtle Mountain reservation and says he’s never had a problem voting.

For men accused of trying to join Islamic State, Minnesota trial nears end
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – The federal jury trial of three Somali-American men from Minnesota accused of trying to help Islamic State militants and fight with the group in Syria was nearing its end, with closing arguments set for Tuesday.

A bar as a national monument? New York’s LGBT landmark vies for honor
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York bar known as the birthplace of the gay pride movement could become the country’s first national monument honoring LGBT rights under a plan to be considered by President Barack Obama.

Transgender man dies after assault at Vermont homeless shelter
(Reuters) – A transgender male died from injuries sustained in an assault at a homeless encampment in Vermont, about a week after police found him lying on the ground with head trauma, officials said.

Illinois legislature overrides veto of bill to ease Chicago pension payments
CHICAGO (Reuters) – A bill to spread out Chicago’s payments to its public safety workers’ pension will become law after the Illinois House and Senate on Monday overrode the governor’s veto.

Sept. 11 suspects’ treatment a focus in Guantanamo hearing
FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) – A pre-trial hearing for five Sept. 11 suspects began on Monday at Guantanamo Bay, with prisoners’ treatment expected to be a focus of the U.S. military court sessions.

Ohio zoo defends shooting of gorilla after boy fell in enclosure
CINCINNATI (Reuters) – The director of the Cincinnati Zoo on Monday stood by the decision to shoot dead a gorilla as he dragged a 4-year-old boy around by the ankle, saying the ape was not simply endangering the child who fell into his enclosure but actually hurting him.

Suspected shark attacks in Florida, California over holiday weekend
(Reuters) – Two people were injured in suspected shark attacks in Florida and California over the U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend, but beachgoers returned to nearby ocean waters on Monday, officials said.

White House placed on security lockdown: media
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House was placed on a security lockdown during the Memorial Day holiday, according to media reports on Monday.

Bodies of U.S. climbers left on Tibetan peak out of respect
KATHMANDU (Reuters) – The bodies of two renowned U.S. climbers, found in Tibet 16 years after they died on one of the world’s tallest mountains, have been left untouched out of respect, one of the mountaineers who found the remains said on Monday.

South Korean cram school tutors deny wrongdoing in SAT leak case
SEOUL (Reuters) – Tutors at South Korean test preparation schools denied criminal wrongdoing during a court hearing on Monday involving leaked information that led to the cancellation of the U.S. SAT college entrance exam in South Korea in 2013.

Rodeo rider, 19, dies after getting trampled at New Jersey event
(Reuters) – A 19-year-old rider was killed when he fell off his horse and got trampled at a New Jersey rodeo, according to the teen’s university and media reports.

Killing of gorilla to save boy at Ohio zoo sparks outrage
(Reuters) – The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy tumbled into the ape’s enclosure triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo officials called the decision to use lethal force a tough but necessary choice.

Shooting rampage in Houston leaves two dead, six wounded
(Reuters) – A gun battle erupted in west Houston late Sunday morning, leaving two people dead and six wounded, and forcing authorities to issue a shelter-in-place order as residents prepared for Memorial Day festivities, authorities said on Sunday.

Georgia sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded during traffic stop
(Reuters) – A sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded in the face on Saturday during a traffic stop in Georgia, authorities said.

Cincinnati gorilla killed after boy falls into zoo enclosure
(Reuters) – A male gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo was killed by keepers on Saturday after he dragged around a 4-year-old boy who fell into the enclosure, a zoo official said.

Looters hit civil war battle site in Virginia, officials say
(Reuters) – Looters ripped up parts of Virginia’s Petersburg National Battlefield in an apparent search for relics from a siege that led to the end of the American Civil War in 1865, the National Park Service said ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

U.S. agents arrest suspect in 2007 North Carolina Walmart bombing
(Reuters) – A man suspected of planting a pipe bomb that exploded near propane tanks inside a Walmart store in rural North Carolina in 2007 has been arrested nine years after the crime thanks to dogged police work, court documents obtained on Saturday showed.

Flint, Michigan, pipe-replacement cost nearly doubles: newspaper
(Reuters) – The cost of replacing water lines in Flint, Michigan, has nearly doubled amid a health crisis from high lead levels in drinking water, the Detroit Free Press reported on Saturday.

NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones killed in Dallas shooting
(Reuters) – Rookie New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones died after being shot early on Saturday in a Dallas apartment, police said.

Florida man arrested for fatal shooting of woman in front of children
(Reuters) – A Florida man accused of fatally shooting a mother in front of her children and later wounding his former boss, was arrested by a SWAT team after a seven-hour standoff with police in an Orlando suburb, authorities said.

Once dismissed, shark attacks may hit new record in 2016
NEW YORK (Reuters) – As the summer beach season opens in the United States, at least one expert is predicting an increase in shark attacks around the world this year that will surpass last year’s record number.

Portland schools failed protocols over high lead levels in water
(Reuters) – Portland Public Schools failed to follow federal protocols and did not notify parents after high levels of lead were detected at two of its schools two months ago, the district said on Friday.

Vintage plane crashes in New York’s Hudson River
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A World War Two-era plane crashed in New York City’s Hudson River off Manhattan on Friday and authorities rescued the pilot from the water, police said.

Slaying of Colorado prison chief ordered by neo-Nazi gang – report
DENVER (Reuters) – The murder of Colorado’s prison chief by a white supremacist ex-convict in 2013 was ordered by leaders of a neo-Nazi gang, the Denver Post reported on Friday, citing newly released documents.

Three current and former U.S. Navy officers charged in bribery case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three current and former U.S. Navy officers have been charged for their roles in an alleged bribery and fraud scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Illinois lawmakers focus on funding fix for Chicago schools
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Reuters) – A funding fix for the fiscally challenged Chicago Public Schools is taking center stage in the final days of the Illinois legislature’s spring session, with the Democratic-led Senate passing two bills on Friday.

U.S. deportation raids target Central American families: lawyers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. immigration officials have kicked off a new round of raids intended to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children who have entered the country illegally, according to a legal group that works with the immigrants.

First 2016 U.S. tropical storm warning issued for South Carolina
(Reuters) – A tropical storm warning, the year’s first for the United States, was issued on Friday by the National Weather Service for the coast of South Carolina, five days before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

At least two killed, others missing in Texas flooding
(Reuters) – At least two people person were killed and three others missing on Friday as record rainfall and severe flooding hit hard parts of southeast Texas, officials said.

Details of sinking of El Faro cargo ship emerge from U.S. probe
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. investigators on Friday concluded two weeks of hearings into the sinking of cargo ship El Faro in a hurricane last fall that included reports the vessel had outdated weather data and testimony from some of the last people to see it.

Suspected gunman arrested in 2015 murder of New York governor’s aide
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A suspected gunman is under arrest in the murder of Carey Gabay, an aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo who was shot before the 2015 West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, New York City police said on Friday.

Illinois man charged with making bombs to attack U.S. government
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An Illinois man has been charged for making at least two pipe bombs to use against the U.S. government, court records released on Friday showed.

U.S. judge sentences Vietnamese man to 40 years for al Qaeda affiliate support
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Vietnamese-born man who U.S. authorities say was instructed by a top figure with al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate to carry out a suicide attack at London’s Heathrow Airport was sentenced on Friday to 40 years in prison.

Bathroom lawsuit could send transgender rights to Supreme Court
(Reuters) – A lawsuit brought by Texas and other states against the Obama administration’s policy on bathroom access may move the United States closer to a resolution on transgender rights by putting the issue on a trajectory for the Supreme Court.

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