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Helicopter pilot killed in June 10 crash in New York City flew erratically: NTSB

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:27pm
A pilot who died when his helicopter crashed atop a New York City skyscraper on June 10 had been flying erratically and said he did not know where he was shortly before the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report released on Tuesday.
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After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrants

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:02pm
The U.S. Supreme Court in the coming days will have a last chance before its three-month summer break to decide whether to take up President Donald Trump's long-stalled bid to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
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Helicopter pilot killed in June 10 crash flew erratically: NTSB

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:08am
The helicopter pilot killed in a June 10 crash in New York City requested to return to a heliport and then radioed he "did not where" he was before a striking a 54-story building on 7th Avenue, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report released Tuesday.
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U.S. relocates hundreds of migrant children from overcrowded border station

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:34am
Nearly 250 migrant children have been relocated to children's shelters from an overcrowded Texas border patrol station where attorneys said they had been held for weeks in dirty conditions without adequate food and water.
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Woman accused of aiding Islamic State, double-crossing U.S., faces up to life in prison

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:15am
A U.S. woman charged with working as an Islamic State recruiter under the code name "Umm Nutella," who agreed to cooperate with the prosecutors but then divulged her deal to extremists while out on bail, could be sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.
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Jury convicts Illinois man of Chinese graduate student's kidnap-murder

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:58am
An Illinois man who prosecutors described as obsessed with serial killers was found guilty on Monday of the kidnapping and decapitation murder of a Chinese graduate student two years ago and could now face the death penalty.
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Seven migrant deaths reported in 'extreme heat' at U.S. border

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 6:49am
Authorities in Texas reported seven migrant deaths on Monday, including those of a woman, two babies and a toddler, showing the danger of extreme summer heat as Central American families surge across the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Jury recommends death penalty in sledgehammer killings of California family: media

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:13am
A Southern California jury on Monday recommended the death penalty for a man convicted this month of the 2010 sledgehammer killings of a family of four whose bodies were later found buried in the Mojave Desert, media reports said.
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Denver man accused of wife's murder can use her life insurance to pay for defense

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 9:43pm
A Denver man accused of killing his wife can use more than $500,000 received from her life insurance policy to pay for the lawyers defending him against the murder charge, Colorado’s highest court ruled on Monday.
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Stanford proposes $3.4 billion housing plan in high-cost California area

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 9:42pm
Stanford University unveiled a $3.4 billion plan on Monday to build thousands of homes for students and staff to ease a local housing crunch, but some officials expressed concern the project would worsen problems such as street traffic.
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Judge allows Missouri's only abortion clinic to stay open for at least five more days

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 8:59pm
A Missouri judge ruled on Monday the state's only abortion clinic can remain open for at least five more days, but he ordered Planned Parenthood to take its fight against closure to a state arbiter.
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Bernie Sanders calls for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loan debt

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 8:38pm
U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan on Monday to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loans and pay for it with a tax on Wall Street, elevating the issue in the 2020 debate and going beyond proposals from his Democratic White House rivals.
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Ex-Venezuelan oil minister asks U.S. court to set aside $1.4 billion judgment

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 7:30pm
Former Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez asked a federal judge in Houston on Monday to set aside a $1.4 billion default verdict against him in a fraud suit brought by a defunct Houston oil company, according to court documents.
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Parents of girl from India who died in U.S. desert 'desperate' for asylum

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:50pm
The parents of a 6-year-old migrant girl from India who died of heat stroke in an Arizona desert said they sought asylum in the United States because they were "desperate."
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Lockheed Martin wins $562 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:05pm
Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $562 million contract for sales of Army tactical guided missiles to Bahrain, Poland and Romania, the Pentagon said on Monday.
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Beyond the rainbow: Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:46pm
Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery in Los Angeles, loves taking wedding cake orders from LGBTQ clients because their design requests are often more creative than straight couples.
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Supreme Court to hear insurers' bid for $12 billion in Obamacare money

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:14pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether insurers can seek $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans.
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Supreme Court strikes down stiff firearms penalties

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:37pm
Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the U.S. Supreme Court's four liberal members on Monday in striking down as unconstitutionally vague a law imposing stiff criminal sentences for people convicted of certain crimes involving firearms.
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Truck driver in deadly New Hampshire crash arrested on negligent homicide charges

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:16pm
The driver of a pickup truck who crashed into a group of motorcyclists near New Hampshire's White Mountains, killing seven of them, was arrested on Monday and charged with seven counts of negligent homicide, officials said.
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Illinois man beheaded Chinese grad student two years ago, prosecutors say

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:42pm
Federal prosecutors on Monday accused an Illinois man of carrying out a calculated plan to kidnap and kill a Chinese graduate student two years ago, in closing arguments of the man's murder trial in central Illinois.
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