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Illinois man beheaded Chinese grad student, prosecutors say

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:13pm
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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Democratic Mayor Buttigieg faces growing fallout over police shooting in his city

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:39am
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday faced growing fallout over a fatal police shooting in South Bend, an incident that has exposed simmering racial tensions in the Indiana city where he is mayor and which is complicating his presidential ambitions.
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U.S. high court to rule on scope of copyright for legal codes

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:38am
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a bid by Georgia lawmakers to win federal copyright protection for an annotated version of the state's legal code and to decide whether state and local governments can sue people who publish such texts without permission, much like novels or films.
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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down stiff firearms penalties

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:30am
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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U.S. records 33 new measles cases, mostly in New York State

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:24am
Thirty-three new measles cases were recorded in the United States last week, most of them in New York, federal health officials said on Monday, bringing the number of confirmed cases this year to 1,077 in the worst U.S. outbreak of the virus since 1992.
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U.S. records 33 new measles cases, raising year's total to 1,077

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 9:50am
The United States recorded 33 new measles cases last week, bringing the number of confirmed cases this year to 1,077 in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
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U.S. Supreme Court takes up insurers' $12 billion Obamacare dispute

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 8:57am
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the federal government must pay insurers $12 billion under an Obamacare program aimed at encouraging them to cover previously uninsured people after the healthcare law was enacted in 2010.
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Victims named in New Hampshire motorcycle crash that killed seven

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 7:31am
New Hampshire authorities on Sunday named the seven people killed two days earlier when a pickup truck crashed into members of a motorcycle club for U.S. Marine veterans.
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'Flying Wallendas' cross Times Square on high wire

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 6:38am
A brother and sister tightrope act crossed Times Square on a high wire 25 floors above the New York landmark on Sunday night.
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Storms strand passengers in Dallas, thousands without power

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:54am
About 1,000 flights were canceled or delayed in Dallas on Sunday night and more than 80,000 homes and businesses left without power early Monday, after a line of thunderstorms rolled across a northeastern swath of Texas before heading east.
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Closing arguments to start in Illinois man's death penalty case

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:05am
Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers were due to make their closing arguments on Monday in the trial of an Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a Chinese graduate student two years ago.
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Militia member arrested for impersonating US Border Patrol agent

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 5:58pm
A member of an armed group known for stopping migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has been arrested after authorities charged him with impersonating a U.S. Border Patrol agent, according to court documents.
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Unit at Philadelphia refinery completely destroyed in fire: sources

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 4:50pm
The alkylation unit involved in a massive fire on Friday at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc's oil refinery has been completely destroyed, which will hamper the supply of gasoline from the U.S. East Coast's largest refinery, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
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Supreme Court set to decide major census, electoral maps cases

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 6:06am
The U.S. Supreme Court, approaching the end of its current term, is due to issue rulings in the coming days in major cases including the Trump administration's bid to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and efforts by voters to curb the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries.
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Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes near remote community in northern California

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 11:32pm
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) south-southwest of the small community of Petrolia in northern California on Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Trump delays mass deportation raids, seeks deal with Democrats

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 10:20pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids for two weeks as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues.
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Baseball's David Ortiz out of ICU, in good condition after shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 7:02pm
Retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been moved out of intensive care and was in good condition, his wife said in a statement on Saturday, nearly two weeks after he was shot in the Dominican Republic and moved to a Boston hospital.
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Police arrest 70 climate change protesters outside New York Times

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 5:45pm
Police arrested 70 environmental protesters outside the New York Times headquarters who laid down in the street and climbed onto the building to demand the newspaper start referring to climate change as a climate emergency, police and media reports said.
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11 dead as plane crashes in Hawaii, believed during skydiving trip

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 3:59pm
Eleven passengers and crew were killed on Friday evening when their plane crashed near an airfield in Hawaii, authorities said, during what broadcaster CNN said was a skydiving trip.
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Oregon Capitol building closed as precaution amid partisan dispute

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 3:39pm
Oregon's State Capitol building was shut down on Saturday as a safety precaution, police said, in the wake of a bitter partisan divide that had Republican lawmakers walked out to block a vote on a bill to reduce climate change-causing gases.
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