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PHOENIX (Reuters) – A man suspected of killing six people, including a noted psychiatrist who advised prosecutors investigating high-profile murders, killed himself on Monday as police closed in on the Phoenix-area hotel where he was staying, police said. Investigators had been searching for Dwight Jones, 56, since psychiatrist Steven Pitt, 59, was found dead outside
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PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – A river of lava spewing from the foot of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano swallowed about three dozen more homes on the Big Island during a weekend of destruction that brought to nearly 120 the number of dwellings devoured since last month, officials said on Monday. Lava illuminates the sky above Leilani Estates
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles would not visit the White House on Tuesday as planned after the NFL team disagreed with Trump’s call for players to stand for the national anthem. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump is seen at Arlington National Cemetery as
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory on narrow grounds to a Colorado Christian baker who refused for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, stopping short of setting a major precedent allowing people to claim exemptions from anti-discrimination laws based on religious beliefs. Baker Jack
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BOSTON (Reuters) – A former executive at State Street Corp (STT.N) is set to face trial on U.S. charges that he participated in a scheme to defraud the bank’s clients by charging them secret commissions on billions of dollars in trades. FILE PHOTO: A flag is seen outside the headquarters of State Street Bank in
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(Reuters) – Rains fell on two massive wildfires in the U.S. southwest but it was not enough to quench the fires that were burning through thousands of acres in New Mexico and Colorado early Monday, officials said. FILE PHOTO: Smoke is seen from a fire in this aerial shot above Cimarron, New Mexico, U.S., June
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(Reuters) – Wildfires stoked by low humidity and high temperatures raged on Saturday in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, threatening nearly 1,900 homes and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate remote communities, fire officials said. Smoke is seen from a fire in Ute Park, New Mexico, U.S., May 31, 2018 in this picture obtained
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(Reuters) – An anonymous bidder has agreed to pay $3,300,100 at auction to have a private lunch with Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. FILE PHOTO: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett plays bridge during the Berkshire annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo The winning bid came
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GENEVA (Reuters) – Poverty in the United States is extensive and is deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net from millions of poor, while rewarding the rich, a U.N. human rights investigator has found. FILE PHOTO: A tent is seen next to Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles,
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(Reuters) – As lava continued to pour vigorously from the ground through fissures at the foot of Kilauea Volcano, the month-old eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island has entered a new, seemingly calmer phase inside the summit crater, government scientists said on Friday. Fissure 8 continues to feed lava into multiple flow lobes advancing to agricultural
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(Reuters) – An Iowa judge has temporarily blocked the state’s new abortion law, the strictest in the country, from taking effect on July 1 while opponents and defenders of the measure present legal arguments, participants in the case said on Friday. Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature voted in April to outlaw abortion after a fetal heartbeat is
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Colorado has adopted a law to regulate companies that solicit bodies donated to science and sell the parts to medical educators, the governor’s office announced this week. FILE PHOTO: The Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors and Donor Services building in Montrose, Colorado, U.S., December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo The new legislation
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(Reuters) – Investors who claimed that Theranos Inc defrauded them into investing indirectly in the company by touting revolutionary blood-testing technology that never existed cannot pursue their claims as a class action, a U.S. judge has ruled. FILE PHOTO — Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, attends a panel discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual
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(Reuters) – A U.S. judge has ruled that investors who claimed that Theranos Inc defrauded them into investing indirectly in the company by touting revolutionary blood-testing technology that never existed cannot pursue their claims as a class action. In a decision late on Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in San Jose, California said five
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(Reuters) – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday said it would invest $738 million in transportation electrification projects across the state, as a part of its 2030 goal for clean air and greenhouse gas reduction. CPUC approved setting up charging stations and infrastructure to support electric passenger vehicles and trucks. The program, which
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