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Detroit prosecutors join criminal probe of Takata over air bags

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:44

Prosecutors in Detroit have joined the U.S. federal probe into Takata Corp's defective air bag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section in Washington "are jointly handling the criminal investigation into Takata," Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the Detroit office, said on Thursday.

Domestic violence charges against former NFL player Ray Rice dismissed: ABC

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:59

(Reuters) - Domestic violence charges against former NFL running back Ray Rice were dismissed on Thursday, according to ABC. The move comes after Rice completed a pretrial intervention program, ABC reported. Rice, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, had his $35 million contract terminated in September when a graphic video surfaced of him knocking out his then-finance in a New Jersey casino elevator. He filed a wrongful termination grievance after he was cut from the Ravens. (Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Bill Trott)

The emoji diversity lobby

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:45

As one redhead found out, those cute little figures are ruled by a surprisingly complex political process.

Matt Bai: What presidential candidates need to understand about income inequality

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 02:49

The American Dream that’s at the center of our national identity is not, in fact, in danger of slipping away. For most Americans, it’s already long gone, like Oldsmobiles and New Coke.

Suspect named in killing of wealthy DC family, housekeeper

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:57

A 34-year-old man is being sought in last week's quadruple homicide.

David Letterman signs off as late-night host

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 23:49

The funnyman hosts his final show after 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts.

Small food makers on fast path to U.S. store shelves, threatening big producers

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:24

Small U.S. food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of barriers to entry within the food industry. The trend is visible everywhere from gluten-free and organic foods to more traditional fare, according to interviews with half a dozen startups, as well as retailers and industry consultants.

Police identify suspect in slaying of wealthy DC family

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 20:02

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police identified a suspect late Wednesday in the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home.

Crews work to clean California beach fouled by oil pipeline spill

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:41

By Alan Devall GOLETA, Calif. (Reuters) - Cleanup crews fanned out across an oil-fouled California beach on Wednesday to scoop up gobs of petroleum spewed from a burst pipeline in what may be the biggest oil spill to hit the pristine but energy-rich Santa Barbara coastline in 46 years. As much as 2,500 barrels (105,000 gallons) of crude oil was released in Tuesday's rupture, according to a "worst-case scenario" presented by the pipeline company, five times more than was initially estimated. Plains All American Pipeline said it calculated that up to a fifth of the total spill had reached the ocean.

David Letterman signs off as late-night host

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:35

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman was ushered into retirement Wednesday by four presidents declaring "our long national nightmare is over" and a succession of stars delivering a final Top Ten list of things they always wanted to say to the late-night host.

Two 2016 candidates, two faces of fear

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:48

Two top Republican senators aired their grievances against the Obama administration’s approach to foreign policy and surveillance.

About 120 guns found at scene of deadly Texas gang fight

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:28

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - About 120 guns and 160 knives were recovered from the scene of a deadly Sunday battle between rival motorcycle gangs in the Texas city of Waco that left nine people dead, police said on Wednesday as they sharply dropped their tally of weapons found. Gang members hid weapons in sacks of flour and bags of chips at the Twin Peaks restaurant, where they attacked each other in a fight that was likely set off by a smoldering turf battle, Waco Police said. Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton told cable channel CNN: "These were vicious gang members that were in our city Sunday." The two main adversaries were motorcycle gangs the Bandidos, seen as the long-standing dominant gang in Texas and called a criminal organization by the U.S. Justice Department, and the Cossacks, which have been challenging them for power in the state, according to experts on the gangs.

Man who flew gyrocopter to U.S. Capitol faces up to nine and a half years in prison

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:01

The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in April faces up to 9-1/2 years in prison after being indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday. Douglas Hughes, a 61-year-old mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, was indicted on six charges, including violation of the registration requirements involving an aircraft and violation of national defense airspace, the U.S. Justice Department said. Hughes was arrested after piloting the small, unauthorized aircraft from Pennsylvania and landing on the west lawn of the Capitol as police and tourists looked on.

Four Connecticut police officers cleared in fatal 2013 shooting

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:53
By Richard Weizel BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut prosecutors on Wednesday cleared four police officers in the 2013 shooting of a black suspect who died of wounds sustained while police tried to arrest him in a parking lot in Bridgeport, the state's largest city. The four officers, three of whom are white and one black, believed they needed to use deadly force to defend themselves when 23-year-old Carnell Williams pointed a gun at them while the driver of the car he was riding in attempted to crash through a circle of police officers. "I reviewed the case to the best of my ability and did not find race played a role in the shootings," said David Shepack, state's attorney for Connecticut's Litchfield district.

Oil slicks off California span 9 miles; cleanup underway

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:32

Slicks of oil that spilled into California coastal waters from an onshore pipeline spanned a total of 9 miles Wednesday, and a company official said the line was operating at full capacity when it broke, ...

Crisis in California: Innovative technologies under development for cleaning up oil spills

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:17

As California struggles to deal with Tuesday’s huge oil spill, scientists are working on more efficient technologies to aid in future cleanups.

Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:58

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative state to do so since 1973 if the measure becomes law.

New video surfaces showing Freddie Gray arrest in Baltimore

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:32

A new video has surfaced revealing a key part of the arrest of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore black man whose death from injuries he sustained while in police custody led to days of protests and a federal investigation. The video, shot by a bystander and posted on The Baltimore Sun's website on Wednesday, shows officers putting Gray in leg shackles and handcuffs before placing him back in a police van head first and on his stomach. Gray died on April 19 from spinal injuries suffered during his arrest a week earlier on April 12.

Bin Laden fixated on attacking U.S. interests: documents

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:15

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden was fixated on attacking U.S. targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries and focus on that cause, according to documents the United States says were seized in bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan and released on Wednesday. A July 2010 letter, which was among the materials released by U.S. intelligence, showed that bin Laden pressed al Qaeda in Yemen, one of the group's more active affiliates, to make peace with the government and focus on America.

Banks fined $2.5 billion, to plead guilty to market rigging

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:21

Four big banks will pay $2.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to criminally manipulating global currency market going back to 2007. JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays and The Royal Bank of Scotland conspired ...