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Assange appears in U.S. live onstage — as a hologram

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:55

The WikiLeaks co-founder's appearance as a 3D, life-size, high-definition projection was produced by Hologram USA, the same company behind the Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur holograms.

Search at Japan volcano called off; at least 36 feared dead

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:24

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - At least 36 people are feared to have died after a Japanese volcano erupted without warning at the weekend, raining ash and stones on hikers, but the search for victims was abandoned on Monday because of fears of toxic gases. Rescuers at the peak of Mount Ontake, now an eerie moonscape under a thick layer of grey ash, on Monday found five more victims of Saturday's eruption at Japan's second-highest active volcano but authorities did not immediately confirm them as dead. ...

Penalty phase in Jodi Arias trial: What to expect

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:57

PHOENIX (AP) — The murder conviction of Jodi Arias will stand, but she is returning to court Monday for a second penalty phase to determine her punishment for the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend. A new jury will decide if Arias is sentenced to death. Here are some key things to know about the case:

Hong Kong protesters defy tear gas, riot police

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:53

Parts of the city are paralyzed by citizen campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections.

Syrian al-Qaida threatens West

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:49

Militants will retaliate for U.S.-led air strikes, leader said. Overnight, natural gas plant controlled by Islamic State fighters hit.

U.S. may keep secret prisoners after Afghan war exit

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:35

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - The fate of a group of prisoners held in near-total secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility's commander said, as Washington gropes for options after its legal right to hold them there expires in December. The inmates - all foreign nationals captured on battlefields around the world - could be transferred to the U.S. court system or, as a last resort, to the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Brigadier General Patrick J. Reinert told Reuters. ...

Jury selection begins for trial of accused Boston bomber's friend

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:08

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection is set to begin on Monday for the trial of the last of three college friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber to face charges relating to a visit the trio made to the suspect's dorm room three days after the deadly attack. ...

Jury selection to begin in Arias penalty phase retrial in Arizona

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 01:34

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Jury selection is set to begin in Arizona on Monday to decide whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be executed for the 2008 slaying of her ex-boyfriend in a case that drew a national audience with its titillating and gore-spattered testimony. A pool of 300 potential jurors have been called to Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix to see if a dozen of them can succeed where an earlier trial jury failed, and determine a punishment for the former waitress from California. ...

Baby deer befriends two little girls

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 01:18

James Vee and his two young daughters have an unusual visitor that likes to pop in for a visit whenever the mood strikes. The white-tailed baby deer has been visiting the Vee household for the past few weeks and seems to have grown an attachment to the two little girls. Watch as they jump around and play in a leaf pile, throwing bundles into the air only for them to fall onto the fawn. The little deer seems to be enjoying it just as much! Credit: YouTube/James Vee

Hong Kong protesters defy tear gas

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:05

Pro-democracy protesters stand their ground in the face of tear gas and police baton charges.

New Afghan president sworn in after disputed vote

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 22:45

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.

California governor vetoes drone warrant bill

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:21
(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have placed strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, his office said on Sunday. The measure, which passed the state's Senate and Assembly with broad support, would have required law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before using an unmanned aircraft, or drone, except in emergencies such as a fire or a hostage-taking. "There are undoubtedly circumstances where a warrant is appropriate. The bill's exceptions, however, appear to be too narrow," Brown said in his veto message. ...

As U.S. protests persist, suspects sought in shootings of two Missouri officers

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 19:55

By Kenny Bahr FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police were seeking suspects on Sunday in what appeared to be the unrelated shootings of two police officers in and near the Missouri city of Ferguson, while protests continued over the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer last month. The Saturday night shooting of an officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson did not seem linked to protests elsewhere in the city, police said, nor to a separate shooting involving an off-duty police officer in St. Louis early on Sunday. ...

California governor signs 'yes means yes' college sexual assault bill

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 19:53

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a law requiring all state colleges to adopt a policy of unambiguous, affirmative consent by students engaged in sexual activity, part of a nationwide effort to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. California's so-called "yes means yes" law will be the first in the nation to make affirmative consent language a central tenet of school sexual assault policies, proponents said. ...

Indiana State University student arrested in campus shooting

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 16:12
(Reuters) - Police on Sunday arrested an Indiana State University student on a charge of shooting and wounding another student inside a residence hall on the Terre Haute campus, school officials said. Calvin McCauley, 21, of Indianapolis, faced a preliminary charge of attempted murder in connection with the Saturday shooting of a 20-year-old man, college police said in a release. The two were acquainted and "were together for over an hour" the day of the shooting, police said. The victim, who has not been identified, has undergone surgery and was recovering, police said. ...

FAA wants to restore Chicago air traffic site by mid-October

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 16:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday that it has set a target of October 13 to restore to service a Chicago-area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician, as delays and cancellations continued at Chicago airports. Air traffic controllers managed about 60 percent of typical traffic on Sunday at O'Hare International Airport and over 75 percent at Chicago Midway International Airport, the FAA said. More than 600 flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway on Sunday, and delays were about 30 minutes, the city's aviation department said. ...

U.S. doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 14:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital.

Search for trooper killing suspect shifts slightly

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:22

The delicate search for a survivalist charged with killing a trooper more than two weeks ago shifted slightly in woods that authorities fear may be booby-trapped, state police said Sunday.

One teenager dead, 3 injured in New York stabbings

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:47
(Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy died from a wound to the chest and three other teenagers were injured early on Sunday in stabbings in New York City's Bronx borough, police said. Two 18-year-old men also were stabbed in the chest and a 17-year-old boy in the shoulder, police said. They were in stable condition at a local hospital on Sunday morning. Identities of the victims were not released. No arrests have been made and the investigation was continuing, police said. The attacks occurred at an apartment complex and WCBS 880 Radio in New York reported that a party was going on there at the time. ...

Shooting at Miami club leaves 15 hurt, including 11-year-old: police

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:19
MIAMI (Reuters) - Fifteen people aged 11 to 25 were injured in a shooting at a Miami nightclub early on Sunday, a police spokeswoman said, adding that it was unclear who was responsible. One person was in a critical condition after the shooting occurred at about 1 a.m. ET, Miami Police Department spokeswoman Frederica Burden said. Police did not know how many shooters were involved or how many shots were fired at the club called The Spot, she said. "We're interviewing some of the witnesses at this point," she said. ...