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Hillary Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel in October

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 08:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Oct. 22 before the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, her presidential campaign said Saturday.


Clinton to appear in Oct before congressional committee on Benghazi: spokesman

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 07:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will appear in October before the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, Clinton's presidential campaign said on Saturday. "Earlier this week we were pleased for Secretary Clinton to receive an offer from Congressman (Trey) Gowdy to appear before the committee in a public hearing in October, and yesterday accepted his invitation," campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said. (Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Angus MacSwan)


Many bid farewell to Illinois woman who died in Texas jail

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 06:33

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — Family and friends of an Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail cell are saying their goodbyes at her wake and funeral near the Chicago suburb where she grew up.


1 loud shot: Survivor describes movie theater shooting

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 06:22

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Emily Mann and her friend had come into the theater a bit late for the evening showing of "Trainwreck" so they quietly found seats near the top of the small theater. The 21-year-old didn't notice the man just a few seats down until 20 minutes into the movie when he got up and began firing into the crowd.


Funeral for woman found dead in Texas jail set for Saturday

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 03:02

The funeral for Sandra Bland, 28, will be held at DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, followed by burial in a nearby cemetery. Bland was preparing to start a job at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University, when she was stopped by a Texas state trooper for failing to signal a lane change near Prairie View, northwest of Houston, on July 10.


Obama in Kenya: 'Africa is on the move'

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 01:56

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Barack Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move" Saturday as he opened a U.S.-sponsored business summit in Kenya, the East African nation where he has deep family ties.


Obama says entrepreneurs in Africa can give hope, deliver growth

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:34

By Jeff Mason and Edith Honan NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to help by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. Obama was addressing a Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the start of the first presidential visit to Kenya, his father's homeland and the biggest economy in east Africa, which has been hit by a spate of attacks by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab. Security was expected to top the agenda in talks later on Saturday with President Uhuru Kenyatta but Obama is also keen to increase business ties with Africa, where China overtook the United States as the continent's biggest trade partner in 2009.


Latest claim about Clinton's email server adds to furor

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new letter by intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever.


Theater gunman built reputation as an angry provocateur

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:46

In 2014, facing eviction from his Alabama home, John Russell Houser set out to make sure no one else could ever live in that house.


Los Angeles police shoot man apparently firing gun on busy street

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 21:34
Police in Los Angeles shot and killed a man who was apparently brandishing a handgun and firing shots into the air on a busy street, authorities said on Friday. Police were called to a stretch of Ventura Boulevard, a major thoroughfare in the San Fernando Valley, after receiving reports of a man firing a gun on Friday afternoon while the area was packed with cars and shoppers, Los Angeles police said in a brief statement on social media. Officers tried to engage the man and told him repeatedly to drop his gun before opening fire and killing him, police said.

Federal judge orders information be seized from Arizona sheriff

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 18:59

A federal judge on Friday ordered U.S. marshals to seize documents from the office of controversial Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio as part of an ongoing racial profiling case.     U.S. District Judge Murray Snow issued the order at an emergency hearing he convened after a court-appointed monitor reported that the sheriff’s office had failed to turn over information being sought in connection with the case.     In a brief order, Snow required that 1,459 identifications apparently taken from people by sheriff’s deputies during law enforcement actions and which were about to be destroyed be produced for federal marshals.


Suspect in Louisiana theater rampage had history of mental illness

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 16:54

By Kathy Finn LAFAYETTE, La. (Reuters) - A 59-year-old man who had been committed to a hospital for psychiatric care was identified by authorities on Friday as the gunman who fatally shot two people in a rampage at a movie theater in central Louisiana before turning the gun on himself as police closed in. The gunman, John R. Houser, had a volatile relationship with his family and railed against the U.S. government online. This is Anywhere, USA," said Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, a presidential contender who went to the crime scene in Lafayette.


New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 16:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new letter by intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever.


Fiat Chrysler U.S. to recall vehicles to prevent hacking

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:28

By Bernie Woodall and Joseph Menn DETROIT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler will recall 1.4 million vehicles in the United States to install software to prevent hackers from gaining remote control of the engine, steering and other systems in what federal officials said was the first such action of its kind. The announcement on Friday by FCA US LLC, formerly Chrysler Group LLC, was made days after reports that cybersecurity researchers used a wireless connection to turn off a Jeep Cherokee's engine as it drove, increasing concerns about the safety of Internet-enabled vehicles. The researchers used Fiat Chrysler's telematics system to break into a volunteer's Cherokee being driven on the highway and issue commands to the engine, steering and brakes.


Louisiana remembers victims in movie theater shooting

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:12

Mayci Breaux, a 21-year-old from Franklin, La., and Jillian Johnson, a 33-year-old from Lafayette, La., were shot and killed while watching “Trainwreck” Thursday.


Obama dines with Kenyan family after arriving in father's homeland

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:38

By Jeff Mason NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama dined with his step grandmother, his sister and other extended family members after arriving in Kenya for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland on Friday. Obama's plane, Air Force One, landed in the evening in the Kenyan capital, where he will co-host a conference on boosting entrepreneurs in Africa before traveling on to Ethiopia. After being greeted by President Uhuru Kenyatta and other top Kenyan officials, Obama was whisked through the capital.


U.S. probing possible price-gouging by airlines after rail crash

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:40

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department is investigating possible price gouging by the five biggest U.S. airlines while train service was disabled between New York and Washington following a deadly Amtrak crash in May, it said on Friday. The review involves Delta Air Lines Inc , American Airlines Group Inc , United Continental Holdings Inc , Southwest Airlines Co and JetBlue Airways Corp , all of which said they were cooperating with the probe.


Sandra Bland Was 'Distraught' in Jail, Says Fellow Inmate

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:30

One of the women in the cell across from Sandra Bland says that she was "distraught" in the days before she was found dead. "She was crying and I could barely understand her, and I was like, ‘It'll be OK, don’t cry, it’ll be alright, you can’t be in here forever,’" fellow inmate Alexandra Pyle said of Bland to ABC station KTRK in Houston.


Sick juror delays Colorado movie massacre trial until Monday

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:40

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - The judge in the Colorado movie massacre trial sent the jury home until Monday after a member of the panel complained early on Friday that she was suffering from a sinus infection, fever and headache and could not concentrate. "We've all been sick before ... we can all empathize," Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour told the juror. The panel of nine women and three men are hearing the punishment phase of the trial of gunman James Holmes, 27, who killed 12 people and wounded 70 in a July 2012 rampage at a midnight screening of a Batman film at a Denver area theater.


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