Pressure mounts on FBI for answers on Florida naval base shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. investigators face mounting pressure on Monday to deliver answers on the motive that led a Saudi Air Force lieutenant to shoot and kill three people and wounded eight others at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida. FILE PHOTO: Royal Saudi Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, airman accused […]

Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives met on Saturday to prepare for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump’s presidency. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Downing Street after attending a reception hosted by Britian’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, ahead of […]

Uber says it received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018

FILE PHOTO: The Uber logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken November 25, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Illustration (Reuters) – Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday said it had received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, related to its trips in the United States in 2018, at a […]

Officer stabbed, student shot in altercation at Wisconsin high school: police

(Reuters) – A Wisconsin high school student on Tuesday stabbed a school resource officer, who responded by shooting the teenager, police said, in the second such incident over the last two days in the state. Oshkosh West High School, about 85 miles (137 km) north of Milwaukee, was put on lockdown after the altercation, Oshkosh […]

U.S. snowstorms, rain make Thanksgiving trip home a nightmare

FILE PHOTO: Thanksgiving traffic crawls in a rainstorm in Claremont, California, U.S., November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Holiday travelers can go home again but it will take far longer than expected with snow, ice and rain slowing the busiest U.S. travel day of the Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday, forecasters said. As much as […]

PG&E says its distribution lines caused no deadly fires in 2019

(Reuters) – California utility PG&E Corp (PCG.N) has determined there were no lives or structures lost in 2019 wildfires that may have been caused by its distribution lines, according to a Friday court filing. FILE PHOTO: An air tanker makes a retardant drop while battling the Kincade fire near Calistoga, California, U.S. October 29, 2019. […]

Bronx man, battling own legal woes, brings gun rights case to U.S. Supreme Court

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two weeks before Efrain Alvarez and his attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their challenge to a New York City regulation that limited where licensed handgun owners could transport their weapons, police officers showed up at his Bronx apartment and took away all his firearms. The officers walked past […]

Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL’s expulsion review, despite Trump objection

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump’s assertion that he not be expelled. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher […]

Democratic debate highlights: Experience and race at forefront as healthcare talk fades

ATLANTA (Reuters) – The fifth presidential debate featured sharp exchanges on Wednesday over outreach to minority voters, the role of U.S. diplomacy and which of the Democratic contenders is best prepared to lead. Democratic U.S. presidential candidates during their fifth 2020 campaign debate at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. November 20, 2019. […]