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U.S. motorists on roads for Memorial Day weekend to be  highest since 2005: AAA

U.S. motorists on roads for Memorial Day weekend to be highest since 2005: AAA
Written by Reuters on 2017-05-17


NEW YORK The number of Americans traveling by car for the Memorial Day holiday will hit a 12-year high this year, fueled by a growing economy and relatively low gasoline prices, the nation's largest motorists' advocacy group said on Wednesday.The American Automobile Association projected 34.6 million people will drive 50 miles (80 km) or more from home during the end-of-month holiday period, the...(Read More)

Wrestling: U.S. rout undermanned Japan team in Times Square

Wrestling: U.S. rout undermanned Japan team in Times Square
Written by Reuters on 2017-05-18


NEW YORK Team USA got the better of Team Japan under the neon lights of Manhattan's Times Square on Wednesday in an annual charity event to benefit youth wrestlers in the New York area.A block away from where costumed 'super heroes' were nagging tourists to pay for photographs, the Americans won nine out of 10 freestyle matches in the 'Beat the Streets' event, which in the past has brought rival...(Read More)

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Don't drink the water! Diarrhea from U.S. swimming pools rising
Written by Reuters on 2017-05-18


CHICAGO As warm weather approaches, U.S. health officials are warning that outbreaks of diarrhea caused by swallowing swimming pool water containing parasites have doubled in the past few years.The infections occur when swimmers ingest water contaminated by diarrhea from a person infected by Cryptosporidium or Crypto, a parasite that is notoriously difficult to kill.Crypto caused at least 32 outbreaks...(Read More)

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North Carolina's U.S. Senator Tillis 'fine' after collapse at race
Written by Reuters on 2017-05-17


U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina said in a video message from his hospital bed that he was doing well after getting overheated and collapsing during a charitable road race in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning. Tillis, a Republican, was participating in the ACLI Capital Challenge, a three-mile team race. He said he overheated after running about 2 1/2 miles in the annual event at Anacostia...(Read More)

Dozens charged in largest-ever Los Angeles raid against MS-13 gang

Dozens charged in largest-ever Los Angeles raid against MS-13 gang
Written by Reuters on 2017-05-17


LOS ANGELES Police arrested 21 members and associates of street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, in Los Angeles on Wednesday in pre-dawn raids that were the culmination of a three-year probe, officials said.Federal prosecutors indicted 44 people, including those taken into custody on Wednesday and others already in jail, on charges ranging from murder to extortion. The indictment also names 12 senior...(Read More)

Nevada likely to become second state to require police body cameras

Nevada likely to become second state to require police body cameras
Written by Reuters on 2017-05-19


Police officers in the state of Nevada may soon be required to wear body cameras under a measure that was sent on Thursday to Governor Brian Sandoval for his signature.The proposal, approved by the state legislature, would make Nevada the second state in the in the country to mandate that state and local police use body cameras. North Carolina passed a similar requirement in 2015."Providing every...(Read More)

Trump budget to give first look at infrastructure plan

Trump budget to give first look at infrastructure plan
Written by Reuters on 2017-05-20


WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will propose $200 billion in infrastructure spending over 10 years in his first budget on Tuesday - funding the administration believes will boost private, state and local spending on projects, a White House official said on Friday.The infrastructure plan, first reported by Bloomberg News, is likely to include funding to encourage state and local governments to lease...(Read More)

Puerto Rican activist receives hero’s welcome in Chicago return

Puerto Rican activist receives hero’s welcome in Chicago return
Written by Reuters on 2017-05-18


CHICAGO Hundreds of supporters gathered in Chicago on Thursday to celebrate a Puerto Rican activist who was freed from prison after serving over three decades behind bars for his involvement with a nationalist group that carried out more than 100 bombings in the 1970s and 1980s. Oscar Lopez Rivera, 74, was convicted in 1981 of numerous charges, along with other members of the Armed Forces of National...(Read More)

U.S. charges Virginia man in Fitbit stock hoax

U.S. charges Virginia man in Fitbit stock hoax
Written by Reuters on 2017-05-19


NEW YORK A Virginia man who orchestrated a hoax takeover bid that drove up Fitbit Inc's stock price last November, yet made only about $3,000 for his efforts, has been arrested and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.Robert Walter Murray, 24, of Chesapeake, was accused of submitting a sham regulatory filing in which the nonexistent, Shanghai-based ABM Capital Ltd offered to buy Fitbit...(Read More)






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