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Dallas officer faces manslaughter charge in apartment shooting

(Reuters) – A Dallas police officer will be charged with manslaughter after mistakenly entering an apartment she thought was hers and fatally shooting the man who lived there, authorities said on Friday. The officer had completed a shift late on Thursday and was still in uniform when she returned to ...

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Rapper Mac Miller dies in Los Angeles at age 26

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mac Miller, a rapper from Pittsburgh whose debut album topped the charts in 2011 after his upbeat style gained a following online and who previously dated singer Ariana Grande, died on Friday in Los Angeles at age 26, officials said. He was found unresponsive at his ...

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Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – George Papadopoulos, a former aide to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty last year to lying to federal agents investigating whether campaign members coordinated with Russia before the election. Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller ...

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Amazon to open checkout-free store in New York

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it plans to open its checkout-free ‘Amazon Go’ grocery store in New York, expanding beyond Seattle where it is headquartered. FILE PHOTO: People walk by the entrance to the new Amazon Go store at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S., January 29, ...

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California wildfire rages unchecked, threatens homes, shuts interstate

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A wildfire burned unchecked early on Friday in northern California, threatening homes and shutting down an interstate highway where motorists had to race from their vehicles. The Delta Fire has already scorched 22,000 acres (8,903 hectares) since it began on Wednesday in a Shasta-Trinity National Forest ...

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Tesla’s Musk smokes marijuana on comedy podcast

(Reuters) – Tesla’s Elon Musk provoked another twitter storm on Friday by briefly smoking marijuana on a live web show with comedian Joe Rogan. Elon Musk in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The forty-seven year old billionaire spent two and a half hours on ...

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Powerful quake paralyses Hokkaido in latest disaster to hit Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake paralyzed Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, killing at least seven people, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents. Landslides caused by an earthquake are seen in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo September ...

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Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro in stable condition after stabbing

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s front-running far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is in serious but stable condition in hospital following “successful” surgery after he was stabbed while campaigning on Thursday, his running mate said. FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro leaves an agribusiness fair in Esteio, Rio Grande do Sul state, ...

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Maryland charges Insys with engaging in deceptive opioid scheme

(Reuters) – Maryland on Thursday charged Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) with having engaged in deceptive practices that resulted in a powerful opioid medication the drugmaker produced that was meant for cancer patients being prescribed to other people. FILE PHOTO: A box of the Fentanyl-based drug Subsys, made by Insys Therapeutics ...

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