Jul 08, 2016
Second police shooting of black man in the United States in 2 days sparks outrage | ReutersST PAUL, Minn. The second fatal police shooting of a black man in two days sparked outrage in the United States on Thursday, this one particularly chilling because the victim's girlfriend posted live video on the internet of the bloody scene minutes afterward. The killing of Philandro Castile, 32, who was shot by a police officer after a traffic stop on Wednesday, prompted Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to call on the U.S
Jul 07, 2016
Police shooting of man near Minneapolis sparks outrage | ReutersST PAUL, Minn. A police officer fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop near Minneapolis and the victim's girlfriend posted live footage of the bloody aftermath to Facebook, sparking immediate outrage and a call by the state governor for a federal investigation.
Nov 26, 2015
Three men held in connection with shooting of Minnesota demonstrators | ReutersMINNEAPOLIS Three white men were being held on Wednesday by Minneapolis police as prosecutors weighed charges against them in connection with the shooting this week of five people protesting against the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man. While police have said they will not identify the men until they are charged, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, citing sources, reported that Allen Lawrence "Lance" Scarsella III, 23, was arrested, while Nathan Gustavsson, 21, and Daniel Macey, 26, were taken into custody after they turned themselves in.
Nov 25, 2015
Minneapolis police arrest two in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters | ReutersMINNEAPOLIS Minneapolis police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 23-year-old white man and a 32-year-old Hispanic man over the shooting of five people near a city police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by officers. The younger suspect was arrested around 11:20 a.m. CST (1720 GMT) in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, while the older man was arrested in his vehicle about 45 minutes later in south Minneapolis, police said
Nov 18, 2015
White House holds call with 34 governors on Syrian refugeesThe White House sought Tuesday to reassure US governors concerned about accepting Syrian refugees following the attacks in Paris
Jan 06, 2014
'Life-threatening' cold bites U.S. MidwestMILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Residents of the Midwestern United States on Sunday braced for the coldest weather in two decades, temperatures that forecasters warned would be life-threatening. Icy conditions snarled travel across the region and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed, some officials preemptively closed schools, and at a New York City airport a plane skidded off a runway into snow days after the Northeast was hammered by the first winter storm of the season.
May 20, 2013
Gay man shot dead in New York; rights movement joltedGreenwich Village, the birthplace of the US gay rights movement, remained in shock on Sunday over the shooting death of a gay man by a gunman who police said uttered anti-gay slurs before targeting the victim.
Nov 08, 2012
US Polls: Supporters of gay marriage seal victory, look aheadFor years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They'd win every time the issue went to a popular vote. That winning streak has now been shattered in a multi-state electoral sweep by gay marriage supporters.