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Bitcoin bomb threats sweep U.S., Canada, but lack credibility

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats appeared credible, law enforcement officials said. Learn More

 

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Girl dies after being detained by U.S. Border Patrol-Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock hours after she was taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. More »

 

U.S. appeals court narrows order on Trump birth control rules

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control. More »

 

Butina admits being Russian agent, pleads guilty in U.S. to conspiracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian woman pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Thursday to a single conspiracy charge in a deal with prosecutors and admitted to working with a top Russian official to infiltrate a powerful gun rights group and make inroads with American conservative activists and the Republican Party as an agent for Moscow. More »

 

Number of U.S. inmates on death row at 25-year low: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of U.S. inmates executed this year has reached a 25-year low as fewer death sentences are handed down and death row inmates clear their names or die of natural causes, the Death Penalty Information Center reported on Friday. More »

 

U.S. Green Beret charged with murder of man in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army Green Beret has been charged with the murder of an Afghan man during his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan, a U.S. military spokesman said on Thursday. More »

 

No foul play suspected in deaths of two workers at U.S. research station in Antarctica

(Reuters) - Investigators are still piecing together what killed two private subcontractors near the largest U.S. research station in Antarctica, but no criminal activity was immediately suspected, the National Science Foundation (NSF) said on Thursday. More »

 

Curry agrees to lunar lab visit: NASA

(Reuters) - Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked controversy by saying he did not believe humans had ever been to the Moon, comments he later called a joke. More »

 

No free money in New Jersey: Police want spilled banknotes back

(Reuters) - Police in New Jersey on Thursday urged people who grabbed banknotes that spilled out of the back of an armored truck during rush-hour traffic to return the cash, no questions asked. More »

 

Jury convicts ex-employees of pharmacy in U.S. meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (Reuters) - A co-owner and four ex-employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were convicted on Thursday of committing frauds and other illegal activities that helped boost its business before a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to drugs it made. More »

 

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