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Fifth package bomb goes off in Texas, injures one at FedEx site

Fifth package bomb goes off in Texas, injures one at FedEx siteAUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A homemade bomb blew up at a FedEx Corp distribution center early on Tuesday injuring one person, officials said, the fifth explosion in the state this month. Officials did not say if they believed the device, which exploded at the FedEx facility near San Antonio, was the work of a "serial bomber" who police feared may be responsible for the four earlier devices, which killed two people and injured six others. The first three were parcel bombs left on residential doorsteps, while the fourth on Sunday was apparently set off by a trip wire.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:30:39 -0400
U.S. Interior Department offers oil leases near Utah's wilderness monuments

U.S. Interior Department offers oil leases near Utah's wilderness monumentsBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday will auction off more than 51,000 acres (21,000 hectares) in southeastern Utah for oil and gas development, over objections from conservationists, who say the move threatens sensitive archaeological and wilderness sites. The auction comes as the administration of President Donald Trump seeks to boost domestic energy production by expanding federal leasing and rolling back land protections an agenda that has cheered industry but outraged environmentalists. The Utah lease sale will include terrain near the boundaries of the former Bears Ears National Monument, whose size was scaled back by the Trump administration last year, as well as the Hovenweep and Canyons of the Ancients monuments, according to the department.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:06:00 -0400
Thousands on California coast ordered to leave ahead of possible mudslides

Thousands on California coast ordered to leave ahead of possible mudslides(Reuters) - Authorities on southern California's Pacific coast ordered thousands of residents to evacuate their homes on Tuesday to avoid possible mudslides caused by rain on hills denuded by wildfires of vegetation. Santa Barbara County residents who live near the site of the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier fires last winter were told to leave by noon, county officials said in a statement. The threat of rock falls, mud slides and debris flow is high," said Rob Lewin, director of the county's Office of Emergency Management.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:38:58 -0400
Missouri set to execute man despite claims of undue suffering

Missouri set to execute man despite claims of undue sufferingThe death row inmate, Russell Bucklew, 49, was convicted of killing his former girlfriend's new boyfriend and raping the ex-girlfriend more than two decades ago. Bucklew suffers from a congenital ailment known as cavernous hemangioma, a malformation of blood vessels that could burst from the stress of lethal injection, leading to undue agony in violation of the U.S. Constitution's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:20:12 -0400
Supreme Court mulls California law on anti-abortion facilities

Supreme Court mulls California law on anti-abortion facilitiesThe U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tackles a dispute over whether a California law requiring Christian-based facilities that counsel pregnant women against abortion to post signs disclosing the availability of state-subsidized abortions and birth control violates their right to free speech. The nine justices are set to hear an hour of arguments in an appeal by a group of non-profit facilities called crisis pregnancy centers of a lower court ruling upholding the Democratic-backed 2015 law. The case represents a crossroads of two contentious issues: abortion and the breadth of the right to freedom of speech under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:38:18 -0400
Judge says no decision for at least a month in Kansas voter ID case

Judge says no decision for at least a month in Kansas voter ID caseLawyers presented closing arguments on Monday in the trial of a legal challenge to a Kansas law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, with opponents calling the statute illegal and supporters deeming it necessary to fight voter fraud. The seven-day, non-jury trial in Kansas City drew to a conclusion as U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson said she was taking the case under submission and would not render a decision for at least a month. The Kansas law, which took effect in 2013, requires individuals to present a U.S. passport, birth certificate or other proof of citizenship in order to register to vote.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:02:04 -0400
California regulator proposes regulating Uber like tour buses, limos

California regulator proposes regulating Uber like tour buses, limosUber Technologies Inc should be classified as the same type of transportation as limousines and tour buses, a California regulator said on Monday in a proposal that could change how the ride-hailing company is regulated in its home state. A commissioner for the California Public Utilities Commission, who had been tasked with investigating and formulating a proposal on regulating Uber, said in her proposed decision that the San Francisco-based company should be classified as a charter-party carrier, a transportation category known as TCP.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:44:41 -0400
Factbox: Serial bombings in the United States

Factbox: Serial bombings in the United StatesThe United States has seen a number of serial bomb attacks over the last several decades. - Ted Kaczynski, better known as the Unabomber, was convicted in 1998 of killing three people and injuring 23 others in a mail bomb campaign that he said was motivated by a love of nature and a hatred of modern technology. Kaczynski, who was tracked down to a cabin in Montana where he was arrested in 1996, is serving a life sentence at a federal prison.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:21:13 -0400
Brother of suspected Florida shooter arrested at high school

Brother of suspected Florida shooter arrested at high schoolZachary Cruz, 18, told deputies he went to the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to reflect on the school shooting and soak it in, according to the arrest report. Zachary Cruz was being held on a $25 bond, while his brother, Nikolas Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder, and has no bond, county records showed. Nikolas Cruz, 19, is charged with carrying out the massacre at the high school in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:46:44 -0400
Extortion case against Boston officials faces dismissal after ruling

Extortion case against Boston officials faces dismissal after rulingA federal judge on Monday declined to reconsider a ruling that prosecutors said could lead to the dismissal of charges against two members of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's administration who are accused of extorting a music festival production company. Prosecutors had urged U.S. District Judge Leo Sorokin to reconsider a proposed jury instruction that would require they prove city officials Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan personally benefited from union workers being hired for the 2014 festival.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:20:22 -0400
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