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U.S. Top News: Rare hearing for Briton in Florida, serving life for double murder

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Rare hearing for Briton in Florida, serving life for double murder
MIAMI (Reuters) - A rare legal hearing in the case of a British man, who has served 27 years in jail for a grisly double-homicide, begins Monday, with defense lawyers hoping to convince a Florida judge the murders were carried out by Colombian drug traffickers.
U.S. transgenders welcome an easier path to altering birth papers
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Naz Seenauth's driver's license says he is male. His birth certificate says he is female. The mismatch, he says, is deeply frustrating.
Food costs eating into consumers' saving at the pump as holidays near
(Reuters) - Martha Franco says she hadn't really noticed the sharp drop in gasoline prices, even though the mother of three is always shuttling the kids around in her SUV. She has been paying closer attention to the soaring cost of meat instead.
Two Americans freed by North Korea return to U.S. soil
TACOMA Washington (Reuters) - Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea stepped off a plane into the welcoming arms of family on Saturday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official who traveled to Pyongyang to bring them home.
Obama defends plan to act on immigration: CBS interview
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama defended his plan to use executive powers to implement some immigration reforms, saying in an interview broadcast on Sunday he had waited long enough for Congress to act.
U.S. officials hope new avoids last year's problems
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials planned to unveil an improved healthcare insurance website on Sunday they hope will allow the second enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health reform plan to avoid the technical meltdown that plagued its launch last year.
Plane crash kills nine, including church leader, on Grand Bahama
NASSAU Bahamas (Reuters) - A private jet struck a construction crane on approach to Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday and crashed, killing all nine people aboard, including the leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries, police and civil aviation officials said.
Former long-time U.S. congressman Phil Crane dies at 84
(Reuters) - Phil Crane, 84, who served 35 years in the U.S. House of Representatives representing parts of the Chicago area, has died, his family said in an obituary it released on Sunday.
American Airlines attendants reject contract by 16 votes
NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc flight attendants narrowly rejected a joint labor contract on Sunday, in a defeat following the merger of American and the former US Airways last year that brought together a combined workforce of some 24,500 U.S.-based stewards.
Coldest air of the season set to blast 42 U.S. states: forecasters
(Reuters) - The coldest air of the season is set to reach into some 42 states this week as an Arctic blast drops temperatures from the Canadian border down to the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said.
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