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U.S. Top News: Judge to weigh releasing grand jury record in NYC chokehold death

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Judge to weigh releasing grand jury record in NYC chokehold death
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge is due to hear arguments on Monday whether to make public records of a grand jury hearing into the case of an unarmed black man killed after a policeman put him in a chokehold while arresting him for peddling loose cigarettes.
Boston Marathon bombing trial to begin with jury selection
BOSTON (Reuters) - Some 1,200 potential jurors are due to report to federal court in Boston beginning on Monday as selection begins for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
Hedge fund founder shot dead in New York
(Reuters) - A U.S. hedge fund founder was found shot to death in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, and New York police are seeking his son for questioning, authorities said.
Jury to be picked for New York trial in disappearance of Etan Patz
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the murder trial of Pedro Hernandez, accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz decades ago in a notorious case that brought attention to the issue of missing children.
Hundreds of police turn backs on NYC mayor at slain officer's funeral
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police turned out in their thousands on Sunday for the funeral of the second of two officers murdered last month, but in a sign of persistent tensions with Mayor Bill de Blasio, hundreds turned their backs when he delivered his eulogy.
UK's Prince Andrew steps up denial of underage sex
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Buckingham Palace stepped up its denial that Prince Andrew had sex with an underage girl introduced to him by a disgraced U.S. financier, and named the alleged victim whose anonymity was preserved in court documents filed last week.
U.S. health worker arrives in Nebraska for Ebola evaluation
(Reuters) - An American health care worker possibly exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone arrived at a hospital in Omaha on Sunday for evaluation and any necessary treatment, an official said.
Wisconsin police find wedding ring on their Christmas tree
(Reuters) - Police in a town near Milwaukee got a surprise when they took down the department's Christmas tree and found a diamond wedding ring placed on a branch as an ornament
Girl, 7, 'remarkable' in finding help after fatal Kentucky plane crash
(Reuters) - Authorities on Sunday praised a seven-year-old girl who ventured through dark woods for help after surviving a plane crash that killed her parents, a sister and a cousin on Friday in rural western Kentucky.
Pennsylvania college student's death ruled accidental drowning
(Reuters) - The death of Shane Montgomery, a college student whose body was found Saturday in the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia after five weeks of searching, has been ruled accidental, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
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