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New York state assembly speaker arrested on corruption charges
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the state's most powerful Democrats for more than two decades, was arrested on Thursday after a lengthy federal corruption investigation, the FBI said.
Opening statements in Boston bomb trial delayed by jury selection
BOSTON (Reuters) - Opening statements in the trial of Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been postponed because jury selection is taking longer than expected, meaning lawyers will not begin presenting cases next Monday as planned, the court said on Thursday.
After defiant speech, Obama plugs tech jobs in Republican heartland
BOISE, Idaho (Reuters) - A day after delivering a defiant State of the Union speech to the Republican-led U.S. Congress, President Barack Obama headed to the conservative heartland on Wednesday to promote his plans for bolstering the middle class.
DOT secretary to unveil change to 5-star safety ratings: report
DETROIT (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday will unveil a change to its safety ratings program that awards cars and trucks up to five stars in crash tests, the Detroit News reported.
California governor and university chief to hash out tuition spat
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The governor and the powerful University of California chief will hash out their differences over tuition hikes and state funding in an unusual two-person advisory committee, a panel of the university's governing board has decided.
Subway accident probe faults D.C.'s Metrorail ventilation system
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government's top safety investigator said on Wednesday irregularities were found in the ventilation system of Washington's subway after smoke filled a tunnel and two rail cars last week, killing one passenger and injuring scores.
St. Louis officers shoot, kill armed teen: police
(Reuters) - Police officers shot dead a teenager armed with a handgun after he got out of a stolen car in St. Louis on Wednesday night, their force said.
Justice Department said ready to clear Ferguson officer: N.Y. Times
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and clear the white police officer involved of any civil rights charges, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
New Jersey apartment fire displaces hundreds
(Reuters) - Hundreds of residents were displaced from their homes after a massive fire ripped through a New Jersey apartment complex, officials said, but no serious injuries were reported.
Texas executes man for 1993 triple murder in San Antonio home
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday executed a 41-year-old man convicted of stabbing three people to death with a screwdriver, including his great-uncle and great-aunt, in a San Antonio home robbery in 1993, a prison officials said.
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