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U.S. Top News: Virginia ex-governor faces sentencing on corruption charges

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Virginia ex-governor faces sentencing on corruption charges
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell could be sentenced on Tuesday to as much as 12 years in prison for accepting sweetheart loans and lavish gifts from a businessman seeking to promote his dietary supplement.
Two NYPD officers wounded a day after tense police funeral
(Reuters) - Two New York City policemen were shot and wounded on Monday night, officials said, a day after events at a funeral of a colleague killed in an ambush last month fueled tensions between the force and the city's mayor.
Showdown looms as North Dakota legislators mull oil levy sharing
WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's legislature will decide how to divvy up oil tax revenue among the state's 53 counties, and whether to wave sales taxes on materials used to build natural gas pipelines and chemical plants in a biennial session starting on Tuesday.
Top U.S. lawyer Dershowitz: can his accusers in sex abuse case be disbarred?
(Reuters) - Well-known U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz has vowed to seek the disbarment of two lawyers representing a woman who has accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage. But legal experts said he faces an uphill battle.
San Francisco police kill man armed with air gun outside station
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two San Francisco police sergeants fatally shot a man apparently intent on suicide outside their station after he pulled an air gun from his waistband that they thought might be a firearm, officials said on Monday.
Mercedes-Benz to move U.S. headquarters to Atlanta: source
DETROIT (Reuters) - Mercedes-Benz will move its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta from northern New Jersey, a source familiar with the brand's plans told Reuters on Tuesday.
Exclusive: CIA says its inspector general is resigning at end of month
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA inspector general David Buckley, who investigated a dispute between the agency and Congress over the handling of records of the CIA's detention and interrogation activities, is resigning effective Jan. 31, the CIA said on Monday.
Two killed in train collision with school bus in North Dakota: reports
(Reuters) - A teenage student and a school bus driver were killed and at least 11 others were injured on Monday when a train struck a school bus in northeastern North Dakota, local media reported.
New York police arrest son in murder of hedge fund founder
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The son of a hedge fund founder was arrested on Monday and charged with the murder of his father, who was discovered shot to death in his New York apartment over the weekend, police said.
NY mayor brushes off reports of police arrests slowdown
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described a sharp decline in arrests and court summonses in the two weeks since two policemen were shot dead in an ambush as a few "aberrant" days, brushing off reports they were signs of a police work slowdown.
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