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U.S. Top News: Americans OK with police drones - private ownership, not so much: Poll

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Americans OK with police drones - private ownership, not so much: Poll
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New rules on privately owned drones can't come fast enough for most Americans.
Obama, Dalai Lama share greetings at prayer event
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama exchanged greetings but did not meet directly at a religious event in Washington closely watched by Beijing, which has warned against any meetings with Tibet's exiled spiritual leader.
Police officer shot in Massachusetts, lockdown on Cape Cod
BOSTON (Reuters) - Police in Bourne, Massachusetts, asked residents of part of the Cape Cod town to remain in their homes on Thursday morning while they cleared a home of explosive devices after a man shot three people including a police officer overnight, police said.
U.S. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for almost six years has overseen public health initiatives ranging from tobacco control and food safety to personalized medicine and drug approvals, is stepping down, the agency said on Thursday.
Texas jury selection to start for man charged with killing sniper Kyle
DALLAS (Reuters) - The first steps in jury selection are set to begin on Thursday in a Texas court for the man charged with murdering Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper."
Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight returned to LA sheriff's custody
(Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was returned to custody from hospital late on Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
Most New Jersey residents think Gov. Christie focused on own ambitions: poll
(Reuters) - New Jersey residents are becoming increasingly skeptical of the motives of Governor Chris Christie and think he is more focused on his own political future than governing the state, according to a poll on Wednesday.
Electrified rail pierced New York train in crash, official says
VALHALLA, N.Y. (Reuters) - Hundreds of feet of electrified rail skewered the first two carriages of a New York commuter train in a collision with a car at a railroad crossing, a federal investigator said on Wednesday, describing the area's worst rail crash in decades.
Two students shot, wounded at Maryland high school
(Reuters) - Two students were shot and suffered non-life-threatening wounds outside a gym during a basketball game at a Maryland high school on Wednesday, local police and the school district said.
Train cars carrying ethanol derail, catch fire in Iowa
(Reuters) - Eleven railway cars carrying ethanol fuel derailed on Wednesday in a remote location north of Dubuque, Iowa, and three of them caught on fire, Canadian Pacific (CP) railway said.
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