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Bob Simon of CBS News dead at 73 in New York City car crash
(Reuters) - Veteran CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, whose decades-long career included covering major overseas conflicts and surviving Iraqi prison, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday in New York City, police and CBS said. He was 73.
New York City sets record with no murders in 10 days in a row
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City, once notorious for high crime, broke a record on Thursday with no murders reported for 10 straight days, police said.
Defiance over gay marriage ruling in Alabama headed to court
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Alabama will hear arguments on Thursday on whether to force a local judge to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a case with implications for dozens of counties in the state that have not granted the licenses in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Montana homeowner convicted of killing German teen to be sentenced
MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana homeowner convicted of deliberate homicide last year for fatally shooting an unarmed teenage German exchange student who entered the garage attached to his home is set to be sentenced on Thursday.
Police in Washington state fatally shoot man who threw rocks at them
(Reuters) - Police in Washington state shot a man to death who threw rocks at them, officials said on Wednesday, as a video published online appearing to show the incident drew criticism of the officers' actions.
San Francisco commuters possibly exposed to measles on train
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of commuters on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system may have been exposed to measles after an infectious Bay Area resident rode a train to and from work for three days last week, public health officials said on Wednesday.
NYC police officer charged in stairwell shooting of unarmed man
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rookie New York City police officer was charged with second-degree manslaughter and five other offenses on Wednesday for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in a dark stairwell of a housing project last November.
U.S. gunman kills three young Muslims; motive disputed
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Reuters) - A gunman who had posted anti-religious messages on Facebook and quarreled with neighbors was charged with killing three young Muslims in what police said on Wednesday was a dispute over parking and possibly a hate crime.
Hawaii police arrest man in golfer Robert Allenby case
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Honolulu police said they arrested a man on Wednesday on theft charges connected to Australian golfer Robert Allenby, who reported being abducted, robbed and dumped from a car last month.
'American Sniper' Kyle called Texas murder defendant 'nuts'
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - Shortly before being slain, Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper," texted a friend next to him in a pickup truck that the man who moments later would shoot them both was "nuts," a defense lawyer said on Wednesday.
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