WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tom Mauser came to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday dressed in gray Vans sneakers, the same ones his 15-year-old son Daniel wore when he was killed by two gunmen at Colorado’s Columbine High School in 1999 along with a dozen other people. Mauser was one of a handful of gun control activists
TRENTON (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy presented his first budget on Tuesday for $37.4 billion, turning sharply from the previous administration with proposals to hike taxes on millionaires, close loopholes for hedge funds and big businesses, legalize recreational marijuana and phase in free community college. FILE PHOTO: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy speaks
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Two package bombs left outside homes in Austin, Texas, exploded on Monday, killing a teenager and injuring two women in attacks that police linked to a deadly blast earlier this month. The latest bombings came as the Texas capital hosted its annual South by Southwest music, technology and film festival downtown.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said he would wait for the courts to rule before acting on raising the minimum age for some gun purchases, putting off one of the more contentious gun safety measures he had backed after the latest U.S. school shooting. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in support of
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City’s East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot survived, police said. Moments before it crashed into the frigid waters, the pilot frantically radioed for help, the New York Daily News and other media reported. “Mayday, mayday, mayday,” the pilot
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City’s East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot escaped, police said. Two of the five passengers died at the scene and three were taken to two area hospitals where they later died, a spokesman for the New York City
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City’s East River on Sunday, killing at least two and sending three to the hospital in critical condition. Two of the five passengers died at the scene and three were taken to hospitals, New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said late Sunday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will propose arming school staff and raising the minimum age to 21 to purchase certain firearms in a school safety proposal that the administration will release on Sunday, a White House spokesman said in broadcast comments. U.S. President Donald Trump responds to a reporter’s question about North Korea
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he rejected a demand from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto that Trump say Mexico would not have to pay for a proposed U.S. border wall. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in support of Republican congressional candidate Rick Sacconne during a Make America Great
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump attacked his critics, promoted his steel and aluminum tariffs and tossed out an idea to have drug dealers face the death penalty, addressing a raucous rally on Saturday for a Republican congressional candidate in a tight race. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in support of Republican congressional
(Reuters) – Officials in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, have agreed to pay a record $6 million to the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot in 2015 by a white volunteer sheriff’s deputy who thought his pistol was a Taser, federal court documents showed. FILE PHOTO: Reserve Deputy Robert Bates is shown in
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice formally submitted a regulation on Saturday to ban “bump stocks,” a modification to high-capacity rifles that lets them fire like an automatic weapon. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum in February directing the department to make the regulatory change, which must now be approved by the Office
(Reuters) – Former U.S. president Barack Obama is in advanced talks with Netflix Inc to produce a series of high-profile shows, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Under the terms of a proposed deal, Netflix will pay Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama for exclusive content on
(Reuters) – Broadcom Ltd (AVGO.O) has promised not to sell critical national security assets to foreign buyers if its deal to buy chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) is approved, another effort by the Singapore-based firm to appease U.S. security concerns. FILE PHOTO: A sign to the campus offices of chip maker Broadcom Ltd is shown in
(Reuters) – Journalist Diana Falzone has settled a gender discrimination lawsuit she filed against Fox News and left the company, her lawyer said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – A Fox News channel sign is seen on a television vehicle outside the News Corporation building in New York City, in New York, U.S. November 8, 2017.