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28 Jan 2018 | 4:13 AM

Michigan special prosecutor to probe university in Nassar case

(Reuters) - Michigan's attorney general on Saturday named a special prosecutor to lead an "open and ongoing" investigation of Michigan State University after campus sports doctor Larry Nassar sexually assaulted athletes over nearly 20 years.

1 Jan 2018 | 1:21 PM

In frigid Times Square, relief arrives with the new year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Intrepid revellers from around the world endured hours of waiting in a frigid Times Square on Sunday to witness the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at midnight, undeterred and perhaps reassured by a massive police presence.

31 Dec 2017 | 8:15 PM

Bright lights of Times Square beckon, even on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are making the annual pilgrimage to New York's Times Square on Sunday to witness the giant New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight, undeterred by bitter cold and an unprecedented security operation.

29 Dec 2017 | 12:49 PM

New York City apartment fire kills 12, injures several others

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire that swept through several floors of an apartment building in the New York City borough of the Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

19 Dec 2017 | 2:08 PM

Amtrak safety record already under scrutiny before fatal derailment

(Reuters) - The deadly derailment of an Amtrak train south of Seattle is likely to intensify scrutiny of the national passenger railroad company's safety record, which was already under the microscope following a series of fatal incidents.

13 Dec 2017 | 6:47 AM

New York to adapt New Year's Eve security after botched suicide bomb

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police will adjust security plans for the traditional New Year's Eve celebrations attended by hundreds of thousands of revellers in Times Square after a botched suicide bombing in a subway tunnel beneath the famous district, the city's counterterrorism chief said on Tuesday.

12 Dec 2017 | 6:12 AM

New York blast suspect went from limousine driver to accused subway bomber

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bangladeshi suspect in Monday's pipe bomb explosion beneath New York's Times Square is an angry former limousine driver who learned to build a bomb on the internet at his Brooklyn apartment, officials said.

11 Dec 2017 | 10:54 PM

Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, immediately calling it an attempted terrorist attack.

5 Dec 2017 | 10:54 AM

Facebook rolls out messenger app for kids under 13

Facebook Inc has rolled out Messenger Kids, an app that lets the world's biggest social media company expand into a so-far untapped market of kids under 13 while also giving parents complete control over what their children see.

Facebook said it had consulted with 1,200 parents plus online security and child development specialists. — Reuters
22 Nov 2017 | 11:33 AM

Haitians in U.S. malign Trump decision to send them back home

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Haitian immigrants on Tuesday decried a U.S. decision to end a programme that granted 59,000 Haitians temporary visas after the 2010 earthquake, saying they would be sent back to a country that has yet to recover from that disaster and others since.