Letitia Stein

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27 Aug 2015 | 11:30 AM

Gunman in Virginia TV shooting had history of workplace issues

(Reuters) - The gunman in the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia on Wednesday was a veteran anchorman with a history of workplace grievances who had previously sued a Florida station alleging discrimination because he was black.

25 Aug 2015 | 7:20 PM

Katrina's unclaimed dead conjure memories of her ravages

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A decade after one of the most deadly storms in U.S history,

13 Aug 2015 | 10:10 AM

Former U.S. President Carter says he has cancer

(Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that recent liver surgery revealed he had cancer that had spread to other parts of his body.

7 Aug 2015 | 4:00 AM

Ten years on, Hurricane Katrina's scars endure for black New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans seems to have found its rhythm again: the French Quarter is choked with tourists, construction cranes tower over the skyline, and hipsters bike to cafes in gentrifying neighbourhoods.

14 May 2015 | 8:32 AM

Ironman triathlon ran illegal lottery for athletes - U.S. prosecutors

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - The Ironman Triathlon race illegally charged athletes who were willing to pay for a chance to compete in its world competition, according to U.S. prosecutors, who said on Wednesday that the Florida-based company had agreed to forfeit $2.76 million.

5 May 2015 | 2:10 PM

Mohammad cartoonist says U.S. police killing of two gunmen 'justice'

(Reuters) - For the cartoonist whose portrait of Mohammad won a Texas contest, the police killing of two gunmen outside the meeting place was justice.

23 Apr 2015 | 8:32 PM

FootGolf kicks new life into struggling U.S. golf courses

(Reuters) - Mike Woods laughed out loud the first time he saw a FootGolf video.

12 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM

Search continues in military copter crash off Florida that left 11 presumed dead

(Reuters) - Seven Marines and four soldiers were presumed dead after an Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed on a nighttime training mission off Florida's Gulf coast, where U.S. military officials continued a search-and-rescue operation on Wednesday afternoon.

13 Feb 2015 | 3:35 PM

After coming back to life, ‘zombie cat’ now faces custody battle

Bart, the Florida cat that famously crawled out of its grave after a traffic accident, has to now crawl out of a messy dispute over who his owner should be.

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22 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM

Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" because he faced likely arrest and more prison time, a law enforcement official said.