Letitia Stein

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26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM

Ferguson officer testified he feared for his life in confrontation with teen

(Reuters) - The white police officer recalled that he felt like a powerless child sitting inside his patrol vehicle as the fist of a black teenager swung through his open window.

11 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM

NASCAR champ Stewart kills dirt-track driver, no charges pending

(Reuters) - Veteran NASCAR champion Tony Stewart retreated from competition on Sunday after he struck and killed an aggrieved young driver walking on a dirt track in a low-stakes race, in an incident highlighting the risks and bravado around car racing.

17 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM

Florida teen detained in Israeli-Palestinian conflict returns home

TAMPA Fla (Reuters) - A Florida teenager who was detained in Israel and apparently beaten by police returned home on Wednesday, eager to seek medical care and put behind him a summer trip that drew renewed world attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

8 Jul 2014 | 6:55 AM

Florida teenager at centre of escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict

TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Family and friends of a Florida teenager who says he was beaten by Israeli police while in detention describe him as a typical U.S. high school student.

25 Jun 2014 | 6:00 PM

Stinkorama! Blooming 'corpse flowers' Seymour and Audrey smell up the joint

Amorphophallus titanum, one of the biggest flowers in the world with the worst stench ever, is causing flies and tourists to swarm around a botanical garden in Florida.

Visitors view the blooming of a 5ft tall "corpse flower" at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. - Reuters/William S. Speer/Marie Selby Botanical Gardens