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President Barack Obama points to a portrait of former President George Washington while addressing an audience.

Famed George Washington portrait to be restored

By Reuters on Sept. 08, 2014, at 3:47 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian Institution’s monumental 1796 Lansdowne portrait of George Washington is scheduled to undergo an 18-month restoration that includes X-raying and the removal of a discoloring layer of varnish, the National Portrait Gallery said Monday. Restoration of the portrait of the first U.S. president by Gilbert Stuart will …
Tony Award-winning British actor James Corden will replace comedian Craig Ferguson as the new host of "The Late Late Show" next year, the CBS television network said Sept. 8, 2014.

British actor James Corden named host of ‘The Late Late Show’

By Reuters on Sept. 08, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
NEW YORK — Tony-winning British actor James Corden will replace comedian Craig Ferguson as host of “The Late Late Show” next year, the CBS television network said Monday. Corden, 36, won a 2012 Tony award for best actor in comedy play “One Man, Two Guvnors” and plays opposite Keira Knightley …

Washington state hiker missing since last week emerges safe from woods

By Reuters on Sept. 08, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
SEATTLE — A 64-year-old hiker missing for four days in Olympic National Park walked out of the woods in Washington state on his own on Monday and appeared to be in good condition, park officials said. Kelly Hall was supposed to have completed a 39-mile hike in the park and …
Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, former chairman of the Hillary Clinton for President campaign and co-chairman of Bill Clinton's re-election committee, speaks at the Muskie Archives at Bates College in Lewiston Friday night. McAuliffe became governor of Virginia in 2014.

Virginia governor unveils modest Medicaid expansion plan to cover 25,000 Virginians

By Reuters on Sept. 08, 2014, at 2:05 p.m.
Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe proposed a plan on Monday to provide medical insurance for 25,000 uninsured Virginians, a move that falls short of his vow to expand coverage to 400,000 people despite Republican objections. McAuliffe said in June after losing a fight with the Republican-controlled legislature over Medicaid, the federal-state …
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, (L), Representative John Dingell, D-Michigan, and his wife, Deborah Dingell, unveil Dingell's portrait as the longest serving member of Congress during an event on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., June 13, 2013. On June 7, Dingell reached 57 years, five months and 26 days of congressional service, passing the mark held by the late Senator Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia.

U.S. Rep. John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, hospitalized

By Reuters on Sept. 08, 2014, at 1:51 p.m.
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Michigan, the longest serving member of Congress in history, has been hospitalized in Detroit with abdominal pain, his office said on Monday. Dingell is 88 years old and earlier this year announced he would not run for re-election in November. “Dingell is doing well, is receiving …
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby son George, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London in this July 23, 2013 file photograph. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, Buckingham Palace said on September 8, 2014.

Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

By Reuters on Sept. 08, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.
LONDON — Britain’s Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby and the mother-to-be is once again suffering from very acute morning sickness, his office said on Monday. The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, following elder brother George, the couple’s …
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at court in New Orleans February 20, 2013.

Former New Orleans mayor to start 10-year sentence for taking bribes

By Reuters on Sept. 08, 2014, at 7:43 a.m.
NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was due to report to federal prison on Monday to begin serving a 10-year sentence for corruption during the years when the city was struggling to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Nagin, a Democrat, was thrust into the …

Hawks’ owner to sell control of NBA team, cites racist remarks

By Reuters on Sept. 07, 2014, at 5:46 p.m.
The owner of the Atlanta Hawks announced on Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the NBA franchise in the wake of remarks he made that he says were racially insensitive. Bruce Levenson said in a statement released by the team that fans have a right to be angry …

US military planes carry out strikes near Iraq’s Haditha Dam

By Reuters on Sept. 07, 2014, at 6:46 a.m.
TBILISI — The United States has begun carrying out air strikes near Iraq’s Haditha Dam, which was under threat from Islamic State militants, a U.S defense official said Sunday. “At the request of the Iraqi government and in keeping with our mission to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, U.S. military …
American citizen Kenneth Bae, pictured in this undated family handout photo, was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for attempting to bring down the government of North Korea. The country announced Sunday that American Matthew Miller will go on trial Sept. 14. Bae, Miller and  Jeffrey Fowle appealed on to the U.S. government on Sept. 1 for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews set up by the North Korean government.

North Korea announces trial date for detained American Matthew Miller

By Reuters on Sept. 06, 2014, at 7:18 p.m.
SEOUL — Matthew Miller, one of three detained Americans in North Korea, will face trial next week, a short statement carried by state media said on Sunday, without elaborating any further on what charges the U.S. citizen faced. Miller, of Bakersfield, California, will go to trial in North Korea on …

Singer Simone Battle, 25, found dead at West Hollywood home

By Reuters on Sept. 06, 2014, at 6:53 p.m.
Singer Simone Battle, a member of the band G.R.L. and former contestant on the “The X-Factor” television show, has been found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said Saturday. She was 25. Battle was found on Friday morning and an autopsy could be conducted as soon as Sunday, said …

Killer storms cut power to more than 600,000 in Michigan, Illinois; storm watch issued for Maine

By Reuters on Sept. 06, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
More than 600,000 electric customers in Michigan and Illinois lost power at the height of storms that brought heavy winds and lightning, ripping up trees, downing power lines and leaving at least two people dead, officials said Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of …
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis speaks July 10, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Stand with Texas Women bus tour.

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals past abortions in memoir

By Reuters on Sept. 06, 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor who was catapulted to national fame last year for her 10-hour filibuster against abortion restrictions, revealed in her memoir she ended two pregnancies of her own, the San Antonio Express-News reported Friday. State Sen. Davis wrote in her book, “Forgetting to Be …
President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference.

Obama delays acting on immigration until after November elections

By Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Sept. 06, 2014, at 10:59 a.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has decided to delay taking action on immigration reform until after November congressional elections because the issue had become a threat to his fellow Democrats, a White House official said Saturday. Obama had promised in June to announce his decision by the end of summer, …

Ron Washington resigns as manager of Texas Rangers

By Reuters on Sept. 05, 2014, at 5:42 p.m.
Ron Washington has resigned as manager of the last place Texas Rangers for personal reasons, he said in on Friday. Washington had been the Rangers manager since the start of the 2007 Major League Baseball season and led the team to World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. “I have …

Unresponsive, private US plane crashes off coast of Jamaica

By Aileen Torres-Bennett and Horace Helps, Reuters on Sept. 05, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
KINGSTON — A small U.S. private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica on Friday after veering far off its course toward southwest Florida and triggering a U.S. security alert that prompted a fighter jet escort. A New York county official said Larry Glazer, a …

U.S. confirms death of al-Shabab leader in Somalia airstrike

By Reuters on Sept. 05, 2014, at 12:25 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon confirmed Friday that Ahmed Godane, a founder of the al-Shabab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia this week, calling it a “major symbolic and operational loss” for the organization affiliated with al-Qaida. “We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al-Shabab, …
A closeup of an electronic payment station is shown at a Home Depot store in Daly City, California, in this February 21, 2012 file photo.

Home Depot in contact with Secret Service over alleged breach

By Reuters on Sept. 05, 2014, at 8:34 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc has been in contact with the U.S. Secret Service about an alleged major breach of customer and credit card data that came to light this week, a law enforcement source told Reuters on Thursday. Customer data could have been stolen from nearly …

Maine man once arrested for gun tattoo pleads guilty to drug charge

By Reuters on Sept. 04, 2014, at 7:48 p.m.
BOWDOINHAM, Maine — A Maine man arrested by heavily armed police officers after a gun tattoo on his belly was mistaken for a weapon has pleaded guilty to unrelated drug charges after a second arrest in which he was carrying an actual gun. Michael Smith, 41, of Norridgewock, on Wednesday …

Texas teen who killed 6-year-old girl sentenced to life in prison

By Reuters on Sept. 04, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas — A male Texas teenager was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for killing a six-year-old girl, wrapping her body in a tarp and leaving it on the side of a road, prosecutors said. Tyler Lane Holder, now 18 years old who was 17 years old at …
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