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Woman dies after knife attack on Swiss train

By Reuters on Aug. 14, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
One woman died and two girls were in serious condition a day after being attacked on a Swiss train by a man armed with a knife and flammable fluid.

Reports of gunfire trigger pandemonium at North Carolina mall

By Reuters on Aug. 13, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
The Crabtree Valley Mall placed on lockdown after shooting.
Team USA, including Boothbay Harbor's Elle Logan (second from the right), prepares to compete in the women's eight heats at Lagoa Stadium during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

US women’s rowing team extends unbeaten run with gold medal win

By Amy Tennery and Angus MacSwan, Reuters on Aug. 13, 2016, at 12:48 p.m.
The United States’ women’s eight powered to the gold medal in the Olympic rowing regatta on Saturday, extending a 10-year unbeaten run.

Petrol bombs thrown at police ahead of Northern Ireland parade

By Reuters on Aug. 13, 2016, at 12:39 p.m.
Pro-British Protestants march every summer to commemorate historical events, sometimes triggering a violent response from mainly Catholic Irish Republicans.
Actor Robert De Niro talks to reporters and film professionals during a "Coffee with..." event during the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Aug. 13, 2016.

Donald Trump is ‘totally nuts,’ says Robert de Niro

By Reuters on Aug. 13, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
Actor and producer Robert De Niro said Saturday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should not run for president because he was “totally nuts.”

Two Ohio fugitives arrested in New Mexico after shooting police officer

By Reuters on Aug. 13, 2016, at 10:16 a.m.
Two men wanted in connection with the killing of a police officer during a traffic stop in southern New Mexico and the shooting last month of a man in Ohio have been detained.

Alligator nearly bites off Florida woman’s hand

By Dan Whitcomb, Reuters on Aug. 13, 2016, at 10:10 a.m.
A woman visiting the Florida Everglades was attacked on Friday by an alligator that bit her hand nearly off.
Almaz Ayana (left) of Ethiopia reacts as she crosses the finish line in the women's 10000-meter final Friday at Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange during the  Rio Summer Olympic Games.

Ethiopian Ayana wins stunning gold in 10,000 meters, denies doping

By Reuters on Aug. 12, 2016, at 7:57 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Olympic track and field got off to an astonishing start on Friday when Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana smashed a 23-year-old world record to win the greatest-ever women’s 10,000 meters and then had to deny suggestions that her performance was fuelled by drugs. The world 5,000 meter champion, …

Couple fatally struck by lightning in New York cemetery

By Reuters on Aug. 12, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
A couple in their 30s were struck and killed by lightning while “hanging out” at a historic cemetery in western New York state, according to a media report on Friday.

Ruby Tuesday to close 95 restaurants

By Reuters on Aug. 12, 2016, at 1:39 p.m.
There are 10 Ruby Tuesday restaurants in Maine, according to the company’s website.
Simone Manuel (right) of the USA and Penelope Oleksiak of Canada react after jointly winning the gold medal and setting an Olympic record Thursday night at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Phelps wins fourth gold of Rio Games; Manuel earns her first

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 11, 2016, at 9:53 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO – This should be stressful, because he is 31 and no longer technically in what would rank as the best racing form of his life. That was years ago, when his body would respond on command. Throttle back, no problem. The gas was always there. How, then, …

Water quality concern moves to pools in latest Rio blunder

By Reuters on Aug. 11, 2016, at 7:36 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Concerns over water quality at the Olympics have been swirling for months for sailors and rowers, but this week they moved into swimming pools, in the latest embarrassment for Games organizers. Untreated sewage, the presence of dangerous bacteria, and garbage floating in Rio’s Guanabara Bay and …

Florida police officer kills woman during role-play exercise

By Colleen Jenkins, Reuters on Aug. 10, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.
A Florida police officer shot and killed a 73-year-old woman in a “tragic accident” during an exercise with local residents that was meant to involve simulated lethal force.

Germany’s Nazi hunter tracks down 8 concentration camp workers

By Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:17 p.m.
BERLIN — Germany’s top Nazi hunter has identified four men and four women suspected of serving as guards, secretaries and telephone operators at a concentration camp near Gdansk, and prosecutors will examine if they can be charged as accomplices to murder. Jens Rommel, the head of Germany’s Central Office for …

Texas man sentenced to 25 years for abusing boys at Malawi orphanage

By Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:16 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas man who managed an orphanage in Malawi was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing children in his care, U.S. prosecutors said. Gerald Campbell, 66, of Odessa, who pleaded guilty in May, could have faced up to life in …

Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah out at ‘Saturday Night Live’

By Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
The two performers have been informed that their contracts will not be renewed for the upcoming 42nd season of the show.
Passengers check in at a counter of Delta Air Lines in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 8, 2016.

Delta on long road back to normal after massive flight cancellations

By Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
It’s still unclear what caused the malfunction. Delta attributed it to a power outage, though Georgia Power said it is was mostly likely an internal computer glitch.

Texas infant’s death linked to travel-related Zika infection

By Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 10:36 a.m.
The recent death of an infant in the Houston area has been linked to the Zika virus.

Brazilian priest cited in ‘Spotlight’ hangs himself in jail

By Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:10 a.m.
BRASILIA — A Brazilian priest mentioned in the Catholic clergy sex abuse film “Spotlight” was found dead in a prison cell after he was arrested again for suspected pedophilia, authorities said Monday. Father Bonifacio Buzzi, 57, hanged himself with a sheet in a jail in the state of Minas Gerais …
Rio Games Roundup
Lilly King of the United States competes in the 100-meter breaststroke final Monday night at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

American swimmer denies Russian in 100 breaststroke

By Reuters on Aug. 08, 2016, at 9:43 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Lilly King of the United States won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke on Monday night, denying Russia’s Yulia Efimova who was greeted with resounding boos from the Rio de Janeiro crowd. Katie Meili of the United States took the bronze, with London …