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US service member killed in northern Iraq

By Stephen Kalin and Babak Dehghanpisheh, Reuters on Oct. 20, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
A U.S. defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the incident took place near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Cannabis grower Steve Dillon tends to his plants on his farm in Humboldt County, California, in this August 2016 file photo.

Support for Massachusetts marijuana ballot initiative growing, poll shows

By Reuters on Oct. 19, 2016, at 2:20 p.m.
Massachusetts is one of five U.S. states where voters this year will determine whether to legalize the recreational use of the drug.
The sun rises behind the entrance sign to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch, May 18, 2012.

Facebook adds food ordering feature

By Reuters on Oct. 19, 2016, at 10:11 a.m.
Facebook Inc. said users in the United States would be able to order food through the Facebook pages of restaurants starting Wednesday as part of its efforts to connect users and businesses.
Curt Schilling is introduced during the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies wall of fame induction ceremony prior to playing the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 2, 2013.

Schilling eyes run for Senate seat in Massachusetts

By Reuters on Oct. 19, 2016, at 6:27 a.m.
He is considering running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in 2018.

Memorial for deadly Rhode Island nightclub fire hits $2M goal

By Reuters on Oct. 18, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
The organization planning a park to commemorate the death of 100 people in a deadly fire at a Rhode Island nightclub in 2003 said on Monday that it had reached its $2 million fundraising goal, allowing construction of the memorial to move forward.
Former New York Jets player Dennis Byrd reacts after his number is retired during a half-time ceremony on Oct. 28, 2013. Byrd died Saturday in a car crash in Oklahoma.

Dennis Byrd, former Jets player who overcame paralysis, dies in Oklahoma car crash

By Des Bieler, Washington Post on Oct. 16, 2016, at 8:49 a.m.
Byrd died after an oncoming vehicle crossed the center of a highway north of Claremore, Oklahoma, striking his car.

Navy man arrested in San Diego crash that killed 4

By Marty Graham, Reuters on Oct. 16, 2016, at 8:36 a.m.
A scene of “instant chaos and panic” broke out after a truck hurtled off a bridge in San Diego and fell 60 feet onto a motorcycle festival below.

Shooting at Los Angeles party leaves 3 dead

By Reuters on Oct. 15, 2016, at 5:36 p.m.
A party in the city’s West Adams neighborhood turned deadly after “somebody came in there and started shooting a bunch of people,” according to a police spokesman.

Thai Union buys stake in U.S. chain Red Lobster in $575 million deal

By Reuters on Oct. 14, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
A man holds his mobile phone Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at a mobile phone shop in Hanoi, Vietnam, this week.

US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from air travel

By Reuters on Oct. 14, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
Regulators issued an emergency order on Friday after numerous reports of the devices catching fire.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej arrives to preside over the unveiling ceremony for the King Rama VIII monument in Bangkok, June 9, 2012.

Thailand’s King Bhumibol, world’s longest reigning monarch, dies at 88

By Adam Bernstein, Washington Post on Oct. 13, 2016, at 8:18 a.m.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died peacefully Thursday, was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, credited with restoring the influence of Thailand’s royalty during 70 years on the throne and earning the devotion of many of his subjects.

Two Boston policemen wounded in gunfight, gunman shot dead

By Reuters on Oct. 13, 2016, at 7:39 a.m.
Two Boston policemen were in critical condition early Thursday after they were shot in a gunfight with a man who was shot dead by other police officers, police said.
U.S. musician Bob Dylan performs during on day 2 of The Hop Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent on June 30th 2012.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

By Alistair Scrutton and Scott Malone, Reuters on Oct. 13, 2016, at 7:13 a.m.
Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California, Sept. 30, 2014.

Massachusetts churches sue over transgender bathroom bill

By Reuters on Oct. 13, 2016, at 6:43 a.m.
Four Massachusetts churches Tuesday filed a lawsuit asking to be exempted from a state law that requires public places to allow transgender people to use bathrooms in line with their gender identity.

Support for marijuana legalization rises among US adults, study reveals

By Reuters on Oct. 12, 2016, at 7:05 p.m.
Support for legalization of marijuana has risen to nearly 60 percent among U.S. adults, according to a study published on Wednesday, marking a near reversal of attitudes held only a decade ago.

Obama commutes prison sentences for 102 drug convicts

By Reuters on Oct. 07, 2016, at 6:20 a.m.
President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences for 102 convicts serving time for drug-related offenses in his latest round of commutations, the White House said on Thursday.

US military: Service member killed in Afghanistan

By Reuters on Oct. 04, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province on Tuesday while carrying out operations against Islamic State, the U.S. military said in a statement.
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during her match against Serena Williams of the U.S.A. at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 9, 2015.

Sharapova doping ban reduced, can play in April

By Reuters on Oct. 04, 2016, at 10:54 a.m.
“Tennis is my passion, and I have missed it. I am counting the days until I can return to the court.”

United States win Ryder Cup, ending losing streak

By Reuters on Oct. 02, 2016, at 7:22 p.m.

Fatal police shooting of black man in Los Angeles draws protest

By Reuters on Oct. 02, 2016, at 11:52 a.m.
The incident was the latest officer-involved shooting to stoke concerns about racial bias in policing in the United States.