Palestinian rockets reach west of Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

Palestinian rockets reach west of Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Palestinian militants fired rockets toward Jerusalem on Sunday, causing no casualties but signalling new reach and resolve as Israel pressed air strikes in the Gaza Strip and admitted Jewish visitors to a contested mosque compound. The Islamic Jihad faction said it targeted Jerusalem in retaliation for Israel’s killing overnight of … Read more

Fourth Muslim man murdered in New Mexico in ‘targeted killings’

Fourth Muslim man murdered in New Mexico in ‘targeted killings’

Houses reach the edge of the desert on the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S., July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Police in New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the murders of four Muslim men to determine if the killings, the latest … Read more

Senate Democrats battle to pass $430 billion climate, drug bill

Senate Democrats battle to pass 0 billion climate, drug bill

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Saturday began debating a Democratic bill to address key elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda – tackling climate change, lowering the costs of medication for the elderly and energy, while forcing corporations and the wealthy to pay more taxes. The debate began after the Senate voted … Read more

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

KABUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A bomb blast in a busy shopping street in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western district of the city where members of the minority Shi’ite Muslim community regularly meet. Islamic State, a … Read more

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

NEW YORK, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said on Friday he has started to send buses carrying migrants to New York City in an effort to push responsibility for border crossers to Democratic mayors and U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat. The first bus arrived early on Friday at the … Read more

Jurors weigh punitive damages in Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation trial

Jurors weigh punitive damages in Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation trial

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Jurors in Texas on Friday were deliberating on how much Alex Jones should pay in punitive damages to the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting for falsely claiming that the massacre was staged. The parents of slain 6-year-old Jesse Lewis are seeking $145.9 million in … Read more

U.S. charges four Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor killing

U.S. charges four Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor killing

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged four current and former Louisville, Kentucky, police officers for their roles in the botched 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was in her home, in a case that sparked nationwide protests. The charges represented the Justice Department’s latest effort to crack … Read more

Mistrial denied as jury weighs damages against Alex Jones in Sandy Hook defamation trial

Mistrial denied as jury weighs damages against Alex Jones in Sandy Hook defamation trial

Aug 4 (Reuters) – A Texas judge denied Alex Jones’s motion for a mistrial on Thursday as jury deliberations resumed in a defamation case over the U.S. conspiracy theorist’s false claims about the Sandy Hook mass shooting. The mistrial request followed the disclosure during the two-week-long trial that Jones’s lawyer accidentally sent two years of … Read more

Facebook parent Meta makes first-ever bond offering

Facebook parent Meta makes first-ever bond offering

The logo of Meta Platforms is seen in Davos, Switzerland, May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 4 (Reuters) – Facebook-parent Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Thursday it would make its first-ever bond offering, at a time when the social media … Read more

White House frustrated as Washington mayor seeks troops to help handle migrants

White House frustrated as Washington mayor seeks troops to help handle migrants

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Thousands of migrants bused to Washington in recent months by Republican governors of states on the U.S.-Mexico border have caused tensions between the White House and the Democratic mayor of the U.S. capital city, four U.S. officials told Reuters. Last week, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser called on President Joe Biden, … Read more