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N.Y. murder conviction tossed because juror applied for prosecutor job

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Tuesday threw out the April 2014 conviction of a man in Manhattan's East Harlem section for killing his girlfriend, because a juror failed to disclose she had applied for a prosecutor's job in the office handling the case.<p>The Appellate Division …

Judiciary

North Korea missile launch: regime says new rocket can hit anywhere in US

North Korea has claimed that the rocket it test-fired on Wednesday morning is a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike anywhere on the US mainland, as it declared itself a “complete” nuclear state.<p>In a special announcement broadcast on state TV, the regime said it had …

North Korea

‘It Was a Blood Bath’: Freight Trains Kill 110 Reindeer in Norway

More than a hundred reindeer were killed in a single four-day period by freight trains rolling through Norway, prompting an outcry for the national railway to do more to protect animals.<p>In all, 110 reindeer were killed when eight freight trains plowed into herds on the tracks last week, Norway’s …

Trains

The Pentagon struggles to provide accurate numbers for deployed troops

Defense Department officials were pressed Monday to explain inconsistencies between their official statements about troop counts in multiple war zones and statistics made publicly available on government-operated websites, discrepancies that raise questions about the deployment of U.S. forces …

Military

Florida teen detained near Canadian border in missing grandmother's car

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida teenager whom police want to question in connection with the suspected death of his grandmother was detained Friday by US agents near the border with Canada, officials said.<p>Authorities took the 15-year-old into custody on suspicion of grand theft auto. His grandmother, 53, is …

Muscle Cars

Iran warns Europe: We can increase missile range

In comments reported by the Fars news agency, Brigadier General Hossein Salami said: "If we have kept the range of our missiles to 2,000 kilometres, …

A 100-year-old US riot only now being talked about

<b>It's almost 100 years since 19 African-American soldiers were executed following a violent mutiny in Texas. Why is the US only now coming to terms with what happened?</b><p>For decades, no name appeared above the grave of Corporal Jesse Moore, only the number seven.<p>The figure corresponded to noose number …

United States

Migrants die as boat capsizes off Libya

At least 31 migrants have died after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya.<p>They had been trying to cross the Mediterranean along with another boat.<p>Survivors were brought ashore by Libya's coastguard.

North Africa

Correction: Church Shooting-Texas-The Latest story

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 7 about the mass shooting at a Texas church, The Associated Press misspelled a victim's first name …

Crime

This California startup wants to inject you with millennial blood for $8,000

If Jesse Karmazin is right, injecting you with the blood of the young is the key to slowing aging. If he’s wrong, you’ll still be old, but $8,000 poorer. And either way the story goes, you’ll technically be a vampire — so, there’s that.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly …

Medicine

FBI review involves thousands of newly discovered emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI will have to sort through thousands of newly discovered emails in its renewed examination of the practices of Hillary …

U.S. Dept. of State

Pipe bomb explodes near Jersey Shore 5km run in support of US Marines

A pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town on Saturday, shortly before thousands of runners were due to participate in a charity 5km race to benefit US Marines and sailors, authorities said.<p>No injuries were reported in the blast in Seaside Park around 9.30am, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the …

New Jersey

Texas high school shooting: Girl shooter dead, 2 injured

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 14-year-old freshman shot and killed herself after shooting and wounding another female student at Alpine High School in west Texas, authorities said Thursday.<p>In the confusion that followed, numerous law enforcement officers rushed to the scene and a US marshal accidentally shot a …

High School

Paris attack suspect invokes silence for third time with judge to protest 24-hour surveillance

The only surviving suspect in last November's attack on Paris refused to speak to a judge Thursday for a third time in protest of the 24-hour video surveillance he is subjected to in his prison cell.<p>Salah Abdeslam's lawyer, Frank Berton, said the judge repeatedly asked questions to no avail on …