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Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport

14 Dec 2018

NEW YORK A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday. | Video

Alabama attorney general takes over probe of police shooting at mall

14 Dec 2018

Alabama's attorney general said on Thursday he will take over the investigation into the killing of a black man by a police officer who mistook him as a suspect in a shooting at a shopping mall on Thanksgiving night.

Bad bet: 70 finches seized at U.S. airport may have been bound for gambling

13 Dec 2018

NEW YORK Customs agents at a New York airport have arrested a bird smuggler who had hidden 70 live finches inside multi-colored hair rollers he had brought from Guyana and may have been bound for a gambling ring, federal officials said on Thursday. | Video

Time's 'Person of Year' goes to journalists, including Reuters pair

11 Dec 2018

NEW YORK Time on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and two Reuters reporters imprisoned by Myanmar's government, as "Person of the Year" and warned the idea of truth as critical to democracy is under assault. | Video

Michigan medical officer ordered to trial over Flint water deaths

08 Dec 2018

A Michigan judge on Friday ordered the state's chief medical officer to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the contamination of the city of Flint's water supply, a crisis that resulted in 12 deaths.

NY judge orders rapper Cardi B to stay away from victims in brawl

07 Dec 2018

NEW YORK A New York judge on Friday ordered rapper Cardi B to have no contact with two bartenders she allegedly attacked in a strip-club brawl, but allowed her to remain free after she skipped a court appearance earlier in the week.

Cardi B splits with husband Offset - 'We just grew out of love'

06 Dec 2018

Rapper Cardi B announced on Wednesday she is seeking a divorce from her husband Offset after just over a year of marriage, saying "I guess we just grew out of love." | Video

Firearms cause sharp drop in life expectancy for black Americans: study

05 Dec 2018

Guns caused the life expectancy of black Americans to drop by more than four years from 2000 to 2016, twice as much as the decline in life expectancy of white Americans during the same period, according to an academic study published on Tuesday.

Police arrest suspect in Black Friday shooting at Alabama mall

30 Nov 2018

Police in Georgia on Thursday arrested a suspect in a shooting that wounded two people at an Alabama mall and left another man dead after he was apparently mistaken for the gunman during Black Friday sales, federal officials said.

USOC aware of sex abuse since early 1990s: court documents

23 Nov 2018

The United States Olympic Committee was informed of sexual abuse in gymnastics more than two decades ago, long before the sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar became a high-profile scandal, according to federal court filings.

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