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Louisiana Frees Inmate From Controversial Life Sentence

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Crime

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A Louisiana inmate whose case for leniency is before the U.S. Supreme Court was f...

Idaho Republicans Reject Gay Rights Measure

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

By Laura Zuckerman Jan 29 (Reuters) - A bill granting job and housing protections for gay and transgender people in socially conserva...

Gov. Mike Pence Cancels Plans To Launch News Outlet

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media

By Mark Guarino Jan 29 (Reuters) - Indiana Governor Mike Pence said on Thursday he was terminating immediately a planned media website...

Organ Donation Is Hard Enough Without Having To Worry About This, Too

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living

By Randi Belisomo (Reuters Health) - When Sigrid Fry-Revere decided to donate a kidney to a friend in 2010, she thought she knew what ...

Poll Finds Gaping Chasm In Views Between U.S. Public, Scientists

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American scientists and the general public hold vastly different views on key scientific issues in...

Man Misses Lotto Jackpot By 7 seconds

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | Weird News

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man who was denied part of a C$27 million jackpot because he missed the deadline to buy the ticket by seven seconds has...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Bans New Oil And Gas Leases On State Land

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

Jan 29 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and natural g...

Wife Of Japanese ISIS Hostage Breaks Silence

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

TOKYO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The wife of a Japanese journalist thought to be held by Islamic State insurgents in Syria urged the Japanese and Jordanian...

Women Rally In Cairo To Demand Probe Into Activist's Death

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

(Adds background details) CAIRO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Female protesters gathered in downtown Cairo on Thursday demanding an investigatio...

Lawmakers Seek To End Restrictions On Travel To Cuba

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

(Adds Senator Menendez reaction, paragraph 12) By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Eight Republican and ...

Texas Set To Execute Man Convicted In Sexual Assault, Deadly Beating

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Crime

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Texas plans on Thursday to execute Robert Ladd, 57, who was convicted of beating a...

Israel: Hezbollah Does Not Want Border Clash To Escalate

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

By Dan Williams and Laila Bassam JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare f...

'New Generation' Of Wars, Epidemics, Disasters Harming 60 Million Children: UNICEF

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact

(Adds remarks by UNICEF's Khan in interview paragraphs 5, 16-25) By Magdalena Mis LONDON, Jan 29 (Thomson Reuters Found...

WHO: New Ebola Cases Lowest Since June 2014

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the ...

More Smokers Are Turning To E-Cigarettes To Help Them Quit

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) - When Marty Weinstein decided to quit smoking, he took a friend's advice and tried electr...

Turmoil At HBO Ahead Of Standalone Streaming Service's Launch

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | Technology

HBO is preparing to sell a standalone service over the Internet for the first time, in one of the most closely watched moves in pay TV history.

California School Barrs Non-Vaccinated Students From School

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living

(Adds 1,000 contacts in Arizona) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A California high school barred do...

Nancy Pelosi Hopes To Push Obama Trade Agenda While Meeting Democratic Concerns

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she would like to find a way to grant the Obama adminis...

Effort To Separate Robert E. Lee, Martin Luther King Days Fails In Arkansas

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan 28 (Reuters) - A bid to end Arkansas' practice of honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther Ki...

Ebony Selling Photo Archive, The 'African American Getty,' Worth $40 Million

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices

By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A climate-controlled archive in Chicago holds 5 million images of what could be called the ...

Study Finds It Does Get Better For LGBTQ Youth

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Gay Voices

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning adolescents who face bullying and other ty...

This Is The Plane That Will Be The New Air Force One

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force plans to announce on Wednesday that it has decided to use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner t...

Why 'Red' States Shoulder The Deepest Cuts Under Obama

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most...

Snowden Files Reveal Massive Canadian Surveillance Program

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media

(Adds CSE watchdog says it reviewing agency use of data, comments by privacy commissioner's office and Brazil government) By David Lju...

Obama: Meeting With Netanyahu Before Israel Election Would Be 'Inappropriate'

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said he declined to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli leader's visit to the...