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Congressman should have been ‘more sensitive’ in suicide remarks: spokesman

JUNEAU (Reuters) – A U.S. congressman should have taken a more “sensitive approach” when talking about teen suicide to a group of Alaska high school students he was addressing after a classmate recently took his own life, a spokesman said … Continue reading

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Congressman should have been ‘more sensitive’ in suicide remarks: spokesman

JUNEAU (Reuters) – A U.S. congressman should have taken a more “sensitive approach” when talking about teen suicide to a group of Alaska high school students he was addressing after a classmate recently took his own life, a spokesman said on Wednesday. ...

Man jumps White House fence, causes lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday and was attacked by Secret Service dogs, a Secret Service spokesman said. ...

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Congressman should have been ‘more sensitive’ in suicide remarks: spokesman

JUNEAU (Reuters) – A U.S. congressman should have taken a more “sensitive approach” when talking about teen suicide to a group of Alaska high school students he was addressing after a classmate recently took his own life, a spokesman said on Wednesday. ...

UAW eyes bargaining rights at VW Tennessee plant within a year

DETROIT (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers hopes to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for workers at a Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee within a year, the union’s President Dennis Williams said on Wednesday. ...

Two dead in murder-suicide at Houston hospital: police say

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Two health workers died on Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at the out-patient pharmacy of a major Houston hospital, police said. ...

Six migrants detained for trying to sneak into U.S. in fuel tank

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – Six immigrants from Mexico and Central America have been taken into custody on suspicion of trying to sneak into the United States by squeezing into an auxiliary fuel tank that was mounted in the bed of … Continue reading

Washington state soldier pleads not guilty to murdering wife

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A U.S. soldier accused of shooting his wife to death as she sat working on a computer inside their home in Washington state pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of first-degree murder. ...

Probe: Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina

RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) – More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received credit for fake classes over an 18-year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to … Continue reading

Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

(Reuters) – The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis … Continue reading

Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 7

Here it is! A new collection of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress. As always, you can find our past collections here. You can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for more daily reading recommendations, or subscribe to our free … Continue reading

Shooting On Parliament Hill In Ottawa !!!

 - There have been 3 separate shooting incidents in and around the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada. Details are sketchy. Early reports that Soldier at War Memorial has died from attack.- At ...

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Suspected Indiana serial killer charged in second murder

(Reuters) – Serial killer suspect Darren Vann, a convicted sex offender, was charged on Wednesday with a second murder, according to prosecutors. ...

Report shows fake classes helped athletes at University of North Carolina

(Reuters) – A report into an academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina released on Wednesday found that for 18 years two academic advisers ran a program of fake classes that helped many athletes at the school remain … Continue reading

Detroit can survive after bankruptcy but large risks loom: expert

DETROIT (Reuters) – Detroit’s relatively fast move through municipal bankruptcy has resulted in costly creditor settlements and too little emphasis on fixing the city’s broken operations, a restructuring expert testified in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday. ...

U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread … Continue reading

Suspected serial killer silent at Indiana court hearing

CROWN POINT Ind. (Reuters) – Serial killer suspect Darren Vann was silent on Wednesday at a preliminary court hearing in Lake County, Indiana, and the judge warned him he could be held in contempt and ordered him to appear again … Continue reading

Wisconsin judge orders competency hearing for girl in ‘Slenderman’ case

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A judge on Wednesday ordered a competency hearing for one of two Wisconsin pre-teen girls accused of stabbing a friend in an attempt to please the fictional Internet character “Slenderman.” ...

U.S. regulators expand number of vehicles affected by Takata recalls

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. ...

Ottawa, right now

Here is an incredible video shot by Josh Wingrove of the Globe. It is looking down the Hall of Honour towards the library of Parliament. On either side of the hall are the rooms where MPs meet for caucus every … Continue reading

Kerry welcomes North Korea’s release of American, restates terms for resuming talks

BERLIN/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talks with Pyongyang if it takes steps towards de-nuclearization. ...