US Senate approves gun safety bill as Supreme Court rejects small arms limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun security measures passed by the U.S. Senate late Thursday, even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling that Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns in public for self defense. The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety … Read more

Trump, grown children agree to testify in New York civil probe

NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) – Donald Trump and two of his adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, have agreed to testify in a New York state civil investigation into the former US president’s business practices beginning July 15. The Trumps’ testimony could last into next week, according to an agreement with State … Read more

Biden mourns with the city of Texas after the latest school shooting in the country

UVALDE, Texas, May 29 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden flew to the Texas town of Uvalde on Sunday to comfort families torn apart by the worst shooting at a U.S. school in a decade as the public demands answers about why local law enforcement did not act quickly. There was mounting anger over the decision … Read more

Texas school shooting: Police ‘wrong’ for waiting to storm gunman as students pleaded for help

UVALDE, Texas, May 27 (Reuters) – Frenzied children called at least half a dozen times from a massacre in Texas classrooms, begging police to intervene as some 20 officers nearly killed a dozen hours in the hallway before going in and killing the gunman, authorities said Friday. According to Colonel Steven McCraw, director of the … Read more

Police Face Questions About Their Response to Texas School Massacre

UVALDE, Texas, May 26 (Reuters) – The gunman in the Texas school massacre undisputedly stormed through an unlocked door, then killed 19 children and two teachers as he held himself in their classroom for an hour before a tactical team stormed in and killed him. The police said that on Thursday. The latest official details … Read more

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden took steps on Wednesday to address the infant formula shortage in the United States, calling on the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to up the offer, the White House said. Biden also instructed US agencies to use Defense Department commercial planes to … Read more

Canada’s Supreme Court rules that extreme intoxication can be a defense against violent crime

May 13 (Reuters) – Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that defendants charged with violent crimes such as murder and assault can use self-induced extreme intoxication as a defense, overturning a federal law supported by women’s advocacy groups. The court said a 1995 law prohibiting the defense is unconstitutional and in violation of Canada’s Charter of … Read more

Russian bombing of Ukrainian school kills 2.60 feared deaths – governor

Luhansk governor says Russia school with 90 . bombed Captured Azovstal civilians evacuated Britain pledges $1.6 billion more military aid and aid G7 leaders talk to Zelenskiy in display of unity Kiev, May 8 (Reuters) – Russian bombing of a school in the eastern Ukrainian village of Bilohorivka has left two people dead and 60 … Read more

Russia shifts line on Ukraine hospital bombing

A person is carried out after the destruction of Mariupol children’s hospital as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 9, 2022 in this still image from a handout video obtained by Reuters. Ukraine Military/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – Russia on … Read more