Churchgoers hog-tie gunman after shooting in California kills one

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire in a Southern California church during a lunch banquet on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five, before churchgoers detained the suspect and hog-tied his legs with an electrical cord, authorities said . Police responded to the incident that unfolded at about 1:30 pm local … Read more

Disney employees stage walkouts to protest company response to Florida bill

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (Reuters) – Employees of the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) staged walkouts and social media campaigns on Tuesday to protest the company’s response to Florida legislation that would limit classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a rare public demonstration of unrest, about 60 Disney employees gathered at a park … Read more

‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder guilty of breaching U.S. Capitol in win for prosecutors

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – A New Mexico county commissioner who founded a group called “Cowboys for Trump” was found guilty by a judge on Tuesday of breaching the US Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot, a second consecutive win at trial for the Justice Department. US District Judge Trevor McFadden rejected Couy Griffin’s … Read more

U.S. soldiers alive, despite Russia ‘fake news’ report, U.S. military says

A Ukrainian soldier directs a Russian tank that Ukrainians captured after fighting with Russian troops, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, outside Brovary, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – Three current and former members of the Tennessee National Guard … Read more

Texas man pleads guilty to assaulting police at U.S. Capitol riot

WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – An Iraq war veteran who allegedly formed a militia he dubbed the “Proud Boys of North Texas” pleaded guilty on Thursday to a single count of assaulting or resisting police, a charge related to the storming of the US Capitol in an effort to block Congress from certifying President Joe … Read more

Too soon to declare that Ukraine’s Kherson is in Russian hands, says U.S. official

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – The United States believes that Russian forces have not yet taken over the Ukrainian city of Kherson, but could use it as part of a strategy for potentially moving to Mykolaiv and then onto Odessa, a senior US defense official said on Thursday. Tanks entered the port town of Kherson, … Read more

Russian forces appear to shift to siege warfare in Ukraine- U.S. official

A serviceman of pro-Russian militia is seen inside a tank of armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) on a road in the Luhansk region, Ukraine February 27, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Russia, frustrated by early battlefield setbacks in … Read more

Protesters ‘stand with Ukraine’ across United States

Demonstrators march along the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House during a ‘Stand with Ukraine’ rally in Washington, US, February 20, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Feb 24 (Reuters) – Protests against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are planned in several major US cities … Read more

Mexican president says U.S.’s Blinken ‘misinformed’ on journalist killings

Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, gestures during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, February 10, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday snapped back at US Secretary of State … Read more

U.S. truckers plan pandemic protest, inspired by Canadian counterparts

Truckers and their supporters start to gather before a convoy leaves the following morning bound for the nation’s capital to protest against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine mandates, in Adelanto, California, US, February 22, 2022. REUTERS/David Swanson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ADELANTO, Calif., Feb 23 (Reuters) – Taking a cue from … Read more