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Mar 7, 2013

Bin Laden son-in-law detained overseas, brought to New York

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Prosecutors unsealed an indictment against a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden on Thursday that charged him with conspiracy to kill Americans, after government sources said he was arrested overseas and brought to New York.

Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a militant who appeared in videos representing al Qaeda after the September 11 attacks in 2001, had initially been picked up in Turkey and was brought to the United States in an operation led by Jordanian authorities and the FBI, the sources said.

Feb 20, 2013

U.S. charges five in ‘Honeygate’ anti-dumping probe

Feb 20 (Reuters) – Five people and two honey-processing
companies have been charged with dumping honey imports from
China, including some that were adulterated with unauthorized
antibiotics, in an operation dubbed Project Honeygate, U.S.
authorities said on Wednesday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland
Security Investigations announced the charges in what they
called the second phase of an investigation that resulted in
charges against 14 people and several companies in 2008.

Feb 5, 2013

Under Obama, coal country fights for its way of life

BEALLSVILLE, Ohio, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Leon Lieser has been a
coal miner 49 years, his bent fingers testament to his first
job, loading coal by hand into a bucket. Mining also led to a
hip replacement and a knee replacement. He loves his job and his
industry, despite what it has done to his body.

“It’s a way of life. It’s a proud life,” said Lieser, 66.

Jan 20, 2013

What’s missing in U.S. gun control scramble? Bullets

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – In tracking down illegal weapons, the smoking gun may not be a gun at all.

Bullets are one thing Sacramento Police Detective Greg Halstead can count on to root out weapons that otherwise would be impossible to find. They are also largely missing from the gun control debate in Washington.

Jan 9, 2013

New York governor proposes strictest assault weapons ban

Jan 9 (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to
enact the strictest assault weapons ban in the United States and
outlaw all high-capacity magazines in one of the first
state-level reactions to the massacre of school children in
Connecticut.

“Gun violence has been on a rampage as we know firsthand and
we know painfully,” Cuomo said on Wednesday in his annual State
of the State address, in which he committed New York to leading
the country in enacting new gun control laws. “We must stop the
madness, my friends. And in one word it’s just enough. It has
been enough.”

Dec 25, 2012

Christmas provides Connecticut town a break from mourning

, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Christmas has helped the
grieving Connecticut town of Newtown cope a little better with
the shooting tragedy earlier this month, and allowed some people
to finally smile.

Though more somber than a typical Christmas, the holiday has
given Newtown a respite from the mourning. All the funerals for
the victims have concluded.

Dec 17, 2012

Educators on edge as children go back to school in U.S.

By Daniel Trotta

(Reuters) – Cautious educators and police locked down schools at the first hint of trouble on Monday as nervous parents sent their kids back to school for the first time since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Educators fearful of “copycats” or troublemakers who might phone in empty threats grappled with how to respond and whether to discuss Friday’s shootings with children.

Dec 11, 2012

Hop-on, hop-off tour buses sued in New York for monopoly

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two companies are driving up prices for tourists in New York City by running an illegal monopoly in the $100 million market for hop-on, hop-off bus tours, state and federal antitrust authorities said in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

Twin America LLC, a joint venture of former rivals Coach USA Inc and City Sights LLC, violates competition laws and should be dissolved, according to the suit filed in Manhattan federal court.

Dec 11, 2012

Hop-on, hop-off tour buses sued in NY for monopoly

NEW YORK, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Two companies are driving up
prices for tourists in New York City by running an illegal
monopoly in the $100 million market for hop-on, hop-off bus
tours, state and federal antitrust authorities said in a lawsuit
filed on Tuesday.

Twin America LLC, a joint venture of former rivals Coach USA
Inc and City Sights LLC, violates competition laws and should be
dissolved, according to the suit filed in Manhattan federal
court.

Nov 9, 2012

New York rations gasoline; storm victims still in the dark

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City began rationing gasoline on Friday for the first time since the energy shortages of the 1970s, seeking to ease a fuel crisis in the U.S. Northeast brought on by devastating Superstorm Sandy.

The former hurricane that hammered the East Coast on October 29 killed at least 120 people and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage or economic losses.

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      "Daniel Trotta joined Reuters as a correspondent in 1993, starting in Nicaragua and moving Mexico City (1996) and Madrid (2000) before coming to New York in 2005. As a U.S. General News correspondent, his specialty is writing the lead story on major breaking news. Trotta also travels the United States producing in-depth features and helps edit the national news file from the Reuters headquarters in New York. Outside the office, he is the manager of the New York Express of the New York City Metro Baseball League."
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