Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’

David Wayne Oliver, 65, who according to police and media reports was arrested after allegedly robbing a bank in downtown Colorado Springs, then throwing the money into the air and shouting, "Merry Christmas," is pictured in this booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department, December 24, 2019. Colorado Springs Police Department/Handout via REUTERS DENVER (Reuters) - A man...

U.S. senator looks to shoot down Trump bid to ease small arms exports

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for travel to Atlanta from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S, April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. senator said on Friday he would block President Donald Trump’s efforts to overhaul the weapons exports regime to make it easier for gun makers to sell small arms to foreign buyers. Senator Bob...

U.S. investigators don’t view New Jersey Jewish grocery attack as act of terror: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - This week’s deadly attack on a New Jersey kosher grocery store does not appear to be an act of organized terrorism in the eyes of U.S. federal investigators, a law enforcement source said on Wednesday. Six people, including the two shooters, three civilians and a police officer, died in a series of events that ended in a police shootout on Tuesday in Jersey City, New...

Pressure mounts on FBI for answers on Florida naval base shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. investigators face mounting pressure on Monday to deliver answers on the motive that led a Saudi Air Force lieutenant to shoot and kill three people and wounded eight others at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida. FILE PHOTO: Royal Saudi Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, airman accused of killing three people at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola,...

U.S. health spending recovers after two slow years: CMS

FILE PHOTO: A nurse walks along the hallways of a health center in Lepanto, Arkansas, U.S., May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht (This Dec. 5 story corrects first paragraph to say growth was slower not declined in previous years, removes reference to projected spending in eighth paragraph) (Reuters) - U.S. healthcare spending grew faster in 2018 after two slower growth years, a government...

U.S. Navy sailor shoots two at Pearl Harbor base, takes own life

(Reuters) - A U.S. Navy sailor on Wednesday shot and killed two civilians working at Hawaii’s historic military base of Pearl Harbor, and injured a third, military officials said, before fatally shooting himself. Authorities did not identify the victims and the gunman or give a motive for the shooting, but media said the dead were all men. The gunman died of “an apparent self-inflicted...

California congressman Duncan Hunter set to plead guilty in campaign finance case

(Reuters) - U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a leading California conservative, said on Monday he would plead guilty to a federal charge of misusing campaign funds in a corruption case that could help Democrats gain his traditionally Republican seat. FILE PHOTO: U.S. congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) arrives for a motions hearing in his upcoming campaign financing trial at federal court in San...