- California tightens restrictions on police use of lethal force
California police officers will be allowed to use lethal force only when "necessary" in response to a threat, instead of the existing standard of "reasonable", under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.
- New York officer fired, but tensions still high where Eric Garner died
Hassan Johnson was getting his head shaved on Monday at the same barber shop Eric Garner used to visit.
- Planned Parenthood opts out of U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals
Planned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.
- Alaska governor reverses course on controversial budget cuts
Alaska's governor signed a budget bill on Monday rolling back most of the deep, highly controversial spending cuts he imposed weeks ago on the University of Alaska but rebuffed a renewed bid by lawmakers to restore funding he slashed from health programs.
- Arizona man gets life sentence for killing, burying couple
An Arizona man was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for killing a couple and burying them in his backyard in a 6-foot-deep grave he dug with a borrowed backhoe, his lawyer said.
- U.S. attorney general shakes up prison bureau after Epstein death
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City jail.
- Late-season fires flare up in drought-stricken parts of Alaska
Late-season wildfires during one of the driest summers on record in Anchorage have destroyed homes, forced evacuations, closed roads and schools and poured sometimes-dangerous levels of smoke into the state?s most populous region.
- Explainer: How Reuters/Ipsos measured the shift in the way Americans see race
Americans have spent the past three years debating what impact President Donald Trump?s racially charged remarks have had on society.
- For Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020: Reuters/Ipsos poll
U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump's brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election campaign.
- Ohio man, one of three alleged thwarted mass shooters, denies charges in court
An alleged self-described white nationalist, one of three men in the United States accused of planning mass shootings in a week, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he threatened to attack a Jewish community center, the court clerk said.
- New York police fire officer who placed Eric Garner in deadly chokehold
The white New York City police officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner during a 2014 arrest was fired on Monday, five years after video of the encounter fueled nationwide protests against police brutality.
- Democratic hopeful Warren apologizes for Native American ancestry claims
U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized again for her claims in the 1980s that she is Native American, speaking to a crowd of tribal leaders in Iowa.
- Avenatti says he did nothing wrongful in Nike extortion case
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer and critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Monday said he did nothing "wrongful" in dealing with Nike Inc, and asked a federal judge to dismiss the criminal extortion case against him.
- Plans detailed for first U.S. mission to land on moon since Apollo
The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be an unmanned robotic lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters on Monday.
- U.S. tests first ground-launched cruise missile after INF treaty exit
The Pentagon said on Monday it tested a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile with a range of more than 500 km (310 miles), the first such test since the United States pulled out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
- Factbox: U.S. police officers who kill unarmed black men often avoid criminal liability
New York City police fired a white police officer on Monday over the July 17, 2014, killing of a black man with a prohibited chokehold.
- Democrat O'Rourke proposes domestic terrorism agencies to combat hate, gun massacres
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan on Friday to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem and to create federal domestic terrorism offices, in a bid to combat hate crimes and gun violence in the United States.
- U.S. records 21 new measles cases as of last week
The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
- Trump affirms that Mike Pence will be 2020 running mate
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020.
- Ohio man charged with threatening Jewish community center
An Ohio man who authorities said is a self-described white nationalist is in custody on charges that he threatened to attack a local Jewish community center.