Reuters US Domestic News Summary

Reuters | Updated: 03-03-2024 05:22 IST | Created: 03-03-2024 05:22 IST
Reuters US Domestic News Summary

Following is a summary of current US domestic news briefs.

Trump seeks delay of trial on mishandling classified documents

Donald Trump appeared in federal court in Florida on Friday to ask a judge to push back his criminal trial on charges of mishandling classified documents until the thick of the U.S. presidential campaign. The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination looked on as his lawyers told U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon that the trial should be pushed back from May 20 to Aug. 12, which would have him in court in the weeks before the Nov. 5 presidential election.

Colorado judge sentences paramedic to five years in prison for McClain killing

A Colorado court sentenced paramedic to five years in prison on Friday after he was convicted in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who died after police put him in a chokehold and medics injected him with a powerful sedative.

Jurors in December found emergency medical worker Peter Cichuniec, 51, guilty of criminally negligent homicide and also of assault in the second degree in a rare trial of paramedics in such a case.

More than 100 US Capitol rioters' sentences could be shortened, under court ruling

More than 100 people convicted of joining the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump's supporters could have their sentences shortened, following a federal appeals court ruling on Friday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said defendants who were implicated in obstructing the work of the U.S. Congress should not have been given longer sentences for having interfered with the "administration of justice."

Trump lawyer says Georgia election interference case's prosecutor should be disqualified

A lawyer for Donald Trump on Friday told a Georgia judge that the lead prosecutor who charged the former U.S. president with election interference should be disqualified because she may have lied to the court about her undisclosed affair with a top deputy. The lawyer, Steve Sadow, said Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' claim under oath that her relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade did not begin until after she hired him was not credible.

Homeless crackdown gains momentum in California as US Supreme Court test looms

Seven months into a crackdown by the city of San Diego on homeless encampments, many of the tents that once lined downtown sidewalks are gone. Now two California state senators - a Republican and a Democrat - have joined forces to propose a statewide version of San Diego's ordinance, which allows police to roust many homeless people even when shelter is unavailable.

Trump says Biden's border policies are a 'conspiracy to overthrow' the US

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump accused President Joe Biden on Saturday of engaging in a "conspiracy to overthrow the United States" through lax security policies that have allowed millions of migrants to stream across the U.S. border with Mexico. Speaking at a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, Trump appeared to be suggesting, as he has in the past, that Democrats are hoping to convert migrants who enter the country illegally into reliable voters.

Alaska's 52nd annual Iditarod sled dog race mushes to starting line

The world's most famous sled-dog race got under way on Saturday when 38 mushers and their canine teams, one of the smallest rosters of competitors ever, lined up in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, to start the 52nd annual running of the Iditarod. The untimed and ceremonial 11-mile (18 km) jaunt through the state's most populous city will kick off the grueling 1,000-mile test of endurance into the Alaska wilderness.

Norfolk Southern train derails in Pennsylvania

A Norfolk Southern train derailed on Saturday, spilling diesel fuel and polypropylene plastic pellets into the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania, police said. There were no reports of injuries to the crew on the train or evacuations or a hazardous material threat to the community, the Lower Saucon Township Police Department said in a statement.

Trump wins Michigan, Missouri Republican caucuses in dominant show of force

Donald Trump on Saturday easily won the Republican caucuses in Michigan, where the party has been riven by infighting that some Republicans fear could hurt his campaign in the key battleground state as he gears up for the general election in November. The former U.S. president also won the Missouri Republican caucus on Saturday, according to Edison Research.

Trump, Haley brawl in North Carolina battleground preview

Republican presidential contender Nikki Haley slammed frontrunner Donald Trump for hurting Republicans' election prospects as the rivals collided in North Carolina on Saturday ahead of a contest next week that could carry deep implications for the November general election. Speaking to roughly 1,000 supporters at a train station in downtown Raleigh, Haley, who faces vanishing odds of beating Trump, blamed the former U.S. president for major state-level and congressional losses for Republicans in recent years.

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