‘Whitey’ Bulger jury asks to see Boston mob’s machine gun

BOSTON (Reuters) – Jurors weighing the fate of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger on Thursday asked to see a German-made World War Two era submachine gun that prosecutors said was one of many used by Bulger’s Winter Hill crime gang.

Tim Hortons acts on investor pressures, CEO calls for new strategy

(Reuters) – Tim Hortons Inc , the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain under shareholder pressure to boost returns, said on Thursday it was expanding its buyback plan by C$900 million ($863.4 million) and its new CEO called the challenging environment the “new reality.”

U.S. slowly opening up commercial drone industry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration’s recent certification of two expensive unmanned aircraft for commercial use further opens up the U.S. market for drones, but cheaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will still have to operate in regulatory limbo.

Soldiers recall bloody mayhem of 2009 Fort Hood massacre

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – One after another, U.S. Army soldiers described panic and chaos, smelling smoke and blood and feces, feeling the sharp pain of bullets tearing through their backs, legs, shoulders and arms.

Obama, family going on eight-day Martha’s Vineyard vacation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cue up the indignant reactions: President Barack Obama and his family are about to go on an eight-day vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, an elite playground for the East Coast wealthy set.

Lawyers must help Fort Hood accused

The judge in the trial of the Fort Hood shooting says standby lawyers must continue to assist the accused, despite claims he is actively seeking the death penalty.