U.S. college teaches veterans to heal each others’ mental wounds

NEWTON, Mass. (Reuters) – Former U.S. Army Specialist Tara Barney will never forget the 2013 night when a fellow soldier cried as he described holding a dying friend in his arms, a wartime memory he had not shared with anyone.

Colorado oil tank fire kills one, injures three

DENVER (Reuters) – A blaze engulfed a Colorado oil tank battery on Thursday, killing one worker and injuring three, authorities said.

U.S. fossil fuel groups pull out of climate change court case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two fossil fuel industry groups dropped their attempts to intervene in a court case over climate change this week after failing to reach an agreement on a unified legal position on climate science, court filings show.

Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

BOSTON (Reuters) – Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school.

U.S. court fines UPS $247 million over illegal cigarette shipments

(Reuters) – A federal judge ordered United Parcel Service Inc to pay nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for “illegally shipping” large volumes of untaxed cigarettes in New York state and City, a court filing showed on Thursday.

Up to 600,000 immigrants in U.S. South may have path to legal status: analysis

(Reuters) – As many as 600,000 illegal immigrants in several U.S. states could have a path to legally remain in the country, according to an analysis released on Thursday by a legal aid group.

California inmate firefighter killed in line of duty

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – One of thousands of prison inmate volunteers trained to fight wildfires in California was killed by a falling tree in the far northwestern corner of the state, marking the fourth such fatality in 60 years, state corrections officials said on Thursday.

Alabama doctor tied to Insys gets 20 years for illegal prescriptions

(Reuters) – An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison after being convicted with a colleague of prescribing painkillers through two clinics for no legitimate purpose, in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc.