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Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign for allegedly disrupting 2016 election

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:42:28 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party sued Russia, President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a c....
Students walk out of class to demand tighter U.S. gun laws

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:54:51 -0400

By Keith Coffman LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School wit....
America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:20:42 -0400

Contract workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pantex facility gingerly remove the plutonium cores from retired nuclear warheads. In Energy Department facilities around the country, there are 54....
California does 'poor job' in assisting homeless: state auditor

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:12:37 -0400

Lawmakers should require the state's newly formed homeless council to create and implement a statewide plan by next April for addressing homelessness in California, where about a fourth of all homeles....
Southwest challenged engine maker over speed of safety checks

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:03:14 -0400

The proposed inspections would have cost $170 per engine for two hours of labor, for a total bill to U.S. carriers of $37,400, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said in its August 2017 proposal....
Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:25:26 -0400

Walter Moody was put to death by lethal injection at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore and gave no final statement, prison officials said. It was the eighth execution this year i....
Gun-control activists rally near Columbine High School ahead of walkouts

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:18:28 -0400

Colorado gun control activists rallied on Thursday near Columbine High School, calling for an end to gun violence one day before the 19th anniversary of the massacre there and a planned nationwide stu....
New York governor presses banks, insurers to weigh risk of NRA ties

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:49:59 -0400

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday ramped up pressure on banks and insurers to revisit whether their ties to the National Rifle Association and other ....
Former New York Mayor Giuliani to join Trump legal team

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:48:34 -0400

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a one-time federal prosecutor, is joining U.S. President Donald Trump's personal legal team, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said in a statement on Thursday. "Rudy is gr....
Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million: attorney

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:47:52 -0400

The settlement ends the long-running false claims suit brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the U.S. government, which had sought $100 million in damages on behalf of the Post Office, ....
Valero's Texas City refinery hit by explosion, fire

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:46:48 -0400

An explosion set off a huge fire at Valero Energy Corp's 225,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Texas City, Texas, refinery on Thursday afternoon but the fire was quickly contained, according the City of Texas ....
Man linked to 9/11 attacks on U.S. captured in Syria: Pentagon

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:42:15 -0400

A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised "violent jihad," was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon said on ....
U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana 'selective' abortion law

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:37:43 -0400

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said the 2016 ban on "selective" abortions imposed an "undue burden" on the ability to have the procedure. It rejected Indiana's suggestion that women....
Supreme Court temporarily halts Alabama execution of 83-year-old inmate

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:51:38 -0400

The execution of Walter Moody had been scheduled for 6 p.m. CDT (2300 GMT) at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. The death warrant expires at midnight (0500 GMT Friday) and state ....
Cosby sex assault retrial to go to jury next week - judge

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:21:18 -0400

Prosecutors wrapped up their sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby on Thursday as experts offered conflicting testimony about the drugs he is accused of giving a then-friend before allegedly....
Judge rejects Missouri governor's bid to dismiss criminal case

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:17:22 -0400

A St. Louis judge on Thursday dealt Missouri Governor Eric Greitens another legal setback in the sex scandal embroiling his office, refusing to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy charge stemming f....
Former New York Mayor Giuliani to join Trump legal team

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:57:44 -0400

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a one-time federal prosecutor, is joining U.S. President Donald Trump's personal legal team, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said in a statement on Thursday. Giuliani wa....
Columbine students register voters ahead of anti-gun walkouts

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:50:03 -0400

Colorado teenagers kicked off a voter registration rally on Thursday, a day ahead of the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, when students nationwide plan to walk out of class i....
Southwest challenged engine maker CFM over proposed FAA inspections

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:33:48 -0400

The documents, which are on a U.S. federal website and were viewed by Reuters, reveal the wrangling over previously proposed safety checks on CFM engines that are now the focus of investigations follo....
Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million: attorney

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:23:28 -0400

The settlement ends the long-running false claims suit brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the U.S. government, which had sought $100 million in damages on behalf of the Post Office, ....
Ex-Liberian warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' gets 30 years in U.S. prison

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:18:27 -0400

Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, who has lived in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, since the late 1990s, was found guilty in October on two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury. Duri....
Black men arrested at Starbucks hope scandal sparks change

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:15:22 -0400

The men, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, sat down with ABC's "Good Morning America" as scrutiny of the popular chain and U.S. police tactics widen. The incident put Starbucks, which prides itself o....
Puerto Rico board approves fiscal plan as governor vows defiance

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:36:35 -0400

Puerto Rico's federal oversight board on Thursday approved a fiscal turnaround plan that includes pension cuts and labor reforms that Governor Ricardo Rossello has vowed to defy, portending the latest....
Wisconsin court allows lawsuit against gun sale website to proceed

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:01:33 -0400

The three-judge panel of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that a federal law that shields website operators from liability for user content did not apply to Armslist LLC, the operator ....
Ex-Venezuelan official pleads guilty in U.S. corruption case

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:22:53 -0400

Cesar Rincon, a former manager at Bariven, the procurement unit of Venezuela's state-owned energy company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) [PDVSA.UL], entered his plea to one count of conspiracy to c....
New York's 'Fearless Girl' to stare down the Stock Exchange

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:52:17 -0400

The bronze statue of a little girl that became a tourism phenomenon by staring down Wall Street's massive "Charging Bull" sculpture is to be moved to a nearby spot where its stern gaze will be on the ....
U.S. regulator to order jet engines inspection after Southwest explosion

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:35:35 -0400

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspections of at least 220 aircraft engines as investigators are focusing on a broken fan blade in an engine that exploded Tuesday on a Sou....
EPA inspector general opens new probe into Pruitt's travels

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:23:39 -0400

The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general will investigate agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's use of his official security detail on recent personal trips, the latest in a string of con....
Chicago's gun-toting students outnumber those of New York, Los Angeles: study

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:01:43 -0400

Chicago high school students were far more likely to report carrying a firearm in recent years than their peers in New York and Los Angeles, a probable factor in Chicago's 2016-17 spike in gun violenc....
Trump launches effort to boost U.S. weapons sales abroad

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:51:52 -0400

The Trump administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of U.S. arms export policy on Thursday aimed at expanding sales to allies, saying it will bolster the American defense industry and create j....
Puerto Rico restores power to over 70 percent of customers after blackout

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:30:28 -0400

Puerto Rico's power company said it had restored power to over 1.1 million homes and businesses by Thursday morning after a transmission line failure cut service to almost all of the island's 3.4 mill....
Former Texas emergency operator jailed for hanging up on thousands of calls

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:14:46 -0400

Crenshanda Williams, 44, was found guilty in Houston on Wednesday of systematically hanging up on people trying to report emergencies, the office of Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a s....
FAA to order inspections of jet engines after Southwest blast

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:15:01 -0400

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a ....
Deadly South Carolina prison riot exposes staffing shortage

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:54:42 -0400

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gang-related melee at a South Carolina prison that ended with seven dead and 17 injured, the deadliest U.S. prison riot in a quarter century, exposed the vulne....
Judge finds Kansas' Kris Kobach in contempt of court

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:03:47 -0400

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for disobeying her order not to enforce the state's disputed proof-of-citizenship voter regist....
Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:45:49 -0400

A power line failure in southern Puerto Rico cut electricity to almost all 3.4 million residents on Wednesday, the latest in a string of operational and political headaches for the U.S. territory's ba....
Former U.S. Olympians tell Congress more reforms needed in gymnastics

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:17:14 -0400

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. gymnastics needs more reforms to wipe out sexual abuse after a scandal involving an ex-team doctor convicted of molesting female athletes, former Olympic at....
Ex-Playboy model released from deal not to discuss alleged Trump affair

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:12:31 -0400

(Reuters) - Former Playboy model Karen McDougal reached an agreement on Wednesday with tabloid publisher American Media Inc that will allow her to speak freely about an affair she alleges she had with....
FAA orders inspection of jet engines following Southwest flight explosion

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:46:44 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off the explosi....
Southwest passenger trolled for livestreaming stricken flight

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:46:25 -0400

The first reaction of Southwest Airlines passenger Marty Martinez when an engine exploded on the plane on Tuesday was to live stream what he feared might be his last minutes of life. One passenger, b....
Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in Philippines

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:23:20 -0400

A former U.S. Army sergeant and two other U.S. citizens were found guilty by a jury in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday of taking part in a plot to murder a woman in the Philippines for money, pro....
Ernst & Young partner accuses firm of brushing off assault complaint

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:21:57 -0400

A partner at Ernst & Young on Wednesday accused the accounting and consulting firm of failing to act when she reported that she had been sexually assaulted by another partner. In a complaint alleging....
Starbucks' Schultz steps in as outrage over cafe arrests simmers

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:17:55 -0400

Starbucks Corp turned to long-time leader Howard Schultz on Wednesday to make the case that the U.S. coffee chain accused of racial profiling is committed to offering a "safe space" to customers desp....
In Kansas, three found guilty in plot to bomb Somalis' apartment complex

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:20:05 -0400

By Alice Mannette WICHITA, Kan. (Reuters) - A federal court jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a western Kansas apartment complex that is home to Somali immigrants and their....
Trump says Stormy Daniels sketch is of a 'nonexistent man'

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:17:12 -0400

By Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said a man portrayed in a sketch released by porn star Stormy Daniels, who she said warned her to stop discussing her c....
Southwest engine explosion began when fan blade broke: NTSB

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:10:10 -0400

Federal air safety officials investigating why the engine of a Southwest Airlines jet blew apart, killing a passenger after shattering a plane window, said on Wednesday that the incident began when a ....
New York attorney general wants power to bypass Trump pardons

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:50:10 -0400

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general on Wednesday asked Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators to give him and other local prosecutors power to bring criminal cha....
White House presses vulnerable Democrats to back State Dept nominee Pompeo

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:47:08 -0400

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House cranked up pressure on Wednesday on Democratic senators facing tough re-election fights to back secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo, who....
Lockheed Martin wins $928 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:18:11 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp has won a $928 million contract to build an undefined number of hypersonic conventional strike weapons, the Pentagon said in a statement on Wednesday.....
New York nanny convicted in stabbing deaths of two young children

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:08:40 -0400

A New York nanny was found guilty on Wednesday of stabbing to death two children in her care at their luxury Manhattan apartment, in a case that drew national headlines. A jury unanimously rejected t....