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Australian water advocate kicks off 1,000-mile run in Las Vegas

1 hour 48 min ago
(Reuters) - Last time she ran 40 marathons in a row, Mina Guli wore out eight pairs of shoes. Now she is trying it a second time.

Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue

2 hours 12 min ago
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (Reuters) - A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states.

Ex-Dean Foods chairman's story in Walters trial comes under fire

2 hours 54 min ago
(Reuters) - A lawyer defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges on Wednesday sought to discredit former Dean Foods Chairman Tom Davis, who told jurors he used a special "bat phone" to give Walters confidential tips.

California State University system votes to raise tuition

3 hours 2 min ago
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Trustees for the 23 California State University campuses on Wednesday voted to increase tuition for the nation's largest four-year public university system by 5 percent despite loud protests from students.

Immigrant whose daughter appealed to pope requests asylum in U.S.

3 hours 24 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Security tightened at UK sites in New York after London attack

4 hours 58 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police ramped up security at British sites across the city on Wednesday after an assailant fatally stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament and was then shot and killed by police.

Plan for $7.5 billion Kushner family New York tower faces hurdles: report

5 hours 30 sec ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The family-owned company that until recently was headed by U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law hopes to turn an aging New York office tower into a signature development that could be worth up to $12 billion, a report said on Wednesday.

U.S. charges New York mob suspects with vendetta arson, robbery

6 hours 23 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday rounded up seven mob suspects on charges of robbery and a vendetta arson in which a reputed Bonanno crime family associate was accused of having a car torched because its driver cut him off at a traffic light.

Mayor of Allentown, Penn., implicated in ex-official's guilty plea

6 hours 53 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former top administrator of Allentown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to federal fraud charges, becoming the seventh person convicted in a long-running FBI pay-to-play investigation that includes Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

Illinois bills seek to legalize, tax marijuana sales to adults

6 hours 54 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois would legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults and tax it to raise at least $350 million a year for the cash-strapped state under legislation introduced on Wednesday.

Wisconsin man who threatened to kill Obama loses appeal

6 hours 55 min ago
(Reuters) - A Wisconsin man who wrote on his Facebook page and told several others that he planned to kill then-U.S. President Barack Obama has lost his appeal of his conviction and three-year prison term for threatening the president.

Florida nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, widow

6 hours 57 min ago
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

White man who wanted to 'harm' blacks arrested after NYC stabbing

7 hours 33 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A white man who traveled to New York City to harm black people turned himself in with knives in his pocket at a Manhattan police station on Wednesday, police said, a day after police say he fatally stabbed a black man in an attack on a sidewalk.

U.S. high court hands disabled students win on education standards

8 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a victory for disabled students, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that public schools must offer them a special educational program that is sufficiently ambitious to ensure they make progress.

Puerto Rico governor grilled on timetable for PREPA deal

10 hours 44 min ago
(Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor on Wednesday told a Congressional committee the island's debt-laden power utility, PREPA, could undergo an in-court restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy "if a [consensual] deal is not able to be executed."

Trump seeks to nail support for healthcare bill before House vote

10 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders worked on Wednesday to try to secure enough support in the House of Representatives to win passage of their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.

Pharmacist guilty of racketeering in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak

11 hours 47 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - The co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found guilty of racketeering and fraud but cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the United States.

One in three U.S. Muslims fear for safety in Trump presidency: poll

12 hours 6 min ago
(Reuters) - More than one in three U.S. Muslims fear they could be targeted by white supremacist groups following President Donald Trump's election and 42 percent say their children have been bullied in school because of their faith, a survey found.

U.S. existing home sales fall from 10-year high

12 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell more than expected in February amid a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining potential buyers.

Severe storm kills one as it sweeps northern Georgia

13 hours 16 min ago
(Reuters) - Strong winds, quarter-sized hail and lightning ripped through towns in northern Georgia, killing one man and leaving several cities with severe damage and power outages on Wednesday, local media and officials said.