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Two members of missing Burundi robotics team found, U.S. police say

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 2:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two members of a teenage robotics team from Burundi who went missing after a competition in Washington last week have been located and are safe, the city's Metropolitan Police Department said on Tuesday.

Frank Sinatra's fourth wife Barbara dies at age 90

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 2:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, her representative said.

'Pharma bro' Shkreli stirs mixed feelings in his ancestral Albanian village

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:42pm
SHKREL, Albania (Reuters) - Dubbed the "most hated man in America" by the U.S. press, pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has brought both pride and shame to his home village in Albania from which he takes his name.

U.S. says fame, fortune drove Macau billionaire's bribery

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ng Lap Seng's dream of "fame and more fortune" drove the Macau billionaire to bribe United Nations officials to win support for a multi-billion dollar conference center he hoped to build, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday near the end of Ng's criminal trial.

Trump administration moves closer to undoing overtime pay rule

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:20pm
(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday pushed forward with its bid to undo an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to 4.2 million workers and said it was considering treating workers differently based on location and industry.

Appeals court blocks D.C. law restricting gun rights

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:56am
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked a gun regulation in Washington, D.C., that limited the right to carry a handgun in public to those with a special need for self-defense, handing a victory to gun rights advocates.

In secret control center, N.Y.'s Penn Station moves fewer trains as repairs proceed

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:39am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a secret midtown Manhattan location lies the heart of operations for the busiest train hub in the Western Hemisphere, New York's Pennsylvania Station, which is undergoing a massive emergency repair.

Justin Bieber apologizes for abandoning tour, says needs rest

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:49am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Justin Bieber has apologized to his fans for the sudden cancellation of the remainder of his world tour, saying he needed some rest after being on the road for two years.

VW executive charged in emissions probe to plead guilty: court

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:48am
(Reuters) - A Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal plans to plead guilty on August 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said Tuesday.

NBC beats defamation appeal over 'bomb' segment on 'Today'

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:20am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said NBC News did not defame an Oregon sporting goods company by characterizing its exploding rifle targets as "bombs" in a report on the "Today" show.

Fire crews battle to halt spread of Montana blaze, largest in the U.S.

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 7:14am
(Reuters) - More than 600 firefighters in Montana on Tuesday battled to halt the spread of the biggest wildfire in the United States after it torched buildings, raced through forests and drove scores of people from their homes.

Trump gives Boy Scouts at jamboree a taste of Washington politics

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 5:17am
GLEN JEAN, West Virginia (Reuters) - After another challenging day in Washington, President Donald Trump flew to West Virginia to a field full of 40,000 chanting and cheering Boy Scouts, telling them he was happy to leave Washington behind.

U.S. judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:51pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Michigan on Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case.

Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 8:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, who has been recuperating in Arizona after being diagnosed with brain cancer, will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare reform on Tuesday, his office said in a statement on Monday.

Woman admits to killing fiance in kayak incident on Hudson River

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 5:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who once reported her fiance missing after his kayak capsized on a frigid Hudson River pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide on Monday, admitting she pulled the plug on his kayak so it would fill with water, prosecutors said.

'Pharma bro' Shkreli says he will not testify in securities fraud trial

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 5:23pm
(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, said on Monday in federal court that he would not testify in his securities fraud trial.

Wells Fargo asks court to require client information be returned

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 5:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has asked judges in New York and New Jersey to require a lawyer representing a former employee to immediately return reams of client information the bank mistakenly sent to the attorney, a bank spokeswoman said on Monday.

Kansas man gets 30-year sentence for foiled bomb plot targeting U.S. military base

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 5:13pm
(Reuters) - A Kansas man was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in federal prison for plotting a failed suicide bombing at a U.S. military base on behalf of Islamic State, federal prosecutors said.

Durst kicked man in face at party before wife disappeared: testimony

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:45pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in the HBO series "The Jinx," kicked a man in the face without provocation in 1981, breaking a bone, the man testified on Monday ahead of a highly anticipated murder trial.

Trump pleads with Republicans to keep their promise, roll back Obamacare

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.