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Christie associates to be sentenced for New Jersey bridge scandal

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 5:04am
(Reuters) - Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday for their roles in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal that eventually torpedoed the Republican's White House ambitions.

Decades-old green power law is a fresh nuisance to U.S. utilities

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 2:50am
(Reuters) - In the last four years, North Carolina has become the second largest solar market in the United States, behind only California.

Three storm chasers killed in car crash in northwest Texas: media

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:38pm
(Reuters) - Three storm chasers were killed on Tuesday in a car wreck in northwest Texas as an intense tornado-packed storm front rolled through the state, local media reported.

Halkbank says Turkey working on issue of deputy general manager's U.S. detention

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:37pm
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish state lender Halkbank said on Wednesday its deputy general manager Mehmet Hakan Atilla had been detained in the United States and said the bank and Turkish state were working on the issue and would share information when they have it.

Troubled California oil refinery puts PBF's turnaround skills to the test

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:15pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - An aging California refinery is testing PBF Energy Inc's reputation as a turnaround whiz, with mounting production woes and costly repairs at the 88-year-old plant throwing a wrench into efforts to quickly revive profits.

Signet Jewelers sued for not disclosing harassment allegations

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:20pm
(Reuters) - Signet Jewelers Ltd has been hit with a securities fraud class action lawsuit, accusing the retailer of failing to disclose facts regarding sexual harassment allegations against executives at its Sterling Jewelers unit, court documents showed.

Trump tells lawmakers he expects deal 'very quickly' on healthcare

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 7:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told a group of senators on Tuesday that he expected lawmakers would be able to reach a deal on healthcare, without offering specifics on how they would do it or what had changed since a healthcare reform bill was pulled last week for insufficient support.

Partner at New York hedge fund jumped to his death: police

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 7:45pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A partner at New York hedge fund Paulson & Co died on Monday after jumping out of a hotel window in Midtown Manhattan, according to police.

Police union warns Trump 'sanctuary city' cuts could risk safety

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the largest police union in the United States have warned President Donald Trump that he could endanger public safety if he follows through with cuts in federal grants to immigrant "sanctuary cities," the union's director told Reuters after a White House meeting.

California immigration town hall to highlight state's red-blue divide

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:29pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Liberal California was set to square off against conservative elements in the state at a town hall meeting on immigration on Tuesday night featuring the director of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

California man gets 20 years for Hollywood-style bank heists

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 5:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California man who prosecutors say led a gang of burglars in a decade-long string of Hollywood-style bank robberies, rappelling through roofs in matching outfits and carrying walkie-talkies, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

New Mexico student loses free speech appeal over anti-lesbian essay

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:01pm
(Reuters) - A former University of New Mexico student failed to persuade a federal appeals court that the school violated her free speech rights by rejecting an essay containing anti-lesbian remarks that she had written for a film class.

Trump declines Nationals' invite to throw first pitch

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:55pm
(The Sports Xchange) - President Donald Trump will not participate in the longstanding tradition of presidents throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Washington Opening Day games due to a scheduling conflict.

Tennessee judge charged with obstructing justice, witness tampering

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:51pm
NASHVILLE (Reuters) - A Tennessee state judge was arrested on Tuesday and charged with obstructing justice as part of an investigation of whether he traded favors for sex, officials said.

Thousands of water lines to be replaced in Flint settlement

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:42pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement requiring state officials to replace water lines serving at least 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan over the next three years to address a crisis that exposed residents to lead in their drinking water.

After Seattle woman fights off attacker, self-defense classes boom

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:27pm
(Reuters) - A Seattle woman who became a folk hero by fighting off a would-be rapist in a public bathroom has sparked a boom in women's self-defense classes, making a meme out of the war cry she used in battle: "Not today!" followed by an expletive.

North Carolina close to losing NCAA events over bathroom law: official

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:23pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - The NCAA will deny North Carolina lucrative hosting duties for college sports championship events through 2022 if the state does not change a law that restricts bathroom access for transgender people by Thursday, a local sports official said on Tuesday.

Fourth body found following Oakland building fire

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:35pm
(Reuters) - The body of a fourth victim was found on Tuesday in the rubble of an Oakland, California residential building destroyed by a fast-moving fire, the local sheriff's office said.

U.S. sanctuary cities weigh response to Trump's threat to curb funding

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:31pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Officials from so-called sanctuary cities met in New York on Tuesday to discuss their response to threats from the Trump administration to cut off some funding to cities and states that fail to assist federal authorities in arresting illegal immigrants.

Uber discloses workforce diversity numbers

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:13pm
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc disclosed workforce diversity numbers for the first time on Tuesday, as the ride hailing services company looks to repair its tarnished image following a series of embarrassing setbacks.