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Activists call on In-N-Out Burger to join the superbug fight

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly three dozen consumer, environmental and public health groups on Thursday pressed privately held In-N-Out Burger to make good on its vow to set time lines for phasing out the use of beef raised with antibiotics vital to human health.

U.S. Alzheimer's deaths jump 54 percent; many increasingly dying at home

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:03pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. deaths from Alzheimer's disease rose by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014, and rates are expected to continue to rise, reflecting the nation's aging population and increasing life expectancy, American researchers said on Thursday.

U.S. weather forecasters predict above-normal hurricane season

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:55am
(Reuters) - United States weather forecasters on Thursday predicted more storms than normal for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, beginning on June 1.

Lawsuit accuses GM of using 'defeat devices' in diesel trucks

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:44am
(Reuters) - General Motors Co was accused in a lawsuit on Thursday of putting so-called "defeat devices," similar to those used by Volkswagen AG , into hundreds of thousands of its diesel trucks in order to pass federal emissions tests.

U.S. auto sales seen up 0.5 percent in May: JD Power and LMC

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:28am
(Reuters) - U.S. auto sales in May will edge up 0.5 percent from a year earlier, despite consumer discounts remaining at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday.

Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:15am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard as commencement speaker

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 5:07am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - One of Harvard University's most famous dropouts, Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class.

Alabama murderer seeks to avoid execution for eighth time

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 5:03am
(Reuters) - A 75-year-old Alabama murderer set to die on Thursday is asking U.S. courts to block his execution for an eighth time, challenging a drug cocktail that left the last inmate put to death in the state coughing and wheezing for 13 minutes.

Playboy model sentenced for posting photo of unsuspecting nude

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the year, pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a criminal charge of invasion of privacy for secretly photographing a 70-year-old nude woman and was sentenced to 30 days of graffiti removal work, prosecutors said.

Eight guards, seven inmates injured in California prison melee

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Corrections officers at a maximum-security prison in Northern California opened fire with live ammunition on inmates to quell a melee on Wednesday that ended with eight guards and seven inmates sent to hospitals, prison officials said.

Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:29pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As her reality TV star husband meets many of his Western allies for the first time as U.S. president on Thursday, Melania Trump will be offered a different take on the surreal by her hosts in Brussels.

Ivanka Trump meets human trafficking victims in Rome

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:26pm
ROME (Reuters) - Ivanka Trump spoke with African women who were trafficked into prostitution and discussed ways to tackle the problem at a meeting on Wednesday in Rome that she described as a "privilege".

Vermont governor snuffs legal pot, tells lawmakers to 'get it right'

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:35pm
(Reuters) - Vermont's governor on Wednesday halted, at least temporarily, efforts to become the ninth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but offered to work with state legislators to resolve what he cited as the bill's shortcomings.

Teenage suspect sought in triple stabbing in Midtown Manhattan

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 16-year-old boy stabbed three other teens near their high school in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday and then fled, New York City police said.

U.S. review criticizes U.S. handling of Honduras drug operation

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A joint U.S.-Honduras anti-drug operation that resulted in several fatal shootings in the Central American country in 2012 was poorly coordinated, according to an internal review on Wednesday.

Iconic California highway to be closed for months after landslide

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:17pm
(Reuters) - A section of California's iconic coastal highway will likely remain closed for months after a massive rain-driven landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean, a state transportation official said on Wednesday.

Baltimore lawyer told rape victim Trump would deport her: prosecutors

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 1:56pm
(Reuters) - A defense attorney was arrested in a Baltimore courthouse after he told an alleged rape victim she risked being deported by the Trump administration if she testified against his client, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

U.S. blacklists members of Mexican drug trafficking group: Treasury

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 1:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday blacklisted Mexican national Jose Luis Ruelas Torres for leading what the U.S. Treasury Department said is a family organization that smuggles heroin across the border for sale in cities across the United States.

'Fight for 15' targets McDonald's shareholder meeting

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:01pm
OAK BROOK, Ill. (Reuters) - Hundreds of fast-food workers demanding wage increases marched on Wednesday outside of the McDonald's Corp headquarters in a Chicago suburb during the company's annual shareholder meeting.

BNP Paribas pays $350 million to settle New York currency probe

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:41am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - French bank BNP Paribas on Wednesday agreed to pay $350 million to New York’s banking regulator to resolve a probe of misconduct in its foreign exchange business.