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Black Tesla worker says he faced racist taunts, violent threats

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:59pm
(Reuters) - A black production worker at Tesla Inc has filed a lawsuit claiming his job quickly turned from "a dream come true" to a nightmare when he was subjected to racial epithets and threats of violence from coworkers.

White House backs repeal of broadband privacy rules

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that the Trump administration strongly supports a bill to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.

Oklahoma man kills three suspected burglars with AR-15 rifle

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:19am
(Reuters) - An Oklahoma man shot and killed three suspected teenage burglars with an assault rifle when they broke into his home, and the 23-year-old is unlikely to be charged based on initial evidence, authorities said on Tuesday.

Cache of Civil War cannon balls found at Pennsylvania construction site

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:55am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - The discovery of a cache of cannon balls left behind after the worst civilian disaster of the U.S. Civil War brought construction on a Pennsylvania apartment complex to a halt on Tuesday while workers waited for the ordnance to be removed.

Amazon launches store-pick grocery service in Seattle

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:52am
(Reuters) - Inc launched AmazonFresh Pickup at its brick-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle, as the online giant attempts to crack into the multi-billion dollar grocery market dominated by retail giants such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Secret Service investigating suspicious package on White House grounds

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a suspicious package on the grounds of the White House, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate over IQ claim

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a death row inmate convicted of a 1980 Houston murder, finding that Texas used an obsolete standard to assess whether a defendant has an intellectual disability that would preclude execution.

Three Iraqi refugees in U.S. charged with immigration fraud: Justice Dept.

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Iraqi refugees living in Virginia were arrested on Tuesday and charged with immigration fraud for allegedly attempting to obtain naturalization as U.S. citizens in a manner contrary to law, the Justice Department said.

Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 8:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court.

Trump touts expected Ford announcement on plant investments

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump touted Ford Motor Co's expected announcement later on Tuesday about investments and jobs at its U.S. plants, saying the automaker would be making a major investment in three Michigan facilities.

Two Miami police officers shot in ambush-style attack: police

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:47am
(Reuters) - A group of men shot and wounded two police officers in an ambush-style attack outside an apartment building in Miami late on Monday, media reported.

Manhunt prompts evacuation of Arizona wildlife park

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:26pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A manhunt for an armed fugitive that triggered the evacuation of a popular wildlife park south of the Grand Canyon ended peacefully on Monday with the arrest of the suspect, police in Arizona said.

Perry pushes Nevada nuclear waste site in first official visit

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 7:10pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunchly opposed to the project.

Brazil meat scandal fuels calls for U.S. ban on Brazilian raw beef

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 6:51pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A cadre of U.S. lawmakers and food safety advocates are pressuring the federal government to join other nations blocking shipments of raw beef from Brazil in the face of a scandal in that country's meatpacking sector.

Vandal threw 'biblical text' into a Colorado mosque: police

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:56pm
DENVER (Reuters) - Investigators in Colorado searched on Monday for a man suspected of hurling a “biblical text” inside a mosque after smashing windows and a glass door of the Islamic center and overturning furniture inside, police said.

Platinum founder's lawyer says FBI may have leaked about fraud probe

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:16pm
(Reuters) - A lawyer defending Platinum Partners founder Mark Nordlicht against fraud charges said on Monday an FBI agent who admitted to leaking to the press on an insider trading probe of sports gambler William "Billy" Walters may also have leaked about Platinum.

Trump's childhood home fetches tidy sum for savvy New York investor

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York real estate investor has taken a page out of Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal" by selling the president's boyhood home for $2.14 million, or 54 percent more than the $1.39 million he paid in December, an auction house said on Monday.

New Jersey credit rating cut for 11th time under Christie

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's credit rating was cut on Monday, affecting $37 billion of debt, the 11th time Wall Street has downgraded the state's bonds since Governor Chris Christie took office in January 2010.

'Fearless Girl' extends face-off with Wall Street's 'Charging Bull'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The "Fearless Girl" statue in New York City, whose face-off with Wall Street's "Charging Bull" won her legions of fans in just three weeks, will hold her ground for at least another 11 months.

Mylan underpayment on EpiPen could exceed proposed settlement -study

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The amount that drugmaker Mylan NV avoided paying the U.S. government in Medicaid rebates for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment since 2007 likely exceeds a proposed $465 million settlement the company announced in October, according to a study by private drug pricing experts published on Monday.