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How two teens in leggings became a PR mess for United Airlines

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - A bystander who touched off a social media furor after she saw United Airlines stop two teenage girls dressed in leggings from boarding a flight admitted on Monday that she did not fully grasp the situation when she started tweeting her indignation.

Eight Arkansas death row inmates sue to block executions over 10 days

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:32pm
(Reuters) - Eight Arkansas death row inmates who are scheduled to die over a 10-day period in April filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday to halt their executions, saying the state's rush to the death chamber was reckless and unconstitutional.

U.S. attorney general says sanctuary cities may lose federal grants

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may lose grants from the Justice Department.

Florida man kills one, wounds five in 'horrific' shooting: police

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:05pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A man killed his girlfriend and wounded five other people, including two children and a high school student at a bus stop, during a shooting spree in central Florida on Monday, police said.

U.S. states lower revenue estimates amid tax, economic uncertainty

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:25pm
(Reuters) - U.S. states are reducing their tax revenue forecasts due to concerns over a projected slump in economic growth, low oil prices, possible federal tax cuts and other factors, according to an analysis released on Monday.

U.S. top court considers changing where patent cases may be filed

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly courts, giving them the upper hand over high-technology companies such as Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google.

U.S. air travel at record high on U.S., foreign carriers in 2016

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:56am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. and foreign airlines in the United States carried a record number of passengers in 2016, according to the government office that tracks airline traffic, besting the previous all-time high by 3.5 percent.

Amtrak train derails in Chicago, no injuries reported: local media

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:39am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Amtrak train derailed outside Union Station in Chicago on Monday but there were no immediate reports of any injuries, a local NBC affiliate reported.

Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:48am
(Reuters) - Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said.

Firefighters battle major building fire in Oakland, California

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:54am
(Reuters) - Firefighting crews were battling a major four-alarm fire at a residential building in Oakland, California on Monday and "multiple" rescues had been made there, firefighters and local media reported.

New York police officer who fatally shot Bronx teen resigns

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:25am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A white New York City police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in his Bronx apartment in 2012 has resigned, ending years of legal action and investigations into the case, the police department said.

Two remain critically wounded from deadly Ohio nightclub shooting

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:05am
(Reuters) - Two victims of a weekend nightclub shooting in Ohio that left one person dead and 15 hurt remain in critical condition, with three other victims listed as stable, a hospital spokeswoman said on Monday.

Supreme Court rejects bid to revive $7.25 billion credit card settlement

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by retailers to revive a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement they reached with Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc over claims the card networks improperly fixed credit and debit card fees.

'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 6:41am
(Reuters) - Since President Donald Trump's election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York's Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw.

U.S. tourist killed in London would not have borne ill feelings toward attacker: family

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 6:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week's assault on the British parliament said on Monday he would not have borne any ill feelings toward the attacker.

China's CRRC Corp wins LA metro contract worth up to $647 million

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:47am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese rail car manufacturer CRRC Corp will build 64 subway cars for the Los Angeles metro as part of an order that could be worth as much as $647 million.

Woman arrested at U.S. Treasury had tried to jump White House fence

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 9:50pm
(Reuters) - A woman was arrested on Sunday after scaling at fence at the Treasury Building in Washington D.C., and a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said she had been apprehended twice in the last week, once for trying to jump a White House fence.

Illinois hairstylists trained in art of helping abuse victims

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 6:51pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Londa Brown and Darlene Copeland, a pair of hairstylists from Chicago's South Side, have spent so many hours listening to their customers talk about the ups and downs of their lives that the two jokingly refer to themselves as therapists.

United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:30pm
(Reuters) - At least two girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they were not in compliance with a dress code for passengers, the company said in a statement on Twitter.

Car goes airborne, hits ceiling in Boston tunnel; one dead

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:48pm
(Reuters) - One person was killed and another injured after their vehicle went airborne and crashed into the ceiling of a Boston tunnel early Sunday morning, authorities said.