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Texas failed to educate, monitor disabled students: federal report

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:24pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas violated federal law by failing to identify and educate students with disabilities and deliberately working to decrease the number of students enrolled in special education programs, the U.S. Department of Education said in a report on Thursday.

Accused N.Y. subway bomber pleads not guilty to terrorism charges

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting an Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attack on a busy New York City commuter hub in December pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal terrorism charges.

Puerto Rico governor orders probe of discovery of hurricane recovery materials

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor has ordered an investigation of materials discovered in a warehouse belonging to the U.S. territory's electric authority that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said are critical to restoring power following September's Hurricane Maria.

More layoffs at Indiana factory Trump made deal to keep open

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:53pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - More than 200 workers clocked in for their final shifts on Thursday at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis in the latest round of layoffs at a plant President Donald Trump toured in December 2016 to trumpet a deal to save jobs and prevent its closure.

Judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states: Ohio

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:49pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

California mudslide's death toll includes mother, school founder

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:35pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue workers on Thursday searched for eight people missing after mudslides that ripped through a coastal Southern California community, as the identities of some of the 17 who died in Tuesday's disaster began trickling out.

Trump expects medical exam to go well Friday

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a medical examination he is to undergo on Friday will go well and that he would be surprised if it did not.

Missouri legislators seek probe of governor over affair

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:47pm
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said he had an extramarital affair with a woman before his election in November 2016 but denied a local television report that he tried to blackmail her to keep their relationship a secret.

Trump expects his physical to go well Friday

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a physical examination he is to undergo on Friday to go well and that he would be surprised if it did not.

U.S. service member in Afghanistan wounded in possible insider attack

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:41pm
KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military in Afghanistan is investigating an incident in the eastern province of Nangarhar in which one of its forces was wounded in an apparent insider attack by members of a pro-government militia.

Baltimore hospital probes release of thinly clad patient in cold

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:19pm
(Reuters) - A Baltimore hospital has opened an investigation into why a patient was discharged on a freezing night this week and left outside wearing only a thin medical gown, after a video of the incident posted on Facebook attracted wide attention.

Teens get probation for livestreaming of Chicago sex assault

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:51am
(Reuters) - Two teenage boys who pleaded guilty in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook have been sentenced to five years of probation, Chicago prosecutors said on Thursday.

House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:48am
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

U.S. Marshals to hold auction of seized bitcoin on Jan. 22

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:45am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will hold an auction of about 3,813 bitcoins that were seized in federal criminal, civil and administrative cases, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday.

Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor.

Bill renewing surveillance program passes House of Representatives

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:56am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to renew the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act program for another six years and sent the legislation to the Senate.

Missouri governor admits to extramarital affair before taking office

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:32am
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said he had an extramarital affair before his election in November 2016 after a St. Louis television station aired a recording of a woman confessing to a sexual encounter with him to her now ex-husband.

California rescuers keep up search for missing in deadly mudslide

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:54am
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Southern California rescue workers using dogs and scanners searched for eight people feared lost in the wreckage of this week's deadly mudslides, which struck along the state's picturesque coastal communities, according to officials.

House to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:40am
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, which has been the target of privacy advocates who want to limit its impact on Americans.

California rescuers use dogs, scanners to search deadly mudslide debris

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:41am
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews in Southern California worked overnight into Thursday morning, using dogs and scanners to comb through tons of debris for survivors from deadly mudslides that struck along the state's picturesque coastal communities.

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