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White House threatens to bypass hardline conservatives on tax reform

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 11:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform.

One killed, at least 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting: police

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 4:43am
(Reuters) - One person was killed and at least 14 people were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, police said.

Plaintiff in Boston lawsuit against former Haitian mayor dies

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:02pm
(Reuters) - One of three Haitian men who recently sued the former mayor of their village accusing him in Boston federal court of murdering, torturing and burning the homes of his political opponents has died, his attorney said on Saturday.

Fights erupt at pro-Trump rally in California

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 7:25pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Supporters of President Donald Trump holding a rally on a popular southern California beach clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday.

Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 7:19pm
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Reuters) - The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out - at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress.

More Americans reach for a daily coffee in 2017: NCA

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:43am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews gain in popularity, according to an industry group's report released on Saturday.

Armed burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas sends panic through casino: media

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 4:52am
(Reuters) - The Bellagio Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip was put on lockdown early on Saturday after an armed burglary of a high-end jewelry store sent panicked guests and gamblers running for the exits, local media reported and police said.

Louisiana deputy marshal convicted of manslaughter in boy's death

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:33pm
MARKSVILLE, LA (Reuters) - A Louisiana jury convicted a deputy marshal of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter on Friday in the killing of a 6-year-old boy during a volley of gunfire after chasing his father's car in 2015.

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:41pm
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.

U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:11pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state.

Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation, views the withdrawal of the bill on Friday as a temporary reprieve, not the end of a threat to its existence.

Judge dismisses second lawsuit over Columbia 'mattress protest'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday threw out the second lawsuit filed by a former Columbia University student who had been accused of rape over the school's decision to permit his accuser to carry around a mattress in protest after he was cleared.

Penn State ex-president convicted of one charge in Sandusky scandal

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:29pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A jury convicted the former president of Penn State University of child endangerment on Friday for his handling of a 2001 report that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was seen molesting a boy in a campus shower.

Kentucky disability lawyer admits to role in $550 million scheme

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:52pm
(Reuters) - A Kentucky lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to charges stemming from what prosecutors said was his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain $550 million in federal disability payments for thousands of people.

Powerful Texas Republican sees tough road for 'bathroom bill'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:27pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives said on Friday a bill to limit bathroom access for transgender people would face a tough time in the chamber, where there are worries of an economic hit to the state if it became law.

Baltimore mayor vetoes $15/hour minimum wage

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:19pm
(Reuters) - Baltimore's mayor said on Friday she would veto legislation that would nearly double the Maryland city's minimum wage to $15 an hour in a setback for advocates of a "living wage" for restaurant workers and other low-wage earners.

Conviction of Venezuelan first lady's nephews stands: U.S. judge

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:18pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday refused to overturn the conviction of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady on charges that they tried to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal to help their family stay in power.

California sets vehicle pollution rules after Trump brakes U.S. plan

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:11pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - California on Friday approved vehicle pollution targets that the Trump administration last week put on hold, setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators that could be expensive for automakers and a headache for consumers.

U.S. charges Lebanese businessman with sanctions busting

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities charged a Lebanese businessman with evading sanctions placed against him because of his alleged support for the Hezbollah militant movement.

Judge finds UPS liable to New York over cigarette shipments

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:35pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday said United Parcel Service Inc is liable for having illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of millions of dollars of taxes.