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Delta proceeds with New York's LaGuardia $4 billion project without Goldman

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revised $4 billion plan from Delta Air Lines to renovate its terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after Goldman, Sachs & Co , a financial partner in the project, exited the deal.

Officer in Minnesota shooting was celebrated in Somali community

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:45pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Mohamed Noor was celebrated when he became a Minneapolis police officer 21 months ago, joining a handful of other Somalis on the police force in a city with one of the United States' largest Somali communities.

Abortion rights groups sue Texas to block procedure ban

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:35pm
(Reuters) - Abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block a Texas law that bans the most common method of second-trimester abortion which critics argue erodes women's rights.

UAW 'talking' to GM about impact of car sales slump on U.S. jobs

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:15pm
(Reuters) - The president of the United Auto Workers union expressed concern on Thursday about the impact of slumping U.S. car sales at General Motors Co on auto plants and jobs.

NBA: Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season tickets

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:47pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans interested in purchasing them will be asked for a 30-year commitment.

O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:43pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released in October following an emotional hour-long hearing that centered on a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room that sent him to prison for nine years.

Five lawsuits aim to get Texas to enforce air quality laws

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Green groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force Texas to toughen its stance on air pollution by using stricter language in permits it issues to oil refineries and power plants.

Family of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police hires lawyer -media

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:09pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The family of the Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented another police shooting victim in the state, local media reported on Thursday.

Latest Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 mln without insurance: CBO

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest version of Senate Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance coverage by 2026, the U.S. Congressional Budget office said on Thursday.

Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest: police

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:41am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.

Musk says received 'verbal' OK for NY-DC hyperloop; provides no detail

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:38am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said that he had received "verbal government approval" to build an underground transport hyperloop between New York and Washington, although he did not say who gave the approval or how any such project would proceed.

Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping to plead not guilty

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:17am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month will plead not guilty at a court hearing on Thursday, his attorney said.

Chipotle Virginia customer tested positive for norovirus: official

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:15am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Testing has confirmed norovirus in a customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant that was briefly closed earlier this week following multiple reports of diners falling ill, a county health department official told Reuters on Thursday.

U.S. says 180 airlines implement enhanced security measures

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with the first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June.

Man arrested after plowing car into crowd at S. Carolina cemetery

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:23am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man accused of plowing his car into a group of mourners at a South Carolina cemetery and injuring 12 people was charged late Wednesday with a dozen counts of attempted murder, police said.

Senate panel approves Wray's nomination as FBI director

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:16am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of Christopher Wray to be FBI director following the dismissal of the agency's former chief, James Comey, by President Donald Trump.

Massive wildfire destroys 29 structures in California

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:36am
(Reuters) - More than 3,000 firefighters on Thursday battled a raging wildfire in central California that has destroyed 29 structures and forced thousands to flee their homes as it threatened a picturesque gold rush town outside Yosemite National Park.

Parents of kidnapped U.S. journalist Tice renew plea for release

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:28am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The parents of a U.S. journalist kidnapped in Syria nearly five years ago issued a new plea for his release on Thursday.

Do-over: 1 in 8 people who voted for Trump want to change their vote - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 5:17am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump said they would not do so again after witnessing Trump's tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016 voters.

Aurora, Colo. marks five-year anniversary of theater massacre

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:09am
AURORA, Col. (Reuters) - A somber crowd marked the fifth anniversary early on Thursday of a shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead and 70 injured.