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U.S. ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 1:02am
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard U.S. bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration.

Body of missing man believed found after deadly flash flood in Arizona

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:42pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - The remains of a 27-year-old man were believed to have been recovered on Wednesday, four days after a flash flood rushed down a rain-swollen canyon in central Arizona killing his wife and eight other family members, a local sheriff said.

Video of foster children surprised with adoption news at Disney goes viral

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:14pm
(Reuters) - A video of Mickey Mouse surprising two foster children with news of their adoption date has gone viral on social media.

Video appears to show Baltimore police planting drugs: public defender

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:49pm
(Reuters) - A body camera video appears to show a Baltimore police officer planting drugs in order to arrest a man for illegal possession, the Maryland Office of the Public Defender said on Wednesday.

Former Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty to U.S. fraud charges

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Swiss citizen pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to help U.S. taxpayers evade taxes from 2002 through 2011 while she headed a team of bankers in Zurich for Credit Suisse AG , the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

Turkey's publication of U.S. troop locations poses risk, Pentagon says

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The publication by Turkey's state-run news agency of the locations of what appeared to be U.S. military posts in Syria puts American forces in danger, and the United States has complained to Turkey, a NATO ally, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

South Carolina newborn dies after being put in trash by mom: police

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 5:52pm
(Reuters) - A 19-year-old South Carolina woman and her mother have been charged in the death of a newborn baby boy left in a trash can at the restaurant where each of them worked, police said on Wednesday.

Video evidence helps resolve complaints against New York police: agency

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 5:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Complaints against New York City police officers were more likely to be resolved last year when they were accompanied by video evidence than when video was not presented, according to a review released on Wednesday by the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

32 million people lose insurance under U.S. Senate Obamacare repeal plan: CBO

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 under a U.S. Senate plan to repeal Obamacare without providing a replacement, the Congressional Budget Office reported on Wednesday.

Russian sentenced in U.S. to five years prison for 'Citadel' malware

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:02pm
(Reuters) - A Russian man who U.S. prosecutors say played a role in developing the sophisticated malware known as "Citadel" used to steal personal financial information from thousands of computers worldwide was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison.

Three top ballet troupes share stage for 50th year of 'Jewels'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Emeralds," "Rubies" and "Diamonds" will dazzle as never before as three of the world's top dance companies share the stage for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of "Jewels," the world's first full-length plotless ballet, this week.

Victim of 1970s serial killer Gacy identified as Minnesota teen

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 2:22pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A 16-year-old boy who went missing more than 40 years ago from his home in Minnesota was identified by Chicago authorities on Wednesday as a victim of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

New York man gets 22 years in prison for hammer attacks

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 2:20pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hammer-wielding man who attacked four people including a police officer during a three-day string of assaults in New York City two years ago was sentenced on Wednesday to 22 years in prison, prosecutors said.

Florida man settles SEC insider trading charges over Apple takeover

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 1:07pm
(Reuters) - A Florida man has agreed to pay $278,773 to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission insider trading charges stemming from Apple Inc's purchase of his employer, mobile security company AuthenTec Inc.

U.S. Supreme Court partly rejects Trump on travel ban

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid by President Donald Trump to block a judge's ruling that prevented his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens.

U.S. Justice Department reinstates federal role in police asset seizures

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that the federal government will reinstate a program that helps local and state law enforcement seize cash and other assets they suspect have been earned from crimes.

Police seek man seen near Minneapolis police shooting of Australian

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:35am
(Reuters) - Minnesota investigators are searching for a man spotted near the scene of the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer, hoping he may shed light on the still murky circumstances of the killing.

Transgender 'bathroom buddy' photo with Texas governor stirs tempest

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:25am
DALLAS (Reuters) - Architect Ashley Smith chatted briefly with Texas Governor Greg Abbott on education, had a photo snapped and started a social media storm about bathroom access for transgender people.

Chipotle to reopen Virginia restaurant after norovirus reports

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:01am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said it will reopen a Virginia restaurant on Wednesday, two days after it was closed due to reports that several customers had fallen ill with suspected norovirus.

Thousands evacuated central California, wildfires burn across U.S. West

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 5:31am
MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the U.S. West, threatened hundreds of homes and businesses on Wednesday after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000 residents.

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