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Trump praises Macron, considers July 4 military parade like one he saw in Paris

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, offering more words of praise for French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, said on Monday he was considering staging a July 4 U.S. military parade in Washington inspired by the one he saw as Macron's guest in Paris.

Peruvian gets 12 years for running fraud out of Trump Building

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Peruvian man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to U.S. charges of defrauding investors out of more than $1.2 million, using a video pitch that featured the Trump Building in downtown Manhattan, where he had an office.

Wine maven Kurniawan, convicted of fraud, loses bid for freedom

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:08pm
(Reuters) - The convicted Indonesian wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan on Monday failed to persuade a U.S. judge to set aside his 10-year prison term for counterfeiting an estimated $30 million of wine.

Two men, one a convicted murderer, escape from Mississippi prison

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:04pm
(Reuters) - Mississippi authorities said they were searching on Monday for two inmates, including one convicted of murder, who escaped from a state prison and who the officials described as armed and dangerous.

U.S. to appeal ruling blocking Trump funding cuts on sanctuary cities

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:15pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it would appeal a court order blocking President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to restrict federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities.

Inspired by French, Trump considering July 4 military parade in Washington

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:49pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday he was considering staging a U.S. military parade in Washington on the July 4 Independence Day holiday, inspired by the parade he saw on Bastille Day in Paris.

Black Ohio man sues city of Columbus over police use of force

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:10pm
(Reuters) - A black Ohio man is suing the city of Columbus and some of its police officers, alleging they used excessive force against himself and other African-Americans.

St. Louis protests enter fourth day in wake of ex-cop's acquittal

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:02pm
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets of downtown St. Louis on Monday after three nights of arrests and scuffles with police during demonstrations against the acquittal of a former police officer for killing a black man in 2011.

Florida's insured losses from Irma total nearly $2 billion to date

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:27pm
(Reuters) - Florida policyholders so far have filed nearly $2 billion in claims to insurers for damage from Hurricane Irma, the state's insurance regulator said on Monday.

U.S. Interior chief urges changes to national monuments: report

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink the area covered of at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported.

Democrats push for full analysis of latest Republican healthcare bill

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:22am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in Congress on Monday called for the Congressional Budget Office to conduct a full analysis of Republicans' latest healthcare bill aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare, not just a slimmer budgetary analysis.

Family seeks answers after Georgia Tech student killed by police

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:49am
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The family of a Georgia Institute of Technology student shot and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend is questioning why campus officers did not try to disarm the knife-wielding computer engineering major with nonlethal force.

Trump adviser says U.S. still leaving Paris climate pact

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:36am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said at the United Nations on Monday that the United States stands by its plans to abandon the Paris climate pact without a renegotiation favorable to Washington, a step for which the international community has little appetite.

Three dead, 16 hurt after buses collide in New York City

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:34am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people were killed and at least 16 injured when a New York City transit bus and a tour bus collided early on Monday in the city's borough of Queens, spinning around before slamming into a building, fire officials said.

At U.N., Trump adviser says U.S. still leaving Paris climate pact

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:24am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said at the United Nations on Monday the United States had not changed its plans to withdraw from the Paris climate pact without a renegotiation favorable to Washington, with little appetite for such a step in the international community.

Three dead, at least 15 hurt after buses collide in New York City

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:35am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people were killed and at least 15 others were injured after a New York City transit bus and a tour bus collided early on Monday in the city's borough of Queens, before slamming into a restaurant, fire officials said.

Ex-Trump aide Flynn's family creates fund for 'enormous' legal fees

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:31am
(Reuters) - Relatives of former national security adviser Michael Flynn have set up a fund to help pay for his legal defense against federal and congressional investigations into potential collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

Interior chief urges action at 10 U.S. monuments: Washington Post

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:23am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Department of the Interior called for changes to 10 U.S. monuments, lifting restrictions on activities such as logging and mining, and shrinking the footprints of at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported.

Trump adviser Cohn reaffirms U.S. climate deal stance in New York

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:16am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said he reaffirmed the U.S. position on the Paris climate deal during a meeting in New York with ministers on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Monday.

Transit, tour buses collide in New York City, 17 injured

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:48am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seventeen people were injured after a New York City transit bus and a tour bus collided early on Monday in the city's borough of Queens then slammed into a restaurant, fire officials said.

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