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Scalise to undergo surgery in post-shooting treatment

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:55am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise said he would undergo surgery on Wednesday as part of continuing treatment of wounds sustained in a June shooting.

Billionaire Rennert files malpractice lawsuit over $213 million judgment

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:55am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Ira Rennert has filed a $214 million malpractice lawsuit against his former law firm, after a jury found him liable for looting his magnesium company to build a huge mansion in New York's Hamptons.

Trump to order mental health aid to prevent suicide among military veterans

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:49am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to sign an executive order that will direct government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.

FBI chief calls unbreakable encryption 'urgent public safety issue'

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:36am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The inability of law enforcement authorities to access data from electronic devices due to powerful encryption is an "urgent public safety issue," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday in remarks that sought to renew a contentious debate over privacy and security.

Thousands in California flee homes ahead of possible mudslides

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 1:54am
(Reuters) - Thousands of Southern Californians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful rain storm that could cause flash floods and trigger mudslides soaked steep slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off vegetation last month.

U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit: officials

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday.

Four sentenced to prison, college fraternity banned for hazing death

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 4:37pm
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania court on Monday sentenced four members of a national college fraternity to a maximum of two years in prison and banned the group from operating in the state for 10 years because of the 2013 death of a student during hazing incident.

No free pass for Massachusetts pot businesses from feds-prosecutor

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 4:10pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top federal prosecutor will not rule out prosecuting businesses dealing in marijuana, he said on Monday, days after the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era policy easing enforcement in states that legalized the drug.

New York City traffic deaths fall to record low under safety program

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 4:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Led by a sharp drop in pedestrian deaths, overall traffic fatalities in New York City fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2017 to their lowest on record, thanks at least in part to an ongoing safety improvement program, city officials said on Monday.

Bannon's 'treasonous' comment directed at Trump Jr., not Manafort: author

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon's comment that a meeting between Trump campaign officials and a group of Russians was "treasonous" focused on President Donald Trump's son and not his former campaign manager, as Bannon now maintains, the author of a book containing the remark said on Monday.

Judge ends case over standoff in Nevada land dispute

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:47pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday threw out a criminal case against a Nevada rancher and three other men over a 2014 militia standoff with federal agents, saying prosecutors had repeatedly withheld evidence from the defense.

Massachusetts federal prosecutor will not rule out busting pot businesses

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:33pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top federal prosecutor will not rule out prosecuting businesses dealing in marijuana, he said on Monday, less than a week after the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era policy easing enforcement in states that legalized the drug.

Mitt Romney successfully treated for prostate cancer: source

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney, strongly considering a run for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah, underwent successful treatment for prostate cancer last year, a source close to Romney said on Monday.

Supreme Court sides with death row inmate over racist juror claim

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a black Georgia inmate to challenge his 1991 death sentence for killing his sister-in-law after he argued the case was tainted by a racist white juror who questioned whether black people have souls.

Centene says over 1.4 million sign up for Obamacare plans

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:36pm
(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Centene Corp said on Monday more than 1.4 million people had paid for its insurance plans via the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Jan. 7.

Judge ends case over armed standoff in Nevada land dispute

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:27pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed the criminal case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on charges stemming from an armed 2014 standoff with federal law enforcement officers over a cattle grazing rights dispute.

U.S. moves toward expelling 200,000 Salvadorans

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration's latest move to tighten immigration enforcement.

Judge ends case over armed standoff in Nevada grazing dispute

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:27pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed the criminal case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on charges stemming from an armed 2014 standoff with federal law enforcement officers over a cattle grazing rights dispute.

College fraternity banned from Pennsylvania for hazing death

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:14pm
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania court on Monday banned a national college fraternity from operating in the state for 10 years because of the death of a student during an alcohol-fueled hazing incident in 2013.

Weather disasters cost U.S. record $306 billion in 2017: NOAA

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:33am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Weather and climate-related disasters cost the United States a record $306 billion in 2017, the third-warmest year on record, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday.

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