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Former U.S. Vice President Biden leaves open door to 2020 run

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:22am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday left the door open to a presidential run to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 election and said he is focused now on boosting Democrats in the 2018 midterm races.

Prosecutor to shed light on deleted video in Penn State hazing death

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:18am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania prosecutor plans on Monday to reveal results from her investigation into who deleted surveillance-camera footage from the night a 19-year-old student died in an alcohol-fueled initiation ritual for a Pennsylvania State University fraternity.

Gymnastics: Raisman says it took time to recognize what she says was sex abuse by doctor

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:43am
(Reuters) - Triple Olympic gymnastics champion Aly Raisman has said in a interview she did not realize at first that she had been treated inappropriately by a doctor accused of having sexually assaulted female gymnasts while he was the U.S. team doctor.

Longtime New York gossip columnist Liz Smith dead at 94

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 10:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York gossip columnist Liz Smith, who covered the breakup of U.S. President Donald Trump's first marriage and helped lead the media's charge into celebrity news, died on Sunday at her Manhattan home, the New York Times and other media reported. She was 94.

Wall Street bonuses may jump 10 percent this year: report

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 7:08pm
(Reuters) - Wall Street bonuses may climb as much as 10 percent this year, in the first meaningful jump for the industry since 2013, according to a closely watched report.

Hundreds join Hollywood #MeToo march against sexual abuse

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday to support victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by a social media campaign that has portrayed such abuse as a pervasive feature of American life.

Former intelligence officials say Trump is being manipulated by Putin

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former top U.S. intelligence officials said on Sunday they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

In grieving Texas town, faith sustains those left behind

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:47am
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - Joe Holcombe and his wife, Claryce, lost eight members of their family in the Texas church shooting last Sunday, including their son, grandchildren, a pregnant granddaughter-in-law and a great- granddaughter who was still a toddler. But they are serene.

Thousands to join Hollywood #MeToo march against sexual abuse

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:24am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of people are expected to march in Los Angeles on Sunday to support victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by a social media campaign that has portrayed such abuse as a pervasive feature of American life.

Trump says North Korea's Kim insulted him by calling him 'old'

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:05pm
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet that North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him "old" and said he would never call Kim "short and fat."

Texas town holds first burials after church massacre

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 6:31pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The tiny Texas town reeling from a gun massacre that killed 26 churchgoers buried the first of the victims on Saturday, in a remote cemetery where a series of funerals is being held this week.

Legionnaires sickens 12 in California, including 9 at Disneyland

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 4:29pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disneyland has shut down and decontaminated two cooling towers following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that sickened 12 people, nine of them guests or employees at the theme park in Anaheim, county health officials said on Saturday.

Alabama U.S. Senate candidate again denies alleged sexual misconduct

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 1:12pm
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (Reuters) - Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, the Republican insurgent running for the U.S. Senate, on Saturday again flatly denied he had initiated a sexual encounter in 1979 with a 14-year-old girl, insisting the accusation was "fake news."

UCLA players quizzed over alleged shoplifting to remain in China: ESPN

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 6:01am
(Reuters) - Three UCLA men's basketball players detained in China over allegations of shoplifting this week will not be on the team's return flight to the United States on Saturday, ESPN reported.

Ahead of Trump's visit to Philippines, a big thumbs up from U.S. veterans

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 2:44am
SUBIC, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy and he has often come in for sharp criticism both at home and overseas, but in the town of Subic in the Philippines, he's a hero.

Los Angeles police investigating allegation of drug planting

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:08pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Police Department will investigate allegations of misconduct against at least one officer, the department said on Friday, after an attorney said video captured police putting cocaine in his client's wallet before arresting him.

Acting DHS chief denies White House pressured her over immigration program

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke on Friday denied reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pressured her to end protections for tens of thousands of immigrants, and said she plans to remain in the Trump administration.

Flynn lawyer denies reports of quid pro quo plan to deliver cleric to Turkey

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 5:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lawyer for former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn on Thursday labeled as "outrageous" and "false" media reports suggesting his client may have been involved in an alleged plan to seize a Muslim cleric and deliver him to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars.

U.S. Justice pledges to prosecute activists who damage pipelines

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday pledged to prosecute protesters who damage oil pipelines and other energy infrastructure, a decision that could escalate tensions between climate activists and the administration of President Donald Trump.

Bikram yoga guru seeks bankruptcy in wake of harassment claims

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 2:51pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bikram Choudhury Yoga Inc, the studio that popularized doing yoga in sauna heat, has filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy, dogged by $16.7 million in legal judgments and numerous lawsuits and allegations of sexual misconduct.