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Actor Judge Reinhold arrested at Dallas airport: police

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 6:37am
(Reuters) - Actor Judge Reinhold has been arrested at Dallas Love Field Airport after he refused to be screened at a security check point, police said.

Activist Chicago priest reflects on city's 'shameful' violent year

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 5:24am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A longtime activist Chicago priest who has marched in protests, attended vigils and delivered sermons decrying violence in the city's most deadly year in nearly two decades, fears the surge in murders could continue into 2017.

Ohio lawmakers approve college campus concealed-carry bill

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:05am
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Ohio approved a bill on Friday that opens the way for licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on college campuses, less than two weeks after a man injured 11 in a stabbing attack at Ohio State University.

Ohio passes second, less restrictive, abortion bill

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:38pm
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio lawmakers passed a second piece of legislation in two days on Thursday restricting abortion access in the state by banning the procedure after 20 weeks of gestation.

Trump says U.S.-China relationship must improve

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 9:43pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States needed to improve its relationship with China, which he criticized for its economic policies and failure to rein in North Korea.

Oakland city workers visited warehouse, did not flag fire hazard

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 8:14pm
(Reuters) - In the two years leading up to the fire at an Oakland, California warehouse that killed 36 people at a dance party late last week, city officials had entered the building on numerous occasions and had multiple opportunities to see that residents were illegally living there in hazardous conditions.

Zimmer Biomet to settle bribery charges with U.S. prosecutors: filing

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities will reach a settlement with medical device maker Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc over bribery allegations in the next four weeks, prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday.

New York, New Jersey 10-year transport plan could include rail tunnel

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:41pm
Jersey City, N.J. (Reuters) - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said for the first time on Thursday its next 10-year capital plan may include $2.7 billion for Amtrak's Gateway rail tunnel project underneath the Hudson River.

Polar vortex redux? U.S. forecasters say it could hit next week

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:39pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening lows the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014.

Arkansas Supreme Court blocks birth certificates for same-sex couples

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:27pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Birth certificates issued in Arkansas must identify the biological parents even if the child is subsequently adopted by a same-sex couple, a divided state Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.

U.S. Marine pilot dies after ejecting from plane off Japan

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:03pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. Marine pilot has died after he ejected from his FA-18C+ fighter jet as the aircraft went down off the coast of Japan, the U.S. military said in a statement on Thursday.

NYC shelter 'clusters' questioned after homeless toddler deaths

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's use of private apartment buildings to house multiple homeless families came under fire on Thursday, a day after two children living in one of the so-called cluster sites were killed in a radiator accident.

For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:13pm
CANNON BALL/FORT YATES, N.D. (Reuters) - U.S. veterans, thousands of whom last week helped stop a contested oil pipeline running through North Dakota, could become important partners of activists on the environment, the economy, race and other issues that divide Americans.

Former U.S. astronaut, Senator John Glenn dies in Ohio at 95

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:44pm
(Reuters) - John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century's greatest heroes as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world's oldest astronaut, in addition to a long career as a U.S. senator, died on Thursday at age of 95, Ohio's governor said.

Conjoined twins who faced each other separated in California surgery

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Doctors separated conjoined twins at a California hospital, where the pair of 2-year-old girls who faced each other were recovering in stable condition after 17 hours of surgery, officials said on Thursday.

U.S. carriers see 3.5 percent bump in 2016 winter holiday flying

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:43pm
(Reuters) - More than 45 million passengers will take to the skies on U.S. airlines this holiday season, Airlines for America projected on Thursday, up 3.5 percent from holiday travel last year.

U.S. Congress votes to apply Magnitsky human rights act globally

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation expanding the 2012 U.S. Magnitsky human rights act from Russian citizens to cover abusers in any country passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday as part of an annual defense policy bill, leaving the landmark measure on the verge of becoming law.

Actress Sofia Vergara faces lawsuit from her own frozen embryos

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:28pm
(Reuters) - "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara is being sued by her two frozen embryos in an unusual lawsuit as part of a three-year battle by her ex-fiance to see the embryos brought to life.

Masterbuilt recalls U.S. gas smokers over fire risk

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Masterbuilt Manufacturing Inc is recalling about 41,000 gas-fired smokers because a fuel hose can disconnect and pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.