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U.S. suit seeking $100 million from Lance Armstrong heads to trial

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:14pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday cleared the way for a U.S. government lawsuit seeking nearly $100 million in damages from disgraced former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong to go to trial, according to court papers.

California lawmaker makes push for health warning labels on soda

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A California state senator is taking another stab at introducing a law that would require sugary drink manufacturers to put a warning label on their products, the latest effort in the "War on Sugar."

Peruvian woman can be deported from U.S. for voting illegally: court

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:21pm
(Reuters) - A Peruvian woman who voted illegally in two U.S. elections in 2006 can be deported as a result, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, despite her claim that she registered to vote only after a motor vehicle department clerk said she was free to do so.

U.S. charges 12 over Puerto Rico cocaine smuggling operation

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twelve people, including six current and former Transportation Security Administration agents in Puerto Rico, have been charged with smuggling some 20 tons of cocaine into the continental United States between 1998 and 2016, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

Over 680 arrested in U.S. immigration raids -homeland security secretary

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 2:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officers have arrested more than 680 people in recent operations, 75 percent of whom have been convicted of crimes, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Monday, referring to actions that have sparked alarm among immigrant rights advocates.

Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's son charged with child sex abuse

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 2:23pm
(Reuters) - The 41-year-old son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, was charged in Pennsylvania on Monday with sexually abusing two young sisters, according to a police complaint filed in court.

Justice Department asks Seattle judge to defer action on Trump order

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 2:13pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said a Seattle federal judge should not conduct further proceedings until after a U.S. appeals court reviews the temporary suspension of President Donald Trump's travel ban from seven-Muslim majority countries, according to a court document.

Native tribes to urge judge to block final link in Dakota pipeline

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Native American tribes seeking a halt to construction of the final link in the Dakota Access Pipeline will argue in federal court on Monday that the project will prevent them from practicing religious ceremonies at a lake they say is surrounded by sacred ground.

Trump's sons guests of honor at Dubai branded golf course opening

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 9:00am
DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are expected to visit Dubai this week to open a Trump-branded golf complex.

Flights canceled, roads hazardous as winter storm pummels New England

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 8:57am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of flights were canceled, scores of vehicle crashes reported and schools and government offices shuttered as the third winter storm in five days slammed New England on Monday.

No rise yet in deportation of Mexicans from U.S.: foreign minister

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 8:23am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Monday there has not been a rise yet in the number of deportations of Mexicans from the United States under President Donald Trump, but that consulates were receiving more worried phone calls.

Boeing, machinists face off over union at South Carolina plant

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 6:02am
NEW YORK/NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Boeing Co faces its first union vote on Wednesday at its aircraft factory in South Carolina, a high-profile test for organized labor in the nation's most strongly anti-union state.

Courts likely to probe Trump's intent in issuing travel ban

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 5:49am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington state's attorney general has promised to uncover "what truly motivated" President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, an approach that could prompt a rare public examination of how a U.S. president makes national security decisions.

Mexico's Lopez Obrador blasts Trump's immigration policies at LA rally

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:50am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexico's home-grown populist and presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rallied supporters in Los Angeles on Sunday, criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric and plans for a wall along the border.

Evacuations ordered below damaged California dam

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 7:34pm
(Reuters) - Residents below the tallest dam in the United States near Oroville in Northern California were ordered to evacuate immediately on Sunday after authorities said an auxiliary spillway was in danger of imminent collapse."Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered," the Butte County Sheriff said in a statement posted on social media. "This in NOT A Drill. This in NOT A Drill. This in NOT A Drill."

Verizon reintroduces unlimited data plan as competition rises

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 5:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will introduce an unlimited data plan on Monday, its first in more than five years, in its latest effort to lure customers as competition rises between network carriers.

White House official attacks court after legal setbacks on immigration

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 1:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House official on Sunday criticized a U.S. court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration as a "judicial usurpation of power" and said the administration is considering a range of options, including a new order.

Major winter storm due to pound U.S. Northeast, disrupt flights

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 11:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A major winter storm is expected to dump 8 to 16 inches (20 to 40 cm) of snow on parts of the U.S. Northeast on Sunday night and Monday, prompting storm warnings from upstate New York to northern Maine, the U.S. National Weather Service said.

United pilot replaced after intercom rant while dressed as civilian

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 9:57am
(Reuters) - United Airlines replaced a pilot before takeoff on Saturday after she boarded in civilian clothes and told passengers over the intercom that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were liars and that she was getting a divorce, witnesses said.

Missing worker believed dead in Phillips 66 pipeline blast

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 7:51pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A worker missing since a Thursday night explosion at a Phillips 66 natural gas liquids pipeline station in Louisiana is believed dead, the company said on Saturday.