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Watchdog to depart DHS after tensions over U.S. travel ban report

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's top internal watchdog told Reuters on Tuesday he will retire, after he complained about a delay in the release of a report critical of the department's handling of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Texas church shooting victim's family files first claim against U.S. Air Force

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parents of one of the victims who died in the Nov. 5 shooting at a Texas church on Tuesday filed a claim against the U.S. Air Force.

U.S. jury acquits accused Benghazi attack organizer of most serious charges

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Tuesday acquitted accused Islamic militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah of the most serious charges he faced in connection with a 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Turkish gold trader becomes U.S. witness in Iran sanctions case

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader has pleaded guilty to conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran and will testify against a Turkish bank official who is charged with arranging illegal transactions involving American banks, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday.

U.S. Air Force failed to report dozens of cases to gun database

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Tuesday there were at least several dozen cases of serious crimes involving its personnel which it failed to report to a federal database used by licensed gun dealers to conduct background checks on firearms purchasers.

Fraternity members plead guilty, get probation in hazing death

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:41pm
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - More than a dozen former members of a New York fraternity chapter pleaded guilty on Tuesday to reduced charges and were sentenced to probation in the 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College freshman during an initiation ritual in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.

Jury acquits accused Benghazi attack organizer of most serious charges: media

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A jury on Tuesday acquitted Ahmed Abu Khatallah on the most serious charges in connection with a 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, according to media reports.

Supreme Court wary about widening whistleblower protections

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative and liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared reluctant to broaden protections for corporate insiders who blow the whistle on securities law violations or fraud by their companies.

Connecticut cardiologist is convicted of insider trading

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:06pm
(Reuters) - A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a Connecticut cardiologist of insider trading based on confidential information he learned about a clinical drug trial, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

N.Y. murder conviction tossed because juror applied for prosecutor job

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Tuesday threw out the April 2014 conviction of a man in Manhattan's East Harlem section for killing his girlfriend, because a juror failed to disclose she had applied for a prosecutor's job in the office handling the case.

Man charged in New York truck attack pleads not guilty

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path in October pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and other criminal charges.

U.S. top court wary about widening whistleblower protections

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative and liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared reluctant to broaden protections for corporate insiders who blow the whistle on securities law violations or fraud by their companies.

New York murder conviction tossed because juror applied for prosecutor job

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:32pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Tuesday threw out the April 2014 conviction of a man in Manhattan's East Harlem section for killing his girlfriend, because a juror failed to disclose she had applied for a prosecutor's job in the office handling the case.

Turkish gold trader becomes star witness in U.S. case over Iran sanctions

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:31pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish gold trader has pleaded guilty to conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran and will testify against a Turkish bank official who is charged with arranging illegal transactions involving American banks, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Fraternity members accused in hazing death return to Pennsylvania court

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:26pm
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - More than a dozen former members of a New York fraternity returned to a Pennsylvania court on Tuesday to face charges in the 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College freshman during an initiation ritual in the state's Pocono Mountains.

Hawaii, ACLU ask U.S. top court not to allow full Trump travel ban

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:30am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Hawaii and the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban that would bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect after it was partially blocked by lower courts.

Scaramucci quits advisory post at Massachusetts school after lawsuit threat

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:21am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Former White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci resigned his advisory position at a Massachusetts university following a dust-up in which he threatened to sue the school's student newspaper, Tufts University officials said on Tuesday.

Police search for missing three-year-old girl in North Carolina

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:35am
(Reuters) - Local and federal law enforcement officials were searching on Tuesday for a 3-year-old girl who went missing from her bedroom in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after being put to bed on Sunday night, the local sheriff's office said.

Florida man sentenced to 25 years for attempt to blow up synagogue

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:32am
(Reuters) - A Florida man with anti-Semitic views was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to blow up a synagogue in the state last year during a Jewish holiday, court officials said.

Hawaii urges top U.S. court not to fully allow Trump's travel ban

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:15am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Hawaii on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban that would bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect after it was partially blocked by lower courts.

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