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Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain.

Top court spurns challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:28am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which has avoided major gun cases for seven years, on Monday declined to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

CSX train carrying harmful chemicals derails in Florida

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:07am
(Reuters) - A CSX Corp freight train carrying hazardous molten sulfur derailed in central Florida on Monday, prompting authorities to tell residents to stay indoors for several hours, company officials said.

Top court rejects challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which has avoided major gun cases for seven years, on Monday declined to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

University delays talk by ex-White House official after lawsuit threat

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 8:34am
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts university delayed a planned talk on Monday by Anthony Scaramucci, who had a brief and tumultuous stint as White House spokesman, after he threatened to sue its student newspaper over a critical column.

Keystone's existing pipeline spills far more than predicted to regulators

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:12am
(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp's existing Keystone pipeline has leaked substantially more oil, and more often, in the United States than indicated in risk assessments the company provided to regulators before the project began operating in 2010, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment allegations

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 9:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers is stepping down as senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement on Sunday.

'Ashamed' Franken says he won't quit Senate over groping accusations

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 4:14pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself "embarrassed and ashamed" by his behavior toward women who have accused him of groping or inappropriately touching them.

Man who survived Las Vegas massacre killed on Nevada highway

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 2:28pm
(Reuters) - A Las Vegas man who survived the Oct. 1 mass shooting at an outdoor concert in his hometown was killed this month by a hit-and-run driver while hitchhiking on a Nevada highway, a local television station reported.

Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment claims

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 12:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressman John Conyers is stepping down as ranking Democratic lawmaker of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement Sunday.

Black Friday, Thanksgiving online sales climb to record high

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 8:27pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Friday and Thanksgiving online sales in the United States surged to record highs as shoppers bagged deep discounts and bought more on their mobile devices, heralding a promising start to the key holiday season, according to retail analytics firms.

Cleveland police search for suspects in shooting that killed 12-year-old boy

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 4:06pm
(Reuters) - Cleveland police were searching on Saturday for suspects in a shooting that wounded five teenagers and killed a 12-year-old boy who had stepped outside his father's store at the sound of gunfire, police and media reports said.

Florida teen held at Canadian border after body found

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 3:43pm
(Reuters) - A Florida teen was detained in western New York after he tried to cross the U.S.-Canada border late on Friday, as police sought to question him after they discovered what they believe is the body of his grandmother, U.S. border patrol agents said on Saturday.

U.S. Black Friday, Thanksgiving online sales climb to record high

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 3:25pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Friday and Thanksgiving online sales in the United States surged to record highs as shoppers bagged deep discounts and bought more on their mobile devices, heralding a promising start to the key holiday season, according to retail analytics firms.

Virginia pastor charged in Thanksgiving Day killing of his family

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 2:53pm
(Reuters) - A Virginia youth pastor remained in jail Saturday after being charged in the Thanksgiving night shooting deaths of his wife, stepdaughter and the stepdaughter's boyfriend, police said.

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger murder

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 5:14am
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police said on Saturday they had arrested an Islamist militant wanted in connection with the 2015 killing of a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism.

Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of Texas trooper

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 8:16pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man accused of shooting and killing a Texas state trooper during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving was charged with capital murder, which can bring the death penalty, jail records posted on Friday showed.

TransCanada recovers 44,400 gallons of oil from Keystone pipeline spill site

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:27pm
(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp said on Friday it has recovered 44,400 gallons, or 1,057 barrels, of oil from the Keystone pipeline spill site at Amherst, South Dakota.

Trump names interim consumer agency head, likely sparking showdown

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has designated White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until a permanent director is nominated and confirmed, the White House said on Friday.

Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:40pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

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