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States' rights rancher Ryan Bundy to run for Nevada governor

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:58pm
(Reuters) - Ryan Bundy, who was at the forefront of two armed confrontations between right-wing militia activists and the U.S. government over the past four years, said on Thursday he planned to run for Nevada governor on a states' rights platform.

U.S. bans government employees from travel to Mexican beach resort

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:30pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Citing a new security threat in Mexico's Caribbean beach resort of Playa del Carmen, the U.S. government is prohibiting its employees from traveling there, marking another blow to the battered reputations of the country's most popular tourist hubs.

Second man pleads guilty in Texas death of 10 immigrants in truck

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:08pm
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A second man pleaded guilty on Thursday to arranging the transport of dozens of immigrants across Texas last year that ended with 10 of them dead or dying in a sweltering tractor-trailer in a San Antonio parking lot.

Trump discusses video game violence with 'Doom' maker, other execs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met on Thursday with the makers of popular video games "Grand Theft Auto" and "Doom" to discuss what the president believes is a link between video games and violent acts like last month's school shooting in Florida.

Interior Department pays $139,000 to fix doors in Zinke's office

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Interior spent $139,000 to fix three sets of doors in Secretary Ryan Zinke's office, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, a move quickly criticized as wasteful by activists.

Los Angeles prosecutors decline to charge police officer in deadly 2015 shooting

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors said on Thursday they would not charge a former police officer in the 2015 shooting death of an unarmed man, despite a call by the city's police chief to do so.

Pennsylvania man signs 16-yr-old out of school, both missing

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:34pm
(Reuters) - A 45-year-old Pennsylvania man signed a 16-year-old girl out of her school 10 times between November and February, and the two have gone missing, police said on Wednesday.

U.S. appeals court in San Francisco will hear net neutrality appeal

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judicial panel said on Thursday that challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of the Obama era open internet rules will be heard by an appeals court based in San Francisco.

U.S. says Idaho cannot sell health plans not compliant with Obamacare

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government agency on Thursday said Idaho could not allow health insurers to sell plans that do not comply with Obamacare, a sign that the Trump administration will enforce the law even as it takes regulatory actions to weaken it.

Trump meets 'Doom' maker and other video game execs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met on Thursday with the makers of popular video games "Grand Theft Auto" and "Doom" to discuss what the president believes is a link between video games and violent acts like last month's school shooting in Florida.

Arming Florida school staff could expose them to suits: experts

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:27pm
(Reuters) - A bill passed by Florida lawmakers empowering some personnel in public schools to carry firearms to guard against attacks like last month's massacre near Miami could expose these employees to potentially costly civil lawsuits, legal experts said.

Ex-U.S. House staffer sentenced for cyberstalking lawmaker

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former staff employee of the U.S. Virgin Islands' representative to Congress was sentenced to a year and day in prison on Thursday for circulating private, nude photos and videos of the member and her husband, prosecutors said.

False news 70 percent more likely to spread on Twitter: study

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - False news stories spread much more quickly and widely on Twitter than truthful ones, an imbalance driven more by people than automated "bot" accounts, researchers said on Thursday.

Home Depot in $27.84 million California hazardous waste, privacy settlement

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:14pm
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc agreed to pay $27.84 million to settle charges by California's attorney general that it illegally disposed of hazardous waste in that state and threw out customer records without first rendering personal information unreadable.

Manafort pleads not guilty to second indictment in Virginia, wants jury trial

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:06pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty on Thursday to additional criminal charges ranging from bank fraud to filing false tax returns.

Trump criticizes Oakland mayor as 'disgrace' over immigrant warning

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Oakland, California, mayor on Thursday for alerting her community to a pending immigration raid, saying her actions prompted federal scrutiny.

Trump to meet with video game makers after Florida shooting

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Thursday with the makers of "Grand Theft Auto" and "Doom" to discuss what the president believes is a link between video games and violent acts like last month's school shooting in Florida.

Kentucky sues drug distributor AmerisourceBergen over opioid epidemic

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:56am
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued AmerisourceBergen Corp, accusing the drug distributor of contributing to opioid abuse in the state by filling suspiciously large or frequent pharmacy orders of prescription painkillers.

Trump says legal papers on bump stocks almost done

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:56am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was almost finished with the legal paperwork designed to block the use of bump stocks, devices that turn firearms into machine guns.

House panel expands probe of sexual abuse of young athletes

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said Thursday it had sent requests for information to the U.S. Olympic Committee and 48 national governing bodies of various sports and Michigan State University, expanding the committee’s investigation into sexual abuse within organized sports.

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