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Fights erupt, 12 arrested ahead of white nationalist's speech in Michigan

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:54pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - A least a dozen people were arrested on Monday after supporters of Richard Spencer clashed with protesters outside a Michigan college campus where the white nationalist was scheduled to speak.

U.S. judge rejects injunction bid in sanctuary cities fight

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:38pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday rejected California's request for a pretrial injunction to force the federal government to fund a law enforcement grant that has been delayed in a dispute over the state's so-called sanctuary city policies.

Lockheed Martin wins $481 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp is being awarded a $481 million U.S. defense contract in support of the construction of four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant ships, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Fight breaks out ahead of Michigan speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:50pm
EAST LANSING, Mich (Reuters) - At least half a dozen people were arrested on Monday after supporters of Richard Spencer clashed with protesters outside a Michigan college campus where the avowed white nationalist was scheduled to speak.

New York's Utica College still on lockdown after threats

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Students at Utica College were ordered to shelter in place on Monday after the upstate New York school received threats from someone armed with a weapon, but there were no gunshots and no suspect was found, school and police officials said.

Workers remove Trump name from Panama hotel in property dispute

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:54pm
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Workers on Monday removed the Trump name from the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, after the Trump Organization appeared to lose control of administration of the property in a bitter commercial dispute.

U.S. charges New York-based company for allegedly targeting foreigners

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday said it had charged a New York-based company for a scheme illegally soliciting foreign nationals interested in living in the United States through a federal government investment program.

New York state's Utica College on lockdown after getting threats

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Utica College in upstate New York ordered students to shelter in place on Monday after it received threats from a person saying he was armed with a weapon, school and police officials said.

Man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar arrested

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar from an official after-party has been arrested, Los Angeles police said on Monday.

Florida lawmakers to vote on gun laws, arming teachers

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:17pm
(Reuters) - Florida's Senate will vote on Monday on some gun-related measures in response to last month's deadly school shooting, including a proposal to train and arm teachers, but lawmakers have rejected a call by some students to ban assault weapons in the state.

U.S. top court turns away dispute involving Iran's Bank Melli

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up Iranian government-owned Bank Melli's appeal of a lower court ruling that allowed victims of militant attacks allegedly backed by Iran to seek millions of dollars in compensation from the bank.

New York state's Utica College on lockdown from 'real, credible threat'

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:51am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Utica College in upstate New York ordered students to shelter in place on Monday because of a "real, credible threat," the college said on Twitter without giving more details.

Arkansas becomes third U.S. state to add Medicaid work requirements

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:29am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Arkansas on Monday became the third U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or participate in employment activities as a condition of receiving health insurance as the Trump administration continues to approve state requests that fundamentally change the 50-year-old program.

HCR ManorCare files for bankruptcy with $7.1 billion in debt

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:49am
(Reuters) - The second-largest U.S. nursing home operator, HCR ManorCare Inc, filed for Chapter 11 protection late Sunday with $7.1 billion of debt as part of a pre-arranged deal to transfer ownership to its landlord Quality Care Properties Inc .

Microsoft to offer governments local version of Azure cloud service

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 8:31am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday said it will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers as part of a concerted effort to make Azure more appealing to local and federal agencies.

Ford to temporarily layoff about 2,000 hourly employees at Michigan

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 8:30am
(Reuters) - Ford Motor said it would temporarily layoff about 2,000 hourly employees at its Michigan assembly and stamping plants in Wayne, as the factories undergo retooling to build the Ranger pickup trucks and Bronco sport utility vehicles.

Mexico says drug battle a shared role after Trump criticism

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 8:25am
(Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister said on Monday that dealing with drug trafficking was a shared responsibility between the United States and Mexico after criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Online lender Kabbage to restrict weapons lending

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:06am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Kabbage Inc, a U.S. online lender for small businesses, said it will cut ties with clients that make or sell assault-style rifles or that sell weapons or ammunition to people under 21 years old, one of the strongest steps by any financial firm after last month's high school massacre in Florida.

Oklahoma teachers might follow West Virginia in strike, walk outs

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:56pm
(Reuters) - Public schools in West Virginia remained closed today for the eighth instructional day and teachers in Oklahoma might be the next to walk out statewide, officials and media reports said.

Half-a-million still without power after storm in U.S. Northeast

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:54pm
(Reuters) - Some 500,000 customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States on Sunday evening and New England coastal communities faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.

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