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Shots fired on Central Michigan University's campus: college official

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:46am
(Reuters) - Police in Michigan were responding to reports of a possible shooter on Friday inside a dormitory at Central Michigan University about 125 miles northwest of Detroit, according to the university.

L.L. Bean joins Kroger, Walmart in raising minimum age for gun sales

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:44am
(Reuters) - Outdoor gear maker L.L. Bean will raise the minimum age for purchasers of guns to 21 from 18, joining a list of retailers putting restrictions on firearm sales following a mass shooting at a Florida high school last month.

Flood barriers and canceled flights as storm pounds U.S. Northeast

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:28am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Businesses near Boston Harbor set up temporary flood barriers and piled sandbags around their doors on Friday as the northeastern United States felt the brunt of a powerful storm that threatened to flood coasts from Maine to Virginia.

Exclusive: U.S. nursing home chain HCR ManorCare set to file for bankruptcy

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 7:54am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The second largest U.S. nursing home operator, HCR ManorCare, has reached an agreement with its landlord, Quality Care Properties Inc , for a debt-for-equity swap as part of an imminent Chapter 11 filing, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Aly Raisman sues U.S. Olympic Committee over Nassar abuse: NBC News

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 7:52am
(Reuters) - U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics over former USA Gymnastics' team doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse, contending the organization knew or should have known about his behavior, NBC News reported on Friday.

Exclusive: U.S. nursing home chain HCR ManorCare set to file for bankruptcy - sources

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 7:38am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The second largest U.S. nursing home operator, HCR ManorCare, has reached an agreement with its landlord, Quality Care Properties Inc , for a debt-for-equity swap as part of an imminent Chapter 11 filing, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

U.S. evangelist Billy Graham to be laid to rest in North Carolina

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 5:02am
(Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who preached to millions around the world in a 70-year career, will be laid to rest on Friday in his native North Carolina following a funeral service that will draw thousands of mourners including President Donald Trump.

Sandbags and warnings as northeast U.S. braces for storm-driven flood

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:06am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Businesses blocked doors with sandbags and officials warned residents of waterfront homes to be ready to evacuate as the northeastern United States braced for a powerful storm on Friday that threatened to flood coasts from Maine to North Carolina.

Pennsylvania mayor convicted on 47 corruption charges

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:45pm
(Reuters) - The long-serving mayor of Pennsylvania's third-most populous city was convicted on Thursday on federal charges he shook down vendors for campaign funds, a U.S. prosecutor and local media reported.

Female-led investor group to buy Weinstein Co assets

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:28pm
(Reuters) - A former Obama administration official on Thursday reached a deal to purchase assets of The Weinstein Company and said she will use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.

West Virginia teachers strike on Friday amid stubborn pay dispute

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:04pm
(Reuters) - West Virginia teachers were set to strike for a seventh day on Friday as state lawmakers balk at the governor's promise to raise salaries that are close to the bottom for U.S. educators, the state Education Department said.

EPA proposes changes to coal ash regulations

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed changes to rules regulating coal ash waste from power plants that it said would give states more flexibility over its disposal and save electric utilities up to $100 million a year in compliance costs.

Female-led investor group says it is buying Weinstein Co assets

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:19pm
(Reuters) - A former Obama administration official said on Thursday she had reached a deal to purchase assets of The Weinstein Company and will use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.

Weinstein Co reaches deal with group promising female leadership

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:36pm
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Co on Thursday reached a deal to sell assets to a group led by a former Obama administration official who plans to use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.

Mudslide threat prompts mandatory-evacuation order for 30,000 in Southern California

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The threat of deadly mudslides from an impending Pacific storm prompted authorities on Thursday to order mandatory evacuations for some 30,000 people living adjacent to fire-scarred foothills and mountain slopes along California's Santa Barbara coast.

Ex-New York police official pleads guilty to misusing police resources

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York City police official on Thursday pleaded guilty to misusing police department resources for the benefit of a businessman charged in a wide-ranging corruption case.

Smith & Wesson maker says increased gun sales reported after Florida attack

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:42pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The chief executive officer of American Outdoor Brands Corporation , maker of Smith & Wesson guns, on Thursday said some gun retailers reported increased foot traffic and sales after the Florida high school shooting.

Maria Contreras-Sweet says has clinched deal for Weinstein Co assets

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:41pm
(Reuters) - Former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet said on Thursday that she had reached an agreement with the New York State Attorney General's office to purchase assets from the Weinstein Company in order to launch a new firm.

New Jersey treasurer resets public pension rate of return

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's treasurer said on Thursday she will increase the expected rate of return for the state's struggling public pension system from 7 percent to 7.5 percent, then lower it again over time.

New York mother says finding slain children was a 'nightmare'

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York woman who discovered her children's bloody bodies in a bathtub and their nanny stabbing herself in the neck testified on Thursday at the start of the babysitter's murder trial that the experience was a "nightmare."

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