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Trial opens for American in Islamic State-linked police beheading plot

1 hour 8 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to behead police officers in an effort to help Islamic State was due in court on Wednesday for the start of his trial on charges including conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism.

Walmart, Target join call for 'Dreamer' legislation

1 hour 46 min ago
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportation, according to organizer

Eerie calm hangs over Puerto Rican capital before storm

5 hours 4 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared for the onslaught of a massive hurricane the following morning.

Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

6 hours 20 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.   

Convicted killer recaptured after escape from Mississippi prison

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:14pm
(Reuters) - Authorities in Mississippi have recaptured a convicted killer who slipped away from a state prison, but a second escaped inmate who was serving time for burglary remains at large, the state department of corrections said on Tuesday.

Trump's U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:14pm
Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon's White House departure has not muted the president's "America First" foreign policy instincts.

Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room.

Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:48pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's "best friend."

After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:40pm
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The legacies of racism, not only the violent protests that gripped St. Louis after a white former police officer was acquitted of murdering a black man, must be addressed, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.

Drug dealer gets 11 years in death of Hollywood movie executive

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A convicted drug dealer was sentenced on Tuesday to 11 years in prison in the death of a Hollywood studio executive whose remains were found buried in the California desert more than two years after he disappeared in 2012.

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:53pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer.

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials.

Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:49pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed "shocking" disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday.

Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived on appeal

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit brought by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article describing an alleged gang rape at their fraternity.

McCain urges end to 100-hour work weeks in Navy after collisions

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain called on Tuesday for an immediate stop to U.S. sailors working over 100 hours a week as top Navy leaders struggled to explain a series of fatal naval collisions in the past few months.

U.S. appeals court blocks San Francisco ordinance on soda health warnings

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:51pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court sided with the beverage industry on Tuesday, granting its request to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks.

Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:28pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Violent clashes erupted overnight between police and protesters after a memorial vigil for a Georgia Tech student killed by campus officers, and the school's president on Tuesday blamed the unrest on "outside agitators."

Black cops in St. Louis stuck between public, fellow officers

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:54am
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - During a peaceful protest moments before St. Louis would erupt into three nights of racially charged riots, five people confronted a black police officer alone in his Jeep.

Wisconsin appeals court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:49am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state's "right-to-work" law, which bars mandatory union membership and prohibits unions or employers from requiring non-members to pay dues.

Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived: U.S. court

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:38am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter over a now-retracted article describing a gang rape.