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Republicans will sue to block court-drawn Pennsylvania congressional map

2 hours 6 min ago
(Reuters) - State and national Republican officials will file a federal lawsuit as soon as Wednesday seeking to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map released on Monday by the state's high court, the party's congressional campaign arm said on Tuesday.

Top court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

2 hours 54 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.

Florida teens travel to state capital demanding action on guns

2 hours 59 min ago
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Busloads of Florida students headed on Tuesday to the state capital Tallahassee to call for a ban on assault rifles, pressing on with protests after a shooting rampage at a high school that killed 17 teens and educators.

U.S. top court rejects challenge to California gun waiting period

4 hours 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.

Agonizing subway ride lands New York woman Worst Commute award

4 hours 49 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - This is one contest no New York City subway rider wants to win.

U.S. top court rejects investor appeals over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

4 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to revive litigation in which shareholders accused the federal government of overstepping its authority when it restructured mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac following the 2008 housing crisis.

Top court rejects challenge to California gun waiting period

5 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a constitutional challenge brought by gun rights activists to a California law imposing a 10-day waiting period for the purchase of firearms, intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.

U.S. to extend skimpy health insurance outside of Obamacare

5 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed extending the availability of skimpy health insurance plans to millions of Americans in another Trump administration move aimed at undercutting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.

Ohio school on lockdown after student apparently shoots self

5 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - A school in Massillon, Ohio, was on lockdown on Tuesday morning after a student suffered an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," the school district said.

U.S. to extend short-term non-Obamacare health insurance to 1 year

5 hours 55 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed a rule extending the time period to 12 months for health insurance plans that do not comply with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.

Florida school staff members to return this week after mass shooting that killed 17

7 hours 23 min ago
(Reuters) - Staff members will return to work on Friday at the Florida school where a gunman shot and killed 17 people in the deadliest shooting ever at a U.S. high school, district officials said, with students expected back next week.

Trump endorses Romney in run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah despite Romney often being critical of Trump.

Pennsylvania top court redraws voting map in boost to Democrats

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 6:33pm
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court on Monday unveiled a new map carving out the state's U.S. congressional voting districts, imposing a plan it said was based on "traditional criteria" after rejecting a proposal drawn up by Republican lawmakers as unconstitutional.

Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:09pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A former student accused of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for one of two hearings on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors.

Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 2:58pm
PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people.

Pennsylvania top court releases new U.S. congressional voting map for state

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 2:49pm
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court published a new map of U.S. congressional voting districts for the state on Monday after Democratic and Republican leaders were unable to come to an agreement on other proposals, in a closely watched action ahead of the November mid-term elections.

Suspect in Florida school shooting back in court for status hearing

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 1:24pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The former student accused of last week's deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school returned to court on Monday for a status hearing, and the judge ordered that a defense motion filed last week remain sealed from public view.

Kentucky accuses Cardinal Health of contributing to opioid epidemic

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:35am
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday accused the drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc of contributing to the opioid epidemic by failing to halt or report suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.

Driver of van slated to be in Trump motorcade detained for having gun

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:25am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The driver of a van carrying journalists covering President Donald Trump was detained on Monday after Secret Service officials found a gun in his bag during a security sweep before the vehicle was to drive onto the president's Florida property.

Driver of van slated to join Trump motorcade detained for having gun

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:49am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The driver of a van carrying journalists covering President Donald Trump was detained on Monday after Secret Service officials found a gun in his bag during a security sweep before the vehicle was to drive onto the president's Florida property.

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