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Investigators find no conspiracy in murder of Baltimore detective: police

8 hours 20 min ago
(Reuters) - Investigators in Baltimore have found no conspiracy behind the shooting death of a homicide detective killed the day before he had been set to testify against fellow officers accused of graft, the city's police commissioner said on Wednesday.

Bodyguard to armed Oregon occupation leader sentenced to probation

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:35pm
(Reuters) - A man who tried to get Mormon church leaders to mediate an end to last year's occupation of a federal wildlife center in Oregon by armed militants was sentenced on Wednesday to two years on probation for his own brief role in the takeover.

Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

U.S. judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortions

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:08pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health.

U.S. judge strikes down Texas law to limit second-trimester abortions

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:57pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Austin on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would restrict the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health.

Trump Organization in buyout deal on struggling NYC tower: report

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:29pm
(Reuters) - The Trump Organization has reached a deal that lets it walk away from a 46-story New York skyscraper with a hotel and condominiums that has had trouble attracting business, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Ex-WellCare general counsel gets six months in U.S. prison

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:07pm
(Reuters) - A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida's Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a $35 million healthcare fraud scheme.

U.S. Senate candidate Moore's spokesman resigns as allegations roil campaign

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned amid the Alabama Republican's efforts to combat allegations of sexual misconduct that have roiled his campaign.

Pressure mounts on U.S. Rep. Conyers after sexual harassment allegations

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers faced additional fallout on Wednesday related to sexual harassment accusations made by former staffers, as two fellow Democrats suggested he give up a prominent committee post.

Exclusive: CSX to impose hefty fees on some rail customers in 2018

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:30pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - CSX Corp will charge new fees for freight shipments to Mexico and hike charges for customers that fail to load or discharge railcars by agreed deadlines or ship unsafely loaded or overweight railcars as of Jan. 1, the company said.

Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela: source

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry.

Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when she spoke on television against a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Michigan court

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:34pm
(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:26pm
NEW YORK/CALGARY (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart.

Award reversed for Connecticut inmate who challenged confinement

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:08am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court threw out a $62,650 award that Connecticut had been ordered to pay a former inmate who said the state unconstitutionally kept him in segregation for 23 hours a day for nearly a year, though he was only a pretrial detainee.

Alabama prisoner recaptured after second escape in three weeks

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:43am
(Reuters) - An Alabama prisoner was captured in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Tuesday, just days after his second jailbreak in three weeks, authorities said on Wednesday.

Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:09am
(Reuters) - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

Trump: Father of UCLA player in shoplifting case is 'ungrateful fool'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:42am
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an "ungrateful fool" in a series of early-morning tweets.

The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:11am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest social-media driven holiday - Friendsgiving.

Trump reignites feud with father of UCLA player accused of shoplifting

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 5:10am
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, tweeting that he alone was responsible for their release.

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