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California sets vehicle pollution rules after Trump brakes U.S. plan

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:11pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - California on Friday approved vehicle pollution targets that the Trump administration last week put on hold, setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators that could be expensive for automakers and a headache for consumers.

Judge finds UPS liable to New York over cigarette shipments

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday said United Parcel Service Inc is liable for having illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of millions of dollars of taxes.

Home Depot must again face lawsuit over employee's murder: U.S. court

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:19pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday said Home Depot Inc must face a lawsuit claiming that the retailer's negligence led to a supervisor's murdering a pregnant employee by strangulation and raping her corpse.

North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permit

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:08pm
(Reuters) - North Dakotans will no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon after Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation lifting restrictions, a victory for gun rights advocates that came a week after South Dakota's governor vetoed a similar bill.

Uber tells U.S. court customers must arbitrate disputes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:27pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday weighed arguments over whether Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] customers gave up their right to sue the company when they registered for its popular taxi hailing service.

Nearly half of Americans say Republican healthcare reform 'not an improvement': Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly half of American adults said the Republican healthcare reform measure is "not an improvement" over Obamacare, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday.

Virginia court rules for Trump in travel ban dispute, order still halted

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:09pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump's travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and Hawaii that have halted the order.

Boston man sentenced for sale of guns stolen from U.S. Army site

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:09pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston man was sentenced on Friday to serve almost five years in federal prison for having helped to sell weapons including six machine guns stolen from a Massachusetts U.S. Army Reserve facility in 2015.

U.S. Jewish groups beef up security after threats despite arrest

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:59am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The arrest in Israel on Thursday of a U.S.-Israeli teenager suspected of a rash of hoax bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers across the United States brought some relief to community leaders, who nevertheless say they will stick to plans to beef up security.

Treehouses and mansions: Life in the shadow of the U.S.-Mexico fence

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:50am
TIJUANA (Reuters) - The rust-red U.S. fence along the Mexican border has inspired various quirky architectural structures, from a frontier-themed mansion to a humble treehouse with uninterrupted views across the Californian scrubland.

Trump says Charter to invest $25 billion in U.S., hire 20,000 workers

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:54am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that Charter Communications Inc has committed to investing $25 billion and hiring 20,000 workers over four years.

American University of Beirut settles U.S. lawsuit for $700,000

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:47am
(Reuters) - American University of Beirut, a recipient of U.S. government aid, has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a civil lawsuit over accusations that it assisted three organizations linked to the militant group Hezbollah, federal prosecutors said.

Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake news

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:39am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Friday to opening fire in a Washington pizzeria that fake news reports claimed housed a child sex ring linked to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Amtrak train derails at N.Y Penn Station, no one reported hurt

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:27am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Amtrak Acela train derailed at New York City's Penn Station during Friday morning's rush hour but no injuries were reported immediately, according to rail officials and local media.

U.S. core capital goods orders dip, but shipments surge

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in February, but a surge in shipments amid demand for machinery and electrical equipment supported expectations for an acceleration in business investment in the first quarter.

Food startup Eatsa sued for not making kiosks accessible to blind

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:23am
(Reuters) - Fast food startup Eatsa is being sued by disability rights advocates for not including accessibility features for the blind.

March U.S. auto sales seen up nearly 1.9 percent: JD Power and LMC

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:15am
DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales in March will increase almost 1.9 percent from a year earlier, even as consumer discounts continue to remain at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday.

Trump administration grants permit for Keystone XL pipeline: TransCanada

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:03am
(Reuters) - The United States has issued a presidential permit for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline, the Canadian company said on Friday, ending a years-long battle between environmentalists and the industry over whether Washington should approve it.

Exclusive: Trump to approve Keystone XL at meeting with TransCanada CEO - official

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:07am
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will announce the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline at the White House on Friday, alongside the chief executive officer of builder TransCanada Corp, according to a senior administration official.

Risky House healthcare vote to test Trump's negotiating skills

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:07am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday faces the first concrete test of how well the deal-making skills he honed in his real estate business will translate on Capitol Hill in a high-stakes vote on new Republican health care legislation.