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U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open -State Dept

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday.

Death of Border Patrol agent in Texas may have been assault: FBI

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:26pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died while patrolling a remote part of West Texas may have been assaulted, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday in a case that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to renew his call for a border wall.

Chicago mayor's fiscal 2018 budget wins city council approval

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:17pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council gave final approval on Tuesday to a fiscal 2018 budget that Mayor Rahm Emanuel said keeps the city's shaky finances on a path toward stability.

Virginia election results face delay, possible recounts

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:14pm
(Reuters) - Two Virginia House of Delegates election races remain in question two weeks after the vote after a state board delayed certification of the results over an alleged ballot mix-up.

Politically charged murder trial of Mexican immigrant goes to jury

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:12pm
(Reuters) - A San Francisco jury on Tuesday was deliberating the fate of a Mexican man accused of murdering a woman while illegally in the United States in a case that President Donald Trump has cited in urging tighter borders and a crackdown on "sanctuary cities."

Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:10pm
(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.

Democrats call for harassment probe of U.S. Representative Conyers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

Citi hit with $6.5 million in U.S. fines over student loans

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said on Tuesday it had ordered Citibank to pay $6.5 million for allegedly harming borrowers with student loan servicing failures.

Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore's Democratic opponent to win.

U.S. consumer agency hits Citi with $6.5 million in fines over education lending

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Tuesday it had ordered Citibank to pay $6.5 million for alleged student loan servicing failures it said had harmed borrowers.

U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:37pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when traveling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen.

Democrats call for harassment probe of U.S. Rep. Conyers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

U.S. jury clears ex-Swiss banker of aiding tax dodgers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Swiss banker was found not guilty on Tuesday of U.S. charges that he conspired to help Americans hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts to evade taxes.

Second U.S. judge halts Trump's ban on transgender troops

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:16pm
(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounts to unconstitutional discrimination.

U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:04pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when travelling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen.

U.S. jury finds former Swiss banker not guilty of aiding tax fraud

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Swiss banker was found not guilty on Tuesday of U.S. charges that he conspired to help Americans hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts to evade taxes.

U.S. Rep. Conyers denies harassment allegation

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

Smithsonian, Christo stole credit from top photographer, lawsuit says

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Smithsonian Institution and the artist Christo were sued on Tuesday by a New York photographer who accused them of stealing credit for his photos of "Running Fence," a 1976 installation that remains one of Christo's best-known works.

U.S. Representative Conyers denies harassment allegation

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers on Tuesday acknowledged that there had been a harassment allegation against him but said he denied it and resolved the matter with a payment but no admission of guilt.

SEC charges N.Y. town, ex-official, with defrauding municipal investors

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged Oyster Bay, New York, and its former top elected official with defrauding investors in the town’s municipal securities offerings, the agency said in a statement.

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