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Colorado governor pardons convict facing deportation to Cuba

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:45pm
DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado's governor on Friday pardoned a convicted armed robber released from prison decades early, but who now faces deportation to Cuba, from where he fled as a child during the 1980 Mariel boat lift.

Military veterans suffering PTSD get back on course with golf

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 5:12pm
(Reuters) - Sylvan Olivieri, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine, is among dozens of veterans who have sought therapy on the golf course.

Oklahoma jury that acquitted Tulsa officer says she had non-deadly options

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:28pm
TULSA. Okla. (Reuters) - The Oklahoma jury that acquitted a white officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black man believed race was not a factor in the incident and the officer acted according to training but had non-deadly options available, according to court papers released on Friday.

NAACP civil rights group chief says he's being fired

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The president of the NAACP said on Friday he was being dismissed after three years of leading the biggest U.S. civil rights organization as the group said it is seeking a more confrontational strategy against President Donald Trump.

New York town official convicted in landmark bond fraud case

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An elected official of a New York City suburb was convicted on Friday of what authorities have called the first criminal securities charges brought over municipal bonds, a spokesman for federal prosecutors said.

U.S. to give contract for student loan servicing to one company

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Education Department said on Friday it was changing its approach to student-loan servicing, awarding a contract to handle outstanding debts to one company.

Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Public approval of President Donald Trump has dropped to its lowest level since his inauguration, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, after Trump was accused of mishandling classified information and meddling with an FBI investigation.

U.S. charges Virginia man with Fitbit stock hoax

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Virginia man accused of being the architect of a hoax tender offer that drove up the stock price of Fitbit Inc last November has been arrested and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.

Chicago school system plans up to $389 million in short-term loans

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:57am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago's cash-strapped public school system plans to seek up to $389 million in short-term loans to avoid closing schools early for the summer and to make required pension payments next month, the mayor's office disclosed on Friday.

Three people still critical after Times Square car incident: police

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:49am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people were in critical condition on Friday after a driver plowed into pedestrians a day earlier in Times Square, killing a young woman and injuring 20 others, police said.

Rosenstein says he knew Trump was going to fire Comey as he prepared memo

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:28am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knew President Donald Trump was going to fire FBI chief James Comey before he completed a memo outlining his own concerns about the former FBI leader, according to a statement obtained by NBC News.

Congressional office to release House healthcare bill analysis May 24

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congressional Budget Office expects to release its analysis of the U.S. House of Representatives' healthcare overhaul legislation on May 24, the agency said in a statement on Friday.

U.S. regulators to announce VW diesel fix approval for 84,000 vehicles: sources

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board on Friday are expected to announce approval of a fix for about 84,000 older Volkswagen diesel vehicles that can emit excess emissions, two sources briefed on the matter said.

Americans without college degree report worsening finances: Fed survey

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The overall financial situation of U.S. households continues to improve but Americans without a college degree feel they are struggling more compared to a year previously, according to a Federal Reserve survey released on Friday.

Peter Luger sues rival steakhouse over its name

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:56am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peter Luger, the famed Brooklyn steakhouse, has sued a rival restaurateur for running a similarly named restaurant in Pennsylvania, with plans to expand into Florida.

Ex-Congressman Weiner to plead guilty after sexting probe

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:13am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner was expected to plead guilty in federal court in New York on Friday, months after U.S. prosecutors opened an investigation into his alleged "sexting" with a 15-year-old girl that eventually played a role in the U.S. presidential election.

Motorist who mowed down Times Square pedestrians due in court

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:07am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy recruit who drove his car along a crowded Times Square sidewalk, killing a young woman and injuring many others, is due to appear in court in Manhattan on Friday to face charges of murder, attempted murder and vehicular homicide.

Trump budget to include $200 billion for infrastructure over decade: official

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 7:59am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to propose $200 billion in infrastructure spending over 10 years, an amount the administration hopes will encourage another $800 billion in infrastructure investment by the private sector, a White House official said on Friday.

U.S. Coast Guard suspends search for four whose plane was lost near Bahamas

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:50am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard late on Thursday suspended its search for four Americans who were aboard a small airplane that is believed to have gone down in the Bermuda Triangle near the Bahamas.

New Orleans removing last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:23am
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans will remove a statue on Friday of Confederate military leader Robert E. Lee, the last of four monuments the city is taking down because they have been deemed racially offensive, officials said.