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Trump calls for healing after Florida school shooting

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:00am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for healing and peace one day after a 19-year-old man was accused of killed at least 17 people at a Florida high school, saying his administration would work to improve school safety and address mental illness.

Cohen's Point72 wants lawsuit over hostility to women sent to arbitration

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:48am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen asked a U.S. judge to force a female executive to arbitrate her claims that his firm, Point72 Asset Management LP, maintains a hostile working environment where women are mistreated and paid less than men.

Senate faces showdown over immigration and 'Dreamers'

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration remained insistent on hardline immigration measures on Thursday as the U.S. Senate prepared to vote on various legislative proposals to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants and to tighten border security.

U.S. charges, fines U.S. Bancorp over $500 million for money laundering violations

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government announced criminal charges against U.S. Bancorp Thursday, alleging the bank willfully failed to have a sufficient anti-money laundering program.

Accused Florida high school gunman faces 17 murder counts

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:02am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man who had been expelled from his Florida high school was due in court on Thursday, charged with 17 counts of murder, after authorities say he unleashed one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

House Speaker Ryan: Florida shooting shouldn't threaten right to own guns

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, in a round of interviews with conservative radio shows on Thursday, said the Florida school shooting that killed at least 17 people on Wednesday should not threaten citizens' rights to own guns.

Gunman in Florida high school shooting held on 17 murder counts

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:47am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man who had been expelled from his Florida high school was held on 17 counts of murder on Thursday, the morning after authorities say he opened fire at the school, unleashing one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

Florida community seeks answers after 17 killed in school rampage

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:05am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida community will join together on Thursday to mourn the 17 victims of a suspected lone gunman, as officials seek to discover how the heavily-armed teenager managed to mingle with students in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

U.S. Democrats push $1 billion bill for election security

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administration's efforts to protect polls from hackers.

U.S. Senate showdown over 'Dreamer' immigrants seen Thursday

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan Senate plan to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation and pour billions of dollars into border security appeared headed toward a Senate showdown on Thursday as wary Democrats signaled that a solution could be close.

Ex-student arrested after 17 shot dead at Florida high school

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:18pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returned to the Florida high school where he had once been expelled for disciplinary problems and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said.

'Serious derelictions' found in U.S. veteran affairs chief's Europe trip: report

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament during a government trip to Europe last summer, and his chief of staff made false statements so the secretary's wife could travel at government expense, the inspector general reported on Wednesday.

Russian gets 12 years in U.S. prison for role in hacking scheme

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:53pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a computer hacking scheme that compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Ex-student kills 17 in shooting spree at Florida high school

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:51pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman opened fire on Wednesday at a Florida high school he had previously been expelled from, killing 17 people before he was arrested by police, authorities said.

Trump lawyer says he paid porn star $130,000 with his own money

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A private lawyer for President Donald Trump says he paid $130,000 of his own money to adult film star Stormy Daniels who once claimed she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

Trump's military parade could cost up to $30 million: budget chief

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military parade that President Donald Trump wants to stage, likely in Washington, would cost U.S. taxpayers up to $30 million, the White House budget chief said on Wednesday in remarks on the administration's fiscal 2019 spending plan.

'Numerous fatalities' at Florida high school after ex-student opens fire

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:02pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A former student at a Florida high school opened fire in the school on Wednesday, causing "numerous fatalities" and wounding at least 14 people before he was arrested by police, authorities said.

U.S. judge weighs challenge to federal marijuana prohibition

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the United States' longstanding prohibition of marijuana, the latest court battle over federal policy under President Donald Trump's administration.

New York state seeks expedited timeline to close city's Rikers Island jail

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state officials on Wednesday recommended speeding up New York City's timeline for closing its Rikers Island jail, saying the troubled facility is violating inmates' constitutional rights and state laws.

'Numerous' fatalities after shooting at Florida high school

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:50pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A shooter opened fire in a Florida high school on Wednesday morning, killing multiple people and sending hundreds of panicked students fleeing into the streets while others huddled in classrooms as police hunted for the gunman.