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Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:17am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

U.S. appeals court revives claims in $1.7 billion Iran terrorism lawsuit

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:14am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in New York on Tuesday revived part of a $1.68 billion lawsuit against Iran's central bank, Bank Markazi, by families of soldiers killed in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon.

U.S. border officials violated court orders on travel ban: watchdog

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:26am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security violated two court orders in the days after U.S. President Donald Trump issued a temporary travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, according to the department's watchdog.

U.S. charges two with bribing African officials for China energy firm

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has charged a former Senegalese foreign minister and a former top Hong Kong government official with links to a Chinese energy conglomerate with bribing high-level officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for the mainland company.

Doubts linger after Florida's Scott pitches biggest budget

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:22am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After deep cuts in spending for Florida schools and other public programs following the Great Recession, outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott this month proposed an $87.4 billion budget he says boosts spending on some depleted services to record levels.

U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policy probe

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:41am
BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

Suspect in custody in fatal Pennsylvania police shooting

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:56am
(Reuters) - The suspect in the fatal shooting last week of a Pennsylvania police officer who had been less than a year on the job is in custody after a massive manhunt, authorities said on Tuesday.

CBS channels blacked out for Dish customers over carriage dispute

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:57am
(Reuters) - CBS Corp's TV stations were blacked out for Dish Network Corp's customers over a network carriage deal dispute, the companies said early Tuesday.

New Puerto Rico utility head, same old challenges

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:51am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New leadership at Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility may not be sufficient to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that led to delayed work, recurrent blackouts and more than $500 million in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation.

Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:15am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Reuters) - Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan.

Judge in California blocks Trump's order on sanctuary cities

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:59pm
(Reuters) - A federal court judge in California on Monday blocked an executive order from President Donald Trump to deny some federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities, undermining the administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

U.S. airman killed in Texas plane crash

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:52pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Monday near Lake Amistad, Texas, killing the pilot and injuring another, according to officials at Laughlin Air Force Base.

White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

Baseball star Halladay's plane made dive before fatal crash: NTSB

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 7:53pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The aircraft piloted by Roy Halladay made a sharp dive before crashing into the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month, killing the retired baseball star, federal investigators said on Monday.

U.S. to end protected status for Haitians in July 2019

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will end in July 2019 a special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants that protects them from deportation, senior Trump administration officials said on Monday.

Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer's world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.

Hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuits in California court

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:43pm
(Reuters) - Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas filed five lawsuits on Monday in a California court against the operators of the hotel from which the gunman fired, the organizers of the country music festival he targeted and the killer's estate.

Uber hit with $8.9 million fine in Colorado over unqualified drivers

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:27pm
(Reuters) - Colorado regulators on Monday fined Uber $8.9 million, saying the ride-services company allowed 57 people to drive for it although they lacked valid driver's licenses or had committed other offenses that would have disqualified them.

Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, challenges remain

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:20pm
LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project backed by President Donald Trump, but leaving its future shrouded in legal and market uncertainty.

Elephant advocates sue Trump administration on trophy hunting

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump's administration.