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Second woman accuses Senator Al Franken of groping: CNN

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday.

Antitrust lawyer admits to scheme to defraud New York law firms

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:42pm
(Reuters) - An antitrust lawyer pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges that she conspired with her husband to use two bogus vendors to defraud two New York law firms out of $7.8 million.

Trump calls for Lynch suspension if anthem protest continues

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:39pm
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch should be suspended by the NFL if he continues to protest during the national anthem after Lynch sat during a rendition of the song before Sunday's game in Mexico City.

Yellen to leave Fed board once successor Powell sworn in

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday she will resign her seat on the Fed's Board of Governors once Jerome Powell is confirmed and sworn in to replace her as head of the U.S. central bank.

Conservationists sue Trump administration over elephant trophy move

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over President Donald Trump's decision to let hunters bring in lion and elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, days after Trump said the move had been put on hold.

Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, in boost for Trump

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:39pm
LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that U.S. President Donald Trump wants built.

Yellen to leave Fed board once Powell sworn in as central bank chief

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will leave her seat on the central bank's Board of Governors once Jerome Powell is confirmed and sworn in to replace her as head of the Fed, the central bank and Yellen announced on Monday.

Second woman accuses U.S. Senator Franken of groping: CNN

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday.

In win for Trump, Nebraska approves Keystone XL pipeline route

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:05pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that U.S. President Donald Trump wants built.

Tyson puts Kansas plant on hold, to build facility in Tennessee

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:51am
(Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc said it was putting on hold plans to build a chicken production plant in Kansas following opposition from local residents and the No. 1 U.S. meat processor said it would build a new $300 million facility in Tennessee.

U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about two-thirds today.

Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route in win for Trump

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:08am
LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators voted on Monday to approve a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that U.S. President Donald Trump wants built.

Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route: panel vote

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:13am
LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators voted their approval on Monday for TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that U.S. President Donald Trump wants built.

Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', government says

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:01am
ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. court case against a wealthy Turkish gold trader is a "clear plot against Turkey" that lacks any legal basis, Ankara's government spokesman said on Monday, ratcheting up rhetoric ahead of a trial that has strained diplomatic relations.

Nebraska to decide fate of controversial Keystone XL pipeline

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:08am
LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators will announce their decision on Monday on whether to approve TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, the last big hurdle for the long-delayed project.

Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:10am
(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s, died on Sunday, prison officials said. He was 83.

Murderous cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83: officials

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:12am
(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the U.S. cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers in the late 1960s, has died, according to prison officials. He was 83.

Pennsylvania police in manhunt for suspect in killing of officer

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 9:11pm
(Reuters) - Authorities were searching on Sunday for a gunman who killed a Pennsylvania police officer during a traffic stop, and raised the reward to $43,500 while asking for tips in the case.

Former New York state official sued over alleged sex harassment

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 6:25pm
(Reuters) - A former New York state employee has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was sexually harassed by a onetime political appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo, part of a wave of such accusations leveled in recent weeks against public figures.

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail in China

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday he should have left in jail the three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in their release.

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