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N.Y. energy investor gets five years, 10 months for $45 million tax scheme

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York energy investor was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to engaging in a years-long scheme to avoid more than $45 million in income and other taxes.

U.S. charges Philadelphia's top prosecutor with corruption

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged Philadelphia's top prosecutor with accepting bribes, including a Caribbean vacation, furniture and cash, in exchange for favors such as reducing a defendant's sentence and seeking to limit the airport security screening of an associate.

Trump: Republican lawmakers should get behind healthcare bill

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned Republican lawmakers on Tuesday that voters could punish them if they do not approve a plan he favors to dismantle Obamacare, as pressure grew on the businessman-turned-politician to win the first major legislative battle of his presidency.

Student sues Columbia University over response to reports of rape

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A student at Columbia University sued the school on Tuesday, claiming officials showed indifference and apathy after she reported two separate incidents of sexual assault on the school's New York City campus in 2015.

Families of Sept. 11 victims sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. court over attacks

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of relatives of individuals killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks have sued Saudi Arabia in U.S. court, seeking to take advantage of a law passed by Congress last year that allows victims of such attacks on U.S. soil to sue state sponsors.

Friend of South Carolina church shooter gets prison time for lying

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:25pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The South Carolina man who admitted he lied to the FBI and concealed knowledge of the massacre carried out by his friend Dylann Roof at a historic black church was sentenced on Tuesday to 27 months in federal prison.

Polaris Industries to recall about 19,200 ATVs

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:16pm
(Reuters) - Polaris Industries Inc is recalling about 19,200 all-terrain vehicles due to fire hazard and risk of injury, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday.

New Jersey to give $1 million to religious groups at risk of attack

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey will give up to $1 million in grants to religious institutions and other non-profit groups vulnerable to attacks in the wake of a spate of threats against Jewish organizations around the country, Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court reins in president's appointment powers

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:52am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put new restrictions on presidential powers, limiting a president's authority to staff certain top government posts in a case involving an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board.

North Dakota highway near pipeline protest site to re-open

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:39am
(Reuters) - A stretch of North Dakota highway closed by months of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline was to re-open on Tuesday, law enforcement officials said, a day after the pipeline operator said oil could move through it soon.

U.S. Air Force officer pleads guilty to selling stolen military gear

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:14am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling stolen high-grade military components without authorization, after peddling night-vision goggles and other gear on eBay, federal prosecutors said.

Oklahoma state senator to resign after child prostitution charges

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:43am
(Reuters) - An Oklahoma state senator charged with hiring a teenage boy as a prostitute intends to resign as a lawmaker by Wednesday, the senator's lawyer said on Tuesday.

Girl born with four legs is separated from parasitic twin in Chicago surgery

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:14am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A baby girl from the Ivory Coast born with four legs and two spines has been successfully separated from a parasitic twin in a rare and complex surgery at a Chicago hospital.

Ex-U.S. Attorney Bharara, fired by Trump, joins NYU law school

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:43am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whom President Donald Trump fired earlier this month, will join New York University's law school on April 1 as a distinguished scholar in residence, the school announced on Tuesday.

Trump to address Republican lawmakers in latest healthcare push

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:54am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was set to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to shore up support for the party's healthcare bill to replace Obamacare, increasing pressure to pass his first major legislative initiative despite rifts within their ranks.

Advertisers seek more control after unintended Breitbart spots

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:06am
(Reuters) - Some advertisers are working overtime to scrub their spots from websites including Breitbart News, an unintended consequence of the automated ad buying systems that are meant to lower costs and allow for more targeted advertising.

U.S. bans large electronics from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:10am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats.

Democrats set to grill Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces a grueling day of questioning from Democrats on Tuesday on how he might rule on contentious social issues like abortion and whether he is sufficiently independent from the man who picked him, President Donald Trump.

Maryland lawmakers pass bill to curb immigration enforcement

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:18pm
(Reuters) - Maryland's House of Delegates on Monday approved legislation to bar police statewide from checking the immigration status of individuals they arrest or keeping them locked up longer than otherwise warranted at the request of federal agents seeking to deport them.

Man arrested at White House gate claimed Trump telepathy link

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 6:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia man charged with making a bomb threat at a White House gate claimed to be communicating with President Donald Trump telepathically and said the bomb he had claimed to have was actually an asteroid, according to court documents filed on Monday.