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Four California social workers to stand trial in boy's beating death

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 6:18pm
(Reuters) - The case against four Los Angeles County social workers accused of child abuse in the beating death of an 8-year-old boy under their supervision can move ahead, a judge ruled Monday.

Guard at New York's Rikers Island charged with beating handcuffed inmate

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A correction officer at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex was arrested on Monday on charges he beat a handcuffed inmate, the latest guard at the troubled institution to face criminal charges.

U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying electronics

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are planning to ban passengers traveling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights from carrying on larger electronic devices in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, a U.S. government official told Reuters.

Tennessee police seek help from public in kidnapping case

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:34pm
(Reuters) - Tennessee law enforcement on Monday asked local residents in rural areas to assist in the search for a former high school teacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old student outside a restaurant and disappearing with her a week ago.

Trump's cut to flood map program could trigger insurance rate hikes: group

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:38pm
(Reuters) - A proposal by the Trump administration to cut $190 million in funding for updating U.S. maps of flood-prone areas would trigger higher insurance rates or more homebuilding in risky locations, a consumer group said on Monday.

Trump's son Eric and his wife expect first child in September

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Trump, the 33-year-old middle son of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Monday that his wife Lara was expecting to give birth to their first child in September.

Two Ohio coal-fired plants to close, deepening industry decline

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:47pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Electricity company Dayton Power & Light said on Monday it would shut down two coal-fired power plants in southern Ohio next year for economic reasons, a setback for the ailing coal industry but a victory for environmental activists.

Texas school board can start meetings with prayer: U.S. appeals court

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:33pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday said a Texas school board may open its meetings with student-led prayers without violating the U.S. Constitution.

Teens suing U.S. over climate change ask for Exxon's 'Wayne Tracker' emails

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:18pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a group of teenagers suing the U.S. government in a climate change case have asked the government and the oil industry's leading trade group to turn over emails sent and received by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson using an alias address while he was running Exxon Mobil.

Colorado residents return to homes after Boulder wildfire

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:16pm
(Reuters) - Hundreds of people forced from their homes by a small wildfire near the University of Colorado in Boulder were allowed to return to their properties on Monday as firefighters made headway in containing the blaze, officials said.

Moody's lauds Detroit's move to set aside cash for pensions

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:08am
(Reuters) - The Detroit City Council's approval this month of a special fund to cover pension payments is a positive credit move, although concerns remain over the availability of money to cover retirement benefits, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.

FCC chairman does not believe media 'enemy of the American people'

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Congress that he did not agree with President Donald Trump's comments that certain media outlets are an "enemy" of the people and would act independently of the White House on media-related matters.

Comey confirms FBI probing alleged Russian interference in U.S. vote

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed the agency was investigating possible Russian government efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election including any links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.

Travel ban, strong dollar seen putting damper on U.S. tourism sector

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:01am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Travel and tourism's contribution to the U.S. economy will grow at a slower pace this year than in 2016 due to a strong U.S. dollar and a perception that the country is less welcoming to foreigners, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said.

Accused serial killer of San Diego homeless faces competency hearing

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:03am
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A San Diego man charged with impaling five homeless people with railroad spikes to the head, killing three of his victims, was due back in court on Monday for a proceeding to determine whether he is mentally fit to stand trial.

NBA's Chris Paul, other celebrity athletes, invest for an impact

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:18am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Giving back to their communities has always been a challenge for pro athletes who get rich quick, because they tend to lose the money even more quickly. But even those who manage to build a substantial amount of wealth have a hard time using it charitably in a way that truly has a long-term impact.

After weird winter, U.S. forecasters see warm, wet spring

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you liked the balmy weather that dominated on the U.S. East Coast and much of the South this winter, you will probably enjoy the spring of 2017, too.

Lawmakers seek FBI, NSA answers on Trump, Russia at rare public hearing

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency will break their public silence on Monday about their investigations into possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign at a rare open congressional intelligence committee hearing.

New York governor unveils South Bronx highway rebuilding plan

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 7:45pm
(Reuters) - New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday unveiled a $1.8 billion highway reconstruction plan in New York City's South Bronx aimed at benefiting one of the world's biggest food markets and an area once seen as a symbol of urban blight.

Ice hockey: USA Hockey, women's team to meet over wage dispute

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 4:52pm
(Reuters) - Members of the U.S. women's national ice hockey team threatening to boycott the world championships over a wage dispute will meet with USA Hockey on Monday, the two sides said on Sunday.