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Trump to lay out plan to privatize air traffic control system

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:15am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday will outline a plan to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system, urging the U.S. Congress to separate it from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Harvard rescinds 10 acceptances over obscene posts: student paper

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:33am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University has revoked its acceptance of at least 10 applicants to its incoming freshman class after learning the group traded sexually explicit and sometimes racist images in a private online message group, the student newspaper reported.

Supreme Court rules against SEC over recovery of ill-gotten gains

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday scaled back the Securities and Exchange Commission's power to recover ill-gotten profits from defendants' misconduct, handing Wall Street firms a victory and dealing another blow to the regulator's enforcement powers.

'Multiple' people killed in Florida workplace shooting: sheriff

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:08am
(Reuters) - Multiple people were killed in a workplace shooting in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said, adding that the situation had stabilized.

Top court agrees to decide major privacy case on cellphone data

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:03am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a major case on privacy rights in the digital age that will determine whether police officers need warrants to access past cellphone location information kept by wireless carriers.

Supreme Court throws out North Carolina redistricting ruling

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:00am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that required North Carolina to urgently redraw state legislative districts found to have been be mapped out in a way that diluted the electoral clout of black voters.

Deutsche Bank asks for more time for U.S. query on Trump, Russia: source

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 5:40am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's largest bank has asked for more time to respond to a request from Democrats on a U.S. House of Representatives panel for details about U.S. President Donald Trump's possible ties to Russia, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

New Jersey holds governor primaries under shadow of unpopular Christie

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 5:27am
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is barred by state law from running for a third consecutive four-year term this year, but the unpopular former Republican presidential candidate remains a central figure in the campaign to replace him.

Cosby's sex assault trial to begin after years of U.S. allegations

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 5:08am
(Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby goes on trial for sexual assault on Monday in Pennsylvania, the culmination of years of allegations that have torpedoed his show business career.

'Pink Slime' case against ABC a challenge to press in era of 'fake news'

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 1:16am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A South Dakota meat processor's $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit against American Broadcasting Companies Inc, which opens Monday, pits big agriculture against big media, and is a first major court challenge against a media company since accusations of “fake news” by U.S. President Donald Trump and his supporters have become part of the American vernacular.

Big oil, small U.S. towns see new reward in old production technique

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:20am
HOBBS, New Mexico (Reuters) - Amid the frenetic activity of American shale oilfields recovering from a two-year recession sit a handful of oil towns that seemed impervious as many producers went into bankruptcy and the economy around them sank.

'We don't scare,' U.S. defense secretary Mattis says after London attack

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 9:54pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States and its allies would continue to fight against Islamist extremists and would not be scared by attacks against the West by the Islamic State group.

Deutsche Bank ignores U.S. Trump/Russia query: Democratic staffer

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 2:21pm
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's largest bank has failed to respond to a request from Democrats on a U.S. House of Representatives panel for details about U.S. President Donald Trump's possible ties to Russia, a Democratic staffer said on Sunday.

Trump urges end to political correctness in wake of London attack

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:15am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday urged the world to stop being "politically correct" in order to ensure security, after three attackers drove a van into pedestrians and stabbed revelers in London, killing seven.

Police in Portland, Oregon, prepare for opposing political rallies

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 5:13am
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Police in Portland girded for potential unrest on Sunday, citing "online threats of violence," ahead of dueling political rallies planned by supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump after racially charged killings convulsed Oregon's largest city.

All eyes on Cosby accuser as sexual assault trial begins

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 5:08am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - While dozens of women have leveled sexual assault allegations at comedian Bill Cosby, destroying his reputation as "America's dad," the question of whether he will be imprisoned will hang on the words of a single woman when his trial starts this week.

Vice President Pence urges Congress to complete Obamacare repeal

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday urged the Republican-controlled Congress to complete the job of dismantling Obamacare this summer and move on quickly to another big-ticket item on President Donald Trump's agenda: tax cuts.

'President Trump believes the climate is changing': Ambassador Haley

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 2:00pm
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump "believes the climate is changing," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Saturday.

Trump to hit the road for a jobs-focused reset in tough week

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 1:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will hit the road next week to ramp up his long-promised plan to overhaul the nation's aging airports, roads and railways, a push aimed at energizing his supporters and distracting from political intrigue in Washington.

U.S. evangelical green groups pan Trump's climate accord exit

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 4:37pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Evangelical Christian environmental groups on Friday panned President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from a global climate change pact, with leaders saying the political left does not have a monopoly on this issue.