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Mayor of stricken San Juan blasts U.S. official over 'good news' comment

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:16pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."

Rich would benefit most from Trump tax cut plan: policy group

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wealthiest Americans would benefit the most from President Donald Trump's proposed tax cuts while many upper middle-income people would face higher taxes, independent experts said on Friday in the first detailed analysis of the plan.

Mayor of stricken San Juan rips U.S. official over 'good news' comment

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:27pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."

Ex-N.Y. brokerage executive avoids prison for pension bribe scheme

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former managing director at broker-dealer Sterne Agee was sentenced on Friday to six months' home confinement after she pleaded guilty to bribing a former portfolio manager at New York state’s retirement fund in exchange for tens of millions of dollars’ worth of business.

Michigan mom says she could be jailed for refusing to vaccinate son: media

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:39pm
(Reuters) - A Detroit mother must vaccinate her 9-year-old son by next week under a judge's order or she could go to jail, according to media reports.

U.S. Senate panel unveils budget plan paving way for Trump tax cuts

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel took President Donald Trump's proposed tax overhaul a step forward on Friday by unveiling a budget plan for the coming fiscal year that acknowledges lost revenues from tax cuts, while Trump pressed ahead with selling the proposal to the public.

Wisconsin teen in Slenderman stabbing case agrees to plead guilty

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:19pm
(Reuters) - One of two Wisconsin girls who said they stabbed a classmate to satisfy the fictitious horror character Slenderman agreed on Friday to plead guilty to avoid prison time, court documents showed.

U.S. energy chief urges incentives to help coal, nuke power plants

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:50am
(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has asked federal regulators to provide price incentives to help keep coal and nuclear power plants open, as a way to address "risks" to the resilience of the electrical grid, the Department of Energy said on Friday.

Mayor of stricken San Juan raps U.S. official over 'good news' comment

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:44am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."

Senate panel proposes $1.5 trillion 10-year revenue cut for tax plan

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate Budget Committee, in a crucial step forward for tax reform legislation, on Friday released a fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would allow tax cuts to lose up to $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next decade.

Trump says Puerto Rico, U.S. government need to confront island's debt load

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Puerto Rico needs to work with the U.S. government to determine how to fund rebuilding after Hurricane Maria and what to do about the territory's heavy debt load, President Donald Trump said on Friday.

Nebraska court's ruling ends beer sales near South Dakota reservation

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:54am
LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - Nebraska's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal involving four stores that wanted to resume beer sales in a small border village near a South Dakota American Indian reservation that has struggled with alcohol abuse problems.

Slurs prompt U.S. Air Force Academy head to call for racial tolerance

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:31am
(Reuters) - Racial slurs were written in the dormitory of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this week, prompting the head of the institution to tell students, faculty and staff that bigotry would not be tolerated.

Having the right name at the right, or sometimes wrong, time

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:57am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When reporters descended on upstate New York to ask about a stunning prison break in 2015, state police spokesman Major Charles Guess took their questions.

YRC freight terminal in Puerto Rico resumes limited operations

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:54am
(Reuters) - YRC Worldwide Inc said on Friday its freight terminal in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico has resumed limited operations and is working to provide service to customers as soon as possible.

Mayor of stricken San Juan hits at U.S. official's 'good news' comment

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:25am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."

Trump administration in spotlight as U.S. top court returns

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's ability to win over the U.S. Supreme Court will be put to the test when the nine justices begin their new term on Monday with major cases awaiting on voting rights, religious liberty, union funding and class-action suits.

Tree trimming firm pays biggest fine in U.S. immigration case

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:19am
(Reuters) - A tree trimming company has been handed the largest penalty imposed in a United States immigration case, totaling $95 million, after pleading guilty to employing illegal immigrants, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Marines agree to improve Camp Pendleton water after dead animals found in supply

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:00am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it reached an agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps to bring water systems at Camp Pendleton near San Diego up to code after the remains of small animals were found in the drinking water.

Apple sees sharp increase in U.S. national security requests

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:23pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the U.S. government in the first half of this year versus a year ago, according to a company report on Thursday.

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