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Plane crashes on approach to New Jersey airport: FAA

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small plane on Monday crashed on approach near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey causing two buildings to catch fire, the Federal Aviation Administration and local police said.

'If you delay, you die' Tulsa officer charged with manslaughter testifies

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 2:12pm
(Reuters) - A white Tulsa police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist took the stand in her own defense on Monday, saying she fired because training taught her to act quickly against a perceived deadly threat, according to local news reports.

Thirty hurt as school bus crashes on Maryland interstate

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bus carrying Philadelphia schoolchildren was hit by a car and overturned on an interstate highway in Maryland on Monday, injuring 30 people and backing up traffic for miles, authorities said.

U.S. appeals court grills lawyers on Trump's revised travel ban

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:59pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday questioned Justice Department attorneys over President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, the second such court to review Trump's directive over the past week.

Workers say Wal-Mart discriminated against thousands of pregnant women

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:42am
, (Reuters) - - Two former Wal-Mart Stores Inc employees have filed a lawsuit accusing the retailer of treating thousands of pregnant workers as “second-class citizens” by rejecting their requests to limit heavy lifting, climbing on ladders and other potentially dangerous tasks.

Trump's son to attend private school in Maryland

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:08am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's youngest son, 11-year-old Barron, will attend a private school just outside Washington in the fall, the White House said on Monday.

Working the farm, while Trump talks tough on immigration

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:06am
KING CITY, Calif. (Reuters) - On an overcast spring morning, about 40 Mexican men turned out in the pre-dawn hours to board a bus for California's Salinas Valley where they would harvest 16 acres (6.47 hectares) of lettuce over the next three days.

Ex-NFL star gave no hint of suicide plan, fiancée tells TV interviewer

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 9:52am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez gave no indication that he planned to kill himself in his prison cell in his final phone call with his fiancée, she said in a television interview to be broadcast on Monday.

U.S. top court rules in favor of debt collector in bankruptcy dispute

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to debt collectors, ruling that people who have filed for bankruptcy cannot sue companies that try to recoup old debt that is not required to be paid back under state statutes of limitations.

U.S. top court rejects bid to revive North Carolina voting law

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 8:56am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court put the final nail in the coffin of North Carolina's strict voter-identification law on Monday, rejecting a Republican bid to revive the measure struck down by a lower court for intentionally aiming to suppress black voter turnout.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects case involving burping teen

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 8:43am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a civil rights lawsuit against a New Mexico police officer for arresting a 13-year-old boy who burped repeatedly and disrupted his class, a case that raised questions about police conduct in school settings.

Trump reassures farmers immigration crackdown not aimed at their workers

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:10am
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry and its largely immigrant workforce, according to farmers and officials who met with him.

Four to plead guilty in Baruch College frat hazing death in Pennsylvania

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:11am
(Reuters) - Four defendants are due to enter guilty pleas on Monday in the 2013 fraternity hazing death of a Baruch College student in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.

District of Columbia contestant named Miss USA

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 10:05pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A 25-year-old scientist representing the District of Columbia was crowned winner of the Miss USA pageant on Sunday, the second consecutive year that the contestant from the nation's capital won the annual competition.

Mayor of Virginia city targeted by anti-Semitic tweets after criticizing marchers

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 6:12pm
(Reuters) - The mayor of the Virginia college town of Charlottesville was the target of anti-Semitic tweets on Sunday after speaking out against white nationalists who converged on a local park carrying blazing torches the night before.

Facebook's Sandberg urges family-friendly policies on Mother's Day

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 12:41pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg posted a Mother's Day appeal on Sunday for federal and corporate policies to benefit working parents, including a minimum wage increase, mandated paid parental leave and affordable childcare.

U.S. Senate Democrats may refuse to vote on Trump FBI pick: Schumer

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 11:01am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Sunday that Democrats would consider refusing to vote on a new FBI director until a special prosecutor is named to investigate President Donald Trump’s potential ties to Russia.

Fifth person dies after Massachusetts auto auction crash

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 9:54am
(Reuters) - A fifth person has died from his injuries following a crash at a Massachusetts auto auction earlier this month, when a SUV being readied for sale smashed through a concrete wall and into a crowd of bidders.

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new FBI director

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 8:33pm
WASHINGTON/LYNCHBURG, Va. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will move quickly to nominate a new FBI director, after he sparked a political firestorm by firing the man investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign.

Jail inmate grabs gun, takes hostage at Illinois hospital

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 4:45pm
(Reuters) - A jail inmate receiving treatment at a hospital near Chicago grabbed his guard's gun and took a female hospital employee hostage on Saturday, according to local officials and media reports.