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Citing Trump, New Jersey legislature passes tax disclosure bill

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill requiring U.S. presidential candidates to submit their tax returns to have their names listed on the state ballot, reacting to President Donald Trump's refusal to disclose his returns during the 2016 campaign.

Judge approves $27 million driver settlement in Lyft lawsuit

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:04pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge gave the final approval on Thursday to a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit against Lyft, ending a legal case that challenged the independent contractor status of the company's drivers.

Al Qaeda operative guilty in deaths of U.S. servicemen, bomb plot

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:01pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabia-born man was convicted on Thursday of participating in a 2003 attack in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. servicemen and plotting to bomb a U.S. embassy in West Africa, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said.

Trump air traffic control proposal draws mixed reviews

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 4:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's proposal to privatize U.S. air traffic control won the backing of major U.S. airlines, but drew criticism from other groups concerned smaller airlines and private companies would lose airport access.

Appeals court considers overturning sentence of former NY Assembly speaker

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:36pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Judges in a federal appeals court on Thursday sharply questioned whether the corruption conviction of Sheldon Silver, former speaker of the New York State Assembly, could stand in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

New York Mayor details cuts to city under Trump budget proposal

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:36pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the city would suffer huge cuts to a wide array of services and capital funding, jeopardizing everything from housing inspections and senior services to transit projects and counter-terrorism efforts, under President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget.

Man left undetonated explosive at NYC bus terminal, police say

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police arrested a man after he left a crude explosive device in a briefcase during rush hour at a busy New York City bus terminal, according to a criminal complaint filed on Thursday. The device did not detonate.

Man indicted for hate crimes after attack on Muslim airport employee

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:23pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man has been indicted on hate crime charges after assaulting a female Muslim employee at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in January, yelling that President Donald Trump "will get rid of all of you," prosecutors said on Thursday.

Gunning for profit: Firearm makers among the top short trades under Trump

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 1:32pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Gun owners were thrilled with Donald Trump's election in November. So were short sellers of gun stocks.

U.S. Air Force releases names of airmen killed in New Mexico crash

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:06pm
(Reuters) - Three U.S. Air Force officers killed when their small reconnaissance plane crashed near a municipal airport in eastern New Mexico were identified on Thursday.

Miami baseball star Fernandez responsible for deadly boat crash: report

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:42am
MIAMI (Reuters) - Miami baseball star Jose Fernandez was to blame for a boat crash that killed him and two passengers last year, Florida officials said on Thursday, finding that his reckless and impaired driving led the vessel to slam into a rock jetty.

Tennessee finds bird flu at second farm that supplies Tyson Foods

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:42am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry has infected a second commercial chicken flock in Tennessee that supplies Tyson Foods Inc, the company and the state's agriculture department said on Thursday.

Judge orders Volkswagen executive held until trial in emissions case

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:36am
DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday ordered that a Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal be detained until his trial set for January 2018.

Oklahoma state senator charged with felony prostitution

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:24am
(Reuters) - An Oklahoma Republican state senator who campaigned as a champion of family values was charged with felony prostitution on Thursday after authorities found him in a motel room with a teenage boy, the Cleveland County District's office said.

Ryan says Trump playing constructive role on healthcare

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:20am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday that President Donald Trump is playing a constructive role in new health care legislation and helping bridge differences among congressional Republicans.

McDonald's removes tweet criticizing Donald Trump

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:35am
(Reuters) - A tweet from McDonald's Corp official Twitter handle said President Donald Trump was a "disgusting excuse of a president."

New York City mayor will not face corruption charges: prosecutors

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:28am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal and state prosecutors on Thursday said they would not bring criminal charges against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio or his aides in connection with two simultaneous investigations into his fundraising practices.

Republicans to press ahead with plan to dismantle Obamacare health plan

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republicans were set to press ahead in Congress on Thursday with a plan to dismantle Obamacare, negotiating changes as they go, with their bill slated to move to the budget committee on its way to a crucial vote soon by the full House of Representatives.

Hyundai recalling nearly 1 million Sonata cars in U.S.: regulator

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:51am
DETROIT (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co will recall about 978,000 Sonata cars in the United States because of a seat belt glitch that has led to one minor injury, according to a report filed on Thursday by the South Korean automaker with U.S. regulators.

Trump puts extra skinny into his 'skinny budget'

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's not unusual for a newly minted White House to present what's known as a "skinny budget," a wish-list of spending requests for Congress and some basic economic projections.

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