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Northern Puerto Rico hit by blackout due to fire at power substation: CNN

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 6:24am
(Reuters) - Parts of northern Puerto Rico on Sunday were left in the dark after a mechanical failure caused a fire at a power substation, CNN reported, citing authorities.

Trump budget plan to seek funds for border wall, infrastructure, opioid treatment

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:07am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will unveil his second budget on Monday - seeking to make good on his promise to bolster military spending and requesting funds for infrastructure, construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and opioid treatment programs.

New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 6:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio.

U.S. border patrol agent may have died from fall, not attack: memo

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 5:58pm
(Reuters) - A federal investigation into the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas has found no evidence he was attacked, as President Donald Trump suggested at the time, but may have died from a fall, an internal federal agency memo shows.

NY attorney general sues Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 4:47pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Sunday he had filed a civil suit against The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, and Bob Weinstein, alleging the company's executives and board failed to protect employees from movie producer and former CEO Harvey Weinstein.

Harvard names veteran academic administrator as new president

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 4:11pm
(Reuters) - Harvard University on Sunday announced that Lawrence Bacow from its Kennedy School of Government would be its 29th president starting on July 1, calling him one of the most experienced and respected leaders in U.S. higher education.

Disney raises prices of some U.S. theme park tickets

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 2:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Sunday it was changing the admission price for its U.S. theme parks, raising the cost of some single-day tickets by almost 9 percent.

Gunman kills four, then self in Kentucky: police

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 2:18pm
(Reuters) - Five people, including a suspected gunman who apparently took his own life, were killed in a shooting spree at two locations in northeastern Kentucky, officials said on Sunday.

U.S. border patrol agent died from fall, not attack: report

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:29pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died three months ago in what President Donald Trump said was an attack likely was killed by an accidental fall into a deep culvert, a newspaper reported, citing a federal agency memo.

Five killed, including gunman, in shooting spree in Kentucky: police

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 1:19am
(Reuters) - Five people, including a suspected gunman who apparently took his own life, were killed in a shooting spree at two locations in northeast Kentucky on Saturday, officials said.

U.S. Grand Canyon helicopter crash kills three - report

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:09pm
(Reuters) - A tourist helicopter crashed in the United States' Grand Canyon on Saturday, killing three people and injuring four others, Arizona media and a federal aviation spokesman said.

U.S. drops charges against defendant in NCAA corruption case

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 5:03pm
(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges against the former director of an amateur basketball program who was among 10 people charged last year in a major corruption case involving college basketball, according to a court filing.

Two Ohio police officers shot dead responding to 911 call

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 4:59pm
(Reuters) - Two Ohio police officers were shot to death on Saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, and a suspect was wounded and is in custody, officials said.

U.S. rail official steps down after questions raised over outside work

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 3:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Trump administration rail safety official resigned on Saturday after questions were raised about whether he was conducting outside work after taking the post, the U.S. Transportation Department said.

Two Ohio police officers shot to death, suspect held

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 3:24pm
(Reuters) - Two Ohio police officers were shot to death on Saturday when they responded to a call and a suspect was wounded and is in custody, a spokeswoman for the city of Westerville said.

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor sent to Arizona federal prison

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 2:40pm
(Reuters) - Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to a high security federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, after being convicted of molesting scores of young women who went to him for treatment, authorities said on Saturday.

OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 1:33pm
(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers.

U.S. Olympic system failed abused gymnasts: USOC

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:05pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. Olympic system "failed" the hundreds of young female athletes sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors Chairman Larry Probst said on Friday.

Russian offering info on Trump bilked U.S. spies out of money: NY Times

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 8:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian who offered stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons and compromising information on President Donald Trump bilked U.S. spies out of $100,000 last year, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing U.S. and European security officials.

Autopsy finds gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas took anti-anxiety drug

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 8:15pm
(Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was found to have had anti-anxiety medication in his system, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing a newly obtained autopsy report.