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NRA backs Trump on arming U.S. teachers, attacks anti-gun 'elites'

22 min 3 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, calling them Democratic elites who are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to chip away at the country's constitutionally guaranteed gun rights.

Puerto Rico should rebuild power from scratch: U.S. Fed official

1 hour 34 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico should "start from scratch" rebuilding its already outdated power infrastructure after deadly Hurricane Maria last year devastated it and left citizens without power, the U.S. central banker overseeing the island territory said on Thursday.

Trump says arming some teachers would stop shootings 'instantly'

3 hours 59 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed his call to arm teachers following last week's school massacre in Florida, saying it would be limited to those with military or special training but "would solve the problem instantly."

Trump says weighing possibility of 'the best' teachers having guns

3 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to clarify his support for arming teachers in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Florida, saying he only wanted to examine the idea and would limit it to those with military or special training.

Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting

4 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters) - Two weeks before a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, Bill Lee, the president of the state's school administrators association, warned that Florida's schools were vulnerable to just such an attack.

Three executions planned Thursday for three U.S. states

5 hours 39 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Alabama, Florida and Texas plan to execute inmates on Thursday and if carried out, it would be the first time in eight years that three people on death row have been executed on the same day since the death penalty was reinstated in the United States.

Deadly flooding forces evacuations across U.S. South, Midwest

6 hours 41 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Southern Plains and Midwest braced for more flooding on Thursday as snow-melting temperatures and heavy rains swelled waterways after claiming the lives of at least two people, including a child, and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate.

U.S. students protest over gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:19pm
WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages.

U.S. students protest gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:10pm
WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages.

Trump says arming teachers could help prevent school massacres

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres like last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, voicing support for an idea backed by the National Rifle Association gun rights group.

Pennsylvania Republicans ask Supreme Court to block new congressional map

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:01pm
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state's top court from taking effect ahead of this year's mid-term elections.

Judge dismisses New York Columbia University student's claims over rape reports

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a Columbia University student's lawsuit accusing the school of acting with deliberate indifference after she was sexually assaulted twice as a freshman in her dormitory room.

Ex-Arkansas judge who bartered in sexual favors sentenced to prison

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:02pm
(Reuters) - A former Arkansas district judge has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges that included granting leniency to defendants in his court if they gave him sexual favors in return, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.

U.S. students turn to gun-control group after school shooting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When they got prayers and thoughts from U.S. lawmakers after a massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students and teachers dead, thousands of young people turned to the country's largest gun-control advocacy group to learn how to make their voices heard.

Trump says arming teachers could prevent school massacres

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres such as last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Family of black man killed by Washington police gets $3.5 million settlement

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The city of Washington will pay $3.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of an unarmed black man who was shot to death by police in 2016, officials said on Wednesday.

United Technologies wins $2.5 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Technologies Aerospace Systems, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp, has been awarded a maximum $2.5 billion contract for aviation-related spare parts and related services, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Trump vows action on gun background checks after Florida shooting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:59pm
WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to take steps to improve background checks for gun buyers in the wake of last week's deadly Florida high school shooting as hundreds of students joined scattered protests around the United States.

More than $500,000 raised for 13 siblings held captive in California

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thirteen siblings in Southern California who authorities say were beaten, shackled and abused by their parents can count on more than $500,000 in donations that local groups have raised for their care.

New York man pleads guilty to attempting to support to Islamic State

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former plumbing assistant from New York City pleaded guilty on Wednesday to attempting to provide material support to Islamic State.

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