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Former U.S. taekwondo star waits a decade for her #MeToo moment

Top Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
(Reuters) - It has taken a decade, but Mandy Meloon, a two-time taekwondo world champion thrown off the U.S. national team in 2007 after accusing her coach of molesting her at age 16, has won a measure of vindication.

Former U.S. taekwondo star waits a decade for her #MeToo moment

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 25 min ago
(Reuters) - It has taken a decade, but Mandy Meloon, a two-time taekwondo world champion thrown off the U.S. national team in 2007 after accusing her coach of molesting her at age 16, has won a measure of vindication.

U.S. student anti-gun activists to keep momentum alive over summer

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 22 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leaders of the student-led anti-gun movement, who inspired classroom walkouts across the country on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, say they plan to maintain their activism through the long summer break.

U.S. President Trump to visit Britain mid-year, possibly July: reports

Political News - 4 hours 52 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Britain midway through 2018, possibly in July, British newspapers reported on Saturday, citing government sources in Washington and London.

Natalie Portman says to skip Israeli ceremony due to Netanyahu speech

Top Entertainment News - 7 hours 37 min ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be seen as supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was scheduled to speak at the event.

Ex-U.S. presidents among mourners expected at Barbara Bush funeral

Top U.S. News - 8 hours 31 min ago
(Reuters) - Several former U.S. presidents and hundreds of mourners are expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

Golf: Johnson surges into share of lead in San Antonio

Top Sports News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 8:24pm
(Reuters) - Zach Johnson shot a blistering seven-under-par 65 to jump into a tie with Ryan Moore on nine-under 135 after the second round of the Texas Open on Friday.

Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering

Political News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month stemming from an extramarital affair, was charged separately on Friday with felony computer data tampering, prosecutors said.

Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering

Top U.S. News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month stemming from an extramarital affair, was charged separately on Friday with felony computer data tampering, prosecutors said.

Harvey Weinstein goes to court to retrieve personal emails

Top Entertainment News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:06pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday to order his company, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in March, to turn over personal emails that he says are relevant to ongoing civil and criminal investigations against him.

Harvey Weinstein goes to court to retrieve personal emails

Top U.S. News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:06pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday to order his company, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in March, to turn over personal emails that he says are relevant to ongoing civil and criminal investigations against him.

Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

Top U.S. News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A internal CIA review in 2011 cleared U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to head the agency, Gina Haspel, of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes depicting the harsh interrogation of an al Qaeda suspect, according to a memorandum that the CIA declassified and released on Friday.

'Smallville' actress charged in self-help guru's sex traffic case

Top Entertainment News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:58pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York actress Allison Mack was arrested Friday on charges that she recruited women into a secret society led by self-help guru Keith Raniere in which they were forced to have sex with Raniere and were branded with his initials.

EPA staff see hurdles in Pruitt science revamp, internal emails show

Political News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials are concerned that companies may be required to publicly disclose confidential data used in crafting government regulations, under an initiative by the agency's chief to eliminate "secret science," internal emails showed.

Trucker in deadly Texas migrant case given life sentences

Top U.S. News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:46pm
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The driver of a truck packed with migrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty in October to federal human smuggling charges.

Southwest giving passengers $5,000 checks on accident flight

Top U.S. News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co confirmed Friday it has sent $5,000 checks to passengers aboard a flight that made an emergency landing this week after an engine failed, killing a passenger.

U.S. students walk out again to protest gun violence

Top U.S. News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:23pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Demanding an end to gun violence and tougher restrictions on firearm sales, thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on Friday in hopes of putting pressure on politicians ahead of November's midterm elections.

Saudis flock to 'Black Panther' as first public cinema premieres

Top Entertainment News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11pm
RIYADH (Reuters) - Dozens of Saudi families flocked to the movies on Friday for the first time in almost 40 years after the lifting of a ban on a form of entertainment once deemed corrupting and un-Islamic.

U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights

Political News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability."

Trump, France's Macron to discuss Iran nuclear deal next week

Political News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, although discussions with European countries on addressing U.S. concerns about the 2015 deal were "not quite done yet," a senior administration official said on Friday.

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