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Place your bets! New Jersey kicks off era of legalized sports betting

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:45pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (Reuters) - With two $20 bets and a rambunctious crowd awaiting their turn, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy placed the state's very first legal sports bets on Thursday, capping a years-long battle to end the ban on sports betting in the Garden State."This is a huge step forward for gaming, for the tracks, for the economy of this state," Murphy said before placing his bets, with a crowd of media swarming him as he stepped to the counter at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Murphy's wag

New York sues Trump, his foundation, over 'self-dealing'

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his namesake foundation on Thursday, alleging "persistently illegal conduct" at the nonprofit, including support for Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Comey deviated from FBI norms in Clinton email probe: news report

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey deviated from the bureau's norms in handling a probe into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but there is no evidence his actions before the 2016 election were motivated by political bias, a Justice Department watchdog report concludes, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

Pennsylvania allows ETP Mariner East 1 pipeline to resume service

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:47am
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted on Thursday to allow Energy Transfer Partners LP's Sunoco Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipeline to return to service, reversing a suspension tied to safety concerns.

Kentucky sues Walgreens, cites 'alarming' rate of dispensing opioids

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:46am
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc , accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor.

Kentucky sues Walgreens, says it has role in opioid epidemic

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:58am
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor.

Supreme Court throws out Minnesota ban on voter political apparel

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States cannot impose a blanket prohibition on apparel such as T-shirts and buttons bearing political messages in polling sites, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday in an important free speech ruling striking down a Minnesota law as unconstitutional.

Martial arts fighter McGregor back in court, says regrets Brooklyn melee

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:52am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor returned to court in New York on Thursday and expressed regret for his role in a melee at an April event to publicize a series of Ultimate Fighting Championship fights at a Brooklyn arena.

Pennsylvania allows ETP Sunoco liquids pipe to return to service

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:37am
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted on Thursday to allow Energy Transfer Partners LP's (ETP) Sunoco Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipe to return to service.

Comey deviated from FBI norms in Clinton email probe: report

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:24am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey deviated from the bureau's norms in handling a probe into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but there is no evidence his actions before the 2016 election were motivated by political bias, a Justice Department watchdog report concludes, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

New York sues to dissolve Trump Foundation, cites illegal conduct

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:09am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general on Thursday sued U.S. President Donald Trump and his namesake foundation, saying the nonprofit should be dissolved after more than a decade of illegal conduct, including support for Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Scalise back on baseball field a year after shooting

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 9:46am
(Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana will play second base in a charity baseball game at Washington Nationals Park on Thursday, a year after being wounded by a gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers during baseball practice.

Supreme Court voids Minnesota ban on voter political apparel

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 9:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States cannot completely bar people from wearing T-shirts, buttons or other apparel bearing political messages in polling sites, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in an important free speech decision striking down a Minnesota law as unconstitutional.

Elon Musk's Boring Co to build high-speed commuter system in Chicago

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 9:22am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's Boring Co to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the downtown Loop district to O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, the company and the mayor's office said.

U.S. weather forecaster sees neutral conditions through summer 2018

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 8:53am
(Reuters) - Neutral conditions are likely through the Northern Hemisphere summer this year, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday, indicating that the extreme weather patterns known as El Niño or La Niña are less probable during this season.

Justice Department watchdog to release report on FBI decisions on Clinton probe

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 6:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a long-awaited report on Thursday on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe that she said contributed to her 2016 presidential election loss to Republican Donald Trump.

In Puerto Rico, a new hurricane season threatens the elderly

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 6:07am
ADJUNTAS, PUERTO RICO (Reuters) - At 84 years old and battling cancer, Israel Gonzalez Maldonado has lived without electricity for the nine months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico.

No vacancy: Housing crisis dogs Florida Keys months after Irma

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:08am
MARATHON, Fla. (Reuters) - For eight months Terri Metter has made her home in a government trailer parked along a debris-clogged canal in the Florida Keys and she considers herself lucky since Hurricane Irma forced many of her former neighbors to move off the once-idyllic archipelago.

Fierce gusts, bone-dry conditions challenge crews fighting U.S. wildfires

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 3:27am
(Reuters) - Fierce wind gusts and brutally bone-dry conditions are expected on Thursday across a five-state region where firefighters are wrangling several unrelenting wildfires that have forced thousands of residents to flee their homes.

Protective order obtained for Marvel magnate Stan Lee

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:23am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A temporary restraining order was issued on Wednesday against Stan Lee's caregiver, who is accused in court documents of subjecting the 95-year-old Marvel Comics magnate to elder abuse since taking charge of his affairs earlier this year.

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