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Busloads of migrants from 'caravan' arrive at U.S.-Mexico border

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:16pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Dozens of Central American migrants from about 600 traveling in a "caravan" through Mexico arrived at the border city of Tijuana late on Tuesday despite warnings it would be futile to try to cross to claim asylum in the United States.

Rapper Meek Mill freed from U.S. jail after months-long campaign

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 7:13pm
(Reuters) - Rapper Meek Mill, who had been incarcerated for five months on a probation violation, was released from a Pennsylvania jail on Tuesday, his attorney said, after the state's top court granted him bail, capping a star-laden campaign to have him freed.

White House doctor refuses to pull out as Trump's nominee for veterans job

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 6:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson will continue as the nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs department after allegations about his conduct stalled his Senate hearing for the job, a White House official said on Tuesday.

Two police officers, civilian shot in Dallas: police

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 6:06pm
(Reuters) - Two Dallas police officers were shot and critically wounded on Tuesday at a Home Depot Inc store and a civilian was also shot in the incident, Dallas police said on Twitter.

Cosby prosecutors say his 'time to escape justice is over'

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:21pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Evidence of being a serial rapist finally caught up with Bill Cosby after decades of assaulting women and hiding behind his kindly television persona, prosecutors told a Pennsylvania jury on Tuesday in closing arguments of his sexual assault trial.

White House doctor Jackson to fight for VA job: White House official

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson will not withdraw as the nominee to head the Veterans Affairs department and will fight allegations about his conduct that surfaced ahead of a Senate confirmation hearing, a White House official said on Tuesday.

U.S. environment agency proposes limits to science used in rulemaking

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule on Tuesday that would limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, an apparent concession to big business that has long requested such restrictions.

James Comey's tell-all book sells 600,000 copies in first week

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:22pm
(Reuters) - Fired FBI director James Comey's memoir that details his private meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump sold some 600,000 copies in all formats in its first week, its publisher said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of best-selling political books.

Judge revokes bond for Nashville shooting suspect after public outcry

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:20pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A Tennessee judge on Tuesday revoked a $2 million bond set for the man accused of opening fire at a Nashville-area Waffle House restaurant, killing four people, while new details emerged of the suspect's struggles with paranoia and delusions.

U.S. Supreme Court divided over Texas electoral district fight

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared divided along ideological lines as it heard a bid by Texas to revive Republican-drawn electoral districts thrown out by a lower court for diluting the clout of black and Hispanic voters.

Cosby lawyers attack accusers' credibility, drawing prosecutor rebuke

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:04pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby on Tuesday attacked the credibility of women who testified against him at his sexual assault trial, drawing a stern rebuke from prosecutors who said such shaming of victims was the reason women do not report sex crimes.

Trump opens door for Jackson to pull out as nominee for veterans job

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday left open the possibility that his doctor, Ronny Jackson, would withdraw as his pick to lead the Veterans Affairs department after allegations stalled his Senate confirmation hearing.

EPA proposes to bar use of confidential data in rulemaking

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule on Tuesday that would stop it from relying on scientific research underpinned by confidential data in its making of regulations.

Florida shooting suspect qualifies for public defender, judge rules

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:46pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The man charged with killing 17 people at Florida high school qualifies to have a public defender represent him at taxpayer expense, even though he may inherit money from his late mother's estate, a Florida judge ruled on Tuesday.

Judge revokes bond for Nashville shooting suspect after outcry

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:21pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - After a public outcry, a Tennessee judge revoked a $2 million bond on Tuesday set for the man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House restaurant, while police tried to discern a motive for the attack.

EPA set to unveil policy barring 'secret science': sources

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency is close to announcing a new policy that would stop it from relying on scientific research underpinned by confidential data in its rulemaking, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Massachusetts court weighs suspending judge for courthouse affair

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:13pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts's top court weighed on Tuesday whether it should suspend a judge who admitted to engaging in repeated sexual encounters including in his courthouse with a social worker whose lawyer contended he abused the power he had over her.

Cosby lawyers slam accuser as 'pathological liar' at trial

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:08pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby attacked the credibility of women who testified against him at his sexual assault trial, singling out accuser Andrea Constand during closing arguments on Tuesday as a "pathological liar."

Trump opens door for Jackson to leave as veterans agency nominee

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday left open the possibility that his doctor Ronny Jackson would withdraw as his pick to lead the Veterans Affairs department after allegations stalled his Senate confirmation hearing.

U.S. top court curbs human rights claims against companies

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that foreign corporations cannot be sued in American courts for human rights abuses overseas, refusing to revive a lawsuit claiming Jordan-based Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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