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Ex-Chemours employee pleads guilty in U.S. trade secrets case

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:24am
(Reuters) - A former employee of chemicals firm Chemours Co has pleaded guilty to a U.S. charge that he conspired to steal trade secrets related to its lucrative sodium cyanide business and sell them to Chinese investors, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Significant rain for Colorado wildfire unlikely until weekend: NWS

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:12am
(Reuters) - Firefighters battling a raging wildfire in southwestern Colorado faced more hot, dry conditions and gusting winds on Tuesday, and significant rainfall relief was not expected until the weekend, officials said.

Massachusetts sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma, executives

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:55am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of illegally promoting the use of opioids, and became the first state to sue the drugmaker's executives and directors to hold them responsible as well.

Democrats aim to mobilize African-American base, win back white moderates

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 6:49am
JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - Walking through his law office in Jackson, Mississippi, Mike Espy shows off a framed award from the National Rifle Association recognizing his pro-gun votes in Congress.

Democratic House race in Virginia highlights primary voting in five states

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 6:08am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in five states will select candidates on Tuesday for November's midterm elections, with a Democratic battle in Virginia for the right to challenge one of the most endangered Republicans in Congress topping the slate of party primaries.

Firefighters battle Colorado wildfire under dry, hot conditions

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 4:40am
(Reuters) - Firefighters battling a raging wildfire in southwestern Colorado faced more hot, dry conditions and gusty winds on Tuesday, officials said.

Florida man kills four children, himself during standoff: police

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:54am
(Reuters) - A Florida man killed four children and shot a police officer before he took his own life, ending a daylong standoff with police on Monday, police said.

U.S. opens inquiry into gynecologist scandal at University of Southern California

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:03pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Education Department has opened an investigation into how the University of Southern California handled complaints that a longtime campus health clinic gynecologist sexually harassed or abused his patients during pelvic examinations.

Orlando rally marks second anniversary of nightclub mass shooting

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 9:51pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters, including survivors from two of Florida's deadliest modern mass shootings, staged a rally in Orlando on Monday to call for tougher firearms restrictions two years after a gunman killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub.

Trump economic adviser Kudlow in good condition after heart attack

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 9:04pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, a staunch defender of President Donald Trump's tough stance on global trade, was in good condition in a Washington-area hospital after suffering a heart attack, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday.

White House economic adviser Kudlow suffers heart attack: Trump

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 7:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffered a heart attack and is being treated at a Washington-area hospital, President Donald Trump said in a tweet.

Driving winds fan Colorado wildfire, 2,000 homes under evacuation

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 6:46pm
DENVER (Reuters) - Gusting winds and stubborn hot, dry weather in southwestern Colorado helped stoke a largely uncontrolled wildfire that grew by nearly a third to more than 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares) on Monday, with more than 2,000 homes under evacuation order.

Oregon lawmakers demand immigration detainees have access to lawyers

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats from Oregon said on Monday they are fearful that immigration detainees being held in a federal prison in Sheridan do not have access to lawyers for advice on their civil immigration cases.

Washington police say found no shooter in sweep of Justice Department

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 4:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police in Washington responded to reports of an active shooter at the Justice Department headquarters on Monday, but a spokeswoman said officers found no shooter in a sweep of the building.

U.S. Attorney General curbs asylum for immigrant victims of violence

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman raped and beaten by her former husband.

U.S. top court backs Ohio voter purge; Democrats blast ruling

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived Ohio's contentious policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls in a ruling powered by the five conservative justices and denounced by liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor as an endorsement of the disenfranchisement of minority and low-income Americans.

New Jersey governor's signature paves way for sports betting

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:23pm
(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday signed a bill to legalize sports betting, opening the door for the state to begin regulating and taxing the activity at casinos and racetracks.

Rosenstein calls for global collaboration on crime amid trade tension

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:19pm
MONTREAL (Reuters) - United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday called for global governments to "work together" on law enforcement, at a time when an escalating trade rift is pitting the United States against Canada and a number of Washington's other close trade partners.

Attorney General Sessions limits asylum for domestic violence victims

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who had been raped and beaten by her former husband.

Trump's coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers: cyber experts

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 2:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyber attacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers have a wide array of options for hitting electric infrastructure and nuclear facilities that are high-profile targets.

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