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Judge halts Texas law requiring burial or cremation of fetal tissue

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:39pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday placed a temporary halt on a Texas law requiring abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetal tissue through burial or cremation, saying the state has not shown how the measure has a public health purpose.

'Jackpotting' hackers steal over $1 million from ATMs across U.S.: Secret Service

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coordinated group of hackers likely tied to international criminal syndicates has pilfered more than $1 million by hijacking ATM machines across the United States and forcing them to spit out bills like slot machines dispensing a jackpot, a senior U.S. Secret Service official said on Monday.

Pentagon reviewing security after fitness apps show locations

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 2:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of security protocols, officials say, after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement at military facilities around the world, including in war zones.

Ex-NY high school librarian gets 15 years in kidnap-murder plot

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York City high school librarian was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday after he was found guilty of conspiring to kidnap, rape and murder women with people he met on internet message boards.

Cleveland Indians to remove logo criticized as racist

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Cleveland Indians agreed to remove the smiling "Chief Wahoo" logo that has been on team uniforms since 1947, the team and Major League Baseball said on Monday, a victory for critics who have long criticized the image as a racist caricature.

Pentagon warns U.S. forces after fitness trackers reveal locations

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Monday it was reviewing whether it needed to bolster its security protocols after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement of U.S. personnel at American military facilities around the world, including in war zones.

Cleveland Indians to remove 'Chief Wahoo' from uniforms in 2019: MLB

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:35pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Cleveland Indians baseball team agreed to remove the longtime logo of a smiling "Chief Wahoo" from their uniforms, starting with the 2019 season, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.

U.S. to implement security upgrades to refugee program

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New security upgrades to the U.S. refugee admissions program will help block suspected criminals from entering the United States from "high-risk" countries, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Monday.

U.S. court: No court-appointed lawyer for boy facing deportation

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:14pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Children illegally brought to the United States with their parents have no constitutional right to a court-appointed lawyer to represent them in U.S. immigration proceedings, according to a federal appellate ruling issued on Monday.

Jealous former boyfriend behind Pennsylvania car wash attack: reports

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:53am
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania police did not dispute local media reports on Monday that said the man who shot and killed four people at a car wash outside Pittsburgh on Sunday was a jealous former lover of one of the women killed.

U.S. to announce new 'security upgrades' to refugee program: Nielsen

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:39am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New "security upgrades" to the U.S. refugee admissions program will help block criminals and other suspicious persons from entering the United States from high-risk nations, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Monday.

Trump wants U.S. Health Secretary to get tough on drug prices, opioids

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:02am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday charged the new U.S. health secretary with bringing down drug prices and to be tough on pharmaceutical companies about the widespread abuse of prescription opiates.

Few U.S. adults report bonuses, raises from Republican tax law

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 5:11am
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two percent of U.S. adults said they had gotten a raise, bonus or other additional benefits due to the Republican tax law enacted a month ago by President Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday.

Hung out to dry twice, Tennessee city stumped by Trump's washer tariffs

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:13am
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - When President Donald Trump's imposed steep tariffs on imported washing machines last week it was a "Not Again" moment for officials in this north Tennessee city that has lost jobs to an international trade dispute before.

Rosenstein approved surveillance extension of former Trump adviser: NYT

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:38pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein approved to extend surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page shortly after assuming office last spring, the New York Times reported, citing people familiar with a secret Republican memo.

Detroit police officer dies four days after shooting

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 10:49pm
(Reuters) - A Detroit, Michigan, police officer died on Sunday after being shot in the head and chest during a domestic violence call last week, police said.

Dennis Peron, father of medical marijuana in California, dies at 72

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 3:20pm
(Reuters) - Dennis Peron, the cannabis activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California, died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72.

Democratic senator criticizes Pelosi's immigration comment

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:45am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat, said on Sunday he thought a new White House immigration plan was a good starting point, and he criticized House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for dismissing it as a way to "make America white again."

Republican senators urge Congress to revisit bill to protect Mueller

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:44am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress should revisit proposed legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller after President Donald Trump tried to fire him last year while he investigated the Trump campaign's ties with Russia, two Republican senators said on Sunday.

Five shot dead, one wounded at western Pennsylvania car wash

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:29am
(Reuters) - Five people were killed and one was wounded after a gunman opened fire at a western Pennsylvania car wash early on Sunday, state police said. The attacker was believed to be among the dead.

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