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Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:31:07 -0500

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to lure bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday retail season, but some shop....
Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:40:09 -0500

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the ....
New Jersey woman raises $325,000 for homeless Samaritan

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:29:48 -0500

Kate McClure, 27, launched a page on GoFundMe.com that had raised $325,420 for the man, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., as of Friday afternoon. McClure said on the GoFundMe website she was driving on Interstate ....
Cordray resigns from U.S. consumer agency, triggers political showdown

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:20:57 -0500

Richard Cordray, the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formally resigned on Friday and named a deputy director as his replacement, setting the stage for a political and legal ....
Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:50:08 -0500

The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for tro....
Macy's suffers credit card processing slowdown on Black Friday

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:31:49 -0500

Department store operator Macy's Inc said that processing of payments with some credit and gift cards was taking longer than usual in its stores on Black Friday, the traditional start of the key holid....
U.S. diplomat shot in foot on highway near Rio

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:50:36 -0500

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat in Brazil was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery on a highway near Rio de Janeiro, highlighting surging violence in Rio state wher....
Trump's lawyers say Trump SoHo exit undermines emoluments lawsuit

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:24:58 -0500

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawyers representing President Donald Trump on Friday said the Trump Organization's exit from a luxury hotel in lower Manhattan undermines a lawsuit in w....
Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:05:08 -0500

Julia Poff, 46, was ordered held in jail last week ahead of trial after she was indicted on charges of mailing packages last year that were designed to kill, transporting explosives and other criminal....
Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:26:45 -0500

The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sister city San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a "comfort women" statue from a private group there. The iss....
Texas state trooper shot dead, suspect arrested after manhunt

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:58:25 -0500

The fatal shooting took place on Thursday in Fairfield, about 90 miles (145 km) south of Dallas, where highway patrol trooper Damon Allen had stopped the suspect for a traffic violation and made conta....
U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:08:46 -0500

At the start of the holiday season consumer spending rose 16.8 percent year-over-year until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracked 80 percent of online transactions at the ....
Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:04:02 -0500

Julia Poff, 46, was ordered held in jail last week ahead of trial after she was indicted on charges of mailing packages last year that were designed to kill, transporting explosives and other criminal....
U.S. asks Venezuela for access to detained Citgo executives

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:24:50 -0500

Washington has asked the government of leftist Nicolas Maduro for access to Venezuelan-American executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo detained in Caracas this week, a State Department official said o....
Investigators find no conspiracy in murder of Baltimore detective: police

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:28:28 -0500

(Reuters) - Investigators in Baltimore have found no conspiracy behind the shooting death of a homicide detective killed the day before he had been set to testify against fellow officers accused of gr....
Bodyguard to armed Oregon occupation leader sentenced to probation

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:35:17 -0500

Wesley Kjar, 33, a Utah native who prosecutors said acted as a bodyguard for occupation leader Ammon Bundy in the early days of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge siege, pleaded guilty last June to ....
Detained Venezuelan-U.S. Citgo executives to be tried as 'traitors': Maduro

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:01:51 -0500

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that Venezuelan-American executives at refiner Citgo who were arrested in a corruption sweep this week would be tri....
Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:53:26 -0500

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the....
U.S. judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortions

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:08:21 -0500

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after p....
U.S. judge strikes down Texas law to limit second-trimester abortions

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:56:27 -0500

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Austin on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would restrict the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the....
Pressure mounts on U.S. Rep. Conyers after sexual harassment allegations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:44:49 -0500

U.S. Representative John Conyers faced additional fallout on Wednesday related to sexual harassment accusations made by former staffers, as a fellow Democrat called for his resignation and two more su....
Trump Organization in buyout deal on struggling NYC tower: report

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:20:52 -0500

The decision to reach a buyout deal on the Trump SoHo property was made by Eric and Donald Trump, Jr., sons of President Donald Trump, along with a small group of senior executives, the newspaper repo....
Ex-WellCare general counsel gets six months in U.S. prison

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:07:18 -0500

A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida's Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors ....
Exclusive: CSX to impose hefty fees on some rail customers in 2018

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:30:36 -0500

CSX Corp will charge new fees for freight shipments to Mexico and hike charges for customers that fail to load or discharge railcars by agreed deadlines or ship unsafely loaded or overweight railcars ....
Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela: source

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:34:39 -0500

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a ....
U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Michigan court

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:34:42 -0500

(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.....
Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:31:44 -0500

The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees f....
Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:26:14 -0500

NEW YORK/CALGARY (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still un....
U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missing

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:16:00 -0500

A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and three people were missing, in the latest ....
Award reversed for Connecticut inmate who challenged confinement

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:08:37 -0500

A divided federal appeals court threw out a $62,650 award that Connecticut had been ordered to pay a former inmate who said the state unconstitutionally kept him in segregation for 23 hours a day for ....
Alabama prisoner recaptured after second escape in three weeks

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:43:41 -0500

Shane Anthony Vernon, 27, was taken into custody without incident late Tuesday by DeKalb County Police just west of Atlanta, about 150 miles from the Coosa County jail in Alabama from which he escaped....
Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:09:08 -0500

(Reuters) - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about....
Trump: Father of UCLA player in shoplifting case is 'ungrateful fool'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:42:12 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an....
The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:11:38 -0500

Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest social-media driven holida....
U.S. Olympic gold medalist Douglas says doctor sexually abused her

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:49:31 -0500

Three-times Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doct....
Haitians in U.S. malign Trump decision to send them back home

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:51:58 -0500

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Haitian immigrants on Tuesday decried a U.S. decision to end a program that granted 59,000 Haitians temporary visas after the 2010 earthquake, saying they would ....
David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:01:11 -0500

David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the "The Partridge Family" television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist s....
Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:45:26 -0500

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct an....
U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open: State Department

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:40:18 -0500

The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could tri....
White House personnel investigated for improper foreign contact: Washington Post

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:57:27 -0500

Three U.S. military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his trip this month to Asia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Th....
Many in Haiti thank U.S. for renewal, not end, of protected status

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:15:11 -0500

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The U.S. decision to end from July 2019 a scheme that protects some 59,000 Haitians from deportation from the United States was viewed positively on Tuesday in Haiti, where ....
American, United settle World Trade Center developer's 9/11 claims

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:00:53 -0500

The developer of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation defenda....
Man charged with terrorism, murder in New York truck attack

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:35:55 -0500

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Sayfullo Saipov on terrorism and murder charges stemming from last month's truck attack in Lower Manhattan in which eight people were killed, the U.S. Justice ....
Ex-New York prison guards found guilty of charges over 2013 beating

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:31:32 -0500

Two former New York state jail guards were found guilty by a Manhattan jury on Tuesday of federal charges related to the 2013 beating of an inmate who suffered life-threatening injuries, prosecutors a....
World Trade Center developer settles with United, American over 9/11

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:27:51 -0500

The developer of the World Trade Center site in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation in....
House ethics panel investigating allegations against U.S. Rep. Conyers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:49:56 -0500

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, wh....
U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open -State Dept

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:45:56 -0500

The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger i....
Chicago's county plugs budget hole from repealed soda tax

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:42:00 -0500

Illinois' Cook County, which includes Chicago, will fill a budget gap caused by last month's repeal of a sugary drink tax through hundreds of layoffs and other measures, under a $5.2 billion fiscal 20....
Death of Border Patrol agent in Texas may have been assault: FBI

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:26:16 -0500

A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died while patrolling a remote part of West Texas may have been assaulted, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday in a case that prompted U.S. President Don....
Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:17:38 -0500

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct an....