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Trump says Puerto Rico in trouble after hurricane, debt 'must be dealt with'

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:34:52 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Puerto Rico is in "deep trouble" after being hit by Hurricane Maria and that its billions of dollars of debt to the Wall Street and banks "must be dealt with....
Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:14:37 -0400

By Katherine Davis-Young PHOENIX (Reuters) - Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and....
Georgia scheduled to execute man for murdering sister-in-law

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:05:11 -0400

Georgia is scheduled on Tuesday to execute a man for the 1990 shotgun murder of his sister-in-law, as lawyers for the inmate argue the lethal injection should be halted because his conviction was tain....
NHC says Hurricane Maria weakens slightly

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:15:04 -0400

(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, a Category 1 storm, has weakened slightly as it moves northward, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. Maria is located about 210 miles (340 km) southeast o....
Why consumers pay the price for hurricane fuel shortages

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:29:42 -0400

Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail. On paper, there wa....
U.S. appeals court to consider rights of gay workers

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:25:55 -0400

The Trump administration on Tuesday will urge a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan to rule that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees. The U.S. Department of Justice is supportin....
U.S. Navy Pacific commander misses promotion, retiring after collisions

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:16:20 -0400

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift said he plans to retire after being passed over for promotion to the chief of all military forces in the region in the wak....
Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Sept 25) - NASCAR, NFL, John Kelly, Puerto Rico, John McCain, Alabama

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:16:38 -0400

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL ....
Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:07:21 -0400

By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday....
Proposed healthcare bill may hurt U.S. economy: S&P

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:07:21 -0400

(Reuters) - A report from Standard & Poor's Global Ratings on Monday suggested that the latest proposed healthcare bill to overhaul Obamacare could hurt the U.S. economy, states and health insurer....
Health plan would cut U.S. deficit, but leave millions without insurance: CBO

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:07:21 -0400

An earlier version of a healthcare bill Republican leaders are trying to push through the U.S. Senate would save at least $133 billion over 10 years, Congress' nonpartisan budget agency said on Monday....
U.S. healthcare bill appears doomed after Collins says no

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:13:43 -0400

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A last ditch Republican effort to repeal Obamacare appeared doomed late on Monday after Senator Susan Collins became the third Republican se....
Independent counsel to review evidence in St. Louis police shooting lawsuit

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:04:50 -0400

Attorney General Josh Hawley announced the move more than a week after a judge's acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley on charges of murder for shooting Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011 sparked days o....
U.S. Senate tips labor board to Republican majority

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:42:58 -0400

Emanuel, a partner with global labor-law firm Littler Mendelson, was confirmed 49-47 by the Republican-controlled Senate. President Donald Trump nominated Emanuel and Marvin Kaplan, a lawyer and form....
Health plan would cut U.S. deficit, but leave millions without insurance: CBO

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:18:58 -0400

An earlier version of a healthcare bill Republican leaders are trying to push through the U.S. Senate would save at least $133 billion over 10 years, Congress' nonpartisan budget agency said on Monday....
Multinationals in Puerto Rico respond to Hurricane Maria

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:09:58 -0400

(Reuters) - Storm-battered Puerto Rico, with a population of 3.4 million, is still without electricity five days after Hurricane Maria struck with ferocious winds and torrential rains, the most powerf....
Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:05:08 -0400

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting ....
Proposed healthcare bill may hurt U.S. economy: S&P

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:58:31 -0400

(Reuters) - A report from Standard & Poor's Global Ratings on Monday suggested that the latest proposed healthcare bill to overhaul Obamacare could hurt the U.S. economy, states and health insurer....
Trump blasts NFL for anthem protests, says not about race

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:34:54 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump kept up his verbal battle with the National Football League over players who drop to one knee during the national anthem, saying on Monday their acts of protest had nothing....
Missouri murderer faces threats after winning state prison smoking ban

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:08:05 -0400

Ecclesiastical Washington, who is serving a life sentence for strangling and suffocating two women in the 1980s, recently argued in court that secondhand smoke was harmful to his health and asked a fe....
Puerto Rico evacuates area near crumbling dam, asks for aid

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:50:50 -0400

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he asked for m....
Desperate travelers crowd Puerto Rico airport in hopes of seat out

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:50:50 -0400

By Robin Respaut and Dave Graham SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hundreds of stranded tourists and Puerto Ricans seeking to leave filled the sweltering halls of San Juan International Airport on Mo....
U.S. appeals court allows part of Texas law targeting 'sanctuary cities'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:44:55 -0400

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday issued a mixed decision on a Texas law to punish "sanctuary cities," allowing a section requiring localities to abide by fed....
Patient assistance charity says U.S. contacted it in probe

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:23:11 -0400

A U.S. charity that offers assistance to patients seeking help to cover out-of-pocket drug costs on Monday said it has been contacted in a connection with federal investigation into drugmakers' financ....
House of Representatives to vote on FAA extension, hurricane tax relief

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:30:32 -0400

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Monday on a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to continue to operate and a package of tax rel....
New Jersey mayor resigns after admitting corruption charge

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:17:20 -0400

The mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, resigned on Monday, a city official said, after the mayor pleaded guilty last week to a state criminal conspiracy charge that he ordered city employees to perform wo....
Eighty percent of Puerto Rico power lines down: PREPA

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:02:38 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eighty percent of the power lines in Puerto Rico are down, the U.S. commonwealth's electric utility PREPA said on Monday, after Hurricane Maria blew through the island last we....
Violent crime in U.S. rose in 2016 vs. 2015: Justice Department

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:05:05 -0400

Violent crime rose 4.1 percent nationwide in 2016 compared to the 2015 estimates, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Violent crime, which the report defines as non-negligent killings, rape, ....
Fidelity executive gets favorable ruling in high-stakes alimony fight

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:42:10 -0400

The highest court in Massachusetts on Monday said a senior executive at Fidelity Investments will not have to pay a percentage of his future income to his former wife in a closely watched decision tha....
Secret Service arrests man with guns near White House on Sunday

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:03:38 -0400

Law enforcement officers arrested a man with multiple firearms near the White House on Sunday morning, the Secret Service and Washington Metropolitan Police Department said. The man was arrested afte....
Travelers swamp Puerto Rico's main airport; dam on verge of collapse

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:22:23 -0400

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hundreds of stranded travelers filled the sweltering halls of San Juan International Airport on Monday anxious to know when they cou....
Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:30:30 -0400

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games: - - - Patriots 36, Texans 33 Tom Brady worked his magic again. Down by five points with the ball at his own 25 and 2:2....
Maria to weaken to tropical storm on Tuesday: NHC

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:14:46 -0400

(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, now a category 1 storm, continues to weaken and will likely become a tropical storm by Tuesday night, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The hurricane is ....
Barbara Blaine, founder of group for clergy abuse victims, dies at 61

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:30:31 -0400

Blaine suffered a spontaneous coronary artery dissection last Monday, her family said in a statement. Blaine, who was born in Toledo, Ohio, held her first meetings of the Survivors Network of those A....
Masked gunman kills woman, wounds several others at Nashville church

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:09:30 -0400

The shooter, identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, walked into Nashville's Burnette Chapel Church of Christ wearing a ski mask and opened fire, Metropolitan Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron tol....
Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:58:54 -0400

President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that hav....
Supreme Court has option to duck travel ban ruling

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:26:11 -0400

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's announcement on Sunday that it is issuing new travel restrictions on people entering the United States from eight countries could ....
NFL rallies around protesting players denounced by Trump

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:24:32 -0400

SOMERSET, N.J.,/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NFL teams staged a show of solidarity with protesting players before Sunday's games by kneeling, linking arms or staying off the field during the U.S. national a....
Prison riot in central California leaves one inmate dead, eight others wounded

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:15:47 -0400

Prison guards fired rubber bullets and pepper spray to quell a riot on Sunday involving more than 160 inmates at a central California penitentiary in which one prisoner was stabbed to death and eight ....
Masked gunman kills woman, wounds several others at Nashville church

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:15:05 -0400

The suspect, identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, walked into Nashville's Burnette Chapel Church of Christ wearing a ski mask and opened fire shortly after 11 a.m., spokesman Don Aaron of the Metr....
Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:58:07 -0400

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Sena....
Trump renews clash with U.S. sports world

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:22:36 -0400

By Barbara Goldberg and James Oliphant SOMERSET, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump renewed his spat with the sports world on Sunday, again calling for National Football League owners to fire pl....
Trump pressures U.S. senators to back Republican healthcare bill

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:30:37 -0400

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare. ....
Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:26:53 -0400

By Barbara Goldberg and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owne....
Man spared death penalty for 2011 murder of Tennessee nursing student

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:50:07 -0400

Zachary Adams will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2011 kidnapping, rape and murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo after a plea deal on Saturday spared him from the death penalty....
Trump pressures U.S. senators to back Republican healthcare bill

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:07:26 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare. According to a new independent analysis,....
U.S. army probes fake evacuation orders sent to U.S. military, families in South Korea

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:16:44 -0400

The U.S. military said on Saturday it has opened an investigation into fake mobile phone alerts and social media messages advising U.S. military personnel and their families to evacuate the Korean Pen....
Protests could derail St. Louis' bid for second Amazon hub: sources

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:18:10 -0400

By Brendan O'Brien ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede the city's bid to attract Amazon.com's second headqua....
Hurricane Maria skirts Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico endures fresh flooding

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:26:41 -0400

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to ravage the Caribbean in a month, skirted past the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday, lea....
Man found guilty of 2011 murder of Tennessee nursing student

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:33:39 -0400

The first of three men arrested and facing trial in the 2011 kidnapping, rape and murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo was found guilty on all counts on Friday in Savannah, Tennessee. It to....