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Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:40:44 -0500

Bank of America, the second-biggest U.S. bank by assets, said its request to makers of the military-style weapons was in line with those taken by other financial industry companies to help prevent dea....
Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:28:33 -0500

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association as the fallout from last week's massacre at a Florida h....
Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend New York funeral

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:30:44 -0500

In a filing in federal court in Washington, Manafort said his father-in-law died on Saturday and that he would like to travel from his Virginia home to Long Island, New York, to attend the wake, funer....
Manafort says father-in-law died, seeks to attend N.Y. funeral

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:29:07 -0500

Manafort, who also managed Trump's presidential campaign for several months in 2016, filed court papers asking the judge overseeing his criminal case to allow him to travel to New York on Monday for t....
Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:25:13 -0500

Staring boldly into TV cameras, Hogg and other students who survived the Feb. 14 Parkland school massacre, have demanded lawmakers restrict gun sales and are targeting politicians funded by the pro-gu....
Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:24:18 -0500

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association as the fallout from last week's massacre at a Florida h....
Woman stabbed to death, man wounded at Massachusetts library

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:14:08 -0500

The suspect, Jeffery Yao, 23, of Winchester, approached the woman and stabbed her multiple times with a 10-inch hunting knife at a library reading room table, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian....
Prestigious U.S. colleges won't reject students who protest guns

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:07:15 -0500

Many school districts officials have threatened to suspend high school students who take part in nationwide gun control walkouts and other demonstrations called by survivors of the mass shooting that ....
NRA honors FCC chair with rifle for repealing 'net neutrality'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:32:58 -0500

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday honored the head of the Federal Communications Commission with a rifle after braving death threats and other ....
Woman in van arrested after striking White House barrier

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:46:03 -0500

A Tennessee woman driving a white van on Friday intentionally drove into a White House security barrier but did not breach it, and she was immediately apprehended and put under arrest, the U.S. Secret....
Trump company settles lawsuit over disputed golf club deposits

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:29:22 -0500

The payout is more than 94 percent of the $5.77 million that U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, who must approve the settlement, last February had ordered the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Flor....
California man sentenced to over two years in prison for penny stock fraud

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:43:12 -0500

A California stock promoter was sentenced on Friday to two years and three months in prison for his role in what U.S. prosecutors say was a nearly $100 million penny stock pump-and-dump scheme. Songk....
Woman in van arrested after striking White House barrier

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:33:12 -0500

A Tennessee woman driving a white van on Friday intentionally drove into a White House security barrier but did not breach it, and she was immediately apprehended and put under arrest, the U.S. Secret....
New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings case

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:15:19 -0500

A California couple accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home were hit with additional charges on Friday as defense lawyers said they were overwhelmed b....
Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:03:18 -0500

By Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the Unite....
Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:54:41 -0500

The fallout over this week's shooting rampage at a Florida high school started to take its toll on National Rifle Association's roster of corporate partners on Friday as a half dozen companies severed....
New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:14:15 -0500

A new indictment filed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid former senior European politicians in 2012 ....
Alabama's aborted execution comes under court review

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:55:36 -0500

Alabama was planning to execute Doyle Hamm, 61, on Thursday for the 1987 murder of a motel clerk but called it off due to venous issues it said could not be solved before a death warrant expired at mi....
Detroit mayor proposes 'last' budget under state oversight

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:47:56 -0500

Michigan's largest city is expecting its post-bankruptcy financial review commission to go dormant this spring after audits showed balanced budgets in fiscal years 2015, 2016 and 2017. "Once we get t....
Indicted Missouri governor resigns from post with GOP governors group

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:42:03 -0500

(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, under indictment for invasion of privacy in connection with the cover-up of an extramarital affair, has resigned from a leadership position with the Republ....
Add another item to Trump's list of frustrations: his bald spot

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:16:03 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump has a bald spot and it evidently annoys him. The former reality television star, who is very aware of his appearance, smirked on Friday when he saw himself on a screen as ....
Trump: Chief of staff Kelly to settle Kushner security dispute

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:50:17 -0500

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he will leave it to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to settle a security clearance dispute involving son-in-law and....
Florida governor proposes new gun sale limits after school shooting

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:37:56 -0500

By Zachary Fagenson PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott urged state lawmakers on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety after a gunman kille....
New York City law survives gun rights group's legal challenge

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:01:20 -0500

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a gun rights group's constitutional challenge to strict New York City limits on how licensed handgun owners may use their weapons outside the home. By a 3-0....
Trump extends funding for Puerto Rico following storms: White House

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:24:50 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday extended federal funding for Puerto Rico to help remove debris and provide emergency protections following last year's devastating stor....
U.S. firm accused of plagiarizing bid for Puerto Rico food supply contract

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:13:32 -0500

The allegation marked the latest twist in the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s contract with Tribute, which the agency known as FEMA eventually canceled. Democrats on the U.S. House Oversig....
Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:04:58 -0500

By Robert Iafolla and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-....
Pentagon makes recommendations to White House on transgender individuals

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:26:15 -0500

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals serving in the military, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump's call l....
Trump administration considering rise in gas tax: Mnuchin

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:17:52 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering a hike in the gasoline tax, but no decision has been made, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday.....
Symantec halts NRA discounts for identity theft product

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:54:41 -0500

(Reuters) - Symantec Corp said on Friday it has stopped a program with the National Rifle Association that offered discounts for its LifeLock identity theft product.....
Insurer Chubb says will stop underwriting NRA insurance for gun owners

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:29:42 -0500

(Reuters) - Insurer Chubb Ltd on Friday said that it will stop underwriting a National Rifle Association-branded insurance policy for gun owners. Chubb gave notice three months ago of its plan to stop....
Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:13:26 -0500

By John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that eit....
Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security will be replaced

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:40:51 -0500

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the beh....
Texas, Alabama halt executions, Florida puts inmate to death

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:52:31 -0500

Texas Governor Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed on Thursday, after the death row inmate's family begged for mercy and ....
Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:30:08 -0500

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was briefly taken into custody on Thursday after being indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge in connection with an extramarital affair and a blackmail allegat....
Armed deputy who failed to confront gunman at Florida school resigns

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:57:44 -0500

The armed sheriff's deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the sch....
Puerto Rico governor announces independent probe into Maria death toll

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:32:39 -0500

Puerto Rico's governor said on Thursday he has tapped researchers at the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., to lead an independent probe into his administration's controversial tally o....
White North Carolina man convicted of murdering unarmed black man

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:22:15 -0500

Chad Copley, 40, was found guilty of fatally shooting 20-year-old Kouren Thomas outside his Raleigh home, said attorney Justin Bamberg, who was in the Wake County courtroom for the two-week trial. An....
Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:14:22 -0500

"It's not a matter of if, but when," he wrote in the Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 29, urging legislators to boost spending on school security after two school shootings in other states in January. Follow....
Pennsylvania Republicans file second challenge to new congressional map

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:50:23 -0500

The lawsuit, filed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, accused the state's Supreme Court of violating the U.S. Constitution, first by invalidating the old map and then by drawing its own lines after Republic....
BlackRock puts gunmakers on notice after Florida school shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:17:11 -0500

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's largest asset manager put U.S. gunmakers on notice on Thursday that it is no longer business as usual in the wake of a shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high....
Florida lawyer sentenced to more than two years for insider trading scheme

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:13:02 -0500

A Florida lawyer was sentenced to two years and three months in prison on Thursday for engaging in insider trading based on information that he improperly obtained from his law firm's databases and al....
Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being replaced

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:08:59 -0500

The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the behest of Republican House of Representati....
Armed deputy at Florida school resigns after failing to engage shooter

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:06:30 -0500

The armed deputy assigned to the campus of a Florida high school during a deadly shooting last week stayed outside the building during the attack and failed to engage the shooter, the county sheriff s....
California state senator resigns after sexual misconduct accusations

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:49:33 -0500

A California state senator accused of engaging in "unwelcome flirtation and sexually suggestive behavior" with several women, including subordinates, resigned on Thursday as colleagues were due to vot....
Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge: prosecutor

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:36:37 -0500

(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge, a St. Louis prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday. Kimberly Gardner, city of St. Louis circuit at....
U.S. special counsel files new charges against Trump former campaign aides

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:34:42 -0500

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new set of criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and R....
First National Bank of Omaha won't renew NRA contract for Visa card

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:33:56 -0500

(Reuters) - First National Bank of Omaha will not renew a contract with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to issue an NRA-branded Visa card, the bank said on Thursday. "Customer feedback has cause....
U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:33:56 -0500

The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to ero....
Trump's call for more gun regulation boosts firearm stocks

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:29:55 -0500

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of gunmakers American Outdoor Brands and Sturm Ruger & Company rallied on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump advocated tightening background....