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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....
Corporate donations for Harvey, Irma disaster relief near $225 million

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:05:53 -0400

Corporate donations for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief funds totaled nearly $225 million by Friday and pledges continued to be made, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation said. Automakers and en....
Spelunker in Indiana rescued after 60 hours locked in cave

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:23:46 -0400

"I managed to get some water from the cave walls, by basically licking the moisture off the wall," Lukas Cavar said in a telephone interview on Friday. Cavar was on a beginner's field trip to a cave ....
U.S. judge will not disturb Wilmington Trust indictment linked to crisis

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:22:36 -0400

A federal judge in Delaware on Friday refused to let four former Wilmington Trust executives charged with bank fraud gather new evidence they hoped would prove that their indictment was tainted by fal....
Hurricane Maria skirts Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico endures fresh flooding

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:11:36 -0400

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second major hurricane to wreak havoc in the Caribbean this month, skirted by the Turks and Caicos Islands on F....
Factbox: How U.S. multinationals in Puerto Rico are responding to Hurricane Maria

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:14 -0400

(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria has devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, another blow to its already precarious economic situation. Puerto Rico's government owes $72 billion to bondholders, and ....
Kentucky psychologist gets 25 years in prison for $550 million disability fraud

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:00:28 -0400

Alfred Adkins, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves in Lexington, Kentucky, after a federal jury in June found him guilty of charges including conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud, t....
St. Louis sued for misconduct toward protesters of white officer's acquittal

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:39:55 -0400

The civil rights lawsuit was filed in U.S. district court in St. Louis by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. It names Maleeha Ahmad, Alison Dreith and "a class of similarly situated indi....
Storm Maria pitches Puerto Rico barrio into sunken 'Venice'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:42:15 -0400

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut CATANO, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Wading through highways swamped by turbid waters that sloshed over scattered, sunken belongings, residents of this Puerto Rican barrio....
Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits off northern California: USGS

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:40:36 -0400

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck on Friday off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no reports of damage or injury....
Doomsday sale: U.S. survivalists stock up as disasters roil the planet

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:25:52 -0400

Sales of freeze-dried food, gas masks and other survival equipment have spiked in recent weeks as so-called "preppers" get ready to ride out any disaster, whether natural or man-made. People buried i....
N.Y. power company sends crew to aid Puerto Rico after hurricane

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:16:04 -0400

(Reuters) - The New York Power Authority (NYPA) on Friday sent 10 engineers, planners and technical supervisors to Puerto Rico to help with the assessment and reconstruction of the island's power grid....
Buckeye Partners' Puerto Rico oil terminal still closed after Maria

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:16:04 -0400

Buckeye Partners LP's Yabucoa oil terminal in Puerto Rico remained closed on Friday, the company said, days after Hurricane Maria left a trail of destruction and at least 25 people dead across the Car....
California mass killer sentenced to life in prison for hair salon attack

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:41:35 -0400

A California man was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the worst mass killing in Orange County history, the 2011 shooting deaths of eight people at a hair sal....
Former mobster Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano released from prison

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:40:32 -0400

Gravano, 72, was freed from federal custody on Monday after completing his sentence for running a drug ring, his New York-based lawyer Thomas Farinella said by phone. Farinella declined to say which ....
U.S. mainland Puerto Ricans anguished, unable to reach loved ones

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:35:24 -0400

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deserie Rivera is having difficulty sleeping at night, unable to get through to Puerto Rico to find out if her mother is safe after Hurricane Maria struck. ....
Trump administration drops guidance on college sex-crime probes

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:33:56 -0400

The Trump administration on Friday reversed Obama-era guidelines on how colleges should handle sexual assault allegations that it said treated the accused unfairly. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeV....
NFL vows 'vigorous' fight against Aaron Hernandez CTE lawsuit

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:16:20 -0400

The National Football League on Friday vowed to vigorously fight a lawsuit filed on behalf of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's family that claimed his severe chronic traumatic enceph....
Hurricane-ravaged U.S. cities hit by rising cleanup costs

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:29:58 -0400

By Rod Nickel HOUSTON (Reuters) - Communities in Texas and Florida, each swamped by a hurricane within two weeks of one another, are rewriting debris removal contracts and paying millions of dollars ....
Accused mobster tied to Boston art heist to undergo psychiatric test

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:01:13 -0400

An octogenerian alleged mobster who police believe may be able to help solve the largest art heist in U.S. history will undergo a psychiatric evaluation before being sentenced on gun charges, a federa....
Comey talks 'real world,' meets protests at black university

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:48 -0400

Protesters at Howard University chanted and booed on Friday through James Comey's first public address since he testified to Congress about his firing by U.S. President Donald Trump, challenging the f....
Armed woman makes threats at Kardashian-owned boutique near L.A

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:09:52 -0400

A woman armed with a handgun pointed it at employees at a boutique owned by reality TV stars the Kardashians in the Los Angeles area on Thursday and later came back brandishing a machete, according to....
U.S. issues fuel waiver for diesel in Florida after Hurricane Irma

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:53:21 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it had approved an emergency fuel waiver for diesel in Florida for the response effort to Hurricane Irma. "EPA has....
BYU lifts decades-long ban on caffeinated soft drink sales

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:09:13 -0400

Brigham Young University has ended a 60-year ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks at its flagship campus in Provo, Utah, the Mormon Church-owned school said on Thursday. Students or visitors wi....
NFL star Hernandez's family sues league over 'severe' CTE

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:45:46 -0400

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in prison in April, had a "severe case" of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy....
U.S. attorney general ties gang violence to immigration

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:29:26 -0400

Protesters gathered outside a federal court in Boston on Thursday where U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to address law enforcement about what he called the need to tackle transnational gang v....
Puerto Rico, St. Croix devastated by powerful Hurricane Maria

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:49:52 -0400

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria caused flooding in the Dominican Republic as it brushed past the country on Thursday after destroying buildin....
London's National Gallery prevails in 'stolen' Matisse lawsuit: New York judge

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:49:25 -0400

The National Gallery in London on Thursday won the dismissal of a lawsuit in which three grandchildren of a muse of the artist Henri Matisse sought to recover a painting they said was stolen shortly a....
Navajo tribe says ready to sue Trump over changes to Utah monument

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:41:08 -0400

The Navajo Nation will sue the Trump administration if it tries to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, its top lawyer told Reuters on Thursday, ahead of the release of a broad....
Storm Maria brings fear, pain and shock to Puerto Ricans

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:35:58 -0400

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Miguel Cruz awoke to the descent of Hurricane Maria on his home on Wednesday morning when the massive storm peeled off most of the r....
U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:16:32 -0400

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safet....
Death toll from overheated Florida nursing home rises to 10

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:59:20 -0400

The resident of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died on Wednesday, police in Hollywood, Florida, said in a statement, without giving details. Police have opened a criminal investigation ....
U.S. judge aims to quickly decide lawsuits over DACA

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:40:03 -0400

A U.S. judge on Thursday said he wanted to decide quickly lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's decision to end a program that shielded from deportation children brought to the United States....
Power crews scramble to Puerto Rico after Maria smashes its grid

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:13:35 -0400

By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) - Utility crews from the U.S. mainland were scrambling to Puerto Rico on Thursday after Hurricane Maria left nearly the entire U.S. territory, and many of ....
Illinois high court upholds former cop Peterson's murder conviction

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:11 -0400

Peterson, 63, who was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the 2004 murder of Kathleen Savio, was given an additional 40 years in 2016 after being found guilty of trying to hire a hit man to kill the p....
Maryland proposes $9 billion plan to relieve traffic congestion

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:10:40 -0400

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan proposed on Thursday an ambitious $9 billion public-private partnership to add new traffic lanes around the traffic-clogged U.S. capital region and assume control of a hi....
Former U.S. Attorney Bharara joins CNN as senior legal analyst

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:05:28 -0400

Bharara was fired as U.S. Attorney in March by President Donald Trump, after refusing to resign his post when asked to do so by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Bharara joins CNN, a unit of Time ....
U.S. motorists kept up record driving pace in July: DOT

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:39:48 -0400

U.S. motorists logged 0.8 percent more miles on the road in July than they did in the year-ago month, keeping 2017 on a pace to break last year's record of total miles driven, according to U.S. Depart....
U.S. household net worth rises again in second quarter 2017

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:11:56 -0400

The wealth of U.S. households rose to $96.2 trillion in the second quarter of this year as U.S. stock prices hit record highs and home values continued to climb, a report by the Federal Reserve showed....
Trump says Puerto Rico obliterated by Hurricane Maria

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:47:46 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Hurricane Maria "totally obliterated" the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico with its electrical grid destroyed. Trump tol....
Trump says will be putting more sanctions on North Korea

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:06:21 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would be adding more sanctions on North Korea. Tensions have escalated in recent weeks over Pyongyang's missile and n....
Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:57:03 -0400

The more intense scrutiny of the applications for H-1B visas comes after President Donald Trump called for changes to the visa program so that it benefits the highest-paid workers, though he has not e....
Girl in hospital after being struck by baseball at Yankee Stadium

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:32:09 -0400

The girl, who was seated down the third-base line, was treated by medics at Yankee Stadium before being taken to hospital as players -- including Frazier -- were visibly distraught. "I saw the whole ....
Martinique escapes brunt of Hurricane Maria, Guadeloupe takes lashing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:23:03 -0400

The French island of Martinique escaped Hurricane Maria largely unscathed but a communications blackout with Guadeloupe meant it would be several more hours before damage there could be assessed, a se....
Dominican Republic shuts most ports ahead of Hurricane Maria

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:23:03 -0400

By Jorge Pineda SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Dominican Republic closed most of its ports ahead of Hurricane Maria, but the country's 34,000-barrel-per-day refinery was still running, the government said....
St. Louis approves police body cameras ahead of more protests

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:53:34 -0400

St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year following nearly a week of protests touched off by the acquittal of a former police officer for the shoo....
Oklahoma City police fatally shoot deaf man who did not respond to commands

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:05:15 -0400

An investigation into a hit-and-run accident on Tuesday night led officers to a residence where Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was on the porch, Oklahoma City police spokesman Captain Bo Mathews said during a n....
St. Louis approves police body cameras ahead of more protests

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:44:10 -0400

St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year as the city prepares for a sixth night of protests after a white former police officer was acquitted of ....