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U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:00:11 -0500

The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. S....
U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:01:11 -0500

The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. S....
U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. Navy

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:07:06 -0500

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said. The U.S. Navy a....
Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:58:19 -0500

By David Shepardson and Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent ....
Trump says decision to allow big game trophy imports put on hold

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:58:19 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of big game trophies on hold until he can "review all conservation facts.&qu....
Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:28:47 -0500

By Karen Freifeld and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs usin....
Florida men found guilty of illegally transferring money from Venezuela

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:03:42 -0500

The owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were convicted of illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts. Luis Di....
Ohio State suspends fraternity activities amid probes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:58:54 -0500

The public university in Columbus, which has more than 45,000 undergraduate students, said in a statement sent to campus organizations on Thursday that 11 of its 37 Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapt....
Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:54:34 -0500

Sexual assault in the military, which is defined as anything from groping to rape, is believed to be significantly higher than the number of reports. The Pentagon said it estimates that, in 2016, les....
White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:08:00 -0500

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Pu....
Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe -attorneys

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:23:52 -0500

By Karen Freifeld and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using pol....
Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:20:52 -0500

By Jessica Resnick-Ault and Nick Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane ....
Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:51:09 -0500

Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model. Aqua....
Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:43:39 -0500

By Bernie Woodall FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment fo....
FAA approves AT&T drone in Puerto Rico for cellular service

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:09:15 -0500

The Pulse Vapor 55 drone functions like a cell tower in the sky, providing voice, data and internet service, the FAA said. Puerto Rico's wireless and broadband communications networks, along with its....
South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:02:48 -0500

A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials....
U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:26:56 -0500

In a statement issued by the Chicago-based Rainbow Push Coalition which he founded, the 76-year-old minister said he reluctantly sought medical attention after his ability to move and perform routine ....
Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:18:19 -0500

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector o....
Tennessee man accidentally shoots self, wife during church gun-violence chat

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:17:50 -0500

The shooting on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, about 45 miles (70 km) southwest of Knoxville, took place as church elders discussed a local sheriff's "weapons and wor....
One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:01:10 -0500

Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president. Nearly one-third of all adults will....
U.S. towns, cities fear taxpayer revolt if Republicans kill deduction

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:23:47 -0500

From Pataskala, Ohio, to Conroe, Texas, local government leaders worry that if Republican tax-overhaul plans moving through the U.S. Congress become law, it will be harder for them to pave streets, pu....
Twenty injured by fire in Philadelphia-area seniors' residence

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:03:01 -0500

The fire was reported at about 11 p.m. local time at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pennsylvania, about 35 miles west of Philadelphia, local ABC affiliate WPVI-TV reported. ....
White House plans to seek another $45 billion in U.S. hurricane aid

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:05:28 -0500

The White House plans to ask the U.S. Congress on Friday for about $45 billion in additional aid for disaster relief to cover damage from hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida and othe....
Philadelphia moves one step closer to return of local control of public schools

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:14:41 -0500

Philadelphia's School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Thursday night to begin steps to dissolve itself, paving the way for a return to city control for the nation’s 8th largest school district after 16 ....
Arizona man sentenced to die for murdering girl by locking her in box

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:44:20 -0500

An Arizona man was sentenced to death on Thursday for murdering a 10-year-old girl, by locking her in a footlocker for taking a Popsicle without permission, a court official said. A jury in Phoenix r....
Trump says U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race if allegations true

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:15:40 -0500

President Donald Trump finds the sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore "troubling" and thinks he should leave the race if they are true, the White House said on Thursda....
Chicago schools sell $1 billion bonds with lower market penalty

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:54:58 -0500

The junk-rated Chicago Board of Education completed an up-sized bond sale on Thursday with a pricing that indicated an easing in the municipal market penalty the district has been forced to pay due to....
Specter of Menendez retrial could haunt U.S. Senate Democrats in 2018

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:45:33 -0500

Democrats avoided potentially losing a seat in the U.S. Senate when the bribery case against New Jersey's Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, but now face the risk that a retrial could compl....
IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:40:22 -0500

A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not develop technology to help the Trump administration carry out a proposal to identify pe....
Johnson & Johnson hit with $247 million verdict in hip implant trial

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:35:58 -0500

By Tina Bellon NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were injured by de....
Corruption trial of Senator Menendez ends in mistrial

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:35:18 -0500

The corruption trial of New Jersey's Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery, fraud and other charges. Menend....
Mistrial in NY corruption case against union chief, hedge fund executive

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:34:03 -0500

A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered a mistrial in the corruption case against the former head of New York City's correction officers' union and a co-founder of the now-defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Pa....
Momentum builds in U.S. for disclaimers on internet election ads

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:33:24 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia-linked ads on sites....
U.S. jury hears closing arguments in trial of alleged Benghazi attack organizer

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:16:47 -0500

A jury heard closing arguments on Thursday in the federal government's case against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is accused of conspiring to organize the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Bengh....
White House says elephant trophy decision not yet finalized

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:14:40 -0500

The White House on Thursday said it had not yet finalized a decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring the endangered animals home as trophies, a move that h....
Trump stops short of saying U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:13:18 -0500

By Jeff Mason and David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump believes Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside if sexual misconduct allegations against him are ....
Trump believes Roy Moore should step aside if allegations are true -White House

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:34:47 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump believes Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true, the White House said on Thursday. "The preside....
Alabama Republican Party stands by U.S. Senate candidate Moore

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:34:35 -0500

(Reuters) - The Alabama Republican Party said on Thursday it supported embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore after allegations of sexual misconduct roiled the race. "Judge Moore has vehementl....
More than 200 arrested in U.S. crackdown on MS-13 gang

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:32:07 -0500

More than 200 alleged members and associates of the violent Mara Salvatrucha gang, better known as MS-13, have been arrested in a crackdown across the United States, federal officials said on Thursday....
Johnson & Johnson wins California lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:07:27 -0500

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury's verdict came in the first trial centering on claims that J&J's talc products contained asbestos. J&J is separately battling thousands of cases claiming those pro....
Former head of U.S. Homeland Security Ridge in critical condition

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:34:26 -0500

Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was rushed to an Austin hospital on Thursday and in critical condition after undergoing a heart procedure, officials said. ....
Billionaire founder of Insys pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:04:42 -0500

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe....
U.S. House passes sweeping tax legislation

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:55:20 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives took a major step toward the first U.S. tax overhaul in a generation on Thursday, by passing a comprehensive package of tax cu....
U.S. airlines sharply cut involuntary passenger bumping: DOT

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:49:20 -0500

Major U.S. airlines are bumping far fewer passengers from overbooked flights after a high-profile incident in April prompted the industry to reassess its practices, the U.S. Department of Transportati....
U.S. judge refuses to say whether Reza Zarrab will face trial

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:30:38 -0500

(Reuters) - u.s. Judge refuses to say whether turkish gold trader reza zarrab will face trial in u.s. Sanctions case - new york court hearing....
Trump acknowledges thanks from UCLA players released from China

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:08:02 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged the thanks he received from three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China for shoplifting and were released after he raised the case....
Two more women accuse Senate candidate Moore of sexual misconduct

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:39:43 -0500

Two more women came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, one accusing him of groping her and the other of forcing a kiss on he....
Convicted mass killer Charles Manson hospitalized in California: report

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:23:12 -0500

Manson, 83, was in a Bakersfield, California hospital and his condition was unclear, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing Kern County Sheriff’s lieutenant Bill Smallwood. A spokeswoman for the Cali....
Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:16:35 -0500

Roughly 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles (80 km) or more away from home Nov. 22-26, a 3.3 percent increase over last year and the most since 2005, Heathrow, Florida-based AAA said in a rep....
Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:40:53 -0500

The painting, only recently rediscovered, was the last da Vinci left in private hands and fetched more than four times Christie's' pre-sale estimate of about $100 million. It beat a record set in May....