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Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:52:36 -0400

By Dan Whitcomb and Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in feder....
Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:36:24 -0400

An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland cou....
Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:22:36 -0400

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on....
Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:40:41 -0400

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos, the first person to confront gunman Stephen Paddock, gave "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" his first public account of how he responded to the deadliest mass shooti....
Death toll rises to 42 in California wildfires

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:19:20 -0400

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from more than a dozen major wildfires still burning across Northern California's celebrated wine country rose to 42 on Wednesday, after search ....
Kentucky officials propose plan to save ailing pensions

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:34:59 -0400

Governor Matt Bevin said the state would be mandated to make a full actuarially required pension payment annually. "This is a big, big cost to the people of Kentucky," he told reporters, adding that ....
Texas judge postpones execution of 'tourniquet killer'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:27:09 -0400

A Texas judge, acting on requests from prosecutors, halted the planned execution on Wednesday of a man known as the "tourniquet killer" for the grisly method used to murder five girls and young women ....
Gunman kills three at Maryland company, suspected in Delaware shooting

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:35:12 -0400

An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company fatally shot three co-workers and critically wounded two others on Wednesday and is being sought for a later shooting in nearby Delaware, authoriti....
Trump and NFL at odds on how to get players to stand for anthem

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:27:28 -0400

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism but said on Wedn....
ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:27:09 -0400

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims....
Ford to recall 1.34 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:03:11 -0400

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall 1.34 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million. T....
Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:47:13 -0400

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually....
Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:36:18 -0400

A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger ....
Texas house fire kills mother, five children in 'horrific scene'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:16:14 -0400

Firefighters responded to an alarm shortly after midnight and discovered the bodies as they put out the blaze, which destroyed the home, Davis said. "Tough situation, really a horrific scene here and....
Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:22:55 -0400

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos, the first person to confront gunman Stephen Paddock, gave "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" his first public account of how he responded to the deadliest mass shooti....
Bus failed to stop at red light in deadly NYC crash in Sept.: NTSB

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:30:00 -0400

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday a tour bus involved in a deadly New York crash in September in New York ran a red light when it struck a municipal city bus. Three people di....
Second federal judge blocks Trump's curbs on travel to U.S.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:35:07 -0400

A second U.S. federal judge has blocked parts of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on people entering the United States from eight countries, dealing another legal blow to the administration'....
Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:48:47 -0400

By Tina Bellon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is ....
U.S. indicts major Chinese traffickers for selling fentanyl online

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:49:46 -0400

By Sarah N. Lynch and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making illegal versions of fentanyl and selling ....
U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:15:43 -0400

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health i....
Trump signals support for Alexander-Murray healthcare plan in Senate

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:15:43 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled support for a bipartisan healthcare deal in the U.S. Senate, saying it was a short-term fix to get through a "very dangerous....
Kentucky city removes two Confederate statues

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:45:25 -0400

The city council in August voted to remove the statues of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge, a U.S. vice president and Confederate secretary of war, the Lexington Herald L....
Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:38:33 -0400

By Sarah N. Lynch and Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after a report he spearheaded a bill that hurt the ....
CIA says mistakenly 'shredded' Senate torture report then did not

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:03:50 -0400

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use of waterboarding and other "enha....
NFL policy on anthem kneeling unchanged, despite Trump rebuke

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:01:53 -0400

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump's anger at their autumn meeting on Tuesda....
Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:59:58 -0400

By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as searc....
Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:59:46 -0400

By Tina Bellon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is ....
Chicago Aviation Dept fires two officers involved in dragging man off flight

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:38:01 -0400

The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers for their roles in the forcible removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight in April, an incident that provoked international ....
White man charged with hate crime in black Army officer's murder in Maryland

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:18:27 -0400

Sean Urbanski, 22, of Severna Park, Maryland, had already been indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge for the death of Lieutenant Richard Collins, 23. An investigation of digital material, inclu....
Louisiana prosecutor creates 'culture of fear' for witnesses: lawsuit

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:22:14 -0400

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on behalf of seven plaintiffs, accused Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and his assistants of routinely issuing fake subpoenas ....
Lockdown lifted at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:50:05 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police lifted a lockdown at Howard University in the U.S. capital on Tuesday after finding no sign of a reported gunman on the campus, authorities said.....
Boston Islamic State beheading plot trial goes to jury

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:49:49 -0400

A federal jury on Tuesday began deliberating whether a Massachusetts man was guilty of conspiring to help the Islamic State by plotting with his uncle and a friend to attack police and behead a conser....
Insurance payouts may not cover all wildfire damage for California wineries

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:06:19 -0400

Wineries damaged by wildfires tearing through Northern California are starting insurance claims, and at least some of the smaller vintners are likely to find limits in their policies mean payouts fall....
U.S. appeals court rejects hedge fund founder's FBI misconduct case

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:48:29 -0400

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by hedge fund founder David Ganek, who claimed federal authorities lied to get a search warrant against his fund in an insider trading investigation....
U.S. indicts major Chinese traffickers for selling fentanyl online

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:45:59 -0400

By Sarah N. Lynch and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making illegal versions of fentanyl and selling ....
Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:42:22 -0400

The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it became public he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers....
Britain has no plans to walk away from Brexit talks - Davis says

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:55:51 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - British negotiators have no plans to walk away from Brexit talks with the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday, after some lawmakers suggested the talks shoul....
Sixteen inmates charged with murder in Delaware prison uprising

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:29:56 -0400

A Delaware grand jury has indicted 16 prison inmates for first-degree murder over a February uprising during which a guard was killed and others taken hostage, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Prisoners ....
U.S. safety board criticizes FAA, pilot on deadly U.S. balloon crash

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:21:56 -0400

The National Transportation Safety board on Tuesday faulted U.S. aviation regulators and the pilot in the July 2016 Texas balloon crash that killed 16 people, the deadliest U.S. aviation accident in m....
U.S. top court drops Leidos contracting fraud case after settlement

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:50:19 -0400

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday canceled arguments in a securities fraud dispute involving Virginia-based government contractor Leidos Inc after the company and investors told the court ....
U.S. Justice Dept will review new law's impact on DEA powers: official

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:00:57 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Tuesday he was very concerned about a report that said new legislation has undermined the Drug Enforcement Administration'....
GM to test self-driving cars in N.Y. in early 2018: Gov. Cuomo

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:42:31 -0400

(Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The planned testing by GM and its self-dri....
Search suspended for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:56:57 -0400

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late on Sunday. Missing is Timothy M....
Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist's speech

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:52:29 -0400

Rallies by neo-Nazis and white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August led to violent street clashes with counter-protesters. "This executive order is an additional step to ensure that t....
Searchers pick through burned-out California homes for bodies

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:02:41 -0400

By Paresh Dave SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams combed through gutted homes across California's celebrated wine country on Monday, looking for the charred bodies of those killed....
Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:43:48 -0400

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday gained crucial support for a vote on a budget resolution that is vital to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing sweeping t....
Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:03:23 -0400

The driver of a truck packed with immigrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors....
NFL to tackle protests as Trump decries 'disrespectful' players

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:51:31 -0400

Trump has continued to rail at the symbolic kneeling, which has only become more widespread since his first comments last month, saying as recently as Monday that players who do so should be suspended....
U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl could face life sentence for endangering troops

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:45:11 -0400

By Colleen Jenkins FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troop....
Woman accusing Trump of misconduct subpoenas presidential campaign

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:41:21 -0400

A woman who has said that U.S. President Donald Trump groped her during a 2007 meeting has subpoenaed his presidential campaign for any documents concerning similar allegations, according to a subpoen....