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Purdue Pharma agrees to $270 million settlement in Oklahoma opioid case

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:07:46 -0400

The settlement unveiled by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Tuesday was the first to result from a wave of lawsuits accusing Purdue of deceptively marketing painkillers, helping create a dead....
Patriots owner Kraft wants jury trial in Florida prostitution case

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:04:16 -0400

Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Tuesday filed court papers requesting a jury trial on solicitation of prostitution charges stemming from a sting operation at a Florida massage....
Jussie Smollett hoax charge dropped by Chicago prosecutors, prompting mayor's rebuke

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:53:23 -0400

"This is a whitewash of justice," Emanuel told a news conference. "From top to bottom, this is not on the level." The mayor's comments capped a dizzying three hours that began at a brief court heari....
Start your engine, U.S. justices tell hovercraft-riding moose hunter

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:50:11 -0400

In the words of Justice Elena Kagan, an Alaska hunter can now "rev up his hovercraft in search of moose" after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously ruled in favor of his bid to use a river on....
After devastating floods, U.S. Midwest farms need more than 'paper towels' to recover

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:41:19 -0400

Relief groups are giving tetanus shots and handing out free meals and cleaning supplies near his farm in the Langdon-Rock Port area, about 100 miles (161 km) northwest of Kansas City. Hit by the wors....
U.S. top court backs Sudan over American sailors in USS Cole bombing case

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:26:19 -0400

In a 8-1 ruling, the justices overturned a lower court's decision that had allowed the sailors to collect the damages from certain banks that held Sudanese assets. The decision represented a major vi....
U.S. Supreme Court divided on partisan electoral maps

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:16:48 -0400

More than two hours of arguments in major cases from North Carolina and Maryland on the practice known as partisan gerrymandering focused on whether courts should be empowered to block electoral maps ....
Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos says applied for pardon

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:49:07 -0400

Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, the first person charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, said on Tuesday his lawyers have applied for a pardon and that he may....
U.S. House fails to override Trump veto of resolution to end border wall emergency

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:30:28 -0400

Democrats who control the House did not attract enough Republican support to reach the two-thirds majority vote needed to overturn Trump's veto. Just 14 Republicans joined 234 Democrats in voting to ....
Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos says applied for pardon

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:11:30 -0400

(Reuters) - George Papadopoulos, the first Trump campaign aide charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, said on Tuesday his lawyers have applied for a pardon from Presiden....
House Armed Services chairman denies $1 billion transfer for Trump wall

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:06:29 -0400

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday that the Department of Defense had shifted $1 billion from other military construction projects to build part of the barrier along the ....
U.S. House panel OKs move to give Congress records of FBI probes against Trump

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:16:00 -0400

In a surprising show of bipartisanship, days after U.S. Attorney General William Barr told Congress he did not find an obstruction case against Trump, the Democratic-led panel voted 22-0 to send the m....
Federal judge ends North Carolina ban on abortions after 20 weeks

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:49:33 -0400

A U.S. federal court struck down North Carolina's decades-old ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying any "week- or event-specific" abortion ban is unconstitutional. The law, which took ....
Police give all-clear to German town halls after bomb threats

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:17:28 -0400

Police and sniffer dogs who searched town halls in Germany which received bomb threats overnight found nothing suspicious on Tuesday. The six town halls, which had been evacuated, reopened during the....
Coast Guard still limits traffic at Houston Ship Channel, 56 vessels wait

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:24:53 -0400

Restrictions at the busiest U.S. energy port on Tuesday continued to affect nearby refineries and slow efforts to end a shipping bottleneck after a massive petrochemical fire and spill near Houston ha....
U.S. House panel again postpones Trump business associate, to focus on Mueller report

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:05:00 -0400

The announcement comes a day after Attorney General William Barr disclosed a summary of the probe that said Mueller had found no evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 e....
Kamala Harris courts unions, minorities with call to raise teacher pay

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:11:10 -0400

WASHINGTON/SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday released a plan that would use federal money to raise teachers' salaries, in a nod to several constituencies whose help ....
Flooding woes add to trade war stress in 'Trump country' farm belt

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:10:06 -0400

COLUMBUS, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nebraska grain farmer Ryan Ueberrhein was barely breaking even after the U.S.-China trade war pushed prices for his soybean crop to a decade low. The trade war "kee....
Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:03:17 -0400

The 12 people appeared in federal court in Boston to face charges that they took part in a $25 million racketeering conspiracy in which wealthy parents paid for help cheating on admissions exams for t....
Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:34:54 -0400

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert M....
U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:26:25 -0400

A day after the attorney general said the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller found Trump's campaign did not conspire with Russia, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said: "We wil....
Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:06:02 -0400

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert M....
Trump, allies attack president's critics after he is cleared of Russia collusion

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:09:11 -0400

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released a four-page summary of the findings of the investigation that detailed Russian interference in the 2016 election. "There are a lot of people out ....
Obamacare enrollments drop marginally for 2019

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:07:05 -0400

Enrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300,000 from last year, according to U.S. government figures released on Monday. The decrease ....
Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:54:43 -0400

The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision was a win for the state's attorney general, whose case is set to be the first to face trial of roughly 2,000 lawsuits nationally seeking to hold opioid manufactur....
U.S. top court rebuffs mystery company in Mueller subpoena fight

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:46:27 -0400

A federal judge imposed a $50,000-per-day fine against the company, which had asked the justices to hear its appeal of a December appeals court ruling that upheld a judge's decision to hold it in cont....
Duke University pays $112.5 million in fake research case sparked by whistleblower

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:13:09 -0400

The accord resolves claims by a former Duke laboratory research analyst who said the Durham, North Carolina-based university knew that Erin Potts-Kant used fraudulent data to obtain grants from the Na....
Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admission scandal

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:01:21 -0400

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they p....
Texas refineries cut output as petrochemical spill curbs shipping

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:23:27 -0400

A petrochemical disaster outside Houston that has disrupted ship traffic for days at a major U.S. oil port led two major refineries on Monday to reduce fuel production, according to people familiar wi....
Trump: U.S. Special Counsel Mueller acted honorably

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:29:21 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably, President Donald Trump said on Monday, days after the fellow Republican wrapped up his Russia probe with no evidence of crim....
Mueller said three weeks ago he wouldn't reach decision on obstruction: Justice official

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:20:52 -0400

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller informed top U.S. Justice Department officials three weeks ago that he would not be reaching a conclusion on whether President D....
Explainer: Why an obstruction case against Trump was so difficult

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:14:28 -0400

Barr sent a four-page letter to congressional leaders summarizing a report by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed in on Friday, which remains confidential. Mueller was appointed to investigate....
White House says pardons for Trump associates not discussed

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:16:57 -0400

There have been no conversations about President Donald Trump issuing pardons for any of his associates who have been charged or pleaded guilty as part of the U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Rus....
Spill blocks 60 ships from upper Houston Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:25:54 -0400

A total of 60 ships can neither enter nor exit the upper Houston Ship Channel, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday, because of clean up of a spill into the waterway connecting the busiest U.S. petroch....
Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:03:04 -0400

Other continuing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee. The special cou....
Factbox: The Mueller investigation: Five takeaways

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

Here are five takeaways from the 22-month Trump-Russia investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller that concluded with a summary submitted to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Ba....
Republican delight, Democrat dismay as Mueller details released

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

Mueller found no evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, according to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, delighting Trump's followers in battleground states and bewilde....
Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appoints former FBI Director Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election and to look into any links and/or coordinatio....
Russia calls on U.S. to formally recognize there was no collusion

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry called on the United States on Monday to formally recognize there was no collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign at the 2016....
Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election has ensnared dozens of people, including several advisers to President Donald Trump and a series of Russian ....
Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

It marked a political victory for Trump. The Kremlin said following the release of Barr's summary that President Vladimir Putin was ready to improve ties with the United States but was up to Washingt....
Mueller report is blow to U.S. Democrats' plans to probe Trump

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

Democrats promptly called for the release of Mueller's full report and noted that he did not exonerate Trump on the question of whether the president obstructed justice in trying to undermine investig....
Letter from attorney general to Congress on Mueller report

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia's....
More floods loom as high river waters recede in Midwest

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:17:28 -0400

Record floods that submerged parts of three Midwestern states bringing death and destruction were retreating in Kansas City on Monday but icy tributaries in Montana and the Dakotas threatened more flo....
Graffiti about New Zealand shooting left at U.S. mosque fire: media

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:12:24 -0400

Police and firefighters were called to the Islamic Center of Escondido, north of San Diego, about 3:15 a.m. (1015 GMT) on Sunday about a fire that blackened an outside wall, the San Diego Tribune and ....
Caravan of migrants in Mexico starts moving towards U.S.

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:25:52 -0400

A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba began moving towards the U.S. border from southern Mexico this weekend, migration authorities said on Sunday. The National Migration Ins....
Mueller report finds no evidence that Trump campaign colluded with Russia: Justice Department

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:57:59 -0400

In a major political victory for Trump, who quickly hailed the announcement as "complete and total exoneration," Mueller's nearly two years of investigation ended with a finding that no one in Trump's....
Factbox: The Mueller investigation: Five takeaways

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:51:03 -0400

** Mueller's investigation did not establish that President Donald Trump's campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. ** The special counsel le....
Record river flooding begins to recede in Kansas City area

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:45:21 -0400

Record flooding along the Missouri River that left death and destruction in three Midwestern states appeared to have crested on Sunday in the Kansas City area without causing major damage and continue....
Trump lawyer Giuliani says Mueller report 'better than I expected'

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:59:47 -0400

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, whether the Trump campaign colluded, and whether Trump obstru....