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Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge

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

Kimberly Gardner, the top prosecutor in the city of St. Louis, said in a statement that the indictment involves an incident that took place on March 21, 2015. Greitens photographed a woman identified....
Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being replaced

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:21:22 -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....
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....
Texas commutes death sentence, Florida executes murderer

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:04:28 -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 ....
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....
Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:01:42 -0500

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 either or both might quit soon, four senior....
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....
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....
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....
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....
Three executions planned Thursday in three U.S. states

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:17:02 -0500

A trio of inmates are scheduled to be executed on Thursday, one each in Alabama, Florida and Texas, raising the possibility that U.S. prison authorities will carry out three death sentences on the sam....
'France first', far right's Marechal-Le Pen says in comeback speech

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:47:50 -0500

France should follow U.S. President Donald Trump's lead and fight for "France first", Marion Marechal-Le Pen, seen as a potential leader of France's far right, told U.S conservatives on Thursday in he....
Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:22:53 -0500

Intel Corp did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet Inc notified the chipmaker ....
White House: Trump not looking to ban an entire class of firearms

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:07:41 -0500

President Donald Trump does not want to ban the sales of an entire class of firearms, the White House said on Thursday, despite mounting pressure to put assault weapons such as the one used in last we....
Puerto Rico should rebuild power from scratch: U.S. Fed official

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:51:30 -0500

Puerto Rico should "start from scratch" rebuilding its already outdated power infrastructure after deadly Hurricane Maria last year devastated it and left citizens marooned, the U.S. central banker ov....
U.S. budget deal grants $1.5 billion for drug-affected babies, families

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:34:56 -0500

(This version of the Feb 9 story corrects in 10th paragraph to 'prevention' from 'intervention') By Duff Wilson and John Shiffman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Fri....
U.S. charges more than 250 in elder fraud scam crackdown

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:42:11 -0500

More than 250 people were charged in a major U.S. crackdown on elder fraud scams that victimized over 1 million people and led to $500 million in losses, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. ....
Takata agrees to settle U.S. probe by 44 state AGs over deadly air bags

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:38:37 -0500

Takata Corp's U.S. unit agreed Thursday to settle a probe by 44 state attorneys general into claims it concealed a deadly safety defect with air bag inflators. TK Holdings Inc, which is in bankruptcy....
Florida doctor linked to New Jersey senator sentenced in fraud case

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:29:44 -0500

Ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen was also ordered to repay $42 million to Medicare following an eight-week jury trial, in which he was convicted last April on 67 counts of health care fraud and related ....
Billy Graham to lie in honor at Capitol: House speaker

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:24:30 -0500

The body of evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honor under the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week as Congress pays tribute to a clergyman who counseled presidents and preached the Gospel to millions worl....
Trump emphasizes arming teachers as response to school shootings

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:16:59 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday emphasized that he wants to see trained teachers able to carry concealed guns to ward off potential school shooters, and said he has rece....
BMW settles U.S. claims it refused lease refunds to military personnel

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:07:02 -0500

In the first case of its kind, the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday said BMW Financial Services NA violated the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by having since August 2011 refused to rei....
Lawsuit says race motivated Trump to end immigrant protections

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:16:48 -0500

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A group of Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming that the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to terminate the....
Guyana strengthens border security with Venezuela

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:05:17 -0500

In an attempt to thwart "incursion and invasion," Guyana set up two army bases this week on its jungle frontier with ailing Venezuela, following similar moves by larger neighbors Colombia and Brazil. ....
Judge dismisses New York Columbia University student's claims over rape reports

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:34:16 -0500

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a Columbia University student's lawsuit accusing the school of acting with deliberate indifference after she was sexually assaulted twice as a freshman in her do....
Deadly flooding forces evacuations across U.S. South, Midwest

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:39 -0500

(Reuters) - The U.S. Southern Plains and Midwest braced for more flooding on Thursday as snow-melting temperatures and heavy rains swelled waterways after claiming the lives of at least two people, in....
U.S. students protest over gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:07:30 -0500

By Jeff Mason and Zachary Fagenson WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to ....
Factbox: Reactions to the death of U.S. evangelist Billy Graham

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:41:48 -0500

Billy Graham became the best-known preacher in the United States during 70 years in the pulpit. "The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. Trump ordered flags lowered to half-staff at U.S. government building....
Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:41:48 -0500

Graham died at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, according to Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Graham became the de facto White Ho....
Ex-Arkansas judge who bartered in sexual favors sentenced to prison

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:02:33 -0500

Joseph Boeckmann, 71, pleaded guilty to charges including wire fraud and witness tampering as well as corruptly using his official position as a district judge, the U.S. Department of Justice said. B....
U.S. students turn to gun-control group after school shooting

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:00:53 -0500

When they got prayers and thoughts from U.S. lawmakers after a massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students and teachers dead, thousands of young people turned to the country's largest gun-....
Trump says arming teachers could prevent school massacres

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:51:12 -0500

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres such as last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school. ....
Family of black man killed by Washington police gets $3.5 million settlement

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:32:37 -0500

The city of Washington will pay $3.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of an unarmed black man who was shot to death by police in 2016, officials said on Wednesday. The....
United Technologies wins $2.5 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:26:25 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Technologies Aerospace Systems, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp, has been awarded a maximum $2.5 billion contract for aviation-related spare parts and related se....
New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:51:59 -0500

By Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against two of President....
Trump addresses gun violence, vows to be 'very strong on background checks'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:48:34 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration would emphasize background checks and mental health in an effort to deal with gun violence in schools after last week's mass shooting a....
More than $500,000 raised for 13 siblings held captive in California

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:23:58 -0500

Thirteen siblings in Southern California who authorities say were beaten, shackled and abused by their parents can count on more than $500,000 in donations that local groups have raised for their care....
'Making a Murderer' case may go to Supreme Court: report

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:17:59 -0500

Attorneys for Brendan Dassey, 28, made a similar argument to the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in December and failed. The judges voted 4-3 to uphold his conviction in the slaying of T....
Supreme Court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:01:08 -0500

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court ju....
New York man pleads guilty to attempting to support to Islamic State

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:00:20 -0500

A former plumbing assistant from New York City pleaded guilty on Wednesday to attempting to provide material support to Islamic State. Sajmir Alimehmeti, 24, also pleaded guilty before U.S. District ....
Factbox: Reactions to the death of U.S. evangelist Billy Graham

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:34:15 -0500

Billy Graham became the best known preacher in the United States during 70 years in the pulpit. "The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. A very special man." - U.S. President Donald Trump on Twitter "Bill....