In Puerto Rico, pensions’ decline pits retirees against lenders

(Reuters) – As Puerto Rico attempts to sort out its tangled financial web, retirees may face bigger cuts than those in past U.S. municipal insolvencies, due in part to an unconventional debt structure that pits pensioners against the very lenders whose money was supposed to sustain them.

Transgender teenage wrestler wins Texas state championship

(Reuters) – High school athlete Mack Beggs, a teenager who is transitioning from female to male, won his 110-pound weight class in the Texas girl’s state championship on Saturday, according to media reports.

Vehicle hits crowd at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade, injuring at least 12: media

(Reuters) – A vehicle plowed into a crowd watching a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday, critically injuring at least 12 people, police told local media.

Magician’s death by hanging in Hollywood ruled accidental by coroner

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The death of a world-class magician found hanged in his dressing room at a popular Hollywood nightclub called the Magic Castle was ruled an accident on Saturday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Department, an agency official said.

South Carolina Republican’s town hall starts rowdy, ends peaceably

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Tim Scott faced a quandary on Saturday in hosting his town hall: he promised to meet with his South Carolina constituents, but he wanted to avoid the kind of adversarial free-for-all so many Republicans encountered this week.

Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump

ATLANTA (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump.

Kuwait could pay up to $60,000 for party at Trump Hotel in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Kuwaiti government could pay up to $60,000 to President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington for a party on Saturday that will be an early test of Trump’s promise to turn over profits from such events to the U.S. Treasury.

Dakota protesters regroup, plot resistance to other pipelines

CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) – Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline who were pushed out of their protest camp this week have vowed to keep up efforts to stop the multibillion-dollar project and take the fight to other pipelines as well.