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  • San Francisco fund manager pleads guilty to fraud conspiracy NEW YORK (Reuters) – A San Francisco investment fund manager pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to defraud investors by fabricating an impressive investing track record, New York federal prosecutors announced. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Alabama doctor tied to Insys gets 20 years for illegal prescriptions (Reuters) – An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison after being convicted with a colleague of prescribing painkillers through two clinics for no legitimate purpose, in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Unions sue to stop Kentucky’s ‘right-to-work’ law LOUISVILLE (Reuters) – Two labor groups filed a lawsuit in a Kentucky court on Thursday challenging the so-called right-to-work law the state legislature passed earlier this year. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Civil rights group sues in U.S. court over immigration detention (Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court on Thursday, seeking records the civil rights group contends provide accounts of hunger strikes at immigration detention facilities. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • U.S. Alzheimer’s deaths jump 54 percent; many increasingly dying at home CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. deaths from Alzheimer’s disease rose by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014, and rates are expected to continue to rise, reflecting the nation’s aging population and increasing life expectancy, American researchers said on T… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Activists call on In-N-Out Burger to join the superbug fight LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Nearly three dozen consumer, environmental and public health groups on Thursday pressed privately held In-N-Out Burger to make good on its vow to set time lines for phasing out the use of beef raised with antibiotics vital to hu… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump’s Montana test MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) – A Montana Republican running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat was charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls opened on Thursday for a special election that could test President Donald Trump’s political clo… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • U.S. weather forecasters predict above-normal hurricane season (Reuters) – U.S. weather forecasters on Thursday predicted more tropical storms than normal for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which last year brought one of the deadliest recorded storm systems, killing several hundred people and causing $10 bill… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Mexico arrests three Yemeni men sought by the United States MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – At the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mexico this week arrested three men from Yemen who were wanted on U.S. charges, a spokesman for Mexico’s National Security Commission said on Thursday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Lawsuit accuses GM of rigging diesel truck emissions (Reuters) – General Motors Co was accused in a lawsuit on Thursday of rigging hundreds of thousands of diesel trucks with so-called “defeat devices,” similar to those used by Volkswagen AG , to ensure they pass required emissions tests. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • U.S. auto sales seen up 0.5 percent in May: JD Power and LMC (Reuters) – U.S. auto sales in May will edge up 0.5 percent from a year earlier, despite consumer discounts remaining at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get ar… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens ...
  • Alabama murderer seeks to avoid execution for eighth time (Reuters) – A 75-year-old Alabama murderer set to die on Thursday is asking U.S. courts to block his execution for an eighth time, challenging a drug cocktail that left the last inmate put to death in the state coughing and wheezing for 13 minutes. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard as commencement speaker CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – One of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • Eight guards, seven inmates injured in California prison melee LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Corrections officers at a maximum-security prison in Northern California opened fire with live ammunition on inmates to quell a melee on Wednesday that ended with eight guards and seven inmates sent to hospitals, prison official… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Eight guards, seven inmates injured in California prison melee LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Corrections officers at a maximum-security prison in Northern California opened fire with live ammunition on inmates to quell a melee on Wednesday that ended with eight guards and seven inmates sent to hospitals, prison official… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Playboy model sentenced for posting photo of unsuspecting nude LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the year, pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a criminal charge of invasion of privacy for secretly photographing a 70-year-old nude woman and was sentenced to 30 days of graffiti remova… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Ivanka Trump meets human trafficking victims in Rome ROME (Reuters) – Ivanka Trump spoke with African women who were trafficked into prostitution and discussed ways to tackle the problem at a meeting on Wednesday in Rome that she described as a “privilege”. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal BRUSSELS (Reuters) – As her reality TV star husband meets many of his Western allies for the first time as U.S. president on Thursday, Melania Trump will be offered a different take on the surreal by her hosts in Brussels. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Vermont governor snuffs legal pot, tells lawmakers to ‘get it right’ (Reuters) – Vermont’s governor on Wednesday halted, at least temporarily, efforts to become the ninth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but offered to work with state legislators to resolve what he cited as the bill’s shortcomings. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Teenage suspect sought in triple stabbing in Midtown Manhattan NEW YORK (Reuters) – A 16-year-old boy stabbed three other teens near their high school in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday and then fled, New York City police said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. review criticizes U.S. handling of Honduras drug operation WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A joint U.S.-Honduras anti-drug operation that resulted in several fatal shootings in the Central American country in 2012 was poorly coordinated, according to an internal review on Wednesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Jury selection for Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial nears completion PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – The Pennsylvania jury that will decide comedian Bill Cosby’s fate at his upcoming sexual assault trial was nearly complete on Wednesday, a day after defense lawyers claimed prosecutors were trying to exclude black people from the… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Accused Times Square driver indicted for fatal crash NEW YORK (Reuters) – The man charged with killing a young woman and injuring 22 others when he sped through three blocks of crowded Times Square sidewalks in his car has been indicted by a New York City grand jury, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • BNP Paribas pays $350 million to settle New York currency probe NEW YORK (Reuters) – French bank BNP Paribas on Wednesday agreed to pay $350 million to New York’s banking regulator to resolve a probe of misconduct in its foreign exchange business. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • ‘Fight for 15’ targets McDonald’s shareholder meeting OAK BROOK, Ill. (Reuters) – Hundreds of fast-food workers demanding wage increases marched on Wednesday outside of the McDonald’s Corp headquarters in a Chicago suburb during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • U.S. decision on expanded laptop ban not imminent: Homeland Security WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Homeland Security Department said on Wednesday that no specific timeline had been set for a decision on whether to expand a ban on larger electronics as carry-on luggage for air travel. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Five charged with insider trading involving U.S. health agency NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Washington, D.C., political consultant, a former federal employee and three others have been charged with using confidential information from within a U.S. health agency to engage in an insider trading scheme. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Convicted spy Pollard loses bid to relax U.S. parole conditions NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid by Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy intelligence officer who served 30 years in prison after being convicted of spying for Israel, to relax his parole conditions. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • New York firms offer ‘Plan B’ to staff ahead of summer transit woes NEW YORK (Reuters) – Faced with this summer’s partial shutdown of a key New York transit hub due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are scrambling to come up with “Plan B” offerings to allow their suburb-dwelling staff to avoid t… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • Connecticut proposes wage freeze, higher employee share for benefits (Reuters) – Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy on Tuesday proposed a wage freeze and higher employee contributions to pension and healthcare while reducing the state’s share, in a framework for an agreement with labor unions that could save the state o… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Texas House approves new voter ID bill after setbacks in court AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The Texas House of Representatives gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a new bill on showing identification when voting after a previous voter ID law was struck down by U.S. courts which said it discriminated against black… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Newark, N.J. airport closed after United Airlines engine fire (Reuters) – Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey was shut down and 131 people evacuated from a United Airlines flight on Tuesday evening after flames were spotted coming from one of the jet’s engines. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • SEC suspends some in-house court cases over hiring of judges WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended some of its pending in-house court cases, after a Denver-based federal appeals court found the agency had violated the Constitution in how it hired its administrative law … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • North American leagues urge vigilance after Manchester attack (Reuters) – North America’s major sports leagues have strict safety procedures at their arenas but have urged fans attending games to be vigilant following Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, officials said on Tuesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Woman arrested for trying to send U.S. space technology to China WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A California woman was arrested on Tuesday on federal charges of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Trump budget cuts may stir backlash in rural America WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash federal aid to the poor, the sick and people living in rural areas reflect conservatives’ demands for a smaller federal government but target many of the very people who voted for him last November. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past two-and-a-half years, an error that could cost the ride-hailing company tens of millions of dollars. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Ex-Eaton Vance trader pleads guilty in U.S. to options fraud BOSTON (Reuters) – A former Eaton Vance Corp portfolio manager pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an illegal options trading scheme that defrauded the company and allowed him to make $1.9 million in profits. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • U.S. appeals court revives part of Wikipedia lawsuit against NSA (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived part of a lawsuit in which the publisher of Wikipedia and other groups said mass online surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency violated the U.S. Constitution. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Online insurer Fabric launches life coverage for New York parents (Reuters) – Fabric, a web-based insurance agency that promises new parents accidental death coverage in two minutes, opened for business in New York on Tuesday following the state’s approval of its key product, the company said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Bond market braces for impact of New York’s free tuition plan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Little known private colleges that are already struggling to grow their revenues are facing a new threat that could further weaken their finances and make borrowing harder: free tuition at public universities. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Unruly passenger aboard Hawaii flight prompted bomb scare: FBI (Reuters) – A Turkish man prompted a bomb scare aboard a weekend American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu through a series of outbursts culminating in a desperate scuffle with crew members and fellow passengers, the FBI said in court docum… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say BOSTON (Reuters) – A West Virginia man was arrested on Monday and charged with fraudulently claiming he could sell some of the $500 million in artwork stolen from a Boston museum a quarter century ago, even though he had no access to the long-sought ma… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • Los Angeles art dealer gets jail for bilking clients out of $1 million LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A former Los Angeles art dealer who prosecutors say embezzled more than $1 million from clients including former Walt Disney Co President Michael Ovitz was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Ex-employee of U.S. defense firm pleads guilty in espionage case (Reuters) – A former employee of a U.S. defense contractor has pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to sell sensitive satellite information to a person he believed was a Russian intelligence agent, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Mississippi lawmaker ‘sorry’ he urged lynching for statue removal (Reuters) – A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Three teenagers denied bail in Mississippi boy’s shooting death (Reuters) – Three Mississippi teenagers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy killed last week after his mother’s car was stolen from a grocery store parking lot were denied bail on Monday, local media reported. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • New England prep school: 13 past staffers engaged in sexual misconduct BOSTON (Reuters) – An elite New Hampshire prep school acknowledged on Monday that 13 former members of its staff engaged in sexual misconduct with students in incidents dating back decades, following an independent review by a Boston law firm. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Scandal-plagued Fox News hit with more lawsuits in U.S. court (Reuters) – Fox News was hit with new sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits on Monday, adding to the catalog of complaints that has rattled the U.S. cable news network and its corporate parent 21st Century Fox Inc . Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • U.S. to release grant funds for California rail project WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday it will release grant funds for a project to electrify a northern California commuter rail system. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Texas House set to pass ‘bathroom bill’ targeting public schools AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The Texas House of Representatives is expected to give formal approval on Monday to a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender students in public schools, a measure that critics say promotes discrimination agai… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Alcoholics Anonymous sues to recover original manuscript (Reuters) – The original manuscript that became the basis for Alcoholics Anonymous is the subject of a new lawsuit by the organization, which wants to reclaim it before it can be auctioned next month. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration and House of Representatives Republicans on Monday asked a federal court for more time to decide how to proceed on the cost-sharing subsidies paid to health insurers that play a vital role in the Obamacar… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Father of tourist killed in NYC attack: ‘She loved Times Square’ NEW YORK (Reuters) – A framed tribute from the father of an 18-year-old Michigan woman killed last week in New York’s Times Square appeared on Monday morning near the spot where a driver intentionally hit her, circled by a rain-soaked mound of flowers … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. extends ‘temporary protected status’ to Haitians WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will allow more than 50,000 victims of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake to remain in the United States with work authorizations until January 2018, department officials told reporters on Monday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Trump budget poised to slash healthcare for poor, other programs WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is set to release President Donald Trump’s first full budget on Tuesday, a plan that will include a cut of more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program for the poor and reductions in other social spending. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to state retroactive tax changes WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by several major corporations to a Michigan law that retroactively changed the way businesses are taxed in the state, leading to $1 billion extra for government coffer… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • U.S. gender confirmation surgery up 19 percent in 2016, doctors say NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social acceptance of transgender people. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Stabbing death of black U.S. Army officer probed as possible hate crime WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Police have charged a white University of Maryland student with the on-campus stabbing death of a newly commissioned black U.S. Army lieutenant, and the FBI is investigating the case as a possible hate crime, authorities said on … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Warriors’ Pachulia receiving threats after Leonard injury (Reuters) – Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia has received online threats directed at him and his family following a controversial injury to San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, according to a local media report. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Pentagon takes step toward transgender hires: memo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense is assessing its ability to recruit transgender people as soon as 1 July, according to a memo signed by a top Pentagon official and seen by Reuters. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Polarizing Milwaukee sheriff denies CNN report that he plagiarized (Editor’s Note: Strong language in first, fourth and tenth paragraphs) Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Notre Dame graduates walk out on Pence as he touts free speech (Reuters) – Dozens of students walked out of Notre Dame University’s commencement exercise on Sunday to protest a speech by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who warned graduates of the prestigious Catholic school against suppressing free speech. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • New York governor urges Trump to provide emergency funds for Penn Station NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to treat disruptions in train service at Manhattan’s Pennsylvania Station as an emergency and provide federal assistance to fix “deplorable” conditions at the tr… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Westinghouse says locking out union members at New Hampshire plant (Reuters) – Westinghouse Electric Co, a unit of Japan’s Toshiba Corp , said on Sunday it issued a lockout notice to 172 union members at its nuclear components manufacturing plant in Newington, New Hampshire, declaring that the sides had reached a sta… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ takes its final bow after 146 years NEW YORK (Reuters) – The clowns, animal acts and acrobats of the storied Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are taking their final bow at an arena outside New York City on Sunday in the final performance of the “Greatest Show on Earth” after nearly 150 years. Share this:Click to email this to ...
  • Trump’s FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: aides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump raised the firing of the FBI director in a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, two top administration officials said on Su… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Trump’s FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: McMaster WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump raised the firing of his FBI director in a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, the White House national security adviser s… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • American climber dies on Everest, Indian missing KATHMANDU (Reuters) – An American climber on Mount Everest died on Sunday, officials said, the third death on the world’s highest mountain in the past month and raising safety concerns for climbers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Texas lawmakers clear way for Uber, Lyft return to major cities AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas governor Greg Abbott will sign in the next few days a bill that would shield ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft from bruising battles over fingerprint background checks that led them to leave some of the state’s most impor… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Motorist who ran amok in Times Square says he tried ‘to get help’ NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy veteran charged with killing a young women and injuring 20 others by speeding down a crowded Times Square sidewalk in his car said in published remarks on Saturday that he had sought psychiatric care beforehand, to no… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Passenger jet collides with truck at Los Angeles airport, injuring eight LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An Aeromexico passenger jet collided with a utility truck on a taxiway of Los Angeles International Airport shortly after landing on Saturday, injuring eight employees who were aboard the truck, but no one on the plane was hurt,… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Man killed in unprovoked stabbing on Maryland campus: police (Reuters) – A man was fatally stabbed on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland early Saturday morning in what police said was an unprovoked attack caught on video. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Massachusetts college apologizes for racist tweets on hacked Twitter account (Reuters) – A Massachusetts state college apologized on Saturday for Twitter messages filled with racist language, anti-immigrant speech and praise for President Donald Trump that had been sent from its hacked social media account. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...