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  • NFL vows ‘vigorous’ fight against Aaron Hernandez CTE lawsuit BOSTON (Reuters) – The National Football League on Friday vowed to vigorously fight a lawsuit filed on behalf of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez’s family that claimed his severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy led to his suicide. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Hurricane Maria skirts Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico endures fresh flooding SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to ravage the Caribbean in a month, skirted past the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday, leaving devastation in its wake that included fresh flooding on Puerto Rico two days afte… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Trump administration drops guidance on college sex-crime probes (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Friday reversed Obama-era guidelines on how colleges should handle sexual assault allegations that it said treated the accused unfairly. 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 ...
  • U.S. mainland Puerto Ricans anguished, unable to reach loved ones FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla./NEW YORK (Reuters) – Deserie Rivera is having difficulty sleeping at night, unable to get through to Puerto Rico to find out if her mother is safe after Hurricane Maria struck. 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 ...
  • Corporate donations for Harvey, Irma disaster relief near $225 million HOUSTON (Reuters) – Corporate donations for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief funds totaled nearly $225 million by Friday and pledges continued to be made, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation 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 ...
  • Man found guilty of 2011 murder of Tennessee nursing student NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) – The first of three men arrested and facing trial in the 2011 kidnapping, rape and murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo was found guilty on all counts on Friday in Savannah, Tennessee. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • California mass killer sentenced to life in prison for hair salon attack LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California man was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the worst mass killing in Orange County history, the 2011 shooting deaths of eight people at a hair salon where his ex-wife worked…. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. judge will not disturb Wilmington Trust indictment linked to crisis NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge in Delaware on Friday refused to let four former Wilmington Trust executives charged with bank fraud gather new evidence they hoped would prove that their indictment was tainted by false grand jury testimony and sho… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Spelunker in Indiana rescued after 60 hours locked in cave (Reuters) – A 19-year-old Indiana University student was grateful to be alive after he was left behind by a college spelunking club and spent nearly three days locked in a cave without food or drinking water. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Indiana student trapped in cave 60 hours: college newspaper (Reuters) – A 19-year-old Indiana University student said on Facebook this week that he was “safe and sound” after being left behind by a college spelunking club and spending nearly three days locked in a cave without food or water. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • St. Louis sued for misconduct toward protesters of white officer’s acquittal (Reuters) – A civil liberties group sued the city of St. Louis on Friday, alleging police misconduct against demonstrators protesting the acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of a black man. 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 ...
  • Doomsday sale: U.S. survivalists stock up as disasters roil the planet (Reuters) – Two earthquakes, three monstrous hurricanes and the North Korean missile crisis have U.S. survivalists convinced that the end of the world is nigh. And they are clearing store shelves to stock bunkers in anticipation of Earth’s final chapte… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Comey talks ‘real world,’ meets protests at black university WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Protesters at Howard University chanted and booed on Friday through James Comey’s first public address since he testified to Congress about his firing by U.S. President Donald Trump, challenging the former FBI director with a tas… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Accused mobster tied to Boston art heist to undergo psychiatric test BOSTON (Reuters) – An octogenerian alleged mobster who police believe may be able to help solve the largest art heist in U.S. history will undergo a psychiatric evaluation before being sentenced on gun charges, a federal court judge in Connecticut rule… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Hurricane-ravaged U.S. cities hit by rising cleanup costs HOUSTON (Reuters) – Communities in Texas and Florida, each swamped by a hurricane within two weeks of one another, are rewriting debris removal contracts and paying millions of dollars more to lure trucks, as subcontractors say costs have jumped. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Bill Clinton’s upcoming suspense novel to become Showtime series LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s debut novel will not hit shelves for almost a year, but it is already getting the TV treatment as Showtime said Friday that it would adapt the anticipated book into a series. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Protesters chant, boo through Comey university address WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Protesters at Howard University chanted and booed on Friday through James Comey’s first public address since he testified to Congress on the Russia probe and his firing by U.S. President Donald Trump, challenging the former FBI d… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Trump administration drops Obama-era guidance on college sex crimes (Reuters) – U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said on Friday her department was issuing new interim guidelines to colleges on how to handle sexual assault allegations, rescinding Obama administration rules that it said treated the accused unfairly. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • U.S. Education Dept. ends Obama-era guidance on college sex crimes (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Education has withdrawn guidelines on how colleges should investigate sexual assault that were issued by Barack Obama’s administration and released new interim guidelines, according to an announcement on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Storm Maria pitches Puerto Rico barrio into sunken ‘Venice’ CATANO, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Wading through highways swamped by turbid waters that sloshed over scattered, sunken belongings, residents of this Puerto Rican barrio flooded by Hurricane Maria have begun emerging from their shattered homes. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Flood, fix and flip: Houston housing investors see profit in Harvey’s wake HOUSTON (Reuters) – Addressing a real estate conference in flood-ravaged Houston this month, longtime investor Ray Sasser detailed his strategy: buy up to 50 flooded homes at deep discounts, then fix and flip them for a hefty profit. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Armed woman makes threats at Kardashian-owned boutique near L.A LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A woman armed with a handgun pointed it at employees at a boutique owned by reality TV stars the Kardashians in the Los Angeles area on Thursday and later came back brandishing a machete, according to police and media. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • U.S. issues fuel waiver for diesel in Florida after Hurricane Irma WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it had approved an emergency fuel waiver for diesel in Florida for the response effort to Hurricane Irma. 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 ...
  • Death toll from overheated Florida nursing home rises to 10 (Reuters) – A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police 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 LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico, heads for Turks and Caicos SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria destroyed buildings and knocked out power across Puerto Rico before flooding parts of the Dominican Republic and then regaining some of its strength as it approached the Turks and Caicos Islands and sou… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board 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 LinkedIn ...
  • Navajo tribe says ready to sue Trump over changes to Utah monument WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Navajo Nation will sue the Trump administration if it tries to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, its top lawyer told Reuters on Thursday, ahead of the release of a broad government review of such si… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • BYU lifts decades-long ban on caffeinated soft drink sales (Reuters) – Brigham Young University has ended a 60-year ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks at its flagship campus in Provo, Utah, the Mormon Church-owned school 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 LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • NFL star Hernandez’s family sues league over ‘severe’ CTE BOSTON (Reuters) – Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in prison in April, had a “severe case” of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a lawyer said on Thursday as he sued the team and NFL on behalf of … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • London’s National Gallery prevails in ‘stolen’ Matisse lawsuit: New York judge NEW YORK (Reuters) – The National Gallery in London on Thursday won the dismissal of a lawsuit in which three grandchildren of a muse of the artist Henri Matisse sought to recover a painting they said was stolen shortly after World War Two. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • U.S. attorney general ties gang violence to immigration BOSTON (Reuters) – Protesters gathered outside a federal court in Boston on Thursday where U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to address law enforcement about what he called the need to tackle transnational gang violence and to secure the Mexican… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Puerto Rico, St. Croix devastated by powerful Hurricane Maria SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Deadly Hurricane Maria caused flooding in the Dominican Republic as it brushed past the country on Thursday after destroying buildings and knocking out power across the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and St. Croix. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • U.S. safety board: Train-crash engineers had sleep disorders WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from undiagnosed sleep disorders, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board 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 LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. motorists kept up record driving pace in July: DOT NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. motorists logged 0.8 percent more miles on the road in July than they did in the year-ago month, keeping 2017 on a pace to break last year’s record of total miles driven, according to U.S. Department of Transportation data rel… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • U.S. judge aims to quickly decide lawsuits over DACA SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday said he wanted to decide quickly lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s decision to end a program that shielded from deportation children brought to the United States illegally by their parent… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Former U.S. Attorney Bharara joins CNN as senior legal analyst (Reuters) – Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara is joining CNN as a senior legal analyst, a CNN spokesman 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 LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Maryland proposes $9 billion plan to relieve traffic congestion WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan proposed on Thursday an ambitious $9 billion public-private partnership to add new traffic lanes around the traffic-clogged U.S. capital region and assume control of a highway operated by the federal… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic as it grazed past on Thursday and dumped more heavy rain on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the enti… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Death toll from Hurricane Maria rises as storm heads north SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic on Thursday and continued to dump heavy rain on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Illinois high court upholds former cop Peterson’s murder conviction (Reuters) – The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson for murdering his third wife. 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 ...
  • U.S. household net worth rises again in second quarter 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The wealth of U.S. households rose to $96.2 trillion in the second quarter of this year as U.S. stock prices hit record highs and home values continued to climb, a report by the Federal Reserve showed on Thursday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Maria drenches Dominican Republic after hammering Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria lashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds and headed northwest in the Caribbean on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Girl in hospital after being struck by baseball at Yankee Stadium (The Sports Xchange) – A young girl was transported to hospital after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning of the New York Yankees’ home game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and plunging the island into darkness as the … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Oklahoma City police fatally shoot deaf man who did not respond to commands (Reuters) – A deaf man holding a metal pipe was fatally shot by Oklahoma City police who yelled for him to drop his weapon and get on the ground but did not know he could not hear, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Washington state sues over $1/day wages paid to immigrant detainees (Reuters) – Washington State’s Attorney General on Wednesday sued private prison company Geo Group Inc for violating the state’s minimum wage laws by paying detained immigrants a one dollar a day or less for work they do while in detention at one of the company’s federal facilities. Share this:Click to email this to a friend ...
  • Trump makes his debut at ceremonies for new U.S. citizens (Reuters) – For the first eight months of Donald Trump’s presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies. 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 ...
  • Tax breaks cost New York $1.2 billion in financial year 2017, half went to film industry NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state lost $1.2 billion of revenues from corporate tax breaks in fiscal 2017, with at least half of the total going to the film industry, a Washington watchdog group said on Wednesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • St. Louis approves police body cameras ahead of more protests ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year as the city prepares for a sixth night of protests after a white former police officer was acquitted of killing a black man. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug “remains in effect,” remarks that could stoke fears of a federal c… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • California sues Trump administration over border wall SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration’s plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president’s key campaign promises. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • California sues Trump administration over border wall SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration’s plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president’s key campaign promises. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • S&P downgrades Pennsylvania credit to A-plus, cites budget problems NEW YORK (Reuters) – S&P Global Ratings downgraded Pennsylvania’s general obligation debt one notch to A-plus on Wednesday as state officials struggle to close a $2.3 billion budget gap, the credit rating agency said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Boston beheading plotter cited 2013 bombing: prosecutor BOSTON (Reuters) – A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State told someone online that he wanted to cause more harm than the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a prosecutor said on… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • California to file lawsuit over Trump border wall SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California’s attorney general plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, the state AG’s office said, adding to the obstacles facing a key Tr… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Trial opens for American in Islamic State-linked police beheading plot BOSTON (Reuters) – A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to behead police officers in an effort to help Islamic State was due in court on Wednesday for the start of his trial on charges including conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Walmart, Target join call for ‘Dreamer’ legislation (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportati… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.    Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Eerie calm hangs over Puerto Rican capital before storm SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared for the onslaught of a massive hurricane the followi… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Convicted killer recaptured after escape from Mississippi prison (Reuters) – Authorities in Mississippi have recaptured a convicted killer who slipped away from a state prison, but a second escaped inmate who was serving time for burglary remains at large, the state department of corrections said on Tuesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A San Diego children’s hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to ‘drive’ themselves to the operating room. 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 ...
  • Trump’s U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon’s White House departure has not muted the president’s “America First” foreign policy instincts…. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-‘sanctuary’ rhetoric after setbacks (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration’s critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal’s “best friend.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – The legacies of racism, not only the violent protests that gripped St. Louis after a white former police officer was acquitted of murdering a black man, must be addressed, the city’s mayor said on Tuesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Drug dealer gets 11 years in death of Hollywood movie executive LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A convicted drug dealer was sentenced on Tuesday to 11 years in prison in the death of a Hollywood studio executive whose remains were found buried in the California desert more than two years after he disappeared in 2012. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials. 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 ...
  • ‘Shocking’ disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a “shocking” disregard for patients’ lives, while his lawyer argued the man was … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student ATLANTA (Reuters) – Violent clashes erupted overnight between police and protesters after a memorial vigil for a Georgia Tech student killed by campus officers, and the school’s president on Tuesday blamed the unrest on “outside agitators.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. appeals court blocks San Francisco ordinance on soda health warnings SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court sided with the beverage industry on Tuesday, granting its request to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks. 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 ...
  • McCain urges end to 100-hour work weeks in Navy after collisions WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain called on Tuesday for an immediate stop to U.S. sailors working over 100 hours a week as top Navy leaders struggled to explain a series of fatal naval collisions in the past few months. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • White man arrested in killings of two black men in Louisiana (Reuters) – A 23-year-old white man was arrested on Tuesday and will be charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, local and state authorities said at a news conference. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived: U.S. court NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter over a now-retracted article describing a gang rape. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Wisconsin appeals court upholds state’s ‘right-to-work’ law CHICAGO (Reuters) – A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state’s “right-to-work” law, which bars mandatory union membership and prohibits unions or employers from requiring non-members to pay dues. 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 ...
  • Black cops in St. Louis stuck between public, fellow officers ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – During a peaceful protest moments before St. Louis would erupt into three nights of racially charged riots, five people confronted a black police officer alone in his Jeep. 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 ...