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31 October 2016

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  • Reuters
    Telescope group chooses Canary Islands as alternative to Hawaii

    The team behind a project to build one of the world’s largest telescopes said on Monday it has chosen Spain’s Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean as a possible alternative to Hawaii. The decision follows opposition from Native Hawaiians and environmentalists to plans for constructing the so-called

    North Dakota pipeline protester charged with attempted murder
    Reuters
    North Dakota pipeline protester charged with attempted murder

    A demonstrator protesting last week at the construction site of an oil pipeline in North Dakota was charged on Monday with the attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, according to court documents. Red Fawn Fallis, 37, was confronted by two officers on the evening of Oct. 27, according to an affidavit

  • Colonial shuts gasoline, distillate lines after explosion, fire in Alabama
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    Colonial shuts gasoline, distillate lines after explosion, fire in Alabama

    Colonial Pipeline Co [COLPI.UL] shut down its main gasoline and distillates pipelines on Monday after an explosion and fire in Shelby, Alabama, that injured seven workers – the second time in two months it had to close the crucial supply line to the U.S. East Coast. A nine-man crew was conducting work

  • South Carolina ex-policeman's murder trial opens with jury selection
    Reuters
    South Carolina ex-policeman’s murder trial opens with jury selection

    The murder trial of a former South Carolina policeman who shot an unarmed black motorist last year opened on Monday with jury selection, putting the national spotlight back on a case that triggered national concerns about racial bias in law enforcement. Michael Slager, a white North Charleston police

  • Reuters
    U.S. judge rejects NYC police settlement over Muslim surveillance

    A federal judge has rejected a settlement of lawsuits charging that the New York City police department illegally targeted Muslims for surveillance, saying the deal did not go far enough and provide sufficient protections. U.S. District Judge Charles Haight in Manhattan in a ruling made public on Monday

  • Colonial's gasoline, distillate lines shut after explosion, fire in Alabama
    Reuters
    Colonial’s gasoline, distillate lines shut after explosion, fire in Alabama

    Colonial Pipeline Co [COLPI.UL] shut down both of its main gasoline and distillates pipelines on Monday following an explosion and fire in Shelby County, Alabama, the second time the pipeline has been closed in two months. A segment of the pipeline was undergoing maintenance on Monday afternoon when

  • South Korean prosecutors arrest woman at center of political crisis: Yonhap
    Reuters
    South Korean prosecutors arrest woman at center of political crisis: Yonhap

    The woman at the center of a political scandal that has cast the South Korean presidency into crisis was detained late on Monday, Yonhap News Agency reported, hours after she had arrived at the office of local prosecutors to answer questions. Prosecutors are investigating allegations that Choi Soon-sil

  • Reuters
    U.S. judge drops part of lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape story

    District Judge Glen Conrad ruled that the November 2014 Rolling Stone story “A Rape on Campus” did not defame administrator Nicole Eramo by its overall implications. Rolling Stone retracted the story after inconsistencies in her account surfaced and police found no evidence of an assault.

  • Reuters
    Wisconsin officer who killed man fired over sex assault charges

    Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, was charged on Oct. 20 in Wisconsin state court with five crimes, including two counts of second-degree sexual assault. A criminal complaint said Heaggan-Brown sexually assaulted a man on Aug. 14, a day after he fatally shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith, according to local

  • Reuters
    Georgia man, on trial for son’s hot-car death, loved the boy: ex-wife

    The former wife of a Georgia man accused of causing the death of his toddler son in a hot car in 2014 testified on Monday that her ex-husband struggled with infidelity and a pornography addiction but was a doting father to their child. Defense lawyers said Leanna Taylor had every reason to hate her

  • Man arrested for aiding Oklahoma double murderer during police search
    Reuters
    Man arrested for aiding Oklahoma double murderer during police search

    Danny Roach, 34, was held without bond in the Oklahoma County jail on charges including two counts of accessory to felony murder for aiding suspected double murderer Michael Vance, Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel told a news conference. No lawyer was listed for Roach in online jail records. Vance

  • Reuters
    Trio pleads not guilty in New Jersey gun transport case

    Three Pennsylvania residents pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of attempting to drive an SUV loaded with weapons through a tunnel under the Hudson River into New York, a city with some of the strictest gun restrictions in the United States. Police stopped the vehicle in which John Cramsey, Dean

  • Reuters
    Pennsylvania man charged with abusing six Amish sisters

    Lee Kaplan, 51, of Feasterville, was arrested in June on charges of raping a 14-year-old girl whose custody was relinquished to Kaplan after he helped her parents financially. Daniel Stoltzfus and his wife, Savilla Stoltzfus, the victims’ parents, were Amish, a Protestant religious sect that shuns

  • Reuters
    Southwest Airlines’ union approves tentative agreement

    Southwest Airlines said the new contract would become amendable on Nov. 1, 2018. The discussion between Southwest and the union, which represents more than 14,500 Southwest flight attendants, started in 2013. Southwest Airlines’ shares were up about 2 percent at their session highs in late afternoon

  • Airbnb, New York in talks to resolve rental law lawsuit: source
    Reuters
    Airbnb, New York in talks to resolve rental law lawsuit: source

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – Airbnb Inc and New York state are in talks to resolve a lawsuit brought by the company challenging a law it says could expose it to significant penalties for advertising short-term apartment rentals, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. The potential

  • Reuters
    Boy, 12, nabbed for suspected drunken driving in Austin, Texas

    A 12-year-old Texas boy driving a car rammed into a pickup truck and a utility pole as he tried to evade police before his vehicle tipped over and he was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, authorities said. A police officer saw the boy weaving in and out of traffic in Austin

  • Reuters
    A girl and her dog: top U.S. court mulls discrimination claim

    Not for the first time, a pooch named Wonder was left out in the cold on Monday, waiting outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices considered whether a Michigan school district can be sued for not letting a disabled girl take the service dog to class. The court on Monday heard arguments in a case

  • Defendant in U.S. opioid kickback case claims constitutional right to smoke pot
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    Defendant in U.S. opioid kickback case claims constitutional right to smoke pot

    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. ex-pharmaceutical sales representative accused of paying kickbacks to induce doctors to write prescriptions for an opioid drug is asserting he has a constitutional right to continue smoking marijuana so he can remain clear-headed for his defense. In a

  • Got bank? Election could create flood of marijuana cash with no place to go
    Reuters
    Got bank? Election could create flood of marijuana cash with no place to go

    By Lisa Lambert October 31 (Reuters) – Although the sale of marijuana is a federal crime, the number of U.S. banks working with pot businesses, now sanctioned in many states, is growing, up 45 percent in the last year alone. Proponents believe the Nov. 8 election could tip the balance in favor of liberalizing

  • Reuters
    Fire at Ford Motor headquarters in Michigan, none injured

    DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said a fire at its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, on Monday did not injure anyone but caused the 1,500 employees based there to leave the 60-year-old building for the day.

  • Convicted Russian arms dealer Bout returns to U.S. appeals court
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    Convicted Russian arms dealer Bout returns to U.S. appeals court

    Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for agreeing to sell weapons to people he thought were Colombian rebels, urged a U.S. appeals court on Monday to overturn a ruling that denied him a new trial. Alexey Tarasov, a lawyer for Bout, argued before the 2nd U.S.

  • Petition of White House to reverse Navy ratings change tops threshold
    Reuters
    Petition of White House to reverse Navy ratings change tops threshold

    (Reuters) – A petition to the White House to halt the U.S. Navy’s abolition of sailors’ traditional ratings that are more than two centuries old has topped 100,000 signatures, above the number needed for an official response, according to the online petition site. The petition was launched within

  • Reuters
    Three found shot to death in Kansas were targeted: police

    Officers went to the residence in Harvey County, about 25 miles north of Wichita, early on Sunday evening after receiving a call from a motorist who reported a shooting, police said. The three victims were discovered in front of the house, Harvey County Sheriff’s T. Walton told a news conference

  • McDonald's to pay $3.75 million in first settlement with franchise workers
    Reuters
    McDonald’s to pay $3.75 million in first settlement with franchise workers

    In a filing in U.S. district court in San Francisco on Friday, lawyers representing about 800 employees at five restaurants owned by a single franchisee said Illinois-based McDonald’s would pay the workers $1.75 million in back pay and damages and $2 million in legal fees. The settlement, which

  • Reuters
    Exclusive: Abortion by prescription now rivals surgery for U.S. women

    American women are ending pregnancies with medication almost as often as with surgery, marking a turning point for abortion in the United States, data reviewed by Reuters shows. The watershed comes amid an overall decline in abortion, a choice that remains politically charged in the United States, sparking

  • Reuters
    Six people shot, two killed in Maryland suburb of Washington

    (Reuters) – Two teenagers were killed when six people were shot on Sunday in Prince George’s County, Maryland, near Washington, police said, adding no arrests had been made in the case. Two other victims were treated and released and one shooting victim was in the hospital with injuries not considered

  • Fire near North Dakota pipeline protests is under investigation
    Reuters
    Fire near North Dakota pipeline protests is under investigation

    By Josh Morgan CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) – Authorities were looking into the cause of a blaze that burned through about 400 acres near where Native American leaders are protesting against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water and sacred lands, officials said on Sunday. Authorities

  • U.S. airlines lose bid to dismiss price-fixing lawsuit
    Reuters
    U.S. airlines lose bid to dismiss price-fixing lawsuit

    A federal judge rejected a bid by the four largest U.S. airlines to dismiss nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused them of conspiring to raise fares by keeping seating capacity artificially low. In a decision late Friday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said she

  • Reuters
    Charleston ‘on eggshells’ on eve of two racially charged trials

    Two South Carolina shootings that rocked the country last year and raised questions about race in America are now headed for trial, putting the historic city of Charleston on edge as the community awaits the testimony and juries’ decisions. Jury selection begins on Monday in the case of Michael

  • HBO drama thrusts Minneapolis Somalis into unwanted spotlight
    Reuters
    HBO drama thrusts Minneapolis Somalis into unwanted spotlight

    Touted as a window into the lives of Somalis in Minneapolis adjusting to life in the U.S. Midwestern city, many community members instead fear “Mogadishu, Minnesota” will stoke Islamophobia if it airs. At a time when opposition to immigrants and anti-Muslim sentiment have featured heavily

  • Tribe vows to fight North Dakota pipeline through winter
    Reuters
    Tribe vows to fight North Dakota pipeline through winter

    By Josh Morgan CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) – Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands, and are weighing lawsuits over police treatment of arrested protesters. A group of at least 200

  • American Airlines plane engine flung debris in rare failure
    Reuters
    American Airlines plane engine flung debris in rare failure

    Such engine failures are extremely rare, and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators were looking for clues as to whether the fault lay with the engine itself, with its manufacture or a freak event such as debris on the runway entering the engine. The American Airlines plane engine

  • American Airlines plane engine flung debris in rare, risky failure
    Reuters
    American Airlines plane engine flung debris in rare, risky failure

    No serious injuries were reported in the incident, which crippled a Boeing 767 with 161 passengers and nine crew members aboard as it was departing for Miami and briefly closed all O’Hare’s runways. Such “uncontained” failures therefore are extremely rare and National Transportation

  • Three in Florida, Virginia charged with voter fraud
    Reuters
    Three in Florida, Virginia charged with voter fraud

    The charges targeted a Florida woman and a Virginia man accused of filing bogus voter registration forms and a Florida woman alleged to have tampered with absentee ballots she was opening at the Miami-Dade Elections Department. In the Iowa capital of Des Moines, county election officials referred three

  • Reuters
    Honduras arrests man linked to Venezuela drug probe in U.S.

    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduran police on Friday arrested a man allegedly linked to two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady who have been charged with drug trafficking in the United States, an official said.

  • American Airlines jet catches fire on takeoff at Chicago airport
    Reuters
    American Airlines jet catches fire on takeoff at Chicago airport

    The engine of an American Airlines Group Inc jet caught fire seconds from takeoff at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Friday, prompting the crew to abort its departure and evacuate passengers via emergency chutes, authorities said. No serious injuries were reported in the incident,

  • Reuters
    DNA cited to clear JonBenet Ramsey family in murder in question: report

    The DNA analysis that prompted a Colorado prosecutor to exonerate the family of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey in her 1996 murder was not as clear cut as she portrayed it at the time, a newspaper reported on Friday. The Boulder Daily Camera, in conjunction with Denver television station KUSA-TV

  • Reuters
    FedEx plane catches fire at airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    (Reuters) – The landing gear of a FedEx Corp. DC-10 cargo plane collapsed on Friday at the main airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, causing a fire that was quickly extinguished, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said.

  • Reuters
    Oklahoma charges man suspected of double murder, attempted decapitation

    Michael Vance, 38, is also suspected of wounding two police officers in a shoot out and posting his getaway on social media. Police believe he was shot twice in a gunfight, in which he wounded two police officers and then stole a police vehicle. Vance is thought to have killed his aunt and uncle about

  • Reuters
    U.S. regulator says former employee downloaded data from office

    A U.S. banking regulator said on Friday it had told Congress about what it called “a major information security incident” after a former employee was found to have downloaded a large number of files onto thumb drives before his retirement. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said

  • Reuters
    U.S. prosecutors regroup for second trial in Oregon occupation

    By Scott Bransford PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Friday regrouped to strategize for their next trial of armed militants who occupied a wildlife center in Oregon the day after seven others at a related trial were surprisingly acquitted of all charges. The group’s leader, Ammon Bundy

  • Tribe vows to continue N. Dakota pipeline fight despite arrests
    Reuters
    Tribe vows to continue N. Dakota pipeline fight despite arrests

    A Native American tribe and other activists opposed to a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project in North Dakota vowed on Friday to continue their fight through direct action, legal challenges and growing celebrity support, a day after police arrested 141 of their members. Thursday’s arrests came

  • Reuters
    Illinois teachers’ pension fund eyes 14.5 percent payment hike for state

    Illinois’ biggest public worker pension fund said on Friday its board gave initial approval to a state contribution of $4.56 billion in fiscal 2018, a 14.5 percent increase over the current fiscal year. “By any measure, $4.56 billion is a lot of money, but that amount is a direct product of the

  • Reuters
    Comma.ai drops self-driving device after warning from U.S. regulators

    In a letter and order on Thursday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) demanded that Comma.ai provide proof to regulators that its proposed device for self-driving cars would be safe, or risk having its sale blocked. The action, disclosed on Friday, is a decisive signal to the

  • U.S. Supreme Court takes up major transgender rights case
    Reuters
    U.S. Supreme Court takes up major transgender rights case

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed for the first time to rule on transgender rights in a case in which a Virginia public school district is fighting to prevent a female-born transgender high school student from using the boys’ bathroom. The justices

  • Reuters
    U.S. appeals court upholds man’s conviction for Facebook death threats

    A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who made threatening statements toward his then-wife and others on Facebook, in a case that probed the boundaries of freedom of speech on social media. Anthony Elonis wrote Facebook posts in 2010 that discussed killing a Federal

  • Ex-Russian press minister's 2015 Washington death ruled accidental
    Reuters
    Ex-Russian press minister’s 2015 Washington death ruled accidental

    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The death last year in Washington of Mikhail Lesin, a Russian media executive and former adviser to President Vladimir Putin, was accidental and caused partly by alcohol poisoning after days of heavy drinking, U.S. authorities said on Friday. Lesin, who was

  • Three in Florida, Virginia charged with criminal voter fraud
    Reuters
    Three in Florida, Virginia charged with criminal voter fraud

    The charges targeted a Florida woman and a Virginia man accused of filing bogus voter registration forms and a Florida woman alleged to have tampered with absentee ballots she was opening at the Miami-Dade Elections Department. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has charged in recent weeks

  • Reuters
    Two California men accused of plotting to smuggle weapons to Iran

    Zavik Zargarian, 52, and Vache Nayirian, 57, who live outside Los Angeles, were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. “The crimes

  • Reuters
    Federal judge blocks two abortion laws in Alabama

    (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Thursday blocked abortion restrictions in Alabama that limit how close clinics can be to public schools and ban a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester. Judge Myron Thompson in the District Court for the Middle District of Alabama issued

  • Madoff trustee reaches $277 million accord with money manager's family
    Reuters
    Madoff trustee reaches $277 million accord with money manager’s family

    Irving Picard, the trustee, said victims will receive at least $232 million of cash, and the rights to $30.7 million of assets that are expected to be sold. A separate $15 million fund will pay claims by California investors, resolving litigation by that state’s Attorney General Kamala Harris, and

  • Phillips 66 says construction continues on Dakota Access Pipeline
    Reuters
    Phillips 66 says construction continues on Dakota Access Pipeline

    Construction is continuing on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) even as a dispute with Native Americans has blocked work on a section of the project, the chief executive of Phillips 66, which owns 25 percent of the project, said on Friday. CEO Greg Garland told analysts on a conference call that construction

  • Mondelez recalls two flavors of Oreo Fudge Cremes in U.S.
    Reuters
    Mondelez recalls two flavors of Oreo Fudge Cremes in U.S.

    The recall of the mint-flavored and ‘original’ Oreo Fudge Cremes was the result of an analysis conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Mondelez Global LLC said in a statement. The company said people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening

  • Oregon militants acquitted of conspiracy in wildlife refuge seizure
    Reuters
    Oregon militants acquitted of conspiracy in wildlife refuge seizure

    A federal court jury delivered a surprise verdict on Thursday acquitting anti-government militant leader Ammon Bundy and six followers of conspiracy charges stemming from their role in the armed takeover of a wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year. The outcome marked a stinging defeat for federal

  • Police arrest 141 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters
    Reuters
    Police arrest 141 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters

    Police arrested 141 Native Americans and other protesters in North Dakota in a tense standoff that spilled into Friday morning between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline. Police in riot gear used pepper spray and armored vehicles in an effort to

  • Trump attacks Clinton on trade, says he should be handed victory
    Reuters
    Trump attacks Clinton on trade, says he should be handed victory

    U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized Democrat Hillary Clinton on Thursday over her trade policies, saying she would handle trade deals so badly that the country should “just cancel the election” and name him the victor. Speaking to supporters in Toledo, Ohio, Trump

  • Reuters
    Recovery plan issued for U.S. Northwest salmon, steelhead

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – U.S. fisheries managers have unveiled a plan seeking to restore dwindling runs of salmon and trout that migrate 900 miles up the Snake River from the Pacific to spawning grounds in Idaho while leaving intact their greatest barrier – four hydropower dams.

  • Reuters
    Wisconsin college student charged with multiple sexual assaults

    Alec Cook, 20, of Edina, Minnesota, faces a total of 11 counts of sexual assault, two counts of strangulation and suffocation, and two counts of false imprisonment. Since news of his arrest broke, police in an affidavit said dozens of women have come forward with information about Cook, according to

  • Man admits vandalizing Trump's Walk of Fame star in Los Angeles
    Reuters
    Man admits vandalizing Trump’s Walk of Fame star in Los Angeles

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A man arrested on Thursday for defacing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles with a sledgehammer and a pickax said he did it because he was angry at the candidate. James Otis, 52, speaking to

  • Ex-Colorado policeman gets 16 years for fatal on-duty shooting
    Reuters
    Ex-Colorado policeman gets 16 years for fatal on-duty shooting

    A former Colorado police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting a man in the back while on duty two years ago was sentenced on Thursday to 16 years in prison, authorities said. James Adam Ashby, 33, was found guilty in June of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Jack Jacquez, 27,

  • Lawyer says U.S. Supreme Justice Thomas groped her in 1999
    Reuters
    Lawyer says U.S. Supreme Justice Thomas groped her in 1999

    A woman who works as a corporate lawyer with an Alaska energy company has accused U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of groping her in 1999, a charge he called “preposterous” and untrue. The woman, Moira Smith, said Thomas grabbed and squeezed her buttocks several times during a dinner

  • Reuters
    Family urges U.S. to reopen case of Louisiana detainee’s death

    The family of Victor White III, a black man who died while in custody of sheriff’s deputies in 2014, is calling on the U.S. Justice Department to reopen its investigation after new allegations of widespread abuse by the Louisiana sheriff’s office involved in the incident. The family will make

  • Police begin removing protesters from Dakota pipeline encampment
    Reuters
    Police begin removing protesters from Dakota pipeline encampment

    (Reuters) – Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site on Thursday in a move that could escalate tensions in a standoff that has lasted several months. The police moved in on the protesters camped

  • Reuters
    Florida man pleads guilty in case linked to JPMorgan hacking probe

    A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to obstructing a regulatory examination of a credit union linked to an illegal bitcoin exchange owned by an Israeli accused of being behind hacking attacks on companies including JPMorgan Chase & Co. Michael Murgio, 66, admitted in Manhattan federal court he

  • Obama shortens prison sentences for 98 convict: White House
    Reuters
    Obama shortens prison sentences for 98 convict: White House

    U.S. President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences for 98 convicts serving time for drug-related offenses in his latest round of commutations, the White House said on Thursday. Obama has granted 688 commutations this year, for a total so far in his presidency of 872. The commutations are part

  • Reuters
    Florida man pleads guilty to hacking, spamming scheme

    A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from his role in wide-ranging hacking scheme that generated $1.3 million through the hijacking of customer email accounts to send unsolicited “spam” messages, prosecutors said. Timothy Livingston, 31, entered his plea in federal

  • Reuters
    Four guards at NYC’s Rikers jail convicted in beating, coverup

    Four guards at New York City’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex were convicted at trial in connection with the beating of an inmate and a subsequent cover-up effort, authorities said on Thursday. Christopher Huggins, 34, and Michael Dorsainvil, 36, were convicted of assault and filing false records

  • U.S. charges 61 over India-based impersonation scam
    Reuters
    U.S. charges 61 over India-based impersonation scam

    The U.S. Justice Department charged 61 people and entities on Thursday with taking part in a scam involving India-based call centers where agents impersonated Internal Revenue Service, immigration and other federal officials and demanded payments for nonexistent debts. Twenty people were arrested in

  • Reuters
    Whistleblower’s lawyer accuses Penn State of malice in Sandusky scandal

    A lawyer for a former Penn State assistant football coach told jurors on Thursday the school treated his client with malice in firing him after finding out he was a key witness against Jerry Sandusky, a former coach eventually convicted of molesting boys. Elliot Strokoff said his client, Michael McQueary

  • Hyundai, Kia to pay $41.2 million to U.S. states over mileage claims
    Reuters
    Hyundai, Kia to pay $41.2 million to U.S. states over mileage claims

    Korean carmakers Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp will pay $41.2 million to resolve an investigation by 33 U.S. states over the their 2012 mileage restatements, state attorneys general said on Thursday. Hyundai said it agreed to settle state consumer protection claims but didn’t admit

  • Reuters
    Texas college student takes topless selfie, hits police car, gets arrested

    A 19-year-old Texas A&M University student taking a topless selfie while driving slammed into the rear of a stopped police car and was arrested, police said on Thursday. The student, Miranda Rader, also had an open bottle of wine in a cup holder next to her, the Bryan Police Department said.

  • New Jersey man pleads guilty to charge in Rutgers cyber bullying case
    Reuters
    New Jersey man pleads guilty to charge in Rutgers cyber bullying case

    The former Rutgers University student whose high-profile cyber bullying conviction was overturned last month pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempted invasion of privacy, prosecutors said. Dharun Ravi, 24, the New Jersey man accused of recording his roommate Tyler Clementi kissing another man, was convicted

  • U.S. judge OKs historic $265 million settlement in 2015 Amtrak derailment
    Reuters
    U.S. judge OKs historic $265 million settlement in 2015 Amtrak derailment

    The settlement approved by U.S. District Court Judge Legrome Davis of Pennsylvania is believed to be the largest of its kind in U.S. history. The deal calls for Amtrak and its insurers to make the payments for claims arising from the derailment to a court-supervised trust by Feb. 28, 2017. “The

  • Ford idling Focus plant in Michigan extra two weeks on light demand
    Reuters
    Ford idling Focus plant in Michigan extra two weeks on light demand

    Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it will idle the Wayne, Michigan factory an extra two weeks by the end of the year, adjusting to light demand for the Focus compact and C-Max hybrid cars made there. This is in addition to the normal holiday shutdown for all Ford North American plants in the last week

  • Exclusive: Casino mogul Adelson says no certainty over Las Vegas stadium for NFL's Raiders
    Reuters
    Exclusive: Casino mogul Adelson says no certainty over Las Vegas stadium for NFL’s Raiders

    Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he is prepared to walk away from a deal to build a stadium that would help relocate the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas if terms offered by the team do not improve. “I negotiated to bring in the Oakland Raiders, an NFL football team

  • Juror in Oregon militia conspiracy trial dismissed over bias
    Reuters
    Juror in Oregon militia conspiracy trial dismissed over bias

    A federal judge in the conspiracy trial of seven people who took part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon dismissed a juror over questions of bias on Wednesday, then ordered jury deliberations to begin anew with a replacement. “It’s a new jury, a new day, a new start

  • Reuters
    NYC lawyer charged with tax evasion related to shelters

    A New York lawyer has been criminally charged with failing to report to the Internal Revenue Service more than $3 million of fee income from tax shelter and other transactions he handled at the law firm Herrick Feinstein, where he led the tax practice. According to an indictment made public on Wednesday

  • Media companies want U.S. to force AT&T-Time Warner to share customer data
    Reuters
    Media companies want U.S. to force AT&T-Time Warner to share customer data

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Media companies plan to ask U.S. regulators to force AT&T Inc and Time Warner Inc to share their trove of customer data if the telecom and content companies merge, fearing the combined behemoth would have an unfair advantage selling targeted mobile advertising, a handful

  • Reuters
    Chicago school board approves $1 bln bonds for junk-rated district

    The Chicago Board of Education gave final approval on Wednesday to the sale of up to $1 billion of new and refunding bonds for the junk-rated district. The third-largest public school system in the United States will sell up to $840 million of general obligation bonds through Barclays and JP Morgan

  • Reuters
    Harvard dining hall workers vote to end three-week strike

    Hundreds of workers at Harvard University’s dining halls voted on Wednesday to accept a contract that raises their pay, ending a three-week-long strike, the university’s first in more than three decades. More than 700 workers at the Ivy League school’s dining halls walked off the job on

  • Reuters
    Marine pilot ejects from plane after landing, suffers minor injuries

    The twin-engine F/A-18C Hornet warplane involved in the incident touched down on Tuesday evening at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, the U.S. Marine Corps said in a statement. The warplane was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 31 from Marine Corps Air Station

  • U.S. government worker pleads guilty in plot to steal rice for Chinese
    Reuters
    U.S. government worker pleads guilty in plot to steal rice for Chinese

    A geneticist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture pleaded guilty on Monday to making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation when questioned about plans to send U.S. rice samples to China, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Wengui Yan, 61, of Arkansas admitted that a group of Chinese

  • California Chrome, Arrogate head Breeders' entries
    Reuters
    California Chrome, Arrogate head Breeders’ entries

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS AMGELES (Reuters) – California Chrome, North America’s all-time leading money earner, and Travers Stakes winner Arrogate headed an impressive list of 14 pre-entries announced on Wednesday for next week’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. California Chrome, winner of the

  • Reuters
    University resumes U.S. Upper Midwest regional factory report

    Marquette University in Wisconsin said on Wednesday it would resume publication of its monthly manufacturing activity report on the U.S. Upper Midwest, starting with its report on October data to be released on Monday. The university, which developed its monthly index with the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee

  • Pentagon halts effort to recover Guard enlistment bonuses
    Reuters
    Pentagon halts effort to recover Guard enlistment bonuses

    BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday suspended a Pentagon order that California National Guardsmen repay thousands of dollars in enlistment bonuses and tuition assistance they had received by mistake more than a decade ago. “While some soldiers knew or

  • Reuters
    Connecticut man who ran Ponzi scheme as teen gets prison: U.S.

    Ian Parker Bick, now 21, of Danbury, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven. Jurors had convicted Bick last November on six counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. Jonathan Einhorn, a lawyer for Bick, was not immediately available for comment after the

  • Pro-immigrant protesters snarl New York City morning commute
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    Pro-immigrant protesters snarl New York City morning commute

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge, said delays were as long as 90 minutes on the bridge’s upper level on the city-bound side. Ten protesters were arrested, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said.

  • Reuters
    Former Detroit City Council president pleads guilty to sex crimes

    Charles Pugh, 45, pleaded guilty in a Detroit courthouse to two counts of third-degree criminal sexual misconduct. Three more serious charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, which carry maximum life prison sentences, were dismissed, his lawyer, Delphia Burton, said by telephone. Pugh admitted

  • Reuters
    Case dropped against New York limo driver in deadly winery crash

    A New York judge on Wednesday threw out all charges against a limousine driver accused of negligent homicide in a crash that killed four women on a Long Island wine-tasting tour last year. Suffolk County Court Judge Fernando Camacho ruled the criminal indictment issued against Carlos Pino in March was

  • Reuters
    Nevada gambling regulator probes Las Vegas Sands over front gamblers

    Nevada’s state gambling regulator is investigating allegations that Las Vegas Sands Corp casinos allowed high-stakes Chinese players to bet millions of dollars in other people’s names, according to people directly familiar with the investigation. The Nevada Gaming Control Board “has made

  • Potential juror bias weighed in conspiracy trial of Oregon militants
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    Potential juror bias weighed in conspiracy trial of Oregon militants

    The integrity of a federal court jury was called into question on Tuesday as the panel deliberated for a third day in the trial of seven people charged with conspiracy in the armed takeover of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon this year. The issue came to light when the 12-member panel sent a handwritten

  • Reuters
    Inmates, officer injured during fights at jail in Chicago

    The officer was hit by a food tray and several inmates were stabbed during the skirmish that broke out at about 7:30 p.m. at a maximum security Cook County jail in Chicago, a Cook County sheriff’s spokeswoman said. It was unclear what set off the fights at the jail that houses more than 1,000 male

  • Reuters
    Judge orders criminal contempt trial for Arizona sheriff Arpaio

    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio to stand trial in December on a criminal contempt charge of violating the terms of a court ruling against the controversial sheriff in a 2007 racial profiling case.     The latest court order setting Arpaio’s trial date for Dec. 6 means

  • U.S. Catholic health group hit with complaint over sterilization ban
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    U.S. Catholic health group hit with complaint over sterilization ban

    The complaint was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights. It asks the health department to investigate the policies on sterilization of Ascension Health [ASCNH.UL] and its subsidiary, Genesys Health System, to see

  • Reuters
    Utah boy, 16, shot outside school, 14-year-old arrested: police

    Sergeant Dean Carriger said the bell excusing students at Union Middle School had just rung when the shooting took place. “At about 3 p.m., Union had just released and students were leaving the property when two juveniles got into an argument that led to the shooting,” he said. Carriger said

  • Reuters
    Ex-Oppenheimer adviser pleads guilty to U.S. insider trading charges

    A former investment adviser at an Oppenheimer Holdings Inc unit pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he engaged in an insider trading scheme based on information supplied by a childhood friend working at Pfizer Inc. David Hobson, 48, entered his plea in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy and

  • Exclusive: Nevada gambling regulator probes Las Vegas Sands over front gamblers
    Reuters
    Exclusive: Nevada gambling regulator probes Las Vegas Sands over front gamblers

    Nevada’s state gambling regulator is investigating allegations that Las Vegas Sands Corp casinos allowed high-stakes Chinese players to bet millions of dollars in other people’s names, according to people directly familiar with the investigation. The Nevada Gaming Control Board “has made

  • U.S. public opinion of police improving: surveys
    Reuters
    U.S. public opinion of police improving: surveys

    Americans’ opinion of the police has bounced back from last year’s historic lows, amid continuing national debate over police treatment of minorities, two polls released this week suggested. The polling group PRRI released a survey on Tuesday showing that a slight majority of respondents, 52

  • Reuters
    U.S. Marshals join manhunt for Oklahoma man suspected of double murder

    The U.S. Marshals Service has joined the search for an Oklahoma man suspected of wounding two police officers in a shootout, stealing a police truck, killing his aunt and uncle and making social media posts of his escape, authorities said on Tuesday. The Marshals Service said it was taking part in the

  • Reuters
    Two women convicted in U.S. of financing Somali group al Shabaab

    Muna Osman Jama, 36, and Hinda Osman Dhirane, 46, were found guilty of organizing the so-called “Group of Fifteen” women from eight countries that helped finance al Shabaab military operations and safehouses in Somalia and Kenya, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern Virginia

  • Sumner Redstone forced to borrow $100 million from National Amusements: lawsuit
    Reuters
    Sumner Redstone forced to borrow $100 million from National Amusements: lawsuit

    The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks about $150 million that Redstone’s lawyers say he gave to Manuela Herzer and Sydney Holland. Redstone’s lawsuit is the newest front in a nearly year-long litigation war between the 93-year-old former Viacom chairman and Herzer. Ron Richards

  • Most guns used in N.Y. crimes are from out of state: study
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    Most guns used in N.Y. crimes are from out of state: study

    Six out of seven handguns connected to recent crimes in New York state were brought in from elsewhere, the state’s attorney general said on Tuesday in a report on suspected gun trafficking along the U.S. East Coast. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said his office had used federal data

  • Reuters
    New Jersey boys survive 100-foot fall with suicidal father

    The father, identified as John Spincken, jumped from an overpass along Interstate 187 in Wanaque, New Jersey, sometime after 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT) on Monday in what police have described as a suicide. Spincken, 37, was found dead at the scene, but his 1- and 3-year-old sons were alive and taken to a

  • Reuters
    Tunisia arrests two Americans suspected of ties to Islamic State: security official

    Police in Tunisia have arrested two American citizens on suspicion of terrorist activities after finding videos and pictures praising Islamic State, a security official said on Tuesday. The official said the suspects, aged 29 and 32, had come to Tunisia to study and that one of them had married a Tunisian

  • Judge sides with Planned Parenthood over Mississippi abortion law
    Reuters
    Judge sides with Planned Parenthood over Mississippi abortion law

    The decision by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan III is the latest in a string of rulings striking down similar laws elsewhere in the country against the women’s health provider. Jordan’s two page order noted a ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected a similar law in

  • Bill Gates foundation gives $210 million to Seattle-based university
    Reuters
    Bill Gates foundation gives $210 million to Seattle-based university

    The gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, named after the billionaire and his wife, will be used to construct a building at the university to house its Population Health Initiative, the school said. The donation is one of the largest contributions to the University of Washington in the 155-

  • Reuters
    British Airways says flight diverted to Vancouver after crew unwell

    A British Airways flight from San Francisco to London was diverted to Vancouver after members of the cabin crew became unwell, the airline said on Tuesday. British Airways spokeswoman Michele Kropf said that 25 crew were admitted to local hospitals as a precaution but had now been discharged. “

  • Alert level raised for Alaska volcano after explosion detected
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    Alert level raised for Alaska volcano after explosion detected

    Scientists raised the alert level for a remote Aleutian volcano on Monday after an explosion was detected on the mountain and heard by residents of a tiny village some 45 miles (72 km) away, a monitoring website said. Cleveland Volcano, a 5,676-foot (1,730-metre) peak on the uninhabited Chuginadak

  • Reuters
    New York City construction spending forecast to hit record: report

    Construction spending in New York City is on track this year to surpass the record set just before the financial crisis as an all-time high in city jobs drives strong demand for new housing and office space, an industry association said on Tuesday. The New York Building Congress forecast construction

  • Reuters
    Mississippi NAACP seeks investigation of noose incident at school

    The NAACP made its plea at a news conference with the black student’s family, saying the student’s mother was discouraged from filing a police report after the Oct. 13 incident and the school district has not officially informed the family of any disciplinary action taken against the white students

  • Reuters
    Michigan court halts enforcement of law banning ballot ‘selfies’

    Joel Crookston last month argued that the Michigan law, which predates the social media age and was intended to prevent voter intimidation and slowing the voting process, violated his First Amendment right to free speech.

  • Reuters
    Cost cuts but no tax hikes in Atlantic City, N.J., five-year recovery plan

    Atlantic City, New Jersey’s cash-strapped casino hub, will slash at least 100 jobs, or about 10 percent of its staff, but does not plan to raise taxes in a five-year fiscal recovery plan aimed at avoiding a state takeover, according to a presentation by city advisers on Monday. The gambling resort

  • Reuters
    Actress Shailene Woodley set for January trial in pipeline protest

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Shailene Woodley will stand trial in January on charges stemming from her arrest with more than two dozen other activists while protesting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, court documents showed on Monday. Woodley, 24, who has pleaded not guilty

  • Reuters
    U.S. government says benchmark 2017 Healthcare.gov premiums up 25 percent

    The average monthly premium for the benchmark plan is rising to $302 from $242 in 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services said. The agency attributed the large increase to insurers adjusting their premiums to reflect two years of cost data that became available. The government provides income-based

  • Reuters
    Subject of debunked Rolling Stone rape article stands by interviews

    The subject of a Rolling Stone article on a gang rape at the University of Virginia that the magazine retracted after investigators found no evidence the attack occurred, testified on Monday she believed she had told the reporter the truth. The woman, identified only as “Jackie,” gave a videotaped

  • Reuters
    Virginia health board lifts contested rules on abortion clinics

    (Reuters) – Virginia’s Board of Health voted on Monday to remove contested regulations on abortion clinics that included meeting hospital-like building standards, a spokeswoman said. The 11-4 vote lifted restrictions imposed under a 2011 law that the board found were an undue burden on abortion

  • Reuters
    AARP sues U.S. agency over employee wellness programs

    Rules released in May by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will force workers to choose between hefty financial penalties or revealing sensitive health information to employers, AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, said in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington

  • Reuters
    Alberta mulling legislated target for renewable electricity generation

    CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – The Alberta government is considering enshrining in law its target of generating 30 percent of the province’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030, the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office, Shannon Phillips, said on Monday.

  • Investigators seek data recorder in California bus crash that killed 13
    Reuters
    Investigators seek data recorder in California bus crash that killed 13

    Investigators seeking the cause of a bus crash in California that killed 13 people, including the driver, examined wreckage on Monday for any data recorder to determine what might have led to one of the deadliest such U.S. collisions in the last decade, officials said. Authorities said they still do

  • Reuters
    Ex-wife of jailed Subway pitchman says company knew of child sex

    Kathleen McLaughlin, who divorced Fogle last year, charged in the lawsuit that Subway depicted her and their children, now 5 and 3, in a commercial without permission while aware of Fogle’s sexual interest in minors. “Subway knew of

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