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Trump budget cuts may stir backlash in rural America

1 hour 10 min ago
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.

Woman arrested for trying to send U.S. space technology to China

1 hour 17 min ago
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.

SEC suspends some in-house court cases over hiring of judges

1 hour 24 min ago
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 judges.

Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years

3 hours 43 min ago
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] 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.

Ex-Eaton Vance trader pleads guilty in U.S. to options fraud

5 hours 21 min ago
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.

U.S. appeals court revives part of Wikipedia lawsuit against NSA

8 hours 42 min ago
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived part of a lawsuit by the publisher of Wikipedia and other groups challenging the U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance of their users.

Online insurer Fabric launches life coverage for New York parents

11 hours 33 min ago
(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.

Bond market braces for impact of New York's free tuition plan

12 hours 29 min ago
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.

Unruly passenger aboard Hawaii flight prompted bomb scare: FBI

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:11pm
(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 documents filed on Monday.

Los Angeles art dealer gets jail for bilking clients out of $1 million

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:04pm
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.

Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:46pm
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 masterpieces.

Ex-employee of U.S. defense firm pleads guilty in espionage case

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:46pm
(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.

Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:28pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas House of Representatives gave 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 against such children.

Three teenagers denied bail in Mississippi boy's shooting death

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:25pm
(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.

Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:19pm
(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.

Scandal-plagued Fox News hit with more lawsuits in U.S. court

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:21pm
(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 .

U.S. to release grant funds for California transit project

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday it will release grant funds for a project to electrify a northern California transit project.

Father of tourist killed in NYC attack: 'She loved Times Square'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:23pm
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 and stuffed toys.

Alcoholics Anonymous sues to recover original manuscript

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:50pm
(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.

New England prep school: 13 past staffers engaged in sexual misconduct

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:47pm
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.