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Storms dump rain across U.S. Midwest, kill Kentucky woman

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:49pm
(Reuters) - A band of thunderstorms reaching across the lower Mississippi Valley into Ohio on Saturday killed a Kentucky woman in her home and threatened more flooding in an area that has already seen evacuations because of high water.

Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:56pm
(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp on Saturday became the latest financial heavyweight to take aim at gunmakers, saying it would ask clients who make assault rifles how they can help end mass shootings like last week's massacre at a Florida high school.

Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend New York funeral

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:30pm
(Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's indicted former campaign chairman, asked for court permission on Saturday for release from home confinement to attend the funeral of his father-in-law.

Manafort says father-in-law died, seeks to attend N.Y. funeral

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 5:29pm
(Reuters) - The father-in-law of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort died on Saturday, according to a court filing.

Woman stabbed to death, man wounded at Massachusetts library

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 4:14pm
(Reuters) - A Massachusetts man armed with a hunting knife stabbed a 22-year-old woman to death at a public library in an unprovoked attack on Saturday and wounded a man who tried to come to her aid, a prosecutor said.

Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association as the fallout from last week's massacre at a Florida high school took its toll on the gun advocacy group.

Prestigious U.S. colleges won't reject students who protest guns

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:07am
(Reuters) - Dozens of U.S. colleges and universities, including at least three Ivy League schools, have said their application processes will not consider disciplinary action taken against high school students who protest last week's massacre at a Florida school.

Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 6:07am
(Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg's classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midterm elections.

More rain, flooding in the forecast for U.S. South, Midwest

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 5:25am
(Reuters) - Heavy rain storms will sweep across the U.S. Southern Plains and the Midwest on Saturday and Sunday, potentially causing more flooding that has already forced hundreds to flee their homes and claimed the lives of three people, including a child.

Trump company settles lawsuit over disputed golf club deposits

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 7:29pm
(Reuters) - A Florida golf club owned by U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Friday to pay $5.45 million to settle claims by former members that it wrongfully refused to refund their deposits when they wanted to resign.

NRA honors FCC chair with rifle for repealing 'net neutrality'

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 6:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday honored the head of the Federal Communications Commission with a rifle after braving death threats and other opposition as he worked to undo the Obama administration's 2015 net neutrality rules.

California man sentenced to over two years in prison for penny stock fraud

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 5:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A California stock promoter was sentenced on Friday to two years and three months in prison for his role in what U.S. prosecutors say was a nearly $100 million penny stock pump-and-dump scheme.

Woman in van arrested after striking White House barrier

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 5:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Tennessee woman driving a white van on Friday intentionally drove into a White House security barrier but did not breach it, and she was immediately apprehended and put under arrest, the U.S. Secret Service said.

New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings case

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 5:15pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - A California couple accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home were hit with additional charges on Friday as defense lawyers said they were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of evidence in the case.

Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fallout over this week's shooting rampage at a Florida high school started to take its toll on National Rifle Association's roster of corporate partners on Friday as a half dozen companies severed marketing ties with the gun advocacy organization.

New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new indictment filed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid former senior European politicians in 2012 and 2013 to lobby for the pro-Russia government of Ukraine.

Vehicle strikes White House barrier, driver apprehended

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A passenger vehicle struck a White House security barrier on Friday but did not breach it, and the female driver was immediately apprehended, the U.S. Secret Service said.

Alabama's aborted execution comes under court review

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:55pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered Alabama on Friday to preserve death chamber evidence of an aborted execution and be ready to present it at court after lawyers for the condemned man warned his poor health left him with veins unusable for a lethal injection.

Detroit mayor proposes 'last' budget under state oversight

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled a $2 billion fiscal 2019 budget on Friday that he said could mark the last spending plan while the city's finances are controlled by a state oversight board.

Add another item to Trump's list of frustrations: his bald spot

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has a bald spot and it evidently annoys him.