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Police use gas to disperse protesters outside Trump rally in Phoenix

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:14pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police deployed gas to disperse crowds in Phoenix, Arizona, after protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday threw rocks and bottles, police said.

Americans wish for luck in $700-million Powerball lottery jackpot

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:09pm
(Reuters) - The odds against wining are astronomical, but millions of Americans will be hoping for some life-altering luck on Wednesday night when winning numbers are drawn for the second-highest jackpot in the history of the Powerball lottery.

U.S. Navy to relieve Seventh Fleet commander after collisions in Asia

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:16pm
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia, a U.S. official told Reuters, as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap.

U.S. Navy to relieve commander after collisions in Asia: source

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 9:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will in the coming hours relieve the three-star admiral who commands its seventh fleet following a series of collisions in Asia, a U.S. official told Reuters late on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

U.S. Navy to relieve admiral of command after collisions: WSJ

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 8:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy plans to remove from duty the commander of the fleet that has suffered four recent collisions in Asia and the deaths of a number of sailors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing U.S. officials.

Bundy followers found not guilty at Nevada trial: newspaper

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 8:04pm
(Reuters) - A federal jury in Las Vegas on Tuesday returned verdicts of not guilty for four men accused of numerous charges for acting as gunmen in a 2014 standoff led by renegade rancher Cliven Bundy against federal authorities, a newspaper reported.

Justice Department seeks to scale back scope of warrant on anti-Trump site

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is scaling back its request to obtain a broad swath of data in connection with an anti-Trump website, after critics accused the department of trampling the free speech rights of political dissidents.

Number of charter schools, students in U.S. rises: report

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of children attending charter schools in the United States hit a record of about 6 percent of all students in public schools, according to a federal education report released on Tuesday.

Trump not to pardon former Sheriff Arpaio during Arizona trip: White House

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:58pm
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will not issue a pardon on Tuesday for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his trip to Arizona, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

Village Voice to end print edition after nearly 62 years

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:07pm
(Reuters) - The Village Voice, the alternative weekly newspaper co-founded by Norman Mailer and known for its culture coverage and investigative reporting, said on Tuesday it will end its print version and continue as an online-only publication.

After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worse

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 2:46pm
(Reuters) - Eye doctors who had braced themselves for at least a few patients after a dazzling solar eclipse swept the United States cautiously exhaled on Tuesday, with some hospitals reporting zero cases of damaged vision so far.

Missouri governor halts execution amid questions over DNA evidence

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 2:30pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens halted the execution of a man scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for killing a woman during a burglary after his attorneys argued that recent DNA evidence showed he is innocent.

Bond sale to pay overdue bills may aid Illinois' credit rating: S&P

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:54pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The sale of up to $6 billion of bonds by Illinois to shrink its enormous unpaid bill backlog, an action the governor has yet to take, could protect the state from a credit rating downgrade to junk, S&P Global Ratings said on Tuesday.

George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat U.S. hate groups

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a U.S. non-profit that monitors extremists and domestic hate groups, in response to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

Los Angeles seeks to join lawsuit over U.S. sanctuary policies

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:39pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The city of Los Angeles on Tuesday sought to join a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, according to a court filing.

U.S. Bioservices to resolve kickback claims for $13.4 million: filing

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:54am
(Reuters) - Specialty pharmacy firm US Bioservices Corp has agreed to pay $13.4 million to settle U.S. government claims that it pushed patients to refill prescriptions of Novartis AG's iron overload drug Exjade in exchange for referrals from the Swiss drugmaker.

Treasury Secretary's wife snipes at critic of Instagram photo

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:38am
(Reuters) - The wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has sniped at a critic on social media site Instagram who called her "deplorable" for a post highlighting her designer clothing as she exited a government plane.

U.S. Justice Department seeks $11 million forfeiture from firms with ties to North Korea

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said Tuesday it is seeking forfeitures of $11 million from two companies that allegedly laundered money for North Korean banks that are subject to U.S. sanctions.

U.S. appeals court rules for TSA screener who had run-in with flier

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:29am
(Reuters) - Screeners at U.S. airport security checkpoints should behave themselves, but cannot always be sued if they do not, according to a court ruling on Tuesday.

Verizon launches cheaper unlimited plan to compete with rivals

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:16am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday that it was introducing a cheaper unlimited mobile data plan with some limits as it tries to lure customers away from rival wireless carriers.