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Drug dealer gets 11 years in death of Hollywood movie executive

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:19pm
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.

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:53pm
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 no killer.

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:30pm
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.

Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived on appeal

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit brought by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article describing an alleged gang rape at their fraternity.

Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:18pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed "shocking" disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday.

McCain urges end to 100-hour work weeks in Navy after collisions

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:12pm
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.

U.S. appeals court blocks San Francisco ordinance on soda health warnings

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:51pm
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.

Wisconsin appeals court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:35pm
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.

Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:28pm
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."

Black cops in St. Louis stuck between public, fellow officers

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:24pm
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.

White man arrested in killings of two black men in Louisiana

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:14pm
(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, authorities said.

Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived: U.S. court

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:38am
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.

Corelogic estimates Hurricane Irma property damage at $42.5-$65 billion

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:24am
(Reuters) - Analytics firm Corelogic on Tuesday estimated total insured and uninsured losses from damage to properties from Hurricane Irma at $42.5-$65 billion.

Obamacare repeal must move quickly, says U.S. Senate's McConnell

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:21am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Republican on Tuesday urged quick action on a bill to repeal Obamacare but stopped short of promising to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, as the clock ticks down on the latest attempt to kill the 2010 healthcare law.

Appeals court blocks San Francisco's ordinance for soda health warnings

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:09am
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday sided with the beverage industry, granting a preliminary injunction to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda.

Illinois' unpaid bill backlog hits a record $16 billion

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:39am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' pile of unpaid bills topped $16 billion for the first time as the state deals with the fallout of an unprecedented two straight fiscal years without complete budgets, the state comptroller's office reported on Tuesday.

Venture capitalists sue Trump admin over foreign entrepreneur rule delay

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:08am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A national association of U.S. venture capitalists filed suit against the Trump administration on Tuesday, claiming it illegally delayed a policy that would have allowed foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the United States to build their companies.

U.S. Senate's McConnell urges quick action on Obamacare repeal bill

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:41am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged quick action on a recently introduced bill to repeal Obamacare and said it had a lot of support.

Defamation lawsuit vs Rolling Stone over rape article is revived

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:32am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived part of a lawsuit by three University of Virginia graduates who accused Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher Wenner Media and a journalist of defamation over a now-retracted article describing a gang rape.

St. Louis mayor to meet with protesters after nights of violence

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:31am
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Activists in St. Louis plan to voice their concerns directly to the mayor on Tuesday over the acquittal of a white policeman who shot a black man to death, a verdict that sparked four night of violent protest.

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