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Communications chief Scaramucci out in new White House upheaval

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 2:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, is leaving the job after little over a week, the White House said on Monday, in the latest staff upheaval to hit the Republican's six-month-old presidency.

Judge rules ex-Arizona sheriff Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 2:10pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who gained national prominence for his tough stance against illegal immigration, was found guilty on Monday of criminal contempt for violating the terms of a 2011 court order in a racial profiling case.

Trump removes Scaramucci as communications director: NYT

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 2:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his job as communications director, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing three unidentified people close to the decision.

Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Olympics: source

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 1:38pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics after reaching a deal with Olympic organizers, a source close to the negotiation told Reuters on Monday, a move that paves the way for Paris to host the 2024 Games.

U.S. Army medic to be awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War heroism

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 1:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 71-year-old former Army medic from Michigan who saved wounded comrades under fire during the Vietnam War will be given the highest U.S. military award by President Donald Trump at a White House ceremony on Monday.

Utilities ditch reactors that launched U.S. nuclear renaissance

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 1:13pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina utilities said on Monday they are abandoning two unfinished reactors that were hailed as the start of a U.S. nuclear power renaissance before they were dogged by billions of dollars in cost overruns.

Tropical Storm Emily weakens as it reaches Florida Gulf Coast

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 1:10pm
(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Emily dumped heavy rain over much of Florida on Monday but was expected to weaken after making a morning landfall on the state's west coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

Lawsuit says Wells Fargo auto insurance charges were a fraud

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:39am
(Reuters) - A new lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo & Co of racketeering violations and fraud after the bank admitted to charging several hundred thousand borrowers for auto insurance they did not ask for or need, causing many delinquencies.

New rule on class actions survives first challenge

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:16am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Acting U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika said on Monday he will not petition the council of financial regulatory chiefs to stay a new rule aimed at restoring consumers' ability to band together to sue financial companies.

N.J. Governor Chris Christie accosts heckler in Milwaukee

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:40am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie confronted a baseball fan who heckled him during a Sunday night game in Milwaukee, according to a video posted by local media, making the unpopular governor the target of another round of online jokes.

Insurers to fill Obamacare gaps in Ohio's individual market

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:28am
(Reuters) - Five health insurance companies in Ohio, including Molina Healthcare Inc, have stepped up to sell health plans in 19 counties that would have been without Obamacare individual coverage in 2018, the state's insurance regulator said on Monday.

NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near Tampa, Florida

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:52am
(Reuters) - A small low pressure area located about 90 miles west of Tampa, Florida, has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

Stranded Yemenis, thousands of others stand to lose 'golden ticket' to U.S.

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:09am
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yemen is urging the U.S. government to take in dozens of Yemenis who traveled to Malaysia in recent months expecting to immigrate to the United States, only to find themselves stranded by President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban.

A dozen inmates escape Alabama jail, half still at large

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 10:21pm
(Reuters) - Twelve inmates escaped from a jail in Alabama, authorities said on Sunday, and six still remain at large, including two who were incarcerated on charges including attempted murder.

Nine hurt as vehicle plows into Los Angeles crowd in what police describe as accident

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 8:06pm
(Reuters) - Nine people were injured, one critically, in Los Angeles on Sunday when a van that collided with a pickup truck jumped the curb and slammed into an outdoor dining area, authorities said, calling it a "complete accident."

Son of Nashville mayor dies of drug overdose, his family says

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 4:25pm
(Reuters) - The son of Nashville's mayor has died of a drug overdose in a Denver suburb at age 22, the family said on Sunday, but it was unclear whether his death was related to the epidemic of opioid abuse that has become a national concern.

Montana congressman to work at wheelchair nonprofit after attack on reporter

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 4:05pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte will perform community services at a Montana nonprofit that builds wheelchairs for children after pleading guilty to assaulting a reporter during his election campaign, local media reported on Sunday.

Outside adviser to Trump calls for firing of CFPB head Cordray

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 1:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An outside adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump called on Sunday for the firing of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray.

Republicans call on new Trump chief of staff to fix White House chaos

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 1:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Sunday urged President Donald Trump's new chief of staff John Kelly to rein in the chaos within the White House on Monday but said the retired Marine Corps general will be challenged to assert control.

Solid-gold model of lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 12:05pm
(Reuters) - Police in Ohio are searching for a solid-gold model of the module that carried Neil Armstrong to the lunar surface in 1969 that was reported stolen from a museum in the hometown of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon, authorities said on Sunday.

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