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U.S. judge refuses to halt New York nuclear power plant subsidies

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 6:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by energy companies and trade groups to stop New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from providing billions of dollars in subsidies to prop up struggling nuclear power plants in the state.

Wisconsin company offers employees microchip implants

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 5:58pm
(Reuters) - A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine.

Survivors of Texas truck where 10 immigrants died seek to trade testimony for visas

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 5:38pm
AUSTIN, Texas/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some of the illegal immigrants who survived a deadly human-smuggling journey into Texas are seeking visas to stay in the United States in exchange for testimony against those responsible for an operation that killed 10 people on a sweltering truck, a lawyer said on Tuesday.

Adviser charged with insider trading on Pfizer-King deal pleads guilty

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Long Island, New York, investment adviser accused of engaging in insider trading after being tipped off about Pfizer Inc's $3.6 billion acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals Inc pleaded guilty on Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.

Sessions sets limits on U.S. federal funding for sanctuary cities

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday released a memo restricting Justice Department grants from going to so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration agents.

Warrant in Minnesota police shooting says woman slapped squad car

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:43pm
(Reuters) - A woman slapped the back of police squad car just before the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minneapolis, according to newly released court documents.

Trump speech to Boy Scouts raises ire of parents, former Scouts

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's campaign-style address to the Boy Scouts of America touched off a firestorm of criticism on Tuesday as parents and former Scouts decried a speech peppered with partisan attacks and ridicule of "fake media."

Massachusetts ex-priest convicted in abuse scandal to leave prison

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:36pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A defrocked U.S. Roman Catholic priest who was one of the first to be convicted when the church's worldwide sex abuse scandal was first exposed more than a decade ago is due to be released from prison, a Massachusetts prosecutor said on Tuesday.

California governor signs climate policy extension into law

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Tuesday a package of bills that use market forces to cut greenhouse gas emissions, extending by a decade the state's signature plan to combat climate change.

Two members of missing Burundi robotics team found, U.S. police say

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 2:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two members of a teenage robotics team from Burundi who went missing after a competition in Washington last week have been located and are safe, the city's Metropolitan Police Department said on Tuesday.

Frank Sinatra's fourth wife Barbara dies at age 90

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 2:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, her representative said.

'Pharma bro' Shkreli stirs mixed feelings in his ancestral Albanian village

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:42pm
SHKREL, Albania (Reuters) - Dubbed the "most hated man in America" by the U.S. press, pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has brought both pride and shame to his home village in Albania from which he takes his name.

U.S. says fame, fortune drove Macau billionaire's bribery

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ng Lap Seng's dream of "fame and more fortune" drove the Macau billionaire to bribe United Nations officials to win support for a multi-billion dollar conference center he hoped to build, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday near the end of Ng's criminal trial.

Trump administration moves closer to undoing overtime pay rule

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:20pm
(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday pushed forward with its bid to undo an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to 4.2 million workers and said it was considering treating workers differently based on location and industry.

Appeals court blocks D.C. law restricting gun rights

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:56am
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked a gun regulation in Washington, D.C., that limited the right to carry a handgun in public to those with a special need for self-defense, handing a victory to gun rights advocates.

In secret control center, N.Y.'s Penn Station moves fewer trains as repairs proceed

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:39am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a secret midtown Manhattan location lies the heart of operations for the busiest train hub in the Western Hemisphere, New York's Pennsylvania Station, which is undergoing a massive emergency repair.

VW executive charged in U.S. emissions probe to plead guilty: court

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:03am
(Reuters) - A Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal plans to plead guilty on Aug. 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said on Tuesday.

Justin Bieber apologizes for abandoning tour, says needs rest

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:49am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Justin Bieber has apologized to his fans for the sudden cancellation of the remainder of his world tour, saying he needed some rest after being on the road for two years.

NBC beats defamation appeal over 'bomb' segment on 'Today'

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:20am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said NBC News did not defame an Oregon sporting goods company by characterizing its exploding rifle targets as "bombs" in a report on the "Today" show.

Fire crews battle to halt spread of Montana blaze, largest in the U.S.

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 8:10am
(Reuters) - More than 600 firefighters in Montana on Tuesday battled to halt the spread of the biggest wildfire in the United States after it torched buildings, raced through forests and drove scores of people from their homes.