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Ohio State suspends fraternity activities amid probes

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:58pm
(Reuters) - Ohio State University has suspended fraternity activities citing investigations into hazing and alcohol abuse involving some chapters, joining a growing list of U.S. schools that have taken similar steps.

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.

Trump adds five names to list of possible Supreme Court nominees

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has added five names to the list he will use to pick a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court if a vacancy arises, the White House said on Friday.

South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:05pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.

Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model.

Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:43pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:51pm
(Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time.

Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:31pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations.

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer use political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party to cover the costs, his attorneys confirmed.

White House seeks $44 billion in hurricane aid from U.S. Congress

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said.

White House seeks another $44 billion in hurricane aid

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:29am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it had it asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the Virgin Islands.

Tennessee man accidentally shoots self, wife during church gun-violence chat

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:17am
(Reuters) - An 81-year-old Tennessee man, who said he carried a gun everywhere, accidentally shot himself and his wife during a conversation in church about gun violence at houses of worship, a police chief said on Friday.

Ohio State suspends sorority, fraternity activities amid probes

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:50am
(Reuters) - Ohio State University has suspended all sorority and fraternity activities citing investigations into hazing and alcohol abuse involving some chapters, joining a growing list of U.S. schools that have taken similar steps.

One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:01am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

1 in 3 adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 6:09am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

Twenty injured by fire in Philadelphia-area seniors' residence

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:03am
(Reuters) - About 20 people were injured by a fire at a home for seniors in the Philadelphia area late on Thursday, local media reported.

White House plans to seek another $45 billion in U.S. hurricane aid

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House plans to ask the U.S. Congress on Friday for about $45 billion in additional aid for disaster relief to cover damage from hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida and other disaster damage, a congressional aide said on late Thursday.

White House plans to seek another $45 billion in hurricane aid

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House plans to ask the U.S. Congress on Friday for about $45 billion in additional aid for disaster relief to cover damage from hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida, a congressional aide said on late Thursday.

Philadelphia moves one step closer to return of local control of public schools

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:14pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Philadelphia's School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Thursday night to begin steps to dissolve itself, paving the way for a return to city control for the nation’s 8th largest school district after 16 years.

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