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NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 8:57am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

Conservative pundit arrested in scuffle at Connecticut university

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 8:42am
(Reuters) - A right-wing pundit was arrested following a scuffle with students at the University of Connecticut at the end of a speech titled "It's OK to be white," university officials said on Wednesday.

NBC News says it fired 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:21am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

NBC News says it fired 'Today' Show co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:55am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network announced on Wednesday.

Suspect in Nevada shooting dies after standoff with police

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:53am
(Reuters) - A suspect died shortly after being taken into police custody in Reno, Nevada late on Tuesday after opening fire from a downtown apartment complex and holding a hostage, local media reported.

U.S. Supreme Court weighs major digital privacy case

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:11am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday takes up a major test of privacy rights in the digital age as it weighs whether police must obtain warrants to get data on the past locations of criminal suspects using cellphone data from wireless providers.

Suspect in police custody after reports of active shooter in Nevada

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:51pm
(Reuters) - Police on Tuesday took a suspect into custody in downtown Reno, Nevada after responding to reports of an active shooter, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Police respond to reports of shots fired at Nevada apartments

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:00pm
(Reuters) - Police surrounded an apartment complex in the city of Reno in the U.S. state of Nevada on Tuesday after receiving calls about an active shooter there, media said.

Democrats skip Trump meeting, raising risk of government shutdown

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 8:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in Congress skipped a meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday that was to have focused on the budget, raising the risk of a government shutdown next month with both sides far apart on the terms of an agreement.

Weinstein accuser seeks to set legal precedent with sex trafficking law

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:31pm
(Reuters) - The lawyer representing Harvey Weinstein's latest accuser is attempting to set legal precedent by contending Weinstein's actions overseas make him liable for civil damages under a criminal law against sex trafficking, five legal experts said.

Tampa police question man over possible link to serial killings

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:23pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A man who authorities say may be linked to recent killings in a Tampa, Florida, neighborhood was being interviewed by police on Tuesday as a gun was checked for any ties to the four shootings.

Texas victim's family files first claim against U.S. Air Force over church massacre

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parents of one of the victims killed in the Nov. 5 shooting rampage at a Texas church filed a claim on Tuesday against the U.S. Air Force in what appeared to be the first legal action in connection to the incident.

Trump to visit Utah next week, expected to announce monument decision

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is set to visit Utah on Monday and is expected to announce his decision on whether to reduce the size of two national monuments where drilling and mining are banned, an administration official said on Tuesday.

Trump administration permits ENI to drill for oil off Alaska

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eni US could begin work on oil exploration in federal waters off Alaska as soon as next month after the Trump administration on Tuesday approved permits for leases the company has held for a decade, the Interior Department said.

Watchdog to depart DHS after tensions over U.S. travel ban report

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's top internal watchdog told Reuters on Tuesday he will retire, after he complained about a delay in the release of a report critical of the department's handling of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Texas church shooting victim's family files first claim against U.S. Air Force

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parents of one of the victims who died in the Nov. 5 shooting at a Texas church on Tuesday filed a claim against the U.S. Air Force.

U.S. jury acquits accused Benghazi attack organizer of most serious charges

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Tuesday acquitted accused Islamic militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah of the most serious charges he faced in connection with a 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Trump to visit Utah next week, expected to announce land decision

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is set to visit Utah on Monday and is expected to announce his decision on whether to reduce the size of two national monuments where drilling and mining are banned, an administration official said on Tuesday.

Turkish gold trader becomes U.S. witness in Iran sanctions case

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader has pleaded guilty to conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran and will testify against a Turkish bank official who is charged with arranging illegal transactions involving American banks, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday.

U.S. Air Force failed to report dozens of cases to gun database

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Tuesday there were at least several dozen cases of serious crimes involving its personnel which it failed to report to a federal database used by licensed gun dealers to conduct background checks on firearms purchasers.

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