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Arizona man sentenced to die for murdering girl by locking her in box

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:44pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man was sentenced to death on Thursday for murdering a 10-year-old girl, by locking her in a footlocker for taking a Popsicle without permission, a court official said.

U.S. towns, cities fear taxpayer revolt if Republicans kill deduction

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 6:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Pataskala, Ohio, to Conroe, Texas, local government leaders worry that if Republican tax-overhaul plans moving through the U.S. Congress become law, it will be harder for them to pave streets, put out fires, fight crime and pay teachers.

Trump says U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race if allegations true

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 6:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump finds the sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore "troubling" and thinks he should leave the race if they are true, the White House said on Thursday, as party leaders in Alabama stood by their nominee.

U.S. Interior Secretary fails to provide papers in travel probe: inspector

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department has failed to provide documentation needed for an internal probe of Secretary Ryan Zinke's travels, the department's inspector general said on Thursday.

Chicago schools sell $1 billion bonds with lower market penalty

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:54pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The junk-rated Chicago Board of Education completed an up-sized bond sale on Thursday with a pricing that indicated an easing in the municipal market penalty the district has been forced to pay due to its deep financial problems.

Trump stops short of saying U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump believes Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true, the White House said on Thursday, while state party leaders in Alabama vowed to stand by their nominee.

U.S. jury hears closing arguments in trial of alleged Benghazi attack organizer

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A jury heard closing arguments on Thursday in the federal government's case against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is accused of conspiring to organize the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Corruption trial of Senator Menendez ends in mistrial

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - The corruption trial of New Jersey's Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery, fraud and other charges.

White House says elephant trophy decision not yet finalized

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:36pm
(Reuters) - The White House on Thursday said it had not yet finalized a decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring the endangered animals home as trophies, a move that had outraged U.S. conservation groups.

More than 200 arrested in U.S. crackdown on MS-13 gang

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 200 alleged members and associates of the violent Mara Salvatrucha gang, better known as MS-13, have been arrested in a crackdown across the United States, federal officials said on Thursday.

Former head of U.S. Homeland Security Ridge in critical condition

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:39pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was rushed to an Austin hospital on Thursday and in critical condition after undergoing a heart procedure, officials said.

Mistrial in NY corruption case against union chief, hedge fund executive

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered a mistrial in the corruption case against the former head of New York City's correction officers' union and a co-founder of the now-defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners, after jurors said they were deadlocked.

Momentum builds in U.S. for disclaimers on internet election ads

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:19pm
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia-linked ads on sites such as Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. elections.

Elephant lovers outraged by Trump move on trophy-hunting

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:15pm
(Reuters) - Conservation groups on Thursday decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

U.S. airlines sharply cut involuntary passenger bumping: DOT

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. airlines are bumping far fewer passengers from overbooked flights after a high-profile incident in April prompted the industry to reassess its practices, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reported on Thursday.

Corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Senator Menendez ends in mistrial

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:45pm
(Reuters) - The corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery, fraud and other charges.

Johnson & Johnson wins California lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:43pm
(Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.

Former Trump campaign adviser delivers 'irrelevant' documents to congressional committees

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Thursday delivered subpoenaed documents he described as "irrelevant and unnecessary" to two congressional committees investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. judge refuses to say whether Reza Zarrab will face trial

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:30pm
(Reuters) - u.s. Judge refuses to say whether turkish gold trader reza zarrab will face trial in u.s. Sanctions case - new york court hearing

Johnson & Johnson hit with $247 million verdict in hip implant trial

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were injured by defective Pinnacle hip implants.