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Florida man goes 'bananas,' shoots up AT&T trucks outside home: media

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:39am
(Reuters) - A Florida man "went bananas" when he allegedly fired up to 18 shots into two AT&T Inc trucks because they were parked in front of his driveway, media reports said.

Tensions flare as Texas Senate starts debate on bathroom bill

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:20am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people, including LGBT activists and business leaders, are expected to urge a Texas Senate panel on Friday to scrap legislation they deem discriminatory because it would limit bathroom access for transgender people.

Burundi relying on U.S. police to find missing robotics teenagers: official

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:05am
(Reuters) - Burundi is counting on U.S. law enforcement officials to find six teenagers who went missing after a robotics competition in Washington, an official with the East African country's embassy said on Friday.

Evacuation order may be lifted Friday as California wildfire slows

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:21am
(Reuters) - Some residents of a historic gold-mining town in central California may be able to go home on Friday as a wildfire nearby slowed its progress after destroying dozens of houses over the past several days, the local sheriff said.

Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:35pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to revisit a court order that blocks President Donald Trump's administration from carrying out a policy designed to threaten the granting of federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities.

Television amps up, movies simmer down at Comic-Con

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 5:29pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From the dragons of Westeros and the "Walking Dead" zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of "Westworld," the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego's annual Comic-Con.

U.S. Navy to commission first 'Ford-class' carrier on July 22

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:25pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense said the Navy will commission its first "Ford-class" aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, on Saturday at its base in Norfolk, Virginia - three years behind schedule and billions over budget.

Ex-Akebia employee faces losing bail in insider trading case

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:12pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Akebia Therapeutics Inc employee accused of insider trading faced the growing possibility of having his bail revoked as a U.S. prosecutor argued on Thursday that he posed a flight risk and was growing "increasingly unhinged."

Delta proceeds with New York's LaGuardia $4 billion project without Goldman

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revised $4 billion plan from Delta Air Lines to renovate its terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after Goldman, Sachs & Co , a financial partner in the project, exited the deal.

UAW 'talking' to GM about impact of car sales slump on U.S. jobs

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:15pm
(Reuters) - The president of the United Auto Workers union expressed concern on Thursday about the impact of slumping U.S. car sales at General Motors Co on auto plants and jobs.

O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:51pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released in October following an emotional hour-long hearing that centered on a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room that sent him to prison for nine years.

NBA: Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season tickets

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:47pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans interested in purchasing them will be asked for a 30-year commitment.

Five lawsuits aim to get Texas to enforce air quality laws

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Green groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force Texas to toughen its stance on air pollution by using stricter language in permits it issues to oil refineries and power plants.

Family of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police hires lawyer -media

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:09pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The family of the Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented another police shooting victim in the state, local media reported on Thursday.

Latest Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 mln without insurance: CBO

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest version of Senate Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance coverage by 2026, the U.S. Congressional Budget office said on Thursday.

Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest: police

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:41am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.

Musk says received 'verbal' OK for NY-DC hyperloop; provides no detail

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:38am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said that he had received "verbal government approval" to build an underground transport hyperloop between New York and Washington, although he did not say who gave the approval or how any such project would proceed.

Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping to plead not guilty

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:17am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month will plead not guilty at a court hearing on Thursday, his attorney said.

Chipotle Virginia customer tested positive for norovirus: official

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:15am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Testing has confirmed norovirus in a customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant that was briefly closed earlier this week following multiple reports of diners falling ill, a county health department official told Reuters on Thursday.

U.S. says 180 airlines implement enhanced security measures

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with the first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June.