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Harvey Weinstein sued by actress, who claims he raped her in 2016

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:51pm
(Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein and the movie company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company, were sued in California state court on Tuesday by an anonymous actress who said she was raped by the movie producer in the spring of 2016.

Pentagon pays for service members' gender-reassignment surgery

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had paid for gender-reassignment surgery of an active-duty service member that took place earlier in the day, as the issue of transgender troops serving in the U.S. military continues to garner national attention.

UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:37pm
MANILA/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting arrived back in the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

Intimidation or legal protest: lawyers face off at trial of Nevada rancher Bundy

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:36pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his followers were defying the rule of law by threat of violence, rather than engaging in a legal protest, when they took up arms against federal agents who had seized his cattle, a U.S. prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

Jane Goodall urges U.S. Senate to halt quest for Arctic refuge oil

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British primatologist Jane Goodall sent a letter to every U.S. senator on Tuesday urging them to oppose a push in the U.S. Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region environmentalists say is one of the world's last paradises.

Judge rejects ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's request for new hearing

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:26pm
(Reuters) - A judge has rejected the latest request from Jared Fogle, the imprisoned former pitchman for fast-food chain Subway, to reconsider his case two years after he pleaded guilty to child pornography and sex with minors charges.

U.S. Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wanted to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office if he wins a special election in Alabama.

No further indictments for Chicago police in 2014 shooting of black teen

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:09pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - No more Chicago police officers will be indicted in connection with the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white officer, a county prosecutor told a judge on Tuesday.

U.S. women lawmakers on sex harassment: Congress, heal thyself

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will adopt mandatory training on sexual harassment and discrimination, Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday after members of Congress shared stories of women being propositioned and groped in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

Jane Goodall urges U.S. Senate to halt push to drill in Arctic refuge

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British primatologist Jane Goodall sent a letter to every U.S. senator on Tuesday urging them to oppose a push in the U.S. Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region environmentalists say is one of the world's last paradises.

Arkansas town reaches settlement in 'debtors' prison' lawsuit

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:27pm
(Reuters) - An Arkansas town has agreed not to jail defendants who cannot afford to pay court fees after it was sued by civil rights groups who charged it ran what amounted to a modern-day debtors' prison.

Gunman kills four in Northern California shooting spree

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:16pm
(Reuters) - A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing four people before he was slain by police.

Universities to U.S. Senate: Endowment tax idea 'fundamentally flawed'

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tax legislation working its way through the U.S. Senate would put a new levy on endowments held by large private universities and colleges, a proposal that more than three dozen higher-education lobbying groups on Tuesday called "fundamentally flawed."

Blommer Chocolate factory in Chicago evacuated due to fire

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:18pm
(Reuters) - A factory in Chicago owned by Blommer Chocolate Co, the largest cocoa grinder in North America, was evacuated due to a fire on Tuesday and no injuries were reported, officials with the company and the city's fire department said.

Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wants to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office.

Five dead in California shooting spree that ended at school: local media

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:10pm
(Reuters) - Five people died in a shooting spree on Tuesday that ended at a school in a remote area of rural Northern California and some children were among the wounded, according to officials and local media.

Sessions, Ryan say they believe Senate candidate Moore's accusers

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pressure on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to abandon his campaign increased on Tuesday, with two more prominent Republicans saying they believe sexual misconduct allegations against the Alabama man are credible.

Fidelity wins whistleblower retaliation case by ex-employee

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:49pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Tuesday sided with Fidelity Investments in rejecting a claim the mutual funds company retaliated against a former employee after she complained that it potentially defrauded investors by incorrectly calculating expenses.

Shooter kills three in attack that ends at California school: local media

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:10pm
(Reuters) - At least three people were killed on Tuesday in a shooting spree in a rural area of Northern California that began at a home and ended at an elementary school, local media reported.

Puerto Rico utility defends decision to postpone mutual aid

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:02pm
(Reuters) - Puerto Rico's electric utility on Tuesday defended its decision not to seek mutual aid from mainland utilities immediately following Hurricane Maria in a contentious hearing with the U.S. Senate's energy and natural resources committee.

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