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Wife of Princeton scholar jailed in Iran calls on U.S. to do more to free him

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 3:40pm
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - When Xiyue Wang sleeps in his cell in Iran's Evin Prison, he sometimes dreams he is back at Princeton University, working in the school's main library on his dissertation comparing governance systems in Central Asia.

More protests break out in St. Louis after acquittal in police shooting

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 2:14pm
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Protesters marched through an upscale St. Louis-area shopping mall on Saturday and the rock group U2 canceled a concert hours after police clashed with a crowd outraged over the acquittal of a white former policeman accused of murdering a black man.

Connecticut lawmakers pass budget, but governor may veto

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Connecticut lawmakers passed a $40.7 billion two-year state budget early on Saturday, but Governor Dannel Malloy could veto the legislation and leave the state racing toward severe spending cuts next month.

Hurricane Jose's center seen staying off U.S. East Coast: NHC

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 10:26am
(Reuters) - Hurricane Jose's center is forecast to pass well east of the North Caroline coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

California lawmakers take anti-Trump stance as session ends

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:42am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to become a sanctuary state, tussled over hot-button environmental issues and urged other states to refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's Election Integrity Commission as their legislative year ended early on Saturday.

Protest seeks shutdown of Atlantic salmon farms in Washington state

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:05am
(Reuters) - Activists in Washington state plan to launch a protest flotilla on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean's Puget Sound over the accidental release of tens of thousands of farm-raised Atlantic salmon that they say threaten dwindling stocks of wild fish.

California bill to wean power sector off fossil fuels dies for this year

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 4:44am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A long-shot plan to wean California's power sector entirely off fossil fuels by 2045 was put on hold until 2018 on Saturday, as lawmakers recessed for the year without hearing the measure.

Defying Trump, California lawmakers vote to become 'sanctuary state'

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 3:58am
(Reuters) - California lawmakers voted on Saturday to make the most populous U.S. state a so-called sanctuary by banning police from asking for the immigration status of people who have been arrested and limiting their cooperation with immigration officers.

Wisconsin jury finds girl in Slenderman case not responsible

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 1:44am
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin jury on Friday found that one of two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate and friend to please a fictional character named Slenderman was not responsible for her actions during the attack because she was mental ill.

Police, protesters clash in St. Louis after ex-cop acquitted of murdering black man

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 1:18am
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Eight police officers were injured in clashes with demonstrators in St Louis when a largely peaceful protest turned violent in the early hours of Saturday after a Missouri judge acquitted a former white police officer of murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man suspected of dealing drugs.

Protesters fill St. Louis streets after ex-cop acquitted of murdering black man

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:25pm
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters poured into St. Louis streets on Friday, and some briefly scuffled with police, after a Missouri judge acquitted a former white police officer of murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man suspected of dealing drugs.

Enterprise says fire nearly out at Texas NGL complex

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:02pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A fire broke out on Friday night at an Enterprise Products Partners LP brine pit at its natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas, said a spokesman for the company.

Protesters fill St. Louis streets after cop acquitted of murdering black man

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:10pm
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters poured into St. Louis streets on Friday, and some scuffles erupted, after a Missouri judge acquitted a former white police officer who was charged with murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man.

New York college lecturer placed on leave after 'dead cops' comment

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:56pm
(Reuters) - A lecturer at a New York City college of criminal justice who wrote on social media that he teaches "future dead cops" was placed on leave on Friday, the school's president said, as the city's mayor called the academic's comment "vile."

Dr. Seuss company loses fight to block 'parody' of 'Grinch'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York playwright has convinced a federal judge that his new play is a parody of Dr. Seuss' classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" and that in this legal fight, he was in the right.

Houston residents, officials stew over Harvey storm-trash removal

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:24pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Disposing of the mounds of debris lining Houston streets three weeks after Hurricane Harvey flooding damaged about 126,000 homes is riling residents and officials in the nation's fourth largest city.

U.S. judge sides against Trump in fight over 'sanctuary cities'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:10pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday barred the U.S. Justice Department from denying public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

About 1.5 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 5:34pm
MIAMI (Reuters) - About 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia remained without power on Friday after Hurricane Irma, including 46 of Florida's nearly 700 nursing homes caught in the deadly storm's path.

Judge sides against Trump in fight over 'sanctuary cities'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 5:23pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday barred the U.S. Justice Department from denying public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

Warren Buffett's son Howard becomes Illinois county sheriff

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:02pm
(Reuters) - Howard Buffett, the oldest son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, was named sheriff of Macon County in central Illinois on Friday.

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