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Michigan State football players charged with sexual assault

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:21pm
(Reuters) - Three Michigan State University football players were charged on Tuesday with sexual assault in the latest incident in a mushrooming problem on U.S. college campuses.

Georgia investigating spate of opioid painkiller overdoses

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:07pm
(Reuters) - Potentially lethal substances in opioid painkillers sold on the street have led to dozens of overdoses and two deaths this week in central and southern parts of Georgia, state public health officials and local media said on Tuesday.

Retired military brass urge U.S. to lead world on clean energy

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States must lead in the global transition to clean energy or risk losing influence in South Asia and Africa, a coalition of retired U.S. generals and admirals said in a report released on Tuesday.

U.S. soccer greats cheer Nebraska girl barred after mistaken as boy

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:12pm
(Reuters) - Pixie haircuts may be the new rage on the girl's soccer field now that superstar Mia Hamm cheered an 8-year-girl whose Nebraska team was booted from a tournament after officials insisted she was a boy.

New York City may enforce law restricting sex shops: NY top court

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City may enforce a 2001 law to reduce the number of bookshops, dancing clubs and video stores offering sexual content, without violating owners' First Amendment rights, New York State's highest court ruled unanimously on Tuesday.

Amal Clooney gives birth to twins, George Clooney publicist says

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:08pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amal Clooney gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, on Tuesday, her husband George Clooney's publicist said, the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse.

Anthem plans to leave Obamacare market in Ohio in 2018

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthem Inc , one of the largest sellers of Obamacare individual health insurance, said it will exit most of the Ohio market next year because of volatility and uncertainty about whether the government will continue to provide subsidies aimed at making the plans affordable.

Girlfriend of Minnesota black motorist killed at traffic stop didn't trust police

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:41am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Reuters) - The Minnesota woman who streamed images of her boyfriend as he lay bleeding to death after being shot by a policeman during a traffic stop said on Tuesday she showed the video because she did not trust police.

Labor Department to ramp up fraud probes of foreign visa programs

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:20am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Labor Department said on Tuesday it is stepping up efforts to root out potential fraud in its visa programs for foreign workers, a move that will include increases in both civil investigations as well as criminal referrals.

U.S. Homeland Security secretary to meet with states on election security

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:49am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a Senate panel on Tuesday that he would be meeting with state leaders next week and plans to discuss ways the federal government can support the security of voter registration systems.

Amazon offers Prime discount for U.S. customers on government aid

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:20am
(Reuters) - Inc said on Tuesday it would offer a discount on its popular Prime subscription service for shoppers who receive U.S. government aid, taking aim at a key customer base for rival Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Despite Trump vow to end catch and release, he is still freeing thousands of migrants

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 7:34am
McAllen, Texas (Reuters) - Standing on the bluffs of Roma, Texas on a May afternoon two border patrol agents look out over the meandering Rio Grande River that separates Mexico from the United States and recall a time when the scene was far less tranquil.

Delaware House set for final vote on abortion rights

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 7:33am
(Reuters) - The Delaware House of Representatives was poised to vote on Tuesday on a Senate-approved bill that would guarantee abortion access after U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to upend the ruling that legalizes the procedure nationally.

U.S. small businesses to lobby Congress to oppose border tax

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 60 small business owners and a representative from retailer Big Lots will hold meetings with members of Congress this week in an effort to oppose a proposed 'border adjustment tax', organizers said.

Most Americans want 'aggressive' action on climate change: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:09am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most Americans believe the United States should take "aggressive action" to fight climate change, but few see it as a priority issue when compared with the economy or security, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

An urban farm grows in Brooklyn

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:08am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Erik Groszyk, 30, used to spend his day as an investment banker working on spreadsheets. Now, he blasts rapper Kendrick Lamar while harvesting crops from his own urban farm out of a shipping container in a Brooklyn parking lot.

Democrats aim to turn anti-Trump sentiment into votes in Virginia

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:07am
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (Reuters) - Legislative candidate Jennifer Carroll Foy's first bid for office puts her on the front lines of a Virginia statewide election being watched for early hints on how voters feel about President Donald Trump.

'America's dad' on trial: Cosby sex assault case in second day

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 5:04am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The first witness in Bill Cosby's trial said she held off for years going public with the story of how the comedian drugged and sexually abused her for fear no one would take her word against someone she viewed as "the biggest celebrity in the world."

Seattle to become latest U.S. city to tax sugary drinks

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:54pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle's City Council voted on Monday to levy a special tax on sodas and other sugary beverages sold to consumers, becoming the latest of several local government bodies across the country to take such action for the sake of public health.

White Las Vegas officer charged in chokehold death of black man

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:33pm
(Reuters) - A white police officer in Las Vegas was arrested on Monday and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a black man held in a chokehold for more than a minute, officials said.