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McDonald's flips golden arches in honor of International Women's Day

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:59am
(Reuters) - Diners at McDonald's should not be alarmed if they see the restaurant chain's iconic 'M' logo turned upside down on Thursday at different locations across the country.

Trump to meet with video-game industry in wake of Florida shooting

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After criticizing video games in the wake of a school shooting in Florida last month, U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with industry executives on Thursday to discuss what the president believes is a link between the games and violent acts.

Snow storm pounds U.S. Northeast, closing schools, snarling commutes

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:36am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second winter storm in a week will continue to dump wet, heavy snow on New England on Thursday, forcing schools to close and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it promised to slow the morning commute across the region.

U.S. destroyer McCain collision which killed 10 sailors caused by 'sudden turn': Singapore

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:43pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A U.S. guided missile destroyer's deadly collision with an oil tanker near Singapore in 2017 was caused by "a sudden turn" made by the warship that put it in the path of the commercial vessel, said a report by the Singapore government on Thursday.

White House says Trump won arbitration order against Stormy Daniels

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has won an arbitration proceeding against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued Trump for the right to speak about the "intimate relationship" she claims they had.

U.S. Forest Service chief resigns amid sexual misconduct accusations

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Forest Service, Tony Tooke, resigned on Wednesday amid an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct made against him.

Snow snarls evening commute as storm hits U.S. Northeast

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second winter storm in a week hit New York and surrounding states on Wednesday, bringing heavy snow that delayed or canceled flights and snarled traffic at evening rush hour as thousands remained without power from the last nor'easter.

Lawyer who stole U.S. whistleblower lawsuits receives prison term

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:08pm
(Reuters) - A former partner at a major U.S. law firm who admitted to trying to sell stolen copies of sealed whistleblower lawsuits against corporations he obtained while working at the Justice Department was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 months in prison.

Trump spoke to witnesses about discussions they had with special counsel: NYT

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. special counsel in the Russian election meddling investigation has learned of two conversations in which President Donald Trump asked witnesses about matters discussed with investigators, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

U.S. F-35 fighter modernization could cost $16 billion through 2024

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon estimates it will cost nearly $16 billion to modernize the fleet of F-35 jets through 2024, a U.S. lawmaker said on Wednesday, citing information provided by the Pentagon on the stealth fighter jet program.

Florida lawmakers pass gun-school safety bill three weeks after massacre

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:13pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida state lawmakers gave final passage on Wednesday to a gun-safety package that raises the legal age for buying rifles and imposes a three-day waiting period on all firearms sales, while also allowing the arming of some public school personnel.

Trump won Stormy Daniels legal case in arbitration: White House

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has already won a legal case against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in arbitration, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued seeking to invalidate a "hush agreement" she signed with Trump's lawyer.

Alabama student dies in accidental school shooting: report

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:54pm
(Reuters) - A student has died and two others were injured in a shooting at an Alabama high school on Wednesday that officials are calling accidental, local media reported.

Boeing air tanker delivery likely delayed again -U.S. Air Force

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:18pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said the first delivery of KC-46 aerial refueling tankers from Boeing Co, scheduled for the second quarter of 2018, is more likely to occur late in the year.

Latinas lead Democratic rise in Texas primary election

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:58pm
(Reuters) - Hispanic voter turnout surged in the Texas primary election on Tuesday and two Latinas emerged as likely the first from the state to be elected to the U.S. Congress, offering Texas Democrats some hope of closing their wide gap with Republicans.

Oklahoma teachers to lawmakers: Raise pay by April 1 or we shut schools

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:50pm
(Reuters) - The largest union for teachers in Oklahoma gave lawmakers an April 1 deadline to approve pay raises for some of the lowest-paid educators in the country or face a shutdown of public schools, its president said on Wednesday.

U.S. senators call new hearing on Takata auto air bag inflators

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senators will convene a previously undisclosed hearing to focus on the status of Takata air bag inflator recalls, the largest, most complex recall process in auto history that some lawmakers say is too slow.

U.S. judge says opioid settlement roadblocks may prompt trials

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:47pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a settlement in lawsuits by state and local governments against drug companies over their roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic said on Wednesday that trials may be needed after both sides identified barriers to reaching a deal.

California governor says Trump administration waging war against state

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:35pm
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump's administration of declaring war on the most populous U.S. state, after the Justice Department sued to stop policies that protect illegal immigrants against deportation.

Top U.S. bank regulator told to recuse himself from CIT Group matters

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. bank regulator, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, must recuse himself from matters involving CIT Group Inc and other lenders with which he has had past financial ties, the agency's acting chief counsel said this week.

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