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U.S. clamps down on kid-friendly packaging for e-cigarette liquids

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:34am
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators issued warnings to 13 companies selling e-cigarette liquids for using child-friendly images in their packaging, in the latest crackdown aimed at preventing tobacco sales to minors.

Accused Florida airport shooter to avoid death penalty in plea deal

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:07am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. Iraq war veteran agreed on Tuesday to plead guilty to killing five people at a Florida airport last year in exchange for prosecutors not pursuing the death penalty, a spokeswoman for federal prosecutors said.

FAA requires inspections of additional engines after Southwest accident

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:23am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday said it was implementing rules requiring additional inspections of fan blades in engines similar to the one that failed in a deadly Southwest Airlines accident last month in Pennsylvania.

'Teachers' Spring' forcing lawmakers to find money for schools

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 7:43am
(Reuters) - It has been called the "Teachers' Spring" in the United States, with educators from five states staging an unprecedented wave of protests demanding increases in pay and school budgets.

Arizona teachers vow to keep striking as lawmakers negotiate

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 6:03am
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona teachers vowed to continue their walkout over salaries and school funding on Tuesday as lawmakers considered a proposal advanced by the governor and legislative leaders for ending the latest in a string of statewide protests by U.S. educators.

Central American 'caravan' women and children enter U.S., defying Trump

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 3:33am
SAN YSIDRO PORT OF ENTRY (Reuters) - Eight women and children from a caravan of hundreds of Central American migrants have sought asylum in the United States after officials allowed them entry from Mexico, fueling hope among their companions who remain camped outside the border crossing.

Father of Parkland shooting victim files wrongful death lawsuit

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 1:12am
(Reuters) - The father of a student killed during the Parkland, Florida high school mass shooting filed on Monday a wrongful death lawsuit against a former deputy sheriff who he accused of failing in his duty to confront the shooter, calling him a "coward."

Eight women, children from Central American 'caravan' first to enter U.S.

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:35pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Eight women and children from a Central American caravan entered U.S. territory to seek asylum on Monday, sparking celebrations among companions after a month-long trail across Mexico that led President Donald Trump to demand changes in the law.

Trump campaign aide Manafort sued by bankruptcy trustee over California property deal

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:01pm
(Reuters) - A bankruptcy trustee has filed a lawsuit against Paul Manafort in California alleging that he falsely claimed he was a creditor owed $2.7 million in a failed real estate deal with his former son-in-law.