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Microsoft to offer governments local version of Azure cloud service

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 8:31am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday said it will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers as part of a concerted effort to make Azure more appealing to local and federal agencies.

Ford to temporarily layoff about 2,000 hourly employees at Michigan

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 8:30am
(Reuters) - Ford Motor said it would temporarily layoff about 2,000 hourly employees at its Michigan assembly and stamping plants in Wayne, as the factories undergo retooling to build the Ranger pickup trucks and Bronco sport utility vehicles.

Mexico says drug battle a shared role after Trump criticism

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 8:25am
(Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister said on Monday that dealing with drug trafficking was a shared responsibility between the United States and Mexico after criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Online lender Kabbage to restrict weapons lending

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:06am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Kabbage Inc, a U.S. online lender for small businesses, said it will cut ties with clients that make or sell assault-style rifles or that sell weapons or ammunition to people under 21 years old, one of the strongest steps by any financial firm after last month's high school massacre in Florida.

Oklahoma teachers might follow West Virginia in strike, walk outs

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:56pm
(Reuters) - Public schools in West Virginia remained closed today for the eighth instructional day and teachers in Oklahoma might be the next to walk out statewide, officials and media reports said.

Half-a-million still without power after storm in U.S. Northeast

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:54pm
(Reuters) - Some 500,000 customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States on Sunday evening and New England coastal communities faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.

Florida Senate rejects ban on assault weapons, votes to arm teachers

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 10:12am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.

West Virginia teachers strike to go on over elusive pay deal

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:43am
(Reuters) - West Virginia teachers said their strike would go on at least through Monday, as state lawmakers unraveled the governor's promise of a raise in a late Saturday night legislative session, union officials said.

U.S. Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:53am
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - More than 1.5 million customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States early on Sunday, and communities on the New England coast faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.

Unidentified man shoots, kills self near White House: Secret Service

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 1:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man fatally shot himself in the head along the north fence of the White House on Saturday, the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement.

Unidentified man wounded in shooting near White House

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unidentified adult man was wounded along the north fence line of the White House on Saturday in what District of Columbia police said was being investigated as a self-inflicted shooting.

Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:30am
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - Nearly 2 million customers remained without power along the eastern U.S. seaboard on Saturday as residents braced for more flooding in the wake of a powerful storm that killed at least seven people.

Secret Service responds to shooting near White House

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:28am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Saturday it was responding to a report of a person with a self-inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line of the White House.

Killer storm exits U.S. Northeast, leaving floods, outages

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:10am
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - A powerful storm that killed at least seven people moved away from the northeastern United States on Saturday but will continue to lash the coast with damaging winds, hampering power restoration efforts and causing additional flooding, forecasters said.

Killer storm clears northeast U.S., leaving floods and outages

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 2:20am
BOSTON (Reuters) - A powerful storm that killed at least five people will move away from the northeastern United States on Saturday, leaving a trail of flooded streets, power outages and brutal winds, forecasters said.

Police arrest Michigan college student suspected of killing parents

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:57am
(Reuters) - A student at Central Michigan University suspected of shooting to death his parents inside a campus dormitory during a domestic dispute was arrested on Saturday, the school said, after a daylong manhunt.

Storm lashing U.S. Northeast kills at least five people

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:03pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A powerful storm lashing the northeastern United States on Friday killed at least five people as winds topping 80 miles per hour (129 km per hour) helped flood streets in Boston, ground flights and halt train service across the region.

Police seek Michigan college student suspected of killing parents

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:01pm
(Reuters) - A student at Central Michigan University suspected of shooting to death his parents inside a campus dormitory during a domestic dispute on Friday was still at large, authorities said, and the campus remained largely shut down.

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