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Houston mayor proposes 'tight' post-Hurricane Harvey budget

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:43pm
(Reuters) - Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner proposed a fiscal 2019 budget on Tuesday that tackles a $114 million deficit but does not address looming spending pressures, including the city's share of recovery costs for Hurricane Harvey, which slammed Houston last August.

Jay-Z ordered to testify next week in U.S. SEC investigation

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York federal judge on Tuesday ordered Jay-Z to testify on May 15 in an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission involving the sale of the rapper's Rocawear clothing brand to Iconix Brand Group Inc.

Hawaii residents rue paradise built with 'lava discount'

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:37pm
PAHOA, Hawaii/HONOLULU (Reuters) - Six days before Kilauea began erupting on Hawaii's Big Island, residents living under one of the world's most active volcanoes attended a community forum on preparing for emergencies.

California judge finalizes ruling on coffee cancer warnings

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge has finalized a ruling that Starbucks Corp and other coffee sellers must serve up a cancer warning with coffee sold in California.

U.S. Air Force orders one-day pause in flights after deadly crashes

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Air Force has ordered its aircraft to stand down for one day within the next few weeks for a safety review after a string of deadly aircraft crashes.

Trump says ethanol exports could count toward U.S. biofuels quotas: sources

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 1:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering allowing exported ethanol to count towards the volumes mandated under the nation's biofuels law, a move that could appease both Big Oil and Big Corn by cutting the refiners' regulatory costs while propping up demand for corn.

Decades-long hunt for missing girls leads to Michigan farm: police

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:50pm
(Reuters) - Police searched a former farm outside Detroit on Tuesday for the remains of up to six teenage girls missing for decades, believing they may have been killed by a now 68-year-old man serving a life sentence for the murder of another girl, police said.

Uber, U.S. Army ally to test quiet aircraft technology

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:34pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it would work with the U.S. Army to advance research on a novel, quiet aircraft rotor technology that could be used in future flying cars, or military aircraft.

More evacuations possible as Hawaii volcano fissures spread

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:09pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Emergency crews were poised to evacuate more people on Tuesday as fissures kept spreading from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano, five days after it started exploding.

In decades-old case, hunt for missing teens leads to Michigan farm: media

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 11:22am
(Reuters) - Police searched a former farm outside Detroit on Tuesday for the remains of four teenage girls missing for decades, believing they may have been killed by a now-68-year-old man serving a life sentence for killing another girl, local media reported.

Jay-Z, accused of dodging SEC subpoenas, due in court

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:47am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper Jay-Z has been ordered to appear at a hearing in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused him of twice defying subpoenas calling him to testify in an investigation of the sale of his Rocawear clothing line.

Four more Nike executives exit after harassment allegations inquiry: NYT

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:35am
(Reuters) - Nike Inc's investigation into workplace behavior has led to the departure of four more top-level executives, raising the total to 10, the New York Times reported https://nyti.ms/2jHxF1W on Tuesday.

New York's top court refuses to free chimps from cages

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:30am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The quest to free Tommy and Kiko may have reached the end of the line.

Harvey Weinstein fights insurer Chubb for payment of legal defense

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 9:29am
(Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein is fighting back against personal indemnity insurer Chubb Ltd, saying Chubb must pay for his legal defense against 11 lawsuits that accuse him of sexually harassing or assaulting women over the past three decades, according to a court document filed on Monday.

Trump complains of biased courts, but they often support his policies

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:27am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a March speech at a Washington, D.C. law school, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed "activist" federal judges for blocking some of President Donald Trump’s key initiatives, voicing again a favorite grievance of the administration and Trump himself.

Pizza Hut expanding beer delivery test in Arizona and California

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:26am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc's Pizza Hut chain is expanding a beer delivery test to nearly 100 restaurants in Arizona and California this month as industry leaders vie for market share in the face of sluggish growth.

Trump to lay out biofuels plan in meeting with senators: sources

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:03am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to lay out his plans for the nation's biofuel policy on Tuesday in a closed door briefing with senators, after months of hearing arguments about the hotly contested regulation, according to two sources.

Fissures spread from Hawaii volcano, threatening more homes

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 5:16am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Emergency crews said they were poised to evacuate more people as fissures kept spreading from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano, five days after it started exploding.

Ex-Minnesota officer in fatal shooting of Australian expected to plead not guilty

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 5:03am
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering an unarmed Australian woman is expected to enter a not guilty plea on Tuesday.

Three killed in Maryland shooting, suspect kills himself: police

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were killed in a shooting on Monday outside Washington, D.C., where the suspect took his own life after he barricaded himself inside his home, police said.

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