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Most U.S. teachers spend own money on school supplies: survey

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ninety-four percent of U.S. public school teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement, according to a Department of Education survey on Tuesday that follows protests by educators who are asking for more pay and funding.

Republican senator demands EPA scale back refinery biofuel waivers

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 9:58am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday said Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt must scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries, or else he will join other lawmakers calling for Pruitt's resignation.

Sports fans wager Supreme Court ruling won't ruin their fun

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sports fans on Monday shrugged off a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could open the door to legalize sports betting, saying it would likely have little impact on baseball, basketball and football games already subject to off-the-books gambling.

Small quake shakes buildings in Oakland, California

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:36pm
(Reuters) - A small 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Oakland, California on Monday evening, a Reuters witness and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Lava threatens Hawaii exit routes, could spur more evacuations

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 8:28pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava flowing from giant rips in the earth on the flank of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano threatened highways on Monday, raising the possibility officials may order thousands more people to evacuate before escape routes are cut off.

Gap apologizes for selling T-shirt with 'incorrect map' of China

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 7:48pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. retailer Gap Inc apologized on Monday for selling a T-shirt which it said had an incorrect map of China, adding it would implement "rigorous reviews" to prevent a repeat mistake.

U.S. joins whistleblower case against Insys over kickbacks

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:30pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has joined whistleblower litigation accusing Insys Therapeutics Inc of trying to generate more profit by paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe powerful opioid medications.

Musk says 'thorough reorganization' underway at Tesla

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk told employees on Monday the company was undergoing a "thorough reorganization" as it contends with production problems, senior staff departures and recent crashes involving its electric cars.

Prosecutors dismiss criminal charge against Missouri governor

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:52pm
(Reuters) - St. Louis prosecutors on Monday dismissed the criminal invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, ending a widely anticipated trial for the state's top politician related to a sex scandal before the jury was even selected.

Illinois proposes reinstating death penalty for mass murder, police killings

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:51pm
(Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Monday he is seeking to reinstate the death penalty for mass murder and killing a police officer, a move that comes when capital punishment nationwide is at lows not seen for about a quarter century.

U.S. EPA chief Pruitt asked for 24/7 security from Day One: watchdog

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:47pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt requested and received around-the-clock security from his first day in office in 2017, the agency's watchdog on Monday told a lawmaker questioning Pruitt's expensive security detail.

U.S. joins lawsuits against opioid maker Insys over kickback scheme

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:24pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has joined lawsuits accusing Insys Therapeutics Inc of paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid medication, in an effort to generate more profit.

U.S. EPA chief Pruitt asked for 24/7 security from first day: watchdog

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:47pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt requested and received around-the-clock security since his first day in office in 2017, the agency's watchdog on Monday told a lawmaker questioning Pruitt's expensive security detail.

Puerto Rico bondholders offer debt deal, snubbed by oversight board

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:28pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An offer by Puerto Rico's biggest bondholder groups to settle a dispute covering about half the bankrupt U.S. territory's $71.5 billion in bond debt appeared dead on arrival on Monday, rejected by the island's federal financial oversight board.

Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition, in hospital

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 2:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump, underwent a surgical procedure on Monday to treat a benign kidney condition and will remain at Walter Reed medical center for the rest of the week, the first lady's office said.

U.S. diplomat involved in fatal accident allowed to leave Pakistan

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American diplomat, who was initially barred from leaving the country after being involved in a fatal traffic accident, has left Pakistan, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Monday.

Access roads at risk, Hawaii volcano could spur more evacuations

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 2:29pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava oozing from giant rips in the earth that have sprouted near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano threatened highways on Monday, raising the possibility that officials will order remaining residents to evacuate before access routes are cut off.

Colorado rangers kill bear suspected of mauling child

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:34pm
DENVER (Reuters) - Wildlife rangers in Colorado on Monday shot and killed a black bear suspected of attacking and trying to drag off a five-year-old girl from her yard.

Gaming investors eye jackpot from U.S. sports betting ruling

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:32pm
(Reuters) - Shares in gaming and casino companies jumped on Monday, led by Scientific Games Corp, as investors wagered on new business opportunities for the industry after the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for states to legalize sports betting.

Tesla CEO Musk tells staff he plans 'thorough reorganization'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:21pm
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc's <TSLA.O chief executive officer told employees on Monday the company is undergoing a "thorough reorganization," as it contends with production problems, senior staff departures and two crashes last week involving its electric, self-driving cars.

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