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'Serious derelictions' found in U.S. veteran affairs chief's Europe trip: report

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament during a government trip to Europe last summer, and his chief of staff made false statements so the secretary's wife could travel at government expense, the inspector general reported on Wednesday.

Russian gets 12 years in U.S. prison for role in hacking scheme

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:53pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a computer hacking scheme that compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Ex-student kills 17 in shooting spree at Florida high school

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:51pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman opened fire on Wednesday at a Florida high school he had previously been expelled from, killing 17 people before he was arrested by police, authorities said.

Trump lawyer says he paid porn star $130,000 with his own money

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A private lawyer for President Donald Trump says he paid $130,000 of his own money to adult film star Stormy Daniels who once claimed she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

Trump's military parade could cost up to $30 million: budget chief

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military parade that President Donald Trump wants to stage, likely in Washington, would cost U.S. taxpayers up to $30 million, the White House budget chief said on Wednesday in remarks on the administration's fiscal 2019 spending plan.

'Numerous fatalities' at Florida high school after ex-student opens fire

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:53pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A former student at a Florida high school opened fire in the school on Wednesday, causing "numerous fatalities" and wounding at least 14 people before he was arrested by police, authorities said.

U.S. judge weighs challenge to federal marijuana prohibition

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the United States' longstanding prohibition of marijuana, the latest court battle over federal policy under President Donald Trump's administration.

New York state seeks expedited timeline to close city's Rikers Island jail

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state officials on Wednesday recommended speeding up New York City's timeline for closing its Rikers Island jail, saying the troubled facility is violating inmates' constitutional rights and state laws.

'Numerous' fatalities after shooting at Florida high school

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:50pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A shooter opened fire in a Florida high school on Wednesday morning, killing multiple people and sending hundreds of panicked students fleeing into the streets while others huddled in classrooms as police hunted for the gunman.

Democrats push $1 billion bill for election security

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administration's efforts to protect polls from hackers.

Massachusetts top court rejects police traffic stop challenge

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:13pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top court ruled on Wednesday that police can carry out traffic stops for motor vehicle violations as a pretext to probe for other crimes, but the justices expressed concerns about how racial bias can influence such stops.

U.S. attorney general opposes plan to reform prison sentencing

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to not approve a draft criminal sentencing reform bill that he claims would reduce sentences for "a highly dangerous cohort of criminals."

New York governor's budget raises transparency concerns: comptroller

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parts of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nearly $170 billion proposed budget would raise concerns about transparency by expanding his control over state spending, the state's chief fiscal watchdog said on Wednesday.

State considers expediting timeline to close New York's Rikers Island jail

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - State officials on Wednesday recommended speeding up New York City's timeline for closing its Rikers Island jail, saying the troubled facility is violating inmates' Constitutional rights and state laws.

Shooter at large after gunfire at Florida high school: police

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:46pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida law enforcement officials were searching on Wednesday for the person who opened fire in a high school, killing at least one person, according to local media, which showed dozens students fleeing a building surrounded by police.

Trump holds the line on immigration as bipartisan plan emerges

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats promoted an immigration proposal on Wednesday to step up border security and protect young illegal immigrants, but its prospects appeared uncertain as President Donald Trump urged Congress to support a tougher measure.

Attorney General lambasts U.S. Senate bill to reform sentencing

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a stark warning on Wednesday to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, urging it not to approve a draft criminal sentencing reform bill that Sessions claimed would reduce sentences for "a highly dangerous cohort of criminals."

Minnesota renews push for tax on prescription opioids

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:57pm
(Reuters) - Citing rising opioid fatalities, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday announced a renewed legislative proposal to tax prescription opioid pills to help fund treatment.

Wrong turn could have sparked security scare at U.S. spy agency: FBI

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:29pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A wrong turn may have led three men to drive onto the campus of the U.S. National Security Agency near Washington on Wednesday, sparking a scare that drew gunfire from guards and sent three to the hospital, FBI officials said.

Three in custody after crashing car at U.S. spy agency: FBI

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:54pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - Three people who tried to drive onto the campus of the U.S. National Security Agency near Washington, drawing gunfire from guards, were taken into custody on Wednesday in an incident the FBI said had no link to terrorism.

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