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Second winter storm in a week heads to New York region

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:17am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York and surrounding states were gearing up for a second winter storm within a week on Wednesday, with less wind but more snow predicted this time around as thousands remain without power from the last nor'easter.

Florida lawmakers near final action on gun-school safety bill

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:06am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida state lawmakers were due to vote once more on Wednesday on a gun-safety package that would raise the legal age for buying rifles, impose a three-day waiting period on all firearms sales and allow the arming of some public school personnel.

Republican lawmakers in tight races now embrace gun control measures

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:02am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Republican lawmakers in the tightest congressional races are changing their message on guns, expressing new support for restrictions after last month’s high school shooting in Florida, according to a Reuters review of the candidates’ public statements.

Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:25am
(Reuters) - The wreck of the USS Lexington, an American warship sunk in a Pacific naval battle during the Second World War, has been found by a team working for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Detained asylum seeker released after suing Trump administration

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:20am
(Reuters) - Federal authorities have released a Congolese woman seeking asylum with her daughter in the U.S. after she accused the Trump administration of unfairly separating immigrants like herself from their children, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

Stormy Daniels sues Trump over 'hush agreement'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:12pm
(Reuters) - Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging he never signed a nondisclosure agreement to keep her quiet about an "intimate" relationship between them.

After tariff fight loss, Trump economic adviser Cohn quits

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 8:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gary Cohn, the top economic adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump and a voice for Wall Street in the White House, said on Tuesday he would resign, a move that came after he lost a fight over Trump's plans for hefty steel and aluminum import tariffs.

U.S. Justice Department sues California over 'sanctuary' policies

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 8:50pm
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department sued the state of California over so-called "sanctuary" policies that try to protect illegal immigrants against deportation, ramping up a confrontation over whether local police should enforce federal law.

U.S. Justice Department to sue California over 'sanctuary' policies

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 8:13pm
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will file a lawsuit against the state of California alleging it is interfering with the enforcement of federal immigration laws, escalating a long-simmering battle over "sanctuary" policies that try to protect illegal immigrants against deportation, senior department officials said Tuesday.

Florida school shooting victim files legal notice to sue local government

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 7:32pm
(Reuters) - A lawyer for a student wounded in February's mass shooting at a Florida high school on Monday filed a legal notice of intent to sue the county sheriff's office and the school district for failing to protect the students.

Trump economic adviser Cohn quits after tariffs dispute

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 7:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gary Cohn, the top economic adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump and a voice for Wall Street in the White House, said on Tuesday he would resign, a move that came after he lost a fight over Trump's plans for hefty steel and aluminum import tariffs.

Student arrested over threats to New York's Utica College

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:52pm
(Reuters) - A 23-year-old Utica College student was arrested on Tuesday over threatening calls he is suspected of making that led to a lockdown at the upstate New York school the previous day, police said.

Man charged in theft of Frances McDormand's Oscar

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar from a lavish Academy Awards after-party in Hollywood has been charged with felony theft, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said on Tuesday.

Trump economic adviser Cohn quits after dispute over tariffs

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, a Wall Street banker who opposes hefty steel and aluminum tariffs planned by U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday that he was resigning.

West Virginia teachers' nine-day strike ends with 5 percent pay raise

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:52pm
(Reuters) - A nine-day strike by West Virginia teachers ended on Tuesday with state officials approving a 5 percent pay raise for all state workers, giving a boost to some of the lowest-paid educators in the country.

Trump says U.S. will counteract any meddling in 2018 election

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday there was interference by Russia and probably by other countries in the 2016 U.S. election, and the United States would counteract any attempt at meddling in the November 2018 elections.

Mississippi lawmakers approve ban on abortions after 15 weeks

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:56pm
(Reuters) - Mississippi lawmakers have approved a measure banning abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, moving the state a step closer to enacting the United States' most restrictive abortion law, the lieutenant governor said on Tuesday.

Actress Cynthia Nixon may challenge Cuomo for New York governor: report

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cynthia Nixon, a liberal activist and a star of the hit television series "Sex and the City," is considering a run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, NY1 television said on Tuesday, citing unidentified sources.

U.S. says 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli deserves at least 15 years in prison

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday said former drug company executive Martin Shkreli should spend at least 15 years in prison after being convicted of fraud, saying his lack of remorse and respect for the law justified a long time behind bars.

U.S. agency proposes nearly $1 billion to revamp Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands communications

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. telecoms regulator proposed on Tuesday directing $954 million to restore and expand communications networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that were heavily damaged during the 2017 hurricane season.

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