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Oklahoma teachers to walk off job over pay, shut schools statewide

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 5:04am
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma teachers plan to walk off the job on Monday and close schools statewide, demanding pay rises for some of the lowest-paid educators in the country and more funds for a school system reeling from a decade of budget cuts.

'Affluenza' Texan, who killed four driving drunk, to be released

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 5:03am
FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - A Texan who was dubbed the "affluenza teen" is due to be released from jail on Monday after serving nearly two years for killing four people while driving drunk and later fleeing to Mexico with his mother.

Four charged with trading on U.S. health agency leaks face trial

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 5:01am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Washington political consultant, a federal government employee and two former partners at an investment advisory firm are set to face trial on Monday on federal charges that they ran an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency.

Deadly car wreck off California cliff may have been intentional

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 1:25am
(Reuters) - The sports utility vehicle (SUV) that plunged off a Northern California cliff into the Pacific Ocean last week, killing a family of eight, may have been driven off the coastal highway intentionally, police said late Sunday.

Civil rights 'Freedom Riders' cherish MLK's lasting legacy, 50 years on

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bob Singleton only met civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. once, but that meeting changed his life. 

U.S. safety agency criticizes Tesla crash data release

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 5:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday it was "unhappy" that electric car maker Tesla Inc made public information about the crash of its Model X vehicle on Autopilot that killed the driver last month.

Rising tension at protests over killing of black man in California

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:30am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Tensions mounted over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Sacramento, California, black man when a protester sustained minor injuries when struck by a sheriff's patrol car that was under attack by demonstrators, authorities said on Sunday.

U.S. government seeks end to Supreme Court privacy fight with Microsoft

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:47pm
The U.S. government's Supreme Court battle with Microsoft Corp over whether technology companies can be forced to hand over data stored overseas could be nearing its end, after federal prosecutors asked that the case be dismissed.

With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from cyber attack

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 4:42pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta's top officials holed up in their offices on Saturday as they worked to restore critical systems knocked out by a nine-day-old cyber attack that plunged the Southeastern U.S. metropolis into technological chaos and forced some city workers to revert to paper.

Autopsy prompts more protests over killing of black man in California

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 3:59pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - About 200 people demonstrated in Sacramento on Saturday to protest the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, in the latest of nearly two weeks of mostly peaceful rallies since the unarmed black man was gunned down in his grandmother's yard.

Baylor University paid ex-football coach $15 million after sex scandal

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:21pm
(Reuters) - Baylor University in Texas paid more than $15.1 million to its former head football coach Art Briles after firing him in 2016 for failing to address students' complaints of rape and sexual assault by football players, new tax filings show.

Fox's Ingraham taking vacation as advertisers flee amid controversy

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:52am
(Reuters) - Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off, after almost a dozen advertisers dropped her show after the conservative pundit mocked a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre on Twitter.

Winning ticket for $521 million Mega Millions jackpot sold in New Jersey

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:08am
(Reuters) - The sole winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery was sold in New Jersey, the state's lottery organization said on Saturday, but the identity of the winner of the $521 million jackpot was not immediately known.

Autopsy of California black man shot by police fuels more protests

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:57am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - About 200 demonstrators squared off with police in riot gear overnight in California's capital and more protests were planned for Saturday after an autopsy on Stephon Clark contradicted the police account of the shooting of the unarmed black man by officers.

Protests erupt in California after shooting of black man

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 3:09am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - About 200 demonstrators squared off with police in riot gear overnight in California's capital and more protests are planned for Saturday, after a autopsy on Stephon Clark contradicted the police account of the shooting of the unarmed black man.

Fox's Ingraham to take week off as advertisers flee amid controversy

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:42am
(Reuters) - Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off, after almost a dozen advertisers dropped her show after the conservative pundit mocked a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre on Twitter.

New York moves to offset federal tax changes in $168 billion budget deal

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:32am
ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature agreed late on Friday on a $168 billion budget for fiscal 2019, including measures aimed at offsetting damage to taxpayers from new federal tax changes.

Tesla says crashed vehicle had been on autopilot prior to accident

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 9:00pm
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Friday that vehicle logs from last week's fatal accident of a Tesla Model X in California showed that the autopilot had been engaged prior to the crash.

Judge says undocumented teens in U.S. custody must have abortion access

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 7:48pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington issued an injunction on Friday preventing the Trump administration from interfering with the ability of undocumented teenagers in U.S. custody to have abortions or obtain abortion-related services.

More family members of woman killed in Uber self-driving car crash hire lawyer

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 7:26pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - More family members of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] self-driving vehicle have hired legal counsel, indicating the ride services firm's legal problems may not be over in the first fatality caused by an autonomous car.

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