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Many in Haiti thank U.S. for renewal, not end, of protected status

Top U.S. News - 23 min 53 sec ago
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The U.S. decision to end from July 2019 a scheme that protects some 59,000 Haitians from deportation from the United States was viewed positively on Tuesday in Haiti, where many were pleased that the program would last for another 20 months.

U.S. FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. 'net neutrality' rules

Political News - 1 hour 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast the digital landscape.

American, United settle World Trade Center developer's 9/11 claims

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 38 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The developer of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers' hijacked planes.

Family, legacy celebrated in animated Mexican tale 'Coco'

Top Entertainment News - 1 hour 51 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

Man charged with terrorism, murder in New York truck attack

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Sayfullo Saipov on terrorism and murder charges stemming from last month's truck attack in Lower Manhattan in which eight people were killed, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

Ex-New York prison guards found guilty of charges over 2013 beating

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 7 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two former New York state jail guards were found guilty by a Manhattan jury on Tuesday of federal charges related to the 2013 beating of an inmate who suffered life-threatening injuries, prosecutors announced.

'Forbidden Planet' robot sets price record for movie prop sold at auction

Top Entertainment News - 2 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters) - "Robby the Robot," the seven-foot tall creature featured in the 1956 science fiction film "Forbidden Planet," sold at auction for $5.375 million, a record for a movie prop, a New York auction house said on Tuesday.

House ethics panel investigating allegations against U.S. Rep. Conyers

Political News - 2 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

House ethics panel investigating allegations against U.S. Rep. Conyers

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

Man charged with terrorism, murder in last month's New York truck attack

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Sayfullo Saipov on terrorism and murder charges stemming from last month's truck attack in Lower Manhattan that killed eight people, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open -State Dept

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday.

Creative sector scores win in EU Parliament copyright vote

Top Entertainment News - 2 hours 55 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Commercial TV broadcasters, football leagues and film producers scored a win on Tuesday when European Union lawmakers watered down a copyright reform aimed at making more TV shows and films available online across borders.

Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

Top Entertainment News - 2 hours 58 min ago
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps" including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

U.S. FCC chief plans to dump Obama-era 'net neutrality' policy

Political News - 3 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open internet, moving to give broadband service providers sweeping power over what content consumers can access.

Death of Border Patrol agent in Texas may have been assault: FBI

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 12 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died while patrolling a remote part of West Texas may have been assaulted, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday in a case that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to renew his call for a border wall.

Chicago mayor's fiscal 2018 budget wins city council approval

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 21 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council gave final approval on Tuesday to a fiscal 2018 budget that Mayor Rahm Emanuel said keeps the city's shaky finances on a path toward stability.

Virginia election results face delay, possible recounts

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 24 min ago
(Reuters) - Two Virginia House of Delegates election races remain in question two weeks after the vote after a state board delayed certification of the results over an alleged ballot mix-up.

Politically charged murder trial of Mexican immigrant goes to jury

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 26 min ago
(Reuters) - A San Francisco jury on Tuesday was deliberating the fate of a Mexican man accused of murdering a woman while illegally in the United States in a case that President Donald Trump has cited in urging tighter borders and a crackdown on "sanctuary cities."

Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 28 min ago
(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

Political News - 3 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters.

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