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U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia

5 hours 34 min ago
DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when travelling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen.

U.S. jury finds former Swiss banker not guilty of aiding tax fraud

5 hours 50 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Swiss banker was found not guilty on Tuesday of U.S. charges that he conspired to help Americans hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts to evade taxes.

U.S. Rep. Conyers denies harassment allegation

6 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into 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.

Smithsonian, Christo stole credit from top photographer, lawsuit says

6 hours 41 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Smithsonian Institution and the artist Christo were sued on Tuesday by a New York photographer who accused them of stealing credit for his photos of "Running Fence," a 1976 installation that remains one of Christo's best-known works.

U.S. Representative Conyers denies harassment allegation

6 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers on Tuesday acknowledged that there had been a harassment allegation against him but said he denied it and resolved the matter with a payment but no admission of guilt.

SEC charges N.Y. town, ex-official, with defrauding municipal investors

6 hours 55 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged Oyster Bay, New York, and its former top elected official with defrauding investors in the town’s municipal securities offerings, the agency said in a statement.

U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies

7 hours 18 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

8 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

U.S. appeals court revives claims in $1.7 billion Iran terrorism lawsuit

8 hours 24 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in New York on Tuesday revived part of a $1.68 billion lawsuit against Iran's central bank, Bank Markazi, by families of soldiers killed in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon.

U.S. border officials violated court orders on travel ban: watchdog

9 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security violated two court orders in the days after U.S. President Donald Trump issued a temporary travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, according to the department's watchdog.

U.S. charges two with bribing African officials for China energy firm

10 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has charged a former Senegalese foreign minister and a former top Hong Kong government official with links to a Chinese energy conglomerate with bribing high-level officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for the mainland company.

Doubts linger after Florida's Scott pitches biggest budget

10 hours 16 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After deep cuts in spending for Florida schools and other public programs following the Great Recession, outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott this month proposed an $87.4 billion budget he says boosts spending on some depleted services to record levels.

U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policy probe

10 hours 57 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

Suspect in custody in fatal Pennsylvania police shooting

12 hours 42 min ago
(Reuters) - The suspect in the fatal shooting last week of a Pennsylvania police officer who had been less than a year on the job is in custody after a massive manhunt, authorities said on Tuesday.

CBS channels blacked out for Dish customers over carriage dispute

17 hours 41 min ago
(Reuters) - CBS Corp's TV stations were blacked out for Dish Network Corp's customers over a network carriage deal dispute, the companies said early Tuesday.

New Puerto Rico utility head, same old challenges

18 hours 47 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New leadership at Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility may not be sufficient to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that led to delayed work, recurrent blackouts and more than $500 million in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation.

Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

19 hours 17 min ago
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Reuters) - Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan.

Judge in California blocks Trump's order on sanctuary cities

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:59pm
(Reuters) - A federal court judge in California on Monday blocked an executive order from President Donald Trump to deny some federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities, undermining the administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

U.S. airman killed in Texas plane crash

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:52pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Monday near Lake Amistad, Texas, killing the pilot and injuring another, according to officials at Laughlin Air Force Base.

White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

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