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Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore's Democratic opponent to win.

U.S. consumer agency hits Citi with $6.5 million in fines over education lending

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Tuesday it had ordered Citibank to pay $6.5 million for alleged student loan servicing failures it said had harmed borrowers.

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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:37pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when traveling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen.

Democrats call for harassment probe of U.S. Rep. Conyers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:29pm
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.

U.S. jury clears ex-Swiss banker of aiding tax dodgers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:21pm
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.

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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:16pm
(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 amounts to unconstitutional discrimination.

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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:04pm
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:48pm
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:33pm
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:57pm
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:54pm
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:43pm
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:20pm
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:17am
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:14am
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:26am
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:34am
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:22am
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:41am
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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:56am
(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.

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