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Timeline detailed for New York City bus terminal project

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday laid out a new timeline for its revamped efforts to replace or renovate New York City's aging main bus terminal in midtown Manhattan.

Florida Senate seeks pardon for wrongly accused 'Groveland Four'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:21pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's Senate on Thursday apologized to the families of four black men wrongly accused of raping a white teenager nearly 70 years ago, and lawmakers called on the state's governor to issue full pardons.

Number of U.S. visas to citizens of Trump travel ban nations drops

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday.

Appeals court grants Trump request to delay mercury air pollution case

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday granted a request from the Trump administration to put litigation on hold in which states and industry groups are challenging an Obama administration pollution control rule for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants.

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:46pm
(Reuters) - United Airlines has a reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month in an incident that sparked international outrage, an attorney for the passenger said on Thursday.

Singapore man sentenced in U.S. for plot to export bomb parts to Iran

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Singaporean man was sentenced on Thursday to 40 months in a U.S. prison for his role in exporting to Iran radio frequency modules, some of which were later found in bombs in Iraq, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

Idaho man gets 28 years in beating death of gay man

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:04pm
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - An Idaho man who killed a gay man by kicking him up to 30 times with steel-toed boots was sentenced on Wednesday by a federal judge to 28 years in prison, prosecutors said on Thursday.

How did a copy of U.S. Declaration of Independence get to southern England?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:51am
CHICHESTER, England (Reuters) - British experts will carry out tests to try to determine how a rare copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence found its way to an archive in southern England.

Amtrak to launch repairs at New York's troubled Penn Station

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:34am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Traveling through the nation's busiest transit hub, New York's Pennsylvania Station, will become even more cumbersome as Amtrak takes some tracks out of service for repairs after recent derailments disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of commuters in recent weeks.

Southwest Airlines says to stop overbooking flights

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:34am
(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it would stop overbooking its flights, a decision that comes in the wake of a worldwide backlash against larger rival United Airlines for dragging a passenger out of the plane earlier this month.

Trump's plan to slash business taxes seen as 'guidepost' by congressional Republicans

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets.

Berkeley braces for unrest despite Ann Coulter cancelation

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:14am
BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) - Police at the University of California at Berkeley braced for potential clashes between militant left-wing and right-wing activists on Thursday, despite conservative commentator Ann Coulter dropping plans to address students at the campus.

Asylum-seekers fleeing U.S. may find cold comfort in Canada’s courts

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:09am
TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven.

Arkansas plans fourth execution in about a week

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:03am
(Reuters) - Arkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again.

'Tremendous' Trump impersonator wins contest to host fake news show

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:41am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A professional impressionist from Las Vegas took home first prize in a contest impersonating Donald Trump on Wednesday, earning a role hosting an online fake news comedy show.

United to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier's efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger.

Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:32pm
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say.

Uber driver charged with raping California woman in car

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 8:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Uber driver accused by prosecutors of having sexually assaulted a female passenger after she sought a ride home from a gathering in the upscale seaside city of Newport Beach, California, was charged with rape on Wednesday.

California man charged in Fresno shooting spree that killed three

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:14pm
(Reuters) - A man who goes by the nickname Black Jesus was charged with three counts of murder on Wednesday in connection with a shooting spree targeting white men in downtown Fresno, California, local media reported.

Slain friend of Robert Durst once posed as his missing wife: testimony

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 6:16pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in HBO series "The Jinx," had his close friend Susan Berman make a phone call pretending to be his missing wife, a former acquaintance of Berman testified on Wednesday.

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