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Florida nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, widow

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:24pm
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

About 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada go on strike

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:52pm
(Reuters) - About 17,000 AT&T Inc workers in California and Nevada went on strike on Wednesday, alleging that the company violated contract terms by forcing employees to do work outside their areas of expertise.

White man who wanted to 'harm' blacks arrested after NYC stabbing

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A white man who traveled to New York City to harm black people turned himself in with knives in his pocket at a Manhattan police station on Wednesday, police said, a day after police say he fatally stabbed a black man in an attack on a sidewalk.

U.S. high court hands disabled students win on education standards

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a victory for disabled students, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that public schools must offer them a special educational program that is sufficiently ambitious to ensure they make progress.

Trump seeks to nail support for healthcare bill before House vote

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:45am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders worked on Wednesday to try to secure enough support in the House of Representatives to win passage of their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.

Puerto Rico governor grilled on timetable for PREPA deal

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:36am
(Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor on Wednesday told a Congressional committee the island's debt-laden power utility, PREPA, could undergo an in-court restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy "if a [consensual] deal is not able to be executed."

Pharmacist guilty of racketeering in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:52am
BOSTON (Reuters) - The co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found guilty of racketeering and fraud but cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the United States.

Existing home sales fall from 10-year high

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:42am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell more than expected in February amid a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining potential buyers.

One in three U.S. Muslims fear for safety in Trump presidency: poll

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:15am
(Reuters) - More than one in three U.S. Muslims fear they could be targeted by white supremacist groups following President Donald Trump's election and 42 percent say their children have been bullied in school because of their faith, a survey found.

Severe storm kills one as it sweeps northern Georgia

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:05am
(Reuters) - Strong winds, quarter-sized hail and lightning ripped through towns in northern Georgia, killing one man and leaving several cities with severe damage and power outages on Wednesday, local media and officials said.

Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:30am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.

U.S. farm heartland lobbies to steer Trump away from Mexico trade war

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:27am
GARNER, Iowa/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports.

Chuck Barris, 'The Gong Show' host, dies at 87

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:05am
(Reuters) - Chuck Barris, who tapped into Americans’ hunger to be on television by creating game shows such as “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and his showcase for the acutely untalented, “The Gong Show,” died on Tuesday, media outlets reported.

L.A. police see drop in Latino reports of crime amid deportation fears

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:28pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Latinos in Los Angeles are lodging fewer reports of rape and spousal abuse to police so far this year amid heightened concerns among immigrants that contact with law enforcement could lead to deportation, police Chief Charlie Beck said on Tuesday.

U.S. pulls out of human rights panel on Trump executive orders

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States pulled out of a regional hearing held on Tuesday to discuss the possible effects on human rights from executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald Trump targeting immigrants and refugees, organizers said.

U.S. charges Lithuanian man with $100 million email fraud

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged a Lithuanian man with engaging in an email fraud scheme in which he bilked two U.S.-based companies out of more than $100 million by posing as an Asian hardware vendor.

LA sheriff's office apologizes to Wyclef Jean for handcuffing incident

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department apologized on Tuesday for briefly detaining Grammy-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean in handcuffs during a robbery investigation, after Jean said he was "treated like a criminal" by law enforcement officers.

Virginia governor pardons 'Norfolk Four' sailors in 1997 rape-murder

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:47pm
(Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday pardoned four U.S. Navy veterans known as the "Norfolk Four," clearing them of high-profile rape and murder convictions based on false confessions following high-pressure police questioning, attorneys said on Tuesday.

World War Two Rosies celebrated on U.S. day of recognition

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:45pm
RICHMOND, Calif. (Reuters) - They welded pipes. They drew blueprints. And, of course, they fastened munitions and machine parts together with rivets.

Groups sue to block Michigan funding private schools with public money

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - Public education officials and parents groups in Michigan on Tuesday filed a lawsuit to prevent the governor from funding private schools with public money, arguing a $2.5 million line item in the state budget for school health and safety was a "gateway" to school vouchers.

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