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Palestinian-born activist agrees to deportation from U.S.

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:36pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - A Palestinian-born activist who spent 10 years in an Israeli prison on a terrorism conviction before moving to the United States and gaining citizenship pleaded guilty on Tuesday to immigration fraud, agreeing to be deported rather than sent to prison.

U.S. appeals court to reconsider Ohio execution protocol

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:05pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said it would reconsider its recent decision blocking Ohio from using its lethal injection protocol to execute three death row inmates.

Lawyers for ex-NFL star Hernandez seek to toss murder verdict post-suicide

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:27pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A week after one-time National Football League star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell, lawyers asked a Massachusetts judge to vacate his 2015 conviction for murdering an acquaintance.

Ex-prosecutor, retired cops charged in New York corruption probe

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:47pm
(Reuters) - Three retired New York City police officers and a former Brooklyn prosecutor were arrested Tuesday on charges that they took part in a bribery scheme involving gun licenses, becoming the latest people caught up in a wide-ranging corruption probe.

Former Expedia IT employee get 15 months in prison for insider trading

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:02pm
(Reuters) - A former Expedia Inc computer support technician was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday after admitting he stole confidential information from senior executives' emails to profit from insider trading.

Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russia trip: lawmakers

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russia in 2015, the leaders of the House of Representatives oversight panel said on Tuesday.

New York City subway faces two lawsuits over disabled access

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:49am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most of New York City's huge, aging subway system is inaccessible to disabled people, and its operator illegally discriminates against them by failing to fix the problems, disability rights advocates said in two lawsuits on Tuesday.

U.S. Supreme Court may limit where companies can be sued

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:26am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled a willingness to place limits on where corporations can be sued in a dispute involving drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, a potential setback to plaintiffs' lawyers who try to bring suits in friendly courts.

Mexico plans immediate action on US imports after WTO tuna ruling

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:16am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican economy ministry said on Tuesday it would immediately initiate the process of taking retaliatory steps against U.S. imports following a ruling by the World Trade Organization in Mexico's favor in a dispute over tuna.

Lawyer urges Trump to press Iran on jailed U.S. father and son at nuclear talks

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:30am
VIENNA (Reuters) - The lawyer of an American-Iranian father and son jailed in Iran called on U.S. President Donald Trump to get his officials to press for the men's release at nuclear talks with Tehran on Tuesday.

Police say 'minimal but necessary force' used on United passenger

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:42am
(Reuters) - A police officer said "minimal but necessary force" was used to remove a United Airlines customer from a plane in what has become a public relations disaster for the company.

Police say 'minimal but necessary force' used on United passenger

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:09am
(Reuters) - A police officer said "minimal but necessary force" was used to remove a United Airlines customer from a plane in what has become a public relations disaster for the company.

Waymo testing self-driving car ride service in Arizona

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:12am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo autonomous vehicle group will begin testing a self-driving car program for hundreds of families in Phoenix, Arizona and is buying 500 Chrysler minivans to do so, the companies said on Tuesday.

Ex-Guinea minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:33pm
(Reuters) - A former government minister in Guinea went to trial in New York on Monday on U.S. charges that he laundered $8.5 million in bribes he took in exchange for helping a Chinese company secure valuable mining rights.

State Department website posts article on Trump's Florida resort

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department website published an article this month about President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, stoking criticism from prominent ethics experts.

Teacher accused of kidnapping to face federal charges in Tennessee

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:23pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A former Tennessee schoolteacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old girl and taking her on a multistate odyssey that included sexual abuse before the pair were found in California will be returned to face federal kidnapping charges in Nashville.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush staying in hospital few more days

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:53pm
(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush will remain for a few more days in a Houston hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia, the hospital said on Monday.

Democratic state attorneys general decry student loan rework by Republicans

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been reworking student lending since her appointment in February, raising concerns among Democrats that she will undo former President Barack Obama's overhaul of college financial aid.

Obama makes no mention of Trump in first major post-presidential appearance

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:26pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Barack Obama, making his first major appearance since leaving the White House, made no mention on Monday of his successor, Donald Trump, but urged young people to get more involved in their communities at a time of stark political divides.

Trump-backed Navy expansion would boost costs some $400 billion over 30 years: study

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Expanding the U.S. Navy to 355 ships as recommended by military leaders and backed by President Donald Trump would cost some $400 billion more over the next 30 years than the currently planned 308-ship fleet, according to a study released on Monday.

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