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Two Bundy supporters convicted in Nevada: attorney

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:02pm
(Reuters) - A Nevada jury found two supporters of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy guilty on Monday of charges stemming from an armed standoff with federal authorities in 2014, an attorney for one of four other defendants in the case said.

Ex-Eaton Vance portfolio manager to plead guilty to fraud in U.S. court

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 2:35pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Eaton Vance Corp portfolio manager has agreed to plead guilty to having engaged in a fraudulent scheme involving call options that enabled him to illegally make $1.9 million, according to papers filed in Boston federal court on Monday.

UC Berkeley sued over Ann Coulter's planned visit

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 2:30pm
(Reuters) - Two groups that invited conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak at the University of California at Berkeley sued school officials on Monday, saying the school's decision to postpone her appearance violated their free speech rights.

Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:40am
(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the 534-day U.S. record for cumulative time in space on Monday and marked the occasion by speaking with President Donald Trump about plans for human trips to Mars.

Ex-Goldman programmer wins right to appeal conviction

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:38am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The nearly eight-year legal odyssey of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov is not over, after New York State's highest court agreed to review his reinstated conviction for stealing high-frequency trading code.

Liberal U.S. justices lean toward death row inmate in mental health dispute

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:18am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated support for a convicted murderer held on Alabama's death row who argued he had a right to an independent medical expert to assess his mental health and potentially help him avoid the death penalty.

Former Magyar Telekom executives settle FCPA charges with U.S. SEC

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:36am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former executives at the Hungarian telecommunications company Magyar Telekom will pay financial penalties and accept corporate officer and director bars to settle alleged anti-bribery law violations, U.S. regulators said Monday.

Anti-Semitic acts spiked since Trump election win, watchdog says

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:20am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anti-Semitic incidents, from bomb threats and cemetery desecration to assaults and bullying, have surged in the United States since the election of President Donald Trump, and a "heightened political atmosphere" played a role in the rise, the Anti-Defamation League said on Monday.

Lawyer representing United passenger takes on American Airlines

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:30am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lawyer representing Dr. David Dao, who was dragged from a United Airlines plane, said he will also represent a woman whose clash with an American Airlines flight attendant went viral over the weekend.

New Orleans removes first of four racially divisive statues

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:07am
(Reuters) - New Orleans on Monday removed a statue commemorating a racially charged incident, the first of four monuments that will be relocated to send a message of what the city's mayor called "diversity, inclusion and tolerance."

U.S. top court will not review Houston police shooting 'waistband' defense

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:53am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, turning down a chance to test the limits of police use of force, declined on Monday to revive an unarmed suspect's lawsuit accusing a Houston officer of unconstitutional excessive force for shooting him in the back after he reached for his own waistband.

U.S. top court preserves Alabama campaign finance curbs

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:45am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by an Alabama black-voter outreach group with close ties to the state's Democratic Party of a lower court's ruling that upheld a state ban on cash transfers between political action committees.

Funeral set for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:14am
BOSTON (Reuters) - The funeral of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will take place on Monday, five days after he was found hanged by a bed sheet in a Massachusetts prison in what state officials have ruled a suicide.

Congress returns as Trump pressures Democrats ahead of funding deadline

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:08am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a deadline looming this week to avert a U.S. government shutdown, Congress returns to work on Monday as President Donald Trump leans on Democrats to include funding for his promised border wall with Mexico in spending legislation.

St. Louis wins U.S. approval to explore airport privatization

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:02am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday it has granted preliminary approval to St. Louis to explore putting its city-owned airport under private management.

Arkansas plans to execute two convicts Monday

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:04am
(Reuters) - The state of Arkansas plans to execute two inmates on Monday evening, which would make it the first U.S. state in 17 years to put a pair of convicts to death on the same day.

Toddler among five dead in New York house fire

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:13pm
(Reuters) - Five people, including a 2-year-old toddler and two other children, died on Sunday in a house fire in the New York City borough of Queens, the city's deadliest such blaze in two years, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Trump condemns anti-Semitism on Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said anti-Semitism should be defeated and called the Holocaust the "darkest chapter of human history" in a video address on Sunday, following two missteps by his administration regarding statements about genocide during World War Two.

Florida evacuation orders lifted as rain quells wildfires

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 3:05pm
(Reuters) - Florida officials on Sunday lifted evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes threatened by wildfires in drought-stricken central and southwestern parts of the state, after rainfall helped firefighters battle the blazes.

Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday he expected Mexico to pay for the wall he has promised to build along the southern border, resuscitating a campaign promise that roiled U.S. relations with Mexico in the first week of his presidency.

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