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Yurts, cleats, coats: Dakota protesters dig in for brutal winter

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 3:01pm
CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - In North Dakota, winter is most definitely coming.

At least nine dead in California warehouse fire

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:34am
(Reuters) - At least nine people were dead and 13 others missing after a fire broke out during a party in a warehouse in Oakland, California, local media reported on Saturday, quoting city fire officials.

U.S. veterans to meet with tribe elders in pipeline protest

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 3:37am
CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation.

FBI captures a Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive in Los Angeles

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:06pm
(Reuters) - Federal authorities in Los Angeles took a man believed to be Marlon Jones, one of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted," into custody on Friday, the day after he was placed on the list for a fatal shooting at a birthday party in October, the agency said.

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recovering well after Antarctic evacuation

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:40pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, posted photos on Saturday of his recovery in a New Zealand hospital after he was evacuated from the South Pole due to illness.

Man stabbed to death on California university campus

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who may have been a faculty member at the University of Southern California was stabbed to death on the downtown Los Angeles campus on Friday, and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said.

Airbnb, New York City settle rental law lawsuit

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Airbnb Inc and New York City said on Friday they had resolved a lawsuit brought by the company challenging a law it argued could expose it to significant penalties for advertising short-term apartment rentals.

Wal-Mart to settle U.S. lawsuit over benefits for same-sex spouses

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 5:06pm
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday said it would pay $7.5 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit claiming it discriminated against gay employees nationwide by denying health benefits to their spouses.

Accused Romanian-born arms trafficker gets 10 years in U.S. prison

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Romanian-born man was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison after he was convicted on U.S. charges that he conspired with two former European officials to sell $17 million worth of weapons to undercover informants posing as Colombian rebels.

Additional charge for Michigan man in counterterrorism probe

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:29pm
(Reuters) - A Michigan man arrested earlier this year in a federal counterterrorism probe has been indicted on a new charge of receiving explosive materials with the intent to harm or kill, according to court documents.

New York City seeks U.S. funds for $1 million daily security costs for Trump

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 2:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two members of New York City's council are calling on President-elect Donald Trump to provide federal funds to reimburse the city for the $1 million-a-day cost of protecting him and his family in their home in Trump Tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.

Texas prosecutor may drop assault charge under deal with Manziel

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 2:33pm
DALLAS (Reuters) - Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has agreed to take an anger management course and be treated for substance abuse under a deal that could lead to the dismissal of a charge that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend earlier this year.

U.S. health spending in 2015 rose at fastest rate since 2007

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:12pm
(Reuters) - U.S. health spending in 2015 rose at its fastest rate since 2007, driven by expanded access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act and high-priced specialty drugs, according to government figures released on Friday.

Exclusive: Standards council to investigate New Oriental after Reuters report

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:57pm
MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. standards-setting body said it would investigate New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc in the wake of a Reuters report that detailed allegations of academic fraud at the company.

U.S. top court to hear printer cartridge dispute on patent rights

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by printer cartridge reseller Impression Products Inc of a lower court ruling finding it liable for infringing patent rights of Lexmark International Inc when it imported Lexmark's toner products back to the United States after they were sold abroad.

Supreme Court takes Christian-affiliated hospital pension case

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:40pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear appeals by Christian-affiliated hospital systems of lower court rulings that gave the green light to employee lawsuits accusing them of wrongly claiming a religious exemption from federal pension law.

United Airlines to pay $2.4 million over flight perks to Port Authority executive

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Airlines' parent company will pay $2.4 million to settle civil charges, after it reinstated an unprofitable flight route to accommodate former Port Authority Chairman David Samson, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said.

Suspect released in Louisiana shooting death of ex-NFL player: reports

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:57am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man suspected of shooting and killing former National Football League player Joe McKnight Thursday in a possible road rage incident was released from custody Friday with no charges filed against him, according to multiple media reports.

Jurors deliberate for third day in ex-South Carolina cop's murder trial

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:26am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A state judge on Friday refused to define the words "fear" and "passion" for jurors deciding whether a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a fleeing black motorist last year is guilty of murder.

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