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Grandson of late mob boss Gotti pleads guilty to drug charges

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The grandson of former New York mob boss John Gotti pleaded guilty on Wednesday to selling illegal opioids, according to prosecutors.

Matsuo Electric to plead guilty to price fixing in U.S.

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Matsuo Electric Co Ltd and one of its executives have agreed to plead guilty to fixing prices and rigging bids for electrolytic capacitors that regulate current in a broad range of electronics, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Texas mosque fire called arson, reward offered: ATF

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:42pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A January fire that gutted a Texas mosque has been ruled arson, with a reward of up to $30,000 offered for tips leading to arrests, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on Wednesday.

NSA contractor indicted for theft of classified data

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:16pm
(Reuters) - A former National Security Agency contractor was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges he willfully retained national defense information, in what U.S. officials have said may have been the largest heist of classified government information in history.

Boy Scouts of America welcomes first transgender member

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 9-year-old New Jersey boy has become the first transgender member recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, which last week said it would accept children into its century-old programs based on the gender indicated on their applications.

Mother sues Pennsylvania school district over lead-tainted water

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A mother has sued a Pennsylvania school district for a delay in telling parents that the water at her daughter's school was contaminated with toxic levels of lead, according to a complaint filed in U.S. federal court on Wednesday.

Daredevil Nik Wallenda involved in Florida circus high-wire fall

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:00pm
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Acrobat Nik Wallenda was rehearsing an eight-person pyramid stunt on the high wire at a Florida circus when five performers fell from about 20 to 25 feet (60-75 meters) on Wednesday, authorities said.

U.S. judge says Trump order could impact HSBC executive's UK trip

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:23pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Brooklyn on Wednesday signaled that President Donald Trump's stance on immigration may justify rejecting a HSBC Holdings Plc executive's request to return to England while awaiting a U.S. trial on fraud charges.

Arizona man who supported Texas attack sentenced to 30 years in prison

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:03pm
(Reuters) - An Arizona man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring to support the Islamic State for his role in planning a May 2015 shooting in Garland, Texas, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Michigan governor eyes lower assumed investment rate for pensions

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:49pm
(Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday unveiled a plan to drop the assumed rate of investment return for the state's retirement funds to 7.5 percent from the current 8 percent.

North Dakota tribe says running out of options to stop pipeline

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:46pm
HOUSTON/CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - The leader of a Native American tribe attempting to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline said on Wednesday the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe may have exhausted legal options to stop the project after the company building it won federal permission to tunnel under the Missouri River.

Canada says would respond if U.S. imposed new border tariffs

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:39pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada strongly opposes the idea of the United States imposing new border tariffs and would respond appropriately to any such move, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters on Wednesday.

Connecticut governor seeks cuts, labor savings, to close budget hole

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:32pm
(Reuters) - Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy on Wednesday proposed nearly $1.4 billion of spending cuts, including big savings from negotiations with labor unions, to help close a $1.7 billion budget hole in fiscal 2018.

Washington lawyer charged with trying to sell sealed lawsuit

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:26pm
(Reuters) - A Washington lawyer from a major law firm was wearing a wig as a disguise when he was arrested last week trying to sell a copy of a secret lawsuit against a California technology security company for $310,000, according to a criminal complaint.

Trump, aviation execs to discuss infrastructure Thursday: sources

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. aviation executives will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss the industry's aging airports and air traffic control reform, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Trump criticizes Nordstrom after store reportedly curbs deal with Ivanka Trump

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:08am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Nordstrom Inc for what he said was its unfair treatment of his daughter Ivanka.

Icy morning leads to massive car crashes in northeastern U.S.

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 9:32am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Icy weather on Wednesday morning snarled travel through parts of the northeastern United States, with state police in Massachusetts reporting that 55 cars were involved in a series of crashes outside Boston.

Man suspected of killing four women in U.S. south found dead: police

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:36pm
(Reuters) - A man wanted for killing four women during a week-long crime spree in the Florida panhandle area shot himself dead in a Georgia motel room and his female accomplice was arrested after a stand off with police on Tuesday, police said.

Idaho man pleads guilty to hate crime in beating death of gay man

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:15pm
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - An Idaho man who admitted fatally beating a gay man by kicking him up to 30 times with his steel-toed boots pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal hate crime, U.S. attorneys said.

Quarter of U.S. tech workers perceive discrimination: survey

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:13pm
(Reuters) - About a quarter of U.S. workers in the technology sector, which has faced criticism for a lack of diversity, said they felt discrimination at their workplace in a survey released on Tuesday by job site Indeed.com.

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