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EPA chief says public climate debate may be launched in January

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency unwinds Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

Gold trader Zarrab says he was threatened in jail for cooperating with U.S.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:01pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in a criminal trial involving sanctions against Iran said on Thursday that he was removed from a New York federal jail after another inmate threatened to kill him for cooperating with authorities.

U.S. delays rule on methane emissions from federal lands

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will delay an Obama-era rule limiting emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on federal and tribal lands, it said on Thursday, a move slammed by environmentalists.

Ex-South Carolina cop gets 20 years in prison for black motorist's death

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:51pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The white former policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison, with a federal judge ruling that the killing amounted to murder.

U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years for child pornography

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:39pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation.

Gunman, two students dead after New Mexico high school shooting

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:38pm
(Reuters) - A suspected shooter opened fire at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, killing two students before being killed, according to police and officials from the nearby Navajo Nation.

U.S. Justice Department taps prosecutor to oversee asset forfeiture program

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has tapped a North Carolina-based prosecutor for a new role designed to provide more checks and balances to its civil asset forfeiture program, following criticism of its abuse by the police.

Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Warren Moon denies harassment claim

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:51pm
(Reuters) - Professional football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon denied accusations of sexual harassment by a woman who was an executive assistant to the former National Football League player at the sports marketing firm he co-founded.

Low water halts shipping on Ohio River near Paducah, Ky.: U.S.Army Corps

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:36pm
(Reuters) - The Ohio River was closed to shipping traffic at locks and dam 52 in Paducah, Kentucky, on Wednesday due to low water after a vessel ran aground in the area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Thursday.

EPA chief says may launch public climate debate in January

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency continued to unwind Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

Gunman, two others dead after New Mexico high school shooting

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:16pm
(Reuters) - A shooter opened fire at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, killing two students before being shot dead, according to police and officials from the nearby Navajo Nation.

Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Warren Moon accused of sexual harassment

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:58am
(Reuters) - Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked for the former National Football League player's sports marketing firm.

Ex-South Carolina cop sentenced to 20 years in prison for black motorist's death

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:52am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a 2015 traffic stop was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in federal prison for violating the motorist's civil rights.

U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:50am
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation, local media reported.

WikiLeaks faces U.S. probes into its 2016 election role and CIA leaks: sources

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:43am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are facing multiple investigations by U.S. authorities, including three congressional probes and a federal criminal inquiry, sources familiar with the investigations said.

Exclusive: U.N. watchdogs call for probe of Taser assaults in U.S. jails

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:32am
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. special rapporteur on torture urged U.S. authorities to investigate and weigh criminal charges against jail officials in Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Arkansas for the “clearly gratuitous infliction of severe pain and suffering” from the use of Tasers on inmates, citing a Reuters report this week.

Ex-South Carolina cop's shooting of motorist was murder: judge

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:51am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina police officer who pleaded guilty to violating an unarmed black motorist's civil rights in a 2015 fatal shooting committed second-degree murder, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

Indiana officer suspended for 'white male privilege' remark to learn fate

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:05am
(Reuters) - A female Indiana police officer suspended after calling out a fellow officer for "white male privilege" during a transgender awareness training session may learn her job status on Thursday.

Southern California fires force 200,000 people to flee

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:33am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of Los Angeles area schools shut their doors on Thursday as raging wildfires wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing about 200,000 people to flee and destroying hundreds of houses.

Just subtract water - how a dry spell allowed winds to lash California with flames

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:14am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hot, dry Santa Ana winds will likely whip up the unseasonably fierce wildfires ravaging Southern California on Thursday, forecasters said. The gales have come at the worst time, at the end of a long dry spell.

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