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Feb 21, 2019

Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation
Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

FBI investigating deadly police raid in Houston
The FBI is investigating a Houston police drug raid last month that left two suspects dead and several officers wounded, following allegations the operation was based on false information, agency officials said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

West Virginia teachers to return to work after two-day strike
Union leaders for West Virginia teachers ended a two-day strike on Wednesday that they had called to oppose charter schools, clearing the way for classes to resume for about 270,000 students.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack
Actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Wednesday as they sought his arrest.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

Woman who joined Islamic State cannot return to U.S., Pompeo says
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday a woman born in the United States who joined the Islamic State militant group did not qualify for U.S. citizenship and had no legal basis to return to the country.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

U.S. arrests Coast Guard officer who planned mass attack: prosecutors
U.S. authorities have arrested a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who described himself as a white nationalist and amassed a cache of weapons to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to court documents.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

North Carolina Republican's son says warned father about operative's past
The son of the Republican candidate in a disputed congressional race in North Carolina said on Wednesday he warned his father to be suspicious of a political operative now accused of running an illegal ballot operation to sway the November 2018 election.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

New York City settles U.S. claims over Superstorm Sandy
New York City reached a $5.3 million settlement on Wednesday to resolve charges it improperly billed the U.S. government for damage to city vehicles caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

Constitution's 'excessive fines' ban bolstered by U.S. high court
In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S. Constitution's ban on "excess fines" applies to states as well as the federal government.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

In U.S., pope's summit on sex abuse seen as too little, too late
In the study of his home outside Washington, former priest Tom Doyle searched a shelf packed with books to find the thick report that led him to walk away from the priesthood and become an advocate for victims of sexual abuse by clergymen.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

Snow, sleet threaten U.S. East Coast, hinder hundreds of flights
A winter storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday, threatening to snarl New York City's evening commute after hindering air travel along the East Coast and prompting the shutdown of federal offices in Washington.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

U.S. sues New York City over Superstorm Sandy claims
The United States filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing New York City of violating the federal False Claims Act by obtaining improper reimbursements for vehicles the city claimed were damaged beyond repair during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

U.S. judge dismisses boys' lawsuit against Trump climate rollbacks
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing climate change, saying the court does not have power to tell the White House what to do.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

Trump 'fear-mongering' fuels rise of U.S. hate groups to record: watchdog
The number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday, attributing the increase largely to anti-immigrant rhetoric from President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

'El Chapo' lawyers may challenge conviction over juror remarks
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may file a motion challenging his conviction on 10 criminal counts, after a juror told Vice News that jurors read media coverage of the case and discussed it with one another while the trial was going on, one of Guzman's lawyers said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

Charter school battle extends West Virginia teacher strike
West Virginia teachers were on strike for a second day on Wednesday, canceling classes for about 270,000 students in a bid to defeat a bill that would allow the state's first seven charter schools to open.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

Consultant says unaware of fraud in U.S. House race in North Carolina
A political consultant told North Carolina's elections board on Wednesday he was not aware an operative working for their Republican candidate had devised an unlawful absentee ballot operation that investigators say was an effort to sway a close congressional race.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

White House readies panel to question security risks of climate
The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

Number of U.S. hate groups hits all-time high, watchdog says
The number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high in 2018, reflecting an increasingly divisive debate on immigration and demographic change, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

West Virginia teachers extend strike in charter schools battle
West Virginia teachers were on strike for a second straight day on Wednesday, canceling classes for about 270,000 students and keeping up pressure against a bill that would allow the state's first seven charter schools to open.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

U.S. high court buttresses constitutional ban on 'excessive fines'
In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S. Constitution's ban on "excess fines" applies to states as well as the federal government.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

North Carolina hearing on alleged election fraud enters third day
North Carolina election officials were to hear a third day of testimony about an investigation into an alleged election fraud scheme led by a Republican operative to sway a close and still unsettled congressional race.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

Schools shut, flights canceled as storm sweeps U.S. Midwest, East Coast
A winter storm swept across much of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast on Wednesday, hampering air travel and prompting officials to close federal offices in Washington and several large public school systems.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

West Virginia teacher strike heads into second day in charter schools fight
A union for West Virginia teachers carried its strike into a second day on Wednesday, despite a retreat by the state legislature on one of their key demands.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

West Virginia teacher strike heads into third day in charter schools fight
A union for West Virginia teachers carried its strike into a third day on Wednesday, despite a retreat by the state legislature on one of their key demands.

Reuters US News
Feb 20, 2019

Colorado man beat fiancé to death with bat, burned body: police
A Colorado man accused of murdering his fiancé last November beat the young mother to death with a baseball bat before burning her body, a homicide investigator told a hearing on Tuesday, a court official said.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

West Virginia teachers to continue strike, in charter schools fight
A union for West Virginia teachers vowed on Tuesday to continue their strike to oppose charter schools, expressing distrust of lawmakers despite scoring a legislative victory.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as Justice Dept. No. 2: senior official
President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy U.S. attorney general, the White House said on Tuesday night, the latest shuffle in the Justice Department at a time when it faces close scrutiny over its Russia investigation.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Illinois mass shooting reveals gaps in gun laws; state seeks to close them
The governor of Illinois vowed on Tuesday to seek tighter gun control measures after learning the man who shot five co-workers dead last week was wrongly granted a firearms permit but never forced to surrender his weapon.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Pressure mounts on Alabama publisher after he urges KKK to 'ride again'
Alabama elected officials and journalism organizations condemned as hateful on Tuesday a small town newspaper's editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to "ride again," as pressure mounted on the publisher to resign.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds
The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it will cancel $929 million in federal funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project and is "actively exploring every legal option" to seek the return of $2.5 billion the state has already received.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Mississippi man died after beating by sheriff's officers, lawsuit says
The mother of a Mississippi man who died in jail within 24 hours of his arrest on a trespassing charge last year filed a lawsuit on Monday, saying that he was beaten and pepper-sprayed while handcuffed and accusing local jailers of "routinely" using "barbaric measures."

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Trump signs directive in step to create U.S. Space Force
Republican U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a directive to start the lengthy process of creating a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space, the U.S. Space Force.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Bernie Sanders faces new challenges in crowded 2020 U.S. presidential race
Bernie Sanders is back for another White House run, but this one promises to be far different than the improbable 2016 presidential campaign that made the Vermont senator a political force.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration
President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Justice Thomas assails landmark U.S. libel ruling that protects media
Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark 1964 ruling that made it harder for public figures to sue for defamation, a precedent that has served as powerful protection for the news media.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. seeks return of $2.5 billion California high-speed rail funds
The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it will cancel $929 million in federal grant funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project and is "actively exploring every legal option" to seek the return of $2.5 billion the state has already received.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million
A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, at the center of a videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial involving a Native American activist sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper "vilified" him because he is white.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

North Carolina poll workers admit improperly running early results
North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting irregularities in a still unsettled congressional race.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

North Carolina poll workers admit they improperly ran early voting results
North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting irregularities in a still-unsettled congressional race.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Justice Thomas calls for reconsidering landmark U.S. defamation ruling
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the court to reconsider its landmark precedent that made it harder for public figures to sue for defamation even as he joined in a decision to end a defamation suit against comedian Bill Cosby.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

N.C. poll workers admit they improperly ran early voting results
North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting irregularities in a still-unsettled congressional race.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court bars Texas from executing death row inmate
Texas cannot execute a black death row inmate convicted in the 1980 Houston murder of a grocery store clerk, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, concluding that he is intellectually disabled and therefore exempt from capital punishment.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Key White House deputy press secretary to leave for private sector
Lindsay Walters, one of the original communications officials in U.S. President Donald Trump's White House, plans to resign soon to join the private sector, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

West Virginia lawmakers reject charter school bill in victory for striking teachers
Striking teachers in West Virginia celebrated on Tuesday as lawmakers rejected a bill that would have opened seven charter schools, a proposal they saw as taking money from public schools.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Trump signs directive in move to create a U.S. Space Force
President Donald Trump on Tuesday took a step toward creating a U.S. Space Force, a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

West Virginia teachers strike again, this time over charter schools
Teachers in West Virginia went on strike on Tuesday for the second time in a year, with the teachers' union blasting a bill that could bring taxpayer-funded charter schools to the state as an act of retaliation by state lawmakers for last year's strike.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. top court rejects bid to block Indivior opioid drug copycat
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Indivior Plc on Tuesday, clearing the way for a copycat version of the British pharmaceutical firm's lucrative opioid addiction treatment Suboxone Film in a victory for India-based generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts
Roger Stone, a former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, was ordered to appear in court this week over Instagram posts that appeared to threaten the judge presiding over his criminal trial.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. top court takes case that could limit water pollution law
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting environmentalists against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Hawaii water pollution dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting an environmental group against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. top court rejects Maryland bid to revive drug price-gouging law
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Maryland's bid to revive a law aimed at preventing price gouging by pharmaceutical companies, dealing a setback to the power of states to rein in prescription drug costs.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate for second time
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday for a second time ruled in favor of a black death row inmate from Texas whose lawyers have said is intellectually disabled and therefore exempt from capital punishment.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs defamation suit against Cosby
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up a case related to sexual misconduct allegations against Bill Cosby, refusing to consider reviving a defamation lawsuit against the comedian filed by a woman who said he falsely called her a liar after she accused him of raping her in 1974.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. top court rejects ex-congressman's appeal in spending scandal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by Republican former congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned in 2015 amid questions about spending on his lavish "Downton Abbey"-inspired Washington office, to escape charges accusing him of defauding the government while a member of the House of Representatives.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

North Carolina officials probe alleged ballot fraud in U.S. House vote
North Carolina election officials on Tuesday were to hear a second day of evidence concerning what investigators called a Republican political operative's scheme to tip a congressional race in his party's favor with unlawful absentee ballots.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Mexican national dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody
A 45-year-old man from Mexico died on Monday after being taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody last month on suspicion of illegal entry at the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said.

Reuters US News
Feb 19, 2019

Sixteen rescued from SeaWorld ride hanging over a California bay
Sixteen people were trapped for about four hours in gondolas hanging over a California bay on a chilly Monday night at SeaWorld San Diego after wind gusts tripped an electric circuit breaker, officials said.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

Former Trump adviser Stone apologizes to judge after photo post
President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone apologized on Monday after posting on Instagram a photo of the judge overseeing his trial for allegedly making false statements to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

Leader of U.S. anti-harassment group Time's Up resigns
The president and chief executive of Time's Up, a group dedicated to fighting sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace, has resigned in order to focus on undisclosed family concerns, Time's Up said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March: official
Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds
A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote
A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina's 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence, an election official said on Monday at a hearing that could lead to a new vote in the disputed contest.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights
Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S. Air Force told Reuters Monday it will push Congress to enact a tenant bill of rights allowing families the power to withhold rent or break leases to escape unsafe conditions.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration
Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday's Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

N.C. congressional contest marred by voter fraud scheme: official
An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" to influence the vote's outcome, a state election board official said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

FAA investigates Southwest over baggage weight discrepancies: WSJ
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Southwest Airlines Co for widespread failure to accurately track the combined weight of checked bags loaded onto its jets, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

N.C. congressional contest marred by absentee ballot scheme: official
An investigation of a disputed 2018 congressional contest in North Carolina has uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme," the state's elections board executive director said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

U.S. FAA investigates Southwest over baggage weight discrepancies: WSJ
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Southwest Airlines Co for widespread failure to accurately track the combined weight of checked bags loaded onto its jets, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR
Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, to be aired early Monday.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

Critics urge Presidents Day protests against Trump's emergency declaration
Activists called for nationwide protests on Monday's Presidents Day holiday to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Reuters US News
Feb 18, 2019

North Carolina board to hear evidence on election fraud claim
North Carolina election officials on Monday will begin hearing evidence on allegations that absentee ballots unlawfully collected by a Republican operative may have tipped a tight November U.S. congressional election in favor of a Republican candidate.

Reuters US News
Feb 17, 2019

Thousands brave freezing cold in vigil for Illinois shooting victims
More than 2,000 people braved icy rain in sub-freezing temperatures in Illinois on Sunday for a vigil paying respects to five people killed and five police officers wounded by a factory worker who opened fire on Friday after losing his job.

Reuters US News
Feb 17, 2019

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with 'Empire' actor
Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

Reuters US News
Feb 17, 2019

Alabama jury awards $152 million in Ford Explorer rollover case
An Alabama jury awarded $151.8 million to a young man paralyzed in 2015 rollover accident involving a Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, Ford and lawyers in the case said on Sunday.

Reuters US News
Feb 17, 2019

Ex-congressman Weiner released from prison after sexting scandal
Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman who helped play a role in Hillary Clinton's defeat in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has been released from federal prison after serving about 14 months for exchanging sexually explicit texts with a 15-year-old girl.

Reuters US News
Feb 17, 2019

Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting
The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church's credibility, but critics say it is too little, too late.

Reuters US News
Feb 17, 2019

California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is 'imminent'
California will "imminently" challenge President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to obtain funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction
The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five policemen at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who nevertheless obtained a state permit to buy a firearm despite being legally barred from owning one, authorities said on Saturday.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

U.S. military not decided yet on necessity of border wall
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

U.S. not decided yet on military necessity of border wall: Shanahan
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

Illinois factory gunman killed five victims after being fired
The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five police officers at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who had just been fired, and the plant manager and a young intern were among his victims, authorities said on Saturday.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

Illinois factory gunman killed 5 victims after being fired
The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five police officers at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who had just been fired, and the plant manager and a young intern were among his victims, authorities said on Saturday.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims
Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, dies at 85
Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who was witness to history in the "Camelot" White House, married a prince and counted Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Rudolf Nureyev as friends in a star-studded life, has died at the age of 85, according to U.S. media reports.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

Illinois factory gunman killed victims after being fired
The gunman who killed five fellow workers at an Illinois factory had just been fired, and the plant manager and a human resources official were among his victims, authorities said on Saturday.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

Illinois factory gunman killed victims after being fired: police
The gunman who killed five fellow workers at an Illinois factory on Friday had just been terminated, and the plant manager and a human resources official were among his victims, authorities said on Saturday.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes
Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican said on Saturday.

Reuters US News
Feb 16, 2019

Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting
A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said.

Reuters US News
Feb 15, 2019

Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'
When Gary Martin came to work at the Henry Pratt valve manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, he was told he was being terminated from his job. Shortly thereafter, Martin pulled out his Smith & Wesson revolver and opened fire.

Reuters US News
Feb 15, 2019

Suspects in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor released
Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago were released on Friday, police said.

Reuters US News
Feb 15, 2019

Texas landowners file first lawsuit to block Trump's national emergency declaration
Three Texas landowners and an environmental group filed the first lawsuit on Friday challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen said.

Reuters US News
Feb 15, 2019

Senate inquiry to probe Russian agent's meetings with Treasury, Fed
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has launched an inquiry into meetings in 2015 between top Obama administration officials, a Russian central banker and Maria Butina, who has pleaded guilty to conspiring to work as a Russian agent to influence American foreign policy.

Reuters US News
Feb 15, 2019

Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle
Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.

Reuters US News
Feb 15, 2019

Trump to nominate Jeffrey Byard as U.S. emergency management chief
President Donald Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey Byard, a senior official at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be its administrator, replacing Brock Long who said this week he was resigning, the White House said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Feb 15, 2019

Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse
A gunman opened fire in an industrial warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was slain, law enforcement officials said.

Reuters US News
Feb 15, 2019

Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue
A senior Amazon.com Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face "dehumanizing conditions" as being untrue and invited her to take a tour of company facilities.

Reuters US News
Feb 15, 2019

U.S. court faults Puerto Rico board appointments, keeps bankruptcy alive
A U.S. Appeals Court ruled on Friday that members of Puerto Rico's federally created oversight board were unconstitutionally appointed but declined to dismiss the bankruptcy cases the board filed for the U.S. commonwealth.

Reuters US News
Feb 15, 2019

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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