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Four missing after small plane crashes into California house

44 min 7 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four people were missing and a fifth was taken to a hospital in critical condition on Monday after a small plane crashed into a home near the airport in Riverside, California, local news media reported.

Arkansas sets eight executions for April despite drug shortage

44 min 40 sec ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas on Monday scheduled eight executions for April, the U.S. state's first since 2005, despite lacking one of the three drugs needed to put the men to death.

U.S. attorney general still deciding whether to impose reforms on Chicago police

2 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday the Justice Department was still deciding whether it would seek to impose reforms on the Chicago police force, which was the subject of a critical report by the former Obama administration.

Morgan Stanley gave some clients incorrect tax information

3 hours 1 min ago
(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley gave some wealth management clients incorrect information on taxes that caused some to underpay and others to overpay, according to a regulatory filing on Monday.

Georgia pair sentenced to prison over Confederate flag confrontation

3 hours 4 min ago
(Reuters) - A Georgia judge sentenced a man and a woman to spend years in prison on Monday for their roles in a 2015 Confederate flag display that disturbed a group of black people attending a child's birthday party, prosecutors said.

Chicago schools seek immediate halt to 'discriminatory' state funding

3 hours 24 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS) asked a state court on Monday to order an immediate halt to what it called Illinois' practice of monetarily discriminating against the city's students.

California demands details of Trump administration immigration arrests

3 hours 42 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California legislative leaders on Monday demanded detailed information from the Trump administration on immigration arrests and raids in the most populous U.S. state, amid growing concern that agents are targeting non-criminals for deportation.

U.S. drops some claims against Texas voter ID law

4 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department, in a shift from its stance under former President Barack Obama, is dropping a discrimination claim against a Texas law that required voters to present identification at the polls, according to a draft court filing the agency sent the law's opponents on Monday.

Man who scaled New York's Trump Tower pleads guilty to charges

5 hours 52 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Donald Trump supporter who climbed 21 floors of Trump Tower in New York last August using suction cups and a harness, pleaded guilty on Monday to reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, a prosecutor's spokesman said.

U.S. appeals court will not put Trump travel ban case on hold

6 hours 26 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a U.S. Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Judge certifies NY class action over big debt collector's high rates

7 hours 2 min ago
(Reuters) - A federal judge has certified a class-action lawsuit accusing the big U.S. debt collector Midland Funding LLC of violating New York usury laws by charging thousands of struggling borrowers interest rates above 25 percent when trying to collect.

Trump concerned about attacks on Jewish cemeteries: White House

7 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is concerned about vandalism at Jewish cemeteries and condemns anti-Semitic and other hateful acts, the White House said on Monday.

U.S. Jewish centers report another wave of hoax bomb threats

7 hours 39 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jewish community centers and schools in at least 11 U.S. states reported getting bomb threats on Monday, the JCC Association of North America said, the fifth wave of such threats this year that have stoked fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitism.

Minnesota officer pleads not guilty in shooting death of black motorist

8 hours 26 min ago
(Reuters) - A Minnesota police officer pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter on Monday for the fatal shooting of a black motorist that sparked outrage when the moments that followed were broadcast on social media, according to a court official.

Kansas man charged with murder of Indian engineer due in court

8 hours 39 min ago
OLATHE, KS (Reuters) - A white U.S. Navy veteran charged with murdering an Indian software engineer at a Kansas bar was due in court on Monday over the shooting, which federal authorities are probing as a possible hate crime.

U.S. justices skeptical of sex offender social media ban

8 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared poised to strike down a North Carolina law banning convicted sex offenders from Facebook and other social media sites because it runs afoul of free speech rights under the U.S. Constitution.

Pentagon delivers draft plan to defeat Islamic State to White House

9 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Pentagon-led preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State has been delivered to the White House and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will brief senior administration officials later on Monday, a Defense Department spokesman told reporters.

Retired U.S. military officers urge Congress to fully fund diplomacy, aid

9 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 120 retired U.S. generals and admirals urged Congress on Monday to fully fund U.S. diplomacy and foreign aid, the same government functions expected to be targeted for cuts in President Donald Trump's first budget proposal.

Trump meets insurers, promises catastrophic year for Obamacare

9 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told several chief executives of large insurance companies on Monday that 2017 will be a "catastrophic" year for the Affordable Care Act as he seeks to make good on a campaign promise to repeal the measure.

U.S. top court rejects challenge to political ad disclosure rules

10 hours 23 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld federal disclosure rules for political advertising, rejecting an appeal by a Denver-based libertarian think tank that wanted to run an ad without being forced to divulge its major donors.