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U.S. trade panel set to recommend solar trade tariffs

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:10am
(Reuters) - Federal trade officials on Tuesday will recommend measures to safeguard struggling domestic solar panel manufacturers against cheap imports in a closely watched case that could have a major impact on the price of U.S. solar power.

U.S. drug pricing watchdog gets funding to expand efforts

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:04am
(Reuters) - A U.S. independent nonprofit organization that evaluates the clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Tuesday it has received significant new funding that will enable it to greatly expand its work.

Out for votes: Battle over rights inspires more U.S. transgender candidates

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:10am
(Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Danica Roem has been called a man by conservative opponents attacking her views on LGBT rights as she campaigns to become the United States' only transgender state legislator.

Defense to push for leniency for U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:03am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will build their case on Tuesday for why he should be spared prison time for walking off his Afghanistan post in June 2009 and endangering the troops who searched for him.

One dead at University of Utah shooting, police search for suspect

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:50pm
(Reuters) - One person was killed in a shooting at the University of Utah where students were told to shelter in place after a report of shots fired near the campus on Monday, local media reported.

NFL: Court denies Elliott's injunction request

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:09pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension is again in effect after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied Monday a request for a preliminary injunction.

Exclusive: U.S. needs to improve oversight of labs handling dangerous pathogens - report

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:06pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A year-long audit of the program overseeing U.S. labs that handle lethal pathogens such as Ebola and anthrax found overworked safety inspectors, an absence of independent review and weak biosafety protections that could expose lab workers and the public to harm, a government report will say on Tuesday.

University of Utah tells students to take shelter after report of shots fired

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:44pm
(Reuters) - The University of Utah told students to shelter in place after a report of shots fired near the campus on Monday.