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Vandal threw 'biblical text' into a Colorado mosque: police

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:56pm
DENVER (Reuters) - Investigators in Colorado searched on Monday for a man suspected of hurling a “biblical text” inside a mosque after smashing windows and a glass door of the Islamic center and overturning furniture inside, police said.

Platinum founder's lawyer says FBI may have leaked about fraud probe

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:16pm
(Reuters) - A lawyer defending Platinum Partners founder Mark Nordlicht against fraud charges said on Monday an FBI agent who admitted to leaking to the press on an insider trading probe of sports gambler William "Billy" Walters may also have leaked about Platinum.

Trump's childhood home fetches tidy sum for savvy New York investor

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York real estate investor has taken a page out of Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal" by selling the president's boyhood home for $2.14 million, or 54 percent more than the $1.39 million he paid in December, an auction house said on Monday.

New Jersey credit rating cut for 11th time under Christie

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's credit rating was cut on Monday, affecting $37 billion of debt, the 11th time Wall Street has downgraded the state's bonds since Governor Chris Christie took office in January 2010.

'Fearless Girl' extends face-off with Wall Street's 'Charging Bull'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The "Fearless Girl" statue in New York City, whose face-off with Wall Street's "Charging Bull" won her legions of fans in just three weeks, will hold her ground for at least another 11 months.

Mylan underpayment on EpiPen could exceed proposed settlement -study

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The amount that drugmaker Mylan NV avoided paying the U.S. government in Medicaid rebates for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment since 2007 likely exceeds a proposed $465 million settlement the company announced in October, according to a study by private drug pricing experts published on Monday.

How two teens in leggings became a PR mess for United Airlines

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - A bystander who touched off a social media furor after she saw United Airlines stop two teenage girls dressed in leggings from boarding a flight admitted on Monday that she did not fully grasp the situation when she started tweeting her indignation.

Eight Arkansas death row inmates sue to block executions over 10 days

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:32pm
(Reuters) - Eight Arkansas death row inmates who are scheduled to die over a 10-day period in April filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday to halt their executions, saying the state's rush to the death chamber was reckless and unconstitutional.

U.S. attorney general says sanctuary cities may lose federal grants

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may lose grants from the Justice Department.

Florida man kills one, wounds five in 'horrific' shooting: police

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:05pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A man killed his girlfriend and wounded five other people, including two children and a high school student at a bus stop, during a shooting spree in central Florida on Monday, police said.

U.S. states lower revenue estimates amid tax, economic uncertainty

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:25pm
(Reuters) - U.S. states are reducing their tax revenue forecasts due to concerns over a projected slump in economic growth, low oil prices, possible federal tax cuts and other factors, according to an analysis released on Monday.

U.S. top court considers changing where patent cases may be filed

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly courts, giving them the upper hand over high-technology companies such as Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google.

U.S. air travel at record high on U.S., foreign carriers in 2016

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:56am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. and foreign airlines in the United States carried a record number of passengers in 2016, according to the government office that tracks airline traffic, besting the previous all-time high by 3.5 percent.

Amtrak train derails in Chicago, no injuries reported: local media

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:39am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Amtrak train derailed outside Union Station in Chicago on Monday but there were no immediate reports of any injuries, a local NBC affiliate reported.

Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:48am
(Reuters) - Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said.

Firefighters battle major building fire in Oakland, California

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:54am
(Reuters) - Firefighting crews were battling a major four-alarm fire at a residential building in Oakland, California on Monday and "multiple" rescues had been made there, firefighters and local media reported.

New York police officer who fatally shot Bronx teen resigns

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:25am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A white New York City police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in his Bronx apartment in 2012 has resigned, ending years of legal action and investigations into the case, the police department said.

Two remain critically wounded from deadly Ohio nightclub shooting

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:05am
(Reuters) - Two victims of a weekend nightclub shooting in Ohio that left one person dead and 15 hurt remain in critical condition, with three other victims listed as stable, a hospital spokeswoman said on Monday.

Supreme Court rejects bid to revive $7.25 billion credit card settlement

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by retailers to revive a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement they reached with Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc over claims the card networks improperly fixed credit and debit card fees.

'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 6:41am
(Reuters) - Since President Donald Trump's election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York's Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw.

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