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Unruly passenger aboard Hawaii flight prompted bomb scare: FBI

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:11pm
(Reuters) - A Turkish man prompted a bomb scare aboard a weekend American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu through a series of outbursts culminating in a desperate scuffle with crew members and fellow passengers, the FBI said in court documents filed on Monday.

Los Angeles art dealer gets jail for bilking clients out of $1 million

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:04pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former Los Angeles art dealer who prosecutors say embezzled more than $1 million from clients including former Walt Disney Co President Michael Ovitz was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail.

Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:46pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A West Virginia man was arrested on Monday and charged with fraudulently claiming he could sell some of the $500 million in artwork stolen from a Boston museum a quarter century ago, even though he had no access to the long-sought masterpieces.

Ex-employee of U.S. defense firm pleads guilty in espionage case

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:46pm
(Reuters) - A former employee of a U.S. defense contractor has pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to sell sensitive satellite information to a person he believed was a Russian intelligence agent, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

Three teenagers denied bail in Mississippi boy's shooting death

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:25pm
(Reuters) - Three Mississippi teenagers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy killed last week after his mother's car was stolen from a grocery store parking lot were denied bail on Monday, local media reported.

Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:19pm
(Reuters) - A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism.

Texas House set to pass 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:42pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas House of Representatives is expected to give formal approval on Monday to a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender students in public schools, a measure that critics say promotes discrimination against such children.

Scandal-plagued Fox News hit with more lawsuits in U.S. court

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:21pm
(Reuters) - Fox News was hit with new sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits on Monday, adding to the catalog of complaints that has rattled the U.S. cable news network and its corporate parent 21st Century Fox Inc .

U.S. to release grant funds for California transit project

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday it will release grant funds for a project to electrify a northern California transit project.

Father of tourist killed in NYC attack: 'She loved Times Square'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A framed tribute from the father of an 18-year-old Michigan woman killed last week in New York's Times Square appeared on Monday morning near the spot where a driver intentionally hit her, circled by a rain-soaked mound of flowers and stuffed toys.

Alcoholics Anonymous sues to recover original manuscript

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:50pm
(Reuters) - The original manuscript that became the basis for Alcoholics Anonymous is the subject of a new lawsuit by the organization, which wants to reclaim it before it can be auctioned next month.

New England prep school: 13 past staffers engaged in sexual misconduct

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:47pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - An elite New Hampshire prep school acknowledged on Monday that 13 former members of its staff engaged in sexual misconduct with students in incidents dating back decades, following an independent review by a Boston law firm.

Trump budget poised to slash healthcare for poor, other programs

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is set to release President Donald Trump's first full budget on Tuesday, a plan that will include a cut of more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program for the poor and reductions in other social spending.

U.S. extends 'temporary protected status' to Haitians

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will allow more than 50,000 victims of Haiti's 2010 earthquake to remain in the United States with work authorizations until January 2018, department officials told reporters on Monday.

Loss-making Air Namibia wins permit to fly into U.S.: report

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:00pm
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - State-owned Air Namibia has won approval to fly into the United States and hopes to generate revenues through its codesharing agreements, the government-run daily New Era reported on Monday,

Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Monday told a federal court they have not yet decided on how to proceed in a major case that could end cost-sharing subsidies paid to insurers that are vital to the functioning of the Obamacare healthcare law.

Puerto Rico pension, highway agency join government in bankruptcy

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:47am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's federal oversight board has sought bankruptcy protection for the island's highway authority and largest public pension, making them the latest commonwealth entities to turn to a court to work out debt.

In U.S. presidential first, Trump prays at Jerusalem's Western Wall

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:59am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday, standing before the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray and saying a few words before inserting a note between the monumental stones.

U.S. accuses Massachusetts hedge fund manager of fraud

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:55am
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts hedge fund manager has been arrested and accused of misappropriating millions of dollars from investors and engaging in a Ponzi-like scheme, U.S. authorities said.

Billy Bush on Trump tape: didn't have "strength" to change topic

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:54am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former NBC "Today" show host Billy Bush wishes he had changed the subject during a taped conversation with Donald Trump, in which the Apprentice star bragged about grabbing women by the genitals, Bush said in an interview with the entertainment magazine, The Hollywood Reporter.