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Government shutdown fizzles on spending, immigration deal in Congress

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, approving another short-term funding bill as Democrats accepted promises from Republicans for a broad debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants.

Tennessee man takes plea deal in murder of student Holly Bobo

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:59pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Dylan Adams, one of three men charged in the 2011 murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, accepted a plea deal on Monday that will send him to prison without parole for 35 years.

CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:54pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years.

Former Fiat Chrysler VP pleads guilty in U.S. union corruption probe

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:34pm
(Reuters) - Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with a U.S. investigation into allegations he made at least $1.5 million in improper payments to senior union officials, the U.S. attorney's office in Detroit said.

House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term measure on Monday to fund the federal government through Feb. 8 and end a three-day government shutdown.

U.S. government shutdown fizzles out as Senate deal struck

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown as Democrats agreed to end the standoff in exchange for President Donald Trump's Republicans promising a debate on the future of young illegal immigrants.

Senators forge deal to end government shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown as Democrats agreed to end the standoff in exchange for President Donald Trump's Republicans promising a debate on the future of young illegal immigrants.

Vermont becomes ninth U.S. state to legalize marijuana

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:16pm
(Reuters) - Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month.

Five missing after Oklahoma oil and gas drilling site explosion

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 2:56pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five workers were missing on Monday after a gas explosion at an oil and gas drilling site in eastern Oklahoma, authorities said.

Senators strike deal to end government shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 2:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown and try to end a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security.

Pennsylvania court orders new congressional map due to gerrymandering

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 2:39pm
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives.

Body broker who sold diseased remains is convicted of fraud

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 2:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains.

Man sent to prison for up to 60 years in Pennsylvania school stabbings

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 2:11pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania man was sentenced on Monday to up to 60 years in prison for stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard with two kitchen knives in a high school rampage in 2014.

U.S. senators strike deal to end government shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 1:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown and try to end a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security.

U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 1:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.

Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 1:19pm
(Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered and gave lawmakers until Feb. 9 to redraw the boundaries, a decision that will have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections.

Illinois budget impasse cost state $1 billion in late payment penalties

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:52pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois incurred $1.03 billion in late bill payment penalties last year largely as a result of the state's unprecedented two-year budget impasse, the state comptroller reported on Monday.

Three USA Gymnastics board members resign in wake of sex abuse scandal

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:37pm
(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving its former team physician, the organization said in a statement.

Senate moves to end government shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators voted to move forward on legislation that would reopen the federal government until Feb. 8, ending a three-day standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security.

Five workers missing in explosion at Oklahoma drilling site: sheriff's office

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:53am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five workers were missing in a gas explosion on Monday at an Oklahoma drilling site controlled by Red Mountain Operating Co, local officials said.

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