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Supreme Court rejects challenge to state retroactive tax changes

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:00am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by several major corporations to a Michigan law that retroactively changed the way businesses are taxed in the state, leading to $1 billion extra for government coffers.

U.S. gender confirmation surgery up 19 percent in 2016, doctors say

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social acceptance of transgender people.

Stabbing death of black U.S. Army officer probed as possible hate crime

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 9:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police have charged a white University of Maryland student with the on-campus stabbing death of a newly commissioned black U.S. Army lieutenant, and the FBI is investigating the case as a possible hate crime, authorities said on Sunday.

Warriors' Pachulia receiving threats after Leonard injury

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 8:11pm
(Reuters) - Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia has received online threats directed at him and his family following a controversial injury to San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, according to a local media report.

Pentagon assesses readiness for transgender hires: memo

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 8:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense is assessing its ability to recruit transgender people as soon as 1 July, according to a memo signed by a top Pentagon official and seen by Reuters.

Notre Dame graduates walk out on Pence as he touts free speech

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:40pm
(Reuters) - Dozens of students walked out of Notre Dame University's commencement exercise on Sunday to protest a speech by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who warned graduates of the prestigious Catholic school against suppressing free speech.

Polarizing Milwaukee sheriff denies CNN report that he plagiarized

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:19pm
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New York governor urges Trump to provide emergency funds for Penn Station

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 4:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to treat disruptions in train service at Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station as an emergency and provide federal assistance to fix "deplorable" conditions at the transit hub.

Westinghouse says locking out union members at New Hampshire plant

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 2:56pm
(Reuters) - Westinghouse Electric Co, a unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp , said on Sunday it issued a lockout notice to 172 union members at its nuclear components manufacturing plant in Newington, New Hampshire, declaring that the sides had reached a stalemate in contract negotiations.

'Greatest Show on Earth' takes its final bow after 146 years

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 1:28pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The clowns, animal acts and acrobats of the storied Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are taking their final bow at an arena outside New York City on Sunday in the final performance of the "Greatest Show on Earth" after nearly 150 years.

Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: aides

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:55am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump raised the firing of the FBI director in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, two top administration officials said on Sunday.

American climber dies on Everest, Indian missing

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 8:28am
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An American climber on Mount Everest died on Sunday, officials said, the third death on the world's highest mountain in the past month and raising safety concerns for climbers.

Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: McMaster

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 8:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump raised the firing of his FBI director in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, the White House national security adviser said on Sunday.

Texas lawmakers clear way for Uber, Lyft return to major cities

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:12am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas governor Greg Abbott will sign in the next few days a bill that would shield ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft from bruising battles over fingerprint background checks that led them to leave some of the state's most important markets.

Motorist who ran amok in Times Square says he tried 'to get help'

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 9:18pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy veteran charged with killing a young women and injuring 20 others by speeding down a crowded Times Square sidewalk in his car said in published remarks on Saturday that he had sought psychiatric care beforehand, to no avail.

Passenger jet collides with truck at Los Angeles airport, injuring eight

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Aeromexico passenger jet collided with a utility truck on a taxiway of Los Angeles International Airport shortly after landing on Saturday, injuring eight employees who were aboard the truck, but no one on the plane was hurt, authorities said.

Massachusetts college apologizes for racist tweets on hacked Twitter account

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 4:07pm
(Reuters) - A Massachusetts state college apologized on Saturday for Twitter messages filled with racist language, anti-immigrant speech and praise for President Donald Trump that had been sent from its hacked social media account.

Man killed in unprovoked stabbing on Maryland campus: police

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 3:44pm
(Reuters) - A man was fatally stabbed on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland early Saturday morning in what police said was an unprovoked attack caught on video.

China killed CIA sources, hobbled U.S. spying from 2010 to 2012: NYT

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 1:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA sources from 2010 to 2012, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach whose origin has not been identified, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Ohio grand jury declines to charge officer in shooting of teen who had pellet gun

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 2:17am
(Reuters) - A grand jury in Columbus, Ohio, declined to charge a white police officer on Friday in the shooting death of a black 13-year-old boy who police said had pulled out what appeared to be a weapon that was later determined to be a BB gun.