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No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

No charges anticipated against Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend: sheriff

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:33pm
(Reuters) - The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not foresee charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.

Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown nears

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a spending bill.

No charges anticipated against girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter: sheriff

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:15pm
(Reuters) - The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not foresee charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.

Arkansas restricts controversial Monsanto, BASF farm chemical

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:47pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a blow to manufacturers Monsanto Co and BASF SE, Arkansas state lawmakers voted on Friday to bar sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April to protect farmers from potential crop damage.

California couple may have used food to control starving children

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of beating, shackling and abusing their 13 children may have used starvation as a weapon to control them, experts say, and the malnourishment would likely cause lifelong physical and mental issues for the siblings.

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."

Vegetarian's lawsuit over beef tallow at Buffalo Wild Wings is dismissed

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit by a New York vegetarian who accused Buffalo Wild Wings Inc of failing to disclose that it cooked french fries and other "non-meat" items in beef fat.

As clock ticks, Senate scrambles to avert government shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who is to blame for the impasse.

Olympic gymnast Raisman harshly criticizes Nassar, USA Gymnastics

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:12pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Three-time gold medalist Aly Raisman excoriated former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar Friday for sexually abusing her and other young women entrusted to his care and also lambasted the Olympic organization that failed for years to protect the athletes.

Thousands in Washington await Trump address to anti-abortion rally

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will become the third sitting U.S. president to address anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, highlighting his shift in recent years from a supporter of women's access to abortion to a powerful opponent.

Clock running out as Senate tries to avert government shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who is to blame for the impasse.

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:19am
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

U.S. health agency to issue religious objection regulations

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:26am
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

Fired FBI director James Comey to teach ethics at Virginia college

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:49am
(Reuters) - James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was fired last year by U.S. President Donald Trump, will teach a course on ethical leadership at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, the school said on Friday.

Clock running out to avert U.S. government shutdown as Trump blames Democrats

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:18am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday while the U.S. Congress faced a midnight deadline to come up with funding legislation to avoid federal agency shutdowns.

Delta Air to tighten onboard emotional support animal requirements

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:20am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in animal-related safety issues over the last several years.

Trump move on healthcare religious freedom prompts discrimination fears

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:03am
(Reuters) - The Trump administration's move on Thursday to protect healthcare workers who refuse to perform abortions and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds is raising fears among some civil rights and medical groups that it will provide legal cover for otherwise unlawful discrimination.

Clock running out to avert government shutdown as Trump blames Democrats

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:36am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Racing against a midnight deadline, the U.S. Congress will try on Friday to send President Donald Trump legislation to keep the government operating and avoid federal agency shutdowns that would otherwise begin on Saturday.

Trump appointee quits after CNN unearths anti-Muslim rants

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:41am
(Reuters) - A U.S. official appointed by President Donald Trump has resigned after CNN posted excerpts of him making racist and Islamophobic comments on a radio show he used to host, the news network reported.

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