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Polaris Industries to recall about 19,200 ATVs

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:16pm
(Reuters) - Polaris Industries Inc is recalling about 19,200 all-terrain vehicles due to fire hazard and risk of injury, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday.

Friend of South Carolina church shooter gets prison time for lying

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:07pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The South Carolina man who admitted he lied to the FBI and concealed knowledge of the massacre carried out by his friend Dylann Roof at a historically black church was sentenced on Tuesday to 27 months in federal prison.

New Jersey to give $1 million to religious groups at risk of attack

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey will give up to $1 million in grants to religious institutions and other non-profit groups vulnerable to attacks in the wake of a spate of threats against Jewish organizations around the country, Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court reins in president's appointment powers

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:52am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put new restrictions on presidential powers, limiting a president's authority to staff certain top government posts in a case involving an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board.

North Dakota highway near pipeline protest site to re-open

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:39am
(Reuters) - A stretch of North Dakota highway closed by months of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline was to re-open on Tuesday, law enforcement officials said, a day after the pipeline operator said oil could move through it soon.

U.S. Air Force officer pleads guilty to selling stolen military gear

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:14am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling stolen high-grade military components without authorization, after peddling night-vision goggles and other gear on eBay, federal prosecutors said.

Oklahoma state senator to resign after child prostitution charges

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:43am
(Reuters) - An Oklahoma state senator charged with hiring a teenage boy as a prostitute intends to resign as a lawmaker by Wednesday, the senator's lawyer said on Tuesday.

Girl born with four legs is separated from parasitic twin in Chicago surgery

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:14am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A baby girl from the Ivory Coast born with four legs and two spines has been successfully separated from a parasitic twin in a rare and complex surgery at a Chicago hospital.

Ex-U.S. Attorney Bharara joins NYU law school

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:12am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan who was fired this month by President Donald Trump, will join New York University's law school on April 1 as a distinguished scholar in residence, the school announced on Tuesday.

Trump to address Republican lawmakers in latest healthcare push

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was set to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to shore up support for the party's healthcare bill to replace Obamacare, increasing pressure to pass his first major legislative initiative despite rifts within their ranks.

Advertisers seek more control after unintended Breitbart spots

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:06am
(Reuters) - Some advertisers are working overtime to scrub their spots from websites including Breitbart News, an unintended consequence of the automated ad buying systems that are meant to lower costs and allow for more targeted advertising.

U.S. bans large electronics from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:10am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats.

Democrats set to grill Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces a grueling day of questioning from Democrats on Tuesday on how he might rule on contentious social issues like abortion and whether he is sufficiently independent from the man who picked him, President Donald Trump.

Maryland lawmakers pass bill to curb immigration enforcement

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:18pm
(Reuters) - Maryland's House of Delegates on Monday approved legislation to bar police statewide from checking the immigration status of individuals they arrest or keeping them locked up longer than otherwise warranted at the request of federal agents seeking to deport them.

Man arrested at White House gate claimed Trump telepathy link

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 6:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia man charged with making a bomb threat at a White House gate claimed to be communicating with President Donald Trump telepathically and said the bomb he had claimed to have was actually an asteroid, according to court documents filed on Monday.

Four California social workers to stand trial in boy's beating death

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 6:18pm
(Reuters) - The case against four Los Angeles County social workers accused of child abuse in the beating death of an 8-year-old boy under their supervision can move ahead, a judge ruled Monday.

Two Ohio coal-fired plants to close, deepening industry decline

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:55pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Electricity company Dayton Power & Light said on Monday it would shut down two coal-fired power plants in southern Ohio next year for economic reasons, a setback for the ailing coal industry but a victory for environmental activists.

U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are planning to ban passengers traveling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights from carrying into the cabin larger electronic devices in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

Tennessee police seek help from public in kidnapping case

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:34pm
(Reuters) - Tennessee law enforcement on Monday asked local residents in rural areas to assist in the search for a former high school teacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old student outside a restaurant and disappearing with her a week ago.

Trump's cut to flood map program could trigger insurance rate hikes: group

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:11pm
(Reuters) - A proposal by the Trump administration to cut $190 million in funding for updating U.S. maps of flood-prone areas would trigger higher insurance rates or more homebuilding in risky locations, a consumer group said on Monday.