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CVS's Omnicare to pay $8 million to settle U.S. probe

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:51pm
(Reuters) - CVS Health Corp's Omnicare unit has agreed to pay $8 million to resolve claims that its prescription verification system resulted in false claims being submitted to government healthcare programs.

White House on lockdown after person jumps barrier: Secret Service

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House was placed on lockdown late on Tuesday after a person attempted to jump over a bike rack used as a barrier along the north fence of the mansion where President Donald Trump lives and works, according to the U.S. Secret Service's official Twitter account.

Miss Universe producer sues Czech maker of winners' crowns

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The producer of the Miss Universe pageant on Tuesday sued the Czech company hired to make the winners' iconic crowns, saying it kept touting its association with the pageant even after it breached its 10-year sponsorship agreement.

Cosby says he will not testify at his sexual assault trial

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby does not plan to testify in his defense at his sexual assault trial in June, he said on Tuesday in his first extended public comments in two years.

Oregon man charged with decapitating mom on Mother's Day

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 1:25pm
(Reuters) - A blood-covered man carrying the severed head of his mother and a knife, walked into an Oregon grocery store on Mother's Day and stabbed a clerk before being subdued, local law enforcement officials said.

Manning leaves prison to a U.S. more accepting of transgender identity

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army soldier responsible for a massive leak of classified material, will walk out of prison on Wednesday after seven years to find a country that has grown more accepting of her transgender identity but less enamored with the cause that led to her incarceration.

Ex-coal CEO fresh from prison urges Trump to probe 2010 blast

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:51am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former coal executive who last week finished a yearlong prison sentence for conspiring to violate safety standards at a mine where a deadly blast occurred, has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to "get to the truth" about the incident.

Two adults, two boys missing after plane vanishes off Bahamas

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:05am
(Reuters) - A small airplane with four people aboard has vanished en route to Florida from Puerto Rico and a search is underway near the Bahamas, the Coast Guard said on Tuesday.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez's fiancee says she does not know what motivated suicide

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:20am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Aaron Hernandez's fiancee does not know what motivated the suicide of the former New England Patriots player last month but did not rule out that he might have done so to improve his family's financial situation, she said in a television interview to be broadcast on Tuesday.

Oregon county to vote on blocking natural gas terminal

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:09am
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A coastal Oregon county will vote Tuesday on a ballot measure to block a proposed natural gas terminal, the latest in a series of efforts to thwart energy projects across the Pacific Northwest.

Georgia prisoner to be executed seeks firing squad instead of injection

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:02am
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A death row inmate in Georgia scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Tuesday was hoping to get a delay so state officials can set up a firing squad, which his lawyers claim would be less painful for him.

U.S. navy chief says fleet needs to expand as maritime competition rises

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 1:03am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The U.S. navy needs to expand its fleet and maritime capability to remain competitive as other nations such as China and Russia seek to strengthen their naval power, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on Tuesday.

Trump's travel bans spook some students, fan fears of broader chill

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:08am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ramin Forouzandeh had applied to 13 PhD economics programs in the United States, but after President Donald Trump signed his first travel ban in January, the 25-year-old Iranian turned to Canada for other options.

Coroner says South Carolina teenager died after drinking caffeine quickly

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 9:46pm
(Reuters) - A South Carolina teenager who collapsed in a high school classroom last month died because he drank several highly caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner said on Monday.

United says cockpit door codes may have been published online

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Codes to gain access to United Airlines cockpits may have been made public, the carrier said on Monday, but it stopped short of confirming a report that a flight attendant inadvertently published the codes online in a potential threat to air security.

Accused bomber Rahimi seeks reduced charges in New Jersey case

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:31pm
ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - An Afghan-born U.S. citizen accused of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey fired on police in New Jersey to evade arrest, but those crimes fall short of attempted murder as charged, his defense lawyer argued on Monday.

HSBC settles bondholders' claims of Libor manipulation

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc has settled claims by a group of U.S. bondholders that it conspired with rivals to rig the Libor benchmark interest rate, according to a New York court filing on Monday by the bondholders' attorneys.

New York county sues Purdue, J&J over opioid marketing

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:46pm
(Reuters) - A county in New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson and other drugmakers, accusing them of fraudulent marketing to play down the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, leading to a drug epidemic.

More Americans want 'independent' investigation of Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans, including a growing number of Republicans, want to see an "independent investigation" sort out any connections between Russia and President Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

New York City takes stance after immigration agents show up at school

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Department of Education said on Monday that federal immigration agents would be barred from entering school property after agents showed up at a school last week to seek information about a fourth grade student.