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Trump disputes account of remarks by U.S. Supreme Court pick

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 8:58am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed multiple accounts that his nominee for the Supreme Court had expressed dismay over his attacks on judges, saying without evidence that Judge Neil Gorsuch's comments had been misrepresented.

Trump adviser pitches Ivanka's goods from White House

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 8:45am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top aide to U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday promoted the clothing and jewelry line named after his daughter Ivanka, one day after the president's tweet criticizing a retailer for dropping her product line drew criticism over using public office for personal business gains.

Voestalpine cleared over announcement of Texas cost overruns

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 5:52am
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's financial watchdog has cleared steelmaker Voestalpine of any wrongdoing over the way it informed investors of cost overruns at its Texas plant, both parties said on Thursday.

First trial set to begin over 2014 rural Nevada armed standoff

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 5:14am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Opening statements were to begin on Thursday in the first of three trials over an armed standoff in 2014 at the rural Nevada property of Cliven Bundy, a rancher who has achieved celebrity status in the West in his opposition to government land policy.

A foot of snow, icy cold forecast for northeastern U.S.

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 3:55am
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Northeastern United States braced for winter weather on Thursday, with storm warnings in place from Pennsylvania through Maine and forecasters calling for more than a foot (30 cm) of snow in some places.

Seven arrested over Phoenix protest against woman being deported

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:33am
(Reuters) - Police on Wednesday arrested seven protesters from a group outside a Phoenix immigration center blocking a van carrying a detained woman they saw as an early victim of President Donald Trump's promise to clamp down on illegal immigration.

Oakley arrested at Knicks game after altercation

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:27am
(Reuters) - Former NBA player Charles Oakley was arrested on Wednesday during the game between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers after an altercation with security guards at Madison Square Garden.

U.S. Coast Guard works to contain tugboat oil spill on Florida coast

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:08pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard worked on Wednesday to contain an oil spill caused by a leak on a tugboat along the northeastern coast of Florida, the guard said.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers grants easement for Dakota Access pipeline

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it had granted on Wednesday an easement to Dakota Access LLC to allow the installation of a light crude oil pipeline under federal lands managed by the Corps at the Oahe Reservoir.

Three contractors killed in explosion at Louisiana paper mill

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:11pm
(Reuters) - Packaging Corp of America said an explosion at its DeRidder, Louisiana, paper mill resulted in the death of three contract workers on Tuesday.

Ex-DEA agent spared prison over concealed strip club ties

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:47pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent avoided prison on Wednesday after being convicted last year of lying during a national security background check about operating a New Jersey strip club with another agency employee.

U.S. governors send 428-project list for Trump's infrastructure plan

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:38pm
(Reuters) - U.S. governors on Wednesday sent the Trump administration a list of 428 "shovel-ready" projects they regard as high-priority for President Donald Trump's plan to fix the nation's infrastructure.

Iowa lawmakers champion bill to limit public-sector unions

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:13pm
(Reuters) - Iowa lawmakers considered legislation on Wednesday to limit the powers of public-sector unions to negotiate for state and local employees, restrictions similar to those enacted in Wisconsin and Michigan despite huge protests.

California warehouse had many city visits before deadly fire: documents

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:05pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Officials from several Oakland, California agencies made dozens of visits to the warehouse where a fire killed 36 people last year, including police who responded to a rave there a year earlier, according to city documents released on Wednesday.

Chicago man faces hate crime charge in synagogue vandalism

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 4:52pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago man has been arrested and charged with a felony hate crime for allegedly smashing the window of a city synagogue and putting swastika stickers on its front door, police said on Wednesday.

U.S. federal court dismisses appeal by Peabody creditors

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 4:50pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court dismissed an emergency appeal by opponents of Peabody Energy Corp's reorganization plan on Wednesday, saying any complaints should be lodged after the plan is confirmed by the bankruptcy court.

Legal battle over travel ban pits Trump's powers against his own words

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 4:36pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court is weighing arguments for and against President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, but its decision this week may not yet answer the underlying legal questions being raised in the fast-moving case.

Illinois budget deal in doubt after key pension bill fails

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:55pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal aimed at ending Illinois' long-running budget impasse showed signs of unraveling on Wednesday when a key pension measure failed to pass in the state Senate.

Los Angeles agrees to $1.5 million settlement in fatal shooting by police

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The parents of an unarmed black man shot to death in a 2014 scuffle with Los Angeles police will receive $1.5 million under a legal settlement with the city approved on Wednesday, officials and the family's attorney said.

Grandson of late mob boss Gotti pleads guilty to drug charges

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The grandson of former New York mob boss John Gotti pleaded guilty on Wednesday to selling illegal opioids, according to prosecutors.