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Trump to issue emergency declaration next week on opioids

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would declare next week a national emergency on opioid abuse, a move that could give states access to federal funds to fight the drug crisis.

Pharmacist guilty of fraud, not murder, over U.S. meningitis outbreak

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 6:13pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges but was cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more across the United States.

Chicago school board approves revised budget, $1.1 billion bonds

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 5:46pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday signed off on a revised fiscal 2018 budget and up to $1.1 billion of bonds the junk-rated school district tentatively plans to sell next month.

Pharmacist guilty of fraud, not murder, in U.S. meningitis outbreak

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 5:10pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges but was cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more across the United States.

Risky missions, injuries for U.S. troops who searched for Bergdahl

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 5:04pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - In the weeks after U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl walked off his remote post in Afghanistan in June 2009, the service members who searched for him carried out risky rescue attempts and endured harsh living conditions, they testified on Wednesday.

Prosecutor charged in New York jail beating cover-up

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:46pm
(Reuters) - A Long Island, New York, prosecutor and his chief of investigations were indicted on Wednesday on federal charges accusing them of trying to thwart a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the beating of a handcuffed inmate by a police chief.

Conjoined twins posed ethical dilemma for Massachusetts hospital

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:04pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Doctors at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children faced an ethical challenge when a pair of conjoined twins born in Africa arrived last year seeking surgery that could save only one of them, according to a medical journal article due out Thursday.

Police seek suspect after two killed at Louisiana university

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 3:11pm
(Reuters) - A student and another man were shot and killed on Wednesday at Grambling State University in Louisiana, and police were searching for the assailant who fled the scene, school and law enforcement officials said.

Michelin 3-star restaurants rise to seven in San Francisco area

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 3:02pm
(Reuters) - The number of the restaurants in the San Francisco area with Michelin's highest accolade of three stars grew to seven in the 2018 dining guide for the region that will be launched on Friday.

Boss of New York-based retail crime ring pleads guilty

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 2:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The leader of a theft ring that stole millions of dollars of electronics and ink cartridges from big-box retailers and resold them on websites such as Amazon and eBay pleaded guilty to the top criminal charges he faced, New York's attorney general said.

Rhode Island doctor pleads guilty to opioid kickback scheme related to Insys

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 1:52pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island doctor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges he participated in a scheme to obtain kickbacks in exchange for writing prescriptions for an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug produced by Insys Therapeutics Inc.

Navy SEAL saw risks in search for U.S. soldier Bergdahl

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 1:02pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - Former Navy SEAL James Hatch, shot in the leg during a July 2009 attempt to rescue U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan, testified on Wednesday he knew someone would get hurt or killed searching for the soldier after he left his post.

U.S. judge rejects bid to dismiss Indonesian immigrant's lawsuit

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:03pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday declined to dismiss a lawsuit by an Indonesian illegal immigrant challenging his detention in a Massachusetts county jail, finding that she had authority to challenge the conditions of his confinement.

Manhattan U.S. attorney adds to probes of ex-Trump aide Manafort: reports

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is investigating Paul Manafort for potential money laundering, according to media reports, adding to other federal and state probes targeting President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager.

Trump administration program to test expanded drone use

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is launching a program to expand testing of drones to include flights over people, nighttime operations and flights out of sight of the operator, the White House said on Wednesday.

U.S. black rights group warns travelers off American Airlines

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:23am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The leading U.S. black civil rights group has urged black travelers not to fly with American Airlines after what it called a pattern of racially biased incidents reported by passengers.

Immigrant teenager at center of U.S. legal fight has abortion

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:15am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 17-year-old illegal immigrant held in federal custody in Texas who the Trump administration had sought to block from having an abortion underwent the procedure on Wednesday, a day after a court overruled the government's objections, her lawyers said.

'Dishonesty' redefined as U.S. gambler loses $10 million UK lawsuit

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 9:22am
LONDON (Reuters) - A poker champion lost a lawsuit on Wednesday against a London casino that refused to pay him millions in winnings because it said he had cheated, in a ruling that overturns 35 years of legal practice on what is "dishonest".

Cross the street, then text: Honolulu cracks down on cellphone distraction

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:56am
(Reuters) - Pedestrians caught crossing the street while staring at their cellphones in Hawaii's largest city will face a fine of up to $99 beginning on Wednesday as a new law comes into effect intended to prevent distracted people from blundering into traffic.

Two fatally shot at Louisiana's Grambling State University

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:38am
(Reuters) - Two men were shot and killed at Grambling State University in Louisiana, and police searched on Wednesday for the assailant who fled the scene, school and law enforcement officials said.

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