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Smith & Wesson maker says increased gun sales reported after Florida attack

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:42pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The chief executive officer of American Outdoor Brands Corporation , maker of Smith & Wesson guns, on Thursday said some gun retailers reported increased foot traffic and sales after the Florida high school shooting.

Maria Contreras-Sweet says has clinched deal for Weinstein Co assets

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:41pm
(Reuters) - Former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet said on Thursday that she had reached an agreement with the New York State Attorney General's office to purchase assets from the Weinstein Company in order to launch a new firm.

New Jersey treasurer resets public pension rate of return

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's treasurer said on Thursday she will increase the expected rate of return for the state's struggling public pension system from 7 percent to 7.5 percent, then lower it again over time.

New York mother says finding slain children was a 'nightmare'

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York woman who discovered her children's bloody bodies in a bathtub and their nanny stabbing herself in the neck testified on Thursday at the start of the babysitter's murder trial that the experience was a "nightmare."

Tennessee bus driver convicted in crash that killed six children: report

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:12pm
(Reuters) - A Tennessee school bus driver was found guilty on Thursday of negligent homicide in a 2016 crash that killed six children, local media reported.

'Friendly fire' killed U.S. marshal in Pennsylvania in January: officials

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:41pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A deputy U.S. marshal who was killed in January while trying to serve an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania died by "friendly fire," the U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday.

Trial begins for widow of Orlando nightclub gunman

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:57pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - The federal trial for the widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, began on Thursday with the selection of jurors, who will decide whether she aided her husband in one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings.

Weinstein Co, New York Attorney General in last-minute talks to avoid bankruptcy: WSJ

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:54pm
(Reuters) - Weinstein Co's board on Thursday met with a potential buyers' group at the New York attorney general's office in a last-resort attempt to avoid bankruptcy and a government lawsuit, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the talks.

Chipotle shutters Tasty Made burger restaurant

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:12pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc has closed its Tasty Made hamburger restaurant after it underperformed expectations, the burrito chain said on Thursday, less than two years after its launch.

Massachusetts can sue federal student loan servicer, judge rules

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:04pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' attorney general can move forward with a lawsuit alleging that one of the largest student loan servicers in the United States has engaged in practices that have undermined a federal debt forgiveness program, a state court judge has ruled.

'Total horror movie': New York mother describes slain children

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 2:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York woman who discovered her children's bloody bodies in a bathtub and their nanny stabbing herself in the neck in 2012 testified on Thursday at the start of the babysitter's murder trial the experience was "like a total horror movie."

Murder trial begins for New York nanny accused of stabbing two children

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:31pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nanny Yoselyn Ortega stabbed to death two children in her care at their New York luxury apartment out of resentment that their mother was the parent "she could never be," a prosecutor said on Thursday at the opening of Ortega's murder trial.

Trial starts for widow of Orlando nightclub gunman

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:15pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - The federal trial for the widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, began on Thursday with the selection of jurors, who will decide whether she aided her husband in one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings.

Massachusetts may sue federal student loan servicer, judge rules

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:00pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' attorney general may move forward with a lawsuit claiming that one of the largest student loan servicers in the United States has engaged in practices that have undermined a federal debt forgiveness program, a state court judge has ruled.

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