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Minnesota prosecutor to announce if charges will be filed in singer Prince's death

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:57pm
(Reuters) - A Minnesota prosecutor will announce on Thursday whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose.

Trump lawyer, U.S. prosecutors propose candidates to review seized files

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen have asked a judge to consider several candidates to review whether documents seized from Cohen in FBI raids are protected by attorney-client privilege.

Emboldened by #MeToo, 'mad as hell' women take spotlight at Cosby retrial

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:56pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - As Bill Cosby approached a Pennsylvania courthouse for the beginning of his retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a one-time friend, a bare-breasted protester ran toward him shouting: "Women's lives matter."

Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:44pm
(Reuters) - The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the island's power company, said Wednesday that a major power line failure in the southern part of the U.S. island territory knocked out electric service to almost all customers.

Southwest focuses on older engines in probe of deadly jet explosion

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:39pm
(Reuters) - The wrecked engine of a Southwest Airlines Co jet was being examined on Wednesday by U.S. air safety officials investigating why it blew up in mid air, killing a passenger in the country's first deadly airline accident in nine years.

In singer Prince's death, Minnesota prosecutor decides whether to file charges

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:04pm
(Reuters) - A Minnesota prosecutor will on Thursday announce whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose, authorities said.

U.S. appeals court says Ohio cannot block Planned Parenthood funds

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:15pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked an Ohio law that would cut federal taxpayer funding to 28 Planned Parenthood clinics, holding that it imposed unconstitutional conditions by denying funds to abortion providers.

Pompeo nomination runs into more U.S. Senate Democrat opposition

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday he will oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, making it unlikely he will have the committee's backing before the full Senate votes.

Syrian sanctioned for smuggling people to U.S. border: Treasury

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Syrian man accused of trafficking Syrian and Lebanese nationals to the U.S. border was sanctioned on Wednesday by the U.S. Treasury, which said it was intent on disrupting his "prolific human smuggling operations" around the globe.

Push for 'Dreamer' immigration bill gains steam in U.S. House of Representatives

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:56am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday urged Speaker Paul Ryan to schedule debate on bills to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, in a move aimed at reviving a push that sputtered in the Senate in February.

Lawyers for Trump attorney propose candidates to review seized files

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:29am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen have asked a federal judge to consider four candidates to review material seized by the FBI that may be protected by attorney-client privilege, rather than let prosecutors look at it first.

Alleged 'robocall' mastermind denies wrongdoing before U.S. Senate

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Florida man alleged to have made almost 100 million robocalls to trick consumers with “exclusive” vacation deals from well-known travel and hospitality companies on Wednesday denied wrongdoing before a U.S. Senate Committee.

Lawyers for Trump attorney propose candidates to review seized files

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:07am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen have asked a federal judge to consider four candidates to review material seized by the FBI that may be protected by attorney-client privilege, rather than let prosecutors look at it first.

Miami among cities at risk from yellow fever spread : study

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:47am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Miami is at risk of a deadly yellow fever outbreak because the disease could thrive there but the city has no checks on travelers arriving from endemic zones, a study to be published by the World Health Organization showed.

Kentucky accuses J&J of contributing to opioid epidemic

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:28am
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Wednesday sued Johnson & Johnson, accusing the pharmaceutical manufacturer of devising a deceptive marketing scheme that mischaracterized the risk of opioid abuse and addiction.

Senator Menendez to vote against Pompeo as secretary of state

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Wednesday he would oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, in a blow to the nomination.

Barbara Bush funeral planned for Saturday at Houston church

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:07am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A private funeral for former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, the only American woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, will be held on Saturday at a Houston church where her family has been members since the 1950s, officials said.

Key Democratic senator to vote against Pompeo for secretary of state

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:48am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Wednesday he would oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state, in a blow to the nomination.

U.S. inspectors probe deadly Southwest jet engine explosion

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:31am
(Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday was inspecting the wrecked engine of a Southwest Airlines Co jet that blew up in mid air, killing a passenger in the first deadly U.S. commercial airline accident in nine years.

Trump contradicts himself over Comey firing

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:27am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not fire James Comey "because of the phony Russia investigation," contradicting his 2017 statement that he ousted the FBI director last year over the probe.

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