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Exclusive: CSX to impose hefty fees on some rail customers in 2018

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:30pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - CSX Corp will charge new fees for freight shipments to Mexico and hike charges for customers that fail to load or discharge railcars by agreed deadlines or ship unsafely loaded or overweight railcars as of Jan. 1, the company said.

Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela: source

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry.

Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when she spoke on television against a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Michigan court

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:34pm
(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:26pm
NEW YORK/CALGARY (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart.

Award reversed for Connecticut inmate who challenged confinement

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:08am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court threw out a $62,650 award that Connecticut had been ordered to pay a former inmate who said the state unconstitutionally kept him in segregation for 23 hours a day for nearly a year, though he was only a pretrial detainee.

Alabama prisoner recaptured after second escape in three weeks

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:43am
(Reuters) - An Alabama prisoner was captured in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Tuesday, just days after his second jailbreak in three weeks, authorities said on Wednesday.

Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:09am
(Reuters) - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

Pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare sign-ups: U.S.

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 9:31am
(Reuters) - Nearly 800,000 people signed up for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance in the 39 states that use the federal government website HealthCare.gov during the third week of 2018 enrollment, a decline of about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

Trump: Father of UCLA player in shoplifting case is 'ungrateful fool'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:42am
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an "ungrateful fool" in a series of early-morning tweets.

The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:11am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest social-media driven holiday - Friendsgiving.

Trump reignites feud with father of UCLA player accused of shoplifting

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 5:10am
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, tweeting that he alone was responsible for their release.

U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea; three missing

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:53am
TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.

U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea with 11 crew and passengers

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:30am
TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in waters southeast of Japan's Okinawa island on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.

U.S. Olympic gold medalist Douglas says doctor sexually abused her

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:31pm
(Reuters) - Three-times Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.

Haitians in U.S. malign Trump decision to send them back home

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Haitian immigrants on Tuesday decried a U.S. decision to end a program that granted 59,000 Haitians temporary visas after the 2010 earthquake, saying they would be sent back to a country that has yet to recover from that disaster and others since.

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:01pm
(Reuters) - David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the "The Partridge Family" television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.

U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open: State Department

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday.

David Cassidy, 1970s teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge family,' dies at 67: media

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:22pm
(Reuters) - David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the television show "The Partridge Family," died on Tuesday at the age of 67, entertainment industry newspaper Variety and others reported.

White House personnel investigated for improper foreign contact: Washington Post

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his trip this month to Asia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

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