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After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worse

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 2:46pm
(Reuters) - Eye doctors who had braced themselves for at least a few patients after a dazzling solar eclipse swept the United States cautiously exhaled on Tuesday, with some hospitals reporting zero cases of damaged vision so far.

Missouri governor halts execution amid questions over DNA evidence

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 2:30pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens halted the execution of a man scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for killing a woman during a burglary after his attorneys argued that recent DNA evidence showed he is innocent.

George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat U.S. hate groups

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a U.S. non-profit that monitors extremists and domestic hate groups, in response to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

Los Angeles seeks to join lawsuit over U.S. sanctuary policies

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:39pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The city of Los Angeles on Tuesday sought to join a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, according to a court filing.

U.S. Bioservices to resolve kickback claims for $13.4 million: filing

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:54am
(Reuters) - Specialty pharmacy firm US Bioservices Corp has agreed to pay $13.4 million to settle U.S. government claims that it pushed patients to refill prescriptions of Novartis AG's iron overload drug Exjade in exchange for referrals from the Swiss drugmaker.

Treasury Secretary's wife snipes at critic of Instagram photo

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:38am
(Reuters) - The wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has sniped at a critic on social media site Instagram who called her "deplorable" for a post highlighting her designer clothing as she exited a government plane.

U.S. Justice Department seeks $11 million forfeiture from firms with ties to North Korea

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said Tuesday it is seeking forfeitures of $11 million from two companies that allegedly laundered money for North Korean banks that are subject to U.S. sanctions.

U.S. appeals court rules for TSA screener who had run-in with flier

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:29am
(Reuters) - Screeners at U.S. airport security checkpoints should behave themselves, but cannot always be sued if they do not, according to a court ruling on Tuesday.

Verizon launches cheaper unlimited plan to compete with rivals

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:16am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday that it was introducing a cheaper unlimited mobile data plan with some limits as it tries to lure customers away from rival wireless carriers.

Manhattan high-end condo prices rise with strong demand: report

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 8:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sale price of high-end condominiums in Manhattan's most expensive neighborhood averaged $14.1 million in the 12 months through June, with one unit going for $65.7 million, data from a New York realty company showed on Tuesday.

Massachusetts man arrested for trying to punch police horse in face

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 8:00am
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man was arrested for trying to punch a police horse in the face at a street festival, according to Worcester police.

Big protests expected as Trump plans Phoenix rally

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:16am
WASHINGTON(Reuters) - Large protests could greet President Donald Trump on Tuesday when he travels to Arizona for his first campaign rally since he caused an uproar with his remarks about a white nationalist demonstration in Virginia.

Cosby back in court with new legal team for sex assault trial

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:11am
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby was due back in court on Tuesday to seek a judge's approval to have a lawyer who successfully defended the late singer Michael Jackson against child molestation charges represent the comedian at his sex assault retrial.

Train collision injures 33 near Philadelphia media

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 2:43am
(Reuters) - Thirty-three passengers were injured, at least four of them seriously, when their high-speed train collided with an empty car at a station near Philadelphia early on Tuesday, local media reported.

Charlottesville city council meeting briefly shut down by protesters

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:37am
(Reuters) - A city council meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia briefly dissolved into an angry protest on Monday as activists and residents demanded answers from officials regarding the response from police during a deadly rally held by white supremacists.

U.S. Navy to launch fleet-wide probe as search for 10 missing sailors goes on

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:38pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ships, aircraft and divers from an international search-and-rescue operation were still looking for 10 missing U.S. sailors on Tuesday after a collision between a U.S. warship and a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia.

Bergdahl to have U.S. Army desertion case heard by judge, not jury

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 8:52pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and endangerment of U.S. troops for leaving his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has chosen to have a judge hear the case instead of a military jury, according to a court filing.

'Print' on Texas family wall is original Rockwell, sells for $1.6 million

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 6:49pm
DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas family who discovered their old Norman Rockwell work of baseball umpires was an authentic painting sold the work at auction for $1.6 million, Heritage Auctions said on Monday.

Coast Guard suspends search for five Army aviators off Hawaii

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 6:09pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday that it had suspended its search off Hawaii for five Army aviators missing since their Black Hawk helicopter crashed last week.

Car crashes into eclipse-watching Kentucky crowd, woman killed: report

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 5:19pm
(Reuters) - A woman was killed and two people were injured on Monday after a car crashed into a crowd watching the solar eclipse in Kentucky, local media reported.