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U.S. court says Trump travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:03am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the U.S. Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy.

Trump administration wary about bipartisan Senate immigration plan

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:03am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration stuck to its hardline immigration approach on Thursday and suggested it would not support a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants and tighten border security.

U.S. Bancorp to pay $613 million for money-laundering violations

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:02am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has reached a $613 million settlement with U.S. Bancorp over charges that it willfully failed to have an adequate anti-money-laundering program, the department said on Thursday.

Suspect in Florida school massacre charged with 17 murders

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:00am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man who had been expelled from his Florida high school was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday, after authorities said he unleashed one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

Trump calls for healing after Florida school shooting

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:00am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for healing and peace one day after a 19-year-old man was accused of killed at least 17 people at a Florida high school, saying his administration would work to improve school safety and address mental illness.

Cohen's Point72 wants lawsuit over hostility to women sent to arbitration

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:48am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen asked a U.S. judge to force a female executive to arbitrate her claims that his firm, Point72 Asset Management LP, maintains a hostile working environment where women are mistreated and paid less than men.

Senate faces showdown over immigration and 'Dreamers'

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration remained insistent on hardline immigration measures on Thursday as the U.S. Senate prepared to vote on various legislative proposals to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants and to tighten border security.

U.S. charges, fines U.S. Bancorp over $500 million for money laundering violations

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government announced criminal charges against U.S. Bancorp Thursday, alleging the bank willfully failed to have a sufficient anti-money laundering program.

Accused Florida high school gunman faces 17 murder counts

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:02am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man who had been expelled from his Florida high school was due in court on Thursday, charged with 17 counts of murder, after authorities say he unleashed one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

House Speaker Ryan: Florida shooting shouldn't threaten right to own guns

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, in a round of interviews with conservative radio shows on Thursday, said the Florida school shooting that killed at least 17 people on Wednesday should not threaten citizens' rights to own guns.

Gunman in Florida high school shooting held on 17 murder counts

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:47am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man who had been expelled from his Florida high school was held on 17 counts of murder on Thursday, the morning after authorities say he opened fire at the school, unleashing one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

Florida community seeks answers after 17 killed in school rampage

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:50am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida community will join together on Thursday to mourn the 17 victims of a suspected lone gunman, as officials seek to discover how the heavily-armed teenager managed to mingle with students in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

U.S. Democrats push $1 billion bill for election security

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administration's efforts to protect polls from hackers.

U.S. Senate showdown over 'Dreamer' immigrants seen Thursday

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan Senate plan to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation and pour billions of dollars into border security appeared headed toward a Senate showdown on Thursday as wary Democrats signaled that a solution could be close.

Ex-student arrested after 17 shot dead at Florida high school

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:18pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returned to the Florida high school where he had once been expelled for disciplinary problems and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said.

'Serious derelictions' found in U.S. veteran affairs chief's Europe trip: report

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament during a government trip to Europe last summer, and his chief of staff made false statements so the secretary's wife could travel at government expense, the inspector general reported on Wednesday.

Russian gets 12 years in U.S. prison for role in hacking scheme

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:53pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a computer hacking scheme that compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Ex-student kills 17 in shooting spree at Florida high school

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:51pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman opened fire on Wednesday at a Florida high school he had previously been expelled from, killing 17 people before he was arrested by police, authorities said.

Trump lawyer says he paid porn star $130,000 with his own money

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A private lawyer for President Donald Trump says he paid $130,000 of his own money to adult film star Stormy Daniels who once claimed she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

Trump's military parade could cost up to $30 million: budget chief

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military parade that President Donald Trump wants to stage, likely in Washington, would cost U.S. taxpayers up to $30 million, the White House budget chief said on Wednesday in remarks on the administration's fiscal 2019 spending plan.