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Blommer Chocolate factory in Chicago evacuated due to fire

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:18pm
(Reuters) - A factory in Chicago owned by Blommer Chocolate Co, the largest cocoa grinder in North America, was evacuated due to a fire on Tuesday and no injuries were reported, officials with the company and the city's fire department said.

Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wants to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office.

Five dead in California shooting spree that ended at school: local media

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:10pm
(Reuters) - Five people died in a shooting spree on Tuesday that ended at a school in a remote area of rural Northern California and some children were among the wounded, according to officials and local media.

Senate committee questions Trump's nuclear authority

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president's authority to launch a nuclear strike, amid concern that tensions over North Korea's weapons program could lead to war.

Shooter kills three in attack that ends at California school: local media

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:10pm
(Reuters) - At least three people were killed on Tuesday in a shooting spree in a rural area of Northern California that began at a home and ended at an elementary school, local media reported.

Puerto Rico utility defends decision to postpone mutual aid

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:02pm
(Reuters) - Puerto Rico's electric utility on Tuesday defended its decision not to seek mutual aid from mainland utilities immediately following Hurricane Maria in a contentious hearing with the U.S. Senate's energy and natural resources committee.

Sessions, Ryan say they believe U.S Senate candidate Moore's accusers

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pressure on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to abandon his campaign increased on Tuesday, with two more prominent Republicans saying they believe sexual misconduct allegations against the Alabama man are credible.

No more indictments for Chicago police in Laquan McDonald shooting

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:47pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - No more Chicago police officers will be indicted in connection with the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white officer, a county prosecutor told a judge on Tuesday.

U.S. government witness in FIFA trial said media companies paid bribes

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

Newtown families seek to hold gun maker accountable in Connecticut court

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:59pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A lawyer for families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting told Connecticut's highest court on Tuesday that Remington Outdoor Co [FREDM.UL] should be held responsible because its military-themed marketing was designed to appeal to young men like killer Adam Lanza.

U.S. safety board criticizes Amtrak 'weak safety culture' after fatal crash

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board criticized Amtrak's safety record on Tuesday at a hearing on a fatal 2016 crash and said the railroad failed to use critical safety equipment that could have prevented the incident.

U.S. government witness in FIFA trial said Fox, Televisa paid bribes

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A witness for U.S. prosecutors in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that media companies including Fox Sports and Grupo Televisa paid bribes to secure media rights for soccer matches.

Two NCAA basketball coaches plead not guilty to bribery, fraud

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two college basketball coaches on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to fraud charges filed in New York federal court after a two-year probe of claims that promising players were bribed to enroll at schools sponsored by apparel maker Adidas AG.

Three killed, shooter dead, after attack at California school: local media

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:17pm
(Reuters) - Three people were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday and the shooter was killed by law enforcement, Sacramento television station KCRA reported.

Americans' debt level rises in third quarter

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans' debt level rose during the third quarter, driven by an increase in mortgage loans, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York report published on Tuesday.

Attorney General Sessions says now recalls meeting flagged in Russia probe

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he now recalls a meeting in March 2016 that has come under scrutiny as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump's election campaign colluded with Russia.

Services boost U.S. producer prices; underlying inflation firming

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in October, driven by a surge in the cost of services, leading to the biggest annual increase in wholesale inflation in over 5-1/2 years.

Police fear serial killer could be behind fourth Tampa shooting

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:55am
(Reuters) - Police in Tampa, Florida, were investigating whether a fatal shooting on Tuesday could be linked to a possible serial killer who is feared to have murdered three victims in a string of night attacks terrorizing a city neighborhood.

UCLA players depart China after Trump asked for Xi's help

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:44am
MANILA/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting were headed back to the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

Sandy Hook victims' families to argue case in Connecticut Supreme Court

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:04am
HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut's highest court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched case brought by the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against the maker of the assault rifle used by the killer.

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