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Ex-Manson Family follower denied parole by California Governor

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:12am
(Reuters) - For the second year in a row California Gov. Jerry Brown overturned the parole recommendation to free Leslie Van Houten, who as a follower of cult leader Charles Manson took part in a notorious murder spree in 1969, media reports said late Friday.

U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government officially shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.

Government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, although high-level negotiations continued.

U.S. government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, but high-level negotiations continued.

U.S. government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal before a midnight deadline.

Kentucky man will plead guilty to attacking Senator Rand Paul

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:31pm
(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action was not politically motivated, officials said on Friday.

Baltimore fires police commissioner who failed to curb murder rate

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:28pm
(Reuters) - Baltimore's mayor, citing a lack of progress in curbing violent crime in a city that had a historic murder rate last year, on Friday fired the city's police commissioner and named a 30-year veteran of the department to lead it.

With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.

Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul last year

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:56pm
(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of a physical attack on U.S. Senator Rand Paul last November has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

U.S. to seek death penalty in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it intends to seek the death penalty for an Illinois man who was charged last year with kidnapping a visiting Chinese scholar.

McDonald's 'joint employment' trial delayed amid settlement talks

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:06pm
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp and a U.S. labor board are in talks to settle a case claiming the fast food company is liable for purported labor law violations by its franchisees, leading a judge on Friday to pause a longrunning trial.

Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend won't face charges: sheriff

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:54pm
(Reuters) - The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people in October, is unlikely to face charges but the FBI was investigating another person in the case, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday.

Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:26pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, calling the sport's governing body "rotten from the inside."

Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program.

No charges anticipated against Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend: sheriff

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:57pm
(Reuters) - The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not foresee charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:54pm
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.

Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years.

No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown looms

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticks toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

No charges anticipated against girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter: sheriff

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:03pm
(Reuters) - The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not anticipate charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.

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