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Yeezy to Disney: Kanye West shatters year-long Twitter silence

48 min 34 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kanye West said on Wednesday that he had fired his manager and suggested he may run for U.S. president in a frenetic Twitter spree in which he promised four new albums and compared himself to Henry Ford and Walt Disney.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush moved from intensive care

1 hour 6 min ago
(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been moved from an intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to a regular patient room as he recovers from an infection that spread to his blood, his office said on Wednesday.

Ex-South Carolina prison workers charged with smuggling drugs, phones

1 hour 19 min ago
(Reuters) - A federal grand jury has indicted 14 former South Carolina corrections employees on charges of smuggling drugs and cellphones into prisons in exchange for bribes, according to court documents unsealed on Wednesday.

Flowers and grits as Waffle House reopens after Nashville killings

1 hour 29 min ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - The Waffle House restaurant in Nashville where a gunman killed four people reopened on Wednesday for the first time since the weekend attack, filling up with customers ordering breakfasts as a makeshift memorial of flowers piled up outside.

Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Trump's travel ban

1 hour 31 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a huge legal victory, signaling on Wednesday it was likely to uphold his contentious travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.

In #MeToo's shadow, Cosby awaits verdict in sexual assault trial

2 hours 16 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The case against Bill Cosby, the man once known as "America's Dad," is now in the hands of a jury charged with deciding whether the comedian is guilty of drugging and molesting a onetime friend at his Pennsylvania home more than a decade ago.

Puerto Rico's governor says power should return within a month

2 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Wednesday said he expects electricity to be restored across the U.S. territory within a month, but warned that the island's infrastructure needed to be strengthened ahead of the upcoming hurricane season.

U.S. regulator sues LendingClub over hidden fees

2 hours 56 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. regulator sued online lender Lending Club Corp on Wednesday for allegedly overcharging consumers and misleading them on hidden fees.

Dallas police officer dies, two others critical after attack at store

2 hours 59 min ago
(Reuters) - One of the two Dallas police officers shot outside a Home Depot store died on Wednesday morning, the city's mayor announced at a City Council meeting.

Facebook will not testify at U.S. House hearing on social media

3 hours 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said Wednesday it has declined an invitation to testify at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing Thursday on filtering practices by social media companies, a company spokesman said.

South Carolina prison workers indicted for contraband smuggling

3 hours 41 min ago
(Reuters) - A federal grand jury has indicted 14 former South Carolina corrections employees on charges of smuggling contraband into prisons in exchange for bribes, the State newspaper reported on Wednesday.

U.S. cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants : federal judge

3 hours 56 min ago
(Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary.

Accused Waffle House killer in Nashville had laptop drive wiped - report

4 hours 14 min ago
(Reuters) - The construction worker accused of shooting dead four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville had the hard drive on his laptop wiped last month, a local television station reported, citing the computer repair shop's owner.

U.S. Supreme Court leans toward upholding Trump's travel ban

4 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled they are likely to uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious policies of his presidency.

U.S. to seek court approval to terminate 'outdated' antitrust judgments

5 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday it plans to seek court approval to terminate "outdated" antitrust judgments that remain on the books throughout the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court weighs legality of Trump's travel ban

6 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration went before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the legality of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious actions of his presidency.

Trump's travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court reckoning

7 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the legality of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious actions of his presidency.

United States to lower foreign arms sales surcharge: DSCA director

9 hours 25 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. government will reduce its administrative surcharge on foreign arms sales to 3.2 percent from 3.5 percent from June as part of a broader bid to make U.S. weapons more competitive internationally, a top U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Texas to execute man convicted of killing two at birthday party

10 hours 17 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a man convicted of opening fire at a children's birthday party in 2008, believing a rival gang member was present and fatally shooting a woman and her five-year-old granddaughter in a spray of bullets.

Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial goes to the jury

10 hours 20 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania jury of seven men and five women was due to begin deliberations on Wednesday to decide whether to convict comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault, attempting to reach a verdict where a previous jury was hopelessly deadlocked.

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