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U.S. House to debate bill to reduce violence in schools

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:59am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will debate bipartisan legislation next week aimed at preventing violence at schools following the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Tuesday.

West Virginia teachers' strike ends with 5 percent raise

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:18am
(Reuters) - A strike by West Virginia teachers ended on Tuesday with a deal to raise pay for all state workers by 5 percent after more than a week of protests across the Appalachian state, the governor and educators' union said.

House to debate bill to reduce violence in schools

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives next week will debate bipartisan legislation aimed at preventing school violence following the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school that ended with 17 deaths, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Tuesday.

McDonald's flips to fresh beef in 3,500 U.S. restaurants

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:18am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday that it had begun serving fresh beef Quarter Pounders and other premium burgers at about 3,500 restaurants in the United States, and most of its other U.S. locations will follow suit by May.

Trial to begin over Kansas voter ID law requiring citizenship proof

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:14am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) - A trial over a Kansas law critics call illegal that requires proof of U.S citizenship from people registering to vote is set to begin on Tuesday.

Maersk says loses containers off U.S. East Coast

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:32am
(Reuters) - Shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk said Tuesday between 70 and 73 containers had collapsed on a vessel off the U.S. East Coast, causing some of the containers to fall into the ocean.

Arizona felon indicted for eight murders in Phoenix area

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:05pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A convicted Arizona felon has been formally charged with eight counts of first-degree murder over a series of fatal shootings on Phoenix-area streets late last year, court documents showed on Monday.  Cleophus Cooksey Jr., 35, was also charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, sexual assault and burglary during the three-week crime spree, according to a state grand jury indictment handed down on Thursday and made public on Monday.

Puerto Rico's governor presses power utility privatization

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 8:08pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday pressed proposals for privatizing the U.S. commonwealth's shattered electrical grid as part of its painstaking recovery from devastating September hurricanes.

Panama court evicts Trump management from hotel in bitter spat

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 7:01pm
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - A Panamanian court on Monday evicted the Trump management team from the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, in an apparent victory for the hotel's majority owner, who has fought to regain control of the property.

Florida state Senate votes against arming most classroom teachers

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:50pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's Republican-controlled Senate voted on Monday to exclude most classroom teachers from a plan to allow school staff to carry firearms as part of a package of measures in response to a school shooting that took 17 lives last month.

U.S. Army says mishandled war dogs, will comply with call for reform

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:49pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Army confirmed on Monday that it had mishandled retired bomb-sniffing war dogs and said it would comply with recommendations in a Defense Department Inspector General’s report that called for reforms.

Call for more women speakers spurs rival California cyber security conference

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:46pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cyber security professionals from companies including Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc announced on Monday a small alternative to Dell Inc's [DI.UL] RSA Conference after criticizing the major industry gathering for scheduling just one female keynote speaker.

Ex-lawyers for rap's 'Suge' Knight accused of witness bribery

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:40pm
(Reuters) - Two former lawyers for rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were indicted on charges of conspiracy to bribe potential witnesses in his upcoming murder trial, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said on Monday.

Trump's tariff threat may be timed for Pennsylvania U.S. House race

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has alarmed the Republican establishment and world leaders by threatening tough steel tariffs, a message that might be meant not just to shake the world trade order but to help defend a congressional seat in Pennsylvania.

Ex-lawyers for rap's 'Suge' Knight indicted for witness bribery in California

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:07pm
(Reuters) - Two former lawyers for rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were indicted on charges of conspiracy to bribe potential witnesses in his upcoming murder trial, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said on Monday.

Fights erupt, 12 arrested ahead of white nationalist's speech in Michigan

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:54pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - A least a dozen people were arrested on Monday after supporters of Richard Spencer clashed with protesters outside a Michigan college campus where the white nationalist was scheduled to speak.

U.S. judge rejects injunction bid in sanctuary cities fight

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:38pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday rejected California's request for a pretrial injunction to force the federal government to fund a law enforcement grant that has been delayed in a dispute over the state's so-called sanctuary city policies.

Lockheed Martin wins $481 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp is being awarded a $481 million U.S. defense contract in support of the construction of four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant ships, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Fights erupt ahead of white nationalist's speech in Michigan

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:10pm
EAST LANSING, Mich (Reuters) - At least half a dozen people were arrested on Monday after supporters of Richard Spencer clashed with protesters outside a Michigan college campus where the white nationalist was scheduled to speak.

Fight breaks out ahead of Michigan speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:30pm
EAST LANSING, Mich (Reuters) - At least half a dozen people were arrested on Monday after supporters of Richard Spencer clashed with protesters outside a Michigan college campus where the avowed white nationalist was scheduled to speak.

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