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'Shaving Cats!!??' Virginia police probe seven pet abductions

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:51pm
(Reuters) - Police and townsfolk in Waynesboro, Virginia, are trying to figure out why someone is abducting pet cats and returning them with hairless underbellies.

Apple, Tesla ask California to change its proposed self-driving car testing policies

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:42pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc asked the state of California to make changes in its proposed self-driving car policies, the latest sign the company is pursuing driverless car technology.

U.S. spy agency stops gathering some messages from Americans: sources

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has halted a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect the digital communications of Americans that mentioned a foreign intelligence target without a warrant, three sources told Reuters.

Possible $440 million sale to Israel of naval guns approved: Pentagon

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to Israel of 76mm naval guns and technical support worth an estimated $440 million, a Pentagon agency said on Friday.

Court scolds New York county for 'total obstructionism' on housing

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:40pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday admonished New York's wealthy Westchester County to stop its "total obstructionism" in implementing an agreement designed to boost affordable housing.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush discharged from hospital

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:20pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was discharged on Friday from a Houston hospital where he was treated for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, a family spokesman said.

Trump, streaming, likely winners in potential TV writers' strike

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:45am
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump may finally get a break.

U.S. appeals court grants Trump request on climate regulations case

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo.

United Airlines chief executive will testify before Congress

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal of a passenger from a Chicago flight on April 9 that drew international condemnation.

U.S. SEC charges ex-executives over accounting at govt contractor L3

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday filed civil charges against two former executives at government contractor L3 Technologies over accounting violations that led the company to improperly recognize $17.9 million in revenue from a contract with the U.S. Army.

'Get off of Twitter': As Trump nears Day 100, some stirrings of discontent

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:28am
CLEARWATER, Fla. (Reuters) - Some of his supporters fret that President Donald Trump is backing himself into a corner with promises that can’t be kept. Others lament he is not pulling America from international conflicts as he vowed – or say he should “get off of Twitter.”

More Americans say race relations deteriorating: Reuters poll

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:16am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tiffany Cartagena said she was eating with her mixed-race girlfriend at a restaurant in Ohio last month when she heard nearby diners remark about the "monkey" at the next table.

Flood of Cuban migrants to United States shrinks to a trickle

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:11am
HAVANA (Reuters) - The flood of Cubans to the United States via perilous journeys by sea or land has turned into a mere trickle since the end of the U.S. preferential asylum policy for them, data obtained by Reuters shows.

Kentucky's pension deal offers lessons on risks, cost cuts

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Kentucky's public pension put U.S. buyout firm KKR & Co LP in charge of its hedge fund investments in May 2015, its board expected the deal to save money and boost its returns.

Next battleground: An aging Great Lakes pipeline stirs new protest

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:16am
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The growing protest movement against U.S. oil and gas pipelines has so far focused on stopping or delaying new construction, with some high-profile successes.

Exclusive: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown,' Trump says

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers.

Police charge second suspect in Illinois judge's murder

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:38pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Police have charged a second suspect in the murder of an Illinois judge shot outside his home on Chicago's South Side earlier this month in what they believe was a robbery, officials said on Thursday.

Timeline detailed for New York City bus terminal project

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday laid out a new timeline for its revamped efforts to replace or renovate New York City's aging main bus terminal in midtown Manhattan.

Illinois school districts pressured by payment delay -Moody's

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:23pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some Illinois school districts, including the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), are being squeezed by late payments due to the state's ongoing budget problems, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday.

Florida Senate seeks pardon for wrongly accused 'Groveland Four'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:21pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's Senate on Thursday apologized to the families of four black men wrongly accused of raping a white teenager nearly 70 years ago, and lawmakers called on the state's governor to issue full pardons.