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ACLU sues Los Angeles police over public records requests

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:28am
(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union along with a journalist, a professor and an activist on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, accusing the agency of violating California's open records law, local media reported.

U.S. lawmakers push Yucca nuclear dump facing transport crunch

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives will debate legislation on Wednesday to breathe life into the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, but critics say the project is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route.

Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 8:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday will order a review of national monuments created over the past 20 years with an aim toward rescinding or resizing some of them - part of a broader push to reopen areas to drilling, mining and other development.

Palantir settles U.S. lawsuit charging bias against Asians

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The data analytics and security company Palantir Technologies Inc has agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve charges it discriminated against Asian applicants for engineering jobs at its Palo Alto, California, office, the U.S. Labor Department said on Tuesday.

Automakers ask California to ease rules for self-driving car tests

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Automakers on Tuesday urged the state of California to further ease its proposed regulations for autonomous vehicles, saying the state did not respond to their earlier objections by making enough revisions to its planned set of rules for self-driving cars.

Former President H.W. Bush still hospitalized, has bronchitis

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:01pm
(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has recovered from pneumonia but will remain in a Houston-area medical center until the end of the week while he is treated for chronic bronchitis, the hospital said on Tuesday.

Cleveland officer in Tamir Rice shooting 'did not know was kid': video

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:37pm
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The partner of a Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 said he "didn't know it was a kid" when he responded to an emergency call about an armed man at a park, according to video released on Tuesday.

Citing flaws, Oklahoma group calls for extended execution moratorium

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:31pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma should extend its moratorium on executions indefinitely until "systemic flaws" in the state's capital punishment system are repaired, a bipartisan group said on Tuesday after a year-long review prompted by problems with prior lethal injections.

Wife of Durst of 'The Jinx' series feared he would kill her: testimony

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:41pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The late wife of Robert Durst, the real estate scion tied to killings explored in HBO's series "The Jinx," once told a neighbor that Durst had beaten her and wanted to kill her, a retired detective testified on Tuesday in a hearing before Durst's latest murder trial.

Prosecutors open probe of Wisconsin inmate's dehydration death: media

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:26pm
(Reuters) - Prosecutors in Wisconsin have begun investigating the 2016 death of a mentally ill man who died of dehydration in a Milwaukee-area jail run by conservative Sheriff David Clarke, local media reported.

Illinois House ignores veto threat by passing abortion expansion

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:24pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Democratic-led Illinois House defied a veto threat by the state’s Republican governor by passing legislation on Tuesday to expand state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income residents and for state employees.

U.S. judge blocks Trump sanctuary city order

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:08pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration's immigration priorities.

Massive Los Angeles crash kills one, snarls major freeways

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two big rigs and several cars collided on a major freeway north of downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, sparking an explosion and fire, killing at least one person and forcing authorities to shut down two major arteries into the city.

Palestinian-born activist agrees to deportation from U.S.

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:36pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - A Palestinian-born activist who spent 10 years in an Israeli prison on a terrorism conviction before moving to the United States and gaining citizenship pleaded guilty on Tuesday to immigration fraud, agreeing to be deported rather than sent to prison.

U.S. appeals court to reconsider Ohio execution protocol

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:05pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said it would reconsider its recent decision blocking Ohio from using its lethal injection protocol to execute three death row inmates.

Lawyers for ex-NFL star Hernandez seek to toss murder verdict post-suicide

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:15pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A week after one-time National Football League star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell, lawyers asked a Massachusetts judge to vacate his 2015 conviction for murdering an acquaintance.

Ex-prosecutor, retired cops charged in New York corruption probe

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:47pm
(Reuters) - Three retired New York City police officers and a former Brooklyn prosecutor were arrested Tuesday on charges that they took part in a bribery scheme involving gun licenses, becoming the latest people caught up in a wide-ranging corruption probe.

Former Expedia IT employee get 15 months in prison for insider trading

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:02pm
(Reuters) - A former Expedia Inc computer support technician was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday after admitting he stole confidential information from senior executives' emails to profit from insider trading.

Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russia trip: lawmakers

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russia in 2015, the leaders of the House of Representatives oversight panel said on Tuesday.

New York City subway faces two lawsuits over disabled access

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:49am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most of New York City's huge, aging subway system is inaccessible to disabled people, and its operator illegally discriminates against them by failing to fix the problems, disability rights advocates said in two lawsuits on Tuesday.