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U.S. Supreme Court may limit where companies can be sued

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:26am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled a willingness to place limits on where corporations can be sued in a dispute involving drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, a potential setback to plaintiffs' lawyers who try to bring suits in friendly courts.

Mexico plans immediate action on US imports after WTO tuna ruling

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:16am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican economy ministry said on Tuesday it would immediately initiate the process of taking retaliatory steps against U.S. imports following a ruling by the World Trade Organization in Mexico's favor in a dispute over tuna.

WTO lets Mexico slap trade sanctions on U.S. in tuna dispute

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:24am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Mexico can impose annual trade sanctions worth $163.23 million against the United States after winning a dispute over trade in tuna fish, a World Trade Organization arbitrator ruled on Tuesday.

Lawyer urges Trump to press Iran on jailed U.S. father and son at nuclear talks

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:30am
VIENNA (Reuters) - The lawyer of an American-Iranian father and son jailed in Iran called on U.S. President Donald Trump to get his officials to press for the men's release at nuclear talks with Tehran on Tuesday.

Police say 'minimal but necessary force' used on United passenger

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:42am
(Reuters) - A police officer said "minimal but necessary force" was used to remove a United Airlines customer from a plane in what has become a public relations disaster for the company.

Police say 'minimal but necessary force' used on United passenger

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:09am
(Reuters) - A police officer said "minimal but necessary force" was used to remove a United Airlines customer from a plane in what has become a public relations disaster for the company.

Waymo testing self-driving car ride service in Arizona

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:12am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo autonomous vehicle group will begin testing a self-driving car program for hundreds of families in Phoenix, Arizona and is buying 500 Chrysler minivans to do so, the companies said on Tuesday.

Ex-Guinea minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:33pm
(Reuters) - A former government minister in Guinea went to trial in New York on Monday on U.S. charges that he laundered $8.5 million in bribes he took in exchange for helping a Chinese company secure valuable mining rights.

Teacher accused of kidnapping to face federal charges in Tennessee

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:23pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A former Tennessee schoolteacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old girl and taking her on a multistate odyssey that included sexual abuse before the pair were found in California will be returned to face federal kidnapping charges in Nashville.

State Department website posts article on Trump's Florida resort

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department website published an article this month about President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, stoking criticism from prominent ethics experts.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush staying in hospital few more days

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:53pm
(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush will remain for a few more days in a Houston hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia, the hospital said on Monday.

Democratic state attorneys general decry student loan rework by Republicans

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been reworking student lending since her appointment in February, raising concerns among Democrats that she will undo former President Barack Obama's overhaul of college financial aid.

Obama makes no mention of Trump in first major post-presidential appearance

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:26pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Barack Obama, making his first major appearance since leaving the White House, made no mention on Monday of his successor, Donald Trump, but urged young people to get more involved in their communities at a time of stark political divides.

Trump-backed Navy expansion would boost costs some $400 billion over 30 years: study

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Expanding the U.S. Navy to 355 ships as recommended by military leaders and backed by President Donald Trump would cost some $400 billion more over the next 30 years than the currently planned 308-ship fleet, according to a study released on Monday.

Up in Smoke: Marijuana activists cuffed after lighting up at U.S. Capitol

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two dozen red-hatted protesters gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Monday to call for easing federal marijuana laws, but police snuffed out the party by arresting four of them after they lit up joints.

Former Haiti coup leader pleads guilty in U.S. drug case

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:57pm
(Reuters) - The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide pleaded guilty on Monday to a money laundering charge related to an international drug trafficking scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Two Bundy supporters convicted in Nevada: attorney

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:02pm
(Reuters) - A Nevada jury found two supporters of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy guilty on Monday of charges stemming from an armed standoff with federal authorities in 2014, an attorney for one of four other defendants in the case said.

UC Berkeley sued over Ann Coulter's planned visit

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 2:45pm
(Reuters) - Two groups that invited conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak at the University of California at Berkeley sued school officials on Monday, saying the school's decision to postpone her appearance violated their free speech rights.

Ex-Eaton Vance portfolio manager to plead guilty to fraud in U.S. court

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 2:35pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Eaton Vance Corp portfolio manager has agreed to plead guilty to having engaged in a fraudulent scheme involving call options that enabled him to illegally make $1.9 million, according to papers filed in Boston federal court on Monday.

Liberal U.S. justices lean toward death row inmate in mental health dispute

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:45am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated support for a convicted murderer held on Alabama's death row who argued he had a right to an independent medical expert to assess his mental health and potentially help him avoid the death penalty.

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