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NBA's Chris Paul, other celebrity athletes, invest for an impact

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:18am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Giving back to their communities has always been a challenge for pro athletes who get rich quick, because they tend to lose the money even more quickly. But even those who manage to build a substantial amount of wealth have a hard time using it charitably in a way that truly has a long-term impact.

After weird winter, U.S. forecasters see warm, wet spring

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you liked the balmy weather that dominated on the U.S. East Coast and much of the South this winter, you will probably enjoy the spring of 2017, too.

Lawmakers seek FBI, NSA answers on Trump, Russia at rare public hearing

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency will break their public silence on Monday about their investigations into possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign at a rare open congressional intelligence committee hearing.

New York governor unveils South Bronx highway rebuilding plan

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 7:45pm
(Reuters) - New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday unveiled a $1.8 billion highway reconstruction plan in New York City's South Bronx aimed at benefiting one of the world's biggest food markets and an area once seen as a symbol of urban blight.

Colorado wildfire scorches woodland, at least 1,000 people evacuated

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:39pm
(Reuters) - A wildfire near the University of Colorado in Boulder burned through about 62 acres (25 hectares) of woodland on Sunday, prompting authorities to urge at least 1,000 people to evacuate the drought-hit region.

Ice hockey: USA Hockey, women's team to meet over wage dispute

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 4:52pm
(Reuters) - Members of the U.S. women's national ice hockey team threatening to boycott the world championships over a wage dispute will meet with USA Hockey on Monday, the two sides said on Sunday.

Republicans revamp U.S. health bill to help older Americans

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:45am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and to add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday.

New York columnist Jimmy Breslin dies at age 86, media reports

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 9:23am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman Jimmy Breslin, a self-described “street reporter” who chronicled New York City for more than 60 years in newspaper stories and columns and won acclaim for his coverage of the "Son of Sam" serial killings, died on Sunday at age 86, media reported.

U.S. Republicans working on Medicaid, tax credit changes: Ryan

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 8:33am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill that would implement a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, as well as boost tax credits for older, lower income people, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday.

U.S. Supreme Court’s ideological balance at stake in confirmation fight

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is sworn in for his Senate confirmation hearing on Monday, Democrats will make the case that he is a pro-business, social conservative insufficiently independent of the president.

Person in custody after incident at White House gates: Secret Service

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:43am
(Reuters) - One person was in custody after a suspicious vehicle drove up to a White House checkpoint on Saturday night, the Secret Service said, after CNN reported that the driver claimed to have a bomb.

Fire extinguished at Motiva Convent refinery; no injuries

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 8:26pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A fire was extinguished at Motiva Enterprises [MOTIV.UL] 235,000 barrel per day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery on Saturday with no injuries, a company spokeswoman said in a statement.

Rock 'n' roll icon Chuck Berry dead at age 90 in Missouri

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 5:31pm
(Reuters) - Rock-'n-roll pioneer Chuck Berry was found dead on Saturday at his home in Missouri, according to St. Charles County police in a statement posted on Facebook.

Meals on Wheels America sees surge in donations after U.S. budget

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 4:11pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Meals on Wheels America, the umbrella organization for 5,000 providers of home-delivered meals for seniors, said on Saturday that online donations have surged since the White House released a proposed budget that could lead to a big drop in its funding.

Tennessee police hunt former teacher accused of kidnapping student

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 1:41pm
(Reuters) - Tennessee police are searching for a former high school teacher accused of luring a 15-year-old student into his car outside of a restaurant and disappearing with the girl earlier this week, investigators said on Saturday.

Another person tries to jump White House fence

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 1:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A person jumped over a bike rack in a buffer zone in front of the White House on Saturday while President Trump was in Florida, but was not able to make it over the fence into the grounds, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Twitter.

Trump ‘travel ban bands’ take to stage in Texas capital

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:49am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Bands with diaspora from the seven Muslim-majority countries on U.S. President Donald Trump’s original travel ban took to the stage in Austin to build resistance against executive orders critics see as perpetuating bigotry.

DNA links man to two Michigan police shootings: law enforcement

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 2:03am
(Reuters) - A man charged in the shooting of two Detroit police officers earlier this week has been linked through DNA evidence to the fatal shooting of a university police officer last year, authorities said.

Idaho boy injured, family dog killed by government 'cyanide bomb'

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:58pm
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A "cyanide bomb" planted by U.S. predator-control agents targeting coyotes near homes and hiking trails in Idaho exploded when a boy handled the device, injuring him and killing his dog, authorities and relatives said on Friday.

Arkansas restores Martin Luther King holiday without Robert E. Lee

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:17pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to a bill setting aside an official state holiday solely for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and relegating Confederate General Robert E. Lee to a separate, lesser observance.