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Power outage in San Francisco hits about 90,000

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:45pm
OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) - A power outage on Friday morning in San Francisco hit about 90,000 people, utility PG&E said, and at least several blocks of the financial district lost electricity.

Michigan couple charged with arranging genital mutilation for seven-year-olds

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:10pm
(Reuters) - A Michigan doctor and his wife were charged in federal court on Friday with helping a Detroit physician perform genital mutilation on 7-year-old girls.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez's family wants death scene evidence preserved

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:07pm
(Reuters) - The family of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge on Friday to order prison officials to preserve evidence collected after he was found dead in his cell on Wednesday from an apparent suicide.

Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:37am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed back to the United States Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker whose release from jail in Egypt was sought by Trump when he met Egypt's president early this month.

U.S. House committee sets more hearings in Trump-Russia probe

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:28am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 U.S. election, said on Friday it had invited the directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency to appear at a closed hearing on May 2.

North Dakota's 'water protectors' bring their pipeline story to film

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:37am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - They call themselves "water protectors" and describe the Dakota Access pipeline ferrying crude oil across America as "the black snake."

Ex-Illinois governor Blagojevich's 14-year prison term upheld

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:35am
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday rejected former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's bid to shorten his 14-year prison term in a public corruption case.

Trump, Republicans face tricky task of averting U.S. government shutdown

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress face their first major budget test next week, with the threat of a U.S. government shutdown potentially hinging on his proposed Mexican border wall as well as Obamacare funding.

Ohio investigates Visa's debit card transactions

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:12am
(Reuters) - Visa Inc said on Friday it was being investigated on rules related to acceptance of its debit cards, cardholder verification methods and routing of debit transactions.

Arkansas executes inmate after U.S. Supreme Court gives go-ahead

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:41am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas executed its first inmate in 12 years on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the inmate's request to halt the lethal injection in a late-night ruling.

Trump to order U.S. Treasury to delve into taxes, post-crisis reforms

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:09am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will order the Treasury on Friday to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance companies have said hinder their ability to do business.

Uber extends sexual harassment probe; expects report by end-May

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:54pm
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said it has extended its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims in its own organization, and a report is expected by the end of May.

U.S. judicial panel finds Texas hurt Latino vote with redrawn boundaries

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:44pm
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A special federal judicial panel ruled for the second time in two months on Thursday that the Republican-led Texas Legislature deliberately redrew political boundaries so as to unfairly diminish voter clout of the state's growing Latino population.

U.S. regulators block Texas, Arizona over import of execution drug

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:27pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. Customs, will not be released to them, an official said on Thursday.

Accused gunman in Fresno shooting spree charged in motel murder

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:20pm
(Reuters) - A suspect nicknamed Black Jesus who police say killed three white men during a racially motivated shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California, was charged on Thursday with the murder of an unarmed Motel 6 security guard days earlier.

Group sues Trump for repealing U.S. wildlife rule in rare legal challenge

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An environmental group sued President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday over the repeal of a U.S. rule intended to protect wildlife, in the first court challenge to a law being used by Republicans to ease federal regulation.

Virginia governor spares convicted murderer from execution

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:59pm
(Reuters) - A Virginia death row inmate will spend his life in prison instead of being executed for the 2001 murder of his ex-girlfriend after the state governor commuted the sentence on Thursday, saying it was flawed.

Georgia grants couple's request to give daughter surname 'Allah'

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:11pm
(Reuters) - Georgia officials have granted a couple's request to issue a birth certificate giving their toddler daughter the surname "Allah" after earlier refusing to do so because neither parent has that name, civil liberties advocates said on Thursday.

4/20 pot celebrations marked by arrests at U.S. Capitol

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marijuana smoke-ins, street parties and concerts marked the informal 4/20 pot holiday across the country on Thursday, but police spoiled one cannabis event near the U.S. Capitol with arrests and seizure of joints.

Man gets 25-year sentence in shooting death of ex-NFL player

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:35pm
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Cardell Hayes, the 29-year-old tow truck driver convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of retired NFL player Will Smith last April, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, a Louisiana judge ruled on Thursday.