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U.S. arrests wife of gunman who killed 49 at Orlando nightclub

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:15pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have arrested the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year, a massacre that intensified fears about attacks against Americans inspired by the Islamic State, the U.S. attorney general said on Monday.

Millennial women opposed to Trump take to streets, many for the first time

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:39am
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millennials, some so young they need their parents' permission and others with babies in tow, will join women's protests this weekend as their generation for the first time faces challenges to rights they have known most of their lives.

Amid political rancor, Martin Luther King to be honored at Atlanta church

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 5:20am
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Hundreds are expected to pack the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s home church in Atlanta on Monday to mark the federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader, amid political and racial rancor as the first black U.S. president prepares to step down.

Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in replacing Obamacare

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 8:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everybody," he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night.

High-flying pro wrestling star Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at 73

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 4:43pm
(Reuters) - Fijian-born Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, one of biggest stars in professional wrestling in the 1980s, died on Sunday at age 73, less than two weeks after homicide charges were dropped against him in Pennsylvania for the 1983 death of his girlfriend.

Ice storm pelts central U.S., upper Midwest

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 11:19am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A winter storm brought more ice and freezing rain to a large swath of the central United States on Sunday, creating dangerous driving conditions and power outages from northeast New Mexico to central Illinois during the long holiday weekend.

Man arrested after Washington state Islamic Center fire

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 12:06am
(Reuters) - A Washington man was arrested on Saturday on charges of setting fire to an Islamic center in Bellevue, Washington, authorities said.

Ringling Bros. circus folding its tent after nearly 150 years

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:43pm
(Reuters) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus said on Saturday it will cease performances after 146 years in business, owing to what it said were declining tickets sales and high operating costs.

Designer wanted in bribery case arrested in Mexico, sent to U.S.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 3:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York fashion designer who calls himself the "curator of cool" was arrested in Mexico and sent to the United States where he is charged as part of a bribery case that has ensnared relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, officials said on Saturday.

Plan for pink 'pussyhats' in Washington after Trump's inauguration

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 5:54am
(Reuters) - The National Mall in Washington D.C. could become a sea of bright pink the day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as U.S. president if the vision of a pair of Los Angeles women is realized.

Major ice storm bears down on central U.S.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 2:32am
(Reuters) - The brunt of an ice storm was expected to roll through the Great Plains and Midwest this weekend after claiming the life of a motorist, causing scattered power outages and wreaking havoc on travel plans for airline passengers and motorists.

Cleveland officers to face administrative charges in shooting of black boy

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 9:25pm
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Three police officers involved in the fatal 2014 shooting of a 12-year-old African-American Ohio boy who was playing with a pellet gun will face internal discipline for their actions, officials in Cleveland said Friday.

Man arrested in slaying of Saudi college student in Wisconsin

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 8:40pm
(Reuters) - A suspect has been arrested, police said on Friday, in the slaying of a University of Wisconsin student from Saudi Arabia who was reported to have been fatally beaten outside a pizzeria in the college town of Menomonie in late October.

Chicago schools order unpaid days off after governor's funding veto

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:45pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago’s cash-strapped public school system ordered its teachers and administrators on Friday to take four unpaid days off to offset state funding withheld by Illinois' Republican governor.

Hundreds of cats quarantined in New York City bird flu outbreak

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of domestic cats have been quarantined in New York City after contracting a strain of highly contagious avian flu at shelters operated by a major animal rescue organization, and the virus also infected at least one veterinarian, officials said.

Anti-Trump protests to kick off with Washington civil rights march

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A week of protests ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president is set to kick off on Saturday with a civil rights march in Washington by activists angry over the Republican's comments on minority groups including Muslims and Mexicans.

U.S. House takes first step toward Obamacare repeal

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 2:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a measure making the first move toward scrapping Obamacare, joining the Senate in instructing key committees to write legislation repealing the health insurance law.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Santander debt collection dispute

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 2:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether firms collecting on debt they bought for pennies on the dollar can be held liable in lawsuits brought by debtors they targeted under a federal law cracking down on debt collectors' abusive practices.

No U.S. charges for South Carolina ex-deputy seen throwing student

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:58pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it would not bring federal civil rights charges against a former sheriff's deputy seen in a 2015 viral video flipping a South Carolina high school student out of her chair and tossing her in a classroom.

Trump speaks with entertainer Steve Harvey about helping U.S. cities

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump and Housing Secretary-designate Ben Carson spoke with entertainer and talk show host Steve Harvey on Friday to discuss an effort by the incoming administration to seek positive changes in U.S. inner cities.