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Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

3 hours 28 min ago
(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections.

Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist

4 hours 18 min ago
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist, an event that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in preparation for possible violence.

California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill

4 hours 26 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill.

Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42.

Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:36pm
(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said.

Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:22pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed 3 arrested in Delaware

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:24pm
(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said.

White House says Trump's check to military family has been sent

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:27pm
That was the message from the White House on Wednesday after the father of a slain U.S. Army sergeant said a generous offer from President Donald Trump had not materialized.

Death toll rises to 42 in California wildfires

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from more than a dozen major wildfires still burning across Northern California's celebrated wine country rose to 42 on Wednesday, after search and rescue teams picking through burned out neighborhoods found another victim.

Proposed settlement reached in North Carolina's transgender bathroom lawsuit

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:42pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

Kentucky officials propose plan to save ailing pensions

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:34pm
(Reuters) - Kentucky's governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday unveiled a plan they said will rescue the state's pension funds from becoming insolvent without breaking retirement promises made to public-sector workers.

ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:56pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a consent decree filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

Trump and NFL at odds on how to get players to stand for anthem

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism, but said on Wednesday players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.

Ford to recall 1.34 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall 1.34 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

Gunman kills three at Maryland company, suspected in Delaware shooting

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:51pm
(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company fatally shot three co-workers and critically wounded two others on Wednesday and is suspected in a later shooting in nearby Delaware, authorities said.

Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:37pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:41pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest.

Boston man guilty of supporting Islamic State in 2015 beheading plot

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:57pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man on Wednesday was found guilty of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest.

Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:30am
(Reuters) - A hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people told a U.S. television talk show on Wednesday that he heard drilling before the shooter began spraying a hallway with hundreds of rapid-fire rounds.

Ford to recall about 1.3 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

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