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Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

1 hour 11 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics who have given his tenure poor marks.

U.S. service member killed in blast near Mosul, Iraq

8 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died of wounds caused by an explosive device outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, the U.S.-led military coalition said.

Climate protests to mark Trump's 100 days in office

17 hours 13 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the second time in a month, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out in Washington on Saturday to voice concern over climate change in a mass demonstration marking the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Torrential rains, damaging winds on tap for U.S. midsection

19 hours 1 min ago
(Reuters) - A dangerous storm front will thrash the U.S. midsection over the weekend with torrential rainfall, damaging winds and large hail that will leave behind the threat of flooding throughout the region, the National Weather Service warned.

25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side

20 hours 12 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after deadly riots erupted in Los Angeles when four white police officers were acquitted in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King, an undercurrent of distrust pulses in a city that says it has worked hard at police reforms.

Massachusetts sues Ocwen over mortgage servicing practices

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:21pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Massachusetts attorney general sued a unit of Ocwen Financial Corp on Friday, accusing the mortgage servicing company of engaging in abusive practices that harmed thousands of homeowners in the state.

Former Chicago Public Schools chief sentenced for fraud

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:35pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sentenced the former chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools to 4-1/2 years in prison for her role in a scheme to steer lucrative contracts to one of her previous employers in exchange for kickbacks and bribes, the Department of Justice said.

American Realty ex-CFO loses bid to dismiss fraud indictment

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss an indictment accusing a former chief financial officer of American Realty Capital Properties Inc of fraudulently inflating financial data for the big real estate investment trust.

Four workers injured in incident at BP's Whiting, Indiana refinery: company

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:29pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Four workers were injured on Friday in a power distribution center at BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana, refinery, the company said in a statement.

California enacts $52 billion fuel tax hike for road, bridge repairs

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:56pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a bill to raise gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades in an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's long-neglected roads and bridges.

Two arrested on charges of illegal exports to Russia get time served

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:41pm
(Reuters) - Two Russian nationals arrested in the United States last October on charges of conspiring to export sensitive military technology from the United States to Russia were sentenced to time served on Friday, a spokesman for U.S. prosecutors said.

Florida eye doctor found guilty of scamming Medicare

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Friday found a Florida eye doctor guilty of defrauding Medicare by as much as $105 million by using false claims, including charging for eye tests of blind patients, according to a federal court document.

Indiana man pleads guilty in murder spree referencing the movie 'The Purge'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:58pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Indiana man pleaded guilty to killing three people during a four-day crime spree during which he referred to "The Purge," a movie about a day where all crimes are legal, prosecutors said on Friday.

Judge rejects Chicago school lawsuit over Illinois funding inequities

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:51pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois judge dealt a blow to Chicago's cash-strapped public school system on Friday by dismissing its lawsuit that argued the state's school-funding formula discriminates against minority students.

State Department OKS $1.46 billion aircraft sale to New Zealand: Pentagon

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.46 billion sale to New Zealand of four P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft and associated support, a Pentagon agency said on Friday.

Trump pledges fealty to NRA gun lobby

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:12pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pledged to uphold Americans' right to possess guns on Friday in a speech that he used to revisit some 2016 election campaign themes from his vow to build a border wall to dismissing a Democratic senator as "Pocahontas."

Coughing, convulsing and calls for probe after Arkansas execution

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:23pm
(Reuters) - A lawyer for an executed Arkansas death row inmate asked the state on Friday to investigate why his client coughed and convulsed on a death chamber gurney, saying a lethal injection drug may have been the cause.

'Shaving Cats!!??' Virginia police probe seven pet abductions

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:51pm
(Reuters) - Police and townsfolk in Waynesboro, Virginia, are trying to figure out why someone is abducting pet cats and returning them with hairless underbellies.

Apple, Tesla ask California to change its proposed self-driving car testing policies

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:42pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc asked the state of California to make changes in its proposed self-driving car policies, the latest sign the company is pursuing driverless car technology.

U.S. spy agency stops gathering some messages from Americans: sources

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has halted a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect the digital communications of Americans that mentioned a foreign intelligence target without a warrant, three sources told Reuters.