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No charges anticipated against Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend: sheriff

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:57pm
(Reuters) - The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not foresee charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:54pm
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.

Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years.

No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown looms

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticks toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

No charges anticipated against girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter: sheriff

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:03pm
(Reuters) - The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not anticipate charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."

Arkansas restricts controversial Monsanto, BASF farm chemical

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:47pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a blow to manufacturers Monsanto Co and BASF SE, Arkansas state lawmakers voted on Friday to bar sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April to protect farmers from potential crop damage.

As clock ticks, Senate scrambles to avert government shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who is to blame for the impasse.

Vegetarian's lawsuit over beef tallow at Buffalo Wild Wings is dismissed

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit by a New York vegetarian who accused Buffalo Wild Wings Inc of failing to disclose that it cooked french fries and other "non-meat" items in beef fat.

Olympic gymnast Raisman harshly criticizes Nassar, USA Gymnastics

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:12pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Three-time gold medalist Aly Raisman excoriated former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar Friday for sexually abusing her and other young women entrusted to his care and also lambasted the Olympic organization that failed for years to protect the athletes.

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:07pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

Thousands in Washington await Trump address to anti-abortion rally

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will become the third sitting U.S. president to address anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, highlighting his shift in recent years from a supporter of women's access to abortion to a powerful opponent.

California couple may have used food to control starving children

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:53am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of beating, shackling and abusing their 13 children may have used starvation as a weapon to control them, experts say, and the malnourishment would likely cause lifelong physical and mental issues for the siblings.

Clock running out as Senate tries to avert government shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who is to blame for the impasse.

U.S. health agency to issue religious objection regulation

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:07am
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

Fired FBI director James Comey to teach ethics at Virginia college

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:49am
(Reuters) - James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was fired last year by U.S. President Donald Trump, will teach a course on ethical leadership at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, the school said on Friday.

Clock running out to avert U.S. government shutdown as Trump blames Democrats

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:18am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday while the U.S. Congress faced a midnight deadline to come up with funding legislation to avoid federal agency shutdowns.

Clock running out to avert government shutdown as Trump blames Democrats

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:22am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Racing against a midnight deadline, the U.S. Congress will try on Friday to send President Donald Trump legislation to keep the government operating and avoid federal agency shutdowns that would otherwise begin on Saturday.

Delta Air to tighten onboard emotional support animal requirements

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:20am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in animal-related safety issues over the last several years.

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