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Mistrial in NY corruption case against union chief, hedge fund executive

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered a mistrial in the corruption case against the former head of New York City's correction officers' union and a co-founder of the now-defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners, after jurors said they were deadlocked.

Momentum builds in U.S. for disclaimers on internet election ads

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:19pm
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia-linked ads on sites such as Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. elections.

Elephant lovers outraged by Trump move on trophy-hunting

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:15pm
(Reuters) - Conservation groups on Thursday decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

Johnson & Johnson wins California lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:01pm
(Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.

U.S. airlines sharply cut involuntary passenger bumping: DOT

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. airlines are bumping far fewer passengers from overbooked flights after a high-profile incident in April prompted the industry to reassess its practices, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reported on Thursday.

Former Trump campaign adviser delivers 'irrelevant' documents to congressional committees

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Thursday delivered subpoenaed documents he described as "irrelevant and unnecessary" to two congressional committees investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. judge refuses to say whether Reza Zarrab will face trial

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:30pm
(Reuters) - u.s. Judge refuses to say whether turkish gold trader reza zarrab will face trial in u.s. Sanctions case - new york court hearing

Trump elephant trophy-hunting move sparks stampede of outrage

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:23pm
(Reuters) - Conservation groups decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision this week to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

Corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Senator Menendez ends in mistrial

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:19pm
(Reuters) - The corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery, fraud and other charges, according to multiple news reporters in the courtroom.

Johnson & Johnson hit with $247 million verdict in hip implant trial

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were injured by defective Pinnacle hip implants.

Billionaire founder of Insys pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:05pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based spray intended for cancer patients.

U.S. industrial output surges as hurricane-related disruptions fade

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. industrial production recorded its biggest increase in six months in October as the drag from hurricane-related disruptions unwound, but the underlying growth trend in output at the nation's factories, mines and utility plants remained moderate.

IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not develop technology to help the Trump administration carry out a proposal to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly rise; import prices up modestly

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:17am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week in part as a backlog of applications from Puerto Rico continued to be processed, but the underlying trend pointed to tightening labor market conditions.

Trump acknowledges thanks from UCLA players released from China

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:08am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged the thanks he received from three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China for shoplifting and were released after he raised the case with his Chinese counterpart.

Rights groups pressure IBM to renounce interest in Trump's 'extreme vetting'

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:35am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to renounce a Trump administration proposal to use technology to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

Billionaire founder of Insys to plead not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:17am
BOSTON (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc was expected to appear in federal court in Boston on Thursday to plead not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug.

Convicted mass killer Charles Manson hospitalized in California: report

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:23pm
(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the cult leader who sent followers known as the "Manson Family" out to commit gruesome murders, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the 1960s hippie era in California, has been hospitalized, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:16pm
(Reuters) - Travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Thanksgiving holiday in their largest numbers in more than a decade, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said.

Origins of 2014 militia showdown with U.S. agents recounted in Nevada court

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:00pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy repeatedly rebuffed overtures to settle a range-land dispute with the U.S. government that festered for years, leading to the armed standoff that landed him in jail, a prosecution witness testified on Wednesday.

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