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Keystone XL opponents make last-gasp effort in Nebraska

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:34am
LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline have launched a last-minute public relations blitz before Nebraska regulators weigh in on its route next week in the last big regulatory hurdle for the long-delayed project.

Ohio delays another execution after struggling to find vein

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:24am
(Reuters) - The Ohio government delayed the planned execution of a 69-year-old convicted murderer on Wednesday after officials were unable to find a suitable vein in the inmate, who is sick with cancer and other diseases, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported.

Astellas faces U.S. probe over patient assistance charity support

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:11am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Astellas Pharma Inc has become the latest company to reveal it has become the subject of a U.S. probe into drugmakers' financial support of charities offering assistance to Medicare patients seeking help to cover out-of-pocket drug costs.

Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: officials

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

Head of U.S. National Counterterrorism Center departing

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The highly regarded head of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, which coordinates intelligence sharing on militant plots, is retiring at the end of the year, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in a statement on Wednesday.

Ohio delays murderer's execution after struggling to find vein

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00am
(Reuters) - The Ohio government delayed the planned execution of a 69-year-old convicted murderer on Wednesday after officials were unable to find a suitable vein in the inmate, who has numerous illnesses including cancer, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported.

Funeral set for nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:59am
FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas family will hold a funeral service on Wednesday for relatives from three generations who were among the 26 people killed when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church earlier this month.

Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: CMS

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

Court adjourns appeal hearing for U.S. extradition of Russian cyber crime suspect

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:32am
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Supreme Court adjourned an appeal hearing on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian suspected of masterminding a $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring.

Ohio death row inmate to face execution despite illness

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:28am
(Reuters) - A 69-year-old Ohio death row inmate who faked paralysis to escape from custody and commit murder is due to be put to death on Wednesday despite his argument that he is too sick.

Harvey Weinstein sued by actress, who claims he raped her in 2016

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:51pm
(Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein and the movie company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company, were sued in California state court on Tuesday by an anonymous actress who said she was raped by the movie producer in the spring of 2016.

Pentagon pays for service members' gender-reassignment surgery

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had paid for gender-reassignment surgery of an active-duty service member that took place earlier in the day, as the issue of transgender troops serving in the U.S. military continues to garner national attention.

UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:37pm
MANILA/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting arrived back in the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

Intimidation or legal protest: lawyers face off at trial of Nevada rancher Bundy

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:36pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his followers were defying the rule of law by threat of violence, rather than engaging in a legal protest, when they took up arms against federal agents who had seized his cattle, a U.S. prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

Jane Goodall urges U.S. Senate to halt quest for Arctic refuge oil

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British primatologist Jane Goodall sent a letter to every U.S. senator on Tuesday urging them to oppose a push in the U.S. Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region environmentalists say is one of the world's last paradises.

U.S. Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wanted to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office if he wins a special election in Alabama.

No further indictments for Chicago police in 2014 shooting of black teen

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:09pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - No more Chicago police officers will be indicted in connection with the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white officer, a county prosecutor told a judge on Tuesday.

U.S. women lawmakers on sex harassment: Congress, heal thyself

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will adopt mandatory training on sexual harassment and discrimination, Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday after members of Congress shared stories of women being propositioned and groped in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

Judge rejects ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's request for new hearing

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:01pm
(Reuters) - A judge has rejected the latest request from Jared Fogle, the imprisoned former pitchman for fast-food chain Subway, to reconsider his case two years after he pleaded guilty to child pornography and sex with minors charges.

Jane Goodall urges U.S. Senate to halt push to drill in Arctic refuge

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British primatologist Jane Goodall sent a letter to every U.S. senator on Tuesday urging them to oppose a push in the U.S. Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region environmentalists say is one of the world's last paradises.

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