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Arkansas town reaches settlement in 'debtors' prison' lawsuit

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:27pm
(Reuters) - An Arkansas town has agreed not to jail defendants who cannot afford to pay court fees after it was sued by civil rights groups who charged it ran what amounted to a modern-day debtors' prison.

Gunman kills four in Northern California shooting spree

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:16pm
(Reuters) - A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing four people before he was slain by police.

Universities to U.S. Senate: Endowment tax idea 'fundamentally flawed'

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tax legislation working its way through the U.S. Senate would put a new levy on endowments held by large private universities and colleges, a proposal that more than three dozen higher-education lobbying groups on Tuesday called "fundamentally flawed."

Blommer Chocolate factory in Chicago evacuated due to fire

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:18pm
(Reuters) - A factory in Chicago owned by Blommer Chocolate Co, the largest cocoa grinder in North America, was evacuated due to a fire on Tuesday and no injuries were reported, officials with the company and the city's fire department said.

Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wants to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office.

Five dead in California shooting spree that ended at school: local media

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:10pm
(Reuters) - Five people died in a shooting spree on Tuesday that ended at a school in a remote area of rural Northern California and some children were among the wounded, according to officials and local media.

Fidelity wins whistleblower retaliation case by ex-employee

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:49pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Tuesday sided with Fidelity Investments in rejecting a claim the mutual funds company retaliated against a former employee after she complained that it potentially defrauded investors by incorrectly calculating expenses.

Shooter kills three in attack that ends at California school: local media

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:10pm
(Reuters) - At least three people were killed on Tuesday in a shooting spree in a rural area of Northern California that began at a home and ended at an elementary school, local media reported.

Puerto Rico utility defends decision to postpone mutual aid

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:02pm
(Reuters) - Puerto Rico's electric utility on Tuesday defended its decision not to seek mutual aid from mainland utilities immediately following Hurricane Maria in a contentious hearing with the U.S. Senate's energy and natural resources committee.

Sessions, Ryan say they believe U.S Senate candidate Moore's accusers

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pressure on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to abandon his campaign increased on Tuesday, with two more prominent Republicans saying they believe sexual misconduct allegations against the Alabama man are credible.

No more indictments for Chicago police in Laquan McDonald shooting

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:47pm
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. government witness in FIFA trial said media companies paid bribes

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

Senate committee questions Trump's nuclear authority

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president's authority to launch a nuclear strike, amid concern that tensions over North Korea's weapons program could lead to war.

Newtown families seek to hold gun maker accountable in Connecticut court

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:59pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A lawyer for families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting told Connecticut's highest court on Tuesday that Remington Outdoor Co [FREDM.UL] should be held responsible because its military-themed marketing was designed to appeal to young men like killer Adam Lanza.

U.S. safety board criticizes Amtrak 'weak safety culture' after fatal crash

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board criticized Amtrak's safety record on Tuesday at a hearing on a fatal 2016 crash and said the railroad failed to use critical safety equipment that could have prevented the incident.

U.S. government witness in FIFA trial said Fox, Televisa paid bribes

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A witness for U.S. prosecutors in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that media companies including Fox Sports and Grupo Televisa paid bribes to secure media rights for soccer matches.

Two NCAA basketball coaches plead not guilty to bribery, fraud

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two college basketball coaches on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to fraud charges filed in New York federal court after a two-year probe of claims that promising players were bribed to enroll at schools sponsored by apparel maker Adidas AG.

Three killed, shooter dead, after attack at California school: local media

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:17pm
(Reuters) - Three people were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday and the shooter was killed by law enforcement, Sacramento television station KCRA reported.

Americans' debt level rises in third quarter

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans' debt level rose during the third quarter, driven by an increase in mortgage loans, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York report published on Tuesday.

Attorney General Sessions says now recalls meeting flagged in Russia probe

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he now recalls a meeting in March 2016 that has come under scrutiny as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump's election campaign colluded with Russia.