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Services boost U.S. producer prices; underlying inflation firming

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in October, driven by a surge in the cost of services, leading to the biggest annual increase in wholesale inflation in over 5-1/2 years.

Police fear serial killer could be behind fourth Tampa shooting

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:55am
(Reuters) - Police in Tampa, Florida, were investigating whether a fatal shooting on Tuesday could be linked to a possible serial killer who is feared to have murdered three victims in a string of night attacks terrorizing a city neighborhood.

UCLA players depart China after Trump asked for Xi's help

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:44am
MANILA/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting were headed back to 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.

Sandy Hook victims' families to argue case in Connecticut Supreme Court

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:04am
HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut's highest court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched case brought by the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against the maker of the assault rifle used by the killer.

African-Americans taking brunt of oil industry pollution: report

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:11am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of health problems from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, and the situation could worsen as President Donald Trump dismantles environmental regulations, according to a report issued on Tuesday by a pair of advocacy groups.

Opening statements set in conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:06am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers were due to square off on Tuesday in the trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for his role in a 2014 armed standoff that galvanized militia groups challenging U.S. government authority in the American West.

U.S. pumpkin growers toast nontraditional demand for fruit

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:03am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. farmers are cheering a bumper crop of pumpkins this year, due to dry weather, and celebrating a year-round boost in demand aided by new avenues of growth in such products as flavored coffee and pet food.

Trump asked for Xi's help in UCLA players' shoplifting case in China

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:26am
MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting last week, and said he hoped they could come home soon.

Trump asked for Xi's help in UCLA players' shoplifting case: official

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:20pm
MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting last week, said a senior White House official.

Judge denies 11th-hour bid to dismiss charges against Nevada rancher Bundy

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:21pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday rejected an 11th-hour bid by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to dismiss criminal charges he faced for a 2014 armed standoff against federal agents, finding no basis for defense claims that prosecutors concealed evidence.

New Jersey man sentenced for role in Russian uranium bribe scheme

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with his role in arranging bribes for the awarding of contracts with Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

U.S. to fight Islamic State in Syria 'as long as they want to fight': Mattis

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will fight Islamic State in Syria "as long as they want to fight," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, describing a longer-term role for U.S. troops long after the insurgents lose all of the territory they control.

Appeals court lets Trump travel ban go partially into effect

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let President Donald Trump's latest travel ban go partially into effect, ruling the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States.

Man pleads guilty to U.S. Army Reserve weapons theft, jail escape

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:08pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve facility, escaped from jail awaiting trial for the theft and then tried to rob two banks, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 5:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

U.S. Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 5:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

Nebraska regulator to announce Keystone XL permit decision on November 20

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Nebraska Public Service Commission announced Monday it will issue its decision on whether to approve the permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 20, the last regulatory hurdle for the controversial project.

CalPERS considers upping fixed-income investment, lowering volatility

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is considering more than doubling its investment in municipal bonds and other fixed-income assets while lowering volatility, according to proposals set for discussion at a workshop on Monday.

U.S. judge denies request for outsider to oversee Puerto Rico's PREPA

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a request to install a former military officer to oversee Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility, PREPA, a victory for Governor Ricardo Rossello, whose government opposed the appointment.

Jurors in U.S. Senator's bribery trial told to keep talking

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The judge in the bribery trial of Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey told a jury on Monday to continue deliberating after the panel said it was unable to reach a unanimous verdict, according to defendant's spokesman.

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