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EPA inspector general opens new probe into Pruitt's travels

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general will investigate agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's use of his official security detail on recent personal trips, the latest in a string of congressional, White House and internal probes into his spending on security and travel.

Justice Dept. watchdog to report on Clinton-related FBI leaks

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A long-awaited U.S. Justice Department internal watchdog report on former FBI chief James Comey's public disclosures on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state and whether FBI employees leaked information to try to hurt her 2016 presidential bid is expected to be issued next month.

FAA to order inspections of jet engines after Southwest blast

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:25am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a Southwest flight, killing a passenger.

Trump launches effort to boost U.S. weapons sales abroad

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of U.S. arms export policy on Thursday aimed at expanding sales to allies, saying it will bolster the American defense industry and create jobs at home.

Puerto Rico restores power to over 70 percent of customers after blackout

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:30am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's power company said it had restored power to over 1.1 million homes and businesses by Thursday morning after a transmission line failure cut service to almost all of the island's 3.4 million residents the day before.

Alabama to execute inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:20am
(Reuters) - Alabama is set on Thursday to execute an 83-year-old convicted pipe-bomb killer, said to be the oldest person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment.

Judge rejects Missouri governor's bid to dismiss criminal case

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:17am
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A St. Louis judge on Thursday rejected a bid to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens stemming from a sex scandal involving an extramarital affair.

Former Texas emergency operator jailed for hanging up on thousands of calls

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:14am
(Reuters) - A former emergency operator in Texas was convicted of hanging up on thousands of 911 calls and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation, prosecutors said.

Puerto Rico restores power to over 70 perecnt of customers after blackout

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:54am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's power company said it had restored power to over 1.1 million homes and businesses by Thursday morning after a transmission line failure cut service to almost all of the island's 3.4 million residents the day before.

Black men arrested at Starbucks want change in U.S. racial attitudes

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:21am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks Corp cafe in Philadelphia while waiting for a friend said on Thursday they hoped the widely publicized incident would lead to changes in U.S. racial attitudes.

Both sides to call toxicologists in Cosby sex assault trial

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:57am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Expert toxicologists for both sides are expected to take the stand on Thursday in the trial of Bill Cosby who is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former friend more than a decade ago.

FAA to order inspections of jet engines after Southwest blast

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:19am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a Southwest flight, killing a passenger.

Alabama set to execute 83-year-old convicted bomber

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:12am
(Reuters) - Alabama is set on Thursday to execute an 83-year-old convicted pipe-bomb killer who could be the oldest person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment.

Deadly South Carolina prison riot exposes staffing shortage

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:11am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gang-related melee at a South Carolina prison that ended with seven dead and 17 injured, the deadliest U.S. prison riot in a quarter century, exposed the vulnerability of an understaffed system.

Judge to rule on bid to dismiss criminal case against Missouri governor

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:09am
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A St. Louis judge is expected to rule on Thursday on a request by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' lawyers to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy case brought against the politician in connection with an admitted extramarital affair.

Southwest challenged engine maker CFM over proposed FAA inspections

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:36am
(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co clashed with engine maker CFM over the timing of proposed inspections and with regulators over costs after a 2016 accident involving the airline that was caused by a fan blade separating, public documents showed.

Judge finds Kansas' Kris Kobach in contempt of court

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:03pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for disobeying her order not to enforce the state's disputed proof-of-citizenship voter registration law while the court weighed its legality.

Former U.S. Olympians tell Congress more reforms needed in gymnastics

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. gymnastics needs more reforms to wipe out sexual abuse after a scandal involving an ex-team doctor convicted of molesting female athletes, former Olympic athletes told a Senate panel on Wednesday.

FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:15pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger.

Ex-Playboy model released from deal not to discuss alleged Trump affair

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:12pm
(Reuters) - Former Playboy model Karen McDougal reached an agreement on Wednesday with tabloid publisher American Media Inc that will allow her to speak freely about an affair she alleges she had with President Donald Trump, the company said in a statement.

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