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Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in Philippines

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:23pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former U.S. Army sergeant and two other U.S. citizens were found guilty by a jury in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday of taking part in a plot to murder a woman in the Philippines for money, prosecutors said.

Ernst & Young partner accuses firm of brushing off assault complaint

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A partner at Ernst & Young on Wednesday accused the accounting and consulting firm of failing to act when she reported that she had been sexually assaulted by another partner.

Starbucks' Schultz steps in as outrage over cafe arrests simmers

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:17pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp turned to long-time leader Howard Schultz on Wednesday to make the case that the U.S. coffee chain accused of racial profiling is committed to offering a "safe space" to customers despite the arrest of two black men in one of its Philadelphia cafes.

In Kansas, three found guilty in plot to bomb Somalis' apartment complex

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:20pm
WICHITA, Kan. (Reuters) - A federal court jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a western Kansas apartment complex that is home to Somali immigrants and their mosque, in a crime prosecutors branded an act of domestic terrorism.

Southwest engine explosion began when fan blade broke: NTSB

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:19pm
(Reuters) - Federal air safety officials investigating why the engine of a Southwest Airlines jet blew apart, killing a passenger after shattering a plane window, said on Wednesday that the incident began when a fan blade already suffering metal fatigue snapped off in mid-flight.

White House presses vulnerable Democrats to back State Dept nominee Pompeo

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House cranked up pressure on Wednesday on Democratic senators facing tough re-election fights to back secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo, who looked increasingly likely to face a rare committee rejection before the full Senate can vote on his nomination.

Lockheed Martin wins $928 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp has won a $928 million contract to build an undefined number of hypersonic conventional strike weapons, the Pentagon said in a statement on Wednesday.

New York attorney general wants power to bypass Trump pardons

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general on Wednesday asked Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators to give him and other local prosecutors power to bring criminal charges against people pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump.

New York nanny convicted in stabbing deaths of two young children

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York nanny was found guilty on Wednesday of stabbing to death two children in her care at their luxury Manhattan apartment, in a case that drew national headlines.

White House presses vulnerable Democrats to back State Department nominee Pompeo

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House cranked up pressure on Wednesday on Democratic senators facing tough re-election fights to back secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo, who looked increasingly likely to face a rare committee rejection before the full Senate can vote on his nomination.

New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.

Minnesota prosecutor to announce if charges will be filed in singer Prince's death

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:57pm
(Reuters) - A Minnesota prosecutor will announce on Thursday whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose.

Trump lawyer, U.S. prosecutors propose candidates to review seized files

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen have asked a judge to consider several candidates to review whether documents seized from Cohen in FBI raids are protected by attorney-client privilege.

Emboldened by #MeToo, 'mad as hell' women take spotlight at Cosby retrial

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:56pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - As Bill Cosby approached a Pennsylvania courthouse for the beginning of his retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a one-time friend, a bare-breasted protester ran toward him shouting: "Women's lives matter."

Southwest focuses on older engines in probe of deadly jet explosion

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:39pm
(Reuters) - The wrecked engine of a Southwest Airlines Co jet was being examined on Wednesday by U.S. air safety officials investigating why it blew up in mid air, killing a passenger in the country's first deadly airline accident in nine years.

Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:20pm
(Reuters) - The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the island's power company, said Wednesday that a major power line failure in the southern part of the U.S. island territory knocked out electric service to almost all customers.

In singer Prince's death, Minnesota prosecutor decides whether to file charges

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:35pm
(Reuters) - A Minnesota prosecutor will on Thursday announce whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose, authorities said.

U.S. inspectors probe deadly Southwest jet engine explosion

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:22pm
(Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday was inspecting the wrecked engine of a Southwest Airlines Co jet that blew up in mid air, killing a passenger in the first deadly U.S. commercial airline accident in nine years.

U.S. appeals court says Ohio cannot block Planned Parenthood funds

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:15pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked an Ohio law that would cut federal taxpayer funding to 28 Planned Parenthood clinics, holding that it imposed unconstitutional conditions by denying funds to abortion providers.

Trump contradicts himself over Comey firing

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not fire James Comey "because of the phony Russia investigation," contradicting his 2017 statement that he ousted the FBI director last year over the probe.

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