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'Why are you here?' Cosby lawyer asks sex assault accuser

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:08pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's defense team on Monday tried to hammer at the credibility of a woman who accused the comedian of sexually assaulting her in 2004, questioning whether she followed the terms of a $3.38 million civil settlement he paid her.

Colorado teachers follow other state educators in pressing for more funding

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:02pm
(Reuters) - Teachers in Colorado on Monday became the latest in the United States to converge on their state capital to lobby lawmakers for more funding, leading one suburban school district to close for the day.

Kawauchi and Linden record shock wins in Boston Marathon

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:39am
(Reuters) - Japan's Yuki Kawauchi and America's Desiree Linden scored stunning victories in a wet and windy Boston Marathon on Monday.

Starbucks CEO wants to meet black men arrested in cafe, apologize

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:22am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Kevin Johnson hopes to meet with the two black men arrested at one of its Philadelphia cafes last week to apologize for the incident, which has sparked accusations of racial profiling at the coffee chain.

Seven killed in deadliest U.S. prison riot in 25 years

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:54am
(Reuters) - Seven South Carolina prison inmates were stabbed to death and 17 others injured in an eight-hour-long riot that stands as the deadliest in the United States since 1993, according to state officials and a prison safety expert.

Trump, Republicans intensify attack on ex-FBI director Comey

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:00am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, his White House staff and the Republican National Committee escalated their attacks on Monday against the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who called Trump a "morally unfit" leader in an interview.

Supreme Court rejects ex-Illinois governor's latest appeal

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:42am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's latest bid to shorten his 14-year prison sentence for corruption offenses including soliciting bribes for appointment to the Senate seat that Barack Obama vacated after being elected president in 2008.

Seven inmates dead, 17 hurt in South Carolina prison incident

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:35am
(Reuters) - Seven prison inmates were killed and 17 injured in an hours-long series of events involving multiple fights between inmates at a prison in South Carolina, the state Corrections Department said on Twitter.

Seven inmates dead, 17 hurt after South Carolina prison incident-paper

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:14am
(Reuters) - Seven prison inmates were killed and 17 injured in an incident at a prison in South Carolina the local State newspaper reported on Monday, citing the state department of corrections.

New York nanny's murder trial to wrap up with closing arguments

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The murder trial of a New York nanny accused of stabbing to death two children in her care wraps up with closing arguments on Monday after a nearly two-month battle over her insanity defense.

Robert Durst of 'The Jinx' faces hearing into murder charges

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:02am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Real estate scion Robert Durst was due in court in Los Angeles on Monday as a judge seeks to determine if he should stand trial for the 18-year-old murder of a friend who prosecutors say could tie him to the presumed killing of his wife.

Cosby's sexual assault trial enters second week

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:50am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is set to resume Monday, with the defense team expected to resume its scathing cross-examination of his accuser, casting her as a gold-digging con artist.

Storms unleash tornadoes in U.S. east, record snow in Midwest

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:14pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Deadly slow-moving storms generated record or near-record snowfall and low temperatures in the U.S. Midwest and tornadoes further east on Sunday, leaving airline travelers stranded and thousands without power.

Fired FBI director Comey says Trump 'morally unfit': ABC News interview

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 9:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI director James Comey said in an ABC News interview on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump is a dangerous, "morally unfit" leader doing "tremendous damage" to institutional norms.

Fire breaks out at 70,000-bpd oil refinery in Warren, Pennsylvania: fire department

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 8:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fire broke out at United Refining Co.'s 70,000-barrel-a-day oil refinery in Warren, Pennsylvania, the local fire department said on Sunday.

Storms head east after heavy snow in U.S. Midwest

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 7:03pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Deadly slow-moving storms generating record or near-record snowfall and low temperatures in the U.S. Midwest moved eastward on Sunday, leaving stranded airline travelers and thousands without power.

Kentucky governor apologizes for saying teacher strike led to sexual assaults

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 4:23pm
(Reuters) - Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin apologized on Sunday for saying last week that a teacher walkout that shut schools in many of the state's districts led to children being sexually assaulted.

Slow-moving storms head east after blanketing U.S. Midwest

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 2:52pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Deadly slow-moving storms generating record snowfall and low temperatures in the U.S. Midwest moved eastward on Sunday, leaving stranded airline travelers and thousands without power.

President Trump's re-election campaign raised $10 million so far in 2018

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 2:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign raised $10 million in the first quarter of the year, leaving his re-election operation with $28 million in cash, his campaign disclosed on Sunday.

Puerto Rico oversight board to meet this week to certify fiscal plan

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 2:04pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The oversight board for Puerto Rico, created by Congress, will hold public hearings on Thursday and Friday to certify revised fiscal plans for the commonwealth, the board said on Sunday.


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