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Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 7:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lift his administration's plans for a possible crackdown on states that have legalized marijuana after talks with a Colorado senator, the White House said on Friday, an action that undercuts U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Drunken driving found in family's fatal cliff-side California wreck

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 6:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The woman behind the wheel of an SUV that careened off a coastal roadside cliff in Northern California last month, killing her and seven family members, was driving drunk at the time, police said on Friday.

Trump's personal lawyer attacked by U.S. prosecutor over privacy claim

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:52pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor on Friday attacked a claim by President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen that many of the materials seized this week in FBI raids on Cohen's office and home as part of a criminal investigation should remain private.

U.S. agency seeks information on Honda Odyssey asphyxiation death

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is in contact with local authorities and Honda Motor Co in an effort to learn more about the death of a Ohio high school student who died of asphyxiation after getting trapped in a Honda Odyssey minivan.

U.S. Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River near New Orleans

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:36pm
(Reuters) - The United States Coast Guard said on Friday it reopened the Mississippi River near New Orleans after it was closed due to an oil spill on Thursday.

Turkish banker in U.S. case on Iran sanctions: Unfair to single me out

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions told a Manhattan federal judge on Friday it would be unfair to subject their client to a long prison stay, given the "leniency" afforded many large banks and their employees for similar conduct.

Trump pardons 'Scooter' Libby, former Iraq war-era Cheney aide

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned former George W. Bush administration official Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who years ago was convicted of lying in an investigation of the unmasking of a CIA agent, in a step that Democrats immediately criticized.

Prosecutor attacks Trump personal lawyer over seized files

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor on Friday attacked a claim by President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen that many of the materials seized this week in FBI raids on Cohen's office and home as part of a criminal investigation should remain private.

Enforcement of Kentucky abortion law suspended pending ruling

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:45pm
(Reuters) - Kentucky state officials have agreed to hold off enforcing a new law that bans a common abortion procedure from the 11th week of pregnancy until a federal judge rules on a request by a civil liberties group challenging it, according to court papers.

'I was scared,' Cosby accuser says of alleged assault aftermath

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:21pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The woman whose accusation brought Bill Cosby to trial in Pennsylvania on sex-assault charges testified on Friday that the comedian drugged and raped her in 2004 and she was terrified to tell anyone for months afterward.

Backpage.com co-founder released on $1 million bond in prostitution case

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:51pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Backpage.com's co-founder was released on Friday on a $1 million bond secured by real estate in Phoenix after pleading not guilty to state and federal charges stemming from a broad investigation of the sex ad website.

Victim in Cosby trial says he drugged, sexually assaulted her

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:13pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The woman at the center of a sexual assault case against Bill Cosby testified on Friday he gave her three blue pills at his home near Philadelphia in 2004 that rendered her incapable of fending off an attack by the man once known as "America's Dad."

Wells Fargo CFO says government, not banks, should set gun policy

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:11pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co believes the U.S. government, rather than banks, should set rules to promote gun safety, its finance chief said on Friday.

Trump pardons ex-Cheney aide Lewis 'Scooter' Libby

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned former George W. Bush administration official Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted of lying in an investigation of the unmasking of a CIA agent, in a step that underscored Trump's willingness to grant pardons in high-profile cases.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer joins fight over Trump lawyer's files

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:59pm
(Reuters) - A lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels argued in a court hearing on Friday that materials seized by federal investigators from U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer may concern his client, who claims the president slept with her.

Trump, called an unethical liar in book, blasts ex-FBI chief as 'slime ball'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:51pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked James Comey as a "weak and untruthful slime ball" on Friday after the fired former FBI director castigated him as an unethical liar and likened him to a mob moss in a searing new memoir.

Wells Fargo has no plans to halt business with gunmakers: CFO

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co, the No. 3 U.S. lender by assets, has no plans to stop doing business with gunmakers in light of steps outlined by rival banks, Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry said on Friday.

Aruban official pleads guilty to laundering bribe money in U.S.

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Aruban official living in Florida pleaded guilty in Miami federal court to laundering bribe money, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Lawmakers question FBI over San Bernardino suit against Apple

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:10pm
(Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray questioning the law enforcement agency's decision to take Apple Inc to court to force the company to help unlock a mass shooter's iPhone.

Trump expected to pardon ex-Cheney aide 'Scooter' Libby-official

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pardon former George W. Bush administration official Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted of lying in an investigation of the unmasking of a CIA agent, a source said on Friday, in a step that would underscore Trump's willingness to grant pardons in high-profile cases.

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