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Fox signed O'Reilly again knowing of new harassment settlement: report

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:03:57 -0400

Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News commentator forced to resign in April, agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement in January, and the network's parent knew about the deal when it gave him a new ....
U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:18:51 -0400

The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power indus....
A picture and its story: A neo-Nazi in the midst of a protest

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:37:07 -0400

In August, rallies by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, had led to a deadly clash with counter-protesters. The area was blanketed by police because Florida’s governor had....
Body of missing worker recovered after Louisiana oil rig explosion

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:15:39 -0400

The body of Timothy Morrison, 44, of Katy, Texas, was recovered on Friday on the lake's shoreline in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana's equivalent to a county, Sheriff Joe Lopinto said in a video posted on....
Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:58:32 -0400

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.....
Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information'

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:55:27 -0400

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the No....
Plane by plane, New York greets Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:01:57 -0400

There were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be ringed with people coming from Puerto Rico on one-way tickets they ....
U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortion

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:34:06 -0400

A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented an illegal immigrant teenager detained by the government from immediately obtaining an abortion, although it left open the possibility she could undergo the p....
One dead, another missing after oil barge fire off Texas

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:48:14 -0400

The barge was carrying some 133,000 barrels of crude oil to a refinery in Corpus Christi when the explosion occurred at 4:30 a.m., they said. The dead person had not yet been identified, said Rick Ad....
Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:55:54 -0400

Experimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier's customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts and access critical i....
U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortion

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:06:16 -0400

By Lawrence Hurley and Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented a pregnant teen detained by the government as an illegal immigrant from immediately obtaining an abo....
Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange scheme

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:47:55 -0400

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid havin....
Creditors win closely watched appeal in Momentive bankruptcy

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:18:54 -0400

A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday ruled in favor of senior creditors who had contested interest rates imposed on them during the bankruptcy of silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials, ....
Lawyer charged alongside Martin Shkreli goes on trial

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:14:34 -0400

Jurors were presented with a stark choice during opening statements Friday in the trial of Evan Greebel, the lawyer charged with conspiracy alongside former drug executive Martin Shkreli: was he Shkre....
Oil barge explosion off Texas kills one, fire now out

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:38:16 -0400

The barge was carrying some 133,000 barrels of crude oil to a refinery in Corpus Christi when the explosion occurred at 4:30 a.m., they said. The dead person had not yet been identified and the fire ....
Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:18:22 -0400

No one was injured in the shooting incident, which occurred on Thursday near the campus in Gainesville where hundreds of people protested Richard Spencer's speech amid a heavy police presence and a pr....
EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:11:22 -0400

By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state l....
U.S. judge wrestles with issue of Indonesian immigrants

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:42:31 -0400

A U.S. judge wrestled on Friday with how much longer she can delay a Trump administration move to deport 47 Indonesian Christians who fled deadly violence in that country two decades ago and have been....
Pharmacist's 'deadly' choices sparked U.S. meningitis outbreak: prosecutors

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:23:04 -0400

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients' lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fun....
Merck to cut 1,800 U.S. sales jobs, add 960 in chronic care

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:45:12 -0400

(Reuters) - Drugmaker Merck & Co Inc , moving to a new sales team structure in the United States, plans to cut 1,800 sales positions, while adding 960 jobs to a new chronic care sales force, the compa....
Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:40:31 -0400

Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, a....
Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayers

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:30:05 -0400

The lawyer who took Detroit, Michigan, through the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history brought his message to a new crowd on Thursday: residents of Hartford, Connecticut's cash-stra....
Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:27:27 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to sho....
Alabama executes man convicted of murdering police officer

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:46:46 -0400

Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said. Torrey McNabb, 40, was pronounced dead at 9:3....
'Underwear bomber' sues U.S. Justice Department over rights

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:39:56 -0400

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received multiple life sentences after the attempted attack on the Amsterdam to Detroit flight, which he called part of his "religious duty" as a Muslim to wage jihad against....
Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:11:40 -0400

By Jilian Mincer MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) - A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. It faces a $40 million de....
Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:48:03 -0400

Without mentioning Republican President Donald Trump by name, Obama told campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia that voters could send a powerful message about the type of politics they want by b....
Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:46:59 -0400

By Zachary Fagenson GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up bar....
Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:35:24 -0400

Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators ....
White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:07:38 -0400

By Richard Cowan and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcar....
Obama urges New Jersey voters to reject 'politics of division'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:43:29 -0400

Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, urged voters in New Jersey to reject the "politics of division" by supporting De....
Trump concludes Fed chair interviews, could decide next week: source

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:41:16 -0400

President Donald Trump has concluded interviews with the five candidates he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve and could announce a decision as early as next week, a source familiar with the ....
Trump met Fed's Yellen in Fed chair search: White House official

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:41:16 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump met on Thursday with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, a White House official said, as he considers whether to give Yellen a new term or nominate someone else. Yellen wa....
California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 billion

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:38:40 -0400

The California Department of Insurance said on Thursday its preliminary estimate for insured wildfire losses was $1.05 billion, based on claims received by the state's eight largest insurers, adding t....
Supreme court allows planned Alabama execution to proceed

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:30:30 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Alabama's planned execution of a man convicted of murdering a police officer to proceed on Thursday, lifting a halt imposed by a lower court over concerns about one of t....
White House says wants Obamacare mandates, taxes ended for health deal

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:18:37 -0400

A senior White House adviser said on Thursday Congress would need to end Obamacare mandates and taxes as part of a proposed short-term deal to stabilize health insurance markets in order for President....
Two Republican senators seek to add flexibility to bipartisan health bill

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:32:17 -0400

Republican U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy said on Thursday they were working with Republican Senator Ron Johnson and members of the House of Representatives to add more "flexibility pro....
Former Dean Foods chairman gets two years for insider trading scheme

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:06:19 -0400

Thomas Davis, a former chairman of dairy processing company Dean Foods Co, was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to passing insider information to sports gambler Willi....
Trump says he will work with Congress on more aid for Puerto Rico

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:23:11 -0400

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated b....
U.S. agency scraps unused telegraph regulations in Trump rules purge

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:07:17 -0400

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is scrapping rules on telegraphs even though carriers no longer exist, part of the Trump administration's effort to slash regulations, t....
House committee postpones hearing on Puerto Rico

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:01:17 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, with oversight of Puerto Rico, on Thursday postponed until further notice a hearing on the island's recovery ....
In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:29:42 -0400

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate that were at odds with its final....
California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:10:18 -0400

Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "....
Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:52:36 -0400

By Dan Whitcomb and Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in feder....
Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:36:24 -0400

An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland cou....
Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:22:36 -0400

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on....
Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:40:41 -0400

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos, the first person to confront gunman Stephen Paddock, gave "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" his first public account of how he responded to the deadliest mass shooti....
Death toll rises to 42 in California wildfires

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:19:20 -0400

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from more than a dozen major wildfires still burning across Northern California's celebrated wine country rose to 42 on Wednesday, after search ....
Kentucky officials propose plan to save ailing pensions

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:34:59 -0400

Governor Matt Bevin said the state would be mandated to make a full actuarially required pension payment annually. "This is a big, big cost to the people of Kentucky," he told reporters, adding that ....
Texas judge postpones execution of 'tourniquet killer'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:27:09 -0400

A Texas judge, acting on requests from prosecutors, halted the planned execution on Wednesday of a man known as the "tourniquet killer" for the grisly method used to murder five girls and young women ....