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Home Depot in $27.84 million California hazardous waste, privacy settlement

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:14pm
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc agreed to pay $27.84 million to settle charges by California's attorney general that it illegally disposed of hazardous waste in that state and threw out customer records without first rendering personal information unreadable.

Manafort pleads not guilty to second indictment in Virginia, wants jury trial

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:06pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty on Thursday to additional criminal charges ranging from bank fraud to filing false tax returns.

Trump criticizes Oakland mayor as 'disgrace' over immigrant warning

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Oakland, California, mayor on Thursday for alerting her community to a pending immigration raid, saying her actions prompted federal scrutiny.

Trump to meet with video game makers after Florida shooting

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Thursday with the makers of "Grand Theft Auto" and "Doom" to discuss what the president believes is a link between video games and violent acts like last month's school shooting in Florida.

Kentucky sues drug distributor AmerisourceBergen over opioid epidemic

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:56am
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued AmerisourceBergen Corp, accusing the drug distributor of contributing to opioid abuse in the state by filling suspiciously large or frequent pharmacy orders of prescription painkillers.

Trump says legal papers on bump stocks almost done

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:56am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was almost finished with the legal paperwork designed to block the use of bump stocks, devices that turn firearms into machine guns.

House panel expands probe of sexual abuse of young athletes

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said Thursday it had sent requests for information to the U.S. Olympic Committee and 48 national governing bodies of various sports and Michigan State University, expanding the committee’s investigation into sexual abuse within organized sports.

McDonald's flips golden arches in honor of International Women's Day

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:59am
(Reuters) - Diners at McDonald's should not be alarmed if they see the restaurant chain's iconic 'M' logo turned upside down on Thursday at different locations across the country.

Trump to meet with video-game industry in wake of Florida shooting

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After criticizing video games in the wake of a school shooting in Florida last month, U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with industry executives on Thursday to discuss what the president believes is a link between the games and violent acts.

Snow storm pounds U.S. Northeast, closing schools, snarling commutes

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:36am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second winter storm in a week will continue to dump wet, heavy snow on New England on Thursday, forcing schools to close and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it promised to slow the morning commute across the region.

U.S. destroyer McCain collision which killed 10 sailors caused by 'sudden turn': Singapore

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:43pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A U.S. guided missile destroyer's deadly collision with an oil tanker near Singapore in 2017 was caused by "a sudden turn" made by the warship that put it in the path of the commercial vessel, said a report by the Singapore government on Thursday.

White House says Trump won arbitration order against Stormy Daniels

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has won an arbitration proceeding against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued Trump for the right to speak about the "intimate relationship" she claims they had.

Boeing air tanker delivery likely delayed again: U.S. Air Force

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 8:28pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said the first delivery of KC-46 aerial refueling tankers from Boeing Co , scheduled for the second quarter of 2018, would more likely occur late in the year.

U.S. Forest Service chief resigns amid sexual misconduct accusations

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Forest Service, Tony Tooke, resigned on Wednesday amid an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct made against him.

Snow snarls evening commute as storm hits U.S. Northeast

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second winter storm in a week hit New York and surrounding states on Wednesday, bringing heavy snow that delayed or canceled flights and snarled traffic at evening rush hour as thousands remained without power from the last nor'easter.

Lawyer who stole U.S. whistleblower lawsuits receives prison term

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:08pm
(Reuters) - A former partner at a major U.S. law firm who admitted to trying to sell stolen copies of sealed whistleblower lawsuits against corporations he obtained while working at the Justice Department was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 months in prison.

Trump spoke to witnesses about discussions they had with special counsel: NYT

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. special counsel in the Russian election meddling investigation has learned of two conversations in which President Donald Trump asked witnesses about matters discussed with investigators, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

U.S. F-35 fighter modernization could cost $16 billion through 2024

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon estimates it will cost nearly $16 billion to modernize the fleet of F-35 jets through 2024, a U.S. lawmaker said on Wednesday, citing information provided by the Pentagon on the stealth fighter jet program.

Florida lawmakers pass gun-school safety bill three weeks after massacre

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:13pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida state lawmakers gave final passage on Wednesday to a gun-safety package that raises the legal age for buying rifles and imposes a three-day waiting period on all firearms sales, while also allowing the arming of some public school personnel.

Trump won Stormy Daniels legal case in arbitration: White House

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has already won a legal case against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in arbitration, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued seeking to invalidate a "hush agreement" she signed with Trump's lawyer.