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Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room

1 hour 10 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room.

Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks

2 hours 8 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's "best friend."

After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism

3 hours 16 min ago
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The legacies of racism, not only the violent protests that gripped St. Louis after a white former police officer was acquitted of murdering a black man, must be addressed, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.

Drug dealer gets 11 years in death of Hollywood movie executive

5 hours 38 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A convicted drug dealer was sentenced on Tuesday to 11 years in prison in the death of a Hollywood studio executive whose remains were found buried in the California desert more than two years after he disappeared in 2012.

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor

6 hours 4 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer.

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

6 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials.

Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived on appeal

7 hours 12 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit brought by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article describing an alleged gang rape at their fraternity.

Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor

7 hours 39 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed "shocking" disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday.

McCain urges end to 100-hour work weeks in Navy after collisions

7 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain called on Tuesday for an immediate stop to U.S. sailors working over 100 hours a week as top Navy leaders struggled to explain a series of fatal naval collisions in the past few months.

U.S. appeals court blocks San Francisco ordinance on soda health warnings

8 hours 5 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court sided with the beverage industry on Tuesday, granting its request to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks.

Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student

8 hours 29 min ago
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Violent clashes erupted overnight between police and protesters after a memorial vigil for a Georgia Tech student killed by campus officers, and the school's president on Tuesday blamed the unrest on "outside agitators."

White man arrested in killings of two black men in Louisiana

8 hours 43 min ago
(Reuters) - A 23-year-old white man was arrested on Tuesday and will be charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, authorities said.

Black cops in St. Louis stuck between public, fellow officers

9 hours 2 min ago
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - During a peaceful protest moments before St. Louis would erupt into three nights of racially charged riots, five people confronted a black police officer alone in his Jeep.

Wisconsin appeals court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law

9 hours 8 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state's "right-to-work" law, which bars mandatory union membership and prohibits unions or employers from requiring non-members to pay dues.

Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived: U.S. court

9 hours 19 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter over a now-retracted article describing a gang rape.

Corelogic estimates Hurricane Irma property damage at $42.5-$65 billion

9 hours 33 min ago
(Reuters) - Analytics firm Corelogic on Tuesday estimated total insured and uninsured losses from damage to properties from Hurricane Irma at $42.5-$65 billion.

Obamacare repeal must move quickly, says U.S. Senate's McConnell

9 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Republican on Tuesday urged quick action on a bill to repeal Obamacare but stopped short of promising to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, as the clock ticks down on the latest attempt to kill the 2010 healthcare law.

Appeals court blocks San Francisco's ordinance for soda health warnings

9 hours 48 min ago
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday sided with the beverage industry, granting a preliminary injunction to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda.

Illinois' unpaid bill backlog hits a record $16 billion

10 hours 17 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' pile of unpaid bills topped $16 billion for the first time as the state deals with the fallout of an unprecedented two straight fiscal years without complete budgets, the state comptroller's office reported on Tuesday.

Venture capitalists sue Trump admin over foreign entrepreneur rule delay

10 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A national association of U.S. venture capitalists filed suit against the Trump administration on Tuesday, claiming it illegally delayed a policy that would have allowed foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the United States to build their companies.