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Baltimore fires police commissioner who failed to curb murder rate

24 min 30 sec ago
(Reuters) - Baltimore's mayor, citing a lack of progress in curbing violent crime in a city that had a historic murder rate last year, on Friday fired the city's police commissioner and named a 30-year veteran of the department to lead it.

With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

1 hour 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.

Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul last year

1 hour 56 min ago
(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of a physical attack on U.S. Senator Rand Paul last November has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

U.S. to seek death penalty in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

2 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it intends to seek the death penalty for an Illinois man who was charged last year with kidnapping a visiting Chinese scholar.

U.S. to seek death penalty for alleged kidnapper of Chinese scholar

2 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it intends to seek the death penalty for an Illinois man who was charged last year with kidnapping a visiting Chinese scholar.

McDonald's 'joint employment' trial delayed amid settlement talks

2 hours 46 min ago
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp and a U.S. labor board are in talks to settle a case claiming the fast food company is liable for purported labor law violations by its franchisees, leading a judge on Friday to pause a longrunning trial.

Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend won't face charges: sheriff

2 hours 58 min ago
(Reuters) - The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people in October, is unlikely to face charges but the FBI was investigating another person in the case, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday.

Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten'

3 hours 26 min ago
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, calling the sport's governing body "rotten from the inside."

Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

3 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program.

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

3 hours 58 min ago
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.

Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals

4 hours 13 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years.

No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

4 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

No charges anticipated against Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend: sheriff

4 hours 19 min ago
(Reuters) - The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not foresee charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.

Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown nears

5 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a spending bill.

No charges anticipated against girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter: sheriff

5 hours 38 min ago
(Reuters) - The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not foresee charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.

Arkansas restricts controversial Monsanto, BASF farm chemical

6 hours 5 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a blow to manufacturers Monsanto Co and BASF SE, Arkansas state lawmakers voted on Friday to bar sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April to protect farmers from potential crop damage.

California couple may have used food to control starving children

6 hours 20 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of beating, shackling and abusing their 13 children may have used starvation as a weapon to control them, experts say, and the malnourishment would likely cause lifelong physical and mental issues for the siblings.

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

6 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."

Vegetarian's lawsuit over beef tallow at Buffalo Wild Wings is dismissed

6 hours 25 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit by a New York vegetarian who accused Buffalo Wild Wings Inc of failing to disclose that it cooked french fries and other "non-meat" items in beef fat.

As clock ticks, Senate scrambles to avert government shutdown

6 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who is to blame for the impasse.

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