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Hillary Clinton attacks proposed Trump budget cuts as 'cruelty'

1 hour 51 min ago
WELLESLEY, Mass. (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton assailed the man who beat her to the White House, slamming as "unimaginable cruelty" President Donald Trump's proposal to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade in a speech on Friday.

Fingers crossed! Washington zoo hopes to get panda pregnant again

2 hours 11 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zoo officials in Washington hope they can get lucky again with female giant panda Mei Xiang.

Woman awarded $95.6 million in Philadelphia building collapse settlement

2 hours 53 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Ukrainian immigrant who underwent amputations after a Philadelphia building collapsed on her was awarded $95.6 million as part of a settlement for victims of the 2013 disaster that killed seven people and injured 12 others, her attorney said on Friday.

Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter dismissive of report of arrest warrant

4 hours 9 min ago
ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday dismissed a report that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest.

U.S. home prices to rise at a strong pace on tight supply: Reuters poll

5 hours 46 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. home prices look poised to rise at a robust pace over the next few years, mainly because of a chronic shortage of houses and steady demand, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

American service member dies in northern Syria: Pentagon

6 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died after being hurt when a vehicle rolled over in northern Syria, the U.S. military said on Friday.

U.S. college teaches veterans to heal each others' mental wounds

8 hours 53 min ago
NEWTON, Mass. (Reuters) - Former U.S. Army Specialist Tara Barney will never forget the 2013 night when a fellow soldier cried as he described holding a dying friend in his arms, a wartime memory he had not shared with anyone.

Colorado oil tank fire kills one, injures three

13 hours 51 min ago
DENVER (Reuters) - A blaze engulfed a Colorado oil tank battery on Thursday, killing one worker and injuring three, authorities said.

U.S. fossil fuel groups pull out of climate change court case

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two fossil fuel industry groups dropped their attempts to intervene in a court case over climate change this week after failing to reach an agreement on a unified legal position on climate science, court filings show.

Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:26pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school.

U.S. court fines UPS $247 million over illegal cigarette shipments

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:20pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge ordered United Parcel Service Inc to pay nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for "illegally shipping" large volumes of untaxed cigarettes in New York state and City, a court filing showed on Thursday.

Up to 600,000 immigrants in U.S. South may have path to legal status: analysis

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:19pm
(Reuters) - As many as 600,000 illegal immigrants in several U.S. states could have a path to legally remain in the country, according to an analysis released on Thursday by a legal aid group.

California inmate firefighter killed in line of duty

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of thousands of prison inmate volunteers trained to fight wildfires in California was killed by a falling tree in the far northwestern corner of the state, marking the fourth such fatality in 60 years, state corrections officials said on Thursday.

Alabama doctor tied to Insys gets 20 years for illegal prescriptions

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:03pm
(Reuters) - An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison after being convicted with a colleague of prescribing painkillers through two clinics for no legitimate purpose, in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc.

San Francisco fund manager pleads guilty to fraud conspiracy

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 5:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A San Francisco investment fund manager pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to defraud investors by fabricating an impressive investing track record, New York federal prosecutors announced.

Protest in New York over Palestinian-American graduation speaker

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of right-wing demonstrators, including far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, gathered in New York on Thursday to protest a university's decision to invite a Palestinian-American activist to deliver its graduation speech next week.

Web of tracks, switches complicates NY Penn Station summer repairs

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:42pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Down in a damp, cavernous space beneath the western end of New York's Pennsylvania station, national rail operator Amtrak showed on Thursday the three tracks it will take offline for emergency repairs, outlining the complicated operation.

U.S. says three N.Y. prison guards sexually assaulted female inmates

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three male prison guards repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped several female inmates under their supervision at a federal detention center in New York over time periods of up to three years, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

Civil rights group sues in U.S. court over immigration detention

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:44pm
(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court on Thursday, seeking records the civil rights group contends provide accounts of hunger strikes at immigration detention facilities.

Unions sue to stop Kentucky's 'right-to-work' law

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:35pm
LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Two labor groups filed a lawsuit in a Kentucky court on Thursday challenging the so-called right-to-work law the state legislature passed earlier this year.