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Tyson Indiana pork plant resumes operations after two-day shutdown

10 hours 47 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc's hog processing plant in Logansport, Indiana returned to normal operations on Wednesday after resolving a production-related problem that idled the facility since midday on Monday, a company representative said.

Trump signals he's open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program

10 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program.

New U.S. criminal charges filed under seal in Manafort case

11 hours 36 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.

Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99

11 hours 37 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said.

Number of U.S. hate groups jumps 20 percent since 2014: watchdog

11 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups rose again in 2017, during President Donald Trump's first year in office, and has surged 20 percent since 2014, a U.S. civil rights watchdog said on Wednesday.

Trump signals open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program

11 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program.

U.S. top court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

12 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack.

Florida school massacre survivors push lawmakers for assault gun ban

13 hours 2 min ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dozens of teenaged survivors of the second deadliest public school shooting in U.S. history marched on Florida's capital on Wednesday to ask lawmakers to ban sales of assault rifles of the sort used to kill 17 students and educators last week.

U.S. top court refuses to widen whistleblower protections

13 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, throwing out a lawsuit brought against a real estate trust by a former employee who had reported alleged wrongdoing internally but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Secret Service reopens area around White House after suspicious car

13 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service reopened streets around the White House and allowed workers back into an evacuated building on Wednesday after authorities cleared a suspicious car parked nearby.

Survivors of Florida school massacre rally for gun ban in state capital

14 hours 36 min ago
TALLAHASSEE/PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Student activists from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff were shot and killed began a march to the state capital of Tallahassee on Wednesday, where they were to meet with lawmakers to call for a ban on assault-style weapons.

U.S. Secret Service responds to suspicious vehicle near White House

14 hours 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service evacuated a government office building near the White House, closed down adjacent streets and cleared pedestrians from sidewalks on Wednesday in response to a suspicious vehicle in the area.

Trump meets with students, teachers after gun violence

14 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, a strong supporter of gun rights, planned to meet on Wednesday with parents, students and teachers who have been victims of gun violence, including those affected by last week's school shooting in Florida.

Billy Graham; preacher to millions, adviser to presidents, dies at 99

14 hours 44 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years on the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said.

U.S. Secret Service responds to suspicious vehicle near White House

15 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service is responding to a suspicious vehicle near the White House and the new executive building is being evacuated, it said in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.

Barington wants more sizzle in Bloomin' Brands steakhouses

15 hours 45 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - Activist investor Barington Capital is pushing restaurant group Bloomin' Brands Inc. to spin off three smaller brands into a new company, cut costs and improve diners' experiences to boost a flagging share price which it believes could double.

Florida rally to ban assault-style weapons set for Wednesday

16 hours 1 min ago
PARKLAND/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Student activists from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff were shot and killed will call for a ban on assault-style weapons when they meet with lawmakers and hold a rally on Wednesday in Tallahassee, the state capital.

Alabama policeman killed trying to apprehend murder suspect: media

17 hours 18 min ago
(Reuters) - A police officer in Mobile, Alabama was shot and killed as he was attempting to apprehend a murder suspect late on Tuesday, local media reported.

Rally calling for ban on assault-style rifles to be held in Tallahassee

19 hours 30 min ago
PARKLAND/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Student and parent activists from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members were slain last week in a shooting rampage will hold a rally on Wednesday at the state capital, calling for a ban on assault-style rifles.

'Making of a Murderer' case may go to Supreme Court: report

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:43pm
(Reuters) - A Wisconsin man convicted of murder in the case that was chronicled in the Netflix documentary, "Making of a Murderer," on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out his 2005 confession that his attorneys claim was coerced by investigators, the Washington Post reported.

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