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First U.S. birth for woman with transplanted uterus occurs in Texas

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 6:03pm
(Reuters) - For the first time in the United States, a woman with a transplanted uterus gave birth, officials at a Dallas hospital said on Friday.

American Air reaches deal with pilots over scheduling error

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 5:53pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines has reached an agreement with its pilots union over premium pay for some December flights, both groups said on Friday, after a scheduling snafu gave too many pilots holiday time off and sent the airline scrambling to correct its mistake.

U.S. flight crews ill-equipped for sexual harassment complaints

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 5:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many U.S. flight attendants lack the training in how to deal with complaints of on-board sexual harassment, an industry union and Democratic lawmakers say, raising questions about whether airlines are prepared to protect passengers from predatory men.

U.S. prosecutors seek arrest of illegal immigrant acquitted of Kate Steinle murder

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 4:56pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday sought to arrest an illegal immigrant acquitted of murdering a San Francisco woman in a case raised during the 2016 presidential campaign, saying his conviction on a lesser weapons charge violated the terms of his supervised release.

Turkish gold trader testifies on bank executive's role in sham food sales

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 3:40pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in a New York court on Friday gave his most detailed account yet of how he claims an executive of Turkey's state-owned Halkbank devised key parts of a plan to launder money for Iran through fake food sales.

New York Times cuts number of free articles on website

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 2:19pm
(Reuters) - The New York Times on Friday reduced the number of free articles it will offer most non-subscribers to five from 10 in an effort to make more money from readers.

Vermont woman charged with making deadly poison ricin in retirement home

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 1:08pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Vermont woman who planned to poison herself manufactured the deadly ricin substance in the retirement home where she lived and tested it on her fellow residents, federal officials said in court papers.

Review faults police response to Charlottesville far-right rally

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:50am
(Reuters) - Authorities in Charlottesville failed to protect both public safety and free speech during a white nationalist rally over Confederate statues that turned deadly in the Virginia college town in August, an independent review said on Friday.

U.S. prosecutors could take Shkreli's Wu Tang Clan album, Picasso

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:07am
(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, dubbed the "pharma bro" for exploits such as jacking up the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, should forfeit $7.4 million, including his Wu Tang Clan album and a Picasso painting, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.

Supreme Court's cake case pits gay rights versus Christian faith

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When conservative Christian baker Jack Phillips in 2012 politely but firmly told Colorado gay couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig he would not make them a cake to celebrate their wedding, it triggered a chain of events that will climax on Tuesday in highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court arguments.

Illegal immigrant acquitted of murder in San Francisco, Trump slams verdict

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:07pm
(Reuters) - An illegal immigrant from Mexico was acquitted of murder and manslaughter by a San Francisco jury on Thursday in the fatal shooting of a woman that Donald Trump used as a rallying cry against "sanctuary cities" during his presidential campaign.

White House staff exits likely as Trump's first year draws to a close: sources

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 9:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's expected exit from the Trump administration is one of many staff changes likely as President Donald Trump nears the end of his first year in office, with sources saying top economic adviser Gary Cohn and son-in-law Jared Kushner could be among those who depart.

Trump urged Senate Republicans to drop panel's Russia probe: NYT

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 9:09pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans over the summer to end the Senate Intelligence Committee's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including the panel's chairman, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing several lawmakers and aides.

Illegal immigrant acquitted of murder in politically charged San Francisco trial

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 8:36pm
(Reuters) - An illegal immigrant from Mexico was acquitted of murder and manslaughter by a San Francisco jury on Thursday in the fatal shooting of a woman that Donald Trump used as a rallying cry against "sanctuary cities" during his presidential campaign.

Mexican immigrant acquitted in shooting death of woman in San Francisco: local media

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 7:05pm
(Reuters) - A Mexican immigrant was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges in San Francisco on Thursday in the politically charged shooting death of a woman, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on its Twitter page.

Judge says ex-Oppenheimer analyst's retaliation case must be arbitrated

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:19pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Manhattan said Oppenheimer & Co can force a gay former analyst to arbitrate his claim that he suffered retaliation and was fired because he took an extended leave for his daughter's birth and his subsequent brain aneurysm.

Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes Delaware, equals estimated state record

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:06pm
(Reuters) - A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Delaware on Thursday in a rare seismological occurrence for the U.S. Northeast, officials said, with the temblor's strength equaling the estimated magnitude of an 1871 quake that was believed to be the largest ever in the state.

Alaska Air investigating sexual harassment claim by Randi Zuckerberg

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 5:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alaska Airlines is investigating a sexual harassment claim by Randi Zuckerberg, a Silicon Valley executive and sister of Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.

Bikram Yoga seeks to revive chain after wave of lawsuits: lawyer

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 5:19pm
(Reuters) - A lawyer for Bikram Choudhury Yoga Inc said on Thursday he is aiming to salvage the so-called hot yoga studio after millions of dollars in legal judgments and numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against its fugitive millionaire founder.

Massachusetts prosecutors to toss 6,000 cases tied to drug chemist

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 5:08pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts prosecutors on Thursday said they would dismiss more than 6,000 convictions linked to a former forensic chemist who authorities said for eight years stole drug evidence and worked in a state lab under the influence.