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Missouri residents sue over radioactive material storage sites

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:07pm
(Reuters) - Residents living near landfill sites in the St. Louis area where radioactive waste has been stored filed lawsuits on Tuesday seeking compensation, claiming negligence in handling materials they said were some of the most dangerous on Earth.

Democrat picks up seat in special election for Kentucky legislature

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:02pm
(Reuters) - A Democrat easily won a Kentucky House of Representatives special election on Tuesday, the 37th U.S. legislative seat flipped to the party from Republicans since Donald Trump's 2016 election as president, the Democratic National Committee said.

Video of gun owner's assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles.

TCW claims it fired female fund manager for compliance violations

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Portfolio manager Sara Tirschwell, who claims she was fired from TCW Group Inc in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment, was terminated for violating company compliance policies, the asset management firm said in court papers on Tuesday.

Judge says IMDb can show Hollywood actors' ages under First Amendment

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:37pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a California law requiring IMDb, the movie and television information website, to remove actors' ages at their request.

Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.

Trump administration sued over detention of immigrant children

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York civil rights group on Tuesday sued Trump administration officials over what it called prolonged detention of immigrant children, blaming recent shifts in U.S. government policy for keeping children locked up without cause.

Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks' after Florida shooting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to outlaw an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute, as the White House added he may consider other firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.

Steven Cohen loses bid to seal lawsuit alleging sexism at Point72

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's request to temporarily seal a lawsuit accusing his hedge fund firm Point72 Asset Management LP of sexism toward women.

FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

U.S. Attorney General Sessions forms cyber task force to probe election meddling

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the creation of a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat a wide cross-section of global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure.

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators.

VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:51pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners that it fears will prejudice the jury.

Two men plead not guilty in deadly Oakland, California, warehouse fire: report

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:51pm
(Reuters) - Two men charged with involuntary manslaughter in a deadly Oakland, California, warehouse fire pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

After father's plea, Texas board recommends clemency for death row inmate

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:37pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Death row inmate Thomas "Bart" Whitaker, convicted of hatching a plot that left his mother and brother dead and his father with a gun wound to the chest, received a unanimous clemency recommendation on Tuesday after his father pleaded for his life.

Supreme Court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.

Seventh grader shoots himself in Ohio school, prompting lockdown

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:59pm
(Reuters) - A seventh-grade student shot and wounded himself inside a school bathroom in Ohio on Tuesday morning with a gun he brought to school, but no one else was injured, police said.

Virginia judge rejects Volkswagen bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:53pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because it fears "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners in a TV documentary will prejudice the jury.

Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:38pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members died in a shooting rampage boarded buses on Tuesday for a trip to the state capital Tallahassee to push for a ban on assault rifles.

Republicans will sue to block court-drawn Pennsylvania congressional map

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:53am
(Reuters) - State and national Republican officials will file a federal lawsuit as soon as Wednesday seeking to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map released on Monday by the state's high court, the party's congressional campaign arm said on Tuesday.

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