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'Laws have failed,' say Florida survivors in push to limit gun sales

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:53pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people including teenaged survivors of last week's deadly Florida high school mass shooting poured into the state capital Tallahassee on Wednesday demanding that lawmakers limit sales of assault rifles.

Fresh U.S. criminal charges filed in special counsel's Manafort case

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:22pm
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 senior campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.

Truck was on tracks despite gates when struck by Amtrak train: U.S. report

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A garbage truck was on the tracks despite lowered safety gates when it was struck by a train carrying Republican lawmakers in a fatal crash last month in rural Virginia, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday.

Tyson Indiana pork plant resumes operations after two-day shutdown

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:02pm
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:57am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:49am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:12am
(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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:09am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:05am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:52am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:47am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:26am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:00am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:13am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:12am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:08am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:05am
(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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:42am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:04am
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

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:48am
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.

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