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Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Warren Moon denies harassment claim

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:51pm
(Reuters) - Professional football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon denied accusations of sexual harassment by a woman who was an executive assistant to the former National Football League player at the sports marketing firm he co-founded.

Low water halts shipping on Ohio River near Paducah, Ky.: U.S.Army Corps

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:36pm
(Reuters) - The Ohio River was closed to shipping traffic at locks and dam 52 in Paducah, Kentucky, on Wednesday due to low water after a vessel ran aground in the area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Thursday.

EPA chief says may launch public climate debate in January

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency continued to unwind Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

Gunman, two others dead after New Mexico high school shooting

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:16pm
(Reuters) - A shooter opened fire at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, killing two students before being shot dead, according to police and officials from the nearby Navajo Nation.

Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Warren Moon accused of sexual harassment

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:58am
(Reuters) - Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked for the former National Football League player's sports marketing firm.

Ex-South Carolina cop sentenced to 20 years in prison for black motorist's death

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:52am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a 2015 traffic stop was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in federal prison for violating the motorist's civil rights.

U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:50am
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation, local media reported.

WikiLeaks faces U.S. probes into its 2016 election role and CIA leaks: sources

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:43am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are facing multiple investigations by U.S. authorities, including three congressional probes and a federal criminal inquiry, sources familiar with the investigations said.

Exclusive: U.N. watchdogs call for probe of Taser assaults in U.S. jails

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:32am
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. special rapporteur on torture urged U.S. authorities to investigate and weigh criminal charges against jail officials in Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Arkansas for the “clearly gratuitous infliction of severe pain and suffering” from the use of Tasers on inmates, citing a Reuters report this week.

Ex-South Carolina cop's shooting of motorist was murder: judge

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:51am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina police officer who pleaded guilty to violating an unarmed black motorist's civil rights in a 2015 fatal shooting committed second-degree murder, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

Indiana officer suspended for 'white male privilege' remark to learn fate

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:05am
(Reuters) - A female Indiana police officer suspended after calling out a fellow officer for "white male privilege" during a transgender awareness training session may learn her job status on Thursday.

Southern California fires force 200,000 people to flee

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:33am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of Los Angeles area schools shut their doors on Thursday as raging wildfires wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing about 200,000 people to flee and destroying hundreds of houses.

Just subtract water - how a dry spell allowed winds to lash California with flames

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:14am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hot, dry Santa Ana winds will likely whip up the unseasonably fierce wildfires ravaging Southern California on Thursday, forecasters said. The gales have come at the worst time, at the end of a long dry spell.

Winds whip up wildfires, forcing mass evacuations in California

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:33am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hot, dry Santa Ana winds are expected to fan several relentless wildfires in southern California on Thursday, where hundreds of houses have burned and tens of thousands have fled their homes around Los Angeles, the second-largest U.S. city.

Soros-backed GlenPoint opens New York office, co-founder to relocate

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:50am
LONDON (Reuters) - London-based hedge fund manager Glen Point Capital, which raised cash from billionaire George Soros, has opened an office in New York, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Obamacare insurance options dwindle for neediest U.S. patients

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:35am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Josh Brookhart has four health insurers to choose from in Seattle's King County for 2018, more than many Americans like him who buy coverage on the Obamacare individual market.

Lawsuit sets stage for long legal battle over U.S. consumer watchdog

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for Leandra English, the deputy director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on Wednesday filed fresh paperwork challenging President Donald Trump and his pick to lead the consumer watchdog.

U.S. reviews rule removing protections for Yellowstone grizzlies

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:21pm
PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing a decision to strip some grizzly bears of federal protections after a court ruling found flaws with a formula used to delist Great Lakes wolves, officials said on Wednesday.

Ex-South Carolina cop could soon learn fate for motorist's shooting

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:49pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man fleeing a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina could learn as soon as Thursday whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison for violating the motorist's civil rights.

Wildfire burns homes, winery in L.A.'s posh Bel-Air neighborhood

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:31pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wind-whipped wildfire raged on Wednesday into a wealthy Southern California neighborhood, destroying at least four homes, threatening dozens more and scorching a building at a winery owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.