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Honduras arrests Kentucky lawyer sought in $550-million disability fraud scheme

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:27pm
(Reuters) - Authorities in Honduras on Monday arrested a Kentucky attorney who had pleaded guilty to charges over his role in a more than $550 million disability fraud scheme, months after he fled U.S. law enforcement, Honduran officials said.

Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, environmentalists sue

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:24pm
WASHINGTON/SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday shrank two wilderness national monuments in Utah by at least half in the biggest rollback of public land protection in U.S. history, drawing praise from pro-development lawmakers and a lawsuit from environmentalists.

Basketball player Trump helped to leave China after shoplifting arrest leaves UCLA

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:56pm
(Reuters) - A UCLA basketball player who was arrested for shoplifting in China and whose father later engaged in a public dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump will leave the university and prepare for the NBA draft next year, the player's father told media on Monday.

Shoplifter whose father clashed with Trump is leaving UCLA

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:13pm
(Reuters) - A UCLA basketball player who was arrested for shoplifting in China and whose father later engaged in a public dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump will leave the university and prepare for the NBA draft next year, the player's father told media on Monday.

Gold trader says he paid bribes to get out of Turkish jail after 2013 arrest

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying at the trial of a Turkish bank executive in a New York federal court said Monday that he paid bribes to secure his release from jail in Turkey following his arrest in 2013.

NY attorney general asks for net neutrality vote to be put off

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York's attorney general urged the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote rolling back net neutrality rules because of the large number of fake comments submitted to the agency on the issue.

Supreme Court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 3:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, tribes prepare to sue

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON/SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced big cuts to two of Utah's sprawling wilderness national monuments on Monday in a bid to boost development, angering tribes and environmental groups that called it an attack on crucial land protections.

U.S. top court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 3:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

Former Florida congresswoman sentenced to five years for fraud

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 3:15pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown of Florida was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for her role in helping raise more than $800,000 for a bogus charity that was used as a slush fund, federal court officials said.

Gold trader says he paid bribes to get out of Turkish jail in 2013

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:49pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying at the trial of a Turkish bank executive in a New York federal court said Monday that he paid bribes to secure his release from jail in Turkey in 2013.

Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, riling tribes, environmentalists

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:03pm
WASHINGTON/SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced big cuts to Utah's sprawling wilderness national monuments on Monday, angering tribes and environmental groups that want to keep the areas off limits to development.

Trump administration proposes rollback of tip-pooling rule

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:02pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday proposed eliminating an Obama administration rule that allowed restaurant employees to keep their tips instead of being forced to share them with non-tipped workers, saying the rule had contributed to pay disparities between servers and other staff like cooks and dishwashers.

ACLU sues to block Nebraska executions, challenges governor

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:22pm
(Reuters) - A new lawsuit says the 11 men on Nebraska's death row cannot be executed because a voter referendum backed by Governor Pete Ricketts to overturn a 2015 repeal of capital punishment failed to restore their death sentences.

Six-year-old skeptic tells Santa 'your life is empty'

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:08pm
(Reuters) - A 6-year-old boy from the Washington area has shaken up social media with an all-too-skeptical letter to Santa Claus in which he pretends to know jolly Saint Nick's life is empty and that Santa had no idea whether he had been naughty or nice.

Judge to weigh sentence for South Carolina ex-policeman who killed black man

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:59pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors said on Monday that a white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back committed murder, while defense lawyers argued their client did not deserve to go to prison for life for his crime.

Turkish banker says U.S. prosecutors withheld evidence

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a banker at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank who is charged with scheming to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran accused U.S. prosecutors of withholding evidence that might help exculpate their client. They said this included gold trader Reza Zarrab's alleged willingness to lie in exchange for leniency.

U.S. justices lean toward allowing sports betting in New Jersey case

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled a willingness to let New Jersey legalize sports betting in a case that could pave the way for other states similarly interested in allowing such gambling as a way to fill their coffers to do the same thing.

U.S. judge orders oil-spill response plan for Dakota Access Pipeline

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge ordered Energy Transfer Partners LP to coordinate with local tribes and the Army Corps of Engineers to create an oil-spill response plan for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline by next April, a decision he said will allow oil to keep flowing and prevent spills.

U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism on Monday over whether ancient Persian artifacts housed in a Chicago museum can be seized to pay for a $71 million court judgment against Iran over its alleged role in a 1997 bombing attack in Jerusalem.

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