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Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:22pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds.

South Carolina teen who fatally shot two charged as adult

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:12pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old accused of killing his father and driving to a South Carolina elementary school playground in 2016 where he opened fire and fatally wounded a 6-year-old student, will be tried as an adult, a South Carolina judge ruled on Friday.

15-year-old boy charged with murder, assault in Kentucky school shooting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:18pm
(Reuters) - Gabriel Parker, 15, was charged with two counts of murder and 14 counts of first-degree assault in the January shooting at a Kentucky high school, according to Marshall County Circuit Court documents released on Friday.

U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian Internet agency oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.

Yemeni man pleads guilty in U.S. to trying to join Islamic State

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Yemen-born New York City resident on Friday pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to Islamic State, admitting that he tried to join the organization and urged someone else to join too.

Maryland jury awards $37 million to family of woman shot by police: report

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:13pm
(Reuters) - A Maryland jury has awarded more than $37 million in damages to the family of an armed black woman who was fatally shot by Baltimore County police in a 2016 standoff, the Baltimore Sun reported on Friday.

Russians charged with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the 2016 U.S. election campaign in a multi-pronged effort to support Donald Trump and disparage rival Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Special Counsel said in an indictment on Friday.

FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, draws anger

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:33pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it failed to act on a tip that the teenager accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the desire to kill, drawing calls from Florida's Republican governor for the FBI director to resign.

Gunfire rumors prompt brief lockdown at Washington state college

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:26pm
(Reuters) - A college near Seattle locked down its campus for about two hours on Friday, prompting police to respond to reports of gunfire that turned out to be unfounded, according to the college and police.

Trump had affair with Playboy model: New Yorker report

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had an affair with a Playboy model at the same time he was in a relationship with a porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid paid the model $150,000 to prevent her story being made public, the New Yorker reported on Friday.

U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," and the nine justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they will take up the case.

FBI failed to act on tip accused Florida gunman wanted to kill

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:10pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it mishandled a January tip that the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the potential to carry out a school shooting.

Police respond to rumors of gunfire at college in Washington state

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:45pm
(Reuters) - A college near Seattle locked down its campus on Friday morning as police responded to unconfirmed reports of gunfire, according to the college and police.

FBI admits mishandling tip about accused Florida gunman

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:35pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday acknowledged that it mishandled a January tip that the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school had guns and the desire to kill.

Al Qaeda operative gets life sentence for killing soldiers, bomb plot

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man convicted of participating in a 2003 attack on American soldiers in Afghanistan that killed two people and plotting to bomb a U.S. embassy in West Africa was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

Florida town mourns young victims after deadly school shooting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:00am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The families of a 14-year-old athlete and a college-bound 18-year-old on Friday held the first of 17 expected funerals for the victims of this week's rampage at a Florida high school, the latest in a series of deadly shootings at U.S. schools.

U.S. Supreme Court weighs intervening in 'Dreamers' problem

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump's appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

Gone with the wind: storms deepen Florida's beach sand crunch

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:24am
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla (Reuters) - Down the palm tree-lined roads of northeast Florida's Flagler County, a half-dozen dump trucks are shuttling back and forth along the Atlantic coast pouring thousands of tons of sand onto the local beach.

Grief and anger as Florida prepares to bury victims of school massacre

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:32am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - As families prepared on Friday to bury victims of another U.S. mass shooting, grief mixed with anger amid signs of possible lapses in school security and indications that law enforcement may have missed clues about the suspected gunman's plans.

Britain's Balfour says joint venture bags $1.95 billion U.S. airport contract

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:26am
(Reuters) - Britain's Balfour Beatty said on Friday its joint venture had won a $1.95 billion contract relating to building, financing and managing an airport transport system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the United States.

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