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FBI warns Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of routers

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 3:17pm
(Reuters) - The FBI warned on Friday that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic.

U.S. judge declines to dismiss ex-Trump aide's money laundering, other charges

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort lost a bid on Friday to have certain criminal charges by a U.S. special counsel dismissed, including one count that he conspired to launder money.

U.S. will add 15,000 visas for seasonal non-farm workers: DHS

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 3:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make available an additional 15,000 H-2B visas, meant for temporary non-agricultural workers, for this fiscal year, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement on Friday.

Trump administration opposes requiring 'reasonable' airline baggage fees

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 3:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation told Congress it opposes a Senate bill that would require new rules prohibiting airline fees that are not "reasonable and proportional," along with many other new consumer protections that the administration deems "unnecessary and wasteful," according to a letter seen on Friday by Reuters.

EPA spends 30 percent more on Pruitt's security, cites death threats

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 2:56pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's security detail has cost taxpayers about $3.4 million so far, up more than 30 percent from his predecessor during an equivalent period, according to details released by the agency, which said Pruitt's life had been threatened.

Indiana middle school student shoots teacher, classmate

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 2:45pm
(Reuters) - A student armed with two handguns shot a teacher and a fellow student at a middle school in Indiana on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of shootings at U.S. schools and colleges fueling debate about how to keep campuses safe.

Platinum hedge fund co-founder pleads guilty in corruption case

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:17pm
May 25 (Reuters) - A founder of the hedge fund firm Platinum Partners pleaded guilty on Friday to a criminal conspiracy charge, six months after a mistrial in a corruption case against him and a former New York City labor leader.

Film mogul Weinstein appears handcuffed in court to face rape charges

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and other sex crimes against two of the scores of women who have accused him of misconduct, ending his reign as a Hollywood kingpin.

Subtropical storm Alberto's landfall expected early next week

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:54pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Gulf of Mexico producers and refiners are monitoring subtropical storm Alberto, which is expected to make landfall between east Louisiana and the Florida panhandle early next week, the companies said on Friday.

Teacher, student injured in Indiana school shooting: police

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:16am
(Reuters) - A teacher and a teenage student were injured in a shooting at an Indiana middle school on Friday morning and another student was in custody, police said.

Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown says he felt 'defenseless' during arrest

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:48am
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown says he felt "pretty much defenseless" during a controversial arrest over a parking infraction in January.

Tax-dodge strategists probe loopholes in new U.S. law, IRS wary

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:10am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tax experts for global corporations are hot on the trail of loopholes in the sweeping tax law approved in December by President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. Congress.

Movie mogul Weinstein handcuffed in court to face sex crime charges

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and other sex crimes against two of the scores of women who have accused him of misconduct, ending his reign as a Hollywood kingpin.

Movie producer Weinstein appears in court to answer rape, sex abuse charges

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:27am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to New York City police on Friday on charges of rape and sex abuse and was taken to court in handcuffs, months after he was toppled from Hollywood's highest ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct.

Two injured in shooting incident at Indiana middle school: police

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:22am
(Reuters) - Two people were injured in a shooting incident at an Indiana middle school on Friday and a suspect was in custody, the Indiana State Police said.

Movie producer Weinstein charged with rape, sex abuse

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 8:25am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to New York City police on Friday on charges of rape and sex abuse and was taken to court in handcuffs, months after he was toppled from Hollywood's highest ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct.

Movie producer Weinstein surrenders on sex assault charges

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 7:03am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered on Friday to authorities at a New York City police station on sex crime charges, months after he was toppled from Hollywood's most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct.

NHC says 90 percent chance of cyclone near Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 6:51am
(Reuters) - A low pressure system located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea east of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, has a 90 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.

Gunman at Oklahoma restaurant shot dead by bystander

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:58pm
(Reuters) - A gunman who wounded two people in an Oklahoma restaurant on Thursday was shot dead by a bystander when he walked outside the business, authorities said.

Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:03pm
PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marines Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route.

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