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U.S. nursing home chain HCR ManorCare to sell itself in bankruptcy

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:05am
(Reuters) - The second-largest U.S. nursing home operator, HCR ManorCare, will file for Chapter 11 protection in the coming days and transfer ownership to its landlord, Quality Care Properties Inc , the latest sign of distress in the senior housing industry.

Trump's sentencing panel picks may face uphill U.S. Senate path

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:56am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two of the four people that President Donald Trump has nominated to serve on a U.S. prison sentencing panel are being blasted by critics, who say the nominees would seek tougher standards, as favored by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Flooded streets and evacuations as storm pounds U.S. Northeast

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:52am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Seawater on Friday flowed onto some coastal streets around Boston, where businesses set up flood barriers and piled sandbags around their doors as a powerful storm threatened to flood pockets of the U.S. coast from Maine to Virginia.

Two shot dead in Michigan university shooting, suspect at large

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:34am
(Reuters) - At least two people were shot dead in what appeared to be a "domestic dispute" at a dormitory at Central Michigan University on Friday and police were hunting for the gunman, school officials said.

U.S. seeks time to consider joining opioid litigation

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:11am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors to give it 30 days to decide whether to participate in the litigation.

Tapping the lithium rush, Canadian miner stakes claims in Utah

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 9:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small Canadian mining company has staked claim to mineral rights on over a hundred thousand acres of federal land in Utah since last year, hoping to tap lithium deposits from spent oil wells to feed America’s high-tech battery industry.

Two shot dead at Central Michigan University: report

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 9:42am
(Reuters) - At least two people were shot dead in a dormitory at Central Michigan University on Friday and police were hunting for a suspect, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Flood barriers and evacuations as storm pounds U.S. Northeast

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 9:38am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Businesses near Boston Harbor set up temporary flood barriers and piled sandbags around their doors on Friday as the northeastern United States felt the brunt of a powerful storm that threatened to flood coasts from Maine to Virginia.

Quality Care to take over HCR ManorCare as part of bankruptcy deal

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 9:27am
(Reuters) - Quality Care Properties Inc said on Friday it is taking over its main tenant, U.S. nursing home operator HCR ManorCare, as part of a pre-arranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for the nursing chain that is expected in the coming days.

Gymnast Raisman sues U.S. Olympic Committee over Nassar abuse

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:47am
(Reuters) - U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman has sued the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics over former USA Gymnastics' team doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse, contending the organization knew or should have known about his behavior.

Shots fired on Central Michigan University's campus: college official

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:46am
(Reuters) - Police in Michigan were responding to reports of a possible shooter on Friday inside a dormitory at Central Michigan University about 125 miles northwest of Detroit, according to the university.

L.L. Bean joins Kroger, Walmart in raising minimum age for gun sales

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:44am
(Reuters) - Outdoor gear maker L.L. Bean will raise the minimum age for purchasers of guns to 21 from 18, joining a list of retailers putting restrictions on firearm sales following a mass shooting at a Florida high school last month.

Flood barriers and canceled flights as storm pounds U.S. Northeast

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:28am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Businesses near Boston Harbor set up temporary flood barriers and piled sandbags around their doors on Friday as the northeastern United States felt the brunt of a powerful storm that threatened to flood coasts from Maine to Virginia.

Exclusive: U.S. nursing home chain HCR ManorCare set to file for bankruptcy

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 7:54am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The second largest U.S. nursing home operator, HCR ManorCare, has reached an agreement with its landlord, Quality Care Properties Inc , for a debt-for-equity swap as part of an imminent Chapter 11 filing, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Aly Raisman sues U.S. Olympic Committee over Nassar abuse: NBC News

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 7:08am
(Reuters) - Gymnast Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee over former USA Gymnastics' team doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse, contending that the organization knew or should have known about his behavior, according to NBC News on Friday.

U.S. evangelist Billy Graham to be laid to rest in North Carolina

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 5:02am
(Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who preached to millions around the world in a 70-year career, will be laid to rest on Friday in his native North Carolina following a funeral service that will draw thousands of mourners including President Donald Trump.

Sandbags and warnings as northeast U.S. braces for storm-driven flood

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:06am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Businesses blocked doors with sandbags and officials warned residents of waterfront homes to be ready to evacuate as the northeastern United States braced for a powerful storm on Friday that threatened to flood coasts from Maine to North Carolina.

Pennsylvania mayor convicted on 47 corruption charges

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:45pm
(Reuters) - The long-serving mayor of Pennsylvania's third-most populous city was convicted on Thursday on federal charges he shook down vendors for campaign funds, a U.S. prosecutor and local media reported.

Female-led investor group to buy Weinstein Co assets

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:28pm
(Reuters) - A former Obama administration official on Thursday reached a deal to purchase assets of The Weinstein Company and said she will use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.

West Virginia teachers strike on Friday amid stubborn pay dispute

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:04pm
(Reuters) - West Virginia teachers were set to strike for a seventh day on Friday as state lawmakers balk at the governor's promise to raise salaries that are close to the bottom for U.S. educators, the state Education Department said.

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