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Author of Trump book contradicts president, says he interviewed him

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 8:49am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump's first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump's assertion that he had never talked to the writer for the book and had authorized "Zero access" to the White House.

In blizzard's wake, northeastern U.S. brace for intense cold

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 8:35am
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Street crews in the U.S. Northeast raced through the night into Friday to clear snow-clogged streets after a powerful blizzard and restore power to homes ahead of a brutal cold spell that has killed more than a dozen people.

U.S. Northeast digs out of blizzard as brutal cold bears down

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:40am
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Street crews in the U.S. Northeast raced through the night into Friday to clear snow-clogged streets after a powerful blizzard and restore power to homes ahead of a brutal cold spell that has killed more than a dozen people in the United States.

Alabama woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual abuse sues for defamation

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 7:38pm
(Reuters) - An Alabama woman who accused former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 14 years old sued Moore and his campaign on Thursday for what she said was defamation.

Trump administration to delay Obama-era fair housing rule: NYT

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 7:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump plans to delay until 2020 enforcement of a federal rule that requires communities to assess racial segregation in housing and offer plans to correct it, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

Marijuana businesses brace for investment chill as U.S. changes policy

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:48pm
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cannabis businesses across the United States said they are bracing for an investment slowdown following the U.S. Justice Department’s Thursday directive that will allow the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug.

National Guard responds to blizzard pounding U.S. Northeast

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:34pm
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard battered the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen people.

Accused Colorado abortion clinic gunman can be forcibly medicated

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:13pm
(Reuters) - A man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015, who was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, can be forcibly medicated in an effort to restore him to competency, an appeals court ruled on Thursday.

Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude to pursue criminal charges.

U.S. FCC chairman cancels tech event appearance after threats: sources

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has canceled a scheduled appearance next week at a large consumer electronics event in Las Vegas after receiving unspecified deaths threats, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

States with legal pot denounce federal marijuana crackdown

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawmakers in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana denounced a move by the Trump administration on Thursday to cancel a policy that kept federal prosecutors at bay from the fledgling cannabis industries and vowed to uphold their state laws.

Man charged with kidnapping two girls after their mother was killed

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:34pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man suspected of abducting two girls from an Austin, Texas-area home, where their mother was found dead, has been arrested in Colorado and charged with kidnapping, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.

Blizzard wallops U.S. Northeast, knocks out power, snarls travel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:37pm
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard battered the Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen people.

States with legal pot denounce Sessions' marijuana crackdown

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:20pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawmakers in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana criticized the Trump administration on Thursday for cancelling a policy that had kept federal prosecutors at bay, saying the move amounted to meddling in states' affairs and ignored more pressing priorities like the opioid crisis.

Court voids Idaho ban on secret farm videos, revives some curbs on probes

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:18pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional Idaho's bans on shooting secret videos and lying to enter factory farms to expose animal abuse, but revived other parts of the state's law to curb undercover probes into the practice.

Fierce storm snarls travel, knocks out power in U.S. Northeast

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 1:40pm
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard battered the Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen people.

Puerto Rico sets 90-day target for review of hurricane deaths

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 1:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facing mounting criticism that his administration understated the death toll from September’s Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello on Thursday established a 90-day process to review the causes of thousands of recent deaths.

U.S. says Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40 million

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington state in December topped $40.4 million, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on Thursday.

Metropolitan Museum to charge fixed admission fee for non-New Yorkers

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:04pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's most popular museums, will start charging a fixed admission fee for out-of-state visitors rather than urge they pay a suggested donation, museum officials announced on Thursday.

Trump administration rule would let more Americans drop Obamacare

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:54am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rule to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.

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