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Democrat running for Iowa governor quits after sex allegations

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:01pm
(Reuters) - A Democratic candidate among front-runners in the race for Iowa governor dropped out on Thursday after accusations of sexual misconduct by three women.

'It is happening everywhere' Texas mass shooting victims tell governor

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:16pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Victims and survivors of mass shootings in Texas choked back tears, recounted the bloodshed that unfolded before their eyes and pleaded with Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday to improve safety so that another massacre does not take place.

Players react to Trump's comments; linebacker Marshall calls them 'disgusting'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:52pm
Several NFL players responded harshly Thursday to President Donald Trump's comments supporting the league's new national anthem policy, which calls for fines or punishment for any form of disrespect during the anthem.

U.S. forecasters say 2018 hurricane season may be above normal

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:10pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. forecasters expect the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near-normal to above-normal in number and intensity of storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday.

Movie producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein was expected to surrender to New York police on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood's most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of sexual assault, a person familiar with the case said.

U.S. Senate approves bill to address Capitol Hill sexual harassment

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would step up protections for congressional staffers facing workplace harassment, including requiring lawmakers to use their personal funds to cover the cost of settlements if they were the alleged harassers.

Texas mass shooting victims meet with governor on prevention, security

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:10pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Victims and survivors of mass shootings in Texas took part in a final round of talks on Thursday with Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who is seeking ways to stop gun massacres after a shooter killed 10 people in a Houston-area high school.

Ex-Hollywood executive Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges: media reports

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York City police on charges of sexual misconduct on Friday morning, the New York Times reported, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials.

U.S. House starts recess as immigration battle rages

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives broke on Thursday for an 11-day recess with majority Republicans deadlocked over legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation while President Donald Trump insisted that Congress meet all his hard-line immigration demands.

Ex-New York town official found not guilty in bribery case

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former town official in New York's Nassau County was found not guilty on Thursday of taking bribes from a restaurateur, as jurors continued to weigh the fate of the county's former top elected executive charged in the same case.

United Airlines settles with owner of puppy that died in overhead bin

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:11pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines has reached a "resolution" with the owners of a small French bulldog puppy that died during a flight after a cabin attendant ordered it stowed in an overhead bin in March, the carrier said on Thursday.

70 percent chance of cyclone near Yucatan Peninsula: U.S. hurricane center

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:05pm
(Reuters) - A broad low-pressure system drifting slowly northward over the eastern Yucatan Peninsula has a 70 percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

Trump pardons late black boxing champion Jack Johnson

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion who was jailed a century ago after having a relationship with a white woman.

Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a pardon for the late boxer Jack Johnson, an African-American convicted a century ago for the crime of taking a woman across state lines, saying the move corrected a wrong in American history.

Trump asks if NFL players who protest should be in country

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed a decision by the National Football League to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying in an interview broadcast on Thursday that if they do not want to stand, perhaps they should not be in the United States.

With gratitude, ailing John McCain looks back in HBO documentary

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:06am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At age 81, and with a terminal cancer diagnosis, U.S. Senator John McCain is looking back on his life, not with rancor or to settle old scores, but with immense gratitude.

Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car: U.S. agency

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:59am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March and which failed to properly identify the pedestrian, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday.

U.S. Chemical Safety Board urges chemical plants to weigh disaster risks

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:05am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Thursday urged chemical plants to weigh the risks of natural disasters just as they would the integrity of pipes and production equipment.

Trump rejects moderate immigration deal, wants 'whole package'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:56am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a push by moderate congressional Republicans for a "Dreamer" immigration deal, saying he would only back sweeping immigration legislation that met all of his demands, including a U.S-Mexico border wall.

Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake: U.S. agency

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:09am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Uber [UBER.UL] self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday.