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Golf: Former PGA Player of the Year Ford dies at 95

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:07pm
(Reuters) - Two-times major champion Doug Ford died in Florida on Monday night at the age of 95, the PGA Tour announced.

Storms slam U.S. Northeast, snarling transport and causing power outages

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:01pm
(Reuters) - Powerful storms packing high winds, torrential rain and hail slammed heavily populated parts of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, snarling transport and causing widespread power outages in an area home to tens of millions of people.

Ash threatens Hawaii communities after volcano explosions

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:03pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Rockfalls and explosions at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano shot ash into the air on Tuesday as residents for the first time in the 12-day eruption got text messages from county officials warning them the ash could cause eye and breathing irritation.

U.S. state lawsuits against Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic mount

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 4:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Litigation against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is intensifying as six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales.

U.S. judge refuses to dismiss ex-Trump aide Manafort's criminal case

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 4:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge refused on Tuesday to dismiss criminal charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after Manafort claimed that Mueller had exceeded his prosecutorial powers.

U.S. agency seeks new authority to disable threatening drones

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Homeland Security Department on Tuesday told Congress that the agency needs new legal authority to track threatening drones and disable or destroy them if necessary.

Family of Waffle House victim in Nashville sues accused shooter's father

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 2:54pm
(Reuters) - The family of one of the four people killed in last month's shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the accused shooter's father, saying he improperly gave his son access to weapons.

Senate aims to finish bipartisan farm bill in June

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 2:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate expects to finish a bipartisan farm bill sometime in June.

U.S. state attorneys general sue Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 1:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several U.S. state attorneys general on Tuesday announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales.

Groups sue to stop Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 1:15pm
(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood and the Iowa branch of the American Civil Liberties Union said they sued on Tuesday to stop a state law from coming into effect that would impose the strictest abortion limits in the United States.

Republican senator says EPA chief must slow refinery waivers or resign

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday said Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt must scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries, or else he will join other lawmakers calling for Pruitt's resignation.

Baltimore's top cop quits after getting hit with federal tax charges

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:31pm
(Reuters) - Baltimore's police commissioner resigned on Tuesday after being charged with failing to file income taxes, in another setback for the eighth-biggest U.S. police department as it grapples with high levels of violent crime.

Oklahoma woman sought in stabbing of daughter, endangering another

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:02am
(Reuters) - Police in Oklahoma launched a nationwide search on Tuesday for a woman they said repeatedly stabbed and critically wounded the eldest of her three young daughters and left her in their burning house before making off with the youngest girl.

Most U.S. teachers spend own money on school supplies: survey

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ninety-four percent of U.S. public school teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement, according to a Department of Education survey on Tuesday that follows protests by educators who are asking for more pay and funding.

Republican senator demands EPA scale back refinery biofuel waivers

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 9:58am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday said Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt must scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries, or else he will join other lawmakers calling for Pruitt's resignation.

Sports fans wager Supreme Court ruling won't ruin their fun

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sports fans on Monday shrugged off a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could open the door to legalize sports betting, saying it would likely have little impact on baseball, basketball and football games already subject to off-the-books gambling.

Small quake shakes buildings in Oakland, California

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:36pm
(Reuters) - A small 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Oakland, California on Monday evening, a Reuters witness and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Lava threatens Hawaii exit routes, could spur more evacuations

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:06pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava flowing from giant rips in the earth on the flank of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano threatened highways on Monday, raising the possibility officials may order thousands more people to evacuate before escape routes are cut off.

Gap apologizes for selling T-shirt with 'incorrect map' of China

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 7:48pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. retailer Gap Inc apologized on Monday for selling a T-shirt which it said had an incorrect map of China, adding it would implement "rigorous reviews" to prevent a repeat mistake.

U.S. joins whistleblower case against Insys over kickbacks

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:30pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has joined whistleblower litigation accusing Insys Therapeutics Inc of trying to generate more profit by paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe powerful opioid medications.

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