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American Airlines' employee suspended after row with passengers

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 4:17am
(Reuters) - American Airlines has suspended an employee after a video showed an altercation on one of its planes involving crew, several passengers and a crying woman carrying a young child.

Hundreds more join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces retake another western district

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 3:38am
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Pushing carts loaded with bags, babies and the elderly, hundreds of people fled Mosul on Saturday after Iraqi forces retook another district in the west of the city from Islamic State.

Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible: Pence

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:16am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula can be achieved peacefully because of Washington's new engagement with China, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday, despite growing fears North Korea could soon conduct a new nuclear test.

U.S. states realign in legal battle over Trump's travel ban

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:09pm
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations faces its second challenge at a U.S. appeals court next month, and this time more Republican states are backing the measure, while one Democratic state attorney general dropped out of the legal fight this week.

Exclusive: Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance for U.S. farm sector

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:37pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices.

Russian state news organization criticizes Reuters article about Kremlin-backed meddling in U.S. election

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:31pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian state news organization Rossiya Segodnya said on Friday it objected to a Reuters article it said had falsely claimed that Kremlin-backed media had tried to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

Power restored to most San Francisco customers: PG&E

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:25pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fewer that 3,000 customers remained without electricity in San Francisco on Friday after a fire in a utility substation earlier in the day knocked out power for much of the city, according to PG&E.

Washington threatens funding cut to California, other 'sanctuary' areas

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 5:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Social media outrage as Sessions calls Hawaii 'island in the Pacific'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 5:47pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Social media did not take kindly to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions referring to the country's 50th state of Hawaii as just "an island in the Pacific."

U.S. will not give Exxon permission to drill in Russia

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON/SPRING, Tx. (Reuters) - The United States will not make an exception for American companies, including oil major Exxon Mobil Corp, seeking to drill in areas prohibited by U.S. sanctions on Russia, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.

Uphill battle looms as Trump seeks revamped healthcare plan

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, striving to make good on a top campaign promise, is pushing his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass revamped healthcare legislation but the same intraparty squabbling that torpedoed it last month could do it again.

San Francisco power outage hits financial hub for hours

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:15pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A power outage hit about 90,000 customers on Friday morning in San Francisco, closing shops and snarling traffic in the city's technology and finance center as a large swath of the financial district lost electricity.

Exclusive: U.S. offers to fund Mexico heroin fight as 2016 output jumps - U.S. official

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 2:46pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States has offered to help fund Mexico's efforts to eradicate opium poppies, the U.S. assistant secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) said on Friday, as Mexican heroin output increased again last year.

Waiting for green cards, Indian visa-holders see hope in Trump review

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 1:25pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Gokul Gunasekaran was offered a full scholarship for a graduate program in electrical engineering at Stanford University, he saw it as the chance of a lifetime.

U.S. forces kill Islamic State militant linked to Turkey nightclub attack

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 1:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States disclosed on Friday a secret military ground operation that killed an Islamic State operative seen as a close associate of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and linked to an attack on a Turkish nightclub that left 39 people dead.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez's family wants death scene evidence preserved

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:07pm
(Reuters) - The family of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge on Friday to order prison officials to preserve evidence collected after he was found dead in his cell on Wednesday from an apparent suicide.

Death toll in Venezuelan protests reaches nine

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:17am
CARACAS (Reuters) - A man was killed in a protest in the Venezuelan capital on Thursday night, an official said on Friday, marking the ninth death in a wave of sometimes violent demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

GE cash flow turns negative in quarter; profit, revenue beat

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:48am
(Reuters) - General Electric Co reported on Friday that first-quarter cash flow from its industrial operations turned negative and was less than the company expected, though its earnings and revenue exceeded analyst estimates.

Arkansas executes inmate after U.S. Supreme Court gives go-ahead

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:23am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas executed its first inmate in 12 years on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the inmate's request to halt the lethal injection in a late-night ruling.

Trump administration may change rules that allow terror victims to immigrate to U.S.

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:39am
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Raj, a Sri Lankan fisherman, sought refuge in the United States in 2005, he had precisely the kind of fear of returning home that U.S. asylum laws require.