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Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:26pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school.

U.S. court fines UPS $247 million over illegal cigarette shipments

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:20pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge ordered United Parcel Service Inc to pay nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for "illegally shipping" large volumes of untaxed cigarettes in New York state and City, a court filing showed on Thursday.

Up to 600,000 immigrants in U.S. South may have path to legal status: analysis

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:19pm
(Reuters) - As many as 600,000 illegal immigrants in several U.S. states could have a path to legally remain in the country, according to an analysis released on Thursday by a legal aid group.

California inmate firefighter killed in line of duty

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of thousands of prison inmate volunteers trained to fight wildfires in California was killed by a falling tree in the far northwestern corner of the state, marking the fourth such fatality in 60 years, state corrections officials said on Thursday.

Alabama doctor tied to Insys gets 20 years for illegal prescriptions

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:03pm
(Reuters) - An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison after being convicted with a colleague of prescribing painkillers through two clinics for no legitimate purpose, in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc.

San Francisco fund manager pleads guilty to fraud conspiracy

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 5:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A San Francisco investment fund manager pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to defraud investors by fabricating an impressive investing track record, New York federal prosecutors announced.

Protest in New York over Palestinian-American graduation speaker

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of right-wing demonstrators, including far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, gathered in New York on Thursday to protest a university's decision to invite a Palestinian-American activist to deliver its graduation speech next week.

Web of tracks, switches complicates NY Penn Station summer repairs

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:42pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Down in a damp, cavernous space beneath the western end of New York's Pennsylvania station, national rail operator Amtrak showed on Thursday the three tracks it will take offline for emergency repairs, outlining the complicated operation.

U.S. says three N.Y. prison guards sexually assaulted female inmates

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three male prison guards repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped several female inmates under their supervision at a federal detention center in New York over time periods of up to three years, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

Civil rights group sues in U.S. court over immigration detention

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:44pm
(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court on Thursday, seeking records the civil rights group contends provide accounts of hunger strikes at immigration detention facilities.

Unions sue to stop Kentucky's 'right-to-work' law

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:35pm
LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Two labor groups filed a lawsuit in a Kentucky court on Thursday challenging the so-called right-to-work law the state legislature passed earlier this year.

New Jersey town settles lawsuit brought by U.S. over rejected mosque

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:18pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New Jersey town has reached a settlement with the U.S. government and a local Islamic group to resolve allegations that the town illegally denied plans for a proposed mosque.

Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump's Montana test

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:15pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana Republican running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat was charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls opened on Thursday for a special election that could test President Donald Trump's political clout.

Mexico arrests three Yemeni men sought by the United States

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:14pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three men from Yemen, wanted by U.S. law enforcement, were arrested in Mexico City this week, at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a spokesman for Mexico's National Security Commission said on Thursday.

Activists call on In-N-Out Burger to join the superbug fight

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly three dozen consumer, environmental and public health groups on Thursday pressed privately held In-N-Out Burger to make good on its vow to set time lines for phasing out the use of beef raised with antibiotics vital to human health.

U.S. Alzheimer's deaths jump 54 percent; many increasingly dying at home

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:03pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. deaths from Alzheimer's disease rose by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014, and rates are expected to continue to rise, reflecting the nation's aging population and increasing life expectancy, American researchers said on Thursday.

U.S. weather forecasters predict above-normal hurricane season

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:55am
(Reuters) - United States weather forecasters on Thursday predicted more storms than normal for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, beginning on June 1.

Lawsuit accuses GM of using 'defeat devices' in diesel trucks

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:44am
(Reuters) - General Motors Co was accused in a lawsuit on Thursday of putting so-called "defeat devices," similar to those used by Volkswagen AG , into hundreds of thousands of its diesel trucks in order to pass federal emissions tests.

U.S. auto sales seen up 0.5 percent in May: JD Power and LMC

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:28am
(Reuters) - U.S. auto sales in May will edge up 0.5 percent from a year earlier, despite consumer discounts remaining at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday.

Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:30am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around.

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