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Senators strike deal to end government shutdown

56 min 59 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown and try to end a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security.

Pennsylvania court orders new congressional map due to gerrymandering

1 hour 4 sec ago
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives.

Body broker who sold diseased remains is convicted of fraud

1 hour 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains.

Man sent to prison for up to 60 years in Pennsylvania school stabbings

1 hour 28 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania man was sentenced on Monday to up to 60 years in prison for stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard with two kitchen knives in a high school rampage in 2014.

U.S. senators strike deal to end government shutdown

2 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown and try to end a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security.

Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

2 hours 19 min ago
(Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered and gave lawmakers until Feb. 9 to redraw the boundaries, a decision that will have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections.

U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports

2 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.

Three USA Gymnastics board members resign in wake of sex abuse scandal

2 hours 46 min ago
(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday in the wake of its former team physician sexually abusing female gymnasts, the organization said.

Illinois budget impasse cost state $1 billion in late payment penalties

2 hours 46 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois incurred $1.03 billion in late bill payment penalties last year largely as a result of the state's unprecedented two-year budget impasse, the state comptroller reported on Monday.

Senate moves to end government shutdown

2 hours 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators voted to move forward on legislation that would reopen the federal government until Feb. 8, ending a three-day standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security.

Five workers missing in explosion at Oklahoma drilling site: sheriff's office

3 hours 45 min ago
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five workers were missing in a gas explosion on Monday at an Oklahoma drilling site controlled by Red Mountain Operating Co, local officials said.

Kentucky accuses McKesson of helping fuel opioid epidemic

3 hours 46 min ago
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday accused drug distributor McKesson Corp of helping fuel the opioid epidemic by failing to halt shipments of suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.

Senators reach deal to reopen government

3 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers struck a deal to reopen the federal government three days into a shutdown prompted by an impasse over immigration and border security, the Senate Democratic leader said on Monday.

U.S. top court backs police over arrests at racy Washington party

4 hours 44 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out almost $1 million in damages won by a group of partygoers in a civil rights lawsuit against Washington police stemming from a 2008 gathering in a vacant house featuring scantily clad women with money tucked in their garter belts.

Judge rejects Uber $3 million settlement with New York drivers

4 hours 32 min ago
(Reuters) - A federal judge refused to grant preliminary approval for Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] proposed $3 million class-action settlement with 2,421 New York drivers who accused the ride-sharing company of retaining excessive fees from their fares.

U.S. requiring enhanced cargo screening from Middle Eastern airports

5 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said Monday it is requiring six Middle Eastern carriers to participate in an enhanced cargo screening program as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.

Government workers begin shutdown as Senate vote looms

8 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of federal workers began shutting down operations on Monday with the U.S. government closed and the Senate prepared to try again to restore funding, if only temporarily, and resolve a dispute over immigration.

Government workers wake to shutdown, Senate vote looms

9 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of federal workers woke up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration.

Ferry service helps Alcatraz escape from government shutdown

9 hours 36 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lights are on at Alacatraz Island, the famous federal prison turned tourist destination in San Francisco Bay, even though the U.S. government has shut down. Private business is stepping up.

Mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania to go on trial on corruption charges

10 hours 37 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - The mayor of Pennsylvania's third largest city, Allentown, is scheduled to appear at the start of his federal corruption trial on Monday, accused of soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for public contracts.

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