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State Department website posts article on Trump's Florida resort

18 min 52 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department website published an article this month about President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, stoking criticism from prominent ethics experts.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush staying in hospital few more days

22 min 44 sec ago
(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush will remain for a few more days in a Houston hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia, the hospital said on Monday.

Democratic state attorneys general decry student loan rework by Republicans

28 min 49 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been reworking student lending since her appointment in February, raising concerns among Democrats that she will undo former President Barack Obama's overhaul of college financial aid.

Obama makes no mention of Trump in first major post-presidential appearance

49 min 43 sec ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Barack Obama, making his first major appearance since leaving the White House, made no mention on Monday of his successor, Donald Trump, but urged young people to get more involved in their communities at a time of stark political divides.

Trump-backed Navy expansion would boost costs some $400 billion over 30 years: study

1 hour 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Expanding the U.S. Navy to 355 ships as recommended by military leaders and backed by President Donald Trump would cost some $400 billion more over the next 30 years than the currently planned 308-ship fleet, according to a study released on Monday.

Up in Smoke: Marijuana activists cuffed after lighting up at U.S. Capitol

1 hour 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two dozen red-hatted protesters gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Monday to call for easing federal marijuana laws, but police snuffed out the party by arresting four of them after they lit up joints.

Former Haiti coup leader pleads guilty in U.S. drug case

1 hour 18 min ago
(Reuters) - The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide pleaded guilty on Monday to a money laundering charge related to an international drug trafficking scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Two Bundy supporters convicted in Nevada: attorney

2 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters) - A Nevada jury found two supporters of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy guilty on Monday of charges stemming from an armed standoff with federal authorities in 2014, an attorney for one of four other defendants in the case said.

UC Berkeley sued over Ann Coulter's planned visit

2 hours 30 min ago
(Reuters) - Two groups that invited conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak at the University of California at Berkeley sued school officials on Monday, saying the school's decision to postpone her appearance violated their free speech rights.

Ex-Eaton Vance portfolio manager to plead guilty to fraud in U.S. court

2 hours 40 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Eaton Vance Corp portfolio manager has agreed to plead guilty to having engaged in a fraudulent scheme involving call options that enabled him to illegally make $1.9 million, according to papers filed in Boston federal court on Monday.

Liberal U.S. justices lean toward death row inmate in mental health dispute

5 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated support for a convicted murderer held on Alabama's death row who argued he had a right to an independent medical expert to assess his mental health and potentially help him avoid the death penalty.

Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut

5 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the 534-day U.S. record for cumulative time in space on Monday and marked the occasion by speaking with President Donald Trump about plans for human trips to Mars.

Ex-Goldman programmer wins right to appeal conviction

5 hours 37 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The nearly eight-year legal odyssey of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov is not over, after New York State's highest court agreed to review his reinstated conviction for stealing high-frequency trading code.

Former Magyar Telekom executives settle FCPA charges with U.S. SEC

6 hours 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former executives at the Hungarian telecommunications company Magyar Telekom will pay financial penalties and accept corporate officer and director bars to settle alleged anti-bribery law violations, U.S. regulators said Monday.

Anti-Semitic acts spiked since Trump election win, watchdog says

6 hours 55 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anti-Semitic incidents, from bomb threats and cemetery desecration to assaults and bullying, have surged in the United States since the election of President Donald Trump, and a "heightened political atmosphere" played a role in the rise, the Anti-Defamation League said on Monday.

Lawyer representing United passenger takes on American Airlines

7 hours 45 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lawyer representing Dr. David Dao, who was dragged from a United Airlines plane, said he will also represent a woman whose clash with an American Airlines flight attendant went viral over the weekend.

New Orleans removes first of four racially divisive statues

8 hours 9 min ago
(Reuters) - New Orleans on Monday removed a statue commemorating a racially charged incident, the first of four monuments that will be relocated to send a message of what the city's mayor called "diversity, inclusion and tolerance."

U.S. top court will not review Houston police shooting 'waistband' defense

8 hours 22 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, turning down a chance to test the limits of police use of force, declined on Monday to revive an unarmed suspect's lawsuit accusing a Houston officer of unconstitutional excessive force for shooting him in the back after he reached for his own waistband.

U.S. top court preserves Alabama campaign finance curbs

8 hours 30 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by an Alabama black-voter outreach group with close ties to the state's Democratic Party of a lower court's ruling that upheld a state ban on cash transfers between political action committees.

Funeral set for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

9 hours 1 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - The funeral of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will take place on Monday, five days after he was found hanged by a bed sheet in a Massachusetts prison in what state officials have ruled a suicide.