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Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month stemming from an extramarital affair, was charged separately on Friday with felony computer data tampering, prosecutors said.

Harvey Weinstein goes to court to retrieve personal emails

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:06pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday to order his company, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in March, to turn over personal emails that he says are relevant to ongoing civil and criminal investigations against him.

Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A internal CIA review in 2011 cleared U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to head the agency, Gina Haspel, of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes depicting the harsh interrogation of an al Qaeda suspect, according to a memorandum that the CIA declassified and released on Friday.

Trucker in deadly Texas migrant case given life sentences

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:46pm
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The driver of a truck packed with migrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty in October to federal human smuggling charges.

U.S. students walk out again to protest gun violence

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:23pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Demanding an end to gun violence and tougher restrictions on firearm sales, thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on Friday in hopes of putting pressure on politicians ahead of November's midterm elections.

Southwest giving passengers $5,000 checks on accident flight

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co confirmed Friday it has sent $5,000 checks to passengers aboard a flight that made an emergency landing this week after an engine failed, killing a passenger.

Charges against New York officer urged in 2014 choke hold death: NY Times

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a white New York City police officer for putting Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal choke hold during a 2014 arrest, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing unnamed officials.

New York banning cars from Central Park starting this summer

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Central Park will kick out cars this summer after more than a century, returning its roads to walkers, runners and cyclists, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.

Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Prosecutors urge charging New York policeman in 2014 choke hold death: NY Times

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a white New York City police officer for putting Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal choke hold during a 2014 arrest, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing unnamed officials.

Republican favored in Arizona election, but party takes no chances

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:57am
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Republicans are expected to retain a congressional seat in the conservative suburbs west of Phoenix in a special election on Tuesday, although a late burst of spending showed the party is taking nothing for granted.

Ex-FBI No. 2 alerted then-FBI chief Comey of plans to talk to press: lawyer

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:07am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sent emails to then-Director James Comey alerting him he planned to push back against negative news coverage related to his oversight of probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a lawyer for McCabe said on Friday.

U.S. woman gets life sentence for Canada mall shooting plot

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:00am
TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S. woman has been sentenced to life in a Canadian prison for her role in an aborted Valentine's Day mass shooting at a shopping mall in 2015, local media reported on Friday.

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign for allegedly disrupting 2016 election

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:27am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party filed suit against Russia, President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, a court filing showed.

Students walk out of class to demand tighter U.S. gun laws

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:54am
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

Students to walk out across United States in call for gun reform

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:53am
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School on Friday by walking out of classes, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

Students to walk out across the United States in call for gun reforms

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:14am
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School by walking out of classes on Friday, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:25am
AMARILLO, Texas (Reuters) - In a sprawling plant near Amarillo, Texas, rows of workers perform by hand one of the most dangerous jobs in American industry. Contract workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pantex facility gingerly remove the plutonium cores from retired nuclear warheads.

Students to walkout across the United States in call for gun reforms

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:16am
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School by walking out of classes on Friday, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

Three defense witnesses to testify in Cosby sex assault retrial

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:34am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Three witnesses are expected to testify on Friday for the defense in the trial against comedian Bill Cosby, who is accused of drugging and sexual assaulting a former friend more than a decade ago.

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