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Four employees injured in incident at BP's Whiting, Indiana refinery: company

57 min 27 sec ago
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Four employees were injured on Friday in a power distribution center at BP Plc's 413,500 barrel per day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery, the company said in a statement.

Former Chicago Public Schools chief sentenced for fraud

1 hour 16 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sentenced the former chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools to 4-1/2 years in prison for her role in a scheme to steer lucrative contracts to one of her previous employers in exchange for kickbacks and bribes, the Department of Justice said.

American Realty ex-CFO loses bid to dismiss fraud indictment

1 hour 18 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss an indictment accusing a former chief financial officer of American Realty Capital Properties Inc of fraudulently inflating financial data for the big real estate investment trust.

California enacts $52 billion fuel tax hike for road, bridge repairs

1 hour 55 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a bill to raise gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades in an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's long-neglected roads and bridges.

Two arrested on charges of illegal exports to Russia get time served

2 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - Two Russian nationals arrested in the United States last October on charges of conspiring to export sensitive military technology from the United States to Russia were sentenced to time served on Friday, a spokesman for U.S. prosecutors said.

Indiana man pleads guilty in murder spree referencing the movie 'The Purge'

2 hours 53 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Indiana man pleaded guilty to killing three people during a four-day crime spree during which he referred to "The Purge," a movie about a day where all crimes are legal, prosecutors said on Friday.

Judge rejects Chicago school lawsuit over Illinois funding inequities

3 hours 35 sec ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois judge dealt a blow to Chicago's cash-strapped public school system on Friday by dismissing its lawsuit that argued the state's school-funding formula discriminates against minority students.

State Department OKS $1.46 billion aircraft sale to New Zealand: Pentagon

3 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.46 billion sale to New Zealand of four P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft and associated support, a Pentagon agency said on Friday.

Trump pledges fealty to NRA gun lobby

3 hours 39 min ago
ATLANTA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pledged to uphold Americans' right to possess guns on Friday in a speech that he used to revisit some 2016 election campaign themes from his vow to build a border wall to dismissing a Democratic senator as "Pocahontas."

Florida eye doctor found guilty of scamming Medicare

3 hours 41 min ago
(Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Friday found a Florida eye doctor guilty of defrauding Medicare by as much as $105 million by using false claims, including charging for eye tests of blind patients, local media reported.

Coughing, convulsing and calls for probe after Arkansas execution

4 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - A lawyer for an executed Arkansas death row inmate asked the state on Friday to investigate why his client coughed and convulsed on a death chamber gurney, saying a lethal injection drug may have been the cause.

'Shaving Cats!!??' Virginia police probe seven pet abductions

5 hours 1 min ago
(Reuters) - Police and townsfolk in Waynesboro, Virginia, are trying to figure out why someone is abducting pet cats and returning them with hairless underbellies.

Apple, Tesla ask California to change its proposed self-driving car testing policies

5 hours 9 min ago
(Reuters) - Apple Inc asked the state of California to make changes in its proposed self-driving car policies, the latest sign the company is pursuing driverless car technology.

U.S. spy agency stops gathering some messages from Americans: sources

5 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has halted a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect the digital communications of Americans that mentioned a foreign intelligence target without a warrant, three sources told Reuters.

Possible $440 million sale to Israel of naval guns approved: Pentagon

5 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to Israel of 76mm naval guns and technical support worth an estimated $440 million, a Pentagon agency said on Friday.

Court scolds New York county for 'total obstructionism' on housing

6 hours 11 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday admonished New York's wealthy Westchester County to stop its "total obstructionism" in implementing an agreement designed to boost affordable housing.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush discharged from hospital

6 hours 32 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was discharged on Friday from a Houston hospital where he was treated for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, a family spokesman said.

Trump, streaming, likely winners in potential TV writers' strike

7 hours 6 min ago
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump may finally get a break.

United Airlines chief executive set to testify before Congress

7 hours 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal on April 9 of a passenger from a Chicago flight, an incident that drew international condemnation.

U.S. appeals court grants Trump request on climate regulations case

7 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo.

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