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Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

By Mica Rosenberg and Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer's world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:13 PM

Hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuits in California court

By Tina Bellon (Reuters) - Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas filed five lawsuits on Monday in a California court against the operators of the hotel from which the gunman fired, the organizers of the country music festival he...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:43 PM

Uber hit with $8.9 million fine in Colorado over unqualified drivers

(Reuters) - Colorado regulators on Monday fined Uber $8.9 million, saying the ride-services company allowed 57 people to drive for it although they lacked valid driver's licenses or had committed other offenses that would have disqualified them. The Colorado...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 5:45 PM

Trump calls for Lynch suspension if anthem protest continues

By Rory Carroll (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch should be suspended by the NFL if he continues to protest during the national anthem after Lynch sat during a rendition of the song...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 3:42 PM

Elephant advocates sue Trump administration on trophy hunting

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 3:22 PM

Second woman accuses Senator Al Franken of groping: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday. Franken was first accused of sexual misconduct last week,...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 2:52 PM

Yellen to leave Fed board once Powell sworn in as central bank chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday she will resign her seat on the Fed's Board of Governors once Jerome Powell is confirmed and sworn in to replace her as head of the U.S. central bank. In a letter to President Donald...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 2:52 PM

FBI, police on manhunt for Pennsylvania cop killer

Authorities are on the lookout for a gunman who killed a Pennsylvania police officer during a traffic stop, and have raised a reward to $43,500 while asking for tips in the case. Officer Brian Shaw, 25, who had been with the New Kensington Police Department for less than a year, was shot late on...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 1:07 PM

Tyson puts Kansas plant on hold, to build facility in Tennessee

(Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc said it was putting on hold plans to build a chicken production plant in Kansas following opposition from local residents and the No. 1 U.S. meat processor said it would build a new $300 million facility in Tennessee. The company...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:57 PM

U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:47 PM

Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', Turkish government says

ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. court case against a wealthy Turkish gold trader is a "clear plot against Turkey" that lacks any legal basis, Ankara's government spokesman said on Monday, ratcheting up rhetoric ahead of a trial that has strained diplomatic relations...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:37 AM

Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route in win for Trump

By Kevin O'Hanlon and Ethan Lou LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's <TRP.TO> Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:17 AM

Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

By Diane Bartz and Steve Gorman (Reuters) - Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s,...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 2:10 AM

Murderous cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83: officials

(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the U.S. cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers in the late 1960s, has died, according to prison officials. He was 83...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 1:10 AM

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail in China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday upbraided the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, tweeting he "should have left them in jail!" Trump's comments on...

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:35 PM

New Orleans's first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

(Reuters) - A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman. LaToya...

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:10 PM

Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill: aide

By Lucia Mutikani and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill...

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 12:50 PM

White House OK with removing Obamacare mandate repeal from Senate tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not object to removing a provision in a Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate if it "becomes an impediment," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday. Some...

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 10:05 AM

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism. Deputy police commissioner...

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 6:10 AM

U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an...

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 3:25 PM