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ICYMI: Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort doubled membership fees to $200,000 just after he was elected

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - The Mar-a-Lago private resort owned by the Trump Organization in Palm Beach, Florida, hiked its membership fees to $200,000 in January after Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, a resort official said. CNBC, which first reported on the joining fee hike, said...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:42pm

After Seattle woman fights off attacker, self-defense classes boom

By Daniel Trotta and Tom James (Reuters) - A Seattle woman who became a folk hero by fighting off a would-be rapist in a public bathroom has sparked a boom in women's...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:16pm

Troubled California oil refinery puts PBF's turnaround skills to the test

By Liz Hampton HOUSTON (Reuters) - An aging California refinery is testing PBF Energy Inc's reputation as a turnaround whiz, with mounting production woes and costly repairs at the 88-year-old plant throwing a wrench into efforts to quickly revive profits...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:09am

Armed burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas sends panic through casino: Media

The Bellagio Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip was put on lockdown early on Saturday after an armed burglary of a high-end jewelry store sent panicked guests and gamblers running for the exits, local media reported and police said.Early reports on social media of shots being fired at the...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 3:23pm

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

By Caroline Humer and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law. That's...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:57am

Judge dismisses second lawsuit over Columbia 'mattress protest'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday threw out the second lawsuit filed by a former Columbia University student who had been accused of rape over the school's decision to permit his accuser to carry around a mattress in protest after he was cleared. U.S....

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 4:47am

Treehouses and mansions: Life in the shadow of the U.S.-Mexico fence

By Lizbeth Diaz and Edgard Garrido TIJUANA (Reuters) - The rust-red U.S. fence along the Mexican border has inspired various quirky architectural...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:22pm

Americans favor paid family, sick leave; split on funding: report

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most Americans support paid family and medical leave and think employers, rather than the government, should cover the costs, but they are divided over whether companies should be legally required to provide it, according...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:49pm

Families of Sept. 11 victims sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. court over attacks

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of relatives of individuals killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks have sued Saudi Arabia in U.S. court, seeking to take advantage of a law passed by Congress last year that allows victims of such attacks on U.S. soil to...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:18pm

Four California social workers to stand trial in boy's beating death

By Tom James (Reuters) - The case against four Los Angeles County social workers accused of child abuse in the beating death of an 8-year-old boy under their supervision can move ahead, a judge ruled Monday. Judge Mary Lou Villar found that sufficient...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:18pm

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry dead at 90

By Bill Trott (Reuters) - Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 6:32pm

Tennessee police hunt former teacher accused of kidnapping student

(Reuters) - Tennessee police are searching for a former high school teacher accused of luring a 15-year-old student into his car outside of a restaurant and disappearing with the girl earlier this week, investigators...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 2:42pm

Small blaze in basement of New York's Empire State Building

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City firefighters were responding to a small blaze that broke out in the basement of the Empire State Building on Friday, fire officials said. No injuries were reported in the fire, which started at about 2:20 p.m. ET (1820 GMT) and...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 4:00pm

Man indicted for hate crimes after attack on Muslim airport employee

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man has been indicted on hate crime charges after assaulting a female Muslim employee at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in January, yelling that President Donald Trump "will get rid of all of...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:23pm

Iditarod winner is oldest, fastest in dog sled race history

(Reuters) - Mitch Seavey won the 2017 Iditarod dog sled race on Tuesday, beating his son and crossing the finish line in Nome in record time as he also set the mark as the oldest musher to claim the championship. Seavey, 57, broke the previous record...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:00pm

Retired U.S. Navy admiral in court in bribery scandal

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A retired U.S. Navy admiral appeared in federal court in San Diego on Tuesday on charges that he took bribes, including expensive meals, hotel stays and prostitutes in exchange for sharing classified information and steering the...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:05pm

Poultry breeder Aviagen culls U.S. flock over bird flu fears

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - Aviagen [EWESJA.UL], the world's leading poultry breeding company, has euthanized chickens at a farm in Alabama over concerns about bird flu, the company said on Tuesday, as likely cases of the disease emerged in a top chicken...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:46am

Blizzard rolls into northeast U.S.; flights canceled, schools shut

By Daniel Trotta and Scott Malone NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - Snow piled up rapidly in parts of the northeastern United...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 2:03am

U.S. hate crimes up 20 percent in 2016 fueled by election campaign-report

By Grant Smith and Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hate crimes in nine U.S. metropolitan areas rose more than 20 percent last year, fueled by inflamed passions during the presidential campaign and more willingness for victims to step forward, a leading hate...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:20pm

New York braces for blizzard; heat wave seen in the West

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Weather forecasters on Sunday put the greater New York City area under blizzard watch, saying there was potential for a major winter storm from Monday night into Wednesday with 12 to 18 inches of snow expected. The storm raised the potential...

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 9:43am