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Ex-Illinois congressman convicted of failing to file income taxes

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 6:56pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former Illinois U.S. congressman Mel Reynolds was found guilty in federal court on Thursday for failing to file federal income tax returns, marking the latest legal trouble for the one-time Democratic Party rising star.

Illinois Republican governor signs controversial abortion bill

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 6:18pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed a controversial bill into law on Thursday to expand state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income residents on Medicaid and state employees.

Education secretary faces largely silent protest at Harvard speech

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 5:48pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was confronted by largely silent protesters carrying signs opposing a Trump administration move to change how colleges handle sex assault allegations at a speech at Harvard University on Thursday.

Toddler shoots two children at Michigan home

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 5:19pm
(Reuters) - A toddler shot and wounded two 3-year-old children with a handgun at a Michigan home where a woman was babysitting several youngsters, police and local media said on Thursday.

College basketball scandal raises financial concerns in Kentucky

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 5:14pm
LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - A federal bribery investigation that led to the suspension of the University of Louisville's Hall of Fame basketball coach has raised concerns about financial fallout in Kentucky beyond the hardwood.

Supreme Court's Gorsuch criticized over Trump hotel speech

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Supreme Court appointee Neil Gorsuch gave a speech to a conservative group on Thursday at a hotel in which Trump has a financial interest, drawing criticism from protesters outside the building and the top Senate Democrat.

Black Lives Matter movement cannot be sued, U.S. judge rules

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:30pm
(Reuters) - A Louisiana police officer cannot sue Black Lives Matter because it is a social movement, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday, finding the campaign could not be held responsible for injuries he got at a protest.

U.S. appoints general to oversee military response to Puerto Rico disaster

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:14pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The Pentagon appointed a senior general to oversee military relief operations in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, even as President Donald Trump's administration faced calls from lawmakers for a far more robust response to the disaster.