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Police still baffled by discovery of 13 starved, abused siblings

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:51pm
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - Police said on Tuesday they were still seeking answers after finding 13 siblings starving in their parents' squalid Southern California home, some of them chained to beds under "horrific" conditions in an otherwise ordinary suburb.

Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and military criminal charges including negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday.

U.S. judge excludes 70,000 women from Sterling Jewelers sex bias lawsuit

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:46pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday overturned an arbitrator's ruling allowing about 70,000 women to take part in a nationwide sex discrimination case against Sterling Jewelers Inc even though they had not opted to join.

U.S. House panel to hold hearing on emergency alerts after Hawaii error

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:45pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Tuesday it planned a hearing to review a false missile alert sent in Hawaii over the weekend that stirred panic and anger in the Pacific island state.

'Chelsea bomber' tried to radicalize fellow inmates, U.S. prosecutors say

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Jersey man found guilty last year of planting two homemade bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, one of which wounded 30 people, has tried to radicalize fellow inmates with Islamic State and al Qaeda propaganda, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.

U.S. Navy officers face possible homicide charges over ship collisions

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and could be charged with negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday.

Second U.S. winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers' first quarter outlooks.

U.S. government shutdown looms amid immigration battle

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that.

Starved California siblings treated after rescue from 'horrific' home

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:24pm
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 siblings found starving in a filthy California home, some of them shackled to furniture, were getting food and treatment after being rescued from a "horrific" ordeal that could leave them scarred for years, authorities said on Tuesday.

Ex-CIA officer arrested for retaining classified information

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested at an U.S. airport on Monday night in connection with charges that he illegally retained highly classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

Victim of ex-USA gymnastics doctor says abuse led to dad's suicide

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:41pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - One of the victims of USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting dozens of girls, on Tuesday blamed the disgraced doctor for her father's suicide.

California siblings being treated after 'horrific' ordeal

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:36pm
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings kept in "horrific" conditions by their parents, including some who were shackled to furniture, others who were starved, were being treated after an ordeal that could leave them scarred for years, authorities said on Tuesday.

Wage dispute at NY City's main produce market could lead to strike

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The market that supplies New York City with most of its fresh fruits and vegetables faces the prospect of its first work stoppage since 1986 if last-ditch bargaining on Tuesday fails to bridge pay differences in a contract covering 1,100 warehouse workers.

U.S. Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under intense questioning from Democratic senators, said on Tuesday she did not hear President Donald Trump use a vulgarity to describe African countries during an impassioned White House meeting last week.

Trump administration to appeal 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

U.S. government shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:09pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that.

California hostages were biological children of captors: police

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:30pm
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 people rescued from captivity in a Southern California home on Sunday were the biological children of their captors, police Captain Gregory Fellows told reporters on Tuesday.

Former Fiat Chrysler exec expected to plead guilty in payments probe: sources

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:26am
DETROIT (Reuters) - Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli is expected to plead guilty in connection with a U.S. Justice Department investigation into allegations he made at least $1.2 million in improper payments to a former union vice president and his wife, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

Former Fiat Chrysler exec expected to plead guilty in payments probe: source

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:49am
DETROIT (Reuters) - Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli is expected to plead guilty in connection with a U.S. federal investigation into allegations he made at least $1.2 million in improper payments to a former union vice president and his wife, a person briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade: Gallup

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade.

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