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Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 6:44pm
(Reuters) - Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday.

Lawsuit claims Steven A. Cohen's investment firm Point72 is hostile to women

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 6:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A female executive at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's Point72 Asset Management on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the fund management firm of operating as a "boys' club" where women are subjected to a hostile working environment, paid less than men, and kept from advancing their careers.

Trump budget seeks cuts to domestic programs, Medicare, favors military and wall

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic spending and social programs such as Medicare and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border.

After Porter scandal, White House leaves clearance changes up to FBI

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Grappling with the fallout over a former aide accused of domestic abuse, the White House on Monday said any changes in how security clearance investigations are conducted on President Donald Trump's team would be up to the FBI and intelligence agencies.

At long last, Senate debates 'Dreamer' immigrants' future

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate began a major, free-for-all immigration debate, its first in nearly five years, on Monday evening that could decide the fate of at least 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, young people brought into the country illegally years ago as children.

Weinstein Co deal should include more funds for victims: New York AG

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general said on Monday a deal for the Weinstein Company should include a bigger compensation fund for victims of ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein, speaking a day after the state's lawsuit scuttled a deal.

Ex-PDVSA unit executive extradited from Spain to face U.S. bribe case

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:14pm
(Reuters) - A former executive at a unit of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] has been extradited from Spain to face U.S. charges that he and others solicited bribes in exchange for helping vendors secure business, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

At long last, Senate to debate 'Dreamer' immigrants' future

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was to begin a major, free-for-all immigration debate, its first in nearly five years, on Monday evening that could decide the fate of 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, young people brought into the country illegally years ago as children.

Justice Department charges 'straw purchaser' in Ohio police shooting

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it has charged an Ohio man with acting as a "straw purchaser" for a man accused of shooting and killed two police officers on Saturday.

Obama unveils official portraits, jokes about wife's 'hotness'

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama joked about his ears and gray hair and praised his wife Michelle Obama's "hotness" at the unveiling of the couple's official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Monday.

Trump Jr.'s wife hospitalized after suspicious powder scare: police

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 2:46pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr., and two other people were taken to a New York hospital on Monday after she opened a piece of mail containing an unidentified white powder that was later determined to be non-hazardous, officials said.

Trump administration revives support for new FBI headquarters

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 2:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Monday revived its support for construction of a new FBI headquarters, saying it planned to ask Congress in 2018 for the remaining $2.175 billion needed to help pay for it.

Upcoming state elections cast shadow over Illinois budget prospects

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 1:57pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' upcoming elections are casting a shadow over the state's ability to pass a new budget, tackle its financial liabilities and keep its credit ratings from sinking into junk, analysts said.

Suspicious package scare hospitalizes Trump Jr.'s wife: police

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 1:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr., and two other people were taken to a New York hospital on Monday after she opened a piece of mail containing an unidentified white powder that was later determined to be non-hazardous, officials said.

Trump budget cuts domestic programs, favors military and wall

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic programs and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border.

Wife of Donald Trump Jr., exposed to white powder, hospitalized: NYPD

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:40pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr., was taken to a hospital on Monday after complaining of nausea when she was exposed to an unidentified white powder that came in the mail, a police spokesman said.

Obama jokes about ears, gray hair as official portrait unveiled

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama joked about his ears and gray hair and praised his wife Michelle Obama's "hotness" at the unveiling of the couple's official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Monday.

Twenty years after kidnapping newborn, Florida woman pleads guilty

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:12pm
(Reuters) - A Florida woman on Monday pleaded guilty to abducting a newborn from a Jacksonville hospital in 1998, and will be sentenced to more than 20 years in prison, according to court proceedings.

Southwest resumes Chicago operations after de-icing breakdown

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:52am
(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co said its operations mostly returned to normal at Chicago Midway Airport on Monday after the breakdown of one of its plane de-icing machines forced the cancellation of some 250 flights on Sunday.

West Virginia policeman fired after refusing to shoot suspect settles suit

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:57am
(Reuters) - A former police officer who said he was fired after not shooting a man wielding an unloaded gun during a domestic dispute agreed to drop his lawsuit against the West Virginia city he worked in after reaching a settlement, his lawyers said on Monday.

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