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Pennsylvania allows ETP Sunoco liquids pipe to return to service

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:37am
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted on Thursday to allow Energy Transfer Partners LP's (ETP) Sunoco Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipe to return to service.

Kentucky sues Walgreens, says it has role in opioid epidemic

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:27am
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc , accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor.

Comey deviated from FBI norms in Clinton email probe: report

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:24am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey deviated from the bureau's norms in handling a probe into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but there is no evidence his actions before the 2016 election were motivated by political bias, a Justice Department watchdog report concludes, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

Scalise back on baseball field a year after shooting

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 9:46am
(Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana will play second base in a charity baseball game at Washington Nationals Park on Thursday, a year after being wounded by a gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers during baseball practice.

Supreme Court voids Minnesota ban on voter political apparel

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 9:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States cannot completely bar people from wearing T-shirts, buttons or other apparel bearing political messages in polling sites, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in an important free speech decision striking down a Minnesota law as unconstitutional.

Elon Musk's Boring Co to build high-speed commuter system in Chicago

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 9:22am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's Boring Co to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the downtown Loop district to O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, the company and the mayor's office said.

U.S. weather forecaster sees neutral conditions through summer 2018

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 8:28am
(Reuters) - Neutral conditions are likely through the Northern Hemisphere summer this year, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.

Justice Department watchdog to release report on FBI decisions on Clinton probe

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 6:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a long-awaited report on Thursday on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe that she said contributed to her 2016 presidential election loss to Republican Donald Trump.

In Puerto Rico, a new hurricane season threatens the elderly

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 6:13am
ADJUNTAS, PUERTO RICO (Reuters) - At 84 years old and battling cancer, Israel Gonzalez Maldonado has lived without electricity for the nine months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico.

No vacancy: Housing crisis dogs Florida Keys months after Irma

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:08am
MARATHON, Fla. (Reuters) - For eight months Terri Metter has made her home in a government trailer parked along a debris-clogged canal in the Florida Keys and she considers herself lucky since Hurricane Irma forced many of her former neighbors to move off the once-idyllic archipelago.

Fierce gusts, bone-dry conditions challenge crews fighting U.S. wildfires

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 3:27am
(Reuters) - Fierce wind gusts and brutally bone-dry conditions are expected on Thursday across a five-state region where firefighters are wrangling several unrelenting wildfires that have forced thousands of residents to flee their homes.

Justice Dept watchdog to release report on FBI decisions on Clinton probe

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:27am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a long-awaited report on Thursday on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe that she said contributed to her 2016 presidential election loss to Republican Donald Trump.

Protective order obtained for Marvel magnate Stan Lee

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:23am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A temporary restraining order was issued on Wednesday against Stan Lee's caregiver, who is accused in court documents of subjecting the 95-year-old Marvel Comics magnate to elder abuse since taking charge of his affairs earlier this year.

Man behind plan to split up California likes chances in November vote

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:57pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Venture capitalist Tim Draper, fresh off an attention-grabbing victory getting a proposal onto the November ballot to split California into three states, said on Wednesday he was confident voters ill-served by their government would embrace the plan.

Musk's Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed system in Chicago

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:51pm
(Reuters) - The City of Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's The Boring Company to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the Loop to O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, media reported on Wednesday.

Alaska taps cherished oil fund to pay state expenses

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:49pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska will dip into its cherished oil wealth fund to pay for state government operations for the first time since the fund was set up in the 1970s.

U.S. groups sue Trump administration over water protections

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 8:15pm
(Reuters) - Environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday challenging moves they say weaken protections for rivers, wetlands and other waterways.

Bookmaker William Hill 'inundated' by U.S. sports teams seeking sponsorship: CEO

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 7:45pm
(Reuters) - U.S. sports teams are clamoring for sponsorship deals with British bookmaker William Hill PLC as legal sports betting starts to take off in the United States, the chief executive of the company's American division told Reuters on Wednesday.

Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sexual assault case against Sylvester Stallone

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors said on Wednesday that they were reviewing a sexual assault case against "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone.

UAW elects new leader to face contract talks, federal probe

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:21pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - The union that represents factory workers at the Detroit Three automakers elected regional director Gary Jones as its new president on Wednesday, ahead of tough 2019 contract talks likely to coincide with declining U.S. sales of new vehicles.

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