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House committee recommends Trump impeachment for abuse of power, obstruction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will become the third U.S. president in history to be impeached. Learn More

 

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FBI investigating New Jersey kosher grocery rampage as domestic terrorism

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fatal gun rampage at a kosher grocery store in northern New Jersey this week is now being treated as an act of domestic terrorism and the FBI will oversee the investigation, federal and state law enforcement officials said on Thursday. More »

 

Boston Marathon bomber death penalty jury not properly questioned, lawyer argues

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to overturn his death sentence, saying prospective jurors were not thoroughly questioned, violating a 51-year-old standard for weeding out bias. More »

 

Weinstein accuser pushes back on proposed $25 million settlement

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for one of the women who brought lawsuits accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct said Thursday that a proposed $25 million settlement for most of the Hollywood producer's alleged victims was unfair and designed to pressure her into accepting it. More »

 

U.S. Congress negotiators, White House set tentative deal on fiscal 2020 funding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Thursday reached a tentative deal with the White House on a series of bills to fund federal agencies through Sept. 30, 2020, which would avert partial government shutdowns next week. More »

 

Washington state seeks to ban sale of 'assault weapons,' high capacity magazines

(Reuters) - The state of Washington on Thursday proposed bans on the sale of "assault weapons" and high capacity magazines, part of a package of gun laws meant to address a rising wave of U.S. mass shootings. More »

 

Environmental group seeks California ban on 'super-toxic' rat poisons

(Reuters) - An environmental group launched legal action on Thursday seeking to ban commercial use of "super-toxic" rat poisons in California, citing data showing the products pose a grave threat to a dozen endangered species and other wildlife. More »

 

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 52, hospitalizations to 2,409

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Thursday four more deaths occurred since last week from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total toll to 52. More »

 

U.S. watchdog finds $6.7 billion in questionable Medicare payments to insurers

(Reuters) - A U.S. government watchdog is raising fresh concerns that health insurers are exaggerating how sick Medicare patients are, receiving billions of dollars in improper payments as a result. More »

 

Democratic presidential candidate Bloomberg in 'outstanding health': doctor

(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's doctor has proclaimed him "a 77-year-old man in outstanding health," according to a letter released by his campaign on Thursday. More »

 

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