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Las Vegas businessman gets 50 years prison in $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme
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  • 2019-05-23 22:45:16Z

Edwin Fujinaga, 72, the former chief executive of MRI International Inc, was sentenced by Chief Judge Gloria Navarro of the Nevada federal court, following his conviction last November on 20 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Fujinaga was also ordered to forfeit $813.3 million and make $1.13 billion of restitution, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

New York state regulator investigating pension transfer deals: sources
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  • 2019-05-23 22:26:21Z

At issue is whether brokers, who help put such deals together, solicited insurers who are not licensed in New York to take on the pension transfers, the people familiar with the matter said. The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), on Wednesday, issued subpoenas to units of Morgan Stanley, Aon PLC, Willis Towers Watson PLC and Mercer, a unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc, seeking documents about their communications with insurer Athene Holding Inc about "pension risk transfer" transactions, the people said.

Trump says U.S. to keep close eye on 'American Taliban' Lindh after release
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  • 2019-05-23 20:35:00Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release from prison.

Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme to get Trump administration post
Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme to get Trump administration post
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  • 2019-05-23 16:20:40Z

Stephen Calk, who was chairman and CEO of Federal Savings Bank though is now on a leave of absence, was charged by federal prosecutors in New York with one count of financial institution bribery, which carries a maximum prison term of 30 years. Calk's name repeatedly came up during Manafort's 2018 financial fraud trial in Virginia, with prosecutors saying he approved $16 million in loans for Manafort in exchange for help securing a senior federal post under Trump.

Sanders, other U.S. Democratic 2020 candidates back workers in dispute with McDonald
Sanders, other U.S. Democratic 2020 candidates back workers in dispute with McDonald's
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  • 2019-05-23 15:25:47Z

Sanders, one of the two dozen Democrats running for the Democratic presidential nomination, held a virtual town hall, taking questions from McDonald's workers in Dallas who protested the company's annual shareholders' meeting. "You guys are being exploited," Sanders, speaking from Washington, told the workers. McDonald's is under fire from activist groups for failing to protect workers from sexual harassment and violence.

Pompeo slams release of "American Taliban" as unconscionable: Fox
Pompeo slams release of "American Taliban" as unconscionable: Fox
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  • 2019-05-23 11:28:22Z

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the pending release on Thursday of John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, and said he believed the decision needed to be reviewed. "Unexplainable and unconscionable," Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. Pompeo said Lindh "still is threatening the United states of America, still committed to the very jihad that he engaged in that killed a great American and a great CIA officer.

Texas environmentalists plan lawsuit against Valero for pollution
Texas environmentalists plan lawsuit against Valero for pollution
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  • 2019-05-23 03:07:30Z

Three Texas environmental groups notified Valero Energy Corp on Wednesday of plans to file a lawsuit under the U.S. Clean Air Act for pollution at the company's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, the organizations said. Environment Texas, the Sierra Club and the Port Arthur Community Action Network allege over 600 violations of pollution limits by the release of hazardous chemicals like sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and particulates from the refinery since 2014.

Trump loses court round in U.S. Democratic lawmakers demand for bank documents on his businesses
Trump loses court round in U.S. Democratic lawmakers demand for bank documents on his businesses
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  • 2019-05-23 02:15:08Z

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses.

Trump administration holds off redirecting California
Trump administration holds off redirecting California's high-speed rail money
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  • 2019-05-23 02:01:44Z

In exchange, the state dropped its plans to ask a court to at least temporarily halt any planned shift in funds, California Governor Gavin Newsom's office said. On Tuesday, California sued in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to challenge the administration's decision to withhold $929 million awarded in 2010 for a "bullet" train project hobbled by extensive delays and rising costs. The lawsuit argued that President Donald Trump has "overt hostility to California" and its opposition to his initiative, so far unrealized, to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pipeline opponents challenge Louisiana law targeting protesters
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  • 2019-05-23 01:58:07Z

Environmental groups and demonstrators arrested near an Energy Transfer LP crude pipeline filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a 2018 Louisiana state law that made trespassing near oil and gas pipelines a criminal offense. Felony charges that carry sentences of up to five years in prison were brought

Navy SEAL
Navy SEAL's murder trial delayed over defense claims of prosecutor misconduct
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  • 2019-05-23 01:52:09Z

A judge in the court-martial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes in Iraq said on Wednesday the trial would start at least a few days late as lawyers on both sides grappled over allegations that prosecutors illegally snooped on the defense. The timing of the trial could be rendered moot

New Jersey man charged with threatening to bomb Trump Tower
New Jersey man charged with threatening to bomb Trump Tower
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  • 2019-05-23 00:19:36Z

Jonathan Xie, of Basking Ridge, was taken into custody on charges of attempting to provide material support to Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip and which the United States designates as a terrorist organization, making false statements and transmitting threats over interstate commerce

Pilot reports flash just before fatal mid-air Alaska plane collision
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  • 2019-05-22 23:09:35Z

The surviving pilot in last week's fatal mid-air plane collision in Alaska saw a flash just before the two planes collided with a "large, loud impact," according to a National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report issued on Wednesday. Six people died in the May 13 crash near Ketchikan, Alaska. The colliding planes, a De Havilland Otter operated by Ketchikan-based Taquan Air, and a De Havilland Beaver operated by Ketchikan-based Mountain Air Service, were ferrying cruise ship passengers back from a sightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument in the Tongass National Forest.

House panel, Trump lawyers agree on appeals schedule in financial records case: statement
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  • 2019-05-22 23:03:28Z

The House Oversight Committee has reached an agreement with President Donald Trump's attorneys to seek an expedited appeal in a court case in which lawmakers are seeking the U.S. leader's financial records from his accounting firm, the panel said in a statement on Wednesday. The panel said in a statement that under the schedule, written arguments could be submitted as early June 12, with briefings completed by July.

U.S. Treasury backs away from plan for Harriet Tubman on $20 bill next year
U.S. Treasury backs away from plan for Harriet Tubman on $20 bill next year
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  • 2019-05-22 22:43:01Z

In 2016, the Treasury Department said it would replace former President Andrew Jackson's image on the front of the bill with that of Tubman by 2020, along with redesigns of the $5 and $10 bill. President Donald Trump has called the inclusion of Tubman on the $20 bill an example of "pure political correctness." As a presidential candidate, Trump suggested Tubman would be better-suited for the $2 bill, a note that is not widely circulated. "We will meet the security feature redesign (goal) in 2020.

Trump loses court round in U.S. Democratic lawmakers demand for bank documents on his businesses
Trump loses court round in U.S. Democratic lawmakers demand for bank documents on his businesses
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  • 2019-05-22 22:37:21Z

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos ruled at a court hearing in New York that Congress has the legal authority to demand the records, clearing the way for the banks to comply with subpoenas issued to them by two U.S. House of Representatives committees last month. (Reporting by Brendan Pierson; editing by Grant McCool)

Former U.S. Army soldier indicted for planning to bomb rally: Justice Department
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  • 2019-05-22 21:47:42Z

A U.S. combat veteran was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for allegedly planning to bomb a rally in Long Beach, California, last month, the Justice Department said. Mark Steven Domingo, 26, of Reseda, California, who served with the Army in Afghanistan, was arrested over the plot to bomb a white nationalist rally last month. The grand jury's indictment charged Domingo with providing material support to terrorists and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, the Justice Department said.

New York state legislature votes to make Trump tax returns available
New York state legislature votes to make Trump tax returns available
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  • 2019-05-22 19:59:08Z

New York state's legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it easier for U.S. congressional committees investigating President Donald Trump to get access to his state tax returns. The Democratic-controlled state Assembly and Senate voted along party lines on the measure, which would circumvent his refusal to hand over his federal tax returns to Congress. New York Republicans who opposed the bill called it an abuse of power that fed into the political designs of Democrats in Washington, the Albany Times-Union reported.

Trump administration holds off redirecting California
Trump administration holds off redirecting California's high-speed rail money
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  • 2019-05-22 19:43:44Z

In exchange, the state dropped its plans to ask a court to at least temporarily halt any planned shift in funds, California Governor Gavin Newsom's office said. On Tuesday, California sued in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to challenge the administration's decision to withhold $929 million awarded in 2010 for a "bullet" train project hobbled by extensive delays and rising costs. The lawsuit argued that President Donald Trump has "overt hostility to California" and its opposition to his initiative, so far unrealized, to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pipeline opponents challenge Louisiana law targeting protesters
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  • 2019-05-22 19:40:04Z

Environmental groups and demonstrators arrested near an Energy Transfer LP crude pipeline filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a 2018 Louisiana state law that made trespassing near oil and gas pipelines a criminal offense. Felony charges that carry sentences of up to five years in prison were brought last year against protesters and a journalist near the Dallas-based operator's Bayou Bridge pipeline, which was then under construction, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. After protests erupted near Energy Transfer's Dakota Access Pipeline and Bayou Bridge beginning in 2016, 18 states including Texas, Pennsylvania and South...

'American Taliban' to be released from prison Thursday
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  • 2019-05-22 19:39:08Z

John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban and vilified as a national traitor, is to be released early from a federal prison on Thursday while some U.S. lawmakers worry he still poses a security risk. Lindh, photographed as a wild-eyed, bearded 20-year-old at his capture, will leave a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana on probation after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence, according to a prison official. Now 38, Lindh is among dozens of prisoners set to be released over the next few years after being captured in Iraq and Afghanistan by U.S. forces and convicted of terrorism-related crimes following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Republican senator wants U.S. Census to ask about criminal records
Republican senator wants U.S. Census to ask about criminal records
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  • 2019-05-22 19:34:16Z

Senator Mike Lee of Utah suggested the idea at a hearing about the Census's impact on the economy. It may add a new layer to a political battle over what questions the U.S. Census Bureau should include on its decennial survey of U.S. residents. "How many people are out of the labor force because of their criminal records?" Lee asked at a hearing in Washington by the Joint Economic Committee, which he chairs.

Virginia governor
Virginia governor's role in blackface yearbook photo unclear, school says
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  • 2019-05-22 17:55:11Z

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's former medical school was unable to determine his role in a racist photograph that appeared on his 1984 yearbook page, according to a report released on Wednesday following a three-month inquiry. The photo sparked weeks of political chaos in the state after it was published by a conservative website in February, setting off scandals that embroiled Virginia's three top Democrats. It shows one person in blackface makeup and another in the robes of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan.

Trump accuses Democratic leaders of 'tearing the United States apart'
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  • 2019-05-22 17:37:02Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the top Democrats in Congress of "tearing the United States apart" by pursuing investigations stemming from the now-concluded Russia probe. In a series of Twitter posts after he abruptly ended a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure, and after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - the top Democrat in Congress - accused him of attempting a cover-up, Trump said: "You can't investigate and legislate simultaneously." (Reporting by Tim Ahmann; editing by Grant McCool)

Pelosi says she prays for Trump after accusing him of cover-up
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  • 2019-05-22 17:37:02Z

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she prays for President Donald Trump after a meeting on infrastructure between Democratic congressional leaders and the president collapsed. "For some reason, maybe it was lack of confidence on his part, that he really couldn't ... match the greatness of the challenge that we have," Pelosi told reporters. "I pray for the president of the United States, and I pray for the United States of America," said Pelosi, who earlier in the day had accused Trump of engaging in a "cover-up" in stonewalling congressional probes stemming from the Mueller Russia investigation.

Pelosi says Trump obstruction, cover-up could be impeachable offense
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  • 2019-05-22 17:37:02Z

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday President Donald Trump was engaged in obstruction of justice and a cover-up which could be an impeachable offense. "The fact is, in plain sight in the public domain, this president is obstructing justice and he's engaged in a cover-up - and that could be an impeachable offense," Pelosi said at an event sponsored by the Center for American Progress, a liberal policy advocacy group.

U.S. House
U.S. House's Pelosi: Trump is engaged in 'cover up'
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  • 2019-05-22 14:32:04Z

As Democrats in the U.S. Congress debated possibly impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that he is engaged in a "cover-up." Speaking to reporters after a meeting of House Democrats on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said: "No one is above the law, including the president of the United States. The probes range from whether Trump obstructed justice during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into Russian election meddling to his personal finances and businesses.

Maine becomes 25th U.S. state to report measles case
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  • 2019-05-22 12:38:56Z

(Reuters) - Medical authorities in Maine on Wednesday confirmed the state's first case of measles in two years, making it the 25th state to report cases of the disease. The child afflicted with measles has fully recovered, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Reporting by Peter Szekely in New York)

Navy SEAL charged with war crimes due back in court for key hearing
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  • 2019-05-22 11:26:52Z

A decorated Navy SEAL platoon leader charged with war crimes in Iraq was due back in a San Diego military court on Wednesday for a hearing focused on his lawyers' allegations that prosecutors engaged in illegal snooping on the defense team and news media. The hearing comes less than a week before Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is scheduled to go on trial in a court-martial charging him with murdering a helpless, wounded Islamic State fighter in his custody and shooting unarmed civilians.

Trump, House Democrats square off in U.S. court over Deutsche Bank documents
Trump, House Democrats square off in U.S. court over Deutsche Bank documents
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  • 2019-05-22 11:26:39Z

Republican Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has aggressively sought to defy congressional oversight of his administration since Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January. Trump said last month that the administration was "fighting all the subpoenas" issued by the House, hardening his position after the release of a redacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller on how Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election to help Trump and the president's attempts to impede the investigation. The contents of the subpoenas have not been made public.

U.S. military families more negative about housing than landlords claim, survey shows
U.S. military families more negative about housing than landlords claim, survey shows
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  • 2019-05-22 10:25:53Z

U.S. military families are expressing far deeper dissatisfaction with their housing conditions than their private landlords claim, according to a granular survey of tenants at more than 100 bases across the country that was recently presented to Congress. The survey, conducted by the nonprofit Military Family Advisory Network, was initially publicized in February. For more than a year, Reuters has exposed slum-like conditions dogging the Department of Defense housing privatization program, describing how private landlords reap billions in payments even as tenants clamor for repairs.

U.S. south
U.S. south 'still under the gun' after deadly storms
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  • 2019-05-22 08:34:17Z

More than 30 tornadoes struck on Monday and Tuesday from Texas, Oklahoma and across the southern plains into Missouri, said meteorologists with the National Weather Service. While this weakening storm system is expected to roll into the Great Lakes region early Wednesday, another system is brewing Wednesday night into Thursday, said Brian Hurley, a forecaster with the NWS Weather Prediction Center. "The Southern Plains can't catch a break," Hurley said.

In Fed policy review, labor may finally win out over inflation
In Fed policy review, labor may finally win out over inflation
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  • 2019-05-22 05:11:53Z

At 2.3 percent, Minneapolis' jobless rate seems impossibly low, even with national unemployment at a 50-year trough. U.S. policymakers "may be satisfied because we see numbers we have not seen in a while" in the headline unemployment rate, said Tolliver, director of workforce innovation at the Center for Economic Inclusion, a local group that works on economic inclusion and growth issues. Federal Reserve officials increasingly agree.

Half of American adults expect war with Iran
Half of American adults expect war with Iran 'within next few years': Reuters/Ipsos poll
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  • 2019-05-22 04:37:09Z

While Americans are more concerned about Iran as a security threat to the United States now than they were last year, few would be in favor of a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian military. Historically tense relations between Washington and Tehran worsened in May after U.S. President Donald Trump hardened his anti-Iran stance and restored all sanctions on Iranian oil exports following his decision a year ago to pull the United States out of a 2015 international nuclear accord with Tehran. The United States moved an aircraft carrier and forces to the Gulf region in response to intelligence that Iran may be plotting against U.S. interests, an assertion Iran denies.

U.S. states, cities sue to block Trump
U.S. states, cities sue to block Trump 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers
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  • 2019-05-22 01:44:59Z

Two dozen U.S. states and municipalities sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions on religious or moral grounds. A lawsuit led by New York Attorney General Letitia James said the expanded "conscience" protections could undermine the ability of states and cities to provide effective healthcare without jeopardizing billions of dollars a year in federal aid. Sterilizations and assisted suicide are other procedures that might be impeded, according to a complaint filed by New York and 22 other states and municipalities in federal court in Manhattan.

California sues Trump administration over withholding high-speed rail funds
California sues Trump administration over withholding high-speed rail funds
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  • 2019-05-22 00:43:33Z

California and its high-speed rail authority filed suit on Tuesday to prevent the Trump administration from canceling a nearly $1 billion federal grant awarded in 2010 for a "bullet" train project hobbled by extensive delays and rising costs. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, claims the U.S. Transportation Department lacks authority to withhold the $929 million in question, which the Obama administration allocated nearly a decade ago but has remained untapped. The state also plans to petition for an immediate temporary restraining order to prevent the department's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) from redirecting the money to other projects.

California sues Trump administration over withholding high-speed rail funds
California sues Trump administration over withholding high-speed rail funds
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  • 2019-05-21 20:00:40Z

The state later on Tuesday plans to seek a temporary restraining order request asking a judge to prevent the U.S. Transportation Department from repurposing the money for other transit projects, the governor's office said. The state argues that the withholding is aimed at punishing California for opposing President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the southern U.S. border. The suit also names Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)and FRA chief Ron Batory.

Half of American adults expect war with Iran
Half of American adults expect war with Iran 'within next few years': Reuters/Ipsos poll
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  • 2019-05-21 18:32:29Z

While Americans are more concerned about Iran as a security threat to the United States now than they were last year, few would be in favor of a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian military. Historically tense relations between Washington and Tehran worsened in May after U.S. President Donald Trump hardened his anti-Iran stance and restored all sanctions on Iranian oil exports following his decision a year ago to pull the United States out of a 2015 international nuclear accord with Tehran.

McDonald
McDonald's faces 25 new sexual harassment complaints from workers
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  • 2019-05-21 17:15:20Z

The cases announced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the labor group Fight for $15, and the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund cover alleged misconduct at McDonald's locations in 20 U.S. cities, including groping, indecent exposure, propositions for sex, and lewd comments. McDonald's is one of the world's most recognizable brands, and the cases make the fast-food chain a primary target of a campaign to extend the #MeToo movement, which sprung from sexual harassment cases in Hollywood, to the workplace. More than 90 percent of the locations are franchised, and McDonald's has long maintained it should not be liable for how employees in franchised restaurants behave.

Senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union election
Senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union election
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  • 2019-05-21 15:02:10Z

Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned the decision by Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit to delay a union election for workers at its Tennessee assembly plant. Earlier this month, the largest German automaker won its bid to put off a union election for 1,700 workers at the Chattanooga plant

Two more racehorses die at Southern California track: media
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  • 2019-05-21 07:22:26Z

The gelding Spectacular Music suffered a pelvis injury in a race on Sunday and was euthanized on Monday, the Los Angeles Times and other media reported, citing racetrack officials. It follows the death on Friday of three-year-old gelding Commander Coil, which suffered a fatal shoulder injury while training at the venue and became the 24th horse to die since Dec. 26, NBC News and other media reported. In March, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office launched an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding horse deaths at the park, one of America's premiere thoroughbred tracks, in Arcadia about 15 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

U.S. garlic growers profit from trade war as most farmers struggle
U.S. garlic growers profit from trade war as most farmers struggle
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  • 2019-05-21 05:12:09Z

Unlike millions of other U.S. farmers, garlic growers are profiting from the trade war with China and have cheered President Donald Trump's latest economic attack accordingly. Sales of California-grown garlic are now increasing after decades of losing ground to cheaper Chinese imports. Sales are poised to get even better as Chinese garlic faces even higher tariffs, with no end to the trade war in sight.

With shelters at
With shelters at 'max' California border agents drop migrants at bus station
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  • 2019-05-21 03:08:02Z

U.S. Border Patrol in the El Centro area of southern California said it began to drop migrants off at San Bernardino's Greyhound Station on Wednesday after it ran out of room to hold them. "It was a decision that was made because they couldn't take any more families and obviously we cannot keep them in custody for much longer because we are at capacity," said Miguel Garcia, acting assistant chief patrol agent. Apprehensions of migrant families in California's El Centro sector rose 383 percent in the seven months through April from a year earlier as record numbers of mainly Central Americans crossed the border, Border Patrol data shows.

White House does not need a
White House does not need a 'strongman,' Hickenlooper says in 2020 policy speech
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  • 2019-05-20 18:05:39Z

"I think history clearly demonstrates that when you have a so-called strongman - a dictator - you don't have rule of law," Hickenlooper said when asked at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs if that was a better approach to foreign policy than multilateralism. Hickenlooper said President Donald Trump has "fawned over" North Korea's Kim Jong Un and treated Russia's Vladimir Putin "as his puppet master." The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Hickenlooper's address.

Alabama police arrest suspect in shooting death of officer
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  • 2019-05-20 17:33:31Z

Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was taken into custody about nine hours after the shooting, which happened on Sunday night when police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance and were met with gunfire, Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said. "It was relatively uneventful," Register said, describing the arrest at a news briefing.

'Savages': U.S. Border agent accused of slurs before bumping migrant with truck
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  • 2019-05-20 17:03:27Z

Agent Matthew Bowen sent the messages in November 2017, just weeks before he is accused of deliberately knocking over a Guatemalan man with his Border Patrol vehicle in Nogales, Arizona, according to the documents filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson. Prosecutors Monica Ryan and Lori Price filed the documents April 30 with a request to use the messages in court to show Bowen's "state of mind" prior to the incident and his "willful" intent to knock over the migrant on Dec. 3, 2017.

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American elk hunter
U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American elk hunter
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  • 2019-05-20 16:03:28Z

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, citing an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the U.S. government as it revived his legal challenge to a conviction for hunting out of season in Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. It found that the treaty, which gave tribe members hunting rights on "unoccupied" lands, is still in force even though it was signed before Wyoming became a U.S. state in 1890. Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has a record of backing tribal rights, sided with the court's four liberals, with the other four conservative justices in dissent.

Rural Iowans ponder Trump alternatives as China trade war drags on
Rural Iowans ponder Trump alternatives as China trade war drags on
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  • 2019-05-20 14:42:26Z

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg asked a crowd of hot and sticky supporters packed into an Iowa brewery this weekend whether the United States has a plan to win the ongoing trade war with China. The world's two largest economies have been embroiled in a 10-month trade war that has roiled global supply chains and rattled financial markets. U.S. farmers, who helped carry Trump to his surprise 2016 election win, have been among the hardest hit as China has imposed tariffs on imports of U.S. agricultural products including soybeans, pork and grain sorghum in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.

U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against Merck on Fosamax osteoporosis drug
U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against Merck on Fosamax osteoporosis drug
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  • 2019-05-20 14:35:41Z

The nine justices unanimously directed the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision allowing the lawsuits to proceed even though federal officials had rebuffed Merck when the company sought to add a warning to Fosamax's label about the fracture risk. At issue in the case was whether a pharmaceutical company can be held liable under state laws for failing to warn about a health risk associated with a drug in stances in which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected a company proposal to add a warning label to the medication about the risk. Fosamax helps prevent and treat osteoporosis, a condition that can lead to bone fractures, in women who...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Iraqi man
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Iraqi man's torture-related deportation challenge
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  • 2019-05-20 14:03:28Z

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to avoid deportation by a Christian Iraqi immigrant who argued he would be tortured if sent back to his home country for a drug conviction after more than three decades in the United States. The justices declined to hear an appeal by Amir Shabo, who was detained in 2017 during a sweep targeting hundreds of Iraqi immigrants who had prior criminal convictions and had been ordered deported as part of by President Donald Trump's push to intensify immigration enforcement. Shabo, 51, had challenged a lower court ruling that went against him.

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