President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in U.S. history. A White House official said there was no connection
By Alex Dobuzinskis and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of about a dozen women who previously accused President-elect Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances filed a lawsuit against him in New York on Tuesday, alleging he had made false and defamatory statements about her in rejecting
By Liz Hampton HOUSTON (Reuters) - Energy Transfer Partners has filed a motion to bar the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from initiating an environmental study for its controversial Dakota Access pipeline crossing at Lake Oahe in North Dakota. Energy Transfer Partners requested on Monday that a U.S.
(Reuters) - An Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at a Florida airport told investigators he was inspired by Islamic State and previously chatted online with Islamist extremists, an FBI agent testified on Tuesday, U.S. media reported. Esteban Santiago, 26, was ordered held in jail until
By Roberta Rampton and Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In one of his final acts before leaving office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of former U.S. military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who was responsible for the biggest breach of classified materials
By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump made his name with opulent hotels and a dramatic reality TV show, but his inauguration on Friday as the 45th U.S. president is shaping up as a more understated affair, with big names in entertainment staying away. Like those who came before him,
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everybody," he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night. Trump did not give the newspaper specifics about his proposals to replace Democratic President
Wal-Mart will add 10,000 jobs this year while GM announced $1 billion in investment that would create 1,500 U.S. jobs. Trump, who takes office on Friday, has repeatedly singled out and criticized U.S. companies across industries for not doing more to keep jobs in the United States and has put pressure
The United Nations Hotel's first-floor interior including a mirrored windowless restaurant was designated a New York City landmark on Tuesday by a city commission, honoring it as representative of 1970s and '80s architectural style. The city's Landmarks Commission cited the first floor interiors
The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, appeared in court on Tuesday, accused of committing a crime by assisting her husband ahead of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Noor Salman, 30, was not present for the June 2016 attack. The first
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday pardoned a retired U.S. Marine Corps general who pleaded guilty in October to making false statements to the FBI during an investigation into leaks of classified information.
A New York fashion designer who calls himself the "curator of cool" pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from a U.S. bribery case that has ensnared relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Malcolm Harris, a self-described arts and fashion consultant and blogger,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama shortened the sentences of 209 prisoners and pardoned 64 individuals on Tuesday, the White House said.
Napolitano, a Democrat who is also a former governor of Arizona, has been undergoing treatment for a recurrence of cancer since August, the university said. The 59-year-old was admitted to an undisclosed hospital on Monday with side-effects from the treatment, spokeswoman Dianne Klein said in a statement
By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) - About a quarter of U.S. Republicans do not want to see Obamacare repealed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. Trump and his fellow Republicans, who control Congress, have promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare
Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday questioned the practices of a firm that buys unpaid consumer debt for pennies on the dollar then seeks to recover it from people in bankruptcy even when barred from doing so by state statutes of limitations. Fellow liberals Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A house on a leafy New York City street where U.S. President-elect Donald Trump lived as a toddler is being auctioned off by a fellow real estate investor who bought it just last month. An auction firm was accepting sealed bids through 4 p.m. (2100 GMT) on Tuesday for the five-bedroom, Tudor-style home
The U.S. Dairy Export Council on Tuesday named former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as its president and chief executive officer, making him the top official promoting American milk producers and processors overseas. Vilsack, 66, served as head of the U.S. Agriculture Department for eight years
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abortions. Planned Parenthood has said the threatened
Mothers in the United States are teaching their children about sexual consent and assault following President-elect Donald Trump's boasts about groping women, according to research published on Tuesday. Roughly two in five U.S. women think that women are more likely to feel unsafe and men more likely
Cohen, who will now be a senior adviser to Goldman's executive office, will be replaced by Controller and Chief Accounting Officer Sarah Smith, according to a firm memo on Tuesday. A Goldman spokesman confirmed the memo's contents. Cohen served as Goldman's compliance head for 13 years,
A Chicago-based drone operator has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle allegations it illegally flew unmanned aircraft in congested airspace there and over New York City, federal officials said on Tuesday. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had proposed fining SkyPan International Inc $1.9
(Reuters) - Biologists on Tuesday were investigating the weekend deaths of dozens of dolphins in Everglades National Park in Florida's largest mass stranding of the mammal since 1989, a U.S. scientific agency said. At least 82 of the dolphins, known as false killer whales for their resemblance to
By a 3-0 vote, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis said detainees at the Cole County Detention Center in Jefferson City, Missouri plausibly alleged that the laundry policy amounted to unconstitutional punishment. Jail policy prohibits detainees from wearing their own clothes.
Education Management Corp scored a victory in its fight against an investor opposed to its $1.5 billion debt-cutting plan on Tuesday, when a U.S. appeals court overturned a decision in a closely watched case involving creditors' rights. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan said a lower court erred