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New York's top court refuses to free chimps from cages

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The quest to free the chimpanzees Tommy and Kiko has reached the end of the line.
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Uber, U.S. Army ally to test quiet aircraft technology

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:34pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it would work with the U.S. Army to advance research on a novel, quiet aircraft rotor technology that could be used in future flying cars, or military aircraft.
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More evacuations possible as Hawaii volcano fissures spread

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:09pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Emergency crews were poised to evacuate more people on Tuesday as fissures kept spreading from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano, five days after it started exploding.
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U.S. urges judge to force AT&T to scrap deal or sell DirecTV or Turner

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 11:49am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In its final push, the U.S. Justice Department has urged a federal judge to stop AT&T Inc , which owns biggest pay TV provider DirecTV, from buying movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc , or at least cut a big chunk out of the proposed $85 billion transaction.
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In decades-old case, hunt for missing teens leads to Michigan farm: media

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 11:45am
(Reuters) - Police searched a former farm outside Detroit on Tuesday for the remains of four teenage girls missing for decades, believing they may have been killed by a now-68-year-old man serving a life sentence for killing another girl, local media reported.
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Fissures spread from Hawaii volcano, threatening more homes

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:51am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Emergency crews said they were poised to evacuate more people as fissures kept spreading from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano, five days after it started exploding.
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Jay-Z, accused of dodging SEC subpoenas, due in court

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:47am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper Jay-Z has been ordered to appear at a hearing in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused him of twice defying subpoenas calling him to testify in an investigation of the sale of his Rocawear clothing line.
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Four more Nike executives exit after harassment allegations inquiry: NYT

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:35am
(Reuters) - Nike Inc's investigation into workplace behavior has led to the departure of four more top-level executives, raising the total to 10, the New York Times reported https://nyti.ms/2jHxF1W on Tuesday.
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Rapper Jay-Z seeks to limit testimony in U.S. SEC probe

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 9:59am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper Jay-Z has been ordered to appear at a hearing in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused him of twice defying subpoenas calling him to testify in an investigation of the sale of his Rocawear clothing line.
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Trump to lay out biofuels plan in meeting with senators: sources

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 9:29am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to lay out his plans for the nation's biofuel policy on Tuesday in a closed door briefing with senators, after months of hearing arguments about the hotly contested regulation, according to two sources.
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Harvey Weinstein fights insurer Chubb for payment of legal defense

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 9:29am
(Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein is fighting back against personal indemnity insurer Chubb Ltd, saying Chubb must pay for his legal defense against 11 lawsuits that accuse him of sexually harassing or assaulting women over the past three decades, according to a court document filed on Monday.
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Trump complains of biased courts, but they often support his policies

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 9:29am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a March speech at a Washington, D.C. law school, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed "activist" federal judges for blocking some of President Donald Trump’s key initiatives, voicing again a favorite grievance of the administration and Trump himself.
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Pizza Hut expanding beer delivery test in Arizona and California

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:26am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc's Pizza Hut chain is expanding a beer delivery test to nearly 100 restaurants in Arizona and California this month as industry leaders vie for market share in the face of sluggish growth.
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Hawaiians brave volcanic gases, lava to retrieve pets, belongings

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:42am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava spewing in fountains up to 300 feet high from an erupting Hawaiian volcano has destroyed 35 homes and other buildings, officials said on Monday, warning residents allowed brief visits to their properties to be prepared to flee at a moment's notice.
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Three killed in Maryland shooting, suspect kills himself: police

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were killed in a shooting on Monday outside Washington, D.C., where the suspect took his own life after he barricaded himself inside his home, police said.
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Female chefs get big serving of U.S. top food awards

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:21pm
(Reuters) - Gabrielle Hamilton, who runs Prune, a small American bistro in New York, and numerous other female chefs collected top honors on Monday from the James Beard Foundation, the biggest awards for the U.S. restaurant industry.
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New York ports' top cop retires amid probe of Limbaugh escort

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 9:55pm
(Reuters) - The head of the police force for New York's airports and bridges authority retired on Monday amid reports that a police escort for conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh had triggered an internal investigation.
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New York state attorney general denies report of abusing women

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 9:21pm
(Reuters) - New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on Monday after allegations of physical abuse by four women were reported in an article in the New Yorker magazine.
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U.S. says it will separate families crossing border illegally

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 7:24pm
SAN DIEGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration will increase criminal prosecutions of parents entering the United States illegally and place their children in protective custody, stepping up efforts to tighten immigration enforcement, U.S. officials said on Monday.
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Kennedy Center rescinds top prizes bestowed on Bill Cosby

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:43pm
(Reuters) - The Kennedy Center trustees have voted to rescind Bill Cosby's Kennedy Center Honors and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, two of the nation's top artistic prizes, following his sex assault conviction, the organization said on Monday.
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