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Senator Sanders urges FDA to allow older versions of $375K drug

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 7:15am
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders this week urged regulators to allow pharmacies and manufacturers to resume distributing unbranded, lower-cost versions of a drug used to treat a rare neuromuscular disorder, according to a letter provided by his office to Reuters.
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Senate panel wants Chinese-funded institutes to change or leave U.S.

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 5:32am
China has provided over $158 million to U.S. schools for Confucius Institutes to promote Chinese culture, U.S. Senate investigators said on Wednesday, releasing a report saying the centers have acted as tightly controlled propaganda arms for Beijing and should be changed - or shut down.
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Texas to execute man convicted of 1989 murder of three in-laws

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 3:05am
Texas plans to execute a man on Thursday who was convicted of murdering three relatives of his estranged wife in 1989, with his lawyers arguing he should not be put to death because he received an inadequate defense at trial.
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Trump denounces Cohen but says he told truth about 'no collusion'

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 2:41am
U.S. President Donald Trump said his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, had lied "a lot" in testimony to a congressional hearing in Washington, but Cohen had told the truth when he said there was had been no collusion with Russia.
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Ex-lawyer Cohen assails 'conman' Trump, gives no direct evidence of collusion

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 11:16pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen accused him of breaking the law while in office and said for the first time that Trump knew in advance about a WikiLeaks dump of stolen emails that hurt his 2016 election rival Hillary Clinton.
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Cohen: Trump feared audit if he released tax returns

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 8:11pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said on Wednesday that Trump has not released his tax returns because he feared that public scrutiny would lead to an audit and tax penalties.
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Donald Trump Jr. signed checks for hush money related to affair: Cohen

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 7:42pm
President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress on Wednesday that some reimbursement checks issued to him for hush-money payments to an adult film star were signed by Donald Trump Jr. and the Trump Organization's chief financial officer.
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Worst flooding in decades turns California town into island

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 6:43pm
The worst flooding in over 20 years turned the Northern California community of Guerneville into an island on Wednesday after authorities ordered thousands of residents to get out or risk being stranded for days.
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Cohen: fears no 'peaceful transition' if Trump loses in 2020

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 6:37pm
President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen said at the end of congressional testimony on Wednesday that he fears Trump will not allow his successor to peacefully take control of the White House if he loses the 2020 presidential election.
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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen: drugmaker Novartis wanted him to lobby, he refused

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 6:27pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified on Wednesday that Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG initially wanted him to lobby for the company when it retained him with a $1.2 million contract, but that Cohen refused.
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What legal risks does Cohen's testimony pose to Trump?

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 5:57pm
Testimony by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and "fixer," to a U.S. congressional committee on Wednesday highlighted several legal risks Trump may face.
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North Carolina Republican operative charged in election fraud scheme

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 5:21pm
The North Carolina Republican political operative at the center of an absentee ballot fraud scheme that led the state to order a rerun of a congressional election was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice on Wednesday, officials said.
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California community becomes island as rain-swollen river floods

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 5:08pm
Rising flood waters turned the Northern California community of Guerneville into an island on Wednesday after authorities ordered thousands of residents to get out or risk being stranded for days.
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Cohen warns Republican lawmakers: don't protect Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 4:35pm
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's prison-bound former personal lawyer, on Wednesday cautioned Republicans in Congress against defending a president he had protected for years, saying they, too, risk a fall from grace.
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Cohen: Trump ordered him to make 500 threats over 10 years

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 4:33pm
U.S. President Donald Trump ordered his personal attorney to make threats for him about 500 times over the last 10 years, former lawyer Michael Cohen told lawmakers on Wednesday.
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Cohen says prosecutors in NY investigating other possible illegal acts involving Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 4:31pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen told lawmakers on Wednesday he was aware of other possible illegal acts involving Trump that he could not discuss because they were under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan.
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Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen: drugmaker Novartis wanted him to lobby, but he declined

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 2:53pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified on Wednesday that Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG initially wanted him to lobby for the company when it retained him with a $1.2 million contract, but that Cohen refused.
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U.S. top court sympathetic toward Maryland cross in major religion case

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 2:52pm
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled a willingness to let a 40-foot-tall (12 meters) cross-shaped war memorial stay on public land in Maryland despite a legal challenge that called it an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.
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Ex-lawyer Cohen assails Trump but offers no direct evidence of collusion

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 2:15pm
Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen assailed the president's character in a tense congressional hearing on Wednesday, calling him a "conman" who knew in advance about the release of stolen emails aimed at hurting his 2016 election Democratic rival.
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U.S. top court backs killer who forgot crime in death penalty case

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 1:47pm
States cannot execute prisoners who are incapable of rationally understanding the reasons for their punishment, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, siding with an Alabama man who has suffered strokes and dementia that wiped out his memory of murdering a police officer in 1985.
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