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Georgia scheduled to execute man for murdering sister-in-law
51 minutes ago
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia is scheduled on Tuesday to execute a man for the 1990 shotgun murder of his sister-in-law, as lawyers for the inmate argue the lethal injection should be halted because his conviction was tainted by a juror with racist views.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Self-driving car advocates launch ad campaign to prod Congress
52 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of supporters of self-driving cars said on Tuesday that it will run ads this week in social media and Washington newspapers, in an effort to convince the U.S. Congress to adopt sweeping legislation to boost the nascent industry.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
NHC says Hurricane Maria weakens slightly
1 hour ago
(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, a Category 1 storm, has weakened slightly as it moves northward, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Why consumers pay the price for hurricane fuel shortages
3 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
U.S. appeals court to consider rights of gay workers
3 hours ago
(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday will urge a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan to rule that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests
5 hours ago
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a "moment of unity" on Monday instead.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump
8 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Rally for couple ordered to leave the country
0 minutes ago
'You Feel Like You're Forgotten': Puerto Ricans Plead for More Aid
by Daniella Silva and Suzanne Gamboa and Sandra Lilley and The Associated Press
11 hours ago
Puerto Ricans described desperate conditions on the hurricane-ravaged island and pleaded for more help from federal agencies.
[From NBC News U.S. News]
Opinion: Single-payer health care a terrible option
11 hours ago
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is failing. Without regard for consequences, the law expanded government insurance programs and imposed considerable federal authority over US health care via new mandates, regulations and taxes. Insurance premiums skyrocketed even as deductibles rose; consumer choices of insurance on state marketplaces have rapidly vanished; and for those with ACA coverage, doctor and hospital choices have narrowed dramatically. Meanwhile, consolidation across the health care sector has accelerated at a record pace, portending further harm to consumers, including higher prices of medical care.
[From - RSS Channel - US]
Republicans are on the verge of another Obamacare loss
11 hours ago
The Republican effort to repeal Obamacare is once again on life support.
[From - RSS Channel - US]
Anthony Weiner Going to Prison for Almost Two Years in Sexting Scandal
by Tracy Connor and Patrick Martin
11 hours ago
Anthony Weiner, who pleaded guilty to sexual communication with a minor, was sentenced to 21 months in federal jail.
[From NBC News U.S. News]
Reaction to Trump's NFL Feud Mounts Ahead of Monday Night Game
by Tim Stelloh
11 hours ago
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he regretted staying in the Steelers' locker room. NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. quoted JFK. And a photo of a kneeling 97-year-old WW II vet went viral.
[From NBC News U.S. News]
Leak Suspect Reality Winner Seeks Pre-Trial Release
by Associated Press
12 hours ago
Attorneys for Winner argue that prosecutors have added no new charges months after they warned that she may have stolen additional secrets.
[From NBC News U.S. News]
Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case
12 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
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