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NRA sues Los Angeles over law requiring disclosure of ties to gun rights group

(Reuters) - The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring that contractors disclose their ties to the gun rights group as a condition of obtaining business from the second most-populous U.S. city. Learn More

 

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Leader of self-styled U.S. citizen border patrol attacked in jail

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (Reuters) - The leader of an armed group that spent two months detaining migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing condemnation from civil liberties advocates, was hospitalized after he was attacked in jail, his lawyer and authorities said. More »

 

Ex-University of Texas tennis coach in college admissions scandal pleads guilty

BOSTON (Reuters) - The former head coach of the men's tennis team at the University of Texas at Austin pleaded guilty on Wednesday as part of deal to cooperate with prosecutors in their ongoing investigation of the U.S. college admissions scandal. More »

 

New York City tickets 12 people for defying measles vaccination order

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has issued civil summonses to 12 people it said were not complying with a mandatory measles vaccination order as the number of recorded cases in the city's worst outbreak since 1991 rose to 390, according to data released on Wednesday. More »

 

R. Kelly's accuser wins judgment in suit singer failed to answer

(Reuters) - A woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse has won a civil case by default against the singer, after he failed to respond to her lawsuit and was a no-show in court. More »

 

Trump says he is holding big Pharma accountable in opioid fight

ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump touted progress in the fight against opioid abuse on Wednesday and promised to hold drugmakers accountable for their part in the crisis, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives. More »

 

Body of missing Illinois boy found in shallow grave, parents arrested

(Reuters) - The body of a 5-year-old boy who was reported missing from his Illinois home last week was discovered buried in a shallow grave on Wednesday and his parents were arrested on murder charges, local police said. More »

 

White supremacist to be executed in Texas for dragging death of black man

(Reuters) - A white supremacist convicted of killing James Byrd Jr. in 1998 by dragging the 49-year-old black man behind a truck in one of the most notorious hate crimes in modern times is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Wednesday. More »

 

Fire mostly contained after ethanol train derailment in Texas: Union Pacific

(Reuters) - A fire that broke out early Wednesday after 25 cars of a Union Pacific train hauling ethanol derailed at Fort Worth, Texas, has been "mostly contained", a company spokeswoman said. More »

 

U.S. top court buttresses company power to arbitrate disputes

WASHINGTON - In a decision that could further help companies limit damages in disputes with workers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against a California man who was the victim of an online scam and sought to bring claims against his employer on behalf of a group of workers instead of just himself. More »

 

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