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Baseball star Halladay's plane made dive before fatal crash: NTSB

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:53
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The aircraft piloted by Roy Halladay made a sharp dive before crashing into the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month, killing the retired baseball star, federal investigators said on Monday.
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Manson's death leaves questions over autopsy, property

AP US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Manson's death came with a string of unanswered questions, from whether the notorious cult leader left a will to what, if any, possessions he left behind. The convicted killer, 83, who once aspired to musical fame and dabbled in art, died Sunday after spending nearly half a century in prison. 2017-11-20T14:45:00-05:00 2017-11-20T19:45:52-05:00
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New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

AP US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:00
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator. 2017-11-20T13:18:00-05:00 2017-11-20T18:18:56-05:00
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U.S. to end protected status for Haitians in July 2019

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:40
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will end in July 2019 a special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants that protects them from deportation, senior Trump administration officials said on Monday.
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Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:09
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer's world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.
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Hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuits in California court

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:43
(Reuters) - Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas filed five lawsuits on Monday in a California court against the operators of the hotel from which the gunman fired, the organizers of the country music festival he targeted and the killer's estate.
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Investigators: Roy Halladay performed turns before crash

AP US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:00
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal aviation investigators say retired star pitcher Roy Halladay performed steep turns and flew feet above the water in his small plane moments before his fatal crash two weeks ago. 2017-11-20T12:09:00-05:00 2017-11-20T17:09:01-05:00
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Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, challenges remain

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:29
LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project backed by President Donald Trump, but leaving its future shrouded in legal and market uncertainty.
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Uber hit with $8.9 million fine in Colorado over unqualified drivers

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:27
(Reuters) - Colorado regulators on Monday fined Uber $8.9 million, saying the ride-services company allowed 57 people to drive for it although they lacked valid driver's licenses or had committed other offenses that would have disqualified them.
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Manson has endured as the face of evil for nearly 50 years

AP US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet he has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time. 2017-11-20T11:32:00-05:00 2017-11-20T16:32:25-05:00
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New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

AP US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:00
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator. 2017-11-20T11:18:00-05:00 2017-11-20T16:18:18-05:00
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Key figures in Manson case: Cult disciples, rich and famous

AP US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cult leader Charles Manson, who directed his "family" to carry out a series of shocking murders in 1969 in a bid to start a race war he called "Helter Skelter," died of natural causes at 83. 2017-11-20T11:32:00-05:00 2017-11-20T16:32:56-05:00
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Elephant advocates sue Trump administration on trophy hunting

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump's administration.
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Second woman accuses Senator Al Franken of groping: CNN

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday.
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Antitrust lawyer admits to scheme to defraud New York law firms

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:42
(Reuters) - An antitrust lawyer pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges that she conspired with her husband to use two bogus vendors to defraud two New York law firms out of $7.8 million.
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Trump calls for Lynch suspension if anthem protest continues

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:39
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch should be suspended by the NFL if he continues to protest during the national anthem after Lynch sat during a rendition of the song before Sunday's game in Mexico City.
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Yellen to leave Fed board once successor Powell sworn in

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday she will resign her seat on the Fed's Board of Governors once Jerome Powell is confirmed and sworn in to replace her as head of the U.S. central bank.
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2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct

AP US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:00
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career in the Senate. 2017-11-20T09:36:00-05:00 2017-11-20T14:36:39-05:00
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Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, in boost for Trump

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:39
LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that U.S. President Donald Trump wants built.
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Yellen to leave Fed board once Powell sworn in as central bank chief

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:17
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will leave her seat on the central bank's Board of Governors once Jerome Powell is confirmed and sworn in to replace her as head of the Fed, the central bank and Yellen announced on Monday.
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