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Special Report: How courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:54am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs’s convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage in a sexual act, she said in a lawsuit in federal court. After reporting the incident to her boss, the lawsuit alleged, she missed out on pay and promotions while her accused attacker steadily rose through the ranks.

U.S. Supreme Court hears Ohio voter purge case

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:28am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the issue of voting rights on Wednesday as the justices began hearing arguments over whether Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls disenfranchises thousands of people and violates federal law.

Trump calls U.S. court system 'unfair' after DACA ruling

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:17am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the U.S. court system as "broken and unfair" after a federal judge blocked his move to end the program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents, commonly known as "Dreamers."

Voter panel made no findings, will destroy data: White House

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:54am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial voter fraud panel made no early findings and will not give the Department of Homeland Security any voter data it received, the White House's top technology official said.

California mudslide death toll up to 15 as rescues continue

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:49am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California rescuers worked through the night plucking stranded Santa Barbara residents from mudslides that have killed at least 15 people and devastated the coastal community after it was drenched by rain, authorities said on Wednesday.

Bond yields hit multi-month highs on report China may slow U.S. bond purchases

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:08am
LONDON (Reuters) - Major government bond yields hit multi-month highs on Wednesday, extending earlier gains on a report that Chinese officials have recommended slowing or halting purchases of U.S. government bonds.

Cloud companies consider Intel rivals after security flaws found

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:07am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some of Intel Corp's data center customers, whose thousands of computers run cloud networks, are exploring using microchips from the market leader's rivals to build new infrastructure after the discovery of security flaws affecting most chips.

Exclusive: Saudi Aramco working to raise cheap loans before IPO - banking sources

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:36am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco is working to secure billions of dollars in cheap loans from banks seeking to strengthen their ties with the oil giant before its stock listing, banking and export credit agency (ECA) sources said.

U.S. judge blocks Trump move to end DACA program for immigrants

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:23am
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in San Francisco temporarily barred President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday from ending a program shielding young people brought to the United States illegally by their parents from deportation.

Myanmar prosecutor seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters reporters

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:18am
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar prosecutors sought charges on Wednesday against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters' lawyer said.

California mudslides kill at least 13 in area ravaged by wildfire

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:14am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mudslides, boulders and tons of debris killed at least 13 people on Tuesday in communities along California's scenic coastline ravaged by a series of intense wildfires that burned off protective vegetation last month.

U.S. Supreme Court considers legality of Ohio voter purging

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:02am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the issue of voting rights on Wednesday as the justices hear arguments over whether Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls disenfranchises thousands of people and violates federal law.

Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, no tsunami

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:59pm
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

South Korea's Moon says Trump deserves 'big' credit for North Korea talks

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:01pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued.

Trump administration bars oil drilling off Florida after governor's plea

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration will not allow drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Florida after urging from the state's governor, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday.

Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America: USGS

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:17pm
(Reuters) - A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck north of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning in the area, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Exclusive: Trump's EPA aims to replace Obama-era climate, water regulations in 2018

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water.

California mudslides kill at least 13 people in area ravaged by wildfire

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mudslides, boulders and cascading debris killed at least 13 people on Tuesday in an area of Southern California's Pacific Coast ravaged by a series of intense wildfires that burned off protective vegetation last month.

At least 13 killed in California mudslides: sheriff

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least 13 people have been killed in Southern California mudslides and that number is likely to increase as rescue workers comb through the debris, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown told a news conference on Tuesday.

Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion plant in Alabama: sources

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:12pm
(Reuters) - Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday.

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