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Bill allowing guns on Tennessee campuses becomes law

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 14:08
NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Educators and other full-time staffers at Tennessee's public state universities and colleges will soon be able to carry handguns on campus after Governor Bill Haslam allowed a bill to become law on Monday without his signature.

Wall Street values Tesla Motors at $620,000 per car

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 14:07
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Company founder and CEO Elon Musk may not mention Tesla Motors Inc's stock price when his electric car company gives its latest financial update on Wednesday, but it will be front and center for investors divided over its seemingly rich valuation.

Israeli who abducted, killed Palestinian teen gets life term

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:15
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli man convicted of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, a crime that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war, was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison.

Obama to meet with Flint, Michigan residents on water crisis

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with 1,000 residents of Flint, Michigan, at a roundtable discussion about the city's water crisis during his visit to the Detroit suburb on Wednesday, the White House said.

Teachers' 'sickout' shuts Detroit public schools again

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:28
(Reuters) - Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second straight day on Tuesday as teachers called in sick to protest news the cash-strapped school system will run out of money to pay employees at the end of June.

Exclusive: Differences over missile defense, fine print snag U.S.-Israel aid deal

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:03
JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Negotiations meant to enshrine U.S. defense aid for Israel over the next decade have snagged on disputes about the size, scope and fine print of a new multibillion-dollar package, officials say.

Niger tells Europe it needs 1 billion euros to fight illegal migration

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:47
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger, a major transit country for Africans seeking to reach the EU, told foreign ministers visiting from Europe on Tuesday it needs 1 billion euros to combat illegal migration.

U.S. prosecutors consider more charges against ex-CEO Shkreli

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:36
(Reuters) - Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, who last year became a lightning rod for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices, may face additional U.S. charges of securities fraud, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday.

UK 'In' camp retains lead ahead of EU referendum: TNS poll

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:33
LONDON, (Reuters) - The campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union retained its lead for a second consecutive week, according to a TNS online poll on Wednesday which put the "In" camp on 39 percent against 36 percent for the "Out" campaign.

West Africa pirates switch to kidnapping crew as oil fetches less

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:19
LONDON (Reuters) - Pirate gangs in West Africa are switching to kidnapping sailors and demanding ransom rather than stealing oil cargoes as low oil prices have made crude harder to sell and less profitable, shipping officials said on Tuesday.

U.S. tells Pakistan it will have to fund F-16s itself

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:48
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of American F-16 fighter jets itself after members of the U.S. Congress objected to using government funds to pay for them.

UK's 'Out' camp lead narrows ahead of EU referendum: ICM poll

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:35
LONDON (Reuters) - The campaign for Britain to leave the European Union saw its lead narrow slightly over the rival "In" campaign, according to a weekly online poll published by opinion poll firm ICM on Tuesday.

Solar-powered plane lands in Arizona on round-the-world flight

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:18
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A solar-powered airplane midway through a historic bid to circle the globe completed the 10th leg of its journey on Monday, landing in Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California, the project team said.

So much corruption, stuffed into one Chicago tour

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:45
CHICAGO (Reuters) - While designing a walking tour of Chicago focused on corruption and political shenanigans, journalist Paul Dailing watched new scandals pop up at a rate that only reinforced the city's reputation for rackets and rough politics.

Ex-N.Y. legislative leader Silver to be sentenced for corruption

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:32
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who spent decades as one of the state's most powerful politicians before being convicted of corruption, is set to be sentenced on Tuesday for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks.

North Korea capital gears up for congress; South fears nuclear test

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:24
PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Korea's rain-soaked capital was festooned on Tuesday with banners celebrating leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a ruling party congress, as rival South Korea expressed concern that Pyongyang could conduct a nuclear test before or during the rare event.

Islamic State breaches peshmerga defenses north of Mosul

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:05
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish peshmerga forces on multiple fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, breaching their defenses and briefly taking over a town, military sources said.

Clashes near Damascus despite truce there, five killed in Aleppo

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 03:18
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fighting erupted east of Damascus on overnight Tuesday despite a temporary truce announced by the Syrian army in that area, a war monitor said, and rebel group Jaish al-Islam said it had lost ground to the government there.

Clinton courts Appalachian voters to counter Trump on trade

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:29
WASHINGTON/CARMEL, Ind. (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with coal and steel workers in the Appalachian region on Monday in an effort to win over blue-collar voters in a part of the country with strong support for Republican Donald Trump.

NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia: U.S.

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:34
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - The NATO alliance is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern member states, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia.