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Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:46:59 -0400

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.(image)

Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:11:40 -0400

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) - A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time.(image)

Exclusive: Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:00:14 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters.(image)

White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:07:38 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets.(image)

Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:18:25 -0400

(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, called on voters to reject a growing "politics of division" that he said was corroding American democracy.(image)

California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 billion

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:38:40 -0400

(Reuters) - The California Department of Insurance said on Thursday its preliminary estimate for insured wildfire losses was $1.05 billion, based on claims received by the state's eight largest insurers, adding that it expected the numbers to rise.(image)

Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:58:42 -0400

HARTFORD (Reuters) - The lawyer who took Detroit, Michigan, through the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history brought his message to a new crowd on Thursday: residents of Hartford, Connecticut's cash-strapped capital city.(image)

Alabama executes man convicted or murdering police officer

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:44:38 -0400

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said.(image)

Trump concludes Fed chair interviews, could decide next week: source

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:41:16 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has concluded interviews with the five candidates he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve and could announce a decision as early as next week, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday.(image)

Former Dean Foods chairman gets two years for insider trading scheme

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:06:19 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thomas Davis, a former chairman of dairy processing company Dean Foods Co, was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to passing insider information to sports gambler William "Billy" Walters.(image)