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Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump's 'political rhetoric'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:39:46 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the Boy Scouts of America apologized to members of the youth organization on Thursday for the "political rhetoric that was inserted" into its national gathering this week by U.S. President Donald Trump.(image)

Trump ban on transgender service members alarms some military officers

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:36:45 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's sudden decision to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military has alarmed some senior military officers who were caught off guard by it.(image)

U.S. upgrades probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorers over exhaust odors

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:33:40 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading and expanding a probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide that may be linked to crashes and injuries.(image)

Shkreli portrayed both as liar, well-meaning as trial nears end

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:01:45 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors were presented with starkly opposite portrayals of former drug company Martin Shkreli on Thursday, with a prosecutor casting him as a serial liar and his own lawyer calling him a well-meaning but misunderstood genius.(image)

Kansas governor tapped as religious ambassador reflects on legacy

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:57:31 -0400

(Reuters) - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Thursday shrugged off the political backlash and budget woes stirred by his aggressive tax-cutting policies at home as he looked forward to a new role as the Trump administration's chief defender of global religious tolerance.(image)

Honda says Florida crash death may be linked to Takata air bag inflator

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:06:43 -0400

(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Thursday that a Takata airbag inflator ruptured in car crash last week in Florida, in what could be the 19th death worldwide linked to faulty airbags recalled as part of the largest automotive safety campaign in history.(image)

Dutch manufacturer suspends ride that killed 1 at Ohio fair

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:20:07 -0400

(Reuters) - The Dutch manufacturer of the ride that killed an 18-year-old man who just enlisted in the Marines and injured seven other people at the Ohio State Fair instructed operators on Thursday to suspend use of similar rides.(image)

U.S. jury finds Macau billionaire guilty in U.N. bribery case

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:51:13 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty on charges he bribed two U.N. ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center.(image)

Texas executes man who stabbed woman to death at her home

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:48:29 -0400

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed on Thursday a man convicted of murdering a woman by stabbing her repeatedly after breaking into her San Antonio home in 2004.(image)

White House divisions on display with Scaramucci's comments

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:09:46 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rifts inside President Donald Trump's White House were on startling display on Thursday, as his new communications director urged Trump's chief of staff to state publicly that he does not leak information to the media.(image)