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  • Texas to execute convicted murderer on Thursday, lawyers appeal
    on July 27, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas prepared to execute on Thursday a man convicted of murdering a woman in her San Antonio home in 2004 as his lawyers made a last-minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to spare his life. […]

  • U.S. jury finds Macau billionaire guilty in U.N. bribery case
    on July 27, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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

  • Honda says Florida crash death may be linked to Takata air bag inflator
    on July 27, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    (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. […]

  • U.S. likely to approve Fiat Chrysler's 2017 diesels: sources
    on July 27, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and California regulators are expected to approve Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ request to sell 2017 diesel vehicles, two sources said on Thursday – a move that may help the Italian-American automaker win approval for a software fix for older diesel models. […]

  • Dutch manufacturer suspends ride that killed one at Ohio fair
    on July 27, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    (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. […]

  • Top U.S. general says no changes yet to transgender policy
    on July 27, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States' top general told the military on Thursday there had been no change yet to Pentagon policy on transgender personnel, after President Donald Trump's announcement of his plans to ban them appeared to catch senior officers by surprise. […]

  • White House divisions on display with Scaramucci's comments
    on July 27, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    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. […]

  • Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump's 'political rhetoric'
    on July 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    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. […]

  • Jury urged to convict 'pharma bro' Martin Shkreli on fraud charges
    on July 27, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor on Thursday urged jurors to convict former drug company executive Martin Shkreli of defrauding investors in his hedge funds and stealing from his old company to repay them. […]

  • U.S. Justice Department says anti-bias law does not protect gay workers
    on July 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    (Reuters) - The Trump administration told a U.S. appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue. […]