Trump lashes out after Russia probe, cites 'treasonous' and 'evil' acts

President Donald Trump, cleared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of conspiring with Russia in the 2016 U.S. election, on Monday vented his anger at the inquiry and vowed investigations into unnamed political enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things."

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Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Obamacare enrollments drop marginally for 2019

Enrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300,000 from last year, according to U.S. government figures released on Monday.

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25.Mar.2019


Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial

Oklahoma's top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in the state.

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25.Mar.2019


U.S. top court rebuffs mystery company in Mueller subpoena fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by an unidentified company owned by a foreign government to contest a grand jury subpoena related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's now-completed inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 election, though the justices' action does not force the firm to comply.

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U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

A leading Senate Republican said on Monday he would ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to probe whether U.S. law enforcement officials made missteps in their investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

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25.Mar.2019


Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admission scandal

Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they participated in the largest college admissions fraud scheme uncovered in U.S. history.

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25.Mar.2019


Father of Sandy Hook victim found dead in apparent suicide: police

The father of one of the children killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday morning at his office in Newtown, Connecticut, police said.

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25.Mar.2019


Duke University pays $112.5 million in fake research case sparked by whistleblower

Duke University agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle claims by a whistleblower that a former research technician knowingly submitted fake data in applications for federal research grants, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.

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Texas refineries cut output as petrochemical spill curbs shipping

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and LyondellBasell Industries cut production on Monday at their Houston-area oil refineries because of shipping disruptions along a waterway affected by a petrochemical fire and spill, according to people familiar with the matter.

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25.Mar.2019


Caravan of migrants in Mexico starts moving towards U.S.

A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba began moving towards the U.S. border from southern Mexico this weekend, migration authorities said on Sunday.

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25.Mar.2019


Trump: U.S. Special Counsel Mueller acted honorably

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably, President Donald Trump said on Monday, days after the fellow Republican wrapped up his Russia probe with no evidence of criminal collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

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Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved

Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, but left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigations that have dogged his presidency.

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Mueller said three weeks ago he wouldn't reach decision on obstruction: Justice official

Special Counsel Robert Mueller informed top U.S. Justice Department officials three weeks ago that he would not be reaching a conclusion on whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice during the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a U.S. Justice official said Monday.

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Explainer: Why an obstruction case against Trump was so difficult

U.S. Attorney General William Barr's conclusion that President Donald Trump did not obstruct justice, revealed publicly on Sunday in a letter to lawmakers, reflects inherent difficulties in proving such an obstruction case, legal experts said.

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White House says pardons for Trump associates not discussed

There have been no conversations about President Donald Trump issuing pardons for any of his associates who have been charged or pleaded guilty as part of the U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the White House said on Monday.

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Tyson recalls tons of chicken strips for possible metal contamination

(This March 22 story corrects to remove reference to Smithfield Foods in paragraph 7)

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Spill blocks 60 ships from upper Houston Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

A total of 60 ships can neither enter nor exit the upper Houston Ship Channel, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday, because of clean up of a spill into the waterway connecting the busiest U.S. petrochemical port with the Gulf of Mexico.

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More floods loom as high river waters recede in Midwest

Record floods that submerged parts of three Midwestern states bringing death and destruction were retreating in Kansas City on Monday but icy tributaries in Montana and the Dakotas threatened more floods for weeks to come, the National Weather Service said.

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Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

The closure of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election does not mark the end of legal worries for President Donald Trump and people close to him. Other continuing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee.

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U.S. National News

  • Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public

    U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted 420-0 in favor of making the report public, with no Republican opposition. On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr informed Congress that Mueller had concluded that President Donald Trump's campaign did not collude with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.


  • Obamacare enrollments drop marginally for 2019

    Enrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300,000 from last year, according to U.S. government figures released on Monday. The decrease in plan selections could likely be due to lower demand for exchange coverage, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said. About 11.4 million people signed up for 2019 healthcare plans, according to the CMS.


  • Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision was a win for the state's attorney general, whose case is set to be the first to face trial of roughly 2,000 lawsuits nationally seeking to hold opioid manufacturers responsible for contributing to the epidemic. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter's 2017 lawsuit accuses Purdue, Johnson & Johnson & Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd of engaging in deceptive marketing that downplayed the risks of addiction associated with opioid pain drugs while overstating their benefits. The trial delay bid came as Purdue, owned by members of the wealthy Sackler family, was exploring filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to address potential liabilities stemming from the lawsuits, people familiar with the matter have told Reuters.


  • U.S. top court rebuffs mystery company in Mueller subpoena fight

    A federal judge imposed a $50,000-per-day fine against the company, which had asked the justices to hear its appeal of a December appeals court ruling that upheld a judge's decision to hold it in contempt for refusing to fulfill a document request made in the subpoena. The company already could owe more than $3 million. The Supreme Court rejected the appeal in a brief order with no noted dissents from any of the nine justices.


  • U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

    A day after the attorney general said the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller found Trump's campaign did not conspire with Russia, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said: "We will begin to unpack the other side of the story." He said it was time to look at the origins of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant for former Trump adviser Carter Page, which was based in part on information in a dossier compiled by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer who co-founded a private intelligence firm. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment on Graham's request. Graham said he would look into those matters as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, using subpoena power if necessary, whether or not a special counsel is appointed.


  • Duke University pays $112.5 million in fake research case sparked by whistleblower

    The accord resolves claims by a former Duke laboratory research analyst who said the Durham, North Carolina-based university knew that Erin Potts-Kant used fraudulent data to obtain grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies. False claims were submitted in connection with 30 grants, starting in 2006, causing agencies to award funds that they would not otherwise have paid, the Justice Department said. "We expect Duke researchers to adhere always to the highest standards of integrity, and virtually all of them do that with great dedication," Duke President Vincent Price said in a statement.


  • Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admission scandal

    By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they participated in the largest college admissions fraud scheme uncovered in U.S. history. The 12 people appeared in Boston federal court to face charges that they took part in a $25 million racketeering conspiracy in which wealthy parents paid for help cheating on admissions exams and to bribe coaches who secured spots for their children in elite universities as fake athletic prospects....


  • Trump lashes out after Russia probe, cites 'treasonous' and 'evil' acts

    The Republican president and his allies in Congress went on the offensive a day after the release of a summary of Mueller's report gave him a political victory ahead of his 2020 re-election bid, with no allegations of criminal wrongdoing brought against him at the end of a nearly two-year-long inquiry. U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released a four-page summary of the findings of the investigation that detailed Russian interference in the 2016 election. "There are a lot of people out there that have done some very, very evil things, very bad things, I would say treasonous things against our country," Trump told reporters at the White House, without mentioning anyone by name or citing specific actions.


Health News

Obamacare enrollments drop marginally for 2019

Enrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300,000 from last year, according to U.S. government figures released on Monday.

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Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial

Oklahoma's top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in the state.

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25.Mar.2019


Women diagnosed years later than men for same diseases

(Reuters Health) - For a wide range of diseases, diagnosis comes later in life for women than for men, according to a large Danish study.

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25.Mar.2019


Factbox: Cyclone Idai kills 686, displaces hundreds of thousands

Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

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25.Mar.2019


Mozambique prepares for cholera after cyclone wreaks havoc

Rescue teams in Mozambique moved hundreds of people displaced by Cyclone Idai's massive and deadly flooding to safer shelters on Monday, while the government made preparations for a cholera outbreak that it says is inevitable amid the devastation.

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Entertainment

Apple spotlights services with TV, gaming and credit card offerings

Apple Inc attempted to reintroduce itself on Monday as an entertainment and financial services company that also makes iPhones as it launched a streaming television service, a credit card and an online gaming arcade.

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25.Mar.2019


Ovations, hugs and soaring speeches as Apple embraces Hollywood

Apple Inc brought in Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Momoa to talk up its new television streaming service at a Hollywood-style event on Monday marked by standing ovations, hugs and soaring rhetoric.

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25.Mar.2019


Apple to launch a new credit card with Goldman. Are the perks worth it?

Apple Inc said on Monday it will launch a credit card with Goldman Sachs Group Inc this summer that can be used to earn cash back on the purchase of Apple products, but analysts suggest its rewards do not stand out among rivals.

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25.Mar.2019


Apple News+ offers variety, but WSJ holds back on business stories

Apple Inc's Apple News+ service will consolidate content from 300 popular magazines and newspapers for $10 a month, but at least one source will offer only selected articles instead of its entire library.

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25.Mar.2019


Apple TV+ joins crowded market for streaming options

Apple Inc unveiled its Apple TV+ original content streaming service and Apple TV Channels subscription service on Monday without a price tag, making it difficult to evaluate how the new ventures will stack up to Netflix Inc and other competitors.

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25.Mar.2019


Factbox: Apple launches TV app, streaming and gaming service

Apple Inc on Monday launched streaming and video game services, looking to tap into 1.4 billion users of its gadgets to counter slowing demand for its iPhones.

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25.Mar.2019


Factbox: Spielberg, Oprah to make shows for Apple's new streaming service

Apple Inc unveiled an all new Apple TV app and a streaming service called Apple TV+ at an event on Monday at its California headquarters.

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25.Mar.2019


Apple launches game subscription service 'Apple Arcade'

Apple Inc launched Apple Arcade on Monday, the company's game subscription service for mobile devices, desktop computers and "living room" devices.

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25.Mar.2019


John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Bed-In' remembered at 50

In March 1969, newlyweds John Lennon and Yoko Ono skipped a honeymoon and instead staged a "bed-in" in Amsterdam to promote world peace during the Vietnam War.

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25.Mar.2019


Swedish artist's fizzy tablets join vinyl renaissance

Nostalgic music-lovers are increasingly returning to old-style vinyl records to hear artists the same way they discovered them years ago - but they may be startled by a new experiment in Sweden.

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25.Mar.2019