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[22 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea; three missing | ]

TOKYO (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.

[22 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67 | ]

(Reuters) – David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the “The Partridge Family” television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.

[22 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on U.S. Olympic gold medalist Douglas says doctor sexually abused her | ]

(Reuters) – Three-times Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.

[21 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Haitians in U.S. malign Trump decision to send them back home | ]

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Haitian immigrants on Tuesday decried a U.S. decision to end a program that granted 59,000 Haitians temporary visas after the 2010 earthquake, saying they would be sent back to a country that has yet to recover from that disaster a…

[21 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations | ]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore’s Democratic opponent to w…

[21 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on U.S. wants PLO’s Washington office to stay open: State Department | ]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State D…

[21 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on White House personnel investigated for improper foreign contact: Washington Post | ]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three U.S. military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his trip this month to Asia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

[21 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Many in Haiti thank U.S. for renewal, not end, of protected status | ]

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – The U.S. decision to end from July 2019 a scheme that protects some 59,000 Haitians from deportation from the United States was viewed positively on Tuesday in Haiti, where many were pleased that the program would last for an…

[21 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on House ethics panel investigating allegations against U.S. Rep. Conyers | ]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but n…

[21 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops | ]

(Reuters) – A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.