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sports Transgender state inmates could have bras and cosmetics or aftershave and boxers under proposed rules

Transgender California prison inmates would be allowed to have bras, cosmetics and other personal items corresponding to their gender identities under proposed rules filed with state regulators Tuesday. The state corrections department is seeking the changes in response to a federal lawsuit that...

8 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 2-Roche MS drug Ocrevus approved by FDA after 3-month delay

March 28 Reuters - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA on Tuesday approved Roche Holding AG's multiple sclerosis MS drug Ocrevus, putting the potential blockbuster drug back on track after a delay caused by regulators' concerns over manufacturing issues.

11 minutes ago // Reuters

usa North Carolina in stalemate over bathroom law as NCAA deadline looms

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Reuters - North Carolina's leading Republican lawmakers and Democratic governor hit a fresh impasse on Tuesday over a fix for a state law that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, putting lucrative hosting duties for NCAA championships at risk.

11 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

sports Reliever Yusmeiro Petit makes the Angels' opening day roster

Yusmeiro Petit made the Angels opening day roster Tuesday, fellow 32-year-old right-hander Bud Norris inched closer to the same status, and the Angels are soon going to debut an unusual bullpen. Petits contract required him to be told by 9 a.m. Tuesday if he was not making the team or paid a...

12 minutes ago // Newsvine

world 03/28 - Tue. - Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in U.S. strikes

A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient regard for lives of noncombatants. Throug …

13 minutes ago // Reuters

business Toshiba approves Chapter 11 filing for nuclear unit Westinghouse -Nikkei

TOKYO, March 29 Reuters - The board of Japan's Toshiba Corp has approved a Chapter 11 filing for its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.

13 minutes ago // ABC

tech Anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of Planned Parenthood talks charged with 15 felonies in California

Anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of Planned Parenthood talks charged with 15 felonies in California

15 minutes ago // VOA

world Lawmakers: Trump Team Wants More NAFTA Access for US Goods, Services

Trump administration trade officials want a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement to improve access for U.S. farm products, manufactured goods and services in Canada and Mexico, said lawmakers who met with them Tuesday. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and acting U.S. Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn to discuss the administration's plans for renegotiating the 23-year-old trade deal. Representative Bill Pascrell, a New Jersey Demo

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business Lawmakers: Trump Team Wants More NAFTA Access for US Goods, Services

Trump administration trade officials want a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement to improve access for U.S. farm products, manufactured goods and services in Canada and Mexico, said lawmakers who met with them Tuesday. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and acting U.S. Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn to discuss the administration's plans for renegotiating the 23-year-old trade deal. Representative Bill Pascrell, a New Jersey Demo

16 minutes ago // USA Today

sports Stempniak, Nordstrom lead Hurricanes past Red Wings, 4-1

Lee Stempniak and Joakim Nordstrom scored about five minutes apart in the first period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the teams' second meeting in two nights

19 minutes ago // USA Today

tech Jack Black says new 'Jumanji' references Robin Williams' character

Speaking at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Jack Black says the new version of children's classic 'Jumanji' references Alan Parrish, Robin Williams' character from the 1995 movie.

20 minutes ago // Reuters

usa California immigration town hall highlights state's red-blue divide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Reuters - Supporters and critics of President Donald Trump's tough stance on illegal immigration packed a gymnasium in California's heartland on Tuesday for a boisterous town hall meeting featuring the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

20 minutes ago // Reuters

business PRECIOUS-Gold prices slip on solid U.S. data, firmer dollar

March 29 Reuters - Gold prices fell on Wednesday as positive economic data from the United States backed expectations of further interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve this year, prompting the dollar to bounce back from multi-month lows. FUNDAMENTALS Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,248.60 per ounce, as of 0119 GMT. U.S. gold futures slipped 0.6 percent to $1,248.2. The dollar pulled away from 4-1/2-month lows against a currency basket on W

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

sports Live updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 28, 2017, 6:45 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones is...

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

sports For the Samuelson sisters, UConn's Katie Lou and Stanford's Karlie, the Final Four is a family affair

Katie Lou Samuelson felt a little nauseous. Pretty much on par with how she typically felt in these situations. She was sitting in the corner of a small locker room at Webster Bank Arena, site of the NCAA womens basketball Bridgeport Conn. Regional, with teammates and assistant coaches huddled...

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

sports ICE director Thomas Homan: 'We don't get to pick and choose what we enforce'

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 28, 2017, 6:45 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones is...

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

sports California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 28, 2017, 6:45 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones is...

23 minutes ago // Reuters

business METALS-London copper bides time near 8-day top, demand hopes underpin

MELBOURNE, March 29 Reuters - London copper held steady near its highest in more than a week on Wednesday, underpinned by expectations of seasonally improving second-quarter demand.

25 minutes ago // USA Today

sports Jones, Ream, Zusi start at Panama as Arena makes changes

U.S. coach Bruce Arena made three changes to his starting lineup for a World Cup qualifier at Panama, inserting defenders Tim Ream and Graham Zusi, and midfielder Jermaine Jones, in place of Sebastian Lletget, John Brooks and Geoff Cameron

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

usa Trump mutes his rejection of climate science, but his old tweets speak loudly

As President Trump moved to halt federal efforts against global warming on Tuesday, he avoided an important phrase: climate change. It was the same story during his campaign for president. Trump rarely mentioned it. When he pledged last May to withdraw the United States from the Paris treaty, a...

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

sports Trump mutes his rejection of climate science, but his old tweets speak loudly

As President Trump moved to halt federal efforts against global warming on Tuesday, he avoided an important phrase: climate change. It was the same story during his campaign for president. Trump rarely mentioned it. When he pledged last May to withdraw the United States from the Paris treaty, a...

30 minutes ago // Reuters

business Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs

March 28 Reuters - The decision by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs.

35 minutes ago // USA Today

sports Snell scores 26 points, Bucks beat Hornets 118-108

Tony Snell scored a season-high 26 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points and eight rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks handed the Charlotte Hornets' playoff hopes a potentially devastating blow with a 118-108 victory

35 minutes ago // Reuters

sports Motor racing: Mansell joins tributes to Surtees at funeral

LONDON Reuters - Former Formula One world champion Nigel Mansell joined the motorsport world on Tuesday in paying tribute to John Surtees at the funeral of the only man to win world titles on two wheels and four.