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U.S. Top News: Coming soon to a workplace near you: 'wellness or else'

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Coming soon to a workplace near you: 'wellness or else'
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies are increasingly penalizing workers who decline to join "wellness" programs, embracing an element of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that has raised questions about fairness in the workplace.
Mistrial declared for South Carolina police chief accused of murder
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A judge declared a mistrial early on Tuesday in the case against a white former South Carolina police chief accused in the shooting death an unarmed black man in 2011, local media reported.
Police deploy pepper spray, gas to disperse Ohio football fans: report
(Reuters) - Police in Ohio used pepper spray and tear gas to break up crowds celebrating near the Ohio State University campus following the school's national football championship win over the University of Oregon on Monday night, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
Prosecutors charge Albuquerque police in homeless man's death
(Reuters) - Prosecutors in New Mexico filed murder charges on Monday against two Albuquerque police officers in the 2014 shooting death of a knife-wielding homeless man, a killing that sparked protests in the city over concerns about excessive use of force.
Families of 2012 Connecticut shooting victims sue school board, town: newspaper
(Reuters) - The families of two of the 20 students killed in a 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, are suing the town of Newtown, Connecticut and the local school board over alleged lax security, media reported on Monday.
Worker dies after fall at Citgo Corpus Christi refinery: sources
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A worker has died from injuries sustained in a fall on Monday night at Citgo Petroleum Corp's [PDVSAC.UL] Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery, said sources familiar with operations there.
One dead, two critically hurt after smoke fills Washington subway car
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman died and at least two people were critically injured after smoke filled a subway car in downtown Washington on Monday afternoon, officials said.
To fight hackers, Obama wants companies to share threats
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home Depot.
First round of jury selection nears end in ex-NFLer's murder trial
FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - The initial phase of jury selection in the first murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to wrap up on Tuesday, with the last of more than 1,100 candidates set to fill out screening questionnaires.
Apparent Islamic State backers hack U.S. military Twitter feed
(Reuters) - The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked on Monday by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids.
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