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16 May 2018

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  • 'Ballistic blocks' shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions
    Reuters

    ‘Ballistic blocks’ shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions

    By Terray Sylvester VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) – “Ballistic blocks” the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey

  • Texas executes 'Lovers' Lane' killer, convicted of 2003 murder
    Reuters

    Texas executes ‘Lovers’ Lane’ killer, convicted of 2003 murder

    Texas executed an inmate on Wednesday dubbed the “Lovers’ Lane” killer who was convicted of a 2003 ambush in which he tried to rob a man in a parked car on a remote road in San Antonio and then fatally shot him. Juan Castillo, 37, was put to death by lethal injection at the state’s

  • Texas executes man dubbed 'Lovers' Lane' killer for 2003 murder
    Reuters

    Texas executes man dubbed ‘Lovers’ Lane’ killer for 2003 murder

    Texas executed an inmate on Wednesday dubbed the “Lovers’ Lane” killer who was convicted of a 2003 ambush in which he tried to rob a man in a parked car on a remote road in San Antonio and then fatally shot him. Juan Castillo, 37, was put to death by lethal injection at the state’s

  • Reuters

    Texas murder-suicide leaves five dead, including three children

    (Reuters) – A man fatally shot three children and his ex-wife’s boyfriend inside a Ponder, Texas, home on Wednesday, before shooting and killing himself, the sheriff’s department said.

  • 'We vote!' North Carolina teachers walk out for higher pay
    Reuters

    ‘We vote!’ North Carolina teachers walk out for higher pay

    North Carolina the sixth state in which teachers’ have publicly protested to bring attention to the state of education in the United States. Democratic Governor Roy Cooper praised teachers for their roles with children and spoke about his budget plan, which includes ending tax cuts for businesses

  • 'Ballistic blocks' shot from Hawaii volcano could mark onset of explosive eruptions
    Reuters

    ‘Ballistic blocks’ shot from Hawaii volcano could mark onset of explosive eruptions

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – “Ballistic blocks” the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey

  • Illinois officer shoots, wounds armed suspect at high school
    Reuters

    Illinois officer shoots, wounds armed suspect at high school

    A police officer assigned to a northern Illinois high school shot and wounded a 19-year-old former student who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said. The suspect, who was in police custody, suffered wounds that were not life-threatening, and no one

  • U.S. has more than 2,000 probes into potential or suspected terrorists: FBI Director
    Reuters

    U.S. has more than 2,000 probes into potential or suspected terrorists: FBI Director

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI is pursuing 1,000 investigations into suspected “lone wolf” militants and another 1,000 into “domestic terrorists,” FBI director Christopher Wray told a congressional committee on Wednesday.

  • Reuters

    Turkish banker gets 32 months prison in U.S. case over Iran sanctions

    A U.S. judge sentenced Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a banker at Turkey’s state-controlled Halkbank , to 32 months in prison on Wednesday after he was convicted earlier this year of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions. Atilla, a 47-year-old Turkish citizen, was sentenced by U.S. District

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  • Michigan State to pay $500 million to Nassar sex abuse victims
    Reuters

    Michigan State to pay $500 million to Nassar sex abuse victims

    (Reuters) – Hundreds of women sexually abused by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have tentatively agreed to a $500 million settlement with Michigan State University, Nassar’s former employer, attorneys for both sides said on Wednesday. The deal calls for the school to pay $425 million to

  • Reuters

    U.S. charges New York fund manager with Belize airport scam

    A New York investment manager was arrested on Wednesday and charged with fraudulently raising about $21.9 million that he told his investors would be used to build an international airport in Belize, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Brent Borland, a principal at Borland Capital Group, was accused

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  • Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in prison for quadruple murders
    Reuters

    Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in prison for quadruple murders

    One of two Pennsylvania men charged in the killings of four young men lured to a farm with the promise of marijuana was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder, while the other suspect rejected a plea deal. Shackled and wearing an orange jump suit in a Doylestown, Pennsylvania

  • Reuters

    Turkey says U.S. ruling on Turkish banker illegitimate, not credible

    Turkey said on Wednesday a U.S. court’s sentencing of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a banker at the Turkish state-controlled Halkbank , to 32 months in prison was not legitimate or credible due to what it said were fake evidence and incorrect statements during the trial. A U.S. judge sentenced Atilla on

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  • Reuters

    Airlines must continue to accept service animals: U.S. agency

    The U.S. Transportation Department told U.S. airlines on Tuesday that they must continue to allow the transport of the most common service animals, but said it was asking for public comment about amending its existing regulations. There are growing concerns among airlines about passengers bringing aboard

  • Power outages linger as U.S. Northeast recovers from deadly storm
    Reuters

    Power outages linger as U.S. Northeast recovers from deadly storm

    A violent spring storm that killed at least five people in the northeastern United States downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power on Wednesday. By daybreak, more than 370,000 residents were without power in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania

  • Most U.S. teachers spend own money on school supplies: survey
    Reuters

    Most U.S. teachers spend own money on school supplies: survey

    Ninety-four percent of U.S. public school teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement, according to a Department of Education survey on Tuesday that follows protests by educators who are asking for more pay and funding. Teachers in the 2014-15 school year on average spent

  • U.S. Northeast storms kill two, snarl transport, cause power outages
    Reuters

    U.S. Northeast storms kill two, snarl transport, cause power outages

    (Reuters) – Powerful storms carrying high winds, torrential rain and hail slammed heavily populated parts of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, knocking over trees that killed two people, snarling transport and causing widespread power outages. An 11-year-old girl was killed on Tuesday afternoon when strong

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  • Ash cloud from Hawaii volcano sparks red alert for aviation
    Reuters

    Ash cloud from Hawaii volcano sparks red alert for aviation

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Explosions intensified on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Tuesday, spewing ash and triggering a red alert for aircraft for the first time since the latest eruption began 12 days ago. Ash and volcanic smog, or vog, as it is called, rose to 12,000 feet (

  • Reuters

    California judge tosses state’s physician-assisted suicide law

    A California judge on Tuesday overturned the state’s physician-assisted suicide statute, ruling that lawmakers did not have the authority to pass it during a special session convened to take up healthcare legislation. While the ruling by a Riverside County Superior Court judge was tentative, giving

  • Reuters

    Man accused in Maryland workplace shooting convicted in Delaware shooting

    A New Castle County, Delaware, jury found Radee Prince, 38, guilty of attempted manslaughter, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, reckless endangering in the first degree, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and resisting arrest, Carl Kanefsky, a Delaware Department of Justice

  • U.S.  judges weigh fate of program protecting young immigrants
    Reuters

    U.S. judges weigh fate of program protecting young immigrants

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals must rule on whether to uphold a lower court’s nationwide injunction ordering the government to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in place while litigation challenging its termination proceeds. The administration of President Donald

  • Cyber attack delays Atlanta mayor's first budget pitch
    Reuters

    Cyber attack delays Atlanta mayor’s first budget pitch

    Atlanta’s 2019 budget process has been delayed by a March cyber attack that scrambled a swath of government data, temporarily closing courts, halting bill payments and slowing other key services in the most devastating “ransomware” assault on a major U.S. city, a city spokesperson said

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  • Reuters

    Golf: Former PGA Player of the Year Ford dies at 95

    (Reuters) – Two-times major champion Doug Ford died in Florida on Monday night at the age of 95, the PGA Tour announced.

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  • Storms slam U.S. Northeast, snarling transport and causing power outages
    Reuters

    Storms slam U.S. Northeast, snarling transport and causing power outages

    The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning from Maryland to New Hampshire. There were nearly 50 reports of hail in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, it said. A tornado was spotted in Sullivan, in northern New York, but there were no reports of damage

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  • Reuters

    Man accused in Maryland workplace shooting convicted in Delaware shooting

    A New Castle County, Delaware, jury found Radee Prince, 38, guilty of attempted manslaughter, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, reckless endangering in the first degree, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and resisting arrest, Carl Kanefsky, a U.S. Department of Justice spokesman

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  • Sports fans wager Supreme Court ruling won't ruin their fun
    Reuters

    Sports fans wager Supreme Court ruling won’t ruin their fun

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sports fans on Monday shrugged off a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could open the door to legalize sports betting, saying it would likely have little impact on baseball, basketball and football games already subject to off-the-books gambling. The nation’

  • U.S. judge refuses to dismiss ex-Trump aide Manafort's criminal case
    Reuters

    U.S. judge refuses to dismiss ex-Trump aide Manafort’s criminal case

    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge dealt President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort a major blow on Tuesday by refusing to dismiss criminal charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, after Manafort claimed that Mueller’s probe has run amok and

  • Ash threatens Hawaii communities after volcano explosions
    Reuters

    Ash threatens Hawaii communities after volcano explosions

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Rockfalls and explosions at the summit of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano shot ash into the air on Tuesday as residents for the first time in the 12-day eruption got text messages from county officials warning them the ash could cause eye and breathing irritation

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  • Groups sue to stop Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban
    Reuters

    Groups sue to stop Iowa’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban

    (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union’s Iowa branch said they sued on Tuesday to stop a state law that would impose the strictest abortion limits in the United States from taking effect. Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature voted last month to outlaw abortion

  • U.S. state lawsuits against Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic mount
    Reuters

    U.S. state lawsuits against Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic mount

    Litigation against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is intensifying as six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. U.S. state attorneys general

  • New York nanny sentenced to life for murdering children in her care
    Reuters

    New York nanny sentenced to life for murdering children in her care

    A New York nanny convicted of fatally stabbing two young children in her care was sentenced on Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a crime that has been described as every parent’s nightmare. In a case that drew national headlines, Yoselyn Ortega, 56, was found guilty

  • Reuters

    Oklahoma woman sought in stabbing of daughter, endangering another

    Taheera Ahmad, 39, began stabbing her 11-year daughter on Monday evening after binding and gagging all three of her girls at their home in Tulsa, police said. During the stabbing, the middle daughter, a nine-year-old, escaped to an aunt’s house nearby with the help of her eight-year-old sister,

  • Family of Waffle House victim in Nashville sues accused shooter's father
    Reuters

    Family of Waffle House victim in Nashville sues accused shooter’s father

    In a complaint dated Monday, the family of Joe Perez said Jeffrey Reinking “voluntarily” gave weapons to his son Travis, despite having promised the sheriff’s office in Tazewell County, Illinois, where the Reinkings live, he would not because the state had revoked Travis’ right to own

  • U.S. agency seeks new authority to disable threatening drones
    Reuters

    U.S. agency seeks new authority to disable threatening drones

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Homeland Security Department on Tuesday told Congress that the agency needs new legal authority to track threatening drones and disable or destroy them if necessary. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate Homeland Security Committee

  • Republican senator says EPA chief must slow refinery waivers or resign
    Reuters

    Republican senator says EPA chief must slow refinery waivers or resign

    By Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday said Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt must scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries, or else he will join other lawmakers calling for Pruitt’s resignation.

  • Reuters

    Baltimore’s top cop quits after getting hit with federal tax charges

    A national search is underway to find a replacement, Pugh said. Deputy Commissioner Gary Tuggle will step in as acting commissioner, becoming Baltimore’s fourth commissioner in less than three years. Pugh had said on Thursday that she had “full confidence” in De Sousa despite the tax

  • Most U.S. teachers spend own money on school supplies: survey
    Reuters

    Most U.S. teachers spend own money on school supplies: survey

    Ninety-four percent of U.S. public school teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement, according to a Department of Education survey on Tuesday that follows protests by educators who are asking for more pay and funding. Teachers in the 2014-15 school year on average spent

  • Lava threatens Hawaii exit routes, could spur more evacuations
    Reuters

    Lava threatens Hawaii exit routes, could spur more evacuations

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Lava flowing from giant rips in the earth on the flank of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano threatened highways on Monday, raising the possibility officials may order thousands more people to evacuate before escape routes are cut off. Lava from a huge

  • Reuters

    Small quake shakes buildings in Oakland, California

    (Reuters) – A small 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Oakland, California on Monday evening, a Reuters witness and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. There were no immediate signs of damage from the quake, said Reuters witnesses in both Oakland and San Francisco. The quake struck about

  • U.S. joins whistleblower case against Insys over kickbacks
    Reuters

    U.S. joins whistleblower case against Insys over kickbacks

    It adds firepower to the civil litigation as Insys tries to resolve a federal probe into its marketing of Subsys, a spray form of fentanyl. Six U.S. states – California, Colorado, Indiana, New York, North Carolina and Virginia – also joined whistleblower litigation against Insys, according to the filing

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  • Prosecutors dismiss criminal charge against Missouri governor
    Reuters

    Prosecutors dismiss criminal charge against Missouri governor

    St. Louis prosecutors on Monday dismissed the criminal invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens before his trial got under way but said they would refile the case, which grew out of a sex scandal involving the governor. The office of Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis

  • Illinois proposes reinstating death penalty for mass murder, police killings
    Reuters

    Illinois proposes reinstating death penalty for mass murder, police killings

    Rauner, a Republican, said it would bolster public safety, adding defendants in death penalty cases would be tried using a higher standard for determining guilt. Faulty prosecutions and a heavily publicized exoneration led then Republican Illinois Governor George Ryan in 2000 to impose a 10-year execution

  • Gap apologizes for selling T-shirt with 'incorrect map' of China
    Reuters

    Gap apologizes for selling T-shirt with ‘incorrect map’ of China

    U.S. retailer Gap Inc apologized on Monday for selling a T-shirt which it said had an incorrect map of China, adding it would implement “rigorous reviews” to prevent a repeat mistake. The apology came after a person posted pictures of the T-shirt on Chinese social media network Weibo, saying

  • Reuters

    New Jersey’s long bet on sports wagering finally pays off

    Within hours of the high court’s decision, New Jersey lawmakers said they had introduced measures to begin building the framework for regulating legal sports betting. New Jersey first tried to legalize sports betting in 2012 during then Governor Chris Christie’s first term.

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  • Musk says 'thorough reorganization' underway at Tesla
    Reuters

    Musk says ‘thorough reorganization’ underway at Tesla

    Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk told employees on Monday the company was undergoing a “thorough reorganization” as it contends with production problems, senior staff departures and recent crashes involving its electric cars. In his email to staff, Musk said Tesla was “flattening the management

  • Prosecutors dismiss criminal charge against Missouri governor
    Reuters

    Prosecutors dismiss criminal charge against Missouri governor

    (Reuters) – St. Louis prosecutors on Monday dismissed the criminal invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, ending a widely anticipated trial for the state’s top politician related to a sex scandal before the jury was even selected. Prosecutors said they dropped the charge

  • Illinois proposes reinstating death penalty for mass murder, police killings
    Reuters

    Illinois proposes reinstating death penalty for mass murder, police killings

    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Monday he is seeking to reinstate the death penalty for mass murder and killing a police officer, a move that comes when capital punishment nationwide is at lows not seen for about a quarter century. Rauner, a Republican, said it would bolster public safety, adding

  • U.S. EPA chief Pruitt asked for 24/7 security from Day One: watchdog
    Reuters

    U.S. EPA chief Pruitt asked for 24/7 security from Day One: watchdog

    (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt requested and received around-the-clock security from his first day in office in 2017, the agency’s watchdog on Monday told a lawmaker questioning Pruitt’s expensive security detail. Prior EPA administrators have not had blanket

  • Access roads at risk, Hawaii volcano could spur more evacuations
    Reuters

    Access roads at risk, Hawaii volcano could spur more evacuations

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Lava flowing from giant rips in the earth on the flank of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano threatened highways on Monday, raising the possibility that officials will order thousands more residents to evacuate before access routes are cut off. Since May 3 when

  • Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition, in hospital
    Reuters

    Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition, in hospital

    By James Oliphant and Julie Steenhuysen BETHESDA, Maryland/CHICAGO (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, underwent a surgical procedure on Monday to treat a benign kidney condition and will remain at Walter Reed medical center for the rest of the week, the first lady’s office

  • U.S. high court paves way for states to legalize sports betting
    Reuters

    U.S. high court paves way for states to legalize sports betting

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for states to legalize sports gambling, striking down a 1992 federal law that barred it in most places and setting off a rush by businesses and states to cash in on an expected multibillion-dollar jackpot. The

  • Gaming investors eye jackpot from U.S. sports betting ruling
    Reuters

    Gaming investors eye jackpot from U.S. sports betting ruling

    Shares in gaming and casino companies jumped on Monday, led by Scientific Games Corp , as investors wagered on new business opportunities for the industry after the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for states to legalize sports betting. The ruling endorsed New Jersey’s bid to allow sports betting

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  • Reuters

    Puerto Rico bondholders offer debt deal, snubbed by oversight board

    An offer by Puerto Rico’s biggest bondholder groups to settle a dispute covering about half the bankrupt U.S. territory’s $71.5 billion in bond debt appeared dead on arrival on Monday, rejected by the island’s federal financial oversight board. It is a sign, though, that mediation to resolve

  • U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's conviction
    Reuters

    U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate’s conviction

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Louisiana death row inmate’s conviction for a 2008 triple murder, finding that his lawyer violated the man’s constitutional rights by ignoring his objections and telling jurors the defendant killed the victims. The court ruled 6-3 that Robert McCoy

  • Reuters

    U.S. diplomat involved in fatal accident allowed to leave Pakistan

    An American diplomat, who was initially barred from leaving the country after being involved in a fatal traffic accident, has left Pakistan, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Monday. “We can confirm that the American diplomat who was involved in a tragic car accident on April 7 in Islamabad

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  • Colorado rangers kill bear suspected of mauling child
    Reuters

    Colorado rangers kill bear suspected of mauling child

    Wildlife rangers in Colorado on Monday shot and killed a black bear suspected of attacking and trying to drag off a five-year-old girl from her yard. “When she went outside to investigate, she witnessed a large black bear dragging her … daughter,” the Colorado Parks and Wildlife agency said

  • Reuters

    Gaming investors eye jackpot from U.S. sports betting ruling

    By Sinéad Carew (Reuters) – Shares in gaming and casino companies jumped on Monday, led by Scientific Games Corp, as investors wagered on new business opportunities for the industry after the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for states to legalize sports betting. The ruling endorsed New Jersey’

  • Reuters

    Man in Philadelphia police shooting gets up to 97 years in prison

    Edward Archer approached Jesse Hartnett, who was sat in his police car at the time, shortly before midnight on Jan. 7, 2016, and fired a handgun 11 times, hitting the officer three times in the arm. In February, a jury found Archer, 33, guilty of attempted murder and aggravated assault, among other

  • U.S. Memorial Day travel to rise for fourth straight year: AAA
    Reuters

    U.S. Memorial Day travel to rise for fourth straight year: AAA

    U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and airports this Memorial Day Weekend by the largest numbers in more than a decade, despite the highest gasoline prices in four years, the nation’s largest automotive advocacy group said on Monday. More than 41.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles (80

  • Huge fissure opens on Hawaiian volcano; some defy evacuation order
    Reuters

    Huge fissure opens on Hawaiian volcano; some defy evacuation order

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – A massive new fissure opened on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech on Sunday as it threatened nearby homes within a zone where authorities had just ordered an evacuation. The fissure, a vivid gouge

  • Huge fissures open on Hawaiian volcano, some defy evacuation order
    Reuters

    Huge fissures open on Hawaiian volcano, some defy evacuation order

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Two new fissures opened on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech on Sunday, threatening nearby homes and prompting authorities to order new evacuations. One new fissure from Sunday morning was a vivid

  • Trump says wants a government funding deal before August break
    Reuters

    Trump says wants a government funding deal before August break

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Congress must have a deal to fund the federal government before the summer break in August or lawmakers would have to stay in Washington. In a tweet, Trump also said the funding bill should include money to build a wall on the border with Mexico. “

  • Parkland students meet with Waffle House hero
    Reuters

    Parkland students meet with Waffle House hero

    James Shaw Jr., a 29-year-old electrician, became a media star after overpowering a gunman who killed four people at a Tennessee Waffle House outlet in Nashville to save the lives of more customers. The youths formed a national movement called ‘March For Our Lives’, which has challenged lawmakers

  • U.S. rolls back protections for transgender prison inmates
    Reuters

    U.S. rolls back protections for transgender prison inmates

    An inmate’s biological sex will now be used to make the initial decision as to where transgender prisoners are housed, instead of the gender to which they identify, according to a change in guidelines announced on Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The move, decried by transgender rights advocates

  • Hawaii braces for worse lava flows from erupting volcano
    Reuters

    Hawaii braces for worse lava flows from erupting volcano

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – More destructive lava flows could soon hit Hawaii’s Big Island as the Kilauea volcano erupts, posing a greater threat than oozing magma that has so far destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands to evacuate, scientists said. As a lava lake at Kilauea

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    U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska

    (Reuters) – Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday. The Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers flew into a so-called Air Defense Identification Zone located about 200 miles off Alaska’s west coast, at about 10 a.m. EST (1400

  • Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship
    Reuters

    Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship

    Immigrants from Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador and other countries who were given protected status to live in the United States should have a path to citizenship, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told National Public Radio on Friday. Kelly said many of those with temporary protected status, or TPS

  • NRA sues New York governor, regulator for 'blacklisting campaign'
    Reuters

    NRA sues New York governor, regulator for ‘blacklisting campaign’

    Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) aimed to deprive the NRA of its right to “speak freely about gun-related issues and defend the Second Amendment,” the group said in the suit, referring to part of the U.S. Constitution that protects the right of Americans

  • California boy, 14, shoots high school student
    Reuters

    California boy, 14, shoots high school student

    A 14-year-old boy shot and wounded a student at a Southern California high school on Friday before fleeing the scene and being arrested at a supermarket by an off-duty police officer, law enforcement officials said. The victim, a 15-year-old student at Highland High School in Palmdale, about 60 miles

  • Reuters

    Jury recommends life sentence for Oklahoma teen who killed his family

    The Tulsa County District Court jury that found Michael Bever, 19, guilty of five counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday returned with its sentencing decision after deliberating for at least two hours on Friday, Keli Blanchett, executive assistant for Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler

  • Reuters

    Former energy executive pleads guilty over hire of ex-New York governor’s aide

    A former New York energy company executive on Friday pleaded guilty to hiring the wife of a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in an effort to cultivate a relationship with the aide and lying to his company about it, two months after a jury could not reach a verdict. Peter Galbraith Kelly

  • Takata's defective air bags linked to 278 injuries in U.S.: Senator
    Reuters

    Takata’s defective air bags linked to 278 injuries in U.S.: Senator

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered the first recall in 2015, but Nelson said as of March 30 some 16.4 million unrepaired inflators remain in vehicles on the highways. Florida had the highest number of injuries in the United States related to the inflators, according to the statement

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  • McCain's daughter slams White House aide's 'he's dying' comments
    Reuters

    McCain’s daughter slams White House aide’s ‘he’s dying’ comments

    By Justin Mitchell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, on Friday questioned how the aide who disparaged her ailing father during a White House meeting still has a job there. Kelly Sadler, a White House communications aide, dismissed Senator McCain

  • U.S. court revives challenge to Seattle's Uber, Lyft union law
    Reuters

    U.S. court revives challenge to Seattle’s Uber, Lyft union law

    A U.S. appeals court on Friday revived a leading business group’s challenge to a Seattle law, the first of its kind, that would allow drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft to unionize. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the city did

  • Trump urges automakers to build more vehicles in U.S., blasts NAFTA
    Reuters

    Trump urges automakers to build more vehicles in U.S., blasts NAFTA

    President Donald Trump on Friday pressed automakers to build more vehicles in the United States and launched a fresh attack on the North American Free Trade Agreement that has benefited them, while the companies urged him to work with California to keep nationwide U.S. vehicle emissions standards. CEOs

  • Hawaii residents shaken by tremors, brace for new lava outbreaks
    Reuters

    Hawaii residents shaken by tremors, brace for new lava outbreaks

    By Karin Stanton PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Dozens of tremors rattled residents on Hawaii’s Big Island on Friday as molten rock from Kilauea volcano flowed under an area where homes have already been destroyed by fiery lava geysers. Fifteen large cracks or fissures have opened on the eastern flank

  • Reuters

    Ex-CIA contractor pleads guilty to retaining classified information

    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former contractor for the U.S. CIA pleaded guilty on Friday for removing and retaining classified information from his government office and later lying about it to federal investigators, the Justice Department said. Reynaldo B. Regis, 53, of Fort Washington

  • Scooter-sharing comes to Washington after speed bumps elsewhere
    Reuters

    Scooter-sharing comes to Washington after speed bumps elsewhere

    So many Washingtonians are gliding the final few blocks of their commutes on motorized scooters that a new sharing program cannot keep up with rush-hour demand. San Francisco and Austin, the capital of Texas, say they have seized hundreds of scooters after careless customers routinely dumped them on

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  • Reuters

    Fiat Chrysler CEO says company may ‘redirect’ Mexican auto exports

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Friday proposed changes to automotive rules by the U.S. government may prompt the Italian-American automaker to shift exports of the company’s Mexican-made vehicles. Marchionne told

  • Reuters

    Yale says ‘committed to equity and inclusion’ after napping black student incident

    Peter Salovey said the New Haven, Connecticut, university would continue to work to prevent and address discrimination through education and reporting. “I am writing today to affirm Yale’s commitment to equity and inclusion on our campus,” he said in a statement to students and staff. On

  • Reuters

    Baltimore’s top cop charged with failing to file taxes

    Darryl De Sousa, who has headed the 3,100-strong department since January, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of failure to file an individual tax return in 2013, 2014 and 2015, prosecutors in Maryland said in a statement. De Sousa, 53, admitted that he had not filed federal or state taxes for

  • Reuters

    Los Angeles to pay $2 million in police killing of homeless man

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    Reuters

    Speaker Paul Ryan eyes immigration bill before November elections

    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he wants a bipartisan immigration bill enacted before November congressional elections by addressing young illegal “Dreamer” immigrants as well as border security issues. Ryan has previously expressed support for helping Dreamers

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    Reuters

    Golden State Killer charged with four more murders

    Joseph DeAngelo, 72, who was once a police officer in the California towns of Exeter and Auburn, was charged last month in Sacramento with eight murders during a crime spree in the 1970s and ’80s. Over the past 16 days since the Sacramento charges were filed, the Santa Barbara county district attorney

  • Trump administration to reconsider housing bias protections
    Reuters

    Trump administration to reconsider housing bias protections

    President Donald Trump’s administration signaled on Thursday it may reverse housing anti-discrimination protections established under Democratic former President Barack Obama that exposed companies to a broad range of legal claims under federal law. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Reuters

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  • Reuters

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    Ex-Illinois congressman sentenced to prison on tax charges

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  • Reuters

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    Reuters

    Toxic gas alert for Hawaii eruption; new areas at risk

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  • Reuters

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    Reuters

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    Reuters

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    Reuters

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    Reuters

    Concerns over U.S. court backlog grow with rising border prosecutions

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    Reuters

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    Reuters

    Concerns over U.S. court backlog grow with rising border prosecutions

    By Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – At the height of President Barack Obama’s crackdown on illegal crossings from Mexico seven years ago, San Diego’s federal courts were so clogged that immigrants arrested near the border sometimes slept on the floor of border

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    Reuters

    Former New England mob boss murdered witness in 1993: U.S. prosecutor

    A former New England mob boss and an associate in 1993 murdered a Boston nightclub manager they suspected of cooperating with investigators, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday at the start of their trial. Frank “Cadillac” Salemme, 84, and Paul Weadick, 63, participated in the slaying of

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  • CalSTRS opts to engage assault weapon retailers, not immediate divestment
    Reuters

    CalSTRS opts to engage assault weapon retailers, not immediate divestment

    The pension fund has already divested from firearms manufacturers, but the board said that with retailers, it preferred to take a high-profile engagement strategy. “Unlike other CalSTRS engagements, where our staff practices quiet diplomacy, this plan advances a more public approach, to leverage the

  • Reuters

    U.S. safety board probes fatal Tesla accident in Florida

    The NTSB said it was sending a team of four to investigate Tuesday’s crash of a 2014 Tesla Model S that was reportedly traveling at high speed when it struck a wall and caught fire. The agency said it does not believe the Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system will be part of the investigation

  • Massachusetts man stole Warhol paintings, sold fakes: prosecutors
    Reuters

    Massachusetts man stole Warhol paintings, sold fakes: prosecutors

    A Massachusetts man was arrested on Wednesday and accused by federal prosecutors of stealing two Andy Warhol paintings from a former college classmate and then using them to produce knockoffs that he sold on eBay. Brian Walshe, 43, sold two forged Warhols to the owner of a Los Angeles gallery for $80,000

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  • Reuters

    Explosion in Hawaii volcano could be first of larger blasts

    (Reuters) – A fairly large explosion in Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano on Wednesday is likely the first of a series of larger explosions that could begin to throw rocks from and ash from the crater, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A small earthquake may have caused rockfalls into the crater

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  • Reuters

    California becomes first U.S. state to require solar panels on new homes

    By Sebastien Malo and Nichola Groom NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Builders in California will be required to fit solar panels on most new homes from 2020 under new building standards adopted on Wednesday, a move that is the first in the United States and could provide a big boost

  • Reuters

    U.S. consumer watchdog sidelines student loan office: memo

    A top U.S. consumer finance watchdog will eliminate its office meant to field student loan complaints and fold it into a broader financial education office, according to an email to agency staff on Wednesday seen by Reuters. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) office of Students &

  • Reuters

    Mind games: North Korean detention may have scarred U.S. prisoners

    Three Americans released from North Korean captivity on Wednesday are at risk of a range of symptoms, from crippling anxiety to severe depression, as a result of the trauma experienced during their imprisonment. Half a dozen experts told Reuters the men could suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could see explosive eruptions: U.S. agency
    Reuters

    Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could see explosive eruptions: U.S. agency

    (Reuters) – There is a growing chance of explosive eruptions of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in coming weeks that could shoot rocks for miles and cause ashfall for dozens of miles, the U.S.

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