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13 June May 2018

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  • Justice Dept watchdog to release report on FBI decisions on Clinton probe
    Reuters

    Justice Dept watchdog to release report on FBI decisions on Clinton probe

    The U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog will release a long-awaited report on Thursday on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe that she said contributed to her 2016 presidential election loss to Republican Donald Trump. The report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz

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  • Man behind plan to split up California likes chances in November vote
    Reuters

    Man behind plan to split up California likes chances in November vote

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Venture capitalist Tim Draper, fresh off an attention-grabbing victory getting a proposal onto the November ballot to split California into three states, said on Wednesday he was confident voters ill-served by their government would embrace the plan. California

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  • Alaska taps cherished oil fund to pay state expenses
    Reuters

    Alaska taps cherished oil fund to pay state expenses

    Alaska will dip into its cherished oil wealth fund to pay for state government operations for the first time since the fund was set up in the 1970s. Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation on Wednesday allowing the state to use earnings from the $65 billion Alaska Permanent Fund to help pay the state’

  • Minnesota online sensation raccoon captured atop skyscraper
    Reuters

    Minnesota online sensation raccoon captured atop skyscraper

    By Brendan O’Brien (Reuters) – A raccoon that climbed to the top of a 25-story St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday was captured after becoming a star on the web, where it won the hearts of followers across the United States and around the globe. “After a delicious meal of soft

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  • U.S. groups sue Trump administration over water protections
    Reuters

    U.S. groups sue Trump administration over water protections

    (Reuters) – Environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday challenging moves they say weaken protections for rivers, wetlands and other waterways. The actions follow an executive order by President Donald Trump in February 2017 that directed the Environmental Protection Agency to work

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  • Bookmaker William Hill 'inundated' by U.S. sports teams seeking sponsorship: CEO
    Reuters

    Bookmaker William Hill ‘inundated’ by U.S. sports teams seeking sponsorship: CEO

    Since the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in May that flung open the doors to legal sports wagering across the country, the company has been “inundated” with emails and phone calls from teams looking to do sponsorship deals, said Joseph Asher, CEO of William Hill U.S. Asher’s remarks

  • Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sexual assault case against Sylvester Stallone
    Reuters

    Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sexual assault case against Sylvester Stallone

    Los Angeles prosecutors said on Wednesday that their sex crimes team was reviewing a case against “Rocky” actor Sylvester Stallone. Los Angeles District Attorney’s office spokesman Greg Risling did not give details but said the case was presented by police in the California beach city

  • Exclusive: Half of Americans back Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll
    Reuters

    Exclusive: Half of Americans back Trump’s handling of North Korea – Reuters/Ipsos poll

    By Mary Milliken and Chris Kahn WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according

  • Gusty winds persist, spreading fires in western U.S.
    Reuters

    Gusty winds persist, spreading fires in western U.S.

    (Reuters) – Prime conditions for wildfires prevailed again on Wednesday in the western United States, where firefighters are battling to gain control over several large blazes that have forced the evacuation of more than 4,400 homes. The largest and most threatening blaze, the 416 Fire, has scorched

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  • Reuters

    After winning Brexit compromise, UK’s pro-EU rebels fear betrayal

    Pro-EU lawmakers threatened on Wednesday to withdraw their support for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy if she does not follow through on concessions they thought they had been promised. On Tuesday, rebels in May’s party who want parliament to have more say over the final outcome

  • Reuters

    VW to give up to $1,000 payments to polluting diesel owners in Vermont, Arizona

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG is paying owners of polluting diesel-powered vehicles up to $1,000 in additional payments to settle state lawsuits in Vermont, the state’s attorney general said on Wednesday. VW agreed to a $6.5 million settlement with Vermont to resolve

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  • Minnesota online sensation raccoon captured atop skyscraper
    Reuters

    Minnesota online sensation raccoon captured atop skyscraper

    (Reuters) – A raccoon that climbed to the top of a 25-story St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday was captured after becoming a star on the web, where it won the hearts of followers across the United States and around the globe.

  • Irish PM says EU needs decisions from UK, not internal debate
    Reuters

    Irish PM says EU needs decisions from UK, not internal debate

    The British government needs to move on from internal debates and make choices about what it wants from Brexit, and must acknowledge that it cannot have its cake and eat it, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday. Varadkar made the comments as British Prime Minister Theresa May attempted

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  • U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts
    Reuters

    U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts

    In the following months, thousands of FEMA reservists, who account for about half of the agency’s disaster-response personnel, would descend on Florida, Puerto Rico, California and elsewhere to help recovery efforts after an unprecedented string of natural disasters. About 500 reservists, or one

  • Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closure
    Reuters

    Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closure

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Firefighters battled to gain control over several large wildfires in Colorado on Tuesday, including two blazes at opposite ends of the state that have prompted the evacuation of more than 3,500 homes and the closure of a national forest. The largest and most threatening

  • Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb' tweet mystifies China
    Reuters

    Ivanka Trump’s ‘Chinese proverb’ tweet mystifies China

    China’s social media has been abuzz with debate over the origin of the quote, screenshots of which have been widely shared among users on mainland China since Tuesday. Twitter is banned in China. One user on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, said the saying originated from Irish playwright

  • Thousands of U.S. asylum claims in doubt after Sessions' decision
    Reuters

    Thousands of U.S. asylum claims in doubt after Sessions’ decision

    New limitations on asylum imposed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could invalidate tens of thousands of pending claims brought by women, children and men fleeing violence in their home countries, according to immigration attorneys. At least 230,000 of the 711,000 cases before U.S. immigration

  • Suspect in deadly Florida standoff had stockpiled guns: police
    Reuters

    Suspect in deadly Florida standoff had stockpiled guns: police

    A convicted felon found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Orlando, Florida apartment alongside the bodies of four children after a standoff in which he shot a police officer had stockpiled an arsenal of guns, police said on Tuesday. Officers who stormed a three-bedroom unit at the Westbrook

  • Dancing FBI agent whose gun went off faces charges
    Reuters

    Dancing FBI agent whose gun went off faces charges

    An off-duty FBI agent who accidentally shot a man at a Denver bar after doing a dance floor backflip was charged on Tuesday with second-degree assault, prosecutors said. Chase Bishop, 29, turned himself into police and was booked into the Denver County jail on a single felony count, Denver District

  • Reuters

    Ex-N.Y. lawmaker pleads guilty to defrauding federal disaster agency

    A former New York state lawmaker pleaded guilty on Tuesday to defrauding a federal disaster relief agency out of aid money meant for victims of Hurricane Sandy and pressuring witnesses to lie to authorities, prosecutors said. Former Assemblywoman Pamela Harris, 57, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire

  • Thousands of U.S. asylum claims in doubt after Sessions' decision
    Reuters

    Thousands of U.S. asylum claims in doubt after Sessions’ decision

    New limitations on asylum imposed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could invalidate tens of thousands of pending claims brought by women, children and men fleeing violence in their home countries, according to immigration attorneys. At least 230,000 of the 711,000 cases before U.S. immigration

  • Trump economic adviser Kudlow to stay in hospital after heart attack
    Reuters

    Trump economic adviser Kudlow to stay in hospital after heart attack

    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, a staunch defender of President Donald Trump’s tough stance on global trade, will remain in a Washington-area hospital but was expected to “make a full and speedy” recovery after suffering a heart attack, the White House said on Tuesday. Kudlow

  • Reuters

    Missouri businessman sentenced to 10 years for payday lending scheme

    A Kansas City, Missouri businessman was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday after he was found guilty running a $220 million payday lending scheme that charged illegally high interest rates and signed up borrowers without their consent, federal prosecutors said. Richard Moseley, 73, was sentenced

  • Minor explosion at Hawaii volcano spews more ash into the air
    Reuters

    Minor explosion at Hawaii volcano spews more ash into the air

    (Reuters) – A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano shot more ash high into the atmosphere, putting communities in the southern part of the Big Island at risk, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The volcano, which has been erupting since early May, has sent occasional columns

  • Virginia battle highlights U.S. Congress primary elections in 5 states
    Reuters

    Virginia battle highlights U.S. Congress primary elections in 5 states

    By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Voters in five U.S. states went to the polls on Tuesday to pick candidates for November’s midterm elections, with a battle among Virginia Democrats for the right to challenge an endangered congressional Republican topping the slate of party primaries. In

  • Democrats aim to mobilize African-American base, win back white moderates
    Reuters

    Democrats aim to mobilize African-American base, win back white moderates

    By Caren Bohan JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) – Walking through his law office in Jackson, Mississippi, Mike Espy shows off a framed award from the National Rifle Association recognizing his pro-gun votes in Congress. Now running for U.S. Senate, Espy calls himself a free-trader, a budget-cutter, a job-creator

  • Reuters

    U.S. electricity commission sees no emergency in power market

    All five members of the panel that regulates the U.S. power grid indicated at a Senate hearing on Tuesday there was no emergency in the country’s electricity markets, potentially undermining efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to save ailing coal and nuclear plants through subsidies

  • Union leaders to meet General Electric in bid to save Virginia jobs
    Reuters

    Union leaders to meet General Electric in bid to save Virginia jobs

    Union leaders plan to meet with General Electric Co on Wednesday in a bid to avert closure of a Virginia factory that makes controls for GE’s power plants, the company and the union said on Tuesday. General Electric said last week that it intends to cease manufacturing at the facility and eliminate

  • Reuters

    Florida residents back home as hostage standoff ends with murders, suicide

    Residents of a Florida apartment complex returned to their homes on Tuesday, hours after a man ended a daylong standoff with police by shooting an officer, killing four children and taking his own life. The apartments were evacuated as police prepared to move in on the second-floor unit in Orlando.

  • Reuters

    Ex-Chemours employee pleads guilty in U.S. trade secrets case

    Jerry Jindong Xu, who moved from China in 2011 and was employed by DuPont before the U.S. conglomerate spun off Chemours in 2015, entered his plea on Friday in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, prosecutors said. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of no more than

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  • U.S. attorney general curbs asylum for immigrant victims of violence
    Reuters

    U.S. attorney general curbs asylum for immigrant victims of violence

    By Reade Levinson and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned a grant of asylum to a Salvadoran domestic abuse victim, potentially excluding immigrants seeking refuge from sexual, gang and other forms of violence in their home countries. Sessions

  • Attorney General Sessions limits asylum for domestic violence victims
    Reuters

    Attorney General Sessions limits asylum for domestic violence victims

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who had been raped and beaten by her former husband. The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home

  • Significant rain for Colorado wildfire unlikely until weekend: NWS
    Reuters

    Significant rain for Colorado wildfire unlikely until weekend: NWS

    Temperatures would reach the mid 80s Fahrenheit (around 30 Celsius) and winds up to 25 miles (40 km) an hour on Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service said. Slight rains could occur on Thursday, but more substantial rainfall to help tamp down the blaze is not likely until the weekend, Michael Charnick, a

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  • Massachusetts sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma, executives
    Reuters

    Massachusetts sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma, executives

    Massachusetts on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of illegally promoting the use of opioids, and became the first state to sue the drugmaker’s executives and directors to hold them responsible as well. The lawsuit, brought by Massachusetts Attorney General

  • U.S. opens inquiry into gynecologist scandal at University of Southern California
    Reuters

    U.S. opens inquiry into gynecologist scandal at University of Southern California

    The U.S. Education Department has opened an investigation into how the University of Southern California handled complaints that a longtime campus health clinic gynecologist sexually harassed or abused his patients during pelvic examinations. The agency’s Office for Civil Rights will examine USC

  • Orlando rally marks second anniversary of nightclub mass shooting
    Reuters

    Orlando rally marks second anniversary of nightclub mass shooting

    Hundreds of protesters, including survivors from two of Florida’s deadliest modern mass shootings, staged a rally in Orlando on Monday to call for tougher firearms restrictions two years after a gunman killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub. The demonstration, held on the eve of the shooting anniversary

  • Trump economic adviser Kudlow in 'good' condition after heart attack
    Reuters

    Trump economic adviser Kudlow in ‘good’ condition after heart attack

    By Steve Holland SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, a staunch defender of President Donald Trump’s tough stance on global trade, was in good condition in a Washington-area hospital after suffering a heart attack, the White House said on Tuesday. Trump announced

  • Driving winds fan Colorado wildfire, 2,000 homes under evacuation
    Reuters

    Driving winds fan Colorado wildfire, 2,000 homes under evacuation

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Gusting winds and stubborn hot, dry weather in southwestern Colorado helped stoke a largely uncontrolled wildfire that grew by nearly a third to more than 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares) on Monday, with more than 2,000 homes under evacuation order. The 12-day-old conflagration

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  • Reuters

    Washington police say found no shooter in sweep of Justice Department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Police in Washington responded to reports of an active shooter at the Justice Department headquarters on Monday, but a spokeswoman said officers found no shooter in a sweep of the building.

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  • U.S. top court backs Ohio voter purge; Democrats blast ruling
    Reuters

    U.S. top court backs Ohio voter purge; Democrats blast ruling

    By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived Ohio’s contentious policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls in a ruling powered by the five conservative justices and denounced by liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor as an endorsement of the disenfranchisement

  • New Jersey governor's signature paves way for sports betting
    Reuters

    New Jersey governor’s signature paves way for sports betting

    “Our casinos in Atlantic City and our racetracks throughout our state can attract new business and new fans, boosting their own long-term financial prospects,” Murphy said in a statement. Monmouth Park Racetrack, where the U.S. unit of U.K.-based William Hill PLC has already built a sports

  • Rosenstein calls for global collaboration on crime amid trade tension
    Reuters

    Rosenstein calls for global collaboration on crime amid trade tension

    United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday called for global governments to “work together” on law enforcement, at a time when an escalating trade rift is pitting the United States against Canada and a number of Washington’s other close trade partners. Rosenstein said

  • Trump's coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers: cyber experts
    Reuters

    Trump’s coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers: cyber experts

    By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyber attacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers have a wide array of options for hitting electric infrastructure and nuclear

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    Three workers burned by acid at Exxon’s Baton Rouge complex

    Three contract workers were burned by sulfuric acid on Monday in the chemical plant at Exxon Mobil Corp’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refining and petrochemical complex, a state environmental spokesman said. “Three workers were injured by sulfuric acid,” said Louisiana Department of Environmental

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    U.S.-bound flight diverted to Ireland after security scare

    NEW YORK/DUBLIN (Reuters) – A United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago was diverted to Ireland’s Shannon Airport on Monday after a message perceived as a potential security concern was discovered on board, Irish police and airline officials said. The passengers of flight UA971 were in the process

  • Reuters

    New York in $1.2 billion settlement over housing authority: EPA

    New York City and its housing authority have reached a proposed settlement with U.S. government agencies on a consent degree requiring a federal monitor and $1.2 billion in capital spending over five years to remedy violations of basic health and safety rules, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Reuters

    Tennessee woman due in court after video shows grandchild in dog cage

    The viral video, which showed two kennels and another child by the car, led to an investigation after the Memphis Police Department received a complaint, according to police documents seen by Reuters. The children, aged 7 and 8, were in the backseat of the vehicle by the time the police found the woman

  • Ex-NY state senate leader, son fail to end corruption case
    Reuters

    Ex-NY state senate leader, son fail to end corruption case

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge let stand a corruption indictment against former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam, and refused to move next week’s retrial out of state despite their claim it would be too hard to find an impartial jury.

  • NYC housing agency agrees to lead cleanup under federal supervision
    Reuters

    NYC housing agency agrees to lead cleanup under federal supervision

    The agency overseeing public housing in New York City has reached a deal to settle claims by federal authorities that it failed for years to remedy toxic lead paint and other hazards, according to a filing in Manhattan federal court on Monday. Under terms of the settlement with Manhattan U.S. Attorney

  • Reuters

    Anadarko says monitoring Mozambique security situation

    Anadarko Petroleum Corp is closely monitoring the security situation in northern Mozambique, it said on Monday, after a spate of beheadings and attacks by suspected Islamist militants. “We take very seriously any potential threat to the safety of our employees and we continue to closely monitor

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    U.S. embassy warns citizens to consider leaving district in north Mozambique

    The U.S. embassy in Mozambique said Americans should consider leaving a northeastern district close to a major gas field as imminent attacks are likely after suspected Islamist militants beheaded 10 people and killed seven others since May. Any sign of militant activity is a concern for the country&

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  • Two ex-Penn West executives must face U.S. SEC fraud charges
    Reuters

    Two ex-Penn West executives must face U.S. SEC fraud charges

    A U.S. judge has ordered two former finance executives at Penn West Petroleum Ltd, now known as Obsidian Energy Ltd , to face regulatory charges that they helped engineer a multi-year accounting fraud to reduce the Canadian company’s operating expenses. In a decision made public on Monday, U.S.

  • Explosion at Hawaii volcano spews ash as lava flows into sea
    Reuters

    Explosion at Hawaii volcano spews ash as lava flows into sea

    A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea Volcano on Sunday sent ash spewing into the air, creating a driving hazard for roads on parts of the Big Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Lava fountains from a fissure in the volcano reached as high as 180 feet (55 meters) from

  • Reuters

    Moody’s cites ‘positive’ moves in new Illinois budget

    The fiscal 2019 Illinois budget enacted last week includes a voluntary pension buyout plan and a boost in school funding, which are credit-positive moves for the relatively low-rated state and its school districts, Moody’s Investors Service said on Monday. “The state’s buyout offer is credit

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  • Kate Spade items fly off virtual thrift shop shelves after designer's death
    Reuters

    Kate Spade items fly off virtual thrift shop shelves after designer’s death

    The unexpected death of fashion designer Kate Spade on Tuesday has shoppers rushing to buy her brightly colored handbags, raising prices of used merchandise several times over, second-hand online retailers said.     Online fashion market Tradesy saw a sextupling of average prices, a doubling of supply

  • CDC warns residents in eight U.S. states of cut-fruit Salmonella outbreak
    Reuters

    CDC warns residents in eight U.S. states of cut-fruit Salmonella outbreak

    The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday urged residents of eight U.S. states to check for recalled pre-cut melon that is linked to an outbreak of Salmonella. The FDA and U.S. Centers for Disease Control are investigating an outbreak linked to 60 illnesses and at least 31 hospitalizations

  • House panel questions FDA's track record combating illegal opioids
    Reuters

    House panel questions FDA’s track record combating illegal opioids

    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers fear the Food and Drug Administration is not doing enough to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States as the country works to combat the opioid epidemic. Republican and Democratic members on the House Energy and Commerce Committee

  • Colorado wildfire doubles in size, thousands evacuated
    Reuters

    Colorado wildfire doubles in size, thousands evacuated

    (Reuters) – A largely unchecked Colorado wildfire nearly doubled in size from Saturday to Sunday, prompting a fresh round of evacuations, with the blaze expected to grow in size as it is fueled by bone-dry conditions and pushed by gusting winds, officials said. The so-called 416 Fire in southwest Colorado

  • Reuters

    Four killed in small plane crash in Wisconsin

    (Reuters) – Four people were killed on Sunday when a small plane lost altitude, slammed into trees and caught fire in a field just north of an airport in southern Wisconsin, authorities said.

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  • Probe finds PG&E power lines sparked deadly 2017 California wildfires
    Reuters

    Probe finds PG&E power lines sparked deadly 2017 California wildfires

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A dozen of the wind-driven blazes that swept northern California’s wine country last fall, killing 46 people in the deadliest firestorm in state history, were sparked by PG&E-owned power lines, state officials said on Friday. The California Department of

  • Colorado wildfire doubles in size, hundreds more evacuations underway
    Reuters

    Colorado wildfire doubles in size, hundreds more evacuations underway

    (Reuters) – A Colorado wildfire nearly doubled in size from Saturday to Sunday and prompted hundreds more evacuations as dry and windy conditions were expected to persist, officials said. The so-called 416 Fire in southwest Colorado had burned nearly 17,000 acres by Sunday morning, an area larger than

  • Cuba says cause of illness in U.S. diplomats remains a mystery
    Reuters

    Cuba says cause of illness in U.S. diplomats remains a mystery

    Cuba said on Sunday it remained baffled by health issues affecting U.S. diplomats, after the U.S. State Department reported two Cuba-based functionaries had symptoms similar to previous cases that began in late 2016. The State Department said on Friday the cases were similar to those of 24 diplomats

  • Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen
    Reuters

    Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen

    (Reuters) – A stubborn Colorado wildfire grew by around a fifth on Saturday and was expected to continue to grow Sunday, consuming sparsely populated land as low humidity and high winds left firefighters bracing for it to spread, officials said. An additional 220 homes were evacuated Saturday, said

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  • Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen
    Reuters

    Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen

    (Reuters) – A stubborn Colorado wildfire grew by around a fifth on Saturday, consuming sparsely populated land as low humidity and high winds left firefighters bracing for it to spread, officials said. “Weather will be a concern this weekend as critical fire weather conditions are expected,”

  • Reuters

    U.S. charges Arizona man with threatening Harvard’s black commencement

    A federal grand jury in Boston indicted Nicholas Zuckerman, 24, on two counts of “transmitting in interstate and foreign commerce a threat to injure the person of another.” Each count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Zuckerman was arrested on Friday and

  • Rise in U.S. suicides highlights need for new depression drugs
    Reuters

    Rise in U.S. suicides highlights need for new depression drugs

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – A spike in suicide rates in the United States has cast fresh light on the need for more effective treatments for major depression, with researchers saying it is a tricky development area that has largely been abandoned by big pharmaceutical companies. U.S. health

  • Environmentalists slam Interior chief Zinke over Yellowstone chief's ouster
    Reuters

    Environmentalists slam Interior chief Zinke over Yellowstone chief’s ouster

    (In June 8 story, corrects in paragraph 7 to show what was reviewed were national monuments, not national parks.) By Laura Zuckerman PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) – Environmentalists on Friday accused the Trump administration of political interference and retaliation in the ouster of Yellowstone National

  • Exclusive: Nearly 1,800 families separated at U.S.-Mexico border in 17 months through February
    Reuters

    Exclusive: Nearly 1,800 families separated at U.S.-Mexico border in 17 months through February

    By Mica Rosenberg WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies.  The numbers are

  • Kate Spade items fly off virtual thrift shop shelves after designer's death
    Reuters

    Kate Spade items fly off virtual thrift shop shelves after designer’s death

    The unexpected death of fashion designer Kate Spade on Tuesday has shoppers rushing to buy her brightly colored handbags, raising prices of used merchandise several times over, second-hand online retailers said.     Online fashion market Tradesy saw a sextupling of average prices, a doubling of supply

  • Reuters

    Main customer of Arizona coal plant goes green, ignoring Interior Department

    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The main buyer of electricity from an Arizona coal plant on the verge of closure said on Friday it will instead source its electricity largely from a solar power project, ignoring an appeal by the U.S. Interior Department to buy more power from the plant to

  • Insurer lobby group weighs in on Obamacare individual mandate case
    Reuters

    Insurer lobby group weighs in on Obamacare individual mandate case

    The comments from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) come a day after the U.S. Justice Department called Obamacare’s individual mandate – which requires individuals to have health insurance or pay a penalty – unconstitutional. The mandate introduced with Obamacare, the popular name for

  • Texas family sues U.S. for $50 million over church massacre
    Reuters

    Texas family sues U.S. for $50 million over church massacre

    A couple whose nine relatives were among the 26 people fatally shot in a Texas church massacre in November has sued the U.S. government for $50 million, saying its “institutional failures” played a part in the murders, court filings on Friday showed. The lawsuit filed this week in federal

  • Reuters

    Federal judge blocks Indiana from enforcing voter purge law

    A federal judge on Friday blocked the state of Indiana from enforcing a 2017 law allowing election officials to remove voters from the rolls if they were flagged by a controversial tracking system. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled in a legal challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties

  • U.S. states should not copy Nevada sports betting law: MLB
    Reuters

    U.S. states should not copy Nevada sports betting law: MLB

    By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) – Decades-old rules that govern sports betting in Las Vegas, with no requirement that casinos share data with sports leagues, are outdated and should not be copied around the country, Major League Baseball’s investigations chief said on Friday. It “makes no

  • Environmentalists slam Interior chief Zinke over Yellowstone chief's ouster
    Reuters

    Environmentalists slam Interior chief Zinke over Yellowstone chief’s ouster

    By Laura Zuckerman PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) – Environmentalists on Friday accused the Trump administration of political interference and retaliation in the ouster of Yellowstone National Park’s chief after his disputes with U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over the park’s celebrated bison.

  • Lawyers, workers question putting immigration detainees in U.S. prisons
    Reuters

    Lawyers, workers question putting immigration detainees in U.S. prisons

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s transfer of hundreds of detained immigrants into five U.S. prisons puts the detainees and prison staffers at risk, said prison workers and immigration lawyers on Friday. Prison staff, accustomed to dealing with convicted criminals,

  • Trump offers olive branch to NFL players with input on pardons
    Reuters

    Trump offers olive branch to NFL players with input on pardons

    By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump held out an olive branch in his feud with National Football League players on Friday, asking them for recommendations as he considers pardoning several thousand people who may have been unfairly treated by the criminal justice system

  • Reuters

    Main customer of Arizona coal plant goes green, ignoring Interior Department

    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The main buyer of electricity from an Arizona coal plant on the verge of closure said on Friday it will instead source its electricity largely from a solar power project, ignoring an appeal by the U.S. Interior Department to buy more power from the plant to

  • Colorado wildfire grows 40 percent as more homes evacuated
    Reuters

    Colorado wildfire grows 40 percent as more homes evacuated

    Residents of some 1,500 homes have now been ordered to evacuate the area threatened by fire, La Plata County officials said in a statement. Two dozen wildfires in eight states were being tracked by federal agencies on Friday. Wildfires have increased in number and size in recent years, a trend expected

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    Ex-CIA officer convicted of spying for China: U.S. Justice Department

    A federal jury on Friday convicted a former CIA case officer on espionage charges for passing classified documents to China, the U.S. Justice Department said. The jury in Virginia found Kevin Mallory, 61, guilty of delivery of defense information to aid a foreign government and other charges, and he

  • Former U.S. Senate staffer charged with lying to FBI over contacts with media
    Reuters

    Former U.S. Senate staffer charged with lying to FBI over contacts with media

    A former U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee staffer appeared in federal court on Friday on charges of lying to FBI agents in a case that has raised concerns about media freedoms. Prosecutors said James Wolfe, 57, who worked for the committee as director of security for three decades, lied to FBI agents

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    Harris Corp wins $400 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Harris Corp has been awarded a $400 million modification to a contract to support production of Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite systems for foreign military sales, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

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  • Reuters

    U.S. suicide prevention programs say more funding needed

    Efforts to fight suicide in the United States are desperate for additional funding, suicide-prevention experts said, following this week’s high profile deaths of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, and new statistics showing a growing problem. “Our crisis centers across the country

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    Lockheed Martin wins $736 million Pentagon contract

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $736 million U.S. defense contract for materials, parts and components to support the F-35 fighter jet program, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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    Boeing wins $862 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co was awarded a $862 million modification to a contract for procurement of 15 F/A-18E and 3 F/A-18F aircraft for the U.S. Navy, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

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  • Texas family sues U.S. for $50 million over church massacre
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    Texas family sues U.S. for $50 million over church massacre

    A couple whose nine relatives were among the 26 people fatally shot in a Texas church massacre in November has sued the U.S. government for $50 million, saying its “institutional failures” played a part in the murders, court filings on Friday showed. The lawsuit filed this week in federal

  • Insurer lobby group weighs in on Obamacare individual mandate case
    Reuters

    Insurer lobby group weighs in on Obamacare individual mandate case

    (Reuters) – Removing certain provisions tied to the Affordable Care Act, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, could strike out important consumer protections and potentially harm millions of Americans, a trade association that represents U.S. health insurers said on Friday

  • Exclusive: U.S. sending 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons
    Reuters

    Exclusive: U.S. sending 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. authorities are transferring into federal prisons about 1,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, officials told Reuters on Thursday, in the first large-scale use of federal prisons to hold detainees amid a Trump administration crackdown on people

  • Indiana man arrested for Boston 'free speech' rally shooting threat
    Reuters

    Indiana man arrested for Boston ‘free speech’ rally shooting threat

    Authorities on Friday arrested an Indiana man on a federal charge he threatened to shoot white attendees at a Boston rally last August of far-right speakers days after a deadly protest by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, prosecutors said. The Boston “Free Speech” rally, in

  • Trump says he will not invite NBA champs to White House
    Reuters

    Trump says he will not invite NBA champs to White House

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will not host either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Golden State Warriors at the White House, echoing the controversy over the National Basketball Association champ Warriors’ invitation last year. Leading players Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James

  • Yellowstone chief says he is ousted after dispute with Trump administration
    Reuters

    Yellowstone chief says he is ousted after dispute with Trump administration

    The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said on Thursday he was being forced from his post after disagreeing with the Trump administration over management of the park’s famed bison herd. Dan Wenk, who has led one of the nation’s most popular national parks since 2011, said in an interview

  • Trump says 'too early' to consider pardons in Russia probe
    Reuters

    Trump says ‘too early’ to consider pardons in Russia probe

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declined to say whether he would consider pardoning any of his associates amid the ongoing Russia probe, declaring it was too early to consider such action and noting that so far no one has been convicted. An investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller

  • U.S. Justice Department says Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional
    Reuters

    U.S. Justice Department says Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional

    The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that the part of Obamacare requiring individuals to have health insurance is unconstitutional, an unusual move that could lead to stripping away some of the most significant and popular parts of the law. In a brief filed in a federal court in Texas, the department

  • Longtime U.S. Senate intel panel staffer indicted for allegedly lying to FBI
    Reuters

    Longtime U.S. Senate intel panel staffer indicted for allegedly lying to FBI

    A longtime staffer of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee was arrested on Thursday on charges of lying to FBI agents investigating the illegal disclosure of classified information, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia said. James Wolfe, who worked for the committee as director of security

  • Reuters

    More evacuations ordered as Colorado wildfire spreads

    (Reuters) – Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate their homes in southwestern Colorado on Thursday as hot, dry and windy conditions stoked a wildfire that was 90 percent uncontained, federal and local officials said. Residents of 1,600 other homes have been told to be prepared for possible evacuation

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  • Reuters

    Thousands of fans celebrate Washington’s NHL victory in the streets

    By David Shepardson and and Michelle Price WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fans poured onto the streets on Thursday night after the Washington Capitals won the National Hockey League’s coveted Stanley Cup with a 4-3 defeat of Las Vegas’s Golden Knights in Game 5. Cars were honking in rhythmic succession

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  • Reuters

    Washington talisman Ovechkin named playoffs MVP

    Washington Capitals wing Alex Ovechkin made the most of his first appearance in the NHL title series when the Russian scoring machine lifted the playoffs MVP Conn Smythe Trophy after leading his team to a maiden Stanley Cup triumph on Thursday. The two glittering trophies marked the greatest haul of

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  • Rivers of lava destroy 600 homes on Hawaii's Big Island: mayor
    Reuters

    Rivers of lava destroy 600 homes on Hawaii’s Big Island: mayor

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Approximately 600 homes have been swallowed by lava flows from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island since early last month, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said on Thursday. The latest estimate

  • Capitals beat Golden Knights to win their first Stanley Cup
    Reuters

    Capitals beat Golden Knights to win their first Stanley Cup

    The Washington Capitals won the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup for the first time in their 44-year history with a 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday. The victory saw the Capitals clinch the best-of-seven championship series 4-1 in Las Vegas and brought an end to what had been

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  • Reuters

    List of Conn Smythe Trophy winners

    (Reuters) – List of Conn Smythe Trophy winners, given to the most valuable player for his team in the National Hockey League Stanley Cup playoffs.

  • Reuters

    NHL: List of Stanley Cup champions

    (Reuters) – List of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup champions (best-of-seven series introduced in 1939):

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  • Construction planned to prepare Alaska's Arctic refuge for oil drilling
    Reuters

    Construction planned to prepare Alaska’s Arctic refuge for oil drilling

    By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Thursday it would spend $4 million on construction projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in preparation for oil drilling in the nation’s biggest wildlife park. In an announcement that touted planned improvements

  • Uber driver charged with murder in shooting of Denver passenger
    Reuters

    Uber driver charged with murder in shooting of Denver passenger

    A Denver-area driver with the ride-sharing service Uber who police say fatally shot a passenger in his vehicle was charged on Thursday with first-degree murder, prosecutors said. Michael Andre Hancock, 29, who has been held without bond in the shooting death of Hyun Kim, 45, is charged with one count

  • Reuters

    TransCanada contains West Virginia natgas pipeline blast, no injuries

    There were no employees at the site at the time of the blast around 4:15 a.m. EDT (0815 GMT) and no homes were in danger, officials from the Roberts Ridge Volunteer Fire Department told local news media. Moundsville is located in Marshall County on the West Virginia panhandle on the Ohio-West Virginia

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  • Volcanic lava buries two housing tracts on Hawaii's Big Island
    Reuters

    Volcanic lava buries two housing tracts on Hawaii’s Big Island

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – An ever-creeping wall of lava from Kilauea Volcano has engulfed two entire seaside housing tracts at the eastern tip of Hawaii’s Big Island, government scientists reported on Wednesday, an area where civil defense officials said nearly 280 homes once

  • Reuters

    Mississippi Supreme Court says judges cannot ban concealed guns

    The court said judges of the 14th Chancery District, which includes six counties in eastern central Mississippi, exceeded their authority under the state constitution because only the legislature could regulate or forbid the carrying of concealed weapons. “The orders at issue usurp that power,&

  • Sports betting passes New Jersey legislature, moves to governor
    Reuters

    Sports betting passes New Jersey legislature, moves to governor

    New Jersey’s legislature unanimously passed a bill on Thursday to regulate and tax sports betting at casinos and racetracks, which would make it one of the first states to legalize the activity following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month. The bill contains none of the fraud-fighting measures

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  • Reuters

    U.S. urges judge to toss lawsuit over immigrant children detention

    U.S. government lawyers on Thursday urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit brought by a New York civil rights group over what it has called excessively long detention of immigrant children, arguing that the judge has no authority to review a federal agency’s internal processes. The lawsuit

  • Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash driver had hands off wheel: U.S. agency
    Reuters

    Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash driver had hands off wheel: U.S. agency

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The driver of a Tesla Inc Model X car using Autopilot did not have his hands on the steering wheel in the six seconds before a fatal crash in California in March, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB said in a preliminary report

  • 'Whitey' Bulger partner ties ex-New England mob boss to 1993 murder
    Reuters

    ‘Whitey’ Bulger partner ties ex-New England mob boss to 1993 murder

    The ex-partner of convicted Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger testified on Thursday that he witnessed the strangling of a nightclub manager who died in 1993 as the former boss of the New England mafia watched. Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, who is serving a life sentence for

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  • Reuters

    U.S. suicide rates see sharp increase from 1999 to 2016: CDC

    Suicide rates rose in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 to 2016, with the rate spiking by more than 30 percent in half of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday. While suicide rates rose across age groups, the CDC said people ages 45-64 had the biggest

  • Reuters

    More evacuations ordered as Colorado wildfire spreads

    Residents of nearly 1,600 other houses have been told to be prepared for possible evacuation, said Megan Graham, spokeswoman for La Plata County. Temperatures in the mid 80s F (30 C) and 15 mile (25 km) per hour winds and low humidity are in the forecast for the area on Thursday, the National Weather

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