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10 July 2018

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  • Hurricane Chris strengthens, stays well off U.S. Atlantic Coast
    Reuters

    Hurricane Chris strengthens, stays well off U.S. Atlantic Coast

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Chris gathered strength as it churned off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic states to become a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale on Tuesday, but it was not expected to make landfall over the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Chris was packing

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  • Reuters

    NHC says Chris strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane

    (Reuters) – Chris, the second hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season strengthened into a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale and additional strengthening is likely through Wednesday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane Chris was located about 245 miles (390 km) east-southeast

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  • Trump pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired refuge standoff
    Reuters

    Trump pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired refuge standoff

    The armed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon followed a judge’s ruling that sent Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven, back to prison to serve more time after their initial release. The takeover was another flare-up in a decades-old conflict over federal control of

  • 'Imagine the joy:' Father, four-year-old son reunite in U.S. immigration crisis
    Reuters

    ‘Imagine the joy:’ Father, four-year-old son reunite in U.S. immigration crisis

    By Salvador Rodriguez SAN BENITO, Texas (Reuters) – With tears and smiles, Salvadoran asylum seeker Walter Armando Jimenez Melendez reunited with his 4-year-old son Jeremy on Tuesday after six weeks of anguished separation. “(I went) without knowing where he was – if he was eating, how they were

  • Brush fire prompts evacuation of Los Angeles observatory
    Reuters

    Brush fire prompts evacuation of Los Angeles observatory

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The landmark Griffith Observatory, a popular tourist attraction in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, was evacuated on Tuesday due to a brush fire that scorched a nearby swath of the surrounding park, authorities said. The blaze erupted shortly after 2 p.m. (

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  • Reuters

    Wyoming university slogan about cowboys triggers race, gender debate

    A marketing campaign adopted by the University of Wyoming in Laramie centered on the slogan: “The world needs more cowboys” has run into trouble as faculty members and Native American groups say it excludes women and people of color. “In a vacuum, the term ‘cowboy’ appears gender and

  • Trump administration cuts grants to help people get Obamacare
    Reuters

    Trump administration cuts grants to help people get Obamacare

    The Trump administration is cutting most of the funds previously provided to groups that help people get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and will push them to promote plans lacking the law’s benefits and protections, a government agency said on Tuesday. Under the latest cuts, so-called

  • Baby found buried alive in western Montana forest: police
    Reuters

    Baby found buried alive in western Montana forest: police

    Police responding to Saturday calls of a man acting strangely and possibly armed near Lolo Hot Springs, outside Missoula, encountered Francis Crowley, 32, who told them that a baby who had been left in his care was buried somewhere in the mountains, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office said in a

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  • Motel 6 settles lawsuit over guest data given to U.S. immigration agents
    Reuters

    Motel 6 settles lawsuit over guest data given to U.S. immigration agents

    The settlement with eight Hispanic plaintiffs, including seven from Arizona and one from Washington state, was disclosed in a filing last Friday with the federal court in Phoenix. Motel 6 and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), which represents the plaintiffs, said the

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  • Former Trump aide Flynn eager to get to sentencing, lawyer says
    Reuters

    Former Trump aide Flynn eager to get to sentencing, lawyer says

    Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser who pleaded guilty in a case related to the Russian election collusion investigation, is eager to move to the sentencing phase and put his legal ordeal behind him, Flynn’s lawyer said at a hearing on Tuesday. The attorney

  • Ex-Apple worker charged with stealing self-driving car trade secrets
    Reuters

    Ex-Apple worker charged with stealing self-driving car trade secrets

    By Stephen Nellis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. authorities charged a former Apple Inc employee with stealing trade secrets on Monday, accusing him of downloading a blueprint related to a self-driving car to a personal laptop before trying to flee the country for China, according to a criminal complaint

  • Brush fire prompts evacuation of landmark Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles
    Reuters

    Brush fire prompts evacuation of landmark Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The landmark Griffith Observatory, a popular tourist attraction in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, was evacuated on Tuesday due to a brush fire near the facility in a corner of the surrounding park, authorities said. The blaze erupted shortly after 2 p.m.

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  • U.S. judge says government must reunite immigrant families or face penalties
    Reuters

    U.S. judge says government must reunite immigrant families or face penalties

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The U.S. government must rapidly reunite 63 children under the age of five who were separated by immigration officials after crossing into the United States from Mexico, or face penalties, a judge said on Tuesday. Judge Dana Sabraw in U.S. District Court in San

  • Motel 6 settles lawsuit over guest data given to U.S. immigration agents
    Reuters

    Motel 6 settles lawsuit over guest data given to U.S. immigration agents

    The settlement with eight Hispanic plaintiffs, including seven from Arizona and one from Washington state, was disclosed in a July 6 filing with the federal court in Phoenix. Motel 6 and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), which represents the plaintiffs, said the accord

  • Reuters

    U.S. Army Corps to remove generators from Puerto Rico in storm season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin removing mega-generators providing backup power at Puerto Rico’s power plants as soon as next week, as the plants are deemed stable, leaving the island vulnerable to power disruptions during hurricane season. Puerto Rico has struggled to recover from

  • Cannabis: secret to a fulfilling retirement, pot entrepreneurs say
    Reuters

    Cannabis: secret to a fulfilling retirement, pot entrepreneurs say

    Baby Boomers, members of the generation that popularized “getting stoned” in their younger years, are turning to marijuana in retirement through second careers in the $11 billion business. Marijuana use is a federal crime in the United States, but it is legal for medical use in 30 states and

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  • Reuters

    U.S. regulators grappling with self-driving vehicle security

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In closed-door meetings last March, U.S. transportation regulators and others grappled with questions about whether police should have the power to disable self-driving cars and whether an automatic alert that a robo-taxi had been in a wreck could violate an

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  • Amtrak engineer called trip 'learning experience' before fatal crash
    Reuters

    Amtrak engineer called trip ‘learning experience’ before fatal crash

    The Amtrak engineer aboard a speeding passenger train that derailed in Washington state in December called the trip a “learning experience” shortly before it ended in a fatal crash, according to a transcript of onboard communications released on Tuesday. The engineer, Steven Brown, told the

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  • Trump pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired refuge standoff
    Reuters

    Trump pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired refuge standoff

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned two imprisoned Oregon ranchers whose sentencing on arson convictions sparked the 2016 occupation of a wildlife refuge, part of a long-simmering dispute over federal land policies in the U.S. West. The armed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

  • Ex-biopharmaceutical employees convicted in U.S. of insider trading
    Reuters

    Ex-biopharmaceutical employees convicted in U.S. of insider trading

    Two former employees of rival biopharmaceutical companies were convicted on Tuesday on U.S. charges that they used their access to confidential information about drug studies to profit in the stock market through insider trading. A federal jury in Boston found Schultz Chan, a former Akebia Therapeutics

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  • Reuters

    Family of five dies in apparent murder-suicide in Delaware

    The bodies were discovered on Monday by a young boy who was supposed to stay at the residence in Prices Corner, west of the state’s biggest city, Wilmington, a neighbor told TV broadcaster CBS Philly. Alisha Garvin told the broadcaster she heard popping noises at about noon on Monday and did not

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  • No. 2 U.S. House Democrat out of hospital after bout with pneumonia
    Reuters

    No. 2 U.S. House Democrat out of hospital after bout with pneumonia

    U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives, was released from the hospital over the weekend after a bout of pneumonia and plans to return to work on Capitol Hill this week, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Hoyer, 79, of Maryland, was admitted to George Washington

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  • Reuters

    Two policemen killed during protest in Azerbaijan: police

    BAKU (Reuters) – Two policemen were stabbed to death in the Azerbaijani city of Ganja during a demonstration on Tuesday that local media said was a protest against the arrest of a man accused of attacking the mayor. Between 150 and 200 people took part in the protest and 40 were detained, the police

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  • Baby found buried alive in western Montana forest: police
    Reuters

    Baby found buried alive in western Montana forest: police

    Police responding to Saturday calls of a man acting strangely and possibly armed near Lolo Hot Springs, outside Missoula, encountered Francis Crowley, 32, who told them that a baby who had been left in his care was buried somewhere in the mountains, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office said in a

  • Trump blasts migrants as courts reject detention policies
    Reuters

    Trump blasts migrants as courts reject detention policies

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed back against court rulings against his administration’s migrant detention policies, saying immigrants should not come to the United States illegally. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles dismissed the U.S. Justice Department&

  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh woos Senate
    Reuters

    Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh woos Senate

    By Richard Cowan and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh visited top U.S. Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, seeking to build support among lawmakers in what promises to be a contentious confirmation battle with Democrats

  • New York appeals court suspends lawyer who sued Chevron over Ecuador claims
    Reuters

    New York appeals court suspends lawyer who sued Chevron over Ecuador claims

    A lawyer who has spent many years pursuing multibillion-dollar litigation blaming Chevron Corp for polluting the Ecuadorean rainforest was suspended on Tuesday from practicing law in New York by a state appeals court. Representatives for the lawyer, Steven Donziger, did not immediately respond to requests

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  • U.S. says to meet Tuesday deadline for immigrant families
    Reuters

    U.S. says to meet Tuesday deadline for immigrant families

    (Reuters) – The U.S. government believes it is in compliance with a court-ordered Tuesday deadline to reunite immigrant children under 5 who were separated from their parents while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a court filing. In a filing in U.S. federal court in San Diego on Tuesday

  • U.S. Military identifies soldier killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan
    Reuters

    U.S. Military identifies soldier killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan

    (Reuters) – A U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified late on Sunday as Cpl. Maciel, 20, was killed, and two others wounded, during an apparent “insider attack” in southern Afghanistan, the NATO Resolute Support mission said in a statement. Maciel was deployed from Fort Benning,

  • Firefighters gain on California wildfires as weather cooperates
    Reuters

    Firefighters gain on California wildfires as weather cooperates

    (Reuters) – Firefighters are gaining momentum as they battle several wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in California. Across the state, milder weather over the last couple of days has helped firefighters to hold the line against several

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  • Trump's Supreme Court pick tests vulnerable Senate Democrats
    Reuters

    Trump’s Supreme Court pick tests vulnerable Senate Democrats

    By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It may soon become difficult to determine who sits in the hotter seat: U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or Senate Democrats from conservative states who must decide whether they are jeopardizing their political careers by

  • Supreme Court nominee has been a foe of emissions rules
    Reuters

    Supreme Court nominee has been a foe of emissions rules

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Brett Kavanaugh, nominated on Monday to be a Supreme Court justice by U.S. President Donald Trump, is a long-time skeptic of business regulations, especially on rules limiting harmful emissions, although he has called global warming an “urgent” issue

  • Washington insider Kavanaugh boasts conservative credentials
    Reuters

    Washington insider Kavanaugh boasts conservative credentials

    Brett Kavanaugh, the consummate Washington insider picked by President Donald Trump on Monday for a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, has viewed business regulations with skepticism in his 12 years as a judge and taken conservative positions on some divisive social issues. Appointed by Republican

  • Former Goldman Sachs banker in 1MDB plea talks with U.S.: WSJ
    Reuters

    Former Goldman Sachs banker in 1MDB plea talks with U.S.: WSJ

    A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker is in talks with U.S. prosecutors to potentially plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from an alleged scheme to steal billions of dollars from a Malaysian state investment fund, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The

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  • Tropical Storm Chris to become hurricane on Tuesday: NHC
    Reuters

    Tropical Storm Chris to become hurricane on Tuesday: NHC

    (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Chris is expected to develop to hurricane strength on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory. The storm was about 210 miles (340 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110

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  • California couple rescue wedding rings from wildfire's ashes
    Reuters

    California couple rescue wedding rings from wildfire’s ashes

    (Reuters) – Firefighters on Monday were gaining ground on California wildfires that destroyed dozens of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents, but at least one couple had a bit of good news amid the devastation. Ishu and Laura Rao returned on Sunday to the ashes of their incinerated

  • Trump picks conservative judge Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
    Reuters

    Trump picks conservative judge Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

    By Lawrence Hurley and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday as he aimed to entrench its conservative control for years to come, but the federal appeals court judge faces a tough confirmation fight in the bitterly divided

  • Trump picks conservative Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee: NBC
    Reuters

    Trump picks conservative Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee: NBC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen conservative federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for U.S. Supreme Court Justice, NBC News reported on Monday, just before the official White House announcement. Kavanaugh would replaced retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy

  • Chris set to become hurricane, Beryl poses flood threat to Puerto Rico
    Reuters

    Chris set to become hurricane, Beryl poses flood threat to Puerto Rico

    Tropical Storm Chris strengthened in the mid-Atlantic and was expected to become a hurricane on Monday evening or Tuesday, while the former Hurricane Beryl dwindled into a heavy rainstorm threatening to bring flooding to Puerto Rico, forecasters said. Chris, which formed off the North Carolina coast

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  • Chris set to become hurricane, Beryl poses flood threat to Puerto Rico
    Reuters

    Chris set to become hurricane, Beryl poses flood threat to Puerto Rico

    Tropical Storm Chris strengthened in the mid-Atlantic and was expected to become a hurricane on Monday evening or Tuesday, while the former Hurricane Beryl dwindled into a heavy rainstorm threatening to bring flooding to Puerto Rico, forecasters said. Chris, which formed off the North Carolina coast

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  • Starbucks to phase out plastic straws as opposition to them grows
    Reuters

    Starbucks to phase out plastic straws as opposition to them grows

    By Alana Wise and Caroline Hroncich NEW YORK (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp said on Monday it will begin phasing out use of plastic straws at its restaurants by 2020, giving environmentalists a sizeable victory in their campaign to convince restaurants to abandon plastic utensils. The Seattle-based chain

  • Trump's trade war splits a Missouri county into winners and losers
    Reuters

    Trump’s trade war splits a Missouri county into winners and losers

    NEW MADRID COUNTY, Mo. (Reuters) – People don’t talk about trade tariffs in this stretch of the Mississippi River basin, where grains and metals have paid the bills for generations.

  • Reuters

    Storm Chris moving off Carolinas; to become hurricane later Monday: NHC

    (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Chris, meandering well off the coast of the Carolinas, is expected to strengthen into a hurricane later in the day, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The storm is located about 200 miles (320 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and is

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  • Some heat relief forecast as California fires rage
    Reuters

    Some heat relief forecast as California fires rage

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California firefighters battling several wildfires that have destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands of residents to evacuate will get some relief as temperatures cool from scorching levels later this week, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

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  • Reuters

    Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday, Beryl weakens

    A tropical storm that formed off the North Carolina coast early on Sunday was forecast to become a hurricane on Monday, forecasters said, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl looked set to bring heavy rain to Puerto Rico. Tropical Storm Chris, the third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season

  • Trump adviser says two Supreme Court candidates are tougher sell
    Reuters

    Trump adviser says two Supreme Court candidates are tougher sell

    A judicial activist advising U.S. President Donald Trump on potential nominees to the Supreme Court signaled on Sunday that two of the candidates would be a tougher sell to conservatives. Leonard Leo said two names on the president’s short list to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy – Raymond Kethledge

  • Some heat relief forecast as California fires rage
    Reuters

    Some heat relief forecast as California fires rage

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California firefighters battling several wildfires that have destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands of residents to evacuate will get some relief as temperatures cool from scorching levels later this week, the National Weather Service said. “

  • Reuters

    Four hurt when medical helicopter crashed on Chicago highway: officials

    The pilot made a “mayday” radio call from a Eurocopter 135 air ambulance at about 9:15 p.m. Central Time (0215 GMT Sunday), according to a Federal Aviation Authority statement. Local media reported that a patient on the air ambulance was in critical condition, while the pilot and two others

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  • Escaped U.S. murderer captured after a three days on the run
    Reuters

    Escaped U.S. murderer captured after a three days on the run

    Michael Floyd “Pretty Boy Floyd” Wilson, 47, who was serving two life sentences for convictions of two separate homicides in 2014, is considered extremely dangerous, said Sheriff Mike Ezell. After he escaped sometime before noon Thursday from the South Mississippi Correctional Institution

  • Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare
    Reuters

    Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare

    The Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Obamacare healthcare law, saying that a recent federal court ruling prevents the money from being disbursed. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers programs under the Affordable

  • Reuters

    Protesters urge Indiana attorney general to resign

    The rally followed mounting calls for the resignation of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who has denied the allegations against him and is refusing to step down. About 50 people gathered on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse under cloudless skies to call on Hill to leave office, many holding

  • Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire
    Reuters

    Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Santa Barbara County officials declared a local emergency on Saturday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds and triple-digit temperatures destroyed 20 homes and other structures and forced thousands of residents to evacuate. The Holiday Fire, one of

  • Anti-violence protesters block major freeway in Chicago
    Reuters

    Anti-violence protesters block major freeway in Chicago

    Some carried crosses and others banged drums as they marched, chanting slogans including “Black Lives Matter!” Later, the protesters blocked traffic on all four lanes. Chicago leaders have long struggled to bring down its high murder rate. “This is not about just a march,” one of

  • Reuters

    U.S. service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

    One U.S. service member was killed and two others wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said on Saturday. In a statement, the Taliban said a member of the Afghan security forces opened fire on U.S. troops in the southern province of Uruzgan

  • Reuters

    U.S. service member killed, two others wounded in Afghanistan ‘insider’ attack

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One U.S. service member was killed, and two others wounded during an apparent “insider attack” in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, according to a statement by the NATO Resolute Support mission.

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  • 'Buffalo' Bill Hillmann gives tip on running with bulls in Pamplona
    Reuters

    ‘Buffalo’ Bill Hillmann gives tip on running with bulls in Pamplona

    PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) – “Buffalo” Bill Hillmann is often asked for his tips by those hoping to run with the bulls in Pamplona and he always gives the same answer: “Don’t.” Immortalized by Ernest Hemingway in “The Sun Also Rises,” the nine-day San Fermin festival sees thousands descend

  • U.S. using DNA testing in effort to reunite families it separated
    Reuters

    U.S. using DNA testing in effort to reunite families it separated

    The U.S. government, under court order to quickly reunify parents and children who were separated after crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico, has expanded its use of DNA tests to establish paternity in immigration matters. The government says DNA testing is a faster means of confirming

  • Records broken as heat wave bakes Southern California
    Reuters

    Records broken as heat wave bakes Southern California

    (Reuters) – A dangerous heat wave will continue to bake Southern California on Saturday, hitting temperatures well above 110 degrees across the region and setting all-time records in several places. High temperatures will exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) in Los Angeles and San Diego on Saturday

  • New York jury convicts two men for trading on hacked press releases
    Reuters

    New York jury convicts two men for trading on hacked press releases

    A federal jury in Brooklyn, New York on Friday convicted two men for their roles in an international scheme to make millions of dollars by illegally trading on corporate press releases that were stolen by computer hackers before they became public. Vitaly Korchevsky, a Pennsylvania pastor and former

  • Judge orders U.S. to provide list of separated migrant children
    Reuters

    Judge orders U.S. to provide list of separated migrant children

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The U.S. government must provide a list by Saturday evening of the estimated 100 children under the age of 5 who were separated from their parents when entering the United States, a federal judge ordered on Friday. U.S. Judge Dana Sabraw also ordered the government

  • Body found in California wildfire's path marks season's first fatality
    Reuters

    Body found in California wildfire’s path marks season’s first fatality

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews fighting a fast-moving Northern California wildfire on Friday discovered the charred remains of a person apparently caught in the flames, sheriff’s officials said, marking the first such fatality in a particularly intense fire season across the state

  • Reuters

    ‘Godfather of payday lending’ sentenced to 14 years in U.S. prison

    Charles Hallinan, 77, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno in Philadelphia after a federal jury in November found him guilty on charges including racketeering conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud, prosecutors said. Prosecutors had sought up to 19-1/2 years in prison for Hallinan, who

  • Confusion in L.A. court over affairs of Marvel legend Stan Lee
    Reuters

    Confusion in L.A. court over affairs of Marvel legend Stan Lee

    A Los Angeles judge on Friday dissolved a temporary restraining order on a business manager accused of elder abuse against Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, saying she was unsure who was authorized to represent Lee. Two attorneys both told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ruth Kleman they represented Lee

  • California agency opens third probe into Tesla's Fremont factory
    Reuters

    California agency opens third probe into Tesla’s Fremont factory

    (Reuters) – A California agency for occupational safety said on Thursday it opened a third investigation at Tesla Inc’s factory in Fremont, California, following a complaint. The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) said it opened the latest case on June 21, but did

  • Wisconsin top court orders Marquette to reinstate conservative professor

    By a 4-2 vote, the court ordered the private Catholic school to immediately reinstate John McAdams with no loss of tenure, compensation and benefits, and said he also deserved back pay. Justice Daniel Kelly said McAdams’ suspension violated his contractually protected right of academic freedom,

  • Reuters

    NHC says 70 percent chance of cyclone Southeast of North Carolina coast

    (Reuters) – A low pressure system located a few hundred miles southeast of the North Carolina coast has a 70 pct chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for

  • Reuters

    Beryl becomes first hurricane of 2018 Atlantic season

    (Reuters) – Beryl became the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in latest advisory. Hurricane Beryl was located about 1,140 miles (1830 km) east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), the NHC

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  • Reuters

    Tropical Storm Beryl could become hurricane on Friday: NHC

    (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Beryl continues to strengthen over the tropical Atlantic and with additional strengthening could become a hurricane on Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Thursday. The storm is located about 1,215 miles (1,955 km) east-southeast

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  • Reuters

    Three contract workers injured at Shell Convent, La. refinery: company

    Three contract workers were injured on Wednesday while working on a hydrogen line on a sulfur unit at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Convent, Louisiana, refinery, a company spokesman said on Thursday. The sulfur unit is shut as part of a planned overhaul of units at the 209,787 barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent

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  • Immigration top issue for U.S. voters, economy a close second: Reuters/Ipsos poll
    Reuters

    Immigration top issue for U.S. voters, economy a close second: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    Reuters/Ipsos data shows that immigration became a top concern for registered voters in the United States after the Trump administration in May announced its “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigrants, saying they would be criminally charged. – Fifteen percent of U.S. registered voters

  • Crews battle Northern California wildfire as heat wave threatens
    Reuters

    Crews battle Northern California wildfire as heat wave threatens

    By Dan Whitcomb and Keith Coffman LOS ANGELES/DENVER (Reuters) – Crews made determined efforts on Thursday to cut containment lines around a wildfire that has already burned across some 135 square miles in Northern California – warning that triple-digit temperatures forecast for coming days could fan

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  • Statue of Liberty climber pleads not guilty after immigration protest
    Reuters

    Statue of Liberty climber pleads not guilty after immigration protest

    A New York woman who scaled the stone pedestal of the Statue of Liberty to protest U.S. immigration policy pleaded not guilty to trespassing, disorderly conduct and interfering with governmental administration in her first court appearance on Thursday. Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, was arrested on Wednesday

  • As Pompeo heads to North Korea, U.S. State Department denies softening
    Reuters

    As Pompeo heads to North Korea, U.S. State Department denies softening

    The State Department on Thursday denied that the United States had softened its approach toward North Korea’s denuclearization, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Pyongyang hoping to hammer out a roadmap for its nuclear disarmament. “We are committed to a denuclearized North Korea

  • Reuters

    U.S. private citizen cites mystery illness symptoms after China visit

    A U.S. private citizen who visited China has reported symptoms like those of U.S. diplomats afflicted with a mysterious illness in Havana and Guangzhou, a U.S. State Department official said on Thursday. The person, who was not named by the department official, is the first non-official American known

  • Trump says he believes U.S. Representative Jordan's denial of ignoring sex abuse
    Reuters

    Trump says he believes U.S. Representative Jordan’s denial of ignoring sex abuse

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not believe allegations by several former wrestlers at Ohio State University coached by Republican Representative Jim Jordan that he was aware the team doctor was molesting them. “Jim Jordan is one of the most outstanding people I’ve met since

  • Reuters

    Sexism case against billionaire Cohen’s Point72 goes to arbitrator

    A federal judge on Thursday said an arbitrator must review sexism claims by a female vice president against her employer Point72 Asset Management LP, enabling the hedge fund firm and its billionaire founder Steven Cohen to keep the matter out of the public eye. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in

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  • Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court: source
    Reuters

    Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court: source

    By Jeff Mason and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative federal appeals court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge are the two most serious contenders being considered by President Donald Trump for the U.S. Supreme Court, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday. Kethledge

  • Immigration top issue for U.S. voters, economy a close second: Reuters/Ipsos poll
    Reuters

    Immigration top issue for U.S. voters, economy a close second: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    Reuters/Ipsos data shows that immigration became a top concern for registered voters in the United States after the Trump administration in May announced its “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigrants, saying they would be criminally charged. – Fifteen percent of U.S. registered voters

  • Judge largely rules for California in 'sanctuary state' fight
    Reuters

    Judge largely rules for California in ‘sanctuary state’ fight

    California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed into law in October measures that, among other things, prevent police from inquiring about immigration status and curtailing law enforcement cooperation with immigration officers. The law extended to the entire state protections for illegal immigrants

  • Man pleads not guilty to hate crimes in fatal Charlottesville rally
    Reuters

    Man pleads not guilty to hate crimes in fatal Charlottesville rally

    (Reuters) – A 21-year-old Ohio man accused of killing a woman after plowing his car into a group protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges on Thursday, prosecutors said. The hearing in Charlottesville, Virginia was the first time James

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB exposure
    Reuters

    Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB exposure

    Two buildings at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, were evacuated on Thursday because people may have been exposed to tuberculosis, a hospital spokeswoman said. A small amount of the tuberculosis bacteria may have been released while being transported between two of the hospital’

  • Trump names former Fox executive Bill Shine to communications job
    Reuters

    Trump names former Fox executive Bill Shine to communications job

    President Donald Trump named former Fox News executive Bill Shine to a top White House communications job on Thursday, 14 months after he left the network amid charges he failed take effective steps to deal with sexual misconduct at the channel. Trump named Shine to be assistant to the president and

  • Arrests drop at U.S.-Mexico border in June, but cause unclear
    Reuters

    Arrests drop at U.S.-Mexico border in June, but cause unclear

    The number of people arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border fell 18 percent in June from May, following the implementation of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. Trump’s zero tolerance policy, implemented in

  • U.S. moving some detained migrant parents closer to their children
    Reuters

    U.S. moving some detained migrant parents closer to their children

    The U.S. government is moving some migrant parents to detention sites closer to the young children they were separated from while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunify families, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said on Thursday.

  • California agency opens third probe into Tesla's Fremont factory
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    California agency opens third probe into Tesla’s Fremont factory

    The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) said it opened the latest case on June 21, but did not give details on the investigations beyond confirming that they are active and ongoing. Online auto news website Jalopnik reported on Thursday that the latest investigation

  • Thousands of barrels of booze land in a heap in northern Kentucky
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    Thousands of barrels of booze land in a heap in northern Kentucky

    (Reuters) – Thousands of barrels of bourbon and other spirits ended up in a mountainous heap in northern Kentucky on Thursday after a building collapsed at a century-old distillery, local media reported. Half a seven-story rackhouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, collapsed on

  • Firefighters make progress on Northern California wildfire
    Reuters

    Firefighters make progress on Northern California wildfire

    By Dan Whitcomb and Keith Coffman LOS ANGELES/DENVER (Reuters) – Firefighters in Northern California have made progress on a stubborn blaze west of Sacramento, officials said on Thursday, allowing some residents to return to their homes after they were evacuated. In Colorado, meanwhile, firefighters

  • Reuters

    Police say Arizona woman, 92, killed 72-year-old son

    A 92-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting her 72-year-old son over his plans to put her in an assisted living facility has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said on Tuesday. Anna Mae Blessing was taken into custody on Monday at the suburban Phoenix home she shared with her son and

  • Reuters

    U.S. judge grants reprieve to Puerto Ricans facing eviction

    The last benefits of a federal aid program for Hurricane Maria evacuees from the island had been set to run out on Sunday morning, cutting off housing assistance for the group residing in state-side motels. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has said 1,722 families are currently receiving aid under

  • Reuters

    Two tropical depressions likely in Atlantic by end of week: NHC

    (Reuters) – Two low pressure systems in the Atlantic ocean could form into tropical depressions by the end of the week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday. The first system, located a few hundred miles to south of Bermuda, has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical

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  • On July Fourth, Americans celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of hot dogs
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    On July Fourth, Americans celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of hot dogs

    By Peter Szekely NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans celebrated their nation’s 242nd anniversary of independence on Wednesday, with concerts, parades and a voracious display of hot dog-eating prowess in New York, as many cities and towns held fireworks displays after sundown. Also, two people died and

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  • Police pluck woman who scaled Statue of Liberty, ending standoff
    Reuters

    Police pluck woman who scaled Statue of Liberty, ending standoff

    A woman who scaled the stone pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, the iconic tribute to freedom and democracy that graces New York Harbor, was snatched by police officers and lowered to safety on Wednesday after a three-hour standoff that led to the evacuation of the landmark on America’s Independence

  • Woman plucked from perch under Lady Liberty's foot, ending standoff
    Reuters

    Woman plucked from perch under Lady Liberty’s foot, ending standoff

    A woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty’s stone pedestal was snatched by police officers and lowered to safety on Wednesday, ending a standoff that led to the evacuation of the New York Harbor landmark on Independence Day. Authorities could not confirm whether the woman was part of a group of protesters

  • U.S. swelters on Fourth of July but relief in sight
    Reuters

    U.S. swelters on Fourth of July but relief in sight

    By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Tens of millions of Americans from the Midwest to the East Coast faced brutally hot temperatures and stifling humidity on the Fourth of July holiday on Wednesday, but forecasters said cooler, drier air is on the way by the weekend. Heat advisories and excessive

  • Reuters

    U.S. border patrol questioned fishermen on Canadian waters

    Crew members of two Canadian fishing vessels were approached by the United States border patrol in Canadian waters in the Gulf of Maine in late June, according to the Canadian government, which is investigating the matter. “Canada continues to investigate these incidents that occurred in Canadian

  • Wind gusts hamper battle against Northern California wildfire
    Reuters

    Wind gusts hamper battle against Northern California wildfire

    By Dan Whitcomb and Keith Coffman LOS ANGELES/DENVER (Reuters) – Firefighters in Northern California have partially contained a stubborn blaze that has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate areas west of Sacramento, although dry conditions and wind gusts are hampering efforts to stop the spread,

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  • On July 4th, Americans celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of hot dogs
    Reuters

    On July 4th, Americans celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of hot dogs

    By Peter Szekely NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans celebrated their nation’s 242nd anniversary of independence on Wednesday, with concerts, parades and a voracious display of hot dog-eating prowess in New York, as many cities and towns prepared for traditional fireworks displays after sundown. At

  • Trump administration rolls back racial diversity guidelines for colleges
    Reuters

    Trump administration rolls back racial diversity guidelines for colleges

    The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded an extensive set of guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama that had called on colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity. It has the effect of bringing the federal government’s position on affirmative action

  • Men accused in California warehouse fire agree to plea deal: paper
    Reuters

    Men accused in California warehouse fire agree to plea deal: paper

    Derick Almena, 48, and Max Harris, 28, negotiated a plea deal with Alameda County prosecutors that would see them respectively sentenced to nine and six years in prison, the newspaper reported, citing a letter prosecutors sent to victims’ relatives. Almena rented the warehouse and ran it as an art

  • Trump speaks with three more possible Supreme Court candidates
    Reuters

    Trump speaks with three more possible Supreme Court candidates

    President Donald Trump interviewed three possible candidates to fill a coming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, the White House said, a day after he spoke to Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah about the job. White House spokesman Raj Shah did not identify the three people interviewed on

  • Hundreds of homes imperiled as Northern California fire spreads
    Reuters

    Hundreds of homes imperiled as Northern California fire spreads

    A wildfire in Northern California swelled on Tuesday, as firefighters battled the blaze that threatened hundreds of homes and other structures, sending thick black smoke across the San Francisco Bay Area. The County Fire, which broke out on Saturday afternoon in rural Yolo County, west of Sacramento

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    Trump administration names new U.S. drug enforcement chief

    (Refiles this July 2 story to correct typo in name of former President George W. Bush in paragraph 7.) (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Monday named a top White House lawyer as the new head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency’s prior acting administrator announced

  • Puerto Rican evacuees caught between eviction threat and devastation
    Reuters

    Puerto Rican evacuees caught between eviction threat and devastation

    Puerto Rican hurricane evacuee Jaykarey Skerett may have no choice but to return home if evicted from the Florida hotel room where she has lived under a temporary government program, even though the island lacks the medical care her children need. For months, Skerett has called home a single, overcrowded

  • Reuters

    Trump administration must turn over information about 2020 census question

    By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to hand information about its plan to ask people filling out the 2020 census form whether they are U.S. citizens over to a group of states and cities suing the administration over the

  • U.S. Congressman Jordan accused of ignoring sex abuse while wrestling coach: NBC
    Reuters

    U.S. Congressman Jordan accused of ignoring sex abuse while wrestling coach: NBC

    Several former wrestlers coached by U.S. Representative Jim Jordan at Ohio State University have told NBC News that the Republican congressman was aware the team doctor was molesting them, and, in some cases, was told directly. Jordan, whose name has been floated as a possible successor to retiring

  • Before Annapolis newspaper shooting, police say suspect sent three threatening letters
    Reuters

    Before Annapolis newspaper shooting, police say suspect sent three threatening letters

    The suspect in the fatal shooting of five people at a Maryland newsroom is believed to have sent three threatening letters to courts and a private law firm before the killings, police said on Tuesday. The letters were sent to the Baltimore City Circuit Court, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and

  • U.S. East Coast swelters under lingering heat wave
    Reuters

    U.S. East Coast swelters under lingering heat wave

    A heat wave blanketing the northeastern United States is expected to move west after the Fourth of July, bringing dangerous temperatures as far as southern California, the National Weather Service (NWS) said on Tuesday. An excessive heat warning is in effect through Tuesday night, with heat index values

  • Reuters

    New York judge voids Pakistani man’s conviction for aiding al Qaeda

    A Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday voided the November 2005 conviction of a Pakistani man for conspiring to help an al Qaeda operative enter the United States, saying new evidence cast doubt on the defendant’s guilt. Uzair Paracha, 38, has been serving a 30-year prison term for allegedly helping

  • Top Supreme Court candidates' views on abortion under scrutiny
    Reuters

    Top Supreme Court candidates’ views on abortion under scrutiny

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) – From the moment Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court last week, speculation has centered on whether his replacement would vote to overturn a woman’s right to abortion. President Donald Trump promised during his campaign

  • Reuters

    U.S. Northeast grids monitoring heat wave, say power is sufficient

    (Reuters) – Utilities in the U.S. Northeast expect to have enough power to keep the lights on as homes and businesses crank up air conditioners to escape a heat wave, the region’s power grid operators said on Tuesday. Temperatures in the biggest U.S. Northeast cities were all expected to reach the

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  • Puerto Rico storm evacuees spared from eviction: court order
    Reuters

    Puerto Rico storm evacuees spared from eviction: court order

    By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday extended an order preventing the eviction of hundreds of Puerto Rican families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and have been living in hotels and motels across the United States. The order by U.S. District Judge Timothy Hillman

  • U.S. Air Force ends light attack flight experiments after crash: official
    Reuters

    U.S. Air Force ends light attack flight experiments after crash: official

    The US Air Force canceled remaining flights that were a part of its Light Attack experiment after a recent fatal crash of an A-29, an Air Force official said on Tuesday. The experiment was being run to gather additional information about aircraft capabilities ahead of a possible

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