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12 July 2018

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  • Reuters

    Second U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan in a week

    Neither the branch of military nor the name of the service member was released, pending notification of next of kin. The person “died of wounds sustained during a combat operation in Afghanistan” the statement said. A member of the Afghan security forces was also killed and several other

  • Danish man charged with starting destructive Colorado wildfire
    Reuters

    Danish man charged with starting destructive Colorado wildfire

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – A Danish national accused of starting the second-largest wildfire on record in Colorado was charged on Thursday with 141 counts of first-degree arson for each building destroyed in the massive blaze, court documents showed. Jesper Joergensen, 52, was advised of the

  • White House orders greater access to files on FBI informant: New York Times
    Reuters

    White House orders greater access to files on FBI informant: New York Times

    The White House has ordered that a wider group of lawmakers have access to classified information about an informant the FBI used to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing two American officials with knowledge of the decision.

  • U.S. judge asked to create mental health fund for migrant children
    Reuters

    U.S. judge asked to create mental health fund for migrant children

    A civil rights group asked a federal judge on Thursday to order the U.S. government to provide mental health counseling for the around 2,000 immigrant children separated from their parents by officials at the U.S.-Mexican border. The request by the American Civil Liberties Union follows a chaotic week

  • Explainer: Drought creates a perfect storm for wildfires in U.S. West
    Reuters

    Explainer: Drought creates a perfect storm for wildfires in U.S. West

    By Andrew Hay TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) – Bigger and more “explosive” wildfires are raging across the U.S. West, with the area burned in Colorado already four times the size of last year’s total, as rising temperatures, drought and a buildup of forest fuels supercharge blazes. Last year

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  • Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club, but charges dismissed
    Reuters

    Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club, but charges dismissed

    Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was taken into custody in the early morning after being accused of touching three customers who were undercover vice detectives, police in the state capital Columbus said. Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said Daniels committed no crime because she did

  • Jury orders J&J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case
    Reuters

    Jury orders J&J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case

    The verdict is the largest J&J has faced to date over allegations that its talc-based products cause cancer. The company is battling some 9,000 talc cases. J&J denies both that its talc products cause cancer and that they ever contained asbestos.

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  • Jury orders J&J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case
    Reuters

    Jury orders J&J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case

    The verdict is the largest J&J has faced to date over allegations that its talc-based products cause cancer. J&J is battling some 9,000 talc cases. J&J shares fell $1.31, or 1 percent, to $126.45 in after-hours trading following the punitive damages award.

  • Iowa, Illinois investigating infections linked to McDonald's salad
    Reuters

    Iowa, Illinois investigating infections linked to McDonald’s salad

    McDonald’s shares fell 1.4 percent after-hours on Thursday. The Illinois Department of Public Health said it had seen about 90 cases, and the Iowa Department of Public Health said it had recorded 15 cases. In about one-fourth of the Illinois cases people reported eating salads from McDonald’

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  • Puerto Rico power utility board quits, leaving leadership void
    Reuters

    Puerto Rico power utility board quits, leaving leadership void

    CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Five of the seven board members of the bankrupt Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority – including its CEO, named one day ago – resigned on Thursday, leaving the utility with no leadership amid a massive restructuring effort following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria

  • Ex-N.Y. state university official found guilty of bid-rigging
    Reuters

    Ex-N.Y. state university official found guilty of bid-rigging

    The former president of the State University of New York’s Polytechnic Institute was found guilty on Thursday of charges that he helped rig a 2013 bidding process for a billion-dollar development project intended to revitalize the Buffalo, New York region. Alain Kaloyeros was convicted of fraud

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  • Build-A-Bear limits store promotion as crowds build a logjam
    Reuters

    Build-A-Bear limits store promotion as crowds build a logjam

    Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc, the global stuffed-animal retailer, had to limit a popular pay-your-age event on Thursday as long lines stretched outside its U.S., Canada and UK stores and crowds clogged mall corridors. The one-day promotion, available only in the retailer’s stores, allowed customers

  • Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club, but charges dismissed
    Reuters

    Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club, but charges dismissed

    Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was accused of touching three customers who were undercover vice detectives in the early-morning incident, police in the state capital Columbus said. Online court records showed that three misdemeanor charges of illegally operating a sexually oriented

  • U.S. says all eligible young migrant children reunited with parents
    Reuters

    U.S. says all eligible young migrant children reunited with parents

    The Trump administration said on Thursday it had reunited all eligible young migrant children with their parents after they had been separated when crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, two days after a court-imposed deadline. The administration had been required late last month by U.S. District Judge Dana

  • Reuters

    U.S. service member killed in combat in Afghanistan

    A U.S. service member died on Thursday after being wounded during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement. An Afghan security force member was also killed and several were wounded in the incident, less than a week after a U.S. soldier was killed in an insider

  • U.S. reopens 1955 case on murdered black teen Emmett Till
    Reuters

    U.S. reopens 1955 case on murdered black teen Emmett Till

    The U.S. government has reopened an investigation into the 1955 killing of black teenager Emmett Till in Mississippi, saying it had discovered new information in the case, which helped spark the nation’s civil rights movement. The report, sent by the U.S. Department of Justice to Congress earlier

  • Reuters

    Chris weakens to post-tropical cyclone: NHC

    (Reuters) – Chris weakened to a post-tropical cyclone on Thursday from a hurricane as it raced towards Cape Race and the Avalon peninsula of Newfoundland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The cyclone is about 275 miles (440 km) southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, with maximum sustained

  • Lava tours stir mixed feelings around erupting Kilauea
    Reuters

    Lava tours stir mixed feelings around erupting Kilauea

    By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU(Reuters) – Shane Turpin has for years taken tourists on boat rides to see lava oozing lazily down Kilauea’s slopes and into the Pacific Ocean several miles away. “When the houses on the coastline were burning, we took those ships off,” said Turpin, 39, who runs

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  • Reuters

    Hurricane Chris to become post-tropical cyclone by Thursday: NHC

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Chris, moving north-eastward toward Newfoundland, is likely to become a post-tropical cyclone by Thursday afternoon, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Chris, the second hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, was about 700 miles (1,125 km) southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland

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  • Nevada execution blocked after drugmaker protests use of its sedative
    Reuters

    Nevada execution blocked after drugmaker protests use of its sedative

    Alvogen Inc, which said the Nevada Corrections Department had obtained the sedative midazolam illegitimately, won a court order barring it from being administered to Scott Dozier in the state’s newly devised and untested three-drug execution protocol. Another judge formally issued an indefinite

  • All migrant kids under five to be back with parents by Thursday: U.S. official
    Reuters

    All migrant kids under five to be back with parents by Thursday: U.S. official

    The American Civil Liberties Union, which sued the government over its separation policies, disputed that assertion. “Their statement is vague at a minimum,” said attorney Lee Gelernt, noting that a San Diego judge had set a deadline of Tuesday for reuniting those children. The government has

  • All children under five will be reunified with parents by Thursday: U.S. official
    Reuters

    All children under five will be reunified with parents by Thursday: U.S. official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – All migrant children under age 5 who are eligible will be reunified with their parents by early on Thursday morning, a Trump administration official said on Wednesday.

  • Second man arrested in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion
    Reuters

    Second man arrested in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

    Suspect Michael Boatwright, 22, was already in police custody on unrelated charges when officials charged him for an alleged role in killing XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, while he was leaving a car and boat dealership in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Miami,

  • Oregon ranchers who sparked standoff home after pardon
    Reuters

    Oregon ranchers who sparked standoff home after pardon

    The 41-day standoff, which began after the ranchers were imprisoned for a second time for setting a fire that spread to public land, stirred the long-simmering dispute over federal land policies in the U.S. West. Local officials including a Republican congressman had urged Trump to pardon them. U.S

  • Electric cattle fence blamed for massive California wildfire
    Reuters

    Electric cattle fence blamed for massive California wildfire

    A mammoth wildfire that has blackened more than 140 square miles and destroyed at least 20 structures in two Northern California counties was ignited by an improperly installed electric livestock fence, fire managers said on Wednesday. The announcement by the California Department of Forestry and Fire

  • TSA screeners win immunity from abuse claims:  appeals court
    Reuters

    TSA screeners win immunity from abuse claims: appeals court

    Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses. In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court

  • U.S. seeks to reunite more young immigrants as new deadline looms
    Reuters

    U.S. seeks to reunite more young immigrants as new deadline looms

    A day after dozens of parents were reunited with children who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by immigration officials, the U.S. government faces a looming deadline to match another roughly 2,000 children with parents. The struggle to track and match parents with children under five suggests

  • NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says
    Reuters

    NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says

    Plans to launch the first NASA astronauts since 2011 to the International Space Station from the United States look set to be delayed due to incomplete safety measures and accountability holes in the agency’s commercial crew program, according to a federal report released on Wednesday. SpaceX and

  • Reuters

    Florida man with no arms charged with stabbing man with scissors

    (Reuters) – A 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday. Florida native Jonathan Crenshaw stabbed a 22-year-old Chicago man twice with the scissors before running away, according

  • Reuters

    Justice Department announces task force to deter fraud, avoid ‘piling on’

    U.S. Justice Department officials on Wednesday announced the establishment of an anti-fraud task force intended to deter fraud and coordinate investigations to avoid “piling on,” where multiple agencies probe the same alleged misconduct. The task force brings together the Justice Department

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  • Nevada execution blocked after drugmaker protests use of its sedative
    Reuters

    Nevada execution blocked after drugmaker protests use of its sedative

    Alvogen Inc, which said the Nevada Corrections Department had obtained the sedative midazolam unlawfully, won a court order barring the product from being administered to Scott Dozier as part of the state’s newly devised and untested three-drug execution protocol. The 47-year-old inmate had been

  • Reuters

    South Carolina white supremacist sentenced to three years on gun charge

    Benjamin McDowell, 31, a convicted felon who was barred from owning a gun, received the maximum penalty from a U.S. District Court judge in South Carolina. The FBI learned of McDowell’s “escalating white supremacist views on social media,” where he expressed admiration for Dylann Roof,

  • State Department still investigating diplomats' illnesses in Cuba, China
    Reuters

    State Department still investigating diplomats’ illnesses in Cuba, China

    U.S. officials are still investigating health problems at the U.S. embassy in Cuba, and do not know who or what was behind the mysterious illnesses, which began in 2016 and have affected 26 Americans. “We don’t know who is responsible and we don’t know what is responsible for this,”

  • 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

  • EPA scraps detailed plan to force U.S. refiners to blend more biofuels
    Reuters

    EPA scraps detailed plan to force U.S. refiners to blend more biofuels

    By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ditched a detailed plan that would have forced refiners to blend more biofuels into their gasoline and diesel in 2019 to compensate for volumes likely to be exempted under the agency’s small refinery hardship waiver

  • Reuters

    U.S. charges second man in Fitbit stock hoax

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday said it had filed additional charges against a second man who it said was involved in a scheme last year to orchestrate a hoax takeover bid and manipulate Fitbit Inc’s stock price.

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  • Newborn killed, dozens hurt by North Dakota tornado
    Reuters

    Newborn killed, dozens hurt by North Dakota tornado

    (Reuters) – A tornado killed a seven-day-old baby and injured more than two dozen people when it ripped through a trailer park in North Dakota and forecasters warned that parts of the Midwestern United States could face more twisters on Wednesday. The tornado, with wind speeds around 127 miles per hour

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  • XMotors says employee did not pass along sensitive Apple info
    Reuters

    XMotors says employee did not pass along sensitive Apple info

    BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese-owned electric vehicle firm XMotors said on Wednesday that there is no indication that ex-Apple Inc worker Zhang Xiaolang ever communicated any sensitive information from Apple to XMotors. Zhang, who most recently worked for XMotors, was charged with stealing trade secrets

  • Tech issues plague U.S. web portal tracking separated children
    Reuters

    Tech issues plague U.S. web portal tracking separated children

    In late June, attorney Sebastian Harley tried to log into a U.S. government web portal to check on a Guatemalan child who had been separated from his parent at the border. “The system appeared to be down.” It was not an isolated incident. From the moment it went online in January of 2014, the computer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • U.S. to reunite only half of young migrant children by Tuesday deadline
    Reuters

    U.S. to reunite only half of young migrant children by Tuesday deadline

    By Marty Graham and Tom Hals SAN DIEGO/WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – The U.S. government is struggling to reunite immigrant families it separated at the border with Mexico and only about half the children under age 5 will be back with their parents by a court-ordered deadline of Tuesday, a government

  • Reuters

    Shell’s Convent, Louisiana refinery contractors released from hospital: sources

    Two contractors who were burned last week in a fire at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Convent, Louisiana, refinery have been released from the hospital, sources familiar with plant operations said on Monday. The two contractors, who the sources said were released from the hospital on Friday, were among

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  • California regulator sees 'window' for deal on fuel economy rules
    Reuters

    California regulator sees ‘window’ for deal on fuel economy rules

    By David Shepardson NEW YORK (Reuters) – California is ready to work with major automakers on revisions to greenhouse gas emission vehicle rules through 2025 and sees a “window” for a deal in the coming months, the state’s top clean air regulator told Reuters on Monday. Air Resources Board

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  • Trump slams Pfizer after July 1 drug price hikes
    Reuters

    Trump slams Pfizer after July 1 drug price hikes

    By Michael Erman and Susan Heavey NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday took aim at Pfizer Inc and other U.S. drugmakers after they raised prices on some of their medicines on July 1, saying his administration would act in response. “Pfizer & others should be ashamed

  • U.S. states probe fast-food franchise deals not to poach workers
    Reuters

    U.S. states probe fast-food franchise deals not to poach workers

    A group of U.S. state attorneys general is investigating whether Five Guys, Panera, Burger King and other big fast food chains are using “no-poach” rules in franchise agreements to hold down wages and limit employee advancement, the officials said on Monday. Massachusetts Attorney General

  • Trump decides on Supreme Court pick, announcement to come
    Reuters

    Trump decides on Supreme Court pick, announcement to come

    President Donald Trump has decided on who he will pick for a lifetime position on the U.S. Supreme Court and will announce the nomination later on Monday, with four conservative federal appellate judges as the top contenders to succeed retiring long-time Justice Anthony Kennedy. The Republican president

  • Trump's longtime driver sues for several years of unpaid overtime
    Reuters

    Trump’s longtime driver sues for several years of unpaid overtime

    A New York man who said he was Donald Trump’s personal driver for more than 20 years sued the U.S. president’s company on Monday, claiming he was not paid for thousands of hours of overtime. Noel Cintron, 59, said the Trump Organization has not paid him for 3,300 hours of overtime in the last

  • Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire
    Reuters

    Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire

    (In paragraph 2 of July 7 story, corrects location of Goleta to west of Santa Barbara, not south of Santa Barbara.) 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

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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

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    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

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    (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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    Reuters

    Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare

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    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

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    Reuters

    Anti-violence protesters block major freeway in Chicago

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  • Reuters

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

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

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    Reuters

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

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  • 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

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    Reuters

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

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    Reuters

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

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    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

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  • 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

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