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11 August 2018

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  • FBI seeks motive after U.S. airline worker steals plane, crashes it
    Reuters

    FBI seeks motive after U.S. airline worker steals plane, crashes it

    A Horizon Air ground service agent got into a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft on Friday night in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took off, Horizon sister carrier Alaska Airlines said. Relatives and co-workers identified the man as Richard Russell of Sumner, Washington

  • More than 100 large wildfires in U.S. as new blazes erupt
    Reuters

    More than 100 large wildfires in U.S. as new blazes erupt

    (Reuters) – Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break out sparked by lightning strikes on bone-dry terrain, authorities said on Saturday. More than 30,000 personnel, including firefighters from

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  • FBI seeks motive after U.S. airline worker stole plane and crashed it
    Reuters

    FBI seeks motive after U.S. airline worker stole plane and crashed it

    A Horizon Air ground service agent got into a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft on Friday night in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took off, Horizon sister carrier Alaska Airlines said. “There were some maneuvers that were done that were incredible maneuvers with

  • Fifth body found in crashed Alaska plane; no body recovery planned
    Reuters

    Fifth body found in crashed Alaska plane; no body recovery planned

    A fifth body was found on Friday in the wreckage of an Alaska sightseeing plane that crashed near North America’s tallest peak, leaving no doubt the pilot perished with his four Polish passengers on the steep mountainside, authorities said. The impact left the plane in two pieces, lodged in the

  • Mother of slain youth, Michael Brown, running for Ferguson City Council
    Reuters

    Mother of slain youth, Michael Brown, running for Ferguson City Council

    Lezley McSpadden announced her candidacy at an emotionally charged rally surrounded by supporters, a day after the fourth anniversary of her son’s death, which thrust the St. Louis suburb into the global spotlight as an emblem of troubled U.S. race relations. McSpadden, a onetime grocery store worker

  • Reuters

    Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills family cat

    A mountain lion crawled into a Colorado home and killed a family’s pet house cat and fled into a canyon after wildlife officers shot it with non-lethal bean bag rounds to force it outside, authorities said on Friday. The prowling cougar came through an unlocked screen door at a home in Boulder in the

  • Reuters

    California police chief’s son charged in beating of Sikh man

    Tyrone McAllister, 18, whose parents assisted police in tracking him down following Monday’s attack in the town of Manteca, about 75 miles east of San Francisco, was arraigned in San Joaquin County Superior Court and ordered held on $300,000 bond. Court records show a public defender was appointed

  • Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial
    Reuters

    Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world’s first Roundup cancer trial

    The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. The jury at San Francisco

  • Bank sped up Manafort loan approval as CEO sought Trump cabinet job: witness
    Reuters

    Bank sped up Manafort loan approval as CEO sought Trump cabinet job: witness

    Dennis Raico, a former Federal Savings Bank executive testifying under immunity, said the bank’s chief executive, Steve Calk, expressed interest in such posts as Treasury secretary or Housing and Urban Development secretary. Calk took a “personal interest” in Manafort’s loan applications

  • Judge encouraged by U.S. plan to reunite separated immigrant families
    Reuters

    Judge encouraged by U.S. plan to reunite separated immigrant families

    The reunification plan set forth in a Thursday night court filing described several processes to locate parents who had been removed from the country, determine their intentions for their children, and ensure that children remain safe. “There’s no question the government has put in a great

  • Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial
    Reuters

    Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world’s first Roundup cancer trial

    The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. The jury at San Francisco

  • Confirmation hearings for U.S. top court nominee Kavanaugh open Sept. 4
    Reuters

    Confirmation hearings for U.S. top court nominee Kavanaugh open Sept. 4

    Confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin on Sept. 4, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced in a statement on Friday. Opening statements by committee members will take place on Sept. 4, and the questioning of Kavanaugh will start the following

  • Manafort witness says bank CEO coveted Cabinet job, pushed to approve loans
    Reuters

    Manafort witness says bank CEO coveted Cabinet job, pushed to approve loans

    Dennis Raico, a former Federal Savings Bank executive testifying under immunity, said the bank’s chief executive, Stephen Calk, expressed interest in such posts as Treasury secretary or Housing and Urban Development secretary. Manafort later asked the incoming administration to consider tapping

  • Group asks Trump to unblock 41 Twitter users after court ruling
    Reuters

    Group asks Trump to unblock 41 Twitter users after court ruling

    A U.S. free speech group on Friday asked President Donald Trump to unblock 41 Twitter users after a federal judge in May ordered him to restore access to a group of individuals who filed suit. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled on May 23 that comments on the president’s

  • California wildfire said set by arsonist threatens community
    Reuters

    California wildfire said set by arsonist threatens community

    A Southern California wildfire – which authorities say was set by an arsonist with a grudge against a neighbor – doubled in size overnight into Friday as crews built fire lines and fought to protect thousands of homes in a lakefront community. The Holy Fire, which broke out on Monday in Holy Jim Canyon

  • U.S. census citizenship question panned by scientists, civil rights groups
    Reuters

    U.S. census citizenship question panned by scientists, civil rights groups

    The comments have not yet been published, but some groups and individuals reinforced their opposition to the Trump administration’s plan to ask census respondents whether they are U.S. citizens. At least 250,000 people have called for removing the question, according to a coalition of civil rights

  • Trump renews attacks on protesting NFL players, says 'be cool'
    Reuters

    Trump renews attacks on protesting NFL players, says ‘be cool’

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday renewed his attacks on NFL players pushing for criminal justice and other social reforms, after a number of players protested during the league’s preseason opening late on Thursday. The National Football League has struggled to address the issue of players who

  • As U.S. unleashes sanctions, Americans view Russia as bigger threat than Iran: Reuters/Ipsos poll
    Reuters

    As U.S. unleashes sanctions, Americans view Russia as bigger threat than Iran: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    While a majority of U.S. adults view Iran as a threat to the United States, that number has decreased slightly over the past three years, the poll shows. In comparison, the number of Americans who consider Russia a threat to their country increased since 2015, as U.S. intelligence agencies concluded

  • Tennessee executes man for 1985 rape, murder of seven-year-old girl
    Reuters

    Tennessee executes man for 1985 rape, murder of seven-year-old girl

    Billy Irick, 59, who had spent more than three decades on death row, was put to death at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Tylee Tracer said. Pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m. Central time, he became the 15th inmate executed this year in the United

  • Anniversary of fatal Charlottesville rally puts city, D.C. on edge
    Reuters

    Anniversary of fatal Charlottesville rally puts city, D.C. on edge

    “They feel that not being here is giving in to fear and terror.” Officials in Charlottesville have vowed a massive police presence – with some 1,000 personnel assigned – to deter any violence. The organizer of last year’s event, white nationalist Jason Kessler, was denied a permit in

  • Reuters

    California police chief’s son due in court over beating of Sikh man

    Tyrone McAllister, 18, has been charged, along with an unnamed 16-year-old, with second-degree robbery, harming an elderly adult and one other charge over the incident on Monday, which was recorded by a security camera on a nearby house. The video, posted online by officials in the city of Manteca in

  • Florida school shooting families want board removed
    Reuters

    Florida school shooting families want board removed

    “The current school board has failed to properly prepare the county’s 234 schools for the upcoming school year,” said Tony Montalto, president of Stand With Parkland, a group formed by families of victims of the Feb. 14 attack, during a televised press conference. The Florida shooting prompted

  • Brooklyn imam dismayed by family's tragedy at New Mexico compound
    Reuters

    Brooklyn imam dismayed by family’s tragedy at New Mexico compound

    Siraj Wahhaj, a Brooklyn-based imam, spoke to reporters at his mosque, Masjid Taqwa, a day after his son, two daughters, a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law were charged with 11 felony counts of child abuse in New Mexico. The son, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, also was charged with custodial interference in

  • U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm children
    Reuters

    U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm children

    The 2-1 decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle overturned former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s March 2017 denial of a petition by environmental groups to halt the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops such as fruits, vegetables and nuts. “This shows that the EPA can’

  • New Mexico compound girls briefly reunited with grandfather
    Reuters

    New Mexico compound girls briefly reunited with grandfather

    Two girls who were among 11 children taken from a New Mexico compound raided last week by police were briefly reunited on Thursday with their grandfather, who said that with their parents in jail he wanted to take them to his home in Egypt. The girls, wearing pink and yellow headscarfs, appeared happy

  • U.S. reunions of immigrant families grind to a near halt
    Reuters

    U.S. reunions of immigrant families grind to a near halt

    The number of immigrant children in U.S. care who have still not been reunited with their families after being separated at the Mexican border has barely budged in the past week, as the government struggles to locate parents no longer in the United States. Over 500 children out of more than 2,500 separated

  • Los Angeles prosecutors review sex assault cases against actors Seagal, Anderson
    Reuters

    Los Angeles prosecutors review sex assault cases against actors Seagal, Anderson

    The case involving Weinstein brings to six the number under review by Los Angeles prosecutors. District Attorney spokesman Greg Risling did not give details of the allegations or when the alleged assaults took place. Representatives of Weinstein, Seagal and Anderson did not immediately respond to requests

  • Mechanic latest to die in fight against California fires
    Reuters

    Mechanic latest to die in fight against California fires

    Andrew Brake, 40, was assigned to the Carr Fire burning around Redding in Northern California and died in a crash on Highway 99 in nearby Tehama County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) said. “On behalf of all Californians, we honor Andrew and the many other brave

  • Judge orders migrants returned to U.S. in midst of deportation flight
    Reuters

    Judge orders migrants returned to U.S. in midst of deportation flight

    The pair were among 12 plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging changes in asylum policies ordered by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Washington D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan was hearing a request to stay the plaintiffs’ deportations

  • Oklahoma teen who killed parents, siblings gets life in prison
    Reuters

    Oklahoma teen who killed parents, siblings gets life in prison

    Michael Bever who was 16 at the time of the killings, was found guilty in May by a jury in a Tulsa County District Court of five counts of first-degree murder along with assault and battery with intent to kill in connection with his attack on a sibling who survived. “This is the most brutal homicide

  • Reuters

    Science Applications International wins $597 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Science Applications International Corp has been awarded a $597 million U.S. defense contract for the production and delivery of integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

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  • Supreme Court clears way for Tennessee to execute murderer
    Reuters

    Supreme Court clears way for Tennessee to execute murderer

    The decision cleared the path for the lethal injection and came just hours before the state was scheduled to put to death Billy Irick, 59, at 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. The execution would be the first in the state since 2009 and the 15th this year

  • Reuters

    Mechanic killed in road accident while fighting Carr Fire in California

    (Reuters) – A heavy equipment mechanic working for California fire authorities and assigned to the Carr wildfire was killed on Thursday as a result of traffic accident, officials said, bringing the death toll from that blaze to eight. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the

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  • New York City votes to cap Uber, Lyft vehicle licenses
    Reuters

    New York City votes to cap Uber, Lyft vehicle licenses

    (Reuters) – The New York City Council on Wednesday agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest U.S. metro area for a major source of their revenue. The package, opposed by major

  • U.S. joins lawsuits against Indivior, Reckitt over drug Suboxone
    Reuters

    U.S. joins lawsuits against Indivior, Reckitt over drug Suboxone

    The Justice Department in filings last week in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia, said it was intervening in four separate whistleblower lawsuits related to the Britain-based companies’ marketing of Suboxone and the related drug Subutex. The action came after Indivior, which was spun out of Reckitt

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  • Reuters

    Fire extinguished at HollyFrontier’s Tulsa, Oklahoma refinery

    HollyFrontier Corp said it did not expect operational disruptions at its 85,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Tulsa West refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after a fire in a wastewater plant was put out on Wednesday afternoon. “Our employees and contractors are accounted for and safe.” said HollyFrontier

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  • Puerto Rico sends costlier reconstruction plan to U.S. Congress
    Reuters

    Puerto Rico sends costlier reconstruction plan to U.S. Congress

    (Reuters) – Puerto Rico submitted a recovery plan to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that carries an estimated price tag of $139 billion, which is 47 percent more than the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth requested in November. The economic and disaster recovery plan allocates the money to housing, water and

  • Beer drinkers lose U.S. appeal over Anheuser-SABMiller merger
    Reuters

    Beer drinkers lose U.S. appeal over Anheuser-SABMiller merger

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon said SABMiller’s agreement with antitrust regulators to divest its U.S. beer business, by selling its stake in the MillerCoors joint venture to Molson Coors Brewing Co , would prevent increased concentration in the industry. It also rejected

  • Crews gain ground on monster California wildfire
    Reuters

    Crews gain ground on monster California wildfire

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battling the largest wildfire in California’s history took advantage of milder overnight temperatures to gain considerable ground in containing the blaze on Wednesday, a day after officials said it would take until September to snuff it out. The Mendocino

  • New Mexico child abuse suspect accused of training children for shootings
    Reuters

    New Mexico child abuse suspect accused of training children for shootings

    The primary suspect charged in the abuse of 11 youths found malnourished at a ramshackle compound in New Mexico was training the children with firearms to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents filed in the case on Wednesday.

  • Reuters

    Federal agencies directed to use any water needed to fight California fires

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday directed federal agencies to use any water that was needed to “protect life and property” threatened by wildfires in California, a statement from the Commerce Department said. In the statement, Ross said he had directed the National Marine Fisheries

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