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Crews scramble to protect homes from fierce California wildfire

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:53:08 -0400

More than 1,200 firefighters aided by water-dropping helicopters battled a wind-driven wildfire raging out of control in Northern California on Monday, threatening homes and other structures as thick ....
Kentucky woman posing with slain giraffe sparks online outrage

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:35:49 -0400

Images of a Kentucky hunter posing with the body of a black giraffe she killed in South Africa have triggered an online backlash after going viral on social media. Thousands of Twitter users expresse....
Three-year-old girl dies after Idaho birthday party stabbing rampage

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:07:43 -0400

“It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that she has passed away today,” Boise police said in a statement about the girl, who had been flown to Utah for medical treatment. The toddler was one ....
PwC must pay FDIC $625.3 million over bank's collapse: U.S. judge

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:02:08 -0400

U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein found it more likely than not that PwC's negligence was the proximate cause of FDIC damages from the August 2009 demise of Montgomery, Alabama's Colonial BancGrou....
Trump meets with Supreme Court contenders, two in focus

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 17:44:37 -0400

By Jeff Mason and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with four potential Supreme Court justices on Monday, while a person familiar with the selection....
Suspect in planned Cleveland July 4 bombing appears in court

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 17:30:00 -0400

By Kim Palmer and Makini Brice CLEVELAND/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Ohio man arrested on suspicion of planning to detonate a bomb at Cleveland's Fourth of July celebrations and then stand by and watch....
Trump administration names new U.S. drug enforcement chief

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:55:41 -0400

(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 his re....
Factbox: Appeals court judges top Trump's Supreme Court contenders list

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:08:27 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that on July 9 he will name a nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy's announcement last week tha....
Schwab to pay fine to settle U.S. charges on suspicious trades

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:03:00 -0400

The fine was disclosed in papers filed on Monday with the federal court in San Francisco, where Schwab is based, and requires a judge's approval. Schwab was accused of violating the federal Bank Secr....
U.S. judge weighs blocking evictions of Puerto Rico storm evacuees

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:00:50 -0400

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for several Puerto Rican families urged a federal judge on Monday to extend an order that blocked the eviction of hundreds of people who fled the hurricane....
Rhode Island sues major oil companies over climate change

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:01:38 -0400

Rhode Island on Monday sued several major oil companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp and BP plc, accusing them of contributing to climate change that is damaging infrastructure and coastal communities....
Trump lawyer Cohen vows to defend himself, puts family first: ABC News

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:44:38 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen vowed to defend himself and protect his family and country first if Trump or the president's legal team tried to discredit him, ABC....
Guggenheim accused of siphoning annuity unit's cash for LA Dodgers

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:30:43 -0400

Guggenheim Partners, overseen by billionaire Mark Walter, is facing a lawsuit claiming it defrauded annuity investors by saddling an insurance affiliate with risky assets, and siphoning cash for purpo....
Massachusetts top court upholds 20-day voter registration cut-off

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:46:36 -0400

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top court on Monday unanimously upheld a state requirement that people must register to vote 20 days before an election, ruling in a case that could ....
Expect a hot July Fourth as heat wave sizzles U.S. Midwest, East Coast

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:42:33 -0400

(Reuters) - Sweltering temperatures flirting with 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) will blister parts of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast on Monday and sizzle at least through the Independence Day h....
Fast-spreading California wildfire forces evacuations in Yolo County

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 23:07:23 -0400

A fast-growing wildfire that broke out over the weekend in Northern California, fueled by parched lands and high winds, prompted evacuations on Sunday and sent ash spewing over a wide area of the regi....
U.S. judge grants reprieve to Puerto Ricans facing eviction

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:36:53 -0400

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 m....
Nine wounded in stabbing at child's birthday party in Idaho

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 16:43:47 -0400

A man went on a stabbing spree at a 3-year-old's birthday party at an apartment complex housing refugee families in Boise on Saturday, injuring nine people, including six children, police said on Sund....
Delivering the grimmest news of all: 'Your loved one is dead'

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 15:31:14 -0400

By Peter Szekely NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seventeen years after Detective Kevin Green first delivered the grim news that a loved one had been killed, the day is still vivid in his mind. "I remember dist....
Four hospitalized, police eye more arrests after Portland clashes

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 15:13:22 -0400

Police seized knives, clubs and pepper spray after running battles between members of the right-wing Patriot Prayer group and counterprotesters who had initially faced off at a downtown park. Patriot....
Oregon right-wingers clash with anti-fascists at march in Portland

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 00:44:56 -0400

(Reuters) - Anti-fascist and right-wing activists clashed in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night as violence broke out during a march in support of a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Sena....
Video shows Pennsylvania cop tasering unarmed man

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 22:28:35 -0400

(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania police officer is under investigation after he was caught on video using a stun gun on an unarmed black man who was sitting on a curb. The video https://www.facebook.com/10....
New Jersey averts government shutdown with last-minute budget

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 21:38:55 -0400

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy struck a last-minute budget deal on Saturday, ending threats of a government shutdown that had raged for weeks as he struggled to r....
Protesters across U.S. call on Trump to reunite immigrant families

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 16:48:58 -0400

By Lesley Wroughton and Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters marched in cities across the United States on Saturday to demand the Trump administration reverse an immigra....
With sardines and a snare, the deaf puppy Toffee is rescued

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 14:31:08 -0400

At a little past midnight on Saturday, with the help of some sardines and a snare, volunteers lifted Toffee, a seven-week-old deaf puppy that briefly caught the nation's attention, out of a deep hole ....
Missouri appeals court tosses $55 million J&J talc-powder verdict

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 23:06:42 -0400

South Dakota resident Gloria Ristesund had been awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages in the 2016 verdict. J&J denied the allegations, saying decades of testi....
Wildfires rage in Colorado as weather conditions deteriorate

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 22:46:47 -0400

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Colo. (Reuters) - At least a dozen wildfires were raging on Friday in drought-stricken portions of Colorado where hundreds of residents have been evacuated as a wave of prime....
U.S. government says it will detain migrant children with parents

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 21:51:53 -0400

The U.S. government said in a court filing on Friday that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for the duration of their immigration proceedings. ....
Arrests at U.S.-Mexico border projected to drop in June

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 20:37:32 -0400

U.S. border agents are on pace to arrest about 16 percent fewer people this month at the southwest border than in May, according to preliminary figures provided by an official at the Department of Hom....
Dodgers' Hernandez to fund house building in Puerto Rico

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 20:24:41 -0400

Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Enrique Hernandez on Friday said money he raised to help Puerto Rico recover from last year's deadly Hurricane Maria will be spent in the coming weeks to build more ....
Former fugitive ex-lawyer pleads guilty to U.S. fraud scheme

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 19:35:19 -0400

A former partner at a major U.S. law firm who spent two decades as a fugitive while avoiding charges that he ran a fraudulent investment scheme pleaded guilty on Friday to having carried out a differe....
'Weed Apocalypse' dawns for California pot dealers on Sunday

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 19:28:06 -0400

Six months after California made recreational marijuana use legal, the so-called "Weed Apocalypse" arrives this weekend, as tight state regulations going into effect on Sunday have dispensaries scramb....
Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee July 9

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:58:51 -0400

By Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to announce his nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Ken....
U.S. judge bars Kentucky from requiring Medicaid recipients to work

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:44:35 -0400

By Nate Raymond and Yasmeen Abutaleb BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked Kentucky from implementing work requirements in its Medicaid program, potentially dealing a b....
Factbox: Victims of mass shooting at Maryland newsroom

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:12:43 -0400

Hiassen, 59, brother of best-selling author Carl Hiaasen, joined The Capital, the group's flagship title, in 2010 as assistant editor after working as a reporter at the Baltimore Sun for 15 years. Be....
Texas grand jury does not indict famed coaches in gymnastics scandal

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:42:49 -0400

A grand jury declined to indict celebrated gymnastics coaches Bela and Marta Karolyi for a role in suspected sexual assaults by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor at the couple's training ranch in Te....
Maryland police were unaware of hostile tweets by murder suspect

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:01:51 -0400

Police, however, had known that the suspect, Jarrod Ramos, had posted threatening comments on his web page about the newspaper, which he had unsuccessfully sued for defamation in 2012. It is hard to ....
Iowa's top court rejects waiting period for abortions

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:06:23 -0400

Iowa, which separately in April passed the nation's strictest abortion limit known as the "fetal heartbeat" law, had placed the waiting-period law on hold during the court challenge. "We conclude the....
U.S. unveils 'streamlined' tax form to warnings from Democrats

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:41:02 -0400

Sticking to a pledge that Americans will be able to file tax returns on a postcard under President Donald Trump's tax code overhaul, the U.S. Treasury Department released a new Form 1040 for individua....
Trump says Maryland newsroom rampage 'filled our hearts with grief'

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:58:05 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has frequently criticized the media, on Friday lamented a shooting in a Maryland newsroom in which five people were killed in one of the deadlie....
Instant View: USDA corn acreage, stocks figure above expectations

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:48:14 -0400

U.S. farmers intend to plant 89.557 million acres of soybeans and 89.128 million acres of corn in 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The corn figure was above an average of trad....
U.S. soy acres top corn for the first time since 1983: USDA

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:42:36 -0400

By Mark Weinraub WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. farmers planted more soybean acres than corn for the first time in 35 years even as domestic soy supplies reached the biggest on record for early June, th....
Maryland man denied bail in newsroom rampage that killed five

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:40:12 -0400

By Warren Strobel ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Reuters) - A Maryland man charged with rampaging through a newsroom in Annapolis with a pump-action shotgun and killing five people was denied bail on Friday after o....
Court throws out Time Warner Cable $229,500 penalty for 153 robocalls

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:32:25 -0400

A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a $229,500 award that a Texas woman had won from Time Warner Cable Inc for harassing her with 153 robocalls after she told it to stop. The 2nd U.S. Circuit....
Man admits making bomb threat targeting Florida mosque

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:31:30 -0400

(Reuters) - A 26-year-old Florida man has admitted obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs through the threatened use of a dangerous weapon and explosive after he called in a bomb threat to....
Salvadoran father reunited with daughter after month-long separation

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:42:03 -0400

By Nelson Renteria SAN LUIS TALPA, El Salvador (Reuters) - Salvadoran fisherman Arnovis Guidos was reunited with his six-year-old daughter late on Thursday a month after the girl was taken from him b....
Wildfires rage in Colorado as weather conditions deteriorate

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:39:55 -0400

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - At least a dozen wildfires were raging on Friday in drought-stricken portions of Colorado where hundreds of residents have been evacuated as a wave of prime wildfi....
Gunman angry at Maryland newspaper kills five in targeted attack

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:06:22 -0400

A man who had a long-running feud with an Annapolis newspaper blasted his way through its newsroom with a shotgun on Thursday, killing at least five people in one of the deadliest attacks recorded on ....
Protestors, lawmaker arrested in Senate building sit-in over immigration

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:06:05 -0400

Some 600 protestors were arrested during a clangorous occupation of a U.S. Senate office building in Washington on Thursday, where they decried U.S. President Donald Trump's "zero- tolerance" stance o....
New York's poor are hardest hit by subway delays: study

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:47:05 -0400

In New York City, where the range of incomes of its citizens is reflected almost perfectly in its subway riders, lower-income riders have been disproportionately impacted by train delays, a study publ....