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Sep 23, 2019

Murder trial begins for former Dallas cop who shot black man in his own home
A former off-duty Dallas police officer faces trial on murder charges on Monday after she shot and killed a black neighbor last year in his apartment, saying she entered it by mistake and thought he was a burglar.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

Trump says he discussed Biden in call with Ukrainian president
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son in a call with Ukraine's president.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

'Howdy, Modi!' - Thousands, plus Trump, rally in Texas for India's leader
U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a stage and showered each other with praise on Sunday at a "Howdy, Modi!" rally attended by upward of 50,000 people, a rare mass showing for a foreign leader on American soil.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

Schiff says Trump's Ukraine call could justify impeachment
If an investigation shows that U.S. President Donald Trump pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, then impeachment would be the only option, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Sunday.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

'Howdy, Modi!': Thousands, plus Trump, rally in Texas for India's leader
Tens of thousands of Indian-Americans packed into a Houston stadium Sunday for a rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joined by U.S. President Donald Trump, in a rare mass show of support for a foreign leader on U.S. soil.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

Impeachment may be 'only remedy' for Trump's Ukraine call, Schiff says
If an investigation shows that U.S. President Donald Trump pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, then impeachment would be the only option, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Sunday.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

After Patriots release him in wake of rape charge, Antonio Brown says he's quitting NFL
Days after he was released by the New England Patriots in the wake of a rape allegation, star wide receiver Antonio Brown said on Sunday he was quitting the National Football League.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

Pompeo: Former U.S. Vice President Biden should be investigated if he corruptly meddled in Ukraine probe of son
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said that President Donald Trump's Democratic political rival Joe Biden should be investigated if evidence shows he improperly intervened to protect his son from an investigation in Ukraine.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

U.S. Democrat Schiff says Trump's Ukraine call could justify impeachment
If an investigation shows that U.S. President Donald Trump pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, then impeachment would be the only option, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Sunday.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

Pompeo accuses former U.S. Vice President Biden of corruption over Ukraine dust-up
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday accused President Donald Trump's Democratic political rival Joe Biden of improperly intervening to protect his son from an investigation in Ukraine.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

Trump defends call with Ukrainian president
President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not say anything wrong during a telephone call with his Ukrainian counterpart in which, according to reports, he pressed for an investigation of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

Reuters US News
Sep 22, 2019

'Howdy, Modi!': Thousands, plus Trump, due at Texas rally for India's leader
Some 50,000 Indian-Americans are due to pack into a Houston stadium Sunday for a rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joined by U.S. President Donald Trump, in a rare mass show of support for a foreign leader on U.S. soil.

Reuters US News
Sep 21, 2019

U.S., Honduras discuss temporary work opportunities for Hondurans
The United States and Honduras are discussing how to increase temporary legal employment opportunities for Hondurans in the United States, as the governments work to hammer out details of an immigration agreement.

Reuters US News
Sep 21, 2019

Stealth bomber for Area 51 crowd? U.S. military unit apologizes for tweet
A U.S. military unit apologized on Saturday and deleted a tweet that used the specter of a stealth bomber being deployed against any young people who tried to break into the Area 51 base in Nevada.

Reuters US News
Sep 21, 2019

U.S. Democratic presidential hopefuls vie to wow voters at Iowa steak fry
Democrats vying for the nomination to take on Republican U.S. President Donald Trump tried to make a splash on Saturday as they entered a party steak fry in Des Moines, Iowa, the state that will host the first nominating contest in early February.

Reuters US News
Sep 21, 2019

Lorena weakens to a tropical storm as it nears mainland Mexico
Hurricane Lorena weakened to a tropical storm as it approached northwestern Mexico on Saturday, bringing with it heavy wind and rain, U.S. forecasters said.

Reuters US News
Sep 21, 2019

Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son.

Reuters US News
Sep 21, 2019

Shooting at South Carolina bar leaves two dead, eight wounded
Police in South Carolina were hunting for suspects on Saturday after at least one person opened fire before dawn at a crowded bar in the city of Lancaster, killing two people and wounding eight others, officials said.

Reuters US News
Sep 21, 2019

Hurricane Lorena races north after skirting Mexico's Los Cabos resort
The government of Mexico suspended hurricane warnings for parts of the Baja California peninsula as Hurricane Lorena headed north over the Gulf of California on Saturday, after skirting the resort area of Los Cabos.

Reuters US News
Sep 21, 2019

Ukraine minister denies Trump put pressure on Zelenskiy during call: report
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko on Saturday denied suggestions U.S. President Donald Trump had put pressure on Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a phone call in July.

Reuters US News
Sep 21, 2019

Biden's LGBTQ record draws scrutiny at Iowa presidential forum
Former Vice President Joe Biden's decades-long record on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues was scrutinized on Friday in Iowa at the first major forum focused on the topic during the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating contest.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Area 51 raid lures festive UFO hunters to Nevada desert; five arrested
UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities poured into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 U.S. military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved unfounded, with only five people arrested.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

In Nevada desert, Area 51 raid lures festive UFO hunters; three arrested
UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities continued to pour into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 U.S. military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved unfounded, with only three people arrested.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Trump pressured Ukraine president to investigate Biden: reports
U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine's president to investigate Joe Biden, one of Trump's chief political rivals, in a July phone call, according to reports on Friday by the Wall Street Journal and other U.S. media outlets.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Chicago mayor tells investors she will tackle city's fiscal woes
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday tried to reassure investors in the city's debt that she will take on big financial problems, while providing no new clues as to how she plans to accomplish the task.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Warren, Sanders to visit striking GM workers as dispute continues
Two major Democratic presidential candidates plan to visit striking General Motors workers in Detroit in the coming days as a five-day-old labor dispute threatens to enter its second week.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

U.S. wage law applies to marijuana industry workers: appeals court
A U.S. appeals court on Friday said the federal law requiring that workers be paid a minimum wage and overtime applies to employees in the marijuana industry, as an increasing number of states legalize recreational use.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

U.S. wage law applies to marijuana industry workers- appeals court
A U.S. appeals court on Friday said the federal law requiring that workers be paid a minimum wage and overtime applies to employees in the marijuana industry, as an increasing number of states legalize recreational use.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Uber sues New York City over cruising and licensing caps
Uber Technologies Inc sued New York City on Friday, seeking to void a new rule limiting how much time its drivers can spend cruising streets in busy areas of Manhattan without passengers, saying it threatens to undermine the company's ride-sharing model.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Political battle escalates over whistleblower complaint about Trump
A political battle over a classified whistleblower complaint about U.S. President Donald Trump escalated on Friday, with Democrats warning of a national security threat and Republicans turning it into an attack on Joe Biden, one of Trump's chief political rivals.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Trump repeatedly pressed Ukraine president to investigate Biden's son: WSJ
U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Uber sues New York City over new cruising and licensing caps
Uber Technologies Inc sued New York City on Friday, seeking to void a new rule limiting how much time its drivers can spend in busy areas of Manhattan without passengers, saying the rule threatens to undermine Uber's ride-sharing model.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Explainer: How might the Trump whistleblower mystery unfold?
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is in a standoff with leaders of the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives over a whistleblower complaint from within the intelligence community.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

California, other states take Trump to court over auto emissions rules
A group of 23 states on Friday sued to block the Trump administration from undoing California's authority to set strict car pollution rules, one of the biggest U.S. battles over climate change.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Walmart to stop sales of e-cigarettes in U.S. stores: company memo
Walmart Inc told staff on Friday it was discontinuing the sale of e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

California, 22 other states take Trump to court over climate change rules
A group of 23 states on Friday sued to block the Trump administration from undoing California's authority to set strict car pollution rules, one of the biggest U.S. battles over climate change.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

New York Mayor de Blasio ends presidential bid, draws Trump's sarcasm
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday ended his 2020 presidential campaign that was overshadowed by better-known liberal Democrats, and drew a sarcastic farewell from a fellow New Yorker, President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Walmart to stop sales of electronic cigarettes in its U.S. stores: company memo
Walmart Inc on Friday sent an internal memo to its staff saying the retailer will discontinue the sale of e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Four Republicans, 19 Democrats vie for U.S. presidential nominations
The largest field of Democratic presidential candidates in the modern U.S. political era got a little bit smaller on Friday when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped out of the race.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

California, 22 other states sue U.S. over Trump auto emissions rules
A group of 23 states on Friday sued to undo the Trump administration's determination that federal law bars California from setting stiff tailpipe emission standards and zero emission vehicle mandates.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

U.S. senators urge FDA to remove pod, cartridge-based e-cigarettes from market
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Friday urged federal regulators to immediately remove all pod and cartridge-based e-cigarettes from the market until it can be proven the products are safe.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

U.S. Senators urge FDA to ban e-cigarettes immediately
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Friday urged the Food and Drug Administration to immediately remove all pod- and cartridge based e-cigarettes from the market until it can be proven the products are safe.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

U.S. scientists join effort to solve mysterious vaping-related illnesses
The U.S. investigation into hundreds of cases of life-threatening lung illnesses related to vaping has turned up a curious abnormality: Many of the victims had pockets of oil clogging up cells responsible for removing impurities in the lungs.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Trump says whistleblower complaint relates to 'totally appropriate conversation'
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters that a whistleblower complaint that has roiled Washington relates to a "totally appropriate conversation" he had.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

FDA proposes rule over record-keeping for vape makers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a proposed rule for e-cigarette makers, requiring them to maintain records related to the legal marketing status of their products.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

New York Mayor de Blasio ends 2020 presidential bid
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped out of the 2020 presidential campaign on Friday, ending a campaign he waged in the shadow of better-known progressive candidates.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

U.S. FDA proposes ruling over record-keeping for vape makers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed a new rule that would require e-cigarette makers to maintain records related to the legal marketing status of their products.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Area 51 raid morphs into pre-dawn celebration outside secretive U.S. base
A call to "storm" the secretive U.S. military base in the Nevada desert known as Area 51 attracted several dozen revelers to a heavily guarded entrance early Friday, but most did not attempt to enter the site, long rumored to house secrets about extraterrestrial life.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Abortion front and center as new U.S. Supreme Court term nears
With new abortion cases on a fast track to the U.S. Supreme Court, the nine justices will get an opportunity within weeks to take up legal fights over Republican-backed laws that could lead to rulings curbing a woman's ability to obtain the procedure.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Two killed, seven wounded in two Washington, DC shootings; police seek suspects: reports
Two shootings in Washington, D.C. left two people dead and seven injured late on Thursday, reports by police and several media outlets said, as authorities on Friday hunted for a pair of suspects from one of the attacks likely armed with an assault rifle.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

New York City Mayor de Blasio ends 2020 presidential bid
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said during an MSNBC television appearance that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential campaign.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Bow hunters target invasive Asian carp for sport on the Illinois River
A firefighter and archery enthusiast is making some extra cash with a novel if modest contribution to the ecosystem of the Great Lakes - taking paying customers out for boat rides on the Illinois River to hunt invasive Asian carp fish with bows and arrows.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

FedEx pilot detained in China for suspected weapons smuggling
Chinese authorities in the southern city of Guangzhou detained a U.S. pilot for FedEx Corp last week on suspicion of smuggling weapons and ammunition after finding suspected air gun pellets in his luggage, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Buttigieg, Harris head to Iowa, seeking to rise into 2020 Democratic top tier
Democratic presidential hopefuls Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris return to the crucial state of Iowa this weekend with pressure mounting on them to break into the top tier of 2020 election contenders.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

Police hunt for two armed with assault rifle in fatal shooting in Washington D.C.
Police hunted for two suspects believed to be armed with an assault rifle on Friday after one person was killed and five were wounded in a shooting on the streets of Washington, D.C., about two miles (three km) from the White House.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

FedEx pilot detained, released by police in South China
Chinese authorities in the southern city of Guangzhou last week detained a U.S. pilot for FedEx Corp on suspicion of smuggling weapons and ammunition, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Sep 20, 2019

College mass shooter spared death penalty in North Carolina
A gunman who killed two university students and wounded four in a mass shooting in North Carolina in April pleaded guilty to murder in a Charlotte court on Thursday, in a deal sparing him the death penalty, the Charlotte Observer and ABC News reported.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Torrential Imelda rains kill 2, flood homes, snarl travel around Houston
Tropical Storm Imelda dumped torrential rains over the Houston-area, killing at least two people, while rescuers in boats pulled hundreds from flooded cars, the airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost power.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

One dead, five hurt in Washington, D.C. shooting: police
One person was killed and five others wounded on Thursday in a shooting on the streets of Washington, D.C., not far from the White House, police said.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Democratic donor faces drug charge in death of man at his L.A. area home
Democratic Party donor Ed Buck, already accused by Los Angeles prosecutors of operating a drug den, has been charged in federal court with distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, part of an alleged crime pattern that could include up to 10 other victims.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Federal judge blocks California from enforcing tax return law aimed at Trump: report
A federal judge on Thursday barred California from enforcing, at least for now, a new state law aimed at U.S. President Donald Trump that would require all candidates in state nominating contests for the presidency to release their tax returns, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
UFO enthusiasts began descending on rural Nevada on Thursday near the secret U.S. military installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, with local authorities hoping the visitors were coming in peace.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

U.S. Speaker Pelosi unveils drug price plan, Trump welcomes it
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, proposed legislation on Thursday to let the federal government negotiate lower prices for costly prescription drugs, drawing praise from Republican President Donald Trump, who urged a bipartisan solution.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Wildfire victims in PG&E bankruptcy to present $24 billion reorganization plan
The committee for wildfire victims in the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp said in a court filing on Thursday it is prepared to present a $24 billion reorganization plan for the power provider.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Trump says he likes a Republican drug bill after Democratic alternative unveiled
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he likes a Republican senator's drug pricing bill "very much" after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled legislation letting the government negotiate lower prices for costly prescription drugs.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Border wall, Iran, Space Force among hurdles for $700 billion U.S. defense bill
Disputes between U.S. Republicans and Democrats over President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, Space Force and his ability to launch a war with Iran are among the biggest obstacles Congress faces in passing a massive annual defense policy bill.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Democratic donor charged with distributing drug resulting in death of man
Democratic Party donor Ed Buck was charged in federal court in Los Angeles with distribution of the drug methamphetamine resulting in the death of a 26-year-old man, officials said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

BAE Systems wins $495 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon
BAE Systems has been awarded a $495 million U.S. defense contract for receiver/processors and high band receivers in support of the ALR-56C Digital Upgrade, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Trump signs order aimed at development of better flu vaccines
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at spurring the development of better vaccines to protect against seasonal influenza as well as a potential pandemic flu outbreak.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

U.S. Speaker Pelosi unveils drug price plan, hopes for Trump support
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, proposed legislation on Thursday to let the federal government negotiate lower prices for costly prescription drugs, and said she hopes President Donald Trump will help her sell the plan to his fellow Republicans who run the U.S. Senate.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Torrential Imelda rains kill one, flood homes, snarl travel around Houston
Authorities reported the first death linked to Tropical Storm Imelda, which dumped torrential rains over the Houston-area, while rescuers in boats pulled hundreds of people from flooded cars, the city's airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost power on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

UAW says some progress has been made in GM talks
The United Auto Workers union said Thursday that some progress has been made in lengthy talks to end a four-day old strike of about 48,000 workers at General Motors Co but added that many issues "remain unresolved" and said talks could continue into the weekend.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

White House withdraws Byard's nomination to head FEMA
The White House on Thursday withdrew the nomination of Jeffrey Byard to head the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

House Democrats ask if Trump interfered in DOJ automaker antitrust probe
Two key U.S. lawmakers on Thursday asked the White House to turn over documents that would show if President Donald Trump interfered or directed a Justice Department antitrust probe of four automakers that struck voluntary agreements with California to reduce tailpipe emissions.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

TC Energy shuts oil line as flooding disrupts U.S. Gulf terminals: traders
TC Energy Corp's Marketlink oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Nederland, Texas, was shut as flooding disrupted operations at U.S. Gulf Coast terminals, traders familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

U.S. House approves stopgap funding bill to avoid government shutdown
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a stopgap government funding bill on Thursday that would avoid a government shutdown by maintaining current spending levels through Nov. 21.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Lawmaker accuses Justice Department of blocking whistleblower disclosure
The head of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Thursday accused the Justice Department of blocking intelligence officials from providing Congress with a whistleblower complaint reported to involve communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Torrential Imelda rains flood homes, snarl travel around Houston
Rescuers in boats pulled people from flooded Houston-area homes, the city's airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost power on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dumped torrential rains over the region.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

U.S. House approves short-term funding measure
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a stopgap funding measure on Thursday that would avoid a government shutdown by maintaining current spending levels through Nov. 21.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Alien enthusiasts gather in Nevada desert near secretive Area 51
UFO enthusiasts began descending on rural Nevada on Thursday near the secret U.S. military installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, with local authorities hoping the visitors were coming in peace.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Lawmaker accuses U.S. Justice Department of blocking whistleblower disclosure
The head of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Thursday accused the Justice Department of blocking intelligence officials from providing Congress with a whistleblower complaint that reportedly involves a discussion between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

New York approves $400 million for upstate transmission line
New York Transco, a consortium of major utilities, has received approval for up to $400 million to add a new power transmission line to reduce grid congestion and allow lower-cost and renewable electricity produced in upstate New York to flow to downstate customers.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Democrats' drug pricing proposal 'dead on arrival' in Senate: leading Republican
The second most powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate on Thursday said that a Democratic plan on drug pricing would not survive in the Republican-dominated chamber, calling it "heavy-handed."

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

U.S. Senate panel embraces $250 million in election security grants
A U.S. Senate panel on Thursday approved $250 million in additional federal grants to states and local jurisdictions to improve the security of their voting systems in the run-up to 2020 elections and following Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential race.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Natural gas leak reported in Ashland, Kentucky: local media
A natural gas leak was reported near an elementary school in Ashland, Kentucky and emergency crews have blocked the area surrounding the leak, WSAZ.com said in a report.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Drugmaker Insys wins bankruptcy court approval to sell off opioid
Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc on Thursday won court approval to sell its flagship fentanyl spray to a buyer who agreed to only market the drug for use by cancer patients, in response to concerns about the product's role in fueling the opioid epidemic.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Schiff says DOJ involved in decision to block whistleblower complaint
The U.S. Department of Justice played a key role in a Trump administration decision to withhold a whistleblower complaint from Congress, U.S. House Intelligence panel chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday, adding that lawmakers did not know yet if the White House was involved.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

U.S. cases of vaping-related illness rise to 530 as outbreak widens
U.S. health officials said on Thursday there are now 530 confirmed and probable cases and seven deaths from severe lung-related illnesses tied to vaping, and there are no signs that the outbreak is easing.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Trump calls report about whistleblower complaint 'Fake News'
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted as "Fake News" a report that he made a promise to a foreign leader during a phone call that a U.S. intelligence official found troubling enough to file a whistleblower complaint.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Storm halts flights into Houston, city braces for torrential Imelda rains
All flights into Houston's international airport, one of the busiest in the United States, were halted on Tuesday as Tropical Depression Imelda inundated southeastern Texas with heavy rains and triggered flash flood warnings.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Timeline: Trump aims to end half century of California regulating car pollution
The Trump administration said on Thursday it was revoking California's power to set its own fuel efficiency laws, a move that could lead to legal battles over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Trump calls media report about whistleblower complaint 'Fake News'
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted as "Fake News" a media report that he made a promise to a foreign leader that prompted a whistleblower complaint from a U.S. intelligence official.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

U.S. House speaker: Drug pricing plan should be priority for White House
House Democrats' plan to help lower the cost of medicines should be a priority for the White House, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday at an event unveiling their prescription drug pricing plan.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Vessel traffic halted on Beaumont, Texas Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard
Ship pilots stopped moving vessels along the Beaumont, Texas, Ship Channel due to severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Imelda, said the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Burger King scraps plastic toys in children's meals, launches amnesty
Burger King will stop handing out plastic toys in its children's meals and said on Thursday it was launching an amnesty for customers to return any freebies in a bid to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Torrential rains from storm Imelda submerge parts of southeast Texas
Dangerous flash floods inundated parts of southeastern Texas on Thursday as Tropical Depression Imelda dumped the last of its rains, with the National Hurricane Center predicting rain totals up to 35 inches (89 cm) in some coastal areas.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi unveils proposal to lower drug prices
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released proposed legislation on Thursday that would allow the federal government to negotiate the prices of hundreds of prescription drugs for Medicare healthcare beneficiaries as well as other consumers.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Trump administration bars California from requiring cleaner cars
The Trump administration said on Thursday it is revoking California's authority to set its own auto tailpipe emissions standards and to require some zero-emission vehicles - a decision that will spark a massive legal battle over the future of U.S. vehicles and the most populous state's regulatory role.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Trump administration to tell California: You can't make clean car rules
The Trump administration on Thursday is expected to revoke California's authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards, a move with high stakes for the auto industry, consumers and the environment.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2019

Trump says EPA to issue notice to San Francisco on homeless
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue a notice in less than a week to the city of San Francisco over its homelessness problem and attendant pollution.

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