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Reuters US News
Jul 21, 2018

Two victims leave hospital after Missouri tour boat tragedy
Two survivors have been discharged from a Missouri hospital after 17 people including nine members of one family drowned when a "duck boat" sank during a storm in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist tragedies for years, local media reported.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Ohio governor commutes death sentence after ex-juror sought reprieve
Ohio Governor John Kasich on Friday commuted the death sentence of a convicted double murderer after a former juror in the man's trial asked he not be put to death because the panel was not given key information during sentencing about his troubled childhood.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Missouri boat accident kills 17, including nine from one family
Divers on Friday recovered the last bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank on Thursday during a storm on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine members of the same family.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Missouri duck boat captain told passengers not to don life jackets: survivor
An Indiana woman who lost 9 members of her family, including her children and husband, when a "duck boat" capsized and sank in Missouri said on television that the captain of the vessel told passengers not to put on life jackets.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

More than 100 ex-students report sexual misconduct by late Ohio State doctor
More than 100 former students have told investigators they were victims of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased Ohio State University doctor employed by its athletic department and medical staff for nearly two decades, the university said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Steam pipe blasts show dangers lurking under New York streets
Under the crowded streets of New York City, a network of pipes, cables and tunnels contains hidden dangers that burst to the surface this week, spraying the Flatiron district with debris containing asbestos, a toxic chemical that can lead to respiratory illnesses, including cancer.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that National Football League (NFL) players who do not stand for the national anthem should be suspended for the season without pay.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

U.S. lawmakers cut anti-ZTE measure from defense bill
U.S. lawmakers cut measures from a defense bill that would have reinstated sanctions on China's ZTE Corp, abandoning an attempt to punish the company for illegally shipping U.S. products to Iran and North Korea.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant families
A federal judge said on Friday the U.S. government had made "very promising" progress toward reuniting some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Missouri tourist boat tragedy claims lives of 9 family members, others
Divers on Friday recovered the last of the bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank on Thursday during a storm on a Missouri lake, counting among the 17 who died nine members of a single family.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

U.S. loses bid to end children's climate change lawsuit
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Trump administration's renewed bid to dismiss a lawsuit by young activists who say the U.S. government is ignoring the perils of climate change.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Duck boat design flagged years ago after fatal accident in Arkansas
The drownings of 17 people when a "duck boat" in which they were riding sank in a storm over a Missouri lake on Thursday was reminiscent of an accident involving the amphibious tourist vessel in 1999 in which 13 people died.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Extradite accused killer of Chilean singer Victor Jara, daughter pleads
The daughter of popular Chilean folk singer Victor Jara has urged the Chilean government to act quicker to push for the extradition from the United States of the man found liable for the 1973 murder of her father.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate change
Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

'Duck boat' design flaw flagged years ago
The deaths of 17 people who drowned when a "duck boat" they were riding in sank in a Missouri lake have brought back to mind design faults in the amphibious tourist vessel that were flagged almost two decades ago by U.S. safety officials.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

U.S. lawmakers cut anti-ZTE measure from must-pass defense bill
U.S. lawmakers who reached an agreement on a must-pass defense bill cut from the legislation a measure that would have made it harder for the president to undo sanctions slapped on China's ZTE Corp , a top Democrat in the Senate said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

U.S. lawmakers cut anti-ZTE measure from must-pass bill: source
U.S. lawmakers who reached an agreement on a must-pass defense bill cut from the legislation a measure that would have made it harder for the president to undo sanctions slapped on China's ZTE Corp , a top Democrat in the Senate said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Tourist boat capsizes in storm, killing 17 in Missouri
Divers on Friday pulled the last four bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank in a storm in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist incidents in years.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

U.S. court rejects Allergan bid to shield patents through tribe deal
A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a novel strategy adopted by drug company Allergan PLC to shield patents from review by an administrative court by transferring them to a Native American tribe.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Lawmakers cut anti-ZTE measure from must-pass bill: source
U.S. lawmakers who reached an agreement on a must-pass defense bill cut from the legislation a measure that would have made it harder for the president to undo sanctions slapped on China's ZTE Corp, a congressional source said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Mississippi casinos not ready for sports betting as laws take effect
Mississippi casinos won't be ready to roll out sports betting over the weekend, when the state's month-long waiting period on the newly legal form of gambling expires, Mississippi's gaming commissioner told Reuters in a recent interview.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Seventeen dead after Missouri tourist boat sinks in storm
Divers on Friday pulled the last four bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank in a storm in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist incidents in recent years.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Texas power use to keep hitting records during heat wave: ERCOT
Homes and businesses in Texas used record amounts of power for a second straight day on Thursday and are expected to use even more in the coming days as consumers crank up air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of much of the state's power grid.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Thirteen dead, divers search sunken Missouri tourist boat for missing
Divers on Friday pulled bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank in a storm in a Missouri lake, killing at least 13 people in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist incidents in recent years.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

AT&T reveals three more cities for 5G launch by end of year
AT&T Inc on Friday named Oklahoma City, Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, as three more cities where it plans launch its next-generation wireless network, or 5G, by the end of the year.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Thirteen dead in Missouri after storm sinks 'duck boat'
At least 13 people including children drowned after a tourist "duck boat" sank during a storm on a lake in Missouri, and authorities were set to resume a search on Friday for other missing victims, Missouri Governor Michael Parson said.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Branson, Missouri, tourist cheer marred by 'duck boat' tragedy
The cheer of Branson, Missouri, a Midwestern tourist destination known for bucolic scenery, country music and family-friendly attractions like a toy museum, turned somber Friday after at least 13 people died when the "duck boat" they were riding in sank.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Thirteen dead as Missouri storm sinks 'duck boat'
At least 13 people including children drowned after a tourist "duck boat" sank during a storm on a lake in Missouri, and authorities were set to resume a search on Friday for other missing victims, Missouri Governor Michael Parson said.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Eleven dead, five missing, as Missouri storm sinks 'duck boat'
At least 11 people including children drowned after a tourist "duck boat" sank in a storm on a lake in Missouri and authorities were set to resume a search on Friday for five missing.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

U.S. attorneys summoned to court to account for separated families
Attorneys for the U.S. government were due in court on Friday to update a federal judge on efforts to reunite some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

At Texas border, joy and chaos as U.S. reunites migrant families
Luis Campos, a Dallas attorney, showed up at a Texas immigrant detention facility close to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday morning expecting to represent a client before an immigration judge.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

Republicans upbeat about November elections despite Trump-Putin uproar
Republicans at a conference in Texas this week had reason to feel downcast, even panicky as President Donald Trump's meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin provoked broad outrage and revived talk of a Democratic wave in November's congressional elections.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

At least 11 drown as 'duck boat' capsizes in Missouri: police
At least 11 people including children drowned when an amphibious "duck boat" carrying 31 people capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jul 20, 2018

'Duck boat' capsizes in Missouri, kills at least eight: police
At least eight people drowned when an amphibious "duck boat" capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri with 31 people, including children, on board, police said on Thursday as divers searched for other possible victims.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

At least eight killed as 'duck boat' capsizes in Missouri: police
At least eight people drowned when an amphibious "duck boat" capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri with 31 people on board, police said on Thursday, and divers were searching for other possible victims.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Bulk of families separated at U.S.-Mexico border remain apart
With one week left on a court-ordered deadline to reunite children and parents separated by U.S. immigration officials, government lawyers reported on Thursday that 364 of some 2,500 families with children aged 5 and older have been brought back together.It was unclear from the status report, filed as part of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging parent-child separations at the border, exactly how many more reunifications were likely.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

'Mass casualty incident' after Missouri tourist boat capsizes
An amphibious vehicle has capsized on a lake in Missouri with over 20 people on board, leading to a "mass casualty incident," according to Southern Stone County Fire Protection District.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Hawaii lava boat injured 'had to grin and bear it': passenger
When "lava bombs" crashed into a tour boat in Hawaii this week, causing third-degree burns and a broken femur in the chaos, passengers used what little they had to help the injured during an agonizing 1-3/4-hour trip back to port, according to a former paramedic on the vessel.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Judge orders extension of aid for Puerto Rico storm evacuees
A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered another extension of a temporary assistance program for hundreds of Puerto Rico families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and are living in hotels across the United States.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Asbestos from Manhattan steam pipe blast forces evacuations
Residents and workers from 49 buildings near the site of an early-morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan were evacuated, many for at least two days, on Thursday after lung-damaging asbestos was found on debris from the blast, officials said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Four men indicted in murder of Florida rapper XXXTentacion
A grand jury has indicted four men in the June murder of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion in Florida, officials said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

U.S. judge sets plea change for Algerian who recruited 'Jihad Jane'
An Algerian man accused of recruiting an American woman known as "Jihad Jane" in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of supporting terrorism, is expected to change his plea to guilty, a court filing showed on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

U.S. consumer watchdog slashes fine in payday lender settlement
The U.S. consumer finance watchdog ordered an Alabama-based payday lender on Thursday to return $500,000 to borrowers who were overcharged, a fine that people familiar with the matter said was only a third of what the prior Obama-era head of the agency had sought.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

U.S. lets Somali immigrants stay 18 more months
The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months under protected status given violence in their home county.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

EPA'S watchdog urges better water oversight after Flint, Mich., crisis
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was slow and ineffective in its response to the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and needs to improve its communications with state and local regulators when citizen complaints arise, its internal watchdog said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

VA whistleblowers faced greater risk of retaliation by officials: watchdog
Whistleblowers who reported wrongdoing at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs between 2010 and 2014 faced greater risk of disciplinary action than other employees, according to a study released on Thursday by a congressional watchdog.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

More firefighters join battle against Yosemite blaze
Reinforcements arrived on Thursday to engage a dangerous wildfire burning in steep, difficult terrain at the edge of Yosemite National Park in California that has already killed one firefighter and injured two others, fire officials said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

U.S. agency enters $1.5 million judgment on payday lender but slashes return of funds
The U.S. consumer finance watchdog ordered an Alabama-based payday lender on Thursday to return $500,000 to borrowers who were overcharged, a fine that people familiar with the matter said was only a third of what the prior Obama-era head of the agency had sought.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

A tenth of U.S. veteran coal miners have black lung disease: NIOSH
More than 10 percent of America's coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalachia.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Asbestos from New York steam pipe blast forces evacuations
Residents and workers from 49 buildings near the site of an early-morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan were evacuated, many for at least two days, on Thursday after lung-damaging asbestos was found on debris from the blast, officials said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Operation Troop Aid charity shuts down after probe by U.S. states
A Tennessee charity created to send care packages to military personnel deployed overseas, and featured by media including NBC Nightly News and the Fox Business Network, has agreed to shut down to resolve a probe by 16 U.S. states into its fundraising.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

New York brings internal charges against officer in Garner chokehold death
New York City began disciplinary proceedings on Thursday against the police officer who applied a fatal chokehold to Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in 2014, the Civilian Complaint Review Board said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Women who sued J&J declare victory after $4.69 billion talc verdict
A woman who claimed her cancer was caused by using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for decades said she believes justice was served after a jury found the company should pay her and 21 other women $4.69 billion in damages.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

New York City brings internal charges against officer in chokehold death
New York City began disciplinary proceedings on Thursday against the police officer who applied a fatal chokehold to Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in 2014, the Civilian Complaint Review Board said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Immigration defense group rejects Salesforce.com donation
A leading nonprofit group helping immigrant families reunite at the U.S. border on Thursday rejected a $250,000 donation from Salesforce.com Inc in protest at the cloud-computing company's contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

U.S. aims to meet deadline on reuniting migrants, government says
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working to meet a court-set deadline to reunify migrant children with their parents next week but would not take shortcuts to do so, the head of the department said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits south of Alaska Peninsula: USGS
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck to the south of the Alaska peninsula early on Thursday, but the National Weather Service said no tsunami warning has been issued.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Four injured in explosion at Pennsylvania army facility
At least four people were injured in an explosion at a U.S. Army facility in rural Franklin County, Pennsylvania early on Thursday, local emergency officials said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

New York steam pipe blast raises asbestos contamination worry
An early-morning steam pipe explosion on Thursday in New York, that sent a plume of vapor spewing into the air for hours, caused only minor injuries but may have left people and building facades contaminated with asbestos, officials said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits south of Alaska Peninsula -USGS
A magnitude 6.0 quake struck to the south of the Alaska peninsula on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

New York steam pipe explosion creates urban geyser; no injuries
A subterranean steam pipe explosion on Thursday in New York created an urban geyser that snarled traffic during the city's morning rush hour, but caused no injuries, authorities said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

At least four injured in explosion at Pennsylvania army facility
At least four people were injured early Thursday in an explosion at a U.S. Army facility in rural Franklin County, Pennsylvania, local emergency officials said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Explosion at Pennsylvania army facility injures at least four
At least four people were injured early on Thursday in an explosion at a U.S. Army facility in rural Franklin County, Pennsylvania, local emergency officials said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

New York steam pipe explosion creates urban geyser, no injuries
A subterranean steam pipe explosion on Thursday in New York created an urban geyser that snarled traffic during city's morning rush hour but caused no injuries, authorities said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked two major drug companies for not raising their prices and said his administration was working toward "substantially" cutting prescription-drug prices.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Fierce winds, arid conditions threaten to stoke deadly Oregon wildfire
Fierce winds and arid conditions threatened to feed a massive wildfire in central Oregon on Thursday, a day after it killed a tractor operator who was trying to clear brush.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYs
More than 100 survivors who went public with gut-wrenching stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar joined in a show of solidarity on Wednesday as they accepted an award for courage at the annual ESPYs ceremony.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Helicopter blows over tent on California Army base, 22 injured: U.S. Army
A number of soldiers have been injured on a U.S. Army base in California when a military helicopter blew over a tent during an annual training exercise, the base said.

Reuters US News
Jul 19, 2018

Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse take stage at ESPYs
More than 100 survivors who went public with emotional stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar appeared on stage together to accept an award for courage on Wednesday at the annual ESPYs ceremony.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges
A California man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to opening social media accounts to provide support to Islamic State, according to court documents.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. West
A tractor operator was killed while trying to clear brush around a massive wildfire in central Oregon and two firefighters were injured battling a blaze burning at the edge of Yosemite in California, officials in the two states said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Two rare shark attacks reported along New York's Fire Island beaches
Two youngsters frolicking in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National Seashore in New York suffered puncture wounds to their legs on Wednesday in apparent shark attacks that would mark the state's first such incidents in 70 years, authorities said.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

California high court orders proposal to split up state removed from November ballot
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal's validity.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Lava from Kilauea 'collapse explosion' destroys Hawaii structures
A "collapse explosion" at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday sent a surge of lava that destroyed structures in an evacuated housing development, geologists and civil defense authorities said.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'
During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Two firefighters hurt battling fierce Yosemite blaze
A wildfire burning at the western edge of Yosemite National Park that has already killed one firefighter has injured two more, officials said on Wednesday, as crews sought to gain a measure of control over the flames ahead of dangerous thunderstorms.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent jailed pending trial
A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Lockdown, sparked by report of armed man, ends at Washington, DC university
American University in Washington ended a lockdown on Wednesday prompted by reports of a man carrying a handgun near its campus, school officials said.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

States sue U.S. over policy tying funds to immigration compliance
New York and five other states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from making cooperation with federal immigration authorities a condition for receiving millions of dollars in federal funding for law enforcement.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela made public
Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public on Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers said.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

U.S. court blocks EPA decision not to enforce 'glider truck' limits
A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would have lifted strict limits on the number of remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as "glider trucks" that could be sold.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Judge orders alleged Russian agent jailed pending trial
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and poses a serious flight risk.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina jailed
A U.S. judge ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed on Wednesday pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Report of armed man sparks lockdown at Washington university
American University in Washington was on lockdown on Wednesday following reports of a man carrying a handgun near its campus, school officials said.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Two reported shark attacks close New York's Fire Island beaches
Two shark attacks were reported off Fire Island National Seashore east of New York City on Wednesday, with officials analyzing a tooth removed from one teenage victim's leg to determine what bit him, authorities said.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

American University on lockdown, reports of armed intruder nearby
American University was on lockdown on Wednesday following reports of an armed intruder near its Washington campus, the school's police said in a series of posts on Twitter.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Florida family allowed to keep 'Starry Night' house mural
A Florida couple has won a nearly year-long legal battle for their right to cover their house and wall with a mural of Vincent van Gogh's famed "The Starry Night" painting, after being told the unusual decoration violated city code.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

North Korea to return U.S. soldiers' remains in weeks: Pompeo
North Korea will return to the United States in the coming weeks the remains of some of the American service members killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Cuomo widens poll lead over Nixon in New York governor race
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo widened his lead over Cynthia Nixon, an actress and activist running to his left in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election in September, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Texas man convicted of hate crime in 2017 mosque burning
A Texas man was found guilty this week of a hate crime in the burning of a local mosque in January 2017, an attack that a rights group on Wednesday connected to an increase in anti-Muslim incidents in the United States.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

U.S. to receive American soldiers remains in coming weeks: Pompeo
The United States will receive the remains of American service members in the coming weeks from North Korea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

New York City agrees to pay $20.8 million in nurses case: Justice Department
New York City has agreed to pay $20.8 million to settle federal discrimination charges brought by registered nurses and midwives who said their work was not recognized as "physically taxing," the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

U.S. asks court to detain alleged Russian agent pending trial
The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to detain alleged Russian agent Maria Butina pending her trial, saying she poses a serious flight risk, has ties to Russian intelligence and will likely appeal to people in the Russian government to assist her in fleeing.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

U.S. EPA eases Obama-era standards on toxic coal ash
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has eased Obama-era standards on the disposal of toxic coal ash, a move expected to be the agency's first revision of the standards and one that was slammed by environmentalists.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Georgia teacher sentenced to two years for firing gun in classroom
A Georgia high school teacher who fired a handgun after he barricaded himself inside an empty classroom was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the incident, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Ohio executes man convicted of 1985 murder, mutilation
Ohio executed by lethal injection a man convicted of a 1985 murder and mutilation on Wednesday, in the state's third execution since it lifted a temporary halt last year on carrying out death sentences.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

During the 'war on drugs' he was a Reagan lawyer; now he owns a marijuana farm
Edward Weidenfeld is a successful Washington lawyer with ties to the political elite. He has worked as a senior adviser to six U.S. Presidents, including serving as general counsel to Republican Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

New York City agrees to pay $20.8 million in nurses case: Justice Department
New York City has agreed to pay $20.8 million to settle federal discrimination charges made by registered nurses and midwives who said their work was not recognized as "physically taxing," the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

Alabama Republican who once spurned Trump wins runoff election
U.S. Representative Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, has decisively won a runoff election against a former Democrat-turned-Trump supporter.

Reuters US News
Jul 18, 2018

In U.S. prisons, tablets open window to the outside world
Marvin Worthy, confined to a New Jersey state prison since 2004, cannot watch his son play basketball or visit him in college. But for the past three years, a tablet computer has kept their relationship alive.

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