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Jun 27, 2019

Warren emerges from first Democratic debate unscathed
A lot could have gone wrong for Elizabeth Warren at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate.

Reuters US News
Jun 27, 2019

O'Rourke struggles, Castro emerges and Warren avoids trouble in Democratic debate
Ten Democrats took the stage in the first Democratic debate of the 2020 U.S. election campaign on Wednesday night, each trying to introduce themselves to millions of voters who will decide whether they should be president.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Democrats clash on healthcare, border in scrappy first U.S. presidential debate
Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party's divisions on whether to abolish private insurance and shift to a Medicare-for-All system.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Factbox: Democratic presidential candidates spar on health insurance, immigration and more
Ten Democratic presidential candidates took the debate stage on Wednesday night for the first head-to-head primary face-off.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Democrats fight over healthcare in first U.S. presidential debate
Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage during their first debate on Wednesday, reflecting the party's divisions on whether to abolish private insurance and shift to a Medicare-for-All system.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Trump on Democratic debate: 'BORING'
President Donald Trump dismissed the first Democratic debate as "BORING" on Wednesday night, predicting that the 10 rivals on stage seeking to toss him from office in the 2020 election would do poorly.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

As migrants languish in border facilities, U.S. Congress struggles to finalize emergency aid
Congress and the White House were attempting to broker a deal over how to spend emergency aid to address the migrant surge as lawmakers, private companies and presidential candidates raised alarms about immigrants facing dangerous conditions along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Democrats defend policies to reshape U.S. economy as first debate gets under way
Democratic presidential contenders defended their ambitious plans to reshape the U.S. economy in the opening minutes of their first debate on Wednesday, saying Republican President Donald Trump's policies benefited the wealthy at the expense of working Americans.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. Navy SEAL charged with war crimes had confidence of his immediate superior
The immediate superior of a Navy SEAL standing trial charged with murdering a helpless Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians testified on Wednesday he had complete confidence in the defendant's combat tactics and decision-making.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Trump signs order to allow military academy graduates to play pro sports
President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon on Wednesday to allow graduates of the U.S. military academies to play professional sports before fulfilling their two-year active-duty military requirement.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

As migrants languish in border facilities, Congress struggles to finalize emergency aid
Congress and the White House were attempting to broker a deal over how to spend emergency aid to address the migrant surge as lawmakers, private companies and presidential candidates raised alarms about immigrants facing dangerous conditions along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

California governor signs new horse racing rules after latest death
California's governor on Wednesday signed legislation allowing state officials to suspend or shut down horse races with little notice, responding to a furor over the death of 30 horses since December at the famed Santa Anita track near Los Angeles.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Trump criticizes Rapinoe for spurning potential White House invite
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Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Two more Florida deputies fired for inaction in Parkland massacre
A Florida sheriff has fired two more deputies, alleging that they failed to take action to stop the 2018 massacre of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Ex-USC gynecologist arrested in Los Angeles on sexual assault charges
Los Angeles police arrested a former University of Southern California gynecologist on Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting 16 patients, authorities said, in a case that has already resulted in a $215 million civil settlement.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. EPA air chief under ethics scrutiny resigns
Bill Wehrum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of revising power plant rules and revamping vehicle emission standards who came under scrutiny for ethics allegations, will step down in days, he said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Bank of America to stop financing operators of private prisons, detention centers
Bank of America Corp said on Wednesday it will no longer finance operators of private prisons and detention centers, joining peers in distancing itself from a sector that has triggered protests over the Trump administration's immigration policies.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

After fire, Philadelphia Energy Solutions to permanently shut oil refinery
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, the company confirmed on Wednesday, a day after sources told Reuters about the plans.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Ex-USC gynecologist arrested in Los Angeles amid sexual misconduct probe
Los Angeles police have arrested a former University of Southern California gynecologist who was under investigation for suspected sexual misconduct, an official said on Wednesday, in a case that has already resulted in a $215 million civil settlement.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Islamic State recruiter known as 'Umm Nutella' sentenced to four years
A U.S. judge on Wednesday sentenced an Islamic State recruiter known as "Umm Nutella" to four years in prison, far less than federal prosecutors had sought, even though she double-crossed them after agreeing to cooperate.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Chicago waitress placed on leave after Eric Trump said she spit on him
A Chicago bar has placed one of its waitresses on leave after Eric Trump, the younger son of President Donald Trump, said the woman spit on him, the business said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Wayfair workers, supporters protest furniture sale to U.S. immigrant camp
Several hundred people, including employees of Wayfair Inc, rallied in Boston on Wednesday to protest the online retailer's sale of furniture for a Texas detention facility housing migrant children.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Conservative U.S. Justice Gorsuch again sides with liberals in criminal case
For the second time in three days, conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday sided with his four liberal colleagues in a 5-4 ruling in favor of a criminal defendant, on this occasion an Oklahoma man convicted of possessing child pornography.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Conservative Vatican cardinal withdraws support for Steve Bannon
Conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke, for years a strong backer of Steve Bannon, has yanked his support for the former Trump White House adviser and his plan to set up a right-wing Catholic academy in Italy.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

A Picasso sold during Nazi flight can stay at New York's Met -U.S. court
A masterpiece painted by Pablo Picasso that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell to fund his escape from the Nazis can stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York rather than be returned to the businessman's heirs, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan
Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

EPA air chief under ethics scrutiny resigns
Bill Wehrum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of revising power plant rules, revamping vehicle emission standards and biofuels, who was under scrutiny for ethics allegations, is stepping down June 30, the agency said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. Islamic State recruiter 'Umm Nutella' sentenced to four years in prison
A U.S. Islamic State recruiter known as "Umm Nutella" who double-crossed federal agents after agreeing to cooperate with them was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday, far less than federal prosecutors had sought.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Supreme Court chips away at federal agency power
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that calls for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declining to eliminate it as four conservative justices wanted.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Before fire, Philadelphia refinery scaled back big maintenance project: sources
Philadelphia Energy Solutions dramatically scaled back a large maintenance project in January in the same section of the refinery complex where a massive explosion occurred last week, according to three sources familiar with the plant's operations.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Confessed Islamic State recruiter sentenced to four years in prison
A U.S. Islamic State recruiter known as "Umm Nutella" who double-crossed federal agents after agreeing to cooperate with them was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Skirling U.S. Attorney General Barr cameos on bagpipes
U.S. Attorney General William Barr, displaying a little-known talent, played "Scotland the Brave" on his bagpipes on Wednesday, joining in with the New York City Police Department's famed Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Senior EPA official overseeing emissions rules resigns
Bill Wehrum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of revising power plant regulations and revamping vehicle emission standards and biofuels, is stepping down June 30, the agency confirmed Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Florida sheriff fires two more deputies for inaction during high school massacre
A Florida sheriff on Wednesday said he fired two more deputies for their inaction during the 2018 massacre of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Supreme Court to issue census, electoral map rulings on Thursday
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue rulings on Thursday in major cases on the Trump administration's bid to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and efforts by voters to curb the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries, a practice known as gerrymandering.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

A Picasso sold during Nazi flight can stay at New York's Met: court
A masterpiece painted by Pablo Picasso that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell to fund his escape from the Nazis can stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York rather than be returned to the businessman's heirs, a court ruled on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Philadelphia Energy Solutions seeks to permanently shut oil refinery
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, the mayor confirmed on Tuesday after two sources told Reuters about the plans.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Senior U.S. EPA official overseeing emissions stepping down
Bill Wehrum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of revising power plant regulations and revamping vehicle emission standards and biofuels, is stepping down June 30, the agency confirmed Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee liquor retail regulations
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in a case concerning alcohol regulations enacted following the Prohibition era that Tennessee residency requirements for liquor retailers violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce provision.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Supreme Court applies limits to federal agency power
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that called for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declining to eliminate it all together.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Boston Wayfair workers threaten walkout over sale to U.S. immigrant camp
Hundreds of employees of Wayfair Inc are expected to walk off the job on Wednesday in protest of what they said was the retailer's sale of more than $200,000 in bedroom furniture for a Texas detention facility for migrant children.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Senior EPA official overseeing emissions stepping down
Bill Wehrum, the top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official who has been in charge of revising power plant regulations and revamping vehicle emission standards and biofuels, is stepping down June 30, the agency confirmed Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Philadelphia refiner pre-paid employee vacation in advance of layoffs: sources
Philadelphia Energy Solutions overnight pre-paid some employees vacation compensation in advance of anticipated layoffs and the expected closure of its 335,000-barrel-per-day refinery complex, according to sources familiar with the plans.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Americans demand climate action (as long as it doesn't cost much): Reuters poll
Nearly 70 percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the United States to take "aggressive" action to combat climate change - but only a third would support an extra tax of $100 a year to help, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Fate of opioid litigation hinges on government 'police power'
The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company can use a bankruptcy to stop lawsuits from cities and states?

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

World Pride in New York celebrates LGBTQ advances, but mourns setbacks under Trump
New York City will host 4 million visitors this week to celebrate World Pride for both a celebration of advancements in LGBTQ rights and a call to action in the face of anti-LGBTQ policies enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

First Democratic debate offers struggling candidates a chance to shine
The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will give contenders struggling to break through in the crowded field an opportunity to step out of the shadow cast by front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who take the stage a day later.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Factbox: Six moments to watch for as Democrats debate in Miami
Twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls will hit the debate stage on Wednesday and Thursday nights to square off for the first time in the 2020 nominating contest.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

New York progressive backed by AOC declares victory in local Democratic primary
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in a close-run primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

AOC's backing boosts New York progressive in local Democratic primary
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, an insurgent progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, led a nationally watched primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 26, 2019

Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions seeks to permanently shut oil refinery - sources
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) is expected to seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, two sources familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Exclusive: Philadelphia refinery to seek closure after fire - sources
Philadelphia Energy Solutions is expected to seek to close its oil refinery in the city, the largest on the U.S. East Coast, after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, two sources familiar with the plans said.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Wayfair employee walkout called over alleged furniture sales to U.S. migrant camp
Wayfair Inc came under pressure on Tuesday after hundreds of employees were reported to be planning a walkout over the retailer's alleged sale of more than $200,000 in bedroom furniture for a Texas detention facility for migrant children.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. pork lobby says regulatory changes needed after Trump biotech order
The U.S. pork lobby said on Tuesday more must be done to simplify regulations for genetically altered livestock, weeks after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to streamline the review process for agricultural technology.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Juul loses home turf as San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales
San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies such as Juul Labs Inc.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Sept. 11 victims advocates say they secured Senate commitment to extend compensation fund
Advocates of a compensation fund for emergency personnel and others who responded at the sites of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States said on Tuesday that they had secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for prompt passage of legislation extending the program.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

San Francisco to become first major U.S. city to ban e-cigarette sales
San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies such as Juul Labs Inc.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Bill Cosby appeals 2018 conviction for Pennsylvania sex attack
Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday appealed his Pennsylvania conviction for drugging and sexually attacking former Temple University administrator Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. sues ex-Trump aide Omarosa, alleges failure to file required financials
The United States on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former aide to President Donald Trump and reality television star, saying she knowingly failing to file a required public financial disclosure report after she left the White House.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Rapper Cardi B pleads not guilty to charges in New York strip club fight
Grammy Award-winning rapper Cardi B pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to felony assault charges relating to an alleged fight at a New York City strip club last year.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Illinois joins 10 other U.S. states in legalizing recreational marijuana
Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that also provides for the removal of certain previous drug convictions and will generate new revenue for the financially troubled state.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Helicopter pilot killed in June 10 crash in New York City flew erratically: NTSB
A pilot who died when his helicopter crashed atop a New York City skyscraper on June 10 had been flying erratically and said he did not know where he was shortly before the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report released on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Trump denies woman's sexual assault accusation: 'She's not my type'
U.S. President Donald Trump denied a new accusation of sexual violence raised by a woman who said she had to fight him off more than 20 years ago in the dressing room of a high-end New York department store.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrants
The U.S. Supreme Court in the coming days will have a last chance before its three-month summer break to decide whether to take up President Donald Trump's long-stalled bid to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Helicopter pilot killed in June 10 crash flew erratically: NTSB
The helicopter pilot killed in a June 10 crash in New York City requested to return to a heliport and then radioed he "did not where" he was before a striking a 54-story building on 7th Avenue, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report released Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. senators say social media letting algorithms 'run wild'
A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday questioned how major social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google unit use algorithms and artificial intelligence to serve up new content to keep users engaged.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Woman accused of aiding Islamic State, double-crossing U.S., faces up to life in prison
A U.S. woman charged with working as an Islamic State recruiter under the code name "Umm Nutella," who agreed to cooperate with the prosecutors but then divulged her deal to extremists while out on bail, could be sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Seven migrant deaths reported in 'extreme heat' at U.S. border
Authorities in Texas reported seven migrant deaths on Monday, including those of a woman, two babies and a toddler, showing the danger of extreme summer heat as Central American families surge across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Reuters US News
Jun 25, 2019

Jury recommends death penalty in sledgehammer killings of California family: media
A Southern California jury on Monday recommended the death penalty for a man convicted this month of the 2010 sledgehammer killings of a family of four whose bodies were later found buried in the Mojave Desert, media reports said.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Denver man accused of wife's murder can use her life insurance to pay for defense
A Denver man accused of killing his wife can use more than $500,000 received from her life insurance policy to pay for the lawyers defending him against the murder charge, Colorado's highest court ruled on Monday.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Stanford proposes $3.4 billion housing plan in high-cost California area
Stanford University unveiled a $3.4 billion plan on Monday to build thousands of homes for students and staff to ease a local housing crunch, but some officials expressed concern the project would worsen problems such as street traffic.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

U.S. relocates hundreds of migrant children from overcrowded border station
Nearly 250 migrant children have been relocated to children's shelters from an overcrowded Texas border patrol station where attorneys said they had been held for weeks in dirty conditions without adequate food and water.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Parents of girl from India who died in U.S. desert 'desperate' for asylum
The parents of a 6-year-old migrant girl from India who died of heat stroke in an Arizona desert said they sought asylum in the United States because they were "desperate."

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Lockheed Martin wins $562 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon
Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $562 million contract for sales of Army tactical guided missiles to Bahrain, Poland and Romania, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Ex-Venezuelan oil minister asks U.S. court to set aside $1.4 billion judgment
Former Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez asked a federal judge in Houston on Monday to set aside a $1.4 billion default verdict against him in a fraud suit brought by a defunct Houston oil company, according to court documents.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Bernie Sanders calls for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loan debt
U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan on Monday to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loans and pay for it with a tax on Wall Street, elevating the issue in the 2020 debate and going beyond proposals from his Democratic White House rivals.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Jury convicts Illinois man of Chinese graduate student's kidnap-murder
A jury found an Illinois man guilty of kidnapping and murder on Monday in the killing of a Chinese graduate student two years ago, capping an eight-day federal court trial in Peoria.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Judge allows Missouri's only abortion clinic to stay open for at least five more days
A Missouri judge ruled on Monday the state's only abortion clinic can remain open for at least five more days, but he ordered Planned Parenthood to take its fight against closure to a state arbiter.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Supreme Court strikes down stiff firearms penalties
Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the U.S. Supreme Court's four liberal members on Monday in striking down as unconstitutionally vague a law imposing stiff criminal sentences for people convicted of certain crimes involving firearms.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Supreme Court to hear insurers' bid for $12 billion in Obamacare money
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether insurers can seek $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Illinois man beheaded Chinese grad student two years ago, prosecutors say
Federal prosecutors on Monday accused an Illinois man of carrying out a calculated plan to kidnap and kill a Chinese graduate student two years ago, in closing arguments of the man's murder trial in central Illinois.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Truck driver in deadly New Hampshire crash arrested on negligent homicide charges
The driver of a pickup truck who crashed into a group of motorcyclists near New Hampshire's White Mountains, killing seven of them, was arrested on Monday and charged with seven counts of negligent homicide, officials said.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

U.S. high court to rule on scope of copyright for legal codes
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a bid by Georgia lawmakers to win federal copyright protection for an annotated version of the state's legal code and to decide whether state and local governments can sue people who publish such texts without permission, much like novels or films.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

U.S. records 33 new measles cases, mostly in New York State
Thirty-three new measles cases were recorded in the United States last week, most of them in New York, federal health officials said on Monday, bringing the number of confirmed cases this year to 1,077 in the worst U.S. outbreak of the virus since 1992.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down stiff firearms penalties
Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the court's four liberals on Monday in striking down a federal law that imposes stiff criminal sentences for those convicted of certain crimes involving firearms.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

U.S. records 33 new measles cases, raising year's total to 1,077
The United States recorded 33 new measles cases last week, bringing the number of confirmed cases this year to 1,077 in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court takes up insurers' $12 billion Obamacare dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the federal government must pay insurers $12 billion under an Obamacare program aimed at encouraging them to cover previously uninsured people after the healthcare law was enacted in 2010.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Closing arguments to start in Illinois man's death penalty case
Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers were due to make their closing arguments on Monday in the trial of an Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a Chinese graduate student two years ago.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Storms strand passengers in Dallas, thousands without power
About 1,000 flights were canceled or delayed in Dallas on Sunday night and more than 80,000 homes and businesses left without power early Monday, after a line of thunderstorms rolled across a northeastern swath of Texas before heading east.

Reuters US News
Jun 24, 2019

Beyond the rainbow: Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall
Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery in Los Angeles, loves taking wedding cake orders from LGBTQ clients because their design requests are often more creative than straight couples.

Reuters US News
Jun 23, 2019

'Flying Wallendas' cross Times Square on high wire
A brother and sister tightrope act crossed Times Square on a high wire 25 floors above the New York landmark on Sunday night.

Reuters US News
Jun 23, 2019

Militia member arrested for impersonating US Border Patrol agent
A member of an armed group known for stopping migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has been arrested after authorities charged him with impersonating a U.S. Border Patrol agent, according to court documents.

Reuters US News
Jun 23, 2019

Democratic Mayor Buttigieg faces growing fallout over police shooting in his city
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday faced growing fallout over a fatal police shooting in South Bend, an incident that has exposed simmering racial tensions in the Indiana city where he is mayor and which is complicating his presidential ambitions.

Reuters US News
Jun 23, 2019

Victims named in New Hampshire motorcycle crash that killed seven
New Hampshire authorities on Sunday named the seven people killed two days earlier when a pickup truck crashed into members of a motorcycle club for U.S. Marine veterans.

Reuters US News
Jun 23, 2019

Unit at Philadelphia refinery completely destroyed in fire: sources
The alkylation unit at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc's oil refinery was destroyed in a fire that ripped through the East Coast's largest refinery last week, damage that will hamper the normal production of fuel, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Reuters US News
Jun 23, 2019

Supreme Court set to decide major census, electoral maps cases
The U.S. Supreme Court, approaching the end of its current term, is due to issue rulings in the coming days in major cases including the Trump administration's bid to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and efforts by voters to curb the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries.

Reuters US News
Jun 23, 2019

Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes near remote community in northern California
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) south-southwest of the small community of Petrolia in northern California on Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Reuters US News
Jun 22, 2019

Baseball's David Ortiz out of ICU, in good condition after shooting
Retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been moved out of intensive care and was in good condition, his wife said in a statement on Saturday, nearly two weeks after he was shot in the Dominican Republic and moved to a Boston hospital.

Reuters US News
Jun 22, 2019

Police arrest 70 climate change protesters outside New York Times
Police arrested 70 environmental protesters outside the New York Times headquarters who laid down in the street and climbed onto the building to demand the newspaper start referring to climate change as a climate emergency, police and media reports said.

Reuters US News
Jun 22, 2019

11 dead as plane crashes in Hawaii, believed during skydiving trip
Eleven passengers and crew were killed on Friday evening when their plane crashed near an airfield in Hawaii, authorities said, during what broadcaster CNN said was a skydiving trip.

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