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Reuters US News
Mar 22, 2019

Racist violence threat keeps Charlottesville schools closed
Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, remained closed for a second consecutive day on Friday as police investigated a threat of racist violence against non-white students that had been posted online, officials said.

Reuters US News
Mar 22, 2019

Tyson recalls tons of chicken strips for possible metal contamination
Tyson Foods Inc is recalling about 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said late on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Mar 22, 2019

Engineering elections? U.S. top court examines electoral map manipulation
Before the Republican-led state legislature divided their city and even their college campus into two different districts in a bid to boost the party's election chances, students like recent graduate Vashti Smith could vote for the Democratic U.S. congressional candidate and know that person could win.

Reuters US News
Mar 22, 2019

Democrats push financial inclusion as 2020 election race heats up
Boosting access to the U.S. banking system is emerging as a prominent theme as Democrats tap discontent over income inequality ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Reuters US News
Mar 22, 2019

UCLA head soccer coach charged in admissions fraud scandal resigns
University of Southern California Los Angeles' head men's soccer coach, Jorge Salcedo, who is among those charged in the biggest admissions fraud scheme uncovered in the United States, resigned his post Thursday, school officials told several media outlets including the New York Post.

Reuters US News
Mar 22, 2019

Deadly floods push into Missouri, more states in rain-soaked U.S. Midwest
Frigid floodwaters pushing down the Missouri River left ruins, death and drowned livestock in their wake across the U.S. Midwest's farmland, and were expected to crest in northwest Missouri early Friday, with more cities and towns under threat.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Amid U.S. Midwest flooding, residents in Missouri, Kansas rush to fill sandbags
Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream along America's longest river on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas hurried to shore up strained levees.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

New Mexico compound suspects plead not guilty, targeted as Muslims: lawyers
Five people arrested last August at a New Mexico compound where the body of a toddler was found pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal terrorism charges their lawyers say were brought largely because they are Muslims.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

U.S. immigration arrests fall under Trump as resources shift to the border
U.S. immigration arrests fell under President Donald Trump at the end of 2018 compared to the same period a year earlier, a drop authorities attributed to a growing need to deal with "alarming rates" of migrant families at the border.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid rising floodwaters in Midwestern U.S.
Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Thursday as floodwaters that left a swath of destruction across Nebraska and Iowa surged downstream, swamping small towns, roads and farmland in the U.S Midwest.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Climate change's fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists
Climate change played a hand in the deadly floods in the U.S. upper Midwest that have damaged crops and drowned livestock, scientists said on Thursday, while a Trump administration official said more homework was needed before making that link.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Trump signs executive 'free speech' order for U.S. colleges
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order linking "free speech" efforts at public universities to federal grants in an effort to combat what he considers a clamp down on conservative students' abilities to share their views.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Man charged with sending bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty
A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal charges in connection with the mailing of bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Houston suburbs lift travel restrictions imposed after petrochemical fire
Two Houston-area cities told residents to stay indoors and closed schools on Thursday due to air pollution from a petrochemical plant fire, then lifted the travel restrictions after airborne levels of the chemicals abated.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Wisconsin judge blocks Republican-backed laws curbing Democratic governor's powers
A Wisconsin judge on Thursday blocked legislation passed by Republican lawmakers during a December lame-duck session intended to curb the powers of newly elected Democratic Governor Tony Evers, calling the measures unconstitutionally approved.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Pastor convicted of hacking, insider trading gets five years prison: NY judge
A former hedge fund manager who also worked as a pastor was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison after being convicted of insider trading on non-public corporate press releases stolen by computer hackers.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Floods threaten more states in rain-soaked U.S. Midwest
As icy floodwaters fed by rains and melting snow receded in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwestern states downstream on Thursday braced for a relentless surge along the Missouri River, with more rain expected.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Floods threaten more states in deluged U.S. Midwest
As icy floodwaters fed by rains and melting snow receded in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwestern states downstream on Thursday braced for a relentless surge along the Missouri River, with more rain expected.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban
Mississippi's Republican governor signed one of America's strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

U.S. Powerball jackpot soars to $625 million ahead of Saturday's drawing
The U.S. Powerball jackpot leaped to at least $645 million on Thursday ahead of its second drawing after no one claimed the winning numbers announced on Wednesday, when the cash prize was at $550 million, according to lottery officials.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

More floodwaters rising in storm-ravaged U.S. Midwest
As icy, lethal floodwaters fed by rains and melting snow recede in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwest states downstream were set on Thursday for a relentless surge of the Missouri River.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

FBI not properly assessing potential U.S. maritime terrorism threats: report
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is not taking appropriate steps to review and assess potential maritime terrorism risks facing U.S. sea ports, the Justice Department's internal watchdog has found.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Houston suburbs order residents indoors, close schools after chemical plant fire
Residents of two Houston-area cities were told to stay indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday due to air pollution after a petrochemical plant fire.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Kentucky launches probe into drug overcharges by pharmacy benefit managers
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said on Thursday he had launched an investigation into allegations that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) had overcharged state health insurance programs for drugs and discriminated against independent pharmacies.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

U.S. team heading in positive direction from dark place, says Biles
Simone Biles believes U.S gymnastics is moving in a positive direction after the "dark place" it found itself in a year ago following a sex-abuse scandal.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Texas residents ordered indoors, schools closed after chemical plant fire
Residents of two Houston-area cities were told to stay indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday due to air pollution by a cancer-causing chemical after a petrochemical plant fire.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Mississippi governor to sign 'heartbeat' abortion ban
Mississippi's Republican governor was due to sign one of America's strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

Residents told to shelter in place after Texas petrochemical plant fire
Residents of a Houston-area community were told to remain indoors and schools were closed on Thursday after a petrochemical plant fire that burned for days released high levels of volatile organic compounds into the air.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

More flood waters rising in storm damaged U.S. Midwest
As icy, lethal flood waters fed by rains and melting snow recede in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwest states downstream were set on Thursday for a relentless surge of the Missouri River.

Reuters US News
Mar 21, 2019

For asylum seekers in Mexico, U.S. judge asks, 'How does the court serve them?'
A U.S. judge on Wednesday questioned how the government would be able to properly attend to Central American asylum seekers forced to live in Mexico while their claims are processed, on the same day the government expanded the program to El Paso.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Missouri River towns face deluge as floods move downstream
A string of small Missouri towns prepared for the next deluge along the raging Missouri River on Wednesday after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Missouri towns prepare for deluge as floods move downstream
A string of small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next deluge along the snow-melt-swollen Missouri River after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Missouri towns brace for more flooding as Nebraska cleans up
Small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next wave of flooding along the snow melt-swollen Missouri River after high waters wreaked an estimated $1 billion in damage in Nebraska, and officials warned the deadly disaster was far from over.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods
Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could - in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Harvard sued by descendant of U.S. slave photographed in 19th century
A descendant of an American slave on Wednesday sued Harvard University to gain possession of photos of her great-great-great grandfather that the school commissioned in 1850 on behalf of a professor trying to prove the inferiority of black people.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

U.S. judge blocks drilling over climate change, casting doubt on Trump agenda
A U.S. judge has blocked oil drilling planned in Wyoming because the government failed to adequately consider its impact on global warming - a decision that could complicate President Donald Trump's broader efforts to expand oil, gas and coal output on America's public lands.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Justice Thomas speaks as U.S. top court confronts racial bias in jury selection
U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared poised to side with a black Mississippi death row inmate put on trial six times for a 1996 quadruple murder who accused a prosecutor of repeatedly blocking black potential jurors, though the court's only black member sounded skeptical.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids
The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump's much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Mitsui petrochemical unit probed after Texas fire rages for days
State and local investigators have begun probing a petrochemical storage company outside Houston where a massive fire fed by giant tanks of fuel burned for days, darkening the skies with soot for dozens of miles, officials said.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Deadly Midwestern U.S. floods threaten to spill south as Nebraska cleans up
Nebraskans struggled on Wednesday to clear the wreckage left by deadly floods that caused an estimated $1 billion in damage, while emergency officials farther south kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as the disaster threatened to spread.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Devastating Nebraska floods threaten to stretch into Southern U.S.
Emergency officials in Southern U.S. states kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as massive flooding that killed four people and caused more than $1 billion in estimated damages to homes, businesses and crops threatened to extend south.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Texas fire destroyed 11 petrochemical storage tanks before extinguished: official
A fire at a petrochemical storage site outside Houston destroyed 11 massive storage tanks before it was extinguished early Wednesday, Intercontinental Terminals Co officials said.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

U.S. government failed to consider climate impacts of oil, gas: judge
A U.S. judge blocked drilling on more than 300,000 acres of federal land in Wyoming, saying officials in their environmental analyses failed to adequately consider the climate change impacts of oil and gas leasing.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Thomas speaks as U.S. high court weighs death row inmate's race claim
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared likely to rule in favor of a black Mississippi death row inmate who has been put on trial six times for a 1996 quadruple murder and has accused the lead prosecutor of repeatedly removing black jurors to help secure a conviction.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Ford adds production of electric vehicles at second North American site
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is adding production of a fully electric vehicle at a second North American plant as part of its $11 billion investment plan set last year.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Labrador retriever fetches top U.S. dog breed honor for record 28th year
The loyal and dependable Labrador Retriever hung on for the 28th year in a row to the title of America's most popular dog in 2018, the American Kennel Club said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Petrochemical blaze near Houston extinguished, company says
Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days, the company said.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

In early campaigning, 2020 Democrats try out tactics for taking on Trump
In the most polarized political environment in decades, Democratic voters want to know how their eventual nominee will match up against President Donald Trump in the November 2020 general election.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Flooding will go on in storm-ravaged U.S. Midwest
The flooding that devastated the U.S. Midwest is likely to last into next week, as rain and melted snow flow into Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi, the National Weather Service said.

Reuters US News
Mar 20, 2019

Two LA police officers face charges over fatal shooting: LA Times
The Los Angeles Police Commission ruled late Tuesday that two officers violated the department's use of deadly force policy when they fired their final shots into a man already shot and prone on a shopping mall floor, media reported.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Firefighters contain petrochemical blaze, Texas expands air monitoring
Firefighters late Tuesday contained a raging inferno at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside of Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days as Texas officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Asylum seekers returned from Mexico plead to stay in U.S.
Three asylum seekers due to be returned to Mexico after appearing in U.S. immigration court on Tuesday asked officials to let them stay in the United States because they feared for their safety while waiting out the process in Mexico.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Pets, livestock among victims of Midwest flooding
The floods that have devastated large swaths of Nebraska and Iowa since late last week left house pets homeless, inflicted an unknown toll on livestock and led to several daring water rescues of animals from dogs to horses.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Pence arrives in Nebraska as U.S. Midwest reels from historic floods
Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation unleashed across the U.S. Midwest by floods that have killed four people and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Missouri River flooding catches small Nebraska town off guard
When Jim and Rose Downing heard forecasts last week for dangerously high water in their Nebraska hometown on the Missouri River, they were nonplussed since their house had not flooded in 100 years.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Houston petrochemical fire spreads, Texas expands air monitoring
Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site spread on Tuesday, billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Houston petrochemical fire spreads, eight giant tanks burning: official
A petrochemical fire at a storage facility outside Houston spread on Tuesday to engulf eight giant tanks containing liquid fuels, officials of Intercontinental Terminals Co said on Tuesday afternoon.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Record floods inundate U.S. Midwestern states as Pence arrives
Catastrophic floods devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday after leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, with waters yet to crest in parts of the U.S. Midwest for several days.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

U.S. judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits
A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration's "incorrect" claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the U.S. armed forces starting on April 12.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Patriots owner Kraft can avoid prosecution in Florida prostitution sting: prosecutors
The owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots could be spared prosecution on charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida if he agrees to community service and other obligations, a spokesman for prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

U.S. Midwest's catastrophic floods cause widespread damage
Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, with waters yet to crest in parts of the region for several days.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Houston petrochemical fire rages, Texas expands air monitoring
Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring on Tuesday after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site produced billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Pennsylvania prosecutor focuses on officer's motive in murder trial
A Pennsylvania prosecutor on Tuesday urged jurors in the racially-charged trial of a white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose in June 2018 to focus on what motivated him to pull the trigger.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention
The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government's authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Catastrophic floods in Midwest cause widespread damage
Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prepared to tour the area.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Houston checks air quality from Texas petrochemical fire, smoke seen miles away
Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring on Tuesday after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site produced billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

West Virginia sues Catholic diocese for knowingly hiring sexual abusers of children
West Virginia officials sued the state's Roman Catholic diocese on Tuesday, accusing the church of knowingly employing priests and lay people in schools, parishes and camps who had admitted to sexually assaulting children.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

No re-sentencing for Chicago policeman in Laquan McDonald murder, court rules
The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by state prosecutors to hold a new sentencing hearing for ex-Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke who was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for murdering black teenager Laquan McDonald.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Asylum seekers returned from Mexico for first U.S. court hearings
Asylum seekers sent to wait in to Mexico under a controversial new Trump administration policy crossed into the United States on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court, harboring hopes a judge would allow them to stay.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Statue of Liberty climber sentenced to community service, probation
A woman convicted of trespassing and disorderly conduct after she climbed the Statue of Liberty's stone pedestal on July 4 last year to protest U.S. immigration policy was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and five years' probation on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on immigration detention
The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government's authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

California university says students tied to admissions scam could face expulsion
The University of Southern California said it may expel students tied to a brazen U.S. college-admissions scam after reviewing their records, which could lead the college to throw out "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin's two daughters.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Students tied to U.S. college admissions scandal could face expulsion
The University of Southern California said it may expel students linked to the largest college-admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history after it completes a review of their records.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court gives Trump victory on immigration detention
The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed U.S. government authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

First asylum seekers returned from Mexico for U.S. court hearings
A group of asylum seekers sent back to Mexico was set to cross the border on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court in an early test of a controversial new policy from the Trump administration.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Texas petrochemical fire spreads to more storage tanks after firefighting snag
A raging fire at a petrochemical storage terminal in Houston has engulfed two more massive tanks after firefighting water pumps stopped working for six hours, the company said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

University of Southern California says it may expel students linked to admissions cheating
The University of Southern California said it may expel students linked to the largest college-admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history after it completes a reviews of their records.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Mike Pence to visit Nebraska amid deadly floods
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation left by floods in the Midwest which have killed at least four people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm
For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

White police officer's homicide trial gets under way in Pittsburgh
In opening statements in a racially-charged Pittsburgh trial on Tuesday, a jury is expected to hear prosecutors argue that a white police officer acted unlawfully in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen who was running away from him.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

U.S. vice president to tour Nebraska flood zone
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is due to travel to Nebraska on Tuesday to tour the devastation left by floods in the Midwest which have killed at least four people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

Reuters US News
Mar 19, 2019

Pence to tour Nebraska flood zone
Vice President Mike Pence is due to travel to Nebraska on Tuesday to tour the devastation left by floods in the Midwest which have killed at least three people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest
At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska's governor called a disaster of historic proportions.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Texas petrochemical storage fire rages, may burn for two days
A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage site continued to rage late on Monday and is expected to burn for up to two more days, officials said, sending thick black smoke into the air for miles around.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Alan Krueger, economic adviser to Obama and Clinton, takes own life at 58
Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday. He was 58.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

U.S. floods kill three, cut off towns as rivers rise
Floodwaters continued to rise in the U.S. Midwest on Monday and were not expected to crest for another 24 hours, forecasters said, after killing three people in Nebraska and Iowa and inundating a U.S. Air Force base.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Puerto Rico debt adjustment plan not 'realistic' in April: official
The executive director of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board said on Monday that a plan to restructure the U.S. commonwealth's core government debt likely cannot be done by the end of April.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: experts
Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation's nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Peruvian ex-president arrested for being drunk in public in California
Peru's former president, Alejandro Toledo, considered a fugitive in Peru, was arrested for being drunk in public in California and released early on Monday, authorities in California said.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Poppy apocalypse: Crowds descend on California city to see 'superbloom'
Spring has arrived in Southern California and with it a crisis has blossomed in the small city of Lake Elsinore, where tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to see a "superbloom" of poppies in a desert canyon.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

U.S. top court hands defeat to Hawaii B&B that spurned lesbian couple
The U.S. Supreme Court handed a defeat on Monday to a bed and breakfast owner in Hawaii who turned away a lesbian couple due to her Christian beliefs, but it could soon take up another major case on the conflict between gay and religious rights.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Nebraska floods inundate military bases, cut off nuclear plant
Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a significant portion of a major U.S. Air Force base, while more of region's residents faced the possibility of evacuation on Monday.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Former UAW vice president charged in U.S. corruption probe
U.S. prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former high-ranking United Auto Workers official in charge of the labor union's relations with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) of misusing funds for lavish purchases for himself and other union officials.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Massive fire at Houston petrochemical storage terminal may last two more days
A massive fire at a fuels storage company along the Houston Ship Channel may burn for two more days, an official said on Monday as the blaze spread a plume of black smoke across the city, shutting schools in two nearby communities.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Alan Krueger, economic adviser to Obama and Clinton, dies at 58
Alan Krueger, a Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, died over the weekend at the age of 58, the university said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Fire at Houston petrochemical storage facility rages for second day
A fire at a fuels storage company along the Houston Ship Channel continued to burn on Monday, spreading to eight massive petrochemical storage tanks, shutting schools in two nearby communities.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Federal charges for former UAW vice president in corruption probe
U.S. prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former high-ranking United Auto Workers official in charge of the union's relations with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) of misusing funds for lavish purchases for himself and other union officials.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

Isolation, evacuations in U.S. central Plains as floods kill three
Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a large portion of a U.S. Air Force base, forcing it to work with a skeleton staff on Monday, while more of region's residents possibly faced evacuation.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

U.S. high court rebuffs Hawaii B&B that turned away lesbian couple
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a new dispute involving gay and religious rights, leaving in place a lower court ruling against a Hawaii bed and breakfast owner who turned away a lesbian couple, citing Christian beliefs.

Reuters US News
Mar 18, 2019

U.S. high court takes up sentencing appeal in 'D.C. Sniper' case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area should be resentenced because he was only 17 years old at the time.

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