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Jan 18, 2020

In impeachment document, Democrats say Trump endangers security, Trump denies
Democratic U.S. lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump said on Saturday the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country's system of government.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

Virginia's top House Republican warns "white supremacist garbage" to stay away from gun rally
Virginia's House Republican leader said on Saturday that white supremacists and any other groups trying to spread "hate, violence, or civil unrest" were not welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state's capital on Monday, which is expected to draw thousands.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

'Simply a lie,' Biden accuses Sanders campaign of releasing 'doctored' video
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused rival Bernie Sanders's campaign on Saturday of disseminating a "doctored" video edited to falsely appear to show the former vice president supporting cutting Social Security, and called on the Sanders campaign to disown it.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

Highlights: Key quotes from the U.S. House impeachment memo
Here are highlights from the 111-page House Impeachment Brief filed Saturday afternoon.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

Trump, Democrats offer dueling arguments on impeachment
The Democratic U.S. lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump said on Saturday the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country's system of government.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

U.S. House files brief laying out impeachment case against Trump
The U.S. lawmakers managing the impeachment case against Donald Trump filed a brief on Saturday laying out their arguments supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against the president.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

Biden accuses Sanders campaign of releasing 'doctored' video, calls it a lie
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused rival Bernie Sanders's campaign on Saturday of disseminating a "doctored" video which falsely shows Biden supporting the privatization of Social Security, and called on the Sanders campaign to disown it.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

National Archives removes exhibit that altered images of Women's March
The U.S. National Archives, home to foundational documents such as the Bill of Rights, apologized on Saturday for altering images critical of President Donald Trump at an exhibit on women's fight for voting rights and said it had removed the display.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

Angered by weapons ban, organizers urge thousands to attend Virginia gun rally
Organizers of a Virginia gun rally urged thousands of people to attend Monday's event protesting Democrats' push to stiffen the state's gun laws after its top court upheld the governor's emergency ban on weapons at the rally grounds.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

2020 Democratic White House hopefuls court teachers in pivotal Iowa
Democrats vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination courted Iowa's teachers on Saturday by promising to oust U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and appoint someone who has taught in public schools.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

Weinstein jury seated after prosecutors accuse defense of excluding white women
Lawyers in Harvey Weinstein's New York rape trial finished selecting 12 jurors on Friday to decide the former Hollywood producer's fate, as prosecutors renewed an accusation that the defense had unfairly tried to block white women from serving on the jury.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

Trump: Second Amendment under 'serious attack' in Virginia
President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Constitution was being attacked in the state of Virginia, where lawmakers have been moving to enact tougher gun laws and arms enthusiasts are planning a rally next week.

Reuters US News
Jan 18, 2020

Ahead of tinder box Virginia gun rally, Trump says Constitution under attack
President Donald Trump took aim at Virginia Democrats and their push to stiffen the state's gun laws, saying that the U.S. Constitution was under attack just as thousands of armed militia members began arriving in Richmond for a Monday gun rally.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. census to kick off in remote Alaska Native village
This year's once-a-decade official U.S. national population count will start in a small Alaska Native village perched on the tundra overlooking the Bering Sea. Daytime temperatures will be well below freezing.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Teachers doused in jet fuel at California school sue Delta Air Lines
Four Los Angeles-area schoolteachers who were doused with jet fuel dumped by a Delta Air Lines plane in the minutes before it made an emergency landing sued the airline on Friday, accusing the flight crew of negligence.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Trump: 2nd Amendment under 'serious attack' in Virginia
President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Constitution was being attacked in the state of Virginia, where lawmakers have been moving to enact tougher gun laws and arms enthusiasts are planning a rally next week.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at three airports
The United States will begin screening efforts at three U.S. airports to detect travelers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may have symptoms of a new respiratory virus that so far has killed two people and infected 45 more, public health officials said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

After base shooting, Pentagon restricts foreign trainee access to guns
The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students' access to guns on U.S. bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three U.S. sailors at a Florida naval base last month.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. will work to determine if ex-ambassador Yovanovitch was under threat -Pompeo
The U.S. State Department will do everything necessary to determine whether former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

After feud with Warren, Bernie Sanders airs ad aimed at women
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, stung by a feud with progressive ally Elizabeth Warren over gender and electability, released an ad aimed at women voters in New Hampshire on Friday touting his support for women's rights.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Children, young adults cannot sue U.S. government over climate change: ruling
A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit by children and young adults who claimed they had a constitutional right to be protected from climate change, in a major setback to efforts to spur the U.S. government to address the issue.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Facebook must disclose app records for Massachusetts probe, judge rules
Facebook Inc has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to turn over material to the state's attorney general about thousands of apps that the social media company suspected may have misused customer data.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Former U.S. congressman Collins sentenced to 26 months for insider trading
Chris Collins, a former U.S. congressman from New York who was an early backer of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to 26 months in prison and fined $200,000 on Friday after pleading guilty to taking part in an insider trading scheme.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Michigan governor urges broader Facebook crackdown on hate speech, citing attacks on state's lawmakers
Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on legislators from the state.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal in Obamacare contraception fight
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took up an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration seeking to enforce new federal rules allowing employers to obtain religious exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that health insurance that they provide to employees pays for women's birth control.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Trump criticizes Virginia gun control measures, says rights under 'attack'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States' Constitution, which gives Americans the right to keep and bear firearms, was being attacked in the state of Virginia.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal in Obamacare contraception fight
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took up an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration seeking to enforce new federal rules allowing employers to obtain religious exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that health insurance that they provide to employees pays for women's birth control.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute
As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S. presidential election system focusing on whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate who wins their state's popular vote, an act that could upend an election.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at 3 airports
The United States will begin screening efforts at three U.S. airports to detect travelers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may have symptoms of a new respiratory virus that so far has killed two people and infected 45 more, public health officials said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Despite lack of primary threat, Trump 'going big' in Iowa
President Donald Trump's campaign plans to blanket Iowa with representatives and events ahead of the state's Feb. 3 caucuses, hoping to use the first-in-the-nation primary to show evidence of his strength in rural America, sources tell Reuters.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Trump impeachment: What happens next?
The White House on Friday named members of U.S. President Trump's defense team for his impeachment trial, which will begin in earnest next week.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Rhode Island Governor aims for 100% renewable power by 2030
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Friday aiming for renewable energy to provide all of the state's electricity by 2030 to fight climate change.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

The members of Trump's impeachment defense team
Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz and two former independent counsels, Ken Starr and Robert Ray, will be among those defending President Donald Trump when his impeachment trial begins in the Senate in earnest on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Ahead of rally, Virginia Senate acts, gun-control activists report threats
Virginia lawmakers took another step toward enacting tougher gun laws, and gun-control activists reported a growing number of online death threats ahead of Monday's rally by arms enthusiasts that authorities have sought to keep from becoming violent.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Trump allies draw up plan to limit damage from impeachment trial
U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies plan to launch a massive effort to limit damage to his chances of re-election as the Senate trial to determine whether to remove him from office gets under way in earnest next week.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. appeals court orders dismissal of youth climate change lawsuit
A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit by children and young adults who claimed they had a constitutional right to be protected from climate change, in a major setback to efforts to spur the U.S. government to address the issue.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. will work to determine if ex-ambassdor Yovanovitch was under threat - Pompeo
The U.S. State Department will do everything necessary to determine whether former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Buttigieg highlights outsider status in effort to surge past Democratic rivals
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is touting his centrist political outsider status in a final push to win over Iowa swing voters, an urgent task as he seeks to pull ahead of rivals in a tight race for the first state nominating contest.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. appeals court orders dismissal of young people lawsuit over climate change
A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit by children and young adults who claimed U.S. government climate policy put their future in jeopardy, a major blow to the high-profile case after a string of failed similar bids.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. State Department to determine if Yovanovitch was under threat: Pompeo
The U.S. State Department will do everything it needs to do to determine if former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a radio interview on Friday.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team
President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Factbox: Trump impeachment - What happens next?
Jan 17 (Reuters) - The White House on Friday named members of U.S. President Trump's defense team for his impeachment trial, which will begin in earnest next week.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Congressional endorsements roll in as Iowa caucus nears
Weeks before the Iowa caucuses, members of Congress delivered endorsements to Democratic presidential hopefuls hoping to parlay the support into momentum ahead of the first votes.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Days before Grammys, academy shakes up leadership over 'allegation of misconduct'
The organizers of the Grammy Awards have placed their president and chief executive, Deborah Dugan, on leave because of an "allegation of misconduct" they said in a statement, noting that the Jan. 26 show would go on as planned with an interim head.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Trump taps lawyer Dershowitz, others for impeachment trial defense
Former independent counsel Ken Starr and lawyer Alan Dershowitz will join U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial defense team led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, Trump's legal team and a source said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Bloomberg plan would make all new U.S. cars electric by 2035
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

'It was going for my throat': Florida python hunters wrestle invasive snakes
Thomas Aycock's life flashed before his eyes one night in the Everglades as a 13-foot Burmese python squeezed his arm and a leg in its coils. Aycock, who was trying to bag the snake by himself, still recalls feeling its tail across his back.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter says U.S. voter suppression is alive and well
The center that honors slain U.S. civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will devote the holiday celebrating his legacy on Monday to voter education and registration, his youngest daughter said in a recent interview.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Flap with Warren knocks Sanders' strategy off course
The best-laid plans of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders were upended this week - and his campaign is struggling to get back on track.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Ex-congressman Chris Collins to be sentenced in New York for insider trading
Chris Collins, a former U.S. Congressman from New York who was an early backer of President Donald Trump, is due to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to taking part in an insider trading scheme.

Reuters US News
Jan 17, 2020

Recording Academy puts chief executive on leave days ahead of Grammys
The Recording Academy, whose members choose the Grammy winners, has placed its president and chief executive, Deborah Dugan, on administrative leave with immediate effect, it said on Thursday, just days before the Jan. 26 awards ceremony.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Yosemite National Park says 170 people ill in possible norovirus outbreak
Some 170 people who have spent time in Yosemite National Park in recent weeks have suffered from a gastrointestinal ailment "consistent with norovirus" and two have been diagnosed with the illness, park officials said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Trump declares Puerto Rico quake disaster, ties strings to relief
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday declared a major disaster in earthquake-hit Puerto Rico, boosting aid to the island a day after placing tougher restrictions on billions of dollars in delayed hurricane relief.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Pentagon gets request to build roughly 270 miles of Trump border wall
The Pentagon has received a request from within the Trump administration to build roughly 270 miles (435 km) of wall on the border with Mexico and is evaluating its cost and viability, a senior Defense Department official said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Alleged neo-Nazis caught with assault rifle charged ahead of Virginia gun rally
Three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group appeared in a Maryland court on Thursday to face federal charges after the FBI arrested them for carrying an assault rifle and planning to incite violence at a gun-rights rally in Virginia.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Judge in Weinstein rape trial says case is not a 'referendum' on #MeToo movement
Four men and three women were chosen on Thursday as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Georgia's parole board grants clemency to death row inmate hours before scheduled execution
The Georgia parole board granted clemency to a death row inmate on Thursday, hours before he was to be executed for the murder of a convenience store clerk three decades ago.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

U.S. weighs sending Brazilian migrants to Mexico amid spike in arrests
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has considered sending Brazilian migrants crossing the border from Mexico back there to await their U.S. court hearings, according to a U.S. official and a Mexican official familiar with the discussions.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Trump ups Puerto Rico quake aid after attaching strings to relief
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday declared a major disaster in quake-hit Puerto Rico, a day after his administration placed tougher restrictions on the island for billions of dollars in delayed hurricane aid.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

U.S. Army vehicle competition halts after lone entry falls short: official
The U.S. Army will go back to the drawing board after an effort to replace the Bradley fighting vehicle proved too challenging for industry, a Pentagon official said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Trump to sign disaster declaration for quake-hit Puerto Rico - U.S. Congress representative
U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a major disaster declaration for quake-hit Puerto Rico on Thursday, the island's nonvoting representative to the U.S. Congress, Jenniffer Gonzalez, wrote in a tweet.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

FBI nabs three alleged neo-Nazis with machine gun ahead of Virginia gun rally
The FBI has arrested three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group who had a machine gun and hopes of sparking a U.S. race war at a planned gun-rights rally in Virginia that is expected to draw thousands of people, officials said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Who is U.S. neo-Nazi group 'The Base'?
The FBI has arrested three suspected members of an armed neo-Nazi group known as The Base that hopes to start a race war in the United States, officials said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Judge in Weinstein rape trial says case not a 'referendum' on #MeToo movement
Three men and two women have been chosen as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

U.S. farmers increased support for Trump ahead of 'Phase 1' signing - Reuters/Ipsos poll
U.S. President Donald Trump gained support among American farm families at the end of last year, Reuters/Ipsos poll data showed, as Trump touted a Phase 1 trade deal with key agricultural buyer China.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

FBI arrests three alleged neo-Nazis ahead of Virginia gun rally
The FBI has arrested three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group who had weapons and hopes of starting a U.S. race war, just days before a planned gun-rights rally in Virginia that was expected to draw thousands of people, officials said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

As Warren-Sanders spat intensifies, liberal grassroots groups seek to calm tensions
Liberal grassroots groups on Thursday launched a bid to calm tensions between supporters of the two progressive standard-bearers in the Democratic presidential race, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who have engaged in a days-long feud after months of non-aggression.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Trump wants to end requiring U.S. religious welfare groups to tell clients of options
Religious social service providers receiving funds from the U.S. government would no longer have to tell their clients about other, possibly secular organizations that offer similar help under changes the Trump administration proposed on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Would you give up a kidney for Super Bowl tickets? Some would
What would you give up to watch your favorite team play live in a Super Bowl?

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Lawyers in Weinstein rape case begin questioning potential jurors
More than 100 potential jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein were expected in Manhattan criminal court on Thursday as lawyers strive to choose 12 impartial New Yorkers to decide the former film mogul's fate.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Harvey Weinstein jury selection: bias, big data and 'likes'
When lawyers in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial question potential jurors on Thursday, they may already know who has used the #MeToo hashtag on Twitter or criticized victims of sexual harassment in a Facebook discussion.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

Georgia man to be executed for killing store clerk in $38 robbery
A Georgia man faces execution on Thursday, three decades after he was convicted of fatally shooting a convenience store clerk and stealing $38 after he and two friends went bar hopping.

Reuters US News
Jan 16, 2020

With rivals stuck in impeachment trial, Biden and Buttigieg to barnstorm Iowa
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg will blitz Iowa before the state kicks off the party's nominating contest on Feb. 3, while their key rivals will be largely unable to campaign because they must sit as Senate jurors in Republican President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Eyewitness to horror: New York museum opens exhibit of art by Holocaust victims
Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying to fulfill a run-of-the mill request when he uncovered a treasure trove of eyewitness depictions of the Holocaust, drawn in pencil, ink and crayon.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. debate mystery solved: Warren told Sanders he called her a liar on national TV
The mystery of what presidential rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders said to each other in a heated exchange after Tuesday night's Democratic debate has been solved, with debate host CNN revealing that Warren accused Sanders of calling her a liar on national television.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Florida agrees to buy swath of Everglades to protect it from oil drilling
The state of Florida has reached a deal with a private real estate firm to buy a large swath of environmentally sensitive wetlands in the heart of the Everglades to spare the tract from oil drilling, the governor announced on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Texas executes man convicted of shooting estranged wife to death in 2005
A man was executed by lethal injection in Texas on Wednesday, 15 years after authorities say he fatally shot his estranged wife who had told friends she did not expect to get out of the abusive marriage alive.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

With pomp and circumstance, House Democrats deliver impeachment articles to the Senate
After weeks of rhetorical fire and fury, a handful of U.S. House members walked quietly across a hushed Capitol on Wednesday to deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate, paving the way for the trial of President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Texas executes man convicted of shooting wife to death in 2005
A 64-year-old man was executed by lethal injection in Texas on Wednesday, 15 years after authorities say he fatally shot his estranged wife who had told her friends she did not expect to get out of the abusive marriage alive.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Courts approved more than 2,400 reduced sentences under new law - Justice Department
More than 2,400 federal inmates have won court approval for reduced prison sentences while another 124 seriously ill prisoners have been approved for early compassionate release under a criminal justice law passed in late 2018, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Trump antagonist Avenatti's bail is revoked; unhappy NY judge delays Nike extortion trial
A federal judge on Wednesday revoked Michael Avenatti's bail after the celebrity lawyer and critic of U.S. President Donald Trump was accused of hiding money from creditors, triggering a delay in a separate trial where Avenatti is charged with trying to extort Nike Inc .

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Delta crew failed to warn controllers about Los Angeles fuel dump - FAA
A Delta Air Lines flight crew that dumped fuel on several Los Angeles area schools before making an emergency landing, causing minor injuries to schoolchildren, did not inform air traffic controllers it planned to do so, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Quake-hit Puerto Rico to get $8.2 billion in delayed U.S. aid
Puerto Rico will be allowed access to $8.2 billion in delayed disaster-aid funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the island's non-voting member of the U.S. Congress said.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Warning of 'serious threats' Virginia governor bans weapons at gun-rights rally
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday said he would ban all firearms and other weapons around the state capitol building this weekend, ahead of a major gun-rights demonstration expected to draw thousands of people.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Trump antagonist Avenatti's bail is revoked, threatening Nike trial in New York
A federal judge on Wednesday revoked Michael Avenatti's bail after he was accused of fraudulently hiding $1 million from creditors, threatening a separate trial of the celebrity lawyer and critic of U.S. President Donald Trump on charges he tried to extort Nike Inc .

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. lawmakers propose sanctions over Chinese exit bans on Americans
A bipartisan group of senators has proposed legislation that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials involved in enforcing exit bans on U.S. officials in China.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Jeffrey Epstein's estate is sued by U.S. Virgin Islands over alleged widespread sex abuse
Jeffrey Epstein's estate was sued on Wednesday by the U.S. Virgin Islands, which claimed that the late accused sex offender raped and trafficked in dozens of young women and girls on a private Caribbean island he owned.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Virginia vote sets up fight over women's rights constitutional amendment
Legislators in Virginia on Wednesday backed a long-gestating amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee equal rights for women, setting up a fight over whether the deadline to finalize it has passed.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. Virgin Islands sues Jeffrey Epstein estate, alleges widespread sex trafficking
Jeffrey Epstein's estate was sued on Wednesday by the U.S. Virgin Islands, which claimed that the late financier sexually abused and trafficked in dozens of young women and girls on his private Caribbean island.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

New fraud allegations against Trump antagonist Avenatti threaten Nike trial in NY
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti's arrest on allegations he engaged in fraud and money laundering by hiding $1 million from creditors while on bail threatens the upcoming trial of the critic of U.S. President Donald Trump on charges he tried to extort Nike Inc .

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Trump administration asks appeals court to allow executions to proceed
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration argued in a federal appeals court on Wednesday that it should be allowed to execute condemned inmates without delay after a lower court ordered the executions be put on hold to hear legal challenges.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. judge blocks Trump order requiring local officials' consent to take refugees
A U.S. federal judge ruled on Wednesday to block an executive order by President Donald Trump that only allows refugees to be resettled if state and local officials agree to accept them.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. judge blocks Trump order requiring local officials' consent to accept refugees
A U.S. federal judge ruled on Wednesday to block an executive order by President Donald Trump that only allows refugees to be resettled if state and local officials agree to accept them.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Trump antagonist Avenatti's extortion trial in New York may be delayed after arrest
Michael Avenatti's criminal trial for trying to extort Nike Inc may be delayed following the celebrity lawyer's unexpected arrest late on Tuesday in California for allegedly violating his bail conditions in a separate criminal case.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Puerto Rico to get access to $8.2 billion in delayed U.S. disaster-aid funding
Puerto Rico will be allowed access to $8.2 billion in delayed disaster-aid funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the island's non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives Jenniffer Gonzalez said in a statement.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Seven House Democrats to argue impeachment case against Trump in Senate
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Wednesday the seven members of the House of Representatives who will act as prosecutors to lay out the impeachment case against President Donald Trump in the Senate.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Democratic senators seek to force vote to block Trump border wall funding plan
Senior Democratic senators said on Wednesday that they would try to force another vote to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from taking billions of dollars from the Department of Defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Arrested Trump foe Avenatti must face 'vindictive' Nike extortion case in NY
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Michael Avenatti's bid to dismiss criminal charges accusing him of trying to extort Nike Inc , after the celebrity lawyer claimed he was targeted in a "vindictive" prosecution because of his feud with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Virginia plans emergency gun ban at Capitol ahead of protest: AP
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday plans to declare a temporary emergency banning all guns and weapons from the area around the Capitol in Richmond ahead of a major gun rights demonstration set for Monday, the Associated Press reported.

Reuters US News
Jan 15, 2020

Puerto Rico to be given access to $8.2 billion in blocked disaster aid funding: Politico
Puerto Rico will be allowed access to $8.2 billion in blocked disaster aid funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Politico reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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