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  • ‘Fearless Girl’ extends face-off with Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’ NEW YORK (Reuters) – The “Fearless Girl” statue in New York City, whose face-off with Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” won her legions of fans in just three weeks, will hold her ground for at least another 11 months. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • New Jersey credit rating cut for 11th time under Christie NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey’s credit rating was cut on Monday, affecting $37 billion of debt, the 11th time Wall Street has downgraded the state’s bonds since Governor Chris Christie took office in January 2010. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Florida man kills one, wounds five in ‘horrific’ shooting: police FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – A man killed his girlfriend and wounded five other people, including two children and a high school student at a bus stop, during a shooting spree in central Florida on Monday, police said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • How two teens in leggings became a PR mess for United Airlines (Reuters) – A bystander who touched off a social media furor after she saw United Airlines stop two teenage girls dressed in leggings from boarding a flight admitted on Monday that she did not fully grasp the situation when she started tweeting her ind… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. attorney general says sanctuary cities may lose federal grants WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may lose grants from the Justice Department. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Eight Arkansas death row inmates sue to block executions over 10 days (Reuters) – Eight Arkansas death row inmates who are scheduled to die over a 10-day period in April filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday to halt their executions, saying the state’s rush to the death chamber was reckless and unconstitutional. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • U.S. top court considers changing where patent cases may be filed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly courts, giving them the upper hand over high-te… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash (Reuters) – Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Amtrak train derails in Chicago, no injuries reported: local media CHICAGO (Reuters) – An Amtrak train derailed outside Union Station in Chicago on Monday but there were no immediate reports of any injuries, a local NBC affiliate reported. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. air travel at record high on U.S., foreign carriers in 2016 NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. and foreign airlines in the United States carried a record number of passengers in 2016, according to the government office that tracks airline traffic, besting the previous all-time high by 3.5 percent. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • U.S. top court rejects bid to revive $7.25 billion credit card settlement WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by retailers to revive a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement they reached with Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc over claims the card networks improperly fixed credit and debit car… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Two remain critically wounded from deadly Ohio nightclub shooting (Reuters) – Two victims of a weekend nightclub shooting in Ohio that left one person dead and 15 hurt remain in critical condition, with three other victims listed as stable, a hospital spokeswoman said on Monday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • New York police officer who fatally shot Bronx teen resigns NEW YORK (Reuters) – A white New York City police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in his Bronx apartment in 2012 has resigned, ending years of legal action and investigations into the case, the police department said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Firefighters battle major building fire in Oakland, California (Reuters) – Firefighting crews were battling a major four-alarm fire at a residential building in Oakland, California on Monday and “multiple” rescues had been made there, firefighters and local media reported. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • U.S. tourist killed in London would not have borne ill feelings toward attacker: family LONDON (Reuters) – The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week’s assault on the British parliament said on Monday he would not have borne any ill feelings toward the attacker. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • ‘Religious left’ emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era (Reuters) – Since President Donald Trump’s election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York’s Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • China’s CRRC Corp wins LA metro contract worth up to $647 million SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese rail car manufacturer CRRC Corp will build 64 subway cars for the Los Angeles metro as part of an order that could be worth as much as $647 million. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Woman arrested at U.S. Treasury had tried to jump White House fence (Reuters) – A woman was arrested on Sunday after scaling at fence at the Treasury Building in Washington D.C., and a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said she had been apprehended twice in the last week, once for trying to jump a White House fence… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Illinois hairstylists trained in art of helping abuse victims CHICAGO (Reuters) – Londa Brown and Darlene Copeland, a pair of hairstylists from Chicago’s South Side, have spent so many hours listening to their customers talk about the ups and downs of their lives that the two jokingly refer to themselves as thera… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight (Reuters) – At least two girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they were not in compliance with a dress code for passengers, the company said in a statement on Twitter. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Car goes airborne, hits ceiling in Boston tunnel; one dead (Reuters) – One person was killed and another injured after their vehicle went airborne and crashed into the ceiling of a Boston tunnel early Sunday morning, authorities said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • White House threatens to bypass hardline conservatives on tax reform WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump’s agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • One killed, at least 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting: police (Reuters) – One person was killed and at least 14 people were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, police said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Plaintiff in Boston lawsuit against former Haitian mayor dies (Reuters) – One of three Haitian men who recently sued the former mayor of their village accusing him in Boston federal court of murdering, torturing and burning the homes of his political opponents has died, his attorney said on Saturday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Fights erupt at pro-Trump rally on California beach HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – Supporters of President Donald Trump holding a rally on a popular southern California beach clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday and four people were arrested, law enforcement said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Reuters) – The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out – at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • More Americans reach for a daily coffee in 2017: NCA AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews gain in popularity, according to an industry group’s report released on Saturday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Armed burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas sends panic through casino: media (Reuters) – The Bellagio Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip was put on lockdown early on Saturday after an armed burglary of a high-end jewelry store sent panicked guests and gamblers running for the exits, local media reported and police said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Louisiana deputy marshal convicted of manslaughter in boy’s death MARKSVILLE, LA (Reuters) – A Louisiana jury convicted a deputy marshal of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter on Friday in the killing of a 6-year-old boy during a volley of gunfire after chasing his father’s car in 2015. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked NEW YORK (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation, views the withdrawal of the bill on Friday as a temporary reprieve, not the end of a threat t… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger’s asylum request CHICAGO (Reuters) – A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was “exploding” after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permit (Reuters) – North Dakotans will no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon after Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation lifting restrictions, a victory for gun rights advocates that came a week after South Dakota’s governor vetoed … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Penn State ex-president convicted of one charge in Sandusky scandal HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – A jury convicted the former president of Penn State University of child endangerment on Friday for his handling of a 2001 report that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was seen molesting a boy in a campus shower. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Judge dismisses second lawsuit over Columbia ‘mattress protest’ NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday threw out the second lawsuit filed by a former Columbia University student who had been accused of rape over the school’s decision to permit his accuser to carry around a mattress in protest after he was c… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Baltimore mayor vetoes $15/hour minimum wage (Reuters) – Baltimore’s mayor said on Friday she would veto legislation that would nearly double the Maryland city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour in a setback for advocates of a “living wage” for restaurant workers and other low-wage earners. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Powerful Texas Republican sees tough road for ‘bathroom bill’ AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives said on Friday a bill to limit bathroom access for transgender people would face a tough time in the chamber, where there are worries of an economic hit to the state… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Kentucky disability lawyer admits to role in $550 million scheme (Reuters) – A Kentucky lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to charges stemming from what prosecutors said was his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain $550 million in federal disability payments for thousands of people. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Judge finds UPS liable to New York over cigarette shipments NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday said United Parcel Service Inc is liable for having illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of millions of dollars of tax… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. charges Lebanese businessman with sanctions busting WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. authorities charged a Lebanese businessman with evading sanctions placed against him because of his alleged support for the Hezbollah militant movement. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Virginia court rules for Trump in travel ban dispute, order still halted (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump’s travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Nearly half of Americans say Republican healthcare reform ‘not an improvement’: Reuters/Ipsos poll NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nearly half of American adults said the Republican healthcare reform measure is “not an improvement” over Obamacare, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Treehouses and mansions: Life in the shadow of the U.S.-Mexico fence TIJUANA (Reuters) – The rust-red U.S. fence along the Mexican border has inspired various quirky architectural structures, from a frontier-themed mansion to a humble treehouse with uninterrupted views across the Californian scrubland. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • U.S. Jewish groups beef up security after threats despite arrest NEW YORK (Reuters) – The arrest in Israel on Thursday of a U.S.-Israeli teenager suspected of a rash of hoax bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers across the United States brought some relief to community leaders, who nevertheless say they wi… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Boston man sentenced for sale of guns stolen from U.S. Army site BOSTON (Reuters) – A Boston man was sentenced on Friday to serve almost five years in federal prison for having helped to sell weapons including six machine guns stolen from a Massachusetts U.S. Army Reserve facility in 2015. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • American University of Beirut settles U.S. lawsuit for $700,000 (Reuters) – American University of Beirut, a recipient of U.S. government aid, has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a civil lawsuit over accusations that it assisted three organizations linked to the militant group Hezbollah, federal prosecutors said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Trump says Charter to invest $25 billion in U.S., hire 20,000 workers WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday that Charter Communications Inc has committed to investing $25 billion and hiring 20,000 workers over four years. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake news WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Friday to opening fire in a Washington pizzeria that fake news reports claimed housed a child sex ring linked to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Food startup Eatsa sued for not making kiosks accessible to blind (Reuters) – Fast food startup Eatsa is being sued by disability rights advocates for not including accessibility features for the blind. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new ...
  • U.S. core capital goods orders dip, but shipments surge WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in February, but a surge in shipments amid demand for machinery and electrical equipment supported expectations for an acceleration in business investment in the first … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Amtrak train derails at N.Y Penn Station, no one reported hurt NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Amtrak Acela train derailed at New York City’s Penn Station during Friday morning’s rush hour but no injuries were reported immediately, according to rail officials and local media. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Trump administration grants permit for Keystone XL pipeline: TransCanada (Reuters) – The United States has issued a presidential permit for TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL oil pipeline, the Canadian company said on Friday, ending a years-long battle between environmentalists and the industry over whether Washington should a… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • March U.S. auto sales seen up nearly 1.9 percent: JD Power and LMC DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. auto sales in March will increase almost 1.9 percent from a year earlier, even as consumer discounts continue to remain at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Exclusive: Trump to approve Keystone XL at meeting with TransCanada CEO – official (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will announce the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline at the White House on Friday, alongside the chief executive officer of builder TransCanada Corp, according to a senior administration official. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Risky House healthcare vote to test Trump’s negotiating skills WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday faces the first concrete test of how well the deal-making skills he honed in his real estate business will translate on Capitol Hill in a high-stakes vote on new Republican health care legisl… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Chicago police officer charged with 16 new counts in shooting case: media (Reuters) – A white Chicago police officer accused of murder in the shooting death of a black teenager was charged on Thursday with 16 new counts of aggravated battery, in a case that sparked national debate over police use of force against minorities…. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Police detective, three others victims identified in Wisconsin shooting (Reuters) – Authorities on Thursday identified four victims, including a veteran police officer, who were killed during a shooting spree in central Wisconsin sparked by a domestic violence incident. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • Utah enacts lowest U.S. drunken-driving limit (Reuters) – Utah Governor Gary Herbert on Thursday signed a law setting the blood alcohol limit for drunken driving at 0.05, the lowest threshold in the United States, over strong objections from the restaurant and beverage industry. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Obamacare supporters rally against congressional repeal efforts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Supporters of Obamacare staged rallies across the country on Thursday denouncing efforts by President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders to repeal the landmark law that has extended medical insurance coverage to so… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. settles AT&T’s DirecTV case on talks with rivals over baseball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department reached a settlement with AT&T unit DirecTV, which it had accused of illegally swapping information with rival pay-TV providers about negotiations to show Los Angeles Dodgers baseball games in southern California, according to court filings on Thursday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • Two New York politicians charged with illegal financial schemes NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state senator was charged on Thursday with secretly padding his salary when he served as an upstate mayor, while his predecessor in the senate seat was accused of devising a scheme to secretly maintain payments to a disg… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • Town of Reduction, population 60, up for sale in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – Got $1.5 million to spare? If so, tiny Reduction, a one-time company town built to house workers at a long-vanished garbage-processing plant in western Pennsylvania, could be yours for the asking. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • German gummy bear maker Haribo plans to produce candy in U.S. BERLIN (Reuters) – German candymaker Haribo, famous for its fruit-flavored gummy bears, plans to build its first production facility in the United States and start making confectionery there from 2020. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Texas A&M, Rick Perry clash on election of gay student body president AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas A&M University said on Thursday it respectfully disagreed with comments U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry made a day earlier when he criticized an election at his alma matter that led to the school’s first openly gay student body president. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Americans favor paid family, sick leave; split on funding: report NEW YORK (Reuters) – Most Americans support paid family and medical leave and think employers, rather than the government, should cover the costs, but they are divided over whether companies should be legally required to provide it, according to a repo… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Florida man’s book burning sparks wildfire, destroys homes: officials (Reuters) – A Florida man’s illegal burning of paperback books sparked a wildfire that quickly spread across 400 acres of land, damaging or destroying as many as 15 homes and forcing residents to evacuate in the northeastern part of the state, official… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • State Dept. to approve Keystone pipeline permit: Politico WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to Politico. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Uncertain fate of Obamacare causes some hospitals to halt projects, hiring (Reuters) – Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, dealing an economic blow to these fa… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Striking AT&T workers in California, Nevada return to work (Reuters) – AT&T Inc said 17,000 workers in California and Nevada resumed work on Thursday, after going on a strike on Wednesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel over bomb threats to Jewish centers JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A man was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand over the past three months, police said on Thursday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Exclusive: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify “populations warranting increased scrutiny” and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cable… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • California regulator to vote on United States’ strictest methane rule (Reuters) – California’s air pollution regulator is due to hold a vote on Thursday on methane emission regulations that it says would be the strictest in the United States in controlling the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • High stakes for Trump in vote on healthcare plan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump may face his first major legislative hurdle on Thursday: a do-or-die vote in the House of Representatives on a plan that would roll back the signature healthcare law of former President Barack Obama. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Police officer, three others killed in Wisconsin shooting: reports MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings that unfolded three small communities in central Wisconsin, local media reported on Wednesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue PAWHUSKA, Okla. (Reuters) – A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...