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House approves government funding bill, throws issue to Senate

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:43:49 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to fund government operations through Feb. 16 and avoid agency shutdowns this weekend when existing money expires. Th....
House Republicans cite progress in averting government shutdown

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:28:36 -0500

By Richard Cowan and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans said late on Thursday they had made progress toward passing a short-term extension of government funding to avert a po....
U.S. to dismiss charges against 129 people in Trump inaugural protests

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:17:08 -0500

The U.S. Justice Department intends to dismiss criminal charges against 129 defendants in connection with the protests that took place during President Donald Trump's Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, accor....
Trump move on healthcare religious freedom prompts discrimination fears

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:06:21 -0500

The Trump administration's move on Thursday to protect healthcare workers who refuse to perform abortions and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds is raising fears among some civil r....
Trump move on healthcare religious freedom prompts discrimination fears

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:06:06 -0500

The Trump administration's move on Thursday to protect healthcare workers who refuse to perform abortions and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds is raising fears among some civil r....
Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:48:46 -0500

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court's order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intende....
Senator Leahy to oppose another stopgap spending bill

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:42:30 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, said on Thursday he would not support a fourth short-term stopgap measure this fiscal year to fund the U....
House Republicans cite progress in averting government shutdown

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:42:30 -0500

By Richard Cowan and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans said late on Thursday they had made progress toward passing a short-term extension of government funding to avert a po....
Factbox: A look at past U.S. government shutdowns

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:42:30 -0500

(Reuters) - Republicans who control the U.S. Congress are expected to try to pass a temporary spending bill before a Friday deadline, when existing federal funding is set to expire and federal agencie....
Senators weigh days-long funding bill to boost immigration, spending talks

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:42:30 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several U.S. senators on Thursday said they are considering a maneuver to fund the federal government for just a few days at a time in the event that the current month-long fund....
Accused Arizona killer linked to seven more fatal shootings

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:32:30 -0500

A convicted Arizona felon arrested on charges of killing his mother and stepfather in their home last month is now believed responsible for at least seven more fatal shootings in the Phoenix area, pol....
U.S. to dismiss charges against 129 people in Trump inaugural protests

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:04:57 -0500

The U.S. Justice Department intends to dismiss criminal charges against 129 defendants in connection with the protests that took place during President Donald Trump's Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, accor....
U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:41:54 -0500

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions....
California parents starved 13 children, taunted them with pie: prosecutor

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:34:31 -0500

The father, David Turpin, 57, is also accused of sexually abusing one of his young daughters, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin told reporters in announcing the charges before the couple....
Hurricane Harvey makes Houston reassess growth-friendly policies

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:51:01 -0500

(The Nov. 30 story was corrected for the spelling of Auggie Campbell in the fifeteenth paragraph) By Andy Sullivan HOUSTON (Reuters) - Melinda and Joel Loshak raised two children in a stylish ranch ....
Prosecutors want testimony of 19 other accusers for Cosby retrial

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:04:52 -0500

Cosby, 80, is scheduled go to trial on April 2 on charges that he sexually assaulted Andrea Constand at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Cheltenham in January 2004, after drugging her and render....
U.S. marshal killed in Pennsylvania while arresting suspect

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:57:36 -0500

A deputy U.S. marshal helping police to arrest a woman in a Harrisburg home was shot and killed on Thursday by a man who was with her, federal officials said. The marshal accompanied police officers ....
Empty prisons, grounded warplanes: U.S. budget dysfunction hits home

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:26:40 -0500

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three hours west of Chicago, a federal prison stands ready to take in thousands of inmates and hire hundreds of guards, but its expansion is on hold, awaiting ....
Stopgap government funding bill clears hurdle in House

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:16:40 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to keep the U.S. government operating beyond midnight Friday (0500 GMT Saturday) cleared a procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives, with a vote on passage ....
Senate panel to probe Hawaii alerts as FCC investigates

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:41:39 -0500

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel plans to hold a Jan. 25 hearing on the errant Hawaii ballistic missile alert that stirred panic and anger as the Federal Communications ....
Norfolk Southern pushing for 'more stable' rail service in 2018: CEO

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:32:09 -0500

Norfolk Southern Corp is working toward a "more stable, resilient" network for 2018 following service issues in recent months, the No. 4 U.S. railroad's top executive said on Thursday. Norfolk's rail....
Commuters in U.S. South cope with ice after deadly storm

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:59:41 -0500

By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the U.S. South grappled with frigid temperatures and slick driving conditions on Thursday after a storm dumped heavy snow across the region, whipped up ....
Texas 'tourniquet killer' set to be first U.S. inmate executed in 2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:22:34 -0500

In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas was set on Thursday to put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victim....
California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:07:21 -0500

The number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation's school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.....
Freed California siblings face daunting road to recovery

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:04:42 -0500

Thirteen siblings whose parents locked them away for years inside the family's California home suffered the "ultimate betrayal" and will likely find it difficult to trust others, kidnapping survivor a....
Ex-CIA officer arrested for retaining classified information

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:16:50 -0500

A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested at a U.S. airport on Monday night in connection with charges that he illegally retained highly classified information, the U.S. Justice Depart....
Exclusive: Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:29:51 -0500

Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, said on Tuesday that Trump was in excellent health overall but nee....
Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:15:47 -0500

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale....
Police comb through filthy California home where starving siblings found

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:09:07 -0500

Investigators on Wednesday conducted an exhaustive search of the foul-smelling, filthy tract home east of Los Angeles where a California couple are accused of keeping captive and nearly starving their....
Coach tells ex-USA gymnastics doctor Nassar in court to 'go to hell'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:06:32 -0500

A coach who sent dozens of young girls for treatment to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting female athletes, told the disgraced physicians on Wednesday to "go to h....
U.S. prosecutors charge German man with supporting al Qaeda

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:08:20 -0500

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday accused a German man currently imprisoned in France of supporting al Qaeda in the years leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on New York City, and conspiring to kill A....
Police comb through filthy California home where starving siblings found

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:47:02 -0500

Investigators on Wednesday conducted an exhaustive search of the foul-smelling, filthy tract home east of Los Angeles where a California couple are accused of keeping captive and nearly starving 13 mi....
Florida man gets prison for trading on tip about Gilead deal

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:40:51 -0500

Jay Fung, of Delray Beach, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Anne Thompson in Trenton, New Jersey, after pleading guilty in March 2016 to conspiracy to commit securities fraud, prosecutors said. T....
Exclusive: Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:22:48 -0500

Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, said on Tuesday that Trump was in excellent health overall but nee....
Psychic paid $3.5 million for exorcisms gets prison for evading U.S. taxes

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:55:15 -0500

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic was sentenced on Wednesday to 26 months in prison after admitting that she tried to avoid paying taxes on over $3.5 million that she recei....
Snowstorm, deep freeze leaves four dead in U.S. South

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:52:28 -0500

By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - A winter storm that caused at least four deaths in the U.S. South brought record low temperatures on Wednesday to parts of the region, where it coated roads with ice....
Exclusive: Trump vows to campaign intensively for Republicans, may avoid primaries

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:21:04 -0500

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he plans to devote much of his time this year to helping Republicans maintain control of the U.S. Congress, but suggested he may stay out of divisive intr....
Accused NY attacker's lawyers propose deal to avoid death penalty

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:16:09 -0500

The lawyers for Sayfullo Saipov, 29, made their proposal in a court filing opposing prosecutors' request on Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick set an April 2019 trial date. Saipov's la....
Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalised with heart problems: lawyer

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:45:50 -0500

An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalised earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday. It was ....
Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:42:18 -0500

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wed....
U.S. justices sympathize with death row inmate's claim against lawyer

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:55:40 -0500

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled sympathy toward a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of a 2008 triple murder who is seeking a new trial because his lawyer ignored his objections an....
Coach tells ex-USA gymnastics doctor Nassar in court to 'go to hell'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:43:54 -0500

A coach who sent dozens of young girls for treatment to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting female athletes, told the disgraced physicians on Wednesday to "go to h....
U.S. judge may extend freeze on Indonesian immigrants' deportation

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:36:13 -0500

A federal judge on Wednesday signaled she may extend an order preventing the deportation of roughly 50 Indonesian Christians living illegally in New Hampshire, a process that immigration officials beg....
Republican lobbyist tied to controversial causes attacked in Virginia

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:24:38 -0500

A Republican lobbyist best known for fueling a conspiracy theory about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer was attacked with pepper spray outside his home in a Washington suburb, poli....
Strike averted at New York's main fruit and vegetable market

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:02:52 -0500

A work stoppage at a market that supplies much of New York City's fresh fruit and vegetables was averted early on Wednesday when negotiators tentatively reached a new pay deal, the labor union and mer....
Majority of U.S. National Park Service board resigns, saying it was ignored

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:33:33 -0500

Most members of a U.S. National Park Service advisory board, appointed while Barack Obama was president, have resigned after saying they were ignored by President Donald Trump's administration, the pa....
Nine charged over fraternity pledge's death at Florida State University

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:27:37 -0500

The nine men, who are between the ages of 20 and 22, were charged with college hazing causing injury or death in Leon County after a two-month investigation into the death of Andrew Coffey, the Tallah....
Aliens, apocalypse, lightning? ... No, just a meteor rocking Michigan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:09:52 -0500

(Reuters) - A bright meteor briefly swept across the sky over parts of the U.S. Midwest and Canada on Tuesday, weather and geology agencies said, and then caused a powerful explosion that rattled home....
Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:24:47 -0500

Filing charges against the officers marks the Navy's latest effort to address the problems that led to collisions involving its warships in Asia, in which 17 sailors were killed. The Navy has already....
House Republicans mull funding extension; 'Dreamer' deal not set

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:18:37 -0500

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure woul....