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Trump says Senate Republicans likely to pass healthcare bill

1 hour 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed confidence that the Republican-led Senate would ultimately prevail in passing legislation aimed at repealing and replacing the 2010 healthcare law passed under his predecessor, former Democratic president Barack Obama.

Michigan sues Flint over failure to approve long-term drinking water source

1 hour 33 min ago
(Reuters) - Michigan sued Flint on Wednesday in federal court over the city's failure to approve a long-term drinking water source, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.

U.S. announcing enhanced security measures aimed at avoiding laptop ban

1 hour 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security officials on Wednesday will unveil enhanced security measures for foreign flights arriving in the United States, in a bid to avoid an expansion of an in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices because they might carry bombs, sources briefed on the matter said Wednesday.

Control of biggest U.S. school system weighed by New York lawmakers

1 hour 52 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lawmakers returned to the legislature on Wednesday for a special session to consider granting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio a one-year extension to control the city's public school system, the largest in the United States.

China frees on bail activists who probed Ivanka shoe factories

1 hour 55 min ago
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Three activists detained while investigating Chinese factories that have made shoes for Ivanka Trump's brand have been released on bail awaiting trial, their rights group said on Wednesday.

U.S. charges Penn West Petroleum with accounting fraud

2 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. financial regulators on Wednesday said they have charged Canada-based oil and gas company Penn West Petroleum Ltd and some of its top finance executives with accounting fraud.

U.S. to announce new enhanced aviation security measures: sources

2 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security officials are announcing on Wednesday new enhanced security measures for flights arriving in the United States from around the world, but are not announcing an immediate expansion of an in-cabin ban on large electronic devices including laptops, sources briefed on the matter said Wednesday.

Meat processor in deal with ABC in 'pink slime' defamation case

3 hours 4 min ago
(Reuters) - Beef Products Inc has settled its defamation and libel suit against American Broadcasting Co and its reporter Jim Avila, the meat processor said on Wednesday.

Man arrested for smashing Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol

3 hours 7 min ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - A newly installed Ten Commandments monument on Arkansas state Capitol grounds was toppled on Wednesday, with police saying they have arrested a man they suspect of driving his vehicle into the granite slab.

Improperly stored equipment blamed for New York subway crash

4 hours 37 sec ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's subway system struggled to return to normal service on Wednesday, a day after a derailment caused by a piece of unsecured replacement track injured 34 people, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.

Prosecutor and governor to spar over death penalty in Florida's top court

4 hours 1 min ago
(Reuters) - The legal battle between Florida Governor Rick Scott and an Orlando prosecutor he removed from two dozen murder cases because she would not seek the death penalty goes before the state's Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Yes he can: 'Clever boy' Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

4 hours 58 min ago
JAKARTA (Reuters) - From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent four years as a child.

Suspect in Michigan airport stabbing to make court appearance

7 hours 26 min ago
FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - A man charged with stabbing an airport police officer in an attack federal investigators are probing as an act of terrorism is expected to appear in a Michigan federal court on Wednesday.

U.S. prosecutors seek to halt pretrial release of Uzbek terror suspect

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:36pm
DENVER (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors appealed against a U.S. judge's order on Tuesday allowing the release of a Colorado man held for more than five years while awaiting trial on charges of providing support to a suspected Islamist group in his native Uzbekistan.

Utah wildfire levels 13 homes, forces evacuation of 1,500 people

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:08pm
(Reuters) - A fierce wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 residents raged largely unchecked in southwestern Utah for an 11th day, as an army of firefighters struggled to corral the flames.

Judge reopens case of Colorado 'intersex' veteran denied passport

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:12pm
DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to review the constitutionality of a U.S. State Department policy of refusing to grant passports to people who identify as neither male nor female.

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli's notoriety slows New York jury selection

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection in the New York trial of former drug company executive Martin Shkreli will enter its third day Wednesday, after some potential jurors said they could not be fair to a man who gained notoriety by raising the price of a life-saving drug more than 5,000 percent.

Illinois House Democrats push new budget plan to end impasse

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:20pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Staring down the start of a new fiscal year, Illinois House Democrats offered a budget on Tuesday that would spend less than the Republican governor's plan, but kept their specific revenue-raising proposal under wraps.

Madoff settlements reach $12 billion with new accords

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The trustee recouping money for Bernard Madoff's victims on Tuesday announced nearly $371 million of new settlements with two groups of offshore funds that invested with the imprisoned Ponzi schemer, boosting the total recovery to about $12 billion.

Illinois retailers sue Cook County to halt sugary drink tax

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:13pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of retailers Tuesday sued Cook County, Illinois, to try to block the sweetened beverage tax scheduled to go into effect in the Chicago area on Saturday, arguing it is unconstitutional and too vague for stores to implement.