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Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:35pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to revisit a court order that blocks President Donald Trump's administration from carrying out a policy designed to threaten the granting of federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities.

Television amps up, movies simmer down at Comic-Con

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 5:29pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From the dragons of Westeros and the "Walking Dead" zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of "Westworld," the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego's annual Comic-Con.

U.S. Navy to commission first 'Ford-class' carrier on July 22

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:25pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense said the Navy will commission its first "Ford-class" aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, on Saturday at its base in Norfolk, Virginia - three years behind schedule and billions over budget.

Ex-Akebia employee faces losing bail in insider trading case

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:12pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Akebia Therapeutics Inc employee accused of insider trading faced the growing possibility of having his bail revoked as a U.S. prosecutor argued on Thursday that he posed a flight risk and was growing "increasingly unhinged."

Delta proceeds with New York's LaGuardia $4 billion project without Goldman

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revised $4 billion plan from Delta Air Lines to renovate its terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after Goldman, Sachs & Co , a financial partner in the project, exited the deal.

UAW 'talking' to GM about impact of car sales slump on U.S. jobs

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:15pm
(Reuters) - The president of the United Auto Workers union expressed concern on Thursday about the impact of slumping U.S. car sales at General Motors Co on auto plants and jobs.

O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:51pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released in October following an emotional hour-long hearing that centered on a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room that sent him to prison for nine years.

NBA: Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season tickets

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:47pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans interested in purchasing them will be asked for a 30-year commitment.

Five lawsuits aim to get Texas to enforce air quality laws

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Green groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force Texas to toughen its stance on air pollution by using stricter language in permits it issues to oil refineries and power plants.

Family of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police hires lawyer -media

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:09pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The family of the Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented another police shooting victim in the state, local media reported on Thursday.

Latest Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 mln without insurance: CBO

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest version of Senate Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance coverage by 2026, the U.S. Congressional Budget office said on Thursday.

Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest: police

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:41am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.

Musk says received 'verbal' OK for NY-DC hyperloop; provides no detail

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:38am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said that he had received "verbal government approval" to build an underground transport hyperloop between New York and Washington, although he did not say who gave the approval or how any such project would proceed.

Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping to plead not guilty

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:17am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month will plead not guilty at a court hearing on Thursday, his attorney said.

Chipotle Virginia customer tested positive for norovirus: official

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:15am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Testing has confirmed norovirus in a customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant that was briefly closed earlier this week following multiple reports of diners falling ill, a county health department official told Reuters on Thursday.

U.S. says 180 airlines implement enhanced security measures

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with the first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June.

Man arrested after plowing car into crowd at S. Carolina cemetery

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:23am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man accused of plowing his car into a group of mourners at a South Carolina cemetery and injuring 12 people was charged late Wednesday with a dozen counts of attempted murder, police said.

Senate panel approves Wray's nomination as FBI director

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:16am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of Christopher Wray to be FBI director following the dismissal of the agency's former chief, James Comey, by President Donald Trump.

Massive wildfire destroys 29 structures in California

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:36am
(Reuters) - More than 3,000 firefighters on Thursday battled a raging wildfire in central California that has destroyed 29 structures and forced thousands to flee their homes as it threatened a picturesque gold rush town outside Yosemite National Park.

Parents of kidnapped U.S. journalist Tice renew plea for release

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:28am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The parents of a U.S. journalist kidnapped in Syria nearly five years ago issued a new plea for his release on Thursday.

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