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Puerto Rico, St. Croix devastated by powerful Hurricane Maria

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 4:04pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria caused flooding in the Dominican Republic as it brushed past the country on Thursday after destroying buildings and knocking out power across the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and St. Croix.

Navajo tribe says ready to sue Trump over changes to Utah monument

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Navajo Nation will sue the Trump administration if it tries to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, its top lawyer told Reuters on Thursday, ahead of the release of a broad government review of such sites across the country.

U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.

Death toll from overheated Florida nursing home rises to 10

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 2:59pm
(Reuters) - A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police said on Thursday.

U.S. judge aims to quickly decide lawsuits over DACA

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 2:40pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday said he wanted to decide quickly lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's decision to end a program that shielded from deportation children brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 1:33pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic as it grazed past on Thursday and dumped more heavy rain on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island.

Maryland proposes $9 billion plan to relieve traffic congestion

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 1:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan proposed on Thursday an ambitious $9 billion public-private partnership to add new traffic lanes around the traffic-clogged U.S. capital region and assume control of a highway operated by the federal government.

Former U.S. Attorney Bharara joins CNN as senior legal analyst

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 1:05pm
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara is joining CNN as a senior legal analyst, a CNN spokesman said on Thursday.

U.S. motorists kept up record driving pace in July: DOT

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. motorists logged 0.8 percent more miles on the road in July than they did in the year-ago month, keeping 2017 on a pace to break last year's record of total miles driven, according to U.S. Department of Transportation data released Thursday.

U.S. safety board: Train-crash engineers had sleep disorders

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:58am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from undiagnosed sleep disorders, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.

U.S. household net worth rises again in second quarter 2017

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wealth of U.S. households rose to $96.2 trillion in the second quarter of this year as U.S. stock prices hit record highs and home values continued to climb, a report by the Federal Reserve showed on Thursday.

Illinois high court upholds former cop Peterson's murder conviction

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:31am
(Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson for murdering his third wife.

Death toll from Hurricane Maria rises as storm heads north

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:47am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic on Thursday and continued to dump heavy rain on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island.

Maria drenches Dominican Republic after hammering Puerto Rico

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:13am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria lashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds and headed northwest in the Caribbean on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to the entire island.

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 2:06am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island.

Girl in hospital after being struck by baseball at Yankee Stadium

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:32pm
(The Sports Xchange) - A young girl was transported to hospital after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning of the New York Yankees' home game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon.

Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:23pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and plunging the island into darkness as the storm's death toll in the Caribbean rose to at least 10.

St. Louis approves police body cameras ahead of more protests

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:44pm
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year as the city prepares for a sixth night of protests after a white former police officer was acquitted of killing a black man.

Tax breaks cost New York $1.2 billion in financial year 2017, half went to film industry

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lost $1.2 billion of revenues from corporate tax breaks in fiscal 2017, with at least half of the total going to the film industry, a Washington watchdog group said on Wednesday.

Trump makes his debut at ceremonies for new U.S. citizens

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:17pm
(Reuters) - For the first eight months of Donald Trump's presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies.

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