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Firefighters gain ground on Central California wildfire

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire in central California was contained enough on Saturday for authorities to consider allowing more people back to their houses, a day after evacuation orders were lifted for a gold rush era town that was previously threatened.

Drunk teens at Chance the Rapper concert flood hospitals in Connecticut

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 3:23pm
(Reuters) - More than 90 people, including dozens of teens, were taken to local hospitals after drinking too much alcohol at a concert in Connecticut that featured Chance the Rapper, a Hartford police official said on Saturday.

After protests, St Louis to install air conditioning in sweltering jail

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 2:50pm
(Reuters) - St. Louis will install temporary air conditioners in a city jail known as "the workhouse" after temperatures in the city topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit, triggering protests outside the lockup, the mayor's office and local media reported on Saturday.

Senator McCain's daughter says went for hike with father

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 2:42pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, went on a hike with his daughter on Saturday, according to a tweet from Meghan McCain.

U.S. Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:38am
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to Islamic State, allowing the case to move to a federal trial without a preliminary hearing, officials said on Saturday.

U.S. abortion support groups put on more public face

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 6:09am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - Patricia Canon drives poor rural Kentucky women to distant abortion clinics each week, part of a national army of volunteers who are growing bolder even as abortion foes ratchet up opposition to the activists they have branded as "accomplices to murder."

CenturyLink CEO says disagrees with Minnesota claims

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:23pm
(Reuters) - The chief executive of CenturyLink Inc said he disagrees with claims made by the Minnesota Attorney General of not cooperating with the investigation related to a lawsuit on overcharging for internet and cable services.

Minneapolis police chief resigns after Australian woman's shooting

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 6:54pm
(Reuters) - Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau resigned on Friday at the request of the city's mayor, who said that she had lost confidence in Harteau following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman.

U.S. national monument in Colorado to remain intact

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 5:57pm
DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Friday that Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients archeological site is no longer on a list of more than two dozen national monuments under review by the Trump administration for possible reduction or elimination.

U.S. fines American, Delta, Frontier for violating over consumer rules

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 5:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it has fined Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for violating the department’s airline consumer protection rules.

Al Qaeda suspect makes first appearance in U.S. federal court

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 5:01pm
(Reuters) - Ali Charaf Damache, an al Qaeda suspect accused by the United States of conspiring to support terrorists, made an initial appearance in a federal court in Philadelphia on Friday following his extradition from Spain, the Justice Department said.

Trump administration seeks to sidestep border wall environmental study: sources

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol plans to use a 2005 anti-terror law to sidestep an environmental impact study for a section of President Donald Trump's border wall that will pass through a Texas national refuge for endangered ocelots, according to two government sources familiar with the matter.

U.S. Reps urge DOE to jumpstart naval bomb-grade uranium program

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic lawmakers urged the U.S. Energy Department to move faster with a research program on converting nuclear reactors in the Navy's submarines and carriers from bomb-grade uranium to a safer fuel, a letter viewed by Reuters showed.

Exclusive: U.S. immigration raids to target teenaged suspected gang members

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest, among others, teenagers who entered the country without guardians and are suspected gang members, in a widening of President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Kentucky found liable for legal fees over same-sex marriage suit

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:20pm
LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Kentucky must pay the legal fees of lawyers who represented couples denied marriage licenses in 2015 by a county clerk in the state, a federal judge ruled on Friday in a same-sex marriage case that garnered world attention.

Guatemala-born mother of four in Connecticut church to avoid deportation

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:15pm
(Reuters) - A single mother of four has taken refuge in a Connecticut church after federal authorities ordered her deported to her native Guatemala as part of President Donald Trump's crackdown on unauthorized immigrants in the United States.

U.S. warship crew found likely at fault in June collision: official

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crew of the USS Fitzgerald was likely at fault in the warship's collision with a Philippine cargo ship in June and had not been paying attention to their surroundings, according to initial findings in an investigation, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday.

Lawsuit says North Carolina bathroom law still harmful

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:39pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people still face discrimination and threats to their safety in North Carolina despite lawmakers replacing a measure that restricted their access to many public bathrooms, advocacy groups said in a new federal court action on Friday.

Tennessee inmates offered less jail time in return for vasectomies

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:39am
(Reuters) - A judge in Tennessee is offering inmates at a county jail reduced sentences if they agree to undergo a free vasectomy or birth control injections, drawing fire from opponents who say the program violates fundamental constitutional rights.

Trump to order review of U.S. defense industrial base: official

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:51am
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to sign an executive order initiating a broad "whole of government" review of the defense industrial base including labor and the defense supply chain, a White House official told reporters on Friday.