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Exclusive: U.S. won't issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport.

Five die in Florida nursing home after Irma knocked out power

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:46am
MIAMI/SAN JUAN, P.R. (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma has claimed five more lives, patients at a Florida nursing home that lost electricity during the storm that brought widespread flooding and power outages over the weekend, authorities said on Wednesday.

Boeing wins U.S. Air Force contract to modify next presidential aircraft

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:34am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it had awarded Boeing Co a contract to begin modification of two 747-8 jetliners that will be the next presidential aircraft.

U.S. flood insurance program sees $11 billion payments for Texas flooding

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:22am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. federal flood insurance program estimates it will make $11 billion in payments through the government-run program for flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, the program's administrator Roy Wright said on Wednesday.

Ohio set to execute two-time killer after court rejects appeals

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:59am
(Reuters) - Ohio is set to execute a man who murdered two people on Wednesday, its second execution in 2017 after a three-year hiatus because of legal challenges and difficulties obtaining lethal injection drugs.

Evacuees begin long road back to Florida Keys after Irma's devastation

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:55am
MIAMI/SAN JUAN, P.R. (Reuters) - Evacuees from Hurricane Irma returned early Wednesday to parts of the Florida Keys, which remained largely without electricity and communications in the wake of the deadly storm.

Shocked residents return to Irma-ravaged Florida Keys

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:38am
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) - Evacuees from Hurricane Irma were early on Wednesday returning to the Florida Keys, where sunrise will give them a first glimpse of devastation that has left countless homes and businesses in ruins.

Rhode Island man accused of mom shooting in hospital due in court: media

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:35am
(Reuters) - A man accused of shooting dead his 70-year-old mother as she lay in a hospital intensive care unit will appear at a New Hampshire Court on Wednesday, media reported.

Harvey storm-water releases were unlawful government takings: lawsuits

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:17am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Owners of homes flooded during Hurricane Harvey are claiming billions of dollars in damages by federal and state water releases from storm-swollen reservoirs, using a legal tack pursued without success in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

Congress votes to call on Trump to denounce hate groups

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:56pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution late on Tuesday calling on President Donald Trump to condemn hate groups after Trump was criticized for his response to the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a month ago.

Returning Florida evacuees stunned by Irma's wreckage as death toll climbs

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:41pm
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma evacuees began returning to the storm-ravaged Florida Keys on Tuesday to find homes ripped apart and businesses coated in seaweed amid a debris-strewn landscape where an estimated 25 percent of all dwellings were destroyed.

From Beyonce to Clooney, stars unite for hurricane relief telethon

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A cadre of Hollywood celebrities gave passionate speeches, moving performances and hit the phones on Tuesday at a live televised telethon to raise funds for the survivors and victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Key U.S. senators reach deal on funding children's health program

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday they reached an agreement to finance a federal insurance program for millions of lower-income children and pregnant women that was due to expire at the end of the month.

Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:13pm
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world.

Floridians assess Irma's wreckage as death toll mounts

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 6:56pm
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma evacuees from the Florida Keys began returning to the storm-ravaged island chain on Tuesday to find homes shredded like soda cans and businesses coated in seaweed amid a debris-strewn landscape where an estimated 25 percent of all dwellings were destroyed.

Killer of eight in Texas shooting was estranged husband of one victim

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 6:50pm
DALLAS (Reuters) - A man who shot to death eight people at a Dallas-area house party before he was killed by police was identified on Tuesday as the estranged husband of one of the victims.

Seattle mayor resigns in face of latest sexual abuse accusations

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 6:12pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned on Tuesday after months of accusations that he committed child sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s.

U.S. Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 6:06pm
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world.

No federal charges for Baltimore cops in Freddie Gray's death

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice will not bring charges against Baltimore police officers over the fatal injury of a black man in custody in an incident that stoked tensions between African Americans and law enforcement, federal officials said on Tuesday.

After Irma, a mixed journey home for Florida evacuees

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:10pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - After fleeing homes in Hurricane Irma's path several days ago, Florida residents Lee Tinkler and Mercedes Lopez on Tuesday faced far different prospects as they departed from the Orlando hotels where they sought refuge.

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