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U.S. seeks to jail Shkreli, citing 'pattern of threats'

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:42am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Thursday asked a judge to jail Martin Shkreli while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud, after a Facebook post by the former drug company executive about Hillary Clinton prompted an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service.

Police say report of active shooter at Columbus, Ohio high school

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:10am
(Reuters) - Police in Columbus, Ohio were investigating a report of an active shooter on Friday at Scioto High School, the police department said on Twitter.

Banned pesticides from illegal pot farms seep into California water

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 5:07am
SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Toxic chemicals from illegal marijuana farms hidden deep in California's forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state's water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk, data reviewed by Reuters show.

Irma powers toward Florida, leaving behind path of death, destruction

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:17am
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, drove toward Florida on Friday as it lashed the Caribbean with devastating winds and torrential rain, leaving behind 14 deaths and a swathe of catastrophic destruction.

Five ex-U.S. presidents join forces to support Harvey victims

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:29pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five former U.S. presidents joined forces on Thursday to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey, aiming to help rebuild some of the thousands of homes and businesses destroyed from Texas to Louisiana.

U.S. consumer agency defends student loan reforms from Republican attacks

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer financial watchdog on Thursday attempted to repel a Trump-administration attack on former President Barack Obama's sweeping student loan reforms and defended itself against Republican attempts to weaken its powers.

"Roadkill" collisions cost California $276 million in 2016: scientists

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:18pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The number of deer and other large animals killed or injured by California motorists jumped 20 percent in 2016 in accidents that killed five people, led drivers to put themselves in harm's way trying to save the animals, and cost society about $276 million, a new study shows.

Monstrous Hurricane Irma kills 14 in Caribbean, heads for Florida

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:07pm
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (Reuters) - Residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday hunkered down for Hurricane Irma, which has smashed through a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing at least 14 people en route to Florida.

U.S. appeals court rejects Trump's bid to bar most refugees

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 7:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration's effort to temporarily bar most refugees from entering the country, ruling that those who have relationships with a resettlement agency should be exempt from an executive order banning refugees.

Hurricane Irma kills four in U.S. Virgin islands: government

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:45pm
(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma killed four people in the U.S. Virgin Islands and caused widespread damage to infrastructure, including to a major hospital, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

U.S. appeals court rules against broad interpretation of Trump's travel ban

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 5:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled against President Donald Trump's effort to broadly enforce a temporary travel and refugee ban on people from certain Muslim-majority countries that the Republican president said was necessary for national security.

Ohio Supreme Court rejects killer's bid to delay execution

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 5:42pm
(Reuters) - The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request by death row inmate Gary Otte to delay his scheduled execution next week so he could pursue appeals.

Airlines scramble to evacuate residents ahead of Hurricane Irma

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 5:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Airlines are racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations.

Head of New York metals company sentenced to prison over Iran exports

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 5:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of a New York-based metallurgy company was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison on Thursday for conspiring to illegally export missile-grade metallic powder to Iran.

Many U.S. Navy ships in Pacific lack certification: watchdog

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government watchdog said on Thursday that more than a third of U.S. Navy ships based out of Japan had expired warfare training certifications, as lawmakers raised concerns about readiness after a series of collisions involving the Navy this year.

Red Cross launches first U.S. drone program for disasters

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:17pm
(Reuters) - The American Red Cross will for the first time fly a drone to assess damage and funnel aid to areas of Houston flooded by Hurricane Harvey over the last two weeks, the agency and sponsors said on Thursday.

U.S. border agency awards more design contracts for border wall

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S Customs and Border Patrol has awarded four additional contracts to design prototypes for a wall along the southern border of the United States, another step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's campaign promise.

Category 5 Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Caribbean, heads for Florida

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:03pm
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma barreled toward vulnerable Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.

FEMA may run out of funds Friday: senators

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency will run out of disaster assistance funding on Friday unless Congress approves more money, two Florida senators warned on Thursday.

Police and EMTs sue Arkema over chemical plant fire after Harvey

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:51pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Police and emergency workers filed suit on Thursday against French chemicals company Arkema SA, claiming it failed to take adequate steps to avoid a fire at its Crosby, Texas, plant after Hurricane Harvey.