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  • Americans own nearly half world's guns in civilian hands: survey

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    Americans make up 4 percent of the world's population but owned about 46 percent of the estimated 857 million weapons in civilian hands at the end of 2017, a survey showed on Monday. The Small Arms Survey, an independent global research project based in Geneva, Switzerland, found that there were more than 1 billion firearms in the world, of which civilians owned 85 percent, while the rest were held by militaries or law enforcement agencies. The number of guns owned by civilians globally rose to 857 million in 2017 from 650 million in 2006, the survey said.

    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:01:51 -0400
  • GM plans $175 million retooling of Michigan plant for Cadillac sedans

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    General Motors Co will invest $175 million to modernize and retool a plant in Lansing, Michigan, to build the next generation of luxury Cadillac sedans, the company said on Monday. Much of Cadillac's growth is expected to come from China, the luxury brand's largest market. "We expect global luxury sales will continue grow, with Cadillac's global volume and profit expected to double by 2021, and our investments in the U.S. will be a major driver," GM said in a statement.

    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:45:49 -0400
  • Prosecution urges murder conviction of former New England mob boss

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    A federal prosecutor on Monday urged jurors to find a former New England mob boss guilty of murdering a nightclub manager in 1993, citing the testimony of the ex-partner of convicted Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger who said he saw it happen. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Ferland asked jurors in his closing argument to credit the testimony of Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, who said he saw the son of Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme strangle Steven DiSarro as the elder Salemme watched. Ferland said Flemmi told authorities about the slaying when he pleaded guilty to 10 murders and became a cooperating witness in 2003, long before DiSarro's remains were found buried behind a mill in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2016.

    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:11:39 -0400
  • Factbox: Under investigation or indicted - the Trump aides facing scrutiny

    (Reuters) - The federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential collusion by Donald Trump's campaign has targeted - directly or indirectly - a growing group of presidential associates. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller presses on with his Russia probe, the following is a list of people who have been indicted or are being investigated. The court documents related to Mueller's investigation are at https://www.justice.gov/sco .

    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:11:10 -0400
  • Supreme Court throws out Wisconsin electoral map manipulation case

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    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Wisconsin Republicans who drew state electoral districts that helped entrench their party in power, but sidestepped a major ruling on whether parties have carte blanche to engage in the practice called partisan gerrymandering. The justices threw out a lower court ruling that state legislative districts drawn by Wisconsin's Republican-controlled legislature deprived Democratic voters of their constitutional rights including equal protection under the law. The Supreme Court found that the Democratic voters who sued to block the Republican-drawn electoral map lacked legal standing to bring the case because they challenged it on a statewide basis rather than focusing on individual legislative districts.

    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:35:48 -0400
  • Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories: Pew survey

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    By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Only a quarter of U.S. adults in a recent survey could fully identify factual statements - as opposed to opinion - in news stories, the Pew Research Center found in a study released on Monday. The survey comes amid growing concerns about so-called fake news spread on the internet and social media. Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc's Google and other tech companies have recently come under scrutiny for failing to promptly tackle the problem of fake news as more Americans consume news on social media platforms.

    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:04:56 -0400
  • Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve

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    After two recent botched U.S. executions of inmates with compromised veins, a convicted murderer and rapist is arguing he is too ill to be put to death by lethal injection in Texas later this month. Lawyers for Danny Bible, a 66-year-old inmate set to be executed on June 27, said in a federal court filing in June that his health and vein access were worse than inmates in Alabama and Ohio whose executions were called off after IV placements failed. The cases have capital punishment critics questioning whether justice is served by executing a person convicted of horrific crimes but who is now too weak or sick to be considered a threat.

    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:45:57 -0400
  • Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy

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    By Joseph Ax ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers joined protesters outside immigration detention facilities in New Jersey and Texas on Sunday for Father's Day demonstrations against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. "This must not be who we are as a nation," said Representative Jerrold Nadler, one of seven members of Congress from New York and New Jersey who met with five detainees inside a facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey, including three who said they had young relatives removed from their care after seeking asylum at the border.

    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 04:45:40 -0400
  • Gang shootout at New Jersey arts festival kills one, injures 22

    One of the shooting victims was a 13-year-old boy who was in extremely critical condition, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told a news conference. Three others were in critical condition. At least two people opened fire around 2:45 a.m. at the annual Art All Night event in Trenton, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of New York City.

    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 02:50:37 -0400
  • Five dead following U.S. Border Patrol car chase in Texas

    Five immigrants died and several others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle careened out of control while being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas about 90 miles (145 km) north of the Mexican border, officials said. Some of the injured were ejected from a Chevy Suburban packed with 14 people that was traveling up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph), Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told reporters. The sport utility vehicle skidded off the road and then attempted to get back onto the highway, but the driver overcorrected and the vehicle flipped over, ejecting several people, Boyd said.

    Sun, 17 Jun 2018 21:45:21 -0400
  • Five dead following Border Patrol car chase in Texas: reports

    Some of the injured were ejected from a Chevy Suburban packed with 14 people that was traveling up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph), Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told KFDM News 4 television of San Antonio. Some of the victims were flown by helicopter to San Antonio for medical treatment. Border Patrol agents attempted to stop the vehicle when the chase ensued and were soon joined by Dimmit County deputies, KFDM reported.

    Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:14:57 -0400
  • Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey

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    By Jon Herskovitz COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one day will help bring local identities to American whiskeys. Seth Murray, a top corn breeder at Texas A&M University, and Rob Arnold, working on a doctorate at the school while making whiskey for a Fort Worth distiller, are trying to develop commercially viable strains of corn with identifiable flavors, in the same way as specific grapes define the taste of wine from California's Napa Valley or a Bordeaux produced in southwest France. If the project proves successful, it might not be until the middle of the next decade that it will produce a commercial whiskey.

    Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:23:05 -0400
  • Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

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    (Reuters) - A suspected gunman was fatally shot after multiple people opened fire at an all-night arts festival in New Jersey, wounding 20 people including a boy who is in critical condition, authorities said on Sunday. Prosecutors said a 33-year-old man was killed and a second suspect arrested after gunfire erupted at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT) at the event in the city of Trenton, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of New York City. ... Multiple weapons have been recovered," Angelo Onofri, prosecutor for Mercer County, told a news conference.

    Sun, 17 Jun 2018 12:25:23 -0400
  • Second deputy dies after she was shot during fight with prisoner

    Deputy Theresa King, 44, who was with Kansas City Kansas Police Department for 13 years, died a little after midnight local time at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the department said in a statement. Another deputy, Patrick Rohrer, was also killed during the incident, officials said. The deputies were shot on Friday after a suspect overpowered at least one of them and perhaps took a weapon, said Major Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte Sheriff's Department said during a press conference.

    Sat, 16 Jun 2018 05:55:40 -0400
  • Flooding possible in U.S. Southwest where wildfires scorch earth

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    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Heavy thunderstorms and widespread rains expected on Saturday in the U.S. Southwest could help douse the numerous unrelenting wildfires crews are battling in the parched region. "Water can rise quickly downstream of heavy rain, even when thunderstorms and heavy rain are miles away," the service said in an advisory. "When an area has burned, soil become hydrophobic, or water resistant, which causes water to rush over soil instead of soak in," The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team said in an advisory, noting that crews are in place to perform water rescues.

    Sat, 16 Jun 2018 03:27:23 -0400
  • Rains expected to help teams battling U.S. Southwest wildfires

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters battling several unrelenting wildfires in the U.S. Southwest will likely get a reprieve thanks to heavy thunderstorms and widespread rains this weekend after facing yet another day of windy and dry weather on Friday. Although the wet weather could help efforts to battle two dozen wildfires that are currently burning in the region, it could also cause flash floods, the National Weather Service added. The largest and most threatening blaze is the 416 Fire, which has scorched nearly 33,000 acres (13,000 hectares) of drought-parched grass, brush and timber at the edge of the San Juan National Forest near the southwestern Colorado town of Durango.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:59:38 -0400
  • U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail until trial

    By Sarah N. Lynch and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace. Manafort, a long-time Republican operative and businessman, is a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, and has been indicted on mostly financial-related charges, including conspiring to launder money and defraud the United States. Mueller last week charged him with witness tampering in the case.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:47:48 -0400
  • Two former Roadrunner Transportation executives charged with fraud: U.S. Justice Department

    Two former executives of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc were charged in an indictment unsealed on Friday for allegedly participating in an accounting and securities fraud scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $245 million in shareholder value, the U.S. Justice Department said. Mark Wogsland, 53, and Bret Naggs, 52, both of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, were charged with three counts of securities fraud and other violations for allegedly carrying out a scheme between 2014 and 2017 to mislead the company's shareholders, auditors, regulators and the investing public, the department said in a statement.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:25:17 -0400
  • White House says Trump supports both House immigration bills, after all

    By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump supported both Republican immigration bills being considered in the House of Representatives, offering a lifeline after the president suggested earlier that he opposed the more moderate bill. In an interview on Fox News Channel early on Friday, Trump appeared to blast one of two delicately crafted immigration proposals that had a better chance of passing. Shortly after the president's comments, House Speaker Paul Ryan's leadership team suspended their Friday plans to build support for the more moderate of the two draft bills, which would protect 1.8 million "Dreamers" from deportation and provide them a path to citizenship.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:12:08 -0400
  • California police offer $50,000 reward in long-unsolved murders

    California law enforcement officials on Friday offered a $50,000 reward to help crack the 1991 murders of an aspiring crime scene investigator and her family, hoping to capitalize on advances in DNA technology and publicity surrounding another high-profile case. In announcing a new push to solve the 27-year-old killings of state employee Marcy Jacobs, her husband and her daughter, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said they hoped new witnesses would come forward. Due to forensic advances, detectives working with the California Department of Justice have again begun actively working this case," Hahn said in a statement.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:40:04 -0400
  • White House says Trump supports both House immigration bills, after all

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    By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump supported both Republican immigration bills being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives, offering a lifeline after the president suggested earlier he opposed the more moderate bill. In an interview on Fox News Channel early on Friday, Trump appeared to blast one of two delicately crafted immigration proposals that had a better chance of passing.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:35:26 -0400
  • Kentucky man gets 30-day sentence in attack on Senator Rand Paul

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    Rene Boucher, 60, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, must also serve one year of supervised release following his prison stay and pay a $10,000 fine, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana said in a statement. During the period of supervised release, Boucher will also be ordered to serve 100 hours of community service, Boucher's attorney Matt Baker said.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:32:43 -0400
  • Cut off by Hawaii lava, pot growers refuse to let go dream

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    HALEKAMAHINA HILL, Hawaii (Reuters) - Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii's Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana. 

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:39:19 -0400
  • Lockheed Martin wins $503 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp is awarded a $503 million modification to a previously issued order for air vehicle initial spares, to include F-35 Lightning II deployment spares packages, afloat spares packages and associated consumables, the Pentagon said on Friday.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:34:31 -0400
  • Two former Roadrunner Transportation executives charged with fraud: U.S. Justice Department

    Two former executives of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc were charged in an indictment unsealed on Friday for allegedly participating in an accounting and securities fraud scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $245 million in shareholder value, the U.S. Justice Department said. Mark Wogsland, 53, and Bret Naggs, 52, both of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, were charged with three counts of securities fraud and other violations for allegedly carrying out a scheme between 2014 and 2017 to mislead the company's shareholders, auditors, regulators and the investing public, the department said in a statement.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:33:33 -0400
  • Kansas deputy killed, second officer wounded during prisoner transport

    The deputies were shot after a suspect overpowered at least one of them and perhaps took a weapon, said Major Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte Sheriff's Department said during a press conference. "It is very possible that with their own firearm they were both shot," Bailiff said. The deputy who was killed was identified as Patrick Rohrer, 35, who had been with the department for seven years, officials said.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:01:44 -0400
  • Trump supports Republican immigration bills in U.S. House: White House

    President Donald Trump supports both Republican immigration bills currently being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives, the White House said on Friday, clarifying his earlier statement that he opposed one of the measures. "The president fully supports both the (Representative Bob) Goodlatte bill and the House leadership bill. In this morning's interview, he was commenting on the discharge petition in the House, and not the new package.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:32:51 -0400
  • Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' status

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    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city's 'sanctuary' status, one that limits its cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. Sessions accused the city of coddling dangerous criminals and refusing to turn them over to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials when requested. "Philadelphia is not giving sanctuary to Americans but to foreign criminals," he said.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:32:11 -0400
  • U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail pre-trial

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    By Sarah N. Lynch and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Friday sent longtime Republican political operator and businessman Paul Manafort to jail pending trial after a charge of witness tampering, the latest episode in a slow fall from grace of a man who was President Donald Trump's campaign chairman in 2016. Manafort, a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, has been indicted on mostly financial-related charges, including conspiring to launder money and defraud the United States. Manafort had been on home confinement in Virginia, and was required to wear an electronic monitoring device.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:30:20 -0400
  • U.S. government says nearly 2,000 child separations at Mexico border in under two months

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    The government said on Friday that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the U.S.-Mexico border between April 19 and May 31, as the Trump administration implements stricter border enforcement policies. The number represents a dramatic uptick from the nearly 1,800 family separations that Reuters reported had happened from October 2016 through February of this year. The official tally of separations is now nearly 4,000 children, not including March and the beginning of April 2018.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:05:25 -0400
  • Trump's personal lawyer Cohen loses bid for quick Avenatti gag order

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    By Brendan O'Brien and Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, on Friday lost his bid for an emergency gag order to stop Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, from maligning him in frequent media appearances. In a brief order, U.S. District Judge James Otero in Los Angeles said Cohen had not shown he would face "immediate, irreparable injury" without an immediate restraining order.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:29:09 -0400
  • Factbox: Under investigation or indicted - the Trump aides facing scrutiny

    (Reuters) - The federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential collusion by Donald Trump's campaign has targeted - directly or indirectly - a growing group of presidential associates. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller presses on with his Russia probe, the following is a list of people who have been indicted or are being investigated. The court documents related to Mueller's investigation are at https://www.justice.gov/sco.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:54:33 -0400
  • Harvard records show discrimination against Asian-Americans: group

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    By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University killed an internal investigation in 2013 that found evidence the Ivy League school's admissions system is biased against Asian-American applicants, a nonprofit group suing the university alleged in a court filing on Friday. The claim by Students for Fair Admissions Inc came in a brief that sought to have a federal judge in Boston rule in its favor without a trial in a closely watched lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian-Americans. The group, headed by prominent anti-affirmative action activist Edward Blum, said evidence showed that Harvard had allowed race to become a dominant consideration in considering applicants rather than just a legally allowed "plus" factor.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:02:18 -0400
  • Soaring costs, loss of benefits top Americans' healthcare worries: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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    For over a year now, Americans have listed healthcare as the most important problem facing the country, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. When asked what concerns them about U.S. healthcare, this is what they had to say: TOTAL COST OF HEALTH INSURANCE Sixty-five percent of Americans said in the poll that they are "very concerned" about the overall cost of health insurance, including premiums, deductibles and copays. This concern is consistent throughout the country: A majority of both millennials and baby boomers, whites and minorities, Democrats and Republicans were worried about healthcare costs.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:35:50 -0400
  • Judge sends Manafort to jail pending trial

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday revoked bail conditions for Paul Manafort, a move that will force U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman to spend his time in a jail cell awaiting his criminal trial. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman made the decision after prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, alleged that Manafort and one of his associates had tried to tamper with witnesses in the case. ...

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:51:08 -0400
  • Southern Star natural gas pipeline catches fire in Kansas

    (Reuters) - A natural gas pipeline operated by Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc caught fire in a rural area of Kansas, the company said on Friday, adding that no injuries were reported.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:48:37 -0400
  • TransCanada fixes part of Leach Xpress natgas pipe after West Virginia blast

    The Stagecoach meter in Monroe County on the Ohio-West Virginia border connects to EQT Midstream Partners LP's Strike Force South gathering fields in Monroe and Belmont counties in Ohio. Strike Force can also deliver to Energy Transfer Partners LP's Rover and Enbridge Inc's Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) pipelines.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:41:54 -0400
  • Florida roller coaster derails, dropping two riders to ground

    The condition of the riders who fell was not known, and calls to the Halifax Health hospital, where they were taken for treatment, were not immediately returned. Six of 10 riders on the three-car "Sand Blaster" roller coaster were taken to the hospital after the incident, which began at about 8:30 p.m. local time (00:30 GMT), the Daytona Beach Fire Department said in a statement on Friday. The two people who fell had been in a car that derailed and was left dangling in the air, the fire department said.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:36:29 -0400
  • Manafort pleads not guilty to witness-tampering charges, judge weighs revoking bail

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty on Friday to new witness tampering charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:19:53 -0400
  • Crews battling U.S. wildfires face hot, dry conditions before rain comes

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters battling several unrelenting wildfires in the U.S. Southwest will face windy and dry weather on Friday before possibly getting a reprieve over the weekend, when widespread showers and thunderstorms are forecast. Red flag warnings are in effect for southern Nevada, southern Utah and western Colorado, where winds gusts could reach 45 miles (72 km) an hour and humidity could reach around 10 percent on Friday, the National Weather Service said. Although the wet weather could help efforts to battle two dozen wildfires that are currently burning in the region, it could also cause flash floods, the National Weather Service added.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:29:57 -0400
  • Food aid curbs sought by Republicans would hit rural poor

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    For the Greens and other rural Americans who get nutrition assistance, making ends meet could get tougher if Republicans in Washington, including President Donald Trump, carry out plans to make it harder to qualify for food aid. The House plan is an initial step in a welfare-cutting push by Republicans that could play out for years if the party keeps control of Congress in November's midterm election. After approving tax cuts in December that are projected to add $1.9 trillion to the U.S. debt over a decade, Republicans, led by Trump, want to trim the social safety net.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 06:08:55 -0400
  • Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

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    By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said. The approval came a day after Governor David Ige formally requested assistance for an estimated 2,800 residents who have lost their homes to lava flows or were forced from their dwellings under evacuation orders since Kilauea rumbled back to life on May 3. Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim has said that rivers of molten rock spewed from volcanic fissures at the foot of Kilauea have engulfed roughly 600 homes.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:18:42 -0400
  • New York sues Trump and his charity over 'self-dealing'

    The New York state attorney general sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his foundation on Thursday, saying he illegally used the nonprofit as a personal "checkbook" for his own benefit, including his 2016 presidential campaign. Barbara Underwood, the attorney general, asked a state judge to dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation and to ban Trump, his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, and his daughter Ivanka from holding leadership roles in New York charities.

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:09:32 -0400
  • Four children slain at start of Florida standoff: police

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    Police who stormed the apartment after 21 hours on Monday night found suspect Gary Wayne Lindsey, 35, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The bodies of four children were also found inside the three-bedroom apartment. Police have said Lindsey was the father of the two youngest children.

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:20 -0400
  • New York court dismisses Trump appeal in 'Apprentice' contestant's lawsuit

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    The state's Court of Appeals dismissed Trump's request to halt Summer Zervos' lawsuit for calling her a liar after she accused him of sexual misconduct. It said the underlying ruling from which Trump was appealing was not a final ruling, warranting the appeal's dismissal. Trump and his lawyer Marc Kasowitz have argued that the U.S. Constitution deprives state courts of jurisdiction over sitting presidents, and that Trump is immune from lawsuits over private conduct predating his entering the White House.

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:20:21 -0400
  • Report rebukes Comey, but says no bias in Clinton email case

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    By Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey made a "serious error of judgment" when he announced shortly before the 2016 U.S. presidential election that he was reopening an investigation into candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said on Thursday.

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:19:34 -0400
  • Kellogg issues massive Honey Smacks cereal recall over Salmonella risk

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said it worked with Kellogg to issue the recall after preliminary evidence linked the product to more than 60 illnesses. "The FDA is working with the company to quickly remove this cereal from the marketplace," the agency said in a statement. The FDA said it has asked Kellogg to request that all retailers of the product immediately put up signs saying Honey Smacks cereal has been recalled and to remove the potentially contaminated product from shelves.

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:11:24 -0400
  • Rare Audubon 'Birds of America' sells for $9.6 million in New York

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    The richly illustrated 19th century book, featuring more than 400 hand-colored illustrations of 1,037 life-size birds, was one of just 13 complete sets thought to be remaining in private hands. Audubon's "The Birds of America" was first published as a series in sections between 1827 and 1838 and represented his years-long mission to find and paint all the known species of birds in North America.

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:56:17 -0400
  • FBI chief says agents will be held accountable for any misconduct

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the FBI said on Thursday the agency accepted a watchdog's findings on its conduct during the investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails and said employees would be held accountable for any misconduct.

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:32:12 -0400
  • Lawsuit challenges Texas abortion curbs

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    Whole Woman's Health Alliance and six nonprofits providing abortion-related services said Texas' licensing, parental notification, waiting period, ultrasound and other requirements violated women's due process rights. The complaint was filed in the federal court in Austin, Texas against state officials including Attorney General Ken Paxton and health services Commissioner John Hellerstedt, and seeks to block enforcement of the challenged laws.

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:29:29 -0400
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