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California teen driver arrested after fatal crash she reportedly livestreamed

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:18pm
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Medicaid, pension costs create budget complications for U.S. states: report

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:01pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sluggish forecast for U.S. economic growth as well as an increase in U.S. states' Medicaid and pension contribution costs is creating a budgetary squeeze in many state capitols, according to a research report issued by S&P Global Ratings on Monday.

Montana blaze rages as California crews gain ground on wildfire

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 2:29pm
(Reuters) - The biggest U.S. wildfire torched buildings and parched grassland forcing evacuations in eastern Montana while California firefighters gained ground on a massive blaze near Yosemite National Park on Monday, authorities said.

Homeless man set sleeping West Virginia woman on fire: local media

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:48pm
(Reuters) - A homeless man was accused of setting on fire a woman who was also homeless while she slept on a front porch in West Virginia, leaving the victim in critical condition, local media reported on Monday.

NYC wins appeal over Wall Street lawyer arrested at protest

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:43am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Wall Street lawyer arrested in 2013 after he stopped on the sidewalk to talk with Occupy Wall Street protesters cannot seek damages from New York City and its police for false arrest and imprisonment, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.

Massachusetts top court: State can't comply with immigration detainers

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:41am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts police do not have the authority to detain illegal immigrants solely to buy time for federal law enforcement officials to take them into custody, the state's top court ruled on Monday.

U.S. allows fast processing again for some H-1B visa applications

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:20am
(Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Monday it would resume fast processing of H-1B visas requested by institutions of higher education and nonprofit and governmental research organizations, while leaving in place a longer approval time for companies that use the visas.

Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard end legal battle over treatment

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 8:51am
LONDON (Reuters) - The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their legal battle to give the terminally ill British baby further treatment, a lawyer representing the parents said on Monday.

Arrested driver of truck that held nine bodies due in court in Texas

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:10am
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The driver of a truck in which at least nine men were found dead alongside dozens suffering in sweltering conditions in San Antonio, Texas was expected to appear in court on Monday, over what authorities called a case of ruthless human trafficking.

California crews hold wildfire in check, letting more residents go home

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 7:19pm
(Reuters) - California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more local residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to contain the blaze fully.

Eight found dead in Texas truck in suspected human trafficking

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 6:41am
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, early on Sunday, authorities said.

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 - 6:39pm
(Reuters) - Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau issued her resignation on Friday following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman, saying that she did so after "deep reflection."

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.