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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 - 3:31pm
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.

Flow of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from U.S. rises in June

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:34pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers walking across the U.S. border into Canada rose in June after dropping in the previous two months, according to government figures released on Friday.

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 - 11:12am
(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.

Florida man goes 'bananas,' shoots up AT&T trucks outside home: media

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:39am
(Reuters) - A Florida man "went bananas" when he allegedly fired up to 18 shots into two AT&T Inc trucks because they were parked in front of his driveway, media reports said.

Tensions flare as Texas Senate starts debate on bathroom bill

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:20am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people, including LGBT activists and business leaders, are expected to urge a Texas Senate panel on Friday to scrap legislation they deem discriminatory because it would limit bathroom access for transgender people.

Burundi relying on U.S. police to find missing robotics teenagers: official

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:05am
(Reuters) - Burundi is counting on U.S. law enforcement officials to find six teenagers who went missing after a robotics competition in Washington, an official with the East African country's embassy said on Friday.

Evacuation order may be lifted Friday as California wildfire slows

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:21am
(Reuters) - Some residents of a historic gold-mining town in central California may be able to go home on Friday as a wildfire nearby slowed its progress after destroying dozens of houses over the past several days, the local sheriff said.

Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:35pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to revisit a court order that blocks President Donald Trump's administration from carrying out a policy designed to threaten the granting of federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities.

Television amps up, movies simmer down at Comic-Con

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 5:29pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From the dragons of Westeros and the "Walking Dead" zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of "Westworld," the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego's annual Comic-Con.

U.S. Navy to commission first 'Ford-class' carrier on July 22

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:25pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense said the Navy will commission its first "Ford-class" aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, on Saturday at its base in Norfolk, Virginia - three years behind schedule and billions over budget.

Ex-Akebia employee faces losing bail in insider trading case

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:12pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Akebia Therapeutics Inc employee accused of insider trading faced the growing possibility of having his bail revoked as a U.S. prosecutor argued on Thursday that he posed a flight risk and was growing "increasingly unhinged."