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Trump administration bars oil drilling off Florida after governor's plea

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 7:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration will not allow drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Florida after urging from the state's governor, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday.

Mudslides and flooding kill at least 13 in California

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:38pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least 13 people died and thousands fled from their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month.

Florida judge blocks abortion delay law, rules it unconstitutional

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:32pm
(Reuters) - A Florida judge on Tuesday permanently blocked and declared unconstitutional a law requiring a woman to delay an abortion by at least 24 hours after making a visit to a doctor who would have to inform her of possible risks of the procedure.

Judges order overhaul of North Carolina's partisan congressional districts

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:30pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A three-judge federal panel ordered congressional districts in North Carolina to be redrawn ahead of the 2018 elections, ruling on Tuesday that the current Republican-drawn map was illegal and unconstitutionally partisan.

Trump administration will not allow oil drilling off Florida: Interior Secretary

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump will not allow drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Florida after urging from the state's governor, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday.

At least eight dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least eight people died and thousands fled from their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month.

Bannon steps down from Breitbart News after drawing fire from Trump

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the right-wing news website said on Tuesday, after he drew fire from President Donald Trump for comments that harshly criticized Trump's eldest son.

At least six dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:43pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least six people died and thousands fled their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month.

Los Angeles prosecutor drops artist's sex accusation against Polanski

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:41pm
(Reuters) - Prosecutors in Los Angeles said on Tuesday they declined to pursue criminal charges against film director Roman Polanski after a woman said last fall that he molested her 43 years ago when she was 10 years old.

U.S. top court considers putting brakes on police vehicle searches

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with the scope of police authority to search vehicles without warrants, with Chief Justice John Roberts referencing the shiny red convertible taken for a joyride in the 1986 comedy film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to make a serious legal point.

Salvadorans say going home not an option after U.S. axes protection

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:39pm
RED BANK, N.J. (Reuters) - Three decades after fleeing civil war in his native El Salvador, Luis Munoz has built a life for himself in the New Jersey coastal town of Red Bank, working as a mechanic and raising three children with his wife.

Bannon steps down from Breitbart News after comments critical of Trump

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization said on its website on Tuesday, after the former White House chief strategist was quoted in a book criticizing President Donald Trump.

Uber reaches $3 million settlement with New York drivers over fees

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:21pm
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] agreed to pay up to $3 million to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of 2,421 drivers in New York who accused the ride-sharing company of docking excessive fees from their fares.

U.S. appeals court upholds Tennessee anti-abortion vote

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:27pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the validity of a 2014 Tennessee ballot measure that removed the right to an abortion from the state constitution.

New York state lawmaker charged with fraud, obstructing justice

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 1:49pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state lawmaker was charged with 11 counts of fraud and obstruction of justice, accused of defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including hurricane relief money, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Trump orders mental health aid for military veterans to prevent suicide

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 1:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.

At least two dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 1:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least two people died and thousands fled their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires had burned off protective vegetation last month.

U.S. justices weigh lawfulness of police vehicle searches

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with the scope of police authority to search vehicles without warrants in two distinct circumstances: a rental car driven by a man who was not authorized to do so and a motorcycle covered by a tarpaulin and parked on private property.

Flooding, mudslides force thousands to evacuate in Southern California

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:19pm
(Reuters) - Thousands of people fled their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful overnight rainstorm sparked flash floods and mudslides after a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month.

TV newsman John Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS named television journalist John Dickerson on Tuesday to replace fired co-host Charlie Rose on the network's "CBS This Morning" news show.

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