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Immigrant 'Dreamers' - and their bosses - wait anxiously for Trump decision

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 5:15am
(Reuters) - Ilka Eren, 25, came to the United States from Turkey with her parents more than 15 years ago and lives in the country without legal authorization.

Texas edges closer to recovery after Harvey as key pipeline restarts

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 3:40am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Gulf Coast moves closer to recovery from Hurricane Harvey on Monday when the biggest American fuel system restarts a key segment shut down by devastating rains and officials weigh how to pay for billions of dollars in damage.

Russia says U.S. actions towards its consulates are 'state hooliganism'

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 3:37am
XIAMEN, China (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Washington's actions towards Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States could be described as "state hooliganism".

As Texans return to flood-hit homes, many say 'Our house is history'

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 9:27pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - As flood waters recede from Hurricane Harvey, thousands are set to return to their homes on Sunday to survey damage from unprecedented flooding that devastated densely populated areas of Texas, as worries mount about health risks.

Trump to scrap protection for 'Dreamers', give Congress six months to fix

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 8:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has decided to scrap a program shielding immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children from deportation but will give Congress six months to craft a bill to replace it, sources familiar with the situation said.

Los Angeles 'turns corner' on largest wildfire in city history

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 7:27pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A smattering of rain and easing temperatures helped more than a thousand firefighters battling the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history gain the upper hand on the blaze on Sunday, but officials warned that danger remains.

Prize-winning U.S. poet John Ashbery dies at 90: reports

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 7:23pm
(Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet John Ashbery, who published more than 20 books of poetry and was known for the complexity of his style, has died at age 90, U.S. media reports said.

Funding battle looms as Texas sees Harvey damage at up to $180 billion

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:20pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday challenged Congress to raise the government's debt limit in order to free up relief spending for Hurricane Harvey, a disaster that the governor of Texas said had caused up to $180 billion in damage.

Texas chemical plant to burn containers at risk of explosion: officials

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 5:11pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The operators of a Crosby, Texas, chemical factory that ran out of electricity needed to keep flammable material refrigerated will burn the remaining trailers holding the substance, officials said on Sunday.

Funding battle looms as Texas governor sees Harvey damage up to $180 billion

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 4:47pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday challenged Congress to raise the government's debt limit in order to free up relief spending for Hurricane Harvey, a disaster that the governor of Texas said could require up to $180 billion.

Cleveland police to skip Browns NFL ceremony in protest

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 4:01pm
(Reuters) - The Cleveland police officers union will not hold the U.S. flag at the first Browns game of the new National Football League season after some of the team's players recently knelt in protest during the national anthem, the union president said.

Los Angeles wildfire, largest in city history, menaces hundreds of homes

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 3:03pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than a thousand firefighters battling the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history contended with erratic winds on Sunday, but more moderate temperatures could help contain a blaze that has forced hundreds to evacuate their homes, officials said.

Texas governor says Harvey damage could reach $180 billion

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 1:46pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday estimated damage from Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion, calling it more costly than epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy and fueling a debate over how to pay for the disaster.

Texas governor says Harvey damage could climb to $180 billion

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:49am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday estimated damage from Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion, calling it more costly than epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy and fueling a debate over how to pay for the disaster.

Harvey victim funds may be delayed without debt limit increase: Mnuchin

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:19am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that relief funding for hurricane-ravaged areas of Texas might be delayed if the U.S. Congress does not quickly increase the government's debt limit.

Texas governor estimates storm damage at $150 billion to $180 billion

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 9:53am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday said damage from Hurricane Harvey would exceed that of epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy, likely reaching $150 billion to $180 billion.

Funds for Harvey victims may be delayed without debt limit increase: Mnuchin

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 9:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said relief funding for hurricane-ravaged areas of Texas might be delayed if the U.S. Congress does not quickly increase the government's debt limits.

Storm damage in Texas could reach up to $180 billion: governor

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 8:51am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Extensive damage left by Hurricane Harvey in Texas is estimated at between $150 billion to $180 billion, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Sunday, which could be more than 20 times bigger than the $7.85 billion initial funding requested by U.S. President Donald Trump from Congress last week.

Trump hugs Harvey's victims in test of presidential mien

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 1:38am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump took up the mantle of "comforter-in-chief" in a visit to storm-wracked Houston as he played with children and served up food to evacuees from Hurricane Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his eight months in office.

As Texans return to flood-hit homes, many say 'Our house is history'

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 12:42am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - As flood waters recede from Hurricane Harvey, thousands are set to return to their homes on Sunday to survey damage from unprecedented flooding that devastated densely populated areas of Texas, as worries mount about health risks.

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