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Record 47 million expected to travel for U.S. July Fourth holiday: AAA

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and airports in record numbers this Fourth of July holiday, despite higher gasoline prices, the nation's largest automotive advocacy group said on Thursday.

U.S. centers force migrant children to take drugs: lawsuit

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:01pm
(Reuters) - Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit.

Trump says North Korea has returned remains of 200 U.S. war dead

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 9:15pm
DULUTH, Minn. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said North Korea had returned on Wednesday the remains of 200 U.S. troops missing from the Korean War, although there was no official confirmation of the move from military authorities.

Anchorage hiker, missing for two days, killed by bear: police

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 8:13pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A hiker who had been missing for two days was found dead on Wednesday, the victim of a bear attack on the outskirts of Alaska's biggest city, Anchorage police said.

China Energy executives cancel West Virginia trip amid trade dispute

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A scheduled trip to West Virginia by executives from China Energy Investment Corp to discuss a planned $83.7 billion investment in the state has been canceled, the latest victim of a growing trade war between the United States and China.

Trump backs down on separating immigrant children, legal problems remain

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed down and abandoned his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.

U.S. nuclear expert departs White House in 'regular rotation': officials

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's top nuclear expert involved in talks on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons programs is leaving the White House as part of a regular rotation, three senior administration officials said on Wednesday.

Organizer of deadly Virginia rally plans follow-up in Washington

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The organizer of a far-right rally last year in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly is planning to hold a rally near the White House in Washington on the first anniversary of the event, federal officials said on Wednesday.

Flash floods punish Texas border towns, Gulf coast area

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:36pm
(Reuters) - Heavy downpours lashed Texas' Gulf Coast and unleashed flash floods on Wednesday, submerging vehicles, swamping homes and forcing numerous water rescues in towns still recovering from last year's Hurricane Harvey.

U.S. airlines ask government not to put separated migrant children on flights

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four major U.S. airlines have asked the federal government not to use their flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration's policy on illegal immigration.

Trump backs down, orders end to family separations at U.S. border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump backed down and abandoned on Wednesday his policy of separating immigrant children from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.

New York sues 3M, five others over toxic chemical contamination

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state sued 3M Co and five other companies to recover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured.

Speeding to auction record? 1962 Ferrari could fetch $45 million

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:40pm
(Reuters) - A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO road racing car is expected to fetch more than $45 million at auction in August, making it the most valuable car ever to be offered for public sale.

EPA to propose reallocating waived biofuels volumes to other refiners: sources

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose reallocating biofuel blending obligations waived under its small refinery exemption program to other refiners, in an announcement that could come as early as Friday, according to two sources familiar with the agency's plans.

EPA-recommended chemicals levels in water too high: U.S. report

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The risk level for exposure in water to common chemicals used in Teflon and firefighting foam should be at least seven to 10 times lower than the threshold recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a draft report released on Wednesday that the White House and EPA had tried to keep from publication.

New York sues 3M, five others for cleanup costs of toxic chemicals

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state sued 3M Co and five other companies to recover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured.

Trump backs down, signs order to end family separations at U.S. border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:37pm
OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday the U.S. practice of separating immigrant children from their parents on its southern border was "unacceptable", even as he resisted pressure to suspend a bilateral agreement designating the United States a "safe" country for refugees.

Tent city for migrant children puts Texas border town in limelight

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:24pm
TORNILLO, Texas (Reuters) - A small Texas farming community near El Paso with no traffic lights, a cotton gin and two dollar stores has found itself playing the uncomfortable host to a U.S. government tent city for children suspected of illegal border crossings.

Several U.S. airlines: Don't put separated migrant children on our flights

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three major U.S. airlines have asked the federal government to refrain from using their flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their families as part of the Trump administration's policy on illegal immigration.

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