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St. Louis approves police body cameras ahead of more protests

4 hours 36 min ago
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year as the city prepares for a sixth night of protests after a white former police officer was acquitted of killing a black man.

Tax breaks cost New York $1.2 billion in financial year 2017, half went to film industry

5 hours 24 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lost $1.2 billion of revenues from corporate tax breaks in fiscal 2017, with at least half of the total going to the film industry, a Washington watchdog group said on Wednesday.

Trump makes his debut at ceremonies for new U.S. citizens

6 hours 3 min ago
(Reuters) - For the first eight months of Donald Trump's presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies.

Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal

6 hours 32 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.

Washington state sues over $1/day wages paid to immigrant detainees

6 hours 33 min ago
(Reuters) - Washington State's Attorney General on Wednesday sued private prison company Geo Group Inc for violating the state's minimum wage laws by paying detained immigrants a one dollar a day or less for work they do while in detention at one of the company’s federal facilities.

Oklahoma City police fatally shoot deaf man who did not respond to commands

7 hours 19 min ago
(Reuters) - A deaf man holding a metal pipe was fatally shot by Oklahoma City police who yelled for him to drop his weapon and get on the ground, but did not know that he could not hear, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Tusk-smuggling case ends in prison for Canadian ex-mountie :U.S. judge

7 hours 56 min ago
(Reuters) - A retried Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to five years and two months in prison, after pleading guilty to 10 money laundering charges related to a scheme to smuggle Arctic narwhal tusks.

U.S. Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal

8 hours 38 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.

California sues Trump administration over border wall

9 hours 12 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president's key campaign promises.

S&P downgrades Pennsylvania credit to A-plus, cites budget problems

9 hours 59 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings downgraded Pennsylvania's general obligation debt one notch to A-plus on Wednesday as state officials struggle to close a $2.3 billion budget gap, the credit rating agency said.

Boston beheading plotter cited 2013 bombing: prosecutor

10 hours 18 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State told someone online that he wanted to cause more harm than the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

California to file lawsuit over Trump border wall

14 hours 14 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's attorney general plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, the state AG's office said, adding to the obstacles facing a key Trump campaign promise.

Trial opens for American in Islamic State-linked police beheading plot

17 hours 16 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to behead police officers in an effort to help Islamic State was due in court on Wednesday for the start of his trial on charges including conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism.

Walmart, Target join call for 'Dreamer' legislation

17 hours 54 min ago
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportation, according to organizer FWD.us.

Eerie calm hangs over Puerto Rican capital before storm

21 hours 13 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared for the onslaught of a massive hurricane the following morning.

Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

22 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.   

Convicted killer recaptured after escape from Mississippi prison

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:14pm
(Reuters) - Authorities in Mississippi have recaptured a convicted killer who slipped away from a state prison, but a second escaped inmate who was serving time for burglary remains at large, the state department of corrections said on Tuesday.

Trump's U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:14pm
Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon's White House departure has not muted the president's "America First" foreign policy instincts.

Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room.

Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:48pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's "best friend."

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