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In violence-plagued Baltimore, weekend ceasefire offers glimmer of hope

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:00am
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - After the deaths of nearly 20 of her friends and relatives, Erricka Bridgeford said she wanted to take a stand against Baltimore's worst wave of deadly violence in a generation.

Security for Trump's summer visit ruffles tranquil New Jersey town

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:59am
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - Three military helicopters hovered over Anne Choi's backyard, engaged in what appeared to be a drill ahead of President Donald Trump's visit three weeks ago to this tranquil town of farmland and horse barns in rural New Jersey.

Trump administration moves to make tougher U.S. visa vetting permanent

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:51am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration moved on Thursday to make permanent a new questionnaire that asks some U.S. visa applicants to provide their social media handles and detailed biographical and travel history, according to a public notice.

At Trump rally, West Virginia governor switches parties

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:48am
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Reuters) - West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, standing next to President Donald Trump at a rally on Thursday night, announced that he was changing political parties, ditching the Democrats and joining Trump's Republicans.

Elite firefighter killed while battling western Montana blaze

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 5:39am
(Reuters) - An elite California firefighter was killed by a falling tree while battling a blaze in western Montana, the second firefighting death in the area over the last two weeks, officials said.

Georgian soldier killed in Afghanistan convoy attack: coalition

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:26am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Georgian soldier from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission was killed and six personnel were wounded in Afghanistan on Thursday after a suicide bomber attacked their convoy in Kabul province, a coalition statement said.

Investigators look for answers in deadly Minneapolis school explosion

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 7:48am
(Reuters) - Federal and state authorities on Thursday investigated the cause of a gas explosion that ripped through a Christian private school in Minneapolis, killing two people and injured nine.

Angry and inspired: Democrats train new wave of candidates

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 7:44am
ROCKVILLE, Md. (Reuters) - The 100 Democratic women who packed into a suburban Maryland conference room recently for a one-day training on how to run for political office were more than activists eager to battle President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans.

Marathon Petroleum to pay $86 million to settle Texas fire lawsuits

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:46am
(Reuters) - U.S. oil refiner Marathon Petroleum Corp said on Thursday it would pay $86 million to settle lawsuits that allege injuries due to a January 2016 fire at its Galveston Bay, Texas refinery.

Trump and senators seek to slash legal immigration

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:37am
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - After a crackdown on illegal immigration that has sharply reduced the number of unauthorized border crossings from Mexico, U.S. President Donald Trump is now turning his attention to reducing the number of legal immigrants in the country.

Woman in Massachusetts teen texting suicide case to be sentenced

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:01am
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts woman could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on Thursday for goading her teenage boyfriend into suicide with a series of text messages in 2014.

McChord Pipeline shut after jet fuel leak in Parkland, Washington

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:50am
(Reuters) - An underground leak of jet fuel in Parkland, Washington, on Wednesday led to the shutdown of the McChord Pipeline owned by U.S. Oil & Refining Co., the state's environmental protection agency said.

New York congregation owns oldest U.S. synagogue, court rules

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:50pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that a New York Jewish congregation is the rightful owner of the nation's oldest synagogue, in Rhode Island, along with a set of bells worth millions.

Moderate earthquake shakes central Oklahoma

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:46pm
(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 struck in central Oklahoma on Wednesday night, the United States Geological Survey (USGS)said.

More video emerges of suspected drug planting by Baltimore police

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:01pm
(Reuters) - The Baltimore Police Department suspended seven officers after body camera video emerged that the city's public defender said appeared to show them planting drugs in a car during a traffic stop, the second such episode in the city in two weeks.

U.S. bans travel to North Korea from September 1, says Americans should leave

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 5:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A ban on travel by U.S. passport holders to North Korea will take effect on Sept. 1 and Americans in the country should leave before that date, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.