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Trump urges Senate to pass Senator Grassley's immigration bill: statement

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:22am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he supported Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley's immigration bill and urged the full Senate to back it, according to a statement issued by the White House.

Shooting near U.S. National Security Agency, scene secure: media

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least one person was shot and wounded at the U.S. National Security Agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Wednesday and one person was in custody, but officials have secured the area and there was no continuing threat, local media reported.

Three shot near U.S. National Security Agency, one in custody: media

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were shot and wounded near the U.S. National Security Agency's headquarters in Maryland, and one person was in custody, local media reported on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Dozens of refugee resettlement offices to close as Trump downsizes program

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Refugee resettlement agencies are preparing to shutter more than 20 offices across the United States and cut back operations in more than 40 others after the State Department told them to pare their operations, according to plans seen by Reuters.

In long Afghan war, U.S. Army tries new way to deploy trainers

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:56am
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Reuters) - As a U.S. Army medic, Sergeant First Class Jonathan Ortega admits that when he gets to Afghanistan, his instinct will be to help care for any wounded Afghan troops. It is a feeling he will have to fight.

For one U.S. immigrant family, short-term public aid meant long-term security

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Abosede Akingbade Thomas, a Nigerian immigrant to the United States, was ordered to bed rest in 1981 during a difficult pregnancy, she followed her doctor's advice to sign up for food stamps and another aid program providing support to pregnant and nursing women.

Climber dies in fall from Oregon peak, others stranded for hours

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:51pm
TIMBERLINE LODGE, Ore. (Reuters) - A climber died after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) from Mount Hood in Oregon and at least seven spent hours stranded on the face of the mountain on Tuesday as temperatures rose and ice and rock broke loose, officials said.

U.S. restaurant workers target low wages in campaign against sexual harassment

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:48pm
(Reuters) - Restaurant workers in seven U.S. cities on Tuesday lobbied state and local lawmakers to combat sexual harassment in the industry by shifting from the $2.13 federal minimum wage for tipped employees to a higher "fair" wage.

Building diplomacy, not just walls: U.S. starts work on new Mexico embassy

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:13pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States broke ground on a new $943 million embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday, a move hailed by officials from both countries as a win for diplomacy after months of tension over President Donald Trump's plan to build a tall border wall.

San Francisco middle-school students sickened by mystery substance

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:44pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ten students at a San Francisco middle school were taken by ambulance to area hospitals on Tuesday for treatment of exposure to an unknown substance, possibly an illicit drug, that some appeared to have ingested, emergency and school officials said.

Passenger jet lands in Hawaii after engine covering rips apart

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:42pm
(Reuters) - Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Honolulu had a scary trip over the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, after the casing around one of the engines ripped apart, officials said.

One man killed, two wounded in shooting in Utah: police

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:09pm
(Reuters) - One man was killed and two other men were wounded in a shooting outside Salt Lake City on Tuesday, and police said were looking for whoever carried out the attack.

Climber killed in fall, others stranded on Mount Hood, Oregon

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:28pm
TIMBERLINE LODGE, Ore. (Reuters) - A climber was killed after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) on Mount Hood in Oregon and up to 15 other people remained stranded on the face of the mountain in difficult conditions on Tuesday, authorities said.

Multiple people reported injured in shooting in Utah: police

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:24pm
(Reuters) - Multiple people were reported to have been wounded on Tuesday in a shooting in West Valley City, Utah, police said on Twitter.

U.S. embassy worker dies climbing Mexico's highest peak

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:31pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A U.S. embassy worker in Mexico has died while hiking the nation's tallest peak, Pico de Orizaba, the U.S. embassy said on Tuesday.

Vornado says will sell stake in Kushner's flagship Manhattan tower

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of New York's largest property owners said on Tuesday it would sell its minority stake in a Manhattan office tower on Fifth Avenue controlled by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Revised Puerto Rico fiscal plan taps federal budget money

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello released a revised fiscal plan on Tuesday that will use $18 billion of additional money from the U.S. federal budget to transform the bankrupt island's deficit into a $3.4 billion surplus within six years.

Climber badly hurt in fall, others stranded on Mount Hood, Oregon

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:55pm
(Reuters) - A climber was critically injured after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) on Mount Hood in Oregon and seven to 15 other people remained stranded on the mountain in difficult conditions on Tuesday, authorities said.

Powdery substance sent to Washington building housing Obama office

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police and fire officials on Tuesday removed a powdery substance sent to the office building where former U.S. President Barack Obama leases space, but the material was found to be harmless, the U.S. Secret Service said.

Colorado shuts down funeral home operated by body parts broker

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:03pm
(Reuters) - Colorado officials indefinitely shut down the funeral home and crematory this week of a woman who runs a side business selling donated body parts from the same building.