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Heavy rains due to drench Texas Gulf Coast, Midwest

1 hour 34 min ago
(Reuters) - Heavy downpours were expected to drench the Gulf Coast of Texas and the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday and could cause flooding especially along already swollen rivers and in low-lying areas, forecasters warned.

Ex-NY state Senate leader, son face retrial on corruption charges

2 hours 55 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam face the start of a second trial on federal corruption charges on Wednesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out their 2015 convictions.

Washington D.C. residents approve wage hike for tipped workers

2 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tipped workers in Washington, D.C. will eventually become the highest paid in the United States after voters passed a measure to drastically increase their minimum wage.

Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

7 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump says would back both U.S House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 9:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump says he would back both U.S. House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 8:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ex-TCW fund manager ordered to turn over texts in harassment lawsuit

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 7:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York State judge on Tuesday ordered a former TCW Group Inc fund manager to hand over text messages sent to her best friend about an alleged sexual encounter with her boss that led to the U.S. asset manager firing her.

U.S. judge dismisses Charleston shooting lawsuits, criticizes FBI

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 7:30pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed 16 lawsuits filed by survivors of a 2015 mass shooting at a South Carolina church who sued the government over the failure of an FBI-run background check system to prevent the purchase of the murder weapon.

China-based campaign breached satellite, defense companies: Symantec

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 7:01pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday.

U.S. congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 6:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to craft legislation that would quell an outcry over the Trump administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, with an opinion poll showing most Americans oppose the policy.

FBI agent escorted from office after text messages critical of Trump

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 6:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An FBI agent who criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in text messages in 2016 was taken to task by Republicans at a U.S. Congress hearing on Tuesday, while his lawyer said he was recently escorted out of the FBI building.

Florida men sentenced to prison for laundering funds from Venezuela

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:42pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were sentenced to prison on Tuesday after they were found guilty of money laundering and illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts.

NBA player sues Milwaukee police, claiming excessive force

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:10pm
(Reuters) - A National Basketball Association player on Tuesday filed a civil lawsuit in federal court alleging Milwaukee police used excessive force in a January arrest that he claims officers unnecessarily escalated from a simple parking violation.

U.S. Marines award amphibious vehicle deal to BAE: U.S. official

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems PLC a contract for wheeled amphibious combat vehicles that transport Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, according to a U.S. official and a person familiar with the decision.

Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some powerful Hollywood producers and directors have criticized Twenty-First Century Fox Inc over its news commentators' support for the U.S. immigration crackdown that separates children from their parents, with one award-winning producer threatening to take his work elsewhere.

EPA chief to face Senate panel in August

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify before the Senate's environment committee in August, panel chairman Senator John Barrasso said on Tuesday, where he will face questions about spending and ethics controversies.

U.S. State Department mocked for hosting Facebook family travel event

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department aroused anger and ridicule for hosting a Facebook event on Tuesday that offered tips on traveling with children at a time when the Trump administration is under fire for its policy of separating immigrant parents and children.

U.S. state, local tax revenue up 5.8 percent in first quarter: Census

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:14pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. state and local government tax revenue climbed to $350.2 billion in the first quarter of 2018, a rise of 5.8 percent compared with the same time period in 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Tuesday.

Ford to redevelop symbol of Detroit decline to house tech workers

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:16pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co executives on Tuesday said the automaker will renovate and revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit's infamous blighted landmark, turning it into offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services.

Drumbeat of opposition to family separation grows; Trump not budging

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats staged an impromptu congressional protest and moderate Republicans and key U.S. business groups pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop separating immigrant children from their parents as an opinion poll showed most Americans oppose the policy.

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