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U.S. passengers file suit against Southwest over fatal engine explosion

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight passengers have sued Southwest Airlines Co over a catastrophic engine blowout in April that killed a passenger and injured several others.

U.S. oil, gas system methane leaks larger than EPA estimates: study

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. oil and gas drilling and related operations give off much more of the powerful greenhouse gas methane than the federal government estimates, wasting about $2 billion of fuel a year, scientists said on Thursday.

Trump directs U.S. agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:22pm
WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally, a first step to implementing his executive order reversing an administration policy that had drawn global condemnation.

Supreme Court finds SEC judge appointments unconstitutional

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws was unconstitutional in a ruling allowing more presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies.

U.S. appeals court calls D.C. sniper's life sentences illegal

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:44pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday said that life sentences imposed against one of two men involved in the deadly sniper shootings that traumatized the Washington, D.C. area in 2002 must be thrown out because he was only 17 at the time.

Remains of U.S. war dead being returned from North Korea: Trump

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War were in the process of being returned to the United States from North Korea, correcting a statement he made a day earlier.

Trump tells federal agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:59am
WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally, a first step to implementing his executive order reversing a policy that had drawn global condemnation.

First lady Melania Trump visits detained immigrant children

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:24am
MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - Melania Trump, wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, went on a damage-control mission for her husband on Thursday with a visit to a border detention facility where children separated from their parents were being held.

U.S. watchdog auditing FAA checks of Southwest Air after engine failure

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general is auditing the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Southwest Airlines Co after a midair incident in which an engine exploded and one person was killed.

U.S. labor market tightening; mid-Atlantic manufacturing cools

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening of labor market conditions.

Appeals court calls DC sniper's life sentences illegal

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:11am
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday said the life sentences imposed against one of two men involved in the deadly sniper shootings that traumatized the Washington, D.C. area in 2002 must be thrown out because he was only 17 at the time.

Supreme Court deems SEC in-house judge hiring unconstitutional

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 9:19am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday expanded presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected its in-house judges to enforce investor-protection laws was unconstitutional.

House Republicans short of votes to pass immigration bill: lawmaker

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:51am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have not yet rounded up the votes needed to pass immigration legislation they plan to take up later on Thursday, a member of the House Republican leadership said.

Koko, gorilla who used sign language, dies in California

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:46am
(Reuters) - Koko, a western lowland gorilla said to have mastered American Sign Language, has died aged 46, the California institute which studied her said on Thursday.

Suspect arrested in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:42am
(Reuters) - A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of up-and-coming U.S. rapper XXXTentacion, who was gunned down in Florida on Monday, police said on Thursday.

U.S. jobless claims fall; mid-Atlantic manufacturing slows

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions.

Texas Gulf gets more rain, threatens region with flooding

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:21am
(Reuters) - Heavy showers drenched the Texas Gulf Coast on Thursday and flood waters continued to rise after residents fled their homes and crews conducted numerous water rescues in towns still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

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.

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