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Justice Dept watchdog to release report on FBI decisions on Clinton probe

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a long-awaited report on Thursday on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe that she said contributed to her 2016 presidential election loss to Republican Donald Trump.

Man behind plan to split up California likes chances in November vote

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:57pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Venture capitalist Tim Draper, fresh off an attention-grabbing victory getting a proposal onto the November ballot to split California into three states, said on Wednesday he was confident voters ill-served by their government would embrace the plan.

Musk's Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed system in Chicago

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:51pm
(Reuters) - The City of Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's The Boring Company to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the Loop to O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, media reported on Wednesday.

Alaska taps cherished oil fund to pay state expenses

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:49pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska will dip into its cherished oil wealth fund to pay for state government operations for the first time since the fund was set up in the 1970s.

U.S. groups sue Trump administration over water protections

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 8:05pm
(Reuters) - Environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday challenging moves they say weaken protections for rivers, wetlands and other waterways.

Bookmaker William Hill 'inundated' by U.S. sports teams seeking sponsorship: CEO

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 7:45pm
(Reuters) - U.S. sports teams are clamoring for sponsorship deals with British bookmaker William Hill PLC as legal sports betting starts to take off in the United States, the chief executive of the company's American division told Reuters on Wednesday.

Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sexual assault case against Sylvester Stallone

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:56pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors said on Wednesday that their sex crimes team was reviewing a case against "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone.

Gusty winds persist, spreading fires in western U.S.

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:45pm
(Reuters) - Prime conditions for wildfires prevailed again on Wednesday in the western United States, where firefighters are battling to gain control over several large blazes that have forced the evacuation of more than 4,400 homes.

UAW elects new leader to face contract talks, federal probe

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 2:43pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - The union that represents factory workers at the Detroit Three automakers elected regional director Gary Jones as its new president on Wednesday, ahead of tough 2019 contract talks likely to coincide with declining U.S. sales of new vehicles.

Oil majors ask U.S. judge to toss New York City climate lawsuit

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 2:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for major oil companies on Wednesday urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by New York City seeking to hold them financially liable for damages caused by global warming.

Exclusive: Half of Americans back Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 2:06pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Half of Americans approve of Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday.

Democrats fight for their future in tough statehouse races

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:28pm
TAMPA, Fla./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. But in the states most crucial to the party's future, they face grim odds, a Reuters analysis of election data has found.

U.S. judge orders EPA to limit pollution into New York, Connecticut

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take steps to curb ozone pollution that blows into New York and Connecticut from five other states.

Western U.S. wildfires spread as gusty winds persist

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:22am
(Reuters) - Prime conditions for wildfires prevailed again on Wednesday in the western United States, where firefighters are battling to gain control over several large blazes that have forced the evacuation of more than 4,400 homes.

U.S. judge orders EPA to limit pollution into New York, Connecticut

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:50am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take steps to curb ozone pollution that blows into New York and Connecticut from five other states.

VW to give up to $1,000 payments to polluting diesel owners in Vermont, Arizona

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:48am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG is paying owners of polluting diesel-powered vehicles up to $1,000 in additional payments to settle state lawsuits in Vermont, the state's attorney general said on Wednesday.

Minnesota online sensation raccoon captured atop skyscraper

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 8:57am
(Reuters) - A raccoon that climbed to the top of a 25-story St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday was captured after becoming a star on the web, where it won the hearts of followers across the United States and around the globe.

Raccoon reaches top of Minnesota skyscraper, touches hearts

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 7:35am
(Reuters) - A raccoon reached the top of a 25-story St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday after becoming a star on the web, where it captured the hearts of followers across the United States and around the globe.

Parkland survivors keep memory of shooting alive

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 7:05am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of seniors in red caps and gowns at their Florida high school graduation ceremony on June 3 listened intently to speakers who told them what they could achieve. "Don't let anything stop you," one said.

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