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Minnesota firms sue over Trump administration mine leases near wilderness

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:27pm
(Reuters) - Minnesota outdoor recreation firms have sued the federal government over its decision to reinstate leases for a mine next to a state wilderness as part of the Trump administration's drive to allow mining in some of the country's wildest areas.

Despite Trump order, border child separations could go on: legal experts

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:10pm
(Reuters) - The much-vilified U.S. policy of separating children from parents who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border could continue under certain circumstances because of ambiguous language in President Donald Trump's order meant to end the practice, legal experts said.

Majority of Americans say Trump should agree to interview with Mueller: poll

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:51pm
(Reuters) - Most Americans think President Donald Trump should agree to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, if asked, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.

Head of new U.S. corporate health plan cites surgery as biggest cost

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:48pm
San Diego (Reuters) - Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care.

'Heartbroken' father of designer Kate Spade dies at age 89

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:43pm
(Reuters) - The father of fashion designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family said on Thursday.

Parents in California torture case ordered to stand trial: prosecutors

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:35pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday ordered a married couple to stand trial on charges of torture, false imprisonment and abuse for their treatment of 13 siblings who were found imprisoned and starving in their suburban California home, prosecutors said.

SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. states set to gain billions in sales taxes after court ruling

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. states could reap billions in online sales tax revenue and buttress their budgets after the nation's top court ruled on Thursday that e-commerce companies could be forced to collect the money, even if they have no physical presence in a state.

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

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:01pm
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.

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

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:58pm
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 - 1:26pm
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 $20 billion of fuel a year, scientists said on Thursday.

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 - 11:49am
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 - 11:47am
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.

Trump says remains of U.S. war dead in process of being returned from North Korea

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:29am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, correcting a statement he had made a day earlier, said on Thursday that remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War were in the process of being returned to the United States from North Korea.

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.

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