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Supreme Court deems SEC in-house judge hiring unconstitutional

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 9:57am
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 improper.

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.

Jobless claims fall for fourth straight week

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:33am
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.

Anchorage hiker, missing for two days, killed by bear: police

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 8:13pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A hiker who had been missing for two days was found dead on Wednesday, the victim of a bear attack on the outskirts of Alaska's biggest city, Anchorage police said.

China Energy executives cancel West Virginia trip amid trade dispute

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A scheduled trip to West Virginia by executives from China Energy Investment Corp to discuss a planned $83.7 billion investment in the state has been canceled, the latest victim of a growing trade war between the United States and China.

Trump backs down on separating immigrant children, legal problems remain

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed down and abandoned his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.

U.S. nuclear expert departs White House in 'regular rotation': officials

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's top nuclear expert involved in talks on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons programs is leaving the White House as part of a regular rotation, three senior administration officials said on Wednesday.

Organizer of deadly Virginia rally plans follow-up in Washington

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The organizer of a far-right rally last year in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly is planning to hold a rally near the White House in Washington on the first anniversary of the event, federal officials said on Wednesday.

Flash floods punish Texas border towns, Gulf coast area

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:36pm
(Reuters) - Heavy downpours lashed Texas' Gulf Coast and unleashed flash floods on Wednesday, submerging vehicles, swamping homes and forcing numerous water rescues in towns still recovering from last year's Hurricane Harvey.

U.S. airlines ask government not to put separated migrant children on flights

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four major U.S. airlines have asked the federal government not to use their flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration's policy on illegal immigration.

Trump backs down, orders end to family separations at U.S. border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump backed down and abandoned on Wednesday his policy of separating immigrant children from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.

New York sues 3M, five others over toxic chemical contamination

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state sued 3M Co and five other companies to recover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured.

Speeding to auction record? 1962 Ferrari could fetch $45 million

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:40pm
(Reuters) - A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO road racing car is expected to fetch more than $45 million at auction in August, making it the most valuable car ever to be offered for public sale.