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EPA to propose reallocating waived biofuels volumes to other refiners: sources

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose reallocating biofuel blending obligations waived under its small refinery exemption program to other refiners, in an announcement that could come as early as Friday, according to two sources familiar with the agency's plans.

EPA-recommended chemicals levels in water too high: U.S. report

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The risk level for exposure in water to common chemicals used in Teflon and firefighting foam should be at least seven to 10 times lower than the threshold recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a draft report released on Wednesday that the White House and EPA had tried to keep from publication.

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

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:37pm
OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday the U.S. practice of separating immigrant children from their parents on its southern border was "unacceptable", even as he resisted pressure to suspend a bilateral agreement designating the United States a "safe" country for refugees.

Tent city for migrant children puts Texas border town in limelight

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:24pm
TORNILLO, Texas (Reuters) - A small Texas farming community near El Paso with no traffic lights, a cotton gin and two dollar stores has found itself playing the uncomfortable host to a U.S. government tent city for children suspected of illegal border crossings.

Several U.S. airlines: Don't put separated migrant children on our flights

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three major U.S. airlines have asked the federal government to refrain from using their flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their families as part of the Trump administration's policy on illegal immigration.

New York sues 3M, others over firefighting foam

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York has filed a lawsuit seeking to recoup more than $38 million from 3M Co and five other companies to cover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured.

West Virginia Supreme Court justice charged with fraud

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:56pm
(Reuters) - West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Allen Loughry was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 22 federal criminal counts including fraud, witness tampering and misuse of government property.

U.S. Air Force says Boeing KC-46 aircraft delivery to start in October

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:50pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday the first delivery of the KC-46 aerial refueling tankers from Boeing Co would start in October.

Michael Bloomberg to spend $80 million to help elect Democrats: NYT

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a frequent critic of Republican President Donald Trump, intends to spend $80 million helping Democratic candidates in November's U.S. congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Trump to order end of immediate immigrant family separations at U.S. border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would sign an executive order on immigration on Wednesday to end the immediate separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, which has sparked outrage in the United States and abroad.

American Airlines, United: don't put separated migrant children on our flights

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines and United Airlines have asked the federal government to refrain from using their flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their families.

American Air asks federal government not to put separated migrant children on its flights

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:40pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines has asked the federal government to refrain from using its flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their families.

Trump to sign order on family separations at U.S. border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would sign an executive order on immigration on Wednesday to end the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, which has sparked outrage in the United States and abroad.

U.S. charges West Virginia Supreme Court justice with fraud

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:23pm
(Reuters) - West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Allen Loughry was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 22 federal criminal counts including fraud, as U.S. prosecutors alleged that he misused government property.

Trump says will sign something 'pre-emptive' on immigration border policy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would sign something "pre-emptive" soon to solve the problem of immigrant families being separated at the U.S. southern border, which has sparked outrage in the United States and abroad.

House to vote on Thursday on immigration bills

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:56am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will vote on Thursday on immigration legislation designed to end the U.S. government's practice of separating families who cross the U.S. border illegally, House Speaker Paul Ryan said.

Special Report: Trump's catch-and-detain policy snares illegal immigrants long in U.S.

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:45am
OCILLA, Georgia (Reuters) - Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off.

Catholic cardinal in Washington accused of sex abuse

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:16am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Vatican has asked the retired archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, to cease public ministry after finding he was credibly accused of sexually abusing a teenager almost 50 years ago, the archdiocese and McCarrick said Wednesday.

Ohio State University closes sexual assault unit; cites mismanagement

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:04am
(Reuters) - Ohio State University this week shut down its center dedicated to handling complaints of sexual assault after officials discovered that the service was not properly managing victim reports, school officials said.

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