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U.S. State Department mocked for hosting Facebook family travel event

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department aroused anger and ridicule for hosting a Facebook event on Tuesday that offered tips on traveling with children at a time when the Trump administration is under fire for its policy of separating immigrant parents and children.

U.S. state, local tax revenue up 5.8 percent in first quarter: Census

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:14pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. state and local government tax revenue climbed to $350.2 billion in the first quarter of 2018, a rise of 5.8 percent compared with the same time period in 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Tuesday.

Drumbeat of opposition to family separation grows; Trump not budging

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats staged an impromptu congressional protest and moderate Republicans and key U.S. business groups pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop separating immigrant children from their parents as an opinion poll showed most Americans oppose the policy.

Ford to redevelop symbol of Detroit decline to house tech workers

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:16pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co executives on Tuesday said the automaker will renovate and revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit's infamous blighted landmark, turning it into offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services.

Bucks' Sterling Brown files suit against Milwaukee, police department

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:56pm
Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, stemming from an incident in which a stun gun was used during an arrest for a parking violation in January.

Washington, D.C. residents to vote on plan to hike wage for tipped workers

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C. residents on Tuesday are voting on a proposal that would more than quadruple the minimum wage for tipped workers, including servers, bartenders and hairstylists, to $15 an hour, matching that of other workers in the U.S. capital.

High heat, chance of flash floods lingers for parts of U.S.

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:34pm
(Reuters) - Hot, humid weather on Tuesday is expected to bring thunderstorms and a risk of flash floods from Texas to the southeastern United States, after damaging overnight storms in the Northeast region of the country, the National Weather Service said.

No more 'internment camps': Democrats disrupt congressional hearing

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:48am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Decrying "internment camps," Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration's policy of detaining immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Washington residents to vote on plan to give tipped workers a raise

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:43am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington residents on Tuesday are voting on a proposal that would more than quadruple the minimum wage for tipped workers, including servers, bartenders and hairstylists, to $15 an hour, matching that of other workers in the U.S. capital.

Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:01am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law. 

Inside the prison hospice where no inmate dies alone

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:32am
VACAVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - One of Fernando Murillo's greatest fears is dying in prison.

California deals with dementia among aging inmates

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 9:43am
STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) - California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88.

Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 6:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices.

Trump, U.S. Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation.

Nick Hague dreamed of the stars as a boy, now he's heading to space

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:12am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - As a boy growing up in Kansas, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.

White House defends immigration policy as outrage grows over children

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:26am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.

Woman rescued after trapped in collapse building in New York

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman was rescued after she was trapped in rubble when a vacant seven-story building partially collapsed onto smaller buildings in Poughkeepsie, New York, during a brief thunderstorm on Monday, the city's mayor said.

Kansas judge strikes down voter ID law

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:37pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge struck down a Kansas law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in a decision on Monday that could make voter registration easier in the state in the run-up to November mid-term elections.

Turkey indicts father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member: report

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:30pm
(Reuters) - Mehmet Kanter, the father of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, has been indicted by a Turkish court on charges he was "a member of a terrorist organization," Turkish state media reported on Monday.

Maryland woman pleads guilty to using IDs from massive U.S. government hack

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Maryland woman pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in a scheme to use identification data stolen in a massive 2015 data hack of a U.S. government agency to get fraudulent personal and vehicle loans through a Virginia-based credit union, the Justice Department said.

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