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Fire that prompted closure of parts of Yosemite Park is contained

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:46:53 -0400

More than 3,000 personnel have battled the Ferguson Fire, which ignited on July 13 and has burned through nearly 97,000 acres (39,250 hectares) of steep slopes and bone-dry terrain southwest of the pa....
U.S. Catholics 'sickened' by sex abuse report, stand by their faith

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:30:58 -0400

Many churchgoers said they were sickened and saddened by a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania but they would not let the Roman Catholic Church's....
Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant woman and daughters

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:31:59 -0400

Shanann Watts, 34, and her daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were reported missing from their home in Frederick, 25 miles north of Denver, by a family friend on Monday afternoon, touching off an exh....
Trans students: A test of identity for U.S. girls schools

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:45:05 -0400

As students who are openly transgender or non-binary - those who identify as neither male nor female - have become more visible at girls schools in recent years, educators are re-defining policies on ....
U.S. senators demand answers from Army after Reuters report on lead poisoning

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:48:26 -0400

"We write to you today concerned about recent reports of lead poisoning at a number of Army installations," the senators wrote. The letter, written by Democratic Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner o....
Texas jury finds Toyota negligent in accident, awards $242 million to family

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:22:56 -0400

The verdict by the jury in Dallas County District Court includes more than $143.6 million in punitive damages after jurors agreed that the actions of Lexus-maker Toyota Motor Corp and Toyota Motor Sal....
U.S. judge approves plan to reunite separated immigrant families

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:26:53 -0400

The plan negotiated by the U.S. government and immigrant rights advocates marked the second stage of federal efforts to reunite 2,551 children ages 5 to 17 with their parents. Sabraw, who was appoint....
Ex-lawyer of pharma executive Shkreli gets 18 months prison for fraud scheme

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:54:59 -0400

Evan Greebel, who was outside counsel to Shkreli's former company Retrophin Inc , was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in Brooklyn. The judge also ordered Greebel to pay about $10.4 mi....
U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:46:31 -0400

The D.C. Circuit Court ruling was the latest to counter efforts under President Donald Trump, a Republican, to delay environmental regulations introduced by former President Barack Obama, a Democrat. ....
Trailer at New Mexico compound had been stolen in Alabama: police

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:56:23 -0400

A camping trailer at the New Mexico compound where five people were charged with child abuse earlier this month had been stolen from an Alabama farmer and towed to the ramshackle settlement north of T....
Psychologist may examine if Reagan shooter deserves complete freedom

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:49:12 -0400

A federal judge on Friday authorized a psychologist chosen by the U.S. government to examine John Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt, in order to determine whet....
Gunman who killed five at Florida airport sentenced to life

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:41:51 -0400

Esteban Santiago, 28, had pleaded guilty in May to launching the attack, near a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6, 2017. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom had....
California judge rejects plea deal in Oakland warehouse fire

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:13:57 -0400

Families whose loved ones died in the Dec. 2, 2016 blaze in Oakland demanded a criminal trial for Derick Almena and Max Harris so they could learn more about how the tragedy unfolded, the Alameda Coun....
U.S. attorney general issues order to speed up immigrant deportations

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:50:47 -0400

Unlike the federal judiciary system, U.S. immigration courts fall under the Department of Justice and the attorney general can intervene. Sessions, a Republican former U.S. Senator appointed by Presi....
Federal probe targets Ohio State over sex abuse allegations

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:16:51 -0400

The investigation by the U.S. Department of Education will focus on what school officials knew about alleged crimes by the late Dr. Richard Strauss, OSU said on Thursday in a statement. Last month, t....
Trump says Turkey has acted badly in Brunson case

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:35:38 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States was not going to take Turkey's detention of U.S. Christian pastor Andrew Brunson "sitting down," a day....
3M to pay $9.1 million over defective military ear plugs

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:22:02 -0400

The 3M Co. has agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle allegations it knowingly sold defective combat ear plugs to the U.S. military without disclosing defects that limited the effectiveness of the heari....
Body found at New Mexico compound identified as missing boy

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:48:44 -0400

The finding came two days after a Taos County judge received death threats and Islamophobic abuse for granting bail to the five defendants, who are all black and Muslim. Authorities unearthed the boy....
Pressure mounts on Trump to deliver for Iowa ahead of elections

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:10:10 -0400

Other farmers, meanwhile, are upset that the White House has not yet followed through on a promise to reform rules that would boost demand for corn-based ethanol, one of the state's biggest businesses....
Colorado man held on suspicion of killing wife, two children

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:56:13 -0400

A Colorado man, who earlier this week pleaded for the safe return of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters after they went missing, has been arrested on suspicion of killing them, police sai....
George Washington gold coin sells for $1.7 million

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:19:21 -0400

An 18th century gold coin featuring the likeness of first U.S. President George Washington sold for $1.7 million at auction on Thursday, with the net proceeds going to charity, the auction house said.....
Do not call us Mormons or LDS Church, leaders of faith ask

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:04:50 -0400

An online guide accompanying a pronouncement from the church president also asked people to stop referring to followers of the religion as Mormons and not to use the name "LDS" as a shorthand way of d....
U.S. judge blocks programs letting 'Grand Theft Auto' players 'cheat'

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:20:25 -0400

A federal judge on Thursday awarded Take-Two Interactive Software Inc , the maker of the "Grand Theft Auto" series, a preliminary injunction to stop a Georgia man from selling programs that it said he....
Texas, refineries urged to plan storm shutdowns to cut pollution

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:30:07 -0400

Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year's Hurricane H....
U.S. judge blocks programs letting 'Grand Theft Auto' players 'cheat'

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:41:39 -0400

Take-Two had accused David Zipperer of selling computer programs called Menyoo and Absolute that let users of the "Grand Theft Auto V" multiplayer feature Grand Theft Auto Online cheat by altering the....
Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on U.S. targets

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:00:04 -0400

The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China's efforts to increase its global influence, with defense sp....
U.S. judge bars retrial of ex-Georgeson employees in bribe case

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:40:07 -0400

A federal judge on Thursday ruled prosecutors could not retry three former employees of a firm that advises companies on shareholder votes who were accused of using bribes to learn how a proxy advisor....
U.S., ACLU agree on plan to reunite separated immigrant families

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:37:46 -0400

In a Thursday court filing, U.S. Department of Justice lawyers said the changes would ensure an "efficient process" for reunifications, without requiring that parents removed from the United States be....
Body found at New Mexico compound identified as missing boy

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:35:59 -0400

A child's body found at a New Mexico compound has been identified as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, a missing 3-year-old boy whose father is one of five adults charged with child abuse at the remote settlement, ....
Vatican voices 'shame and sorrow' over damning sex abuse report

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:25:14 -0400

In a long statement that broke the Vatican's silence over a damning U.S. grand jury report that has shaken the American Church, spokesman Greg Burke said the Holy See was taking the report "with great....
Man held on suspicion of killing wife, two kids in Colorado

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:55:38 -0400

The body of a woman, believed to be the spouse of Christopher Watts, 33, has been recovered, authorities said. Watts was taken into custody late on Wednesday for the suspected murder of his wife Shan....
U.S. safety board links plugged drill pipe to Oklahoma well fire

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:02:03 -0400

There were signs that a natural gas well was not fully sealed before it exploded in January, killing five workers, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said in an updated report on the accident on Thursday.....
Vatican feels 'shame and sorrow' over U.S. grand jury report on abuse

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:38:01 -0400

The Vatican, in its first response to a damning report by a U.S. grand jury on sexual abuse of children by priests in Pennsylvania, on Thursday expressed "shame and sorrow". The grand jury on Tuesday....
U.S. judge orders review of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline route

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:57:41 -0400

A federal judge in Montana has ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, possibly delaying its construction and dealing a....
Newspapers across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on press

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:17:24 -0400

Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people....
Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:04:59 -0400

The vote comes after more than 300 hundred U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as....
Illness at Ohio Chipotle caused by food-borne bacteria: local officials

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:56:22 -0400

The outbreak last month was the latest in a series of food safety lapses at the burrito chain, and health officials said it was caused by the clostridium perfringens bacterium, which often infects foo....
Ross and Kocian add names to Nassar victims list

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:50:36 -0400

In interview with "CBS This Morning," Ross and 2016 Olympic team gold medalist Madison Kocian said a "culture of silence" within USA Gymnastics had allowed Nassar to prey on young athletes for years. ....
On first day of school, Oklahoma girl, 14, stabbed by fellow student

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:45:54 -0400

The girl, who was not identified, was flown to a local hospital and the suspect, 14, was taken into custody. It was not know what prompted the incident at Luther High School, about 25 miles (40 kms) ....
U.S. clergy sex abuse revelation fuels push to reform assault laws

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:30:19 -0400

(Corrects figure in paragraph 20 to $600 million, not billion, in this August 15 story) By Scott Malone and Gabriella Borter BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The latest revelation of widespread child sex....
El Salvador probes alleged cases of child abuse in U.S. detention centers

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:21:13 -0400

El Salvador is investigating three alleged cases of sexual abuse of minors in U.S. immigrant detention centers, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Salvador....
U.S. banks teach financial literacy with hands-on experience

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:58:53 -0400

For 45 minutes each week, she became one of 15 student tellers at the Community Spirit Bank branch at Red Bay High School in Red Bay, Alabama. Community Spirit has used a digital platform to teach Re....
Texas, refineries urged to plan storm shutdowns to cut pollution

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:26:27 -0400

Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year's Hurricane H....
U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:12:58 -0400

U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a s....
New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years: government

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:20:04 -0400

A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, federal ....
Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:10:59 -0400

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in the city of Lakewood, accuses Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission of violating his constitutional rights to free speech, freedom of religion, equal prote....
White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:48:39 -0400

The decision on Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite came in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf more than one dozen transgender people serving or who want to se....
New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years: government

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:45:28 -0400

A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, immigrat....
U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:09:50 -0400

The announcement of a fresh effort at co-operation on security issues comes at a time of strained relations between the two neighboring countries and around four months before President-elect Andres M....
Ex-NYC union head convicted of taking bribe to invest in fund

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:56:16 -0400

A former head of New York City's correction officers' union was found guilty on Wednesday of accepting a bribe to steer union money to now-defunct hedge fund Platinum Partners for investing. Norman S....