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U.S. top court set to rule on religious rights; travel ban looms

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:02:46 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case involving limits on public funding for churches and other religious entities as the justices issue the final ....
U.S. judge asked to expand order blocking Iraqis' deportation

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:33:54 -0400

The advocacy group filed an amended complaint seeking to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement from deporting Iraqis from anywhere in the United States while a federal judge weighs the case of the ....
Texas mother charged in deaths of toddlers left in hot car

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:52:51 -0400

Cynthia Randolph, 24, was being held on Saturday on $200,000 bail for the deaths of her 16-month-old son and 2-year-old daughter last month, Danie Huffman, a spokeswoman for the Parker County Sheriff'....
Florida block party shooting leaves one dead, four wounded

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:08:07 -0400

(Reuters) - Police said on Saturday they were searching for a suspect or suspects who fired gunshots at a large neighborhood block party in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the early hours of the morning,....
Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:53:55 -0400

By Jeff Mason and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhau....
Factbox: Where Republican U.S. senators stand on healthcare bill

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:53:55 -0400

(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans' legislation to overhaul Obamacare hit roadblocks almost as soon as it was unveiled: opposition from all 48 Democratic and independent senators and four conserv....
U.S. Marine Corps to resume F-35 operations a day after suspension at Arizona base

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:38:45 -0400

The jets are from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 based at Air Station Yuma in Arizona. Mark Wise, commanding general of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing had decided on Thursday to suspend flight operatio....
Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:06:15 -0400

A Tennessee jury on Friday found a former Vanderbilt University football player guilty of raping an unconscious female student in a teammate's dormitory room in 2013. The Nashville jury found Brandon....
Gunman in California UPS shooting targeted co-workers for slayings

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:04:31 -0400

Investigators have yet to examine the contents of computers, cell phones and a journal seized from the gunman's home in their search for clues to the June 14 attack, San Francisco Police Commander Gre....
Judge orders release of Uzbek suspect on terror charges

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:55:08 -0400

U.S. District Judge John Kane granted the petition filed by Jamshid Muhtorov, who claims he should be given bail after repeated delays in the case violated his right to a speedy trial. Muhtorov, 40, ....
U.S. government narrows focus of counter-extremism program

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:28:29 -0400

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday announced changes to a $10 million government grant program, narrowing its focus around efforts to combat Islamist extremism. In an update to awards....
North Korea says U.S. student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:46:55 -0400

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that Warmbier had died b....
Factbox: Where Republican U.S. senators stand on healthcare bill

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:17:00 -0400

(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans' legislation to overhaul Obamacare hit roadblocks almost as soon as it was unveiled: opposition from all 48 Democratic and independent senators and four conserv....
Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:17:00 -0400

By Jeff Mason and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhau....
At women-only salon in Brooklyn, Muslim-Americans prepare for Eid

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:14:54 -0400

Nevien Shehadeh, 19, was one of many Muslim women who chose Le'Jemalik Salon and Boutique in New York's borough of Brooklyn on Friday to prepare for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The beauty salon, designe....
U.S. government narrows focus of counter-extremism program

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:00:01 -0400

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday announced changes to a $10 million government grant program, narrowing its focus around efforts to combat Islamist extremism. In an update to awards....
Reputed New York gangster released from prison at age 100

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:49:08 -0400

Franzese has been in and out of prison for much of his adult life, having been granted parole by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons at least six times, Newsday reported. Federal prison officials could not be....
Ahead of Modi visit, U.S. sees no threat to Pakistan from arms deal with India

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:44:15 -0400

By Sanjeev Miglani and David Brunnstrom NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the United States expected to authorize India's purchase of naval drones, a senior White House official cautioned on Frid....
Judge orders two Wisconsin youth detention centers to improve conditions

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:32:52 -0400

The preliminary injunction requires the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to reach an agreement on detainee treatment with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Juvenile Law Center, which in Ja....
Ex-lottery worker has Iowa conviction voided, still faces prison

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:10:04 -0400

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that state prosecutors waited beyond the three-year statute of limitations to bring charges against Eddie Tipton, a security expert with the Multi-State Lottery Associatio....
Pentagon weighs possible delay in new transgender recruits

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:44:36 -0400

The Pentagon said on Friday it was reviewing recommendations from the U.S. military chiefs that included calls for more time to implement plans to allow new transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed....
Illinois governor signs bill targeting repeat gun offenders

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:42:28 -0400

Repeat gun offenders in Illinois will face longer prison sentences under a bill Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law on Friday that aims to curb gun violence in Chicago, which has long struggled wit....
Iraqi forces battle toward heart of Mosul's Old City

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:41:06 -0400

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul's Old City on Friday, and said they aimed to open routes for civilians to flee Islamic St....
Convicted felon Jack Abramoff registers to return to lobbying

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:31:53 -0400

Jack Abramoff, a high-profile American lobbyist who served four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to bribing U.S. government officials, has officially returned to lobbying, acco....
Trump administration sides with Texas on sanctuary city law court fight

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:00:17 -0400

The Trump administration filed court papers on Friday to support a Texas state law that would punish so-called "sanctuary cities" and is seeking to argue in court hearings next week in favor of the le....
Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati cop

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:12:32 -0400

For the second time, a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop. Officer Ray Tensing....
Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, is out of ICU

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:50:37 -0400

Steve Scalise, the Louisiana lawmaker shot last week at a U.S. congressional baseball team practice, is no longer in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he is being treated and remains in fa....
Republican Senator Heller opposes healthcare bill: MSNBC

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:30:13 -0400

(Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Dean Heller said on Friday he would not support a healthcare bill unveiled by the Senate Republican leadership in its current form, becoming the fifth Republican se....
Supreme Court limits rights of property owners

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:41:16 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with governments and laid out a formula for determining when landowners are owed compensation in a case involving a ....
What does Italy's Berlusconi like about Trump? His wife

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:37:41 -0400

Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies' man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, Melania....
Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill: White House

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:35:35 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump is very pleased with the draft healthcare bill Senate Republican leaders have unveiled and wants to continue to "push it forward," the White House said on Friday. "The pre....
NBC's NY television reporter Gabe Pressman dies at 93

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:03:12 -0400

Credited as New York's first television journalist, Pressman started his career as a newspaper reporter, moved into radio and arrived at WNBC-TV in New York in 1956, the station said. Over the course....
U.S. top court sides with immigrant over faulty legal advice

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:30:46 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday threw out a legal immigrant's drug conviction on the grounds that his lawyer had failed to advise him that he could be deported to his native South Korea if found guil....
White House says hopeful healthcare reform to be completed by August: Fox News

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:01:33 -0400

The White House is hopeful Congress can complete action on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare by the time lawmakers go on recess in August, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Friday. Spice....
U.S. prosecutors seek 35 years in prison for meningitis outbreak exec

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:05:03 -0400

Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence a Massachusetts pharmacy executive to at least 35 years in prison after he was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges for his role in a deadly 2....
Factbox: Where key U.S. Republican senators stand on healthcare bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:06:57 -0400

U.S. Senate Republicans offered a bill on Thursday to overhaul Obamacare, the next phase in the party's long war against the 2010 law enacted by then-Democratic President Barack Obama. The legislatio....
Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:06:57 -0400

U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the bill's fate was quickly throw....
Remnants of tropical storm drench U.S. Gulf Coast, spawn twisters, flooding

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:33:13 -0400

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy brought tornadoes and flooding to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Thursday and its heavy rains will drench much of the eastern United States in coming days, forecasters sai....
Judge accepts sweeping reforms of Arizona death penalty protocols

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:39:20 -0400

The changes were part of a settlement reached in a 2014 lawsuit brought by seven death row inmates who argued Arizona's lethal injection practices were experimental, secretive and caused inmates prolo....
Judge says San Francisco can subpoena Uber for driver information

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:01:13 -0400

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California state judge said on Thursday that San Francisco can demand from Uber records containing the ride-hailing company's driver contact informat....
Factbox: How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:01:01 -0400

(Reuters) - After weeks of discussions behind closed doors, the U.S. Senate unveiled a draft of its healthcare bill on Thursday that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare....
Appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:31:25 -0400

A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled 2-1 to uphold a federal judge's ruling last year that overturned Dassey's conviction for a 2005 murder. Magistrate Judge W....
Son of New York pizzeria owner gets 20 years in drug case

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:28:10 -0400

The son of a New York pizzeria owner was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy linked to organized crime. Angelo Gigliotti, 36, was sentenced by....
U.S. on track to supply India with 22 Guardian drones: source

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:47:45 -0400

The United States is on track to announce plans to supply India with 22 Guardian drones in a deal worth more than $2 billion, a source familiar with the deal said on Thursday. The approval of the sal....
Suspect in Michigan airport stabbing attempted to buy gun before attack

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:36:50 -0400

The man charged with stabbing an airport police officer in Michigan unsuccessfully attempted to purchase a gun before the attack, which is being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials ....
Texas man charged with hate crime for January mosque fire

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:33:18 -0400

A federal grand jury in Victoria, Texas, has charged Marq Perez, 25, with a hate crime on suspicion of setting fire to a mosque there on Jan. 28, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. If conv....
U.S. sues to stop western hospital system from buying clinics

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:21:52 -0400

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust enforcers have filed a complaint aimed at stopping a big hospital system in the western United States from buying a series of clinics. The lawsui....
Factbox: Where key U.S. Republican senators stand on healthcare bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:20:13 -0400

U.S. Senate Republicans offered a bill on Thursday to overhaul Obamacare, the next phase in the party's long war against the 2010 law enacted by then-Democratic President Barack Obama. The legislatio....
Servicing issues may hamper U.S. student-loan forgiveness for thousands

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:08:18 -0400

Nurses, teachers and other public-sector workers expecting their outstanding student loans to soon disappear under a U.S. debt-forgiveness program could be in for a surprise, with a government report ....
Tropical depression brings flooding to U.S. Gulf Coast states

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:54:05 -0400

A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several U.S. southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama, and cut 16 percent ....