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Evacuation order may be lifted Friday as California wildfire slows

Domestic News from Reuters - 3 hours 30 min ago
(Reuters) - Some residents of a historic gold-mining town in central California may be able to go home on Friday as a wildfire nearby slowed its progress after destroying dozens of houses over the past several days, the local sheriff said.
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Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season tickets

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:05pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans interested in purchasing them will be asked for a 30-year commitment.
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California wildfire burns 45 buildings near Yosemite

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging wildfire in central California that has forced more than 5,000 people from their homes spread rapidly on Thursday after destroying dozens of buildings not far from Yosemite National Park, fire officials said.
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Australian woman 'didn't have to die': Minneapolis police chief

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 8:20pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Minneapolis police chief said on Thursday the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by a junior police officer violated department training and procedures, and that the victim "didn't have to die."
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Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 8:02pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to revisit a court order that blocks President Donald Trump's administration from carrying out a policy designed to threaten the granting of federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities.
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O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:21pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released from a Nevada prison in October, following an emotional hearing that centered on the botched armed robbery of his own mementos at a Las Vegas hotel that landed him behind bars for nine years.
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Television amps up, movies simmer down at Comic-Con

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 5:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From the dragons of Westeros and the "Walking Dead" zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of "Westworld," the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego's annual Comic-Con.
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Chipotle shares fall on Norovirus, rodent incidents

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 5:09pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares fell to a four-year low on Thursday after testing confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at one of the chain's Virginia restaurants and a video of rodents crawling on the floor of a Dallas shop went viral.
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Ex-Akebia employee faces losing bail in insider trading case

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:12pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Akebia Therapeutics Inc employee accused of insider trading faced the growing possibility of having his bail revoked as a U.S. prosecutor argued on Thursday that he posed a flight risk and was growing "increasingly unhinged."
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Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest: police

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.
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Baltimore to review about 100 cases of officers in suspected drug planting

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:56pm
(Reuters) - Prosecutors will review about 100 cases involving three Baltimore police officers who took part in an arrest captured on body camera video that appears to show them planting drugs, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said on Thursday.
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Delta proceeds with New York's LaGuardia $4 billion project without Goldman

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revised $4 billion plan from Delta Air Lines to renovate its terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after Goldman, Sachs & Co , a financial partner in the project, exited the deal.
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Five lawsuits aim to get Texas to enforce air quality laws

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Green groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force Texas to toughen its stance on air pollution by using stricter language in permits it issues to oil refineries and power plants.
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Musk says he gets OK to start work on New York-Washington 'hyperloop'

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 1:53pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building a high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that could cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.
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Latest Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 millio without insurance: CBO

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest version of Senate Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance coverage by 2026, the U.S. Congressional Budget office said on Thursday.
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Republicans meet late into night as Trump demands new U.S. healthcare plan

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans struggling to agree on healthcare legislation to overhaul Obamacare obeyed U.S. President Donald Trump's orders to try to swiftly reach a deal but were unable to resolve their differences in a long, late-night meeting.
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Senate panel approves Wray's nomination as FBI director

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:43am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of Christopher Wray to be FBI director following the dismissal of the agency's former chief, James Comey, by President Donald Trump.
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U.S. ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:31am
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard U.S. bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration.
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Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping to plead not guilty

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:17am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month will plead not guilty at a court hearing on Thursday, his attorney said.
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U.S. says 180 airlines implement enhanced security measures

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with the first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June.
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