Skip to Content

U.S. News

New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years: government

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 8:20pm
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 officials said on Wednesday.
Categories: U.S. News

White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 6:48pm
A federal judge in Baltimore rejected the Trump administration's request to shield information it employed when deciding to ban transgender people from the U.S. military.
Categories: U.S. News

Ex-NYC union head convicted of taking bribe to invest in fund

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:56pm
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.
Categories: U.S. News

Pennsylvania report details decades of sexual abuse by priests

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:38pm
Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponization of faith" and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.
Categories: U.S. News

Ex-NYC union head convicted of taking bribe for investing in hedge fund

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:22pm
The 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.
Categories: U.S. News

Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor's appeal, upper court yet to rule: lawyer

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 3:24pm
One Turkish court has rejected an American Christian pastor's appeal to be released from house arrest and for his travel ban to be lifted, but an upper court is yet to rule on the appeal, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.
Categories: U.S. News

U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 2:35pm
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Mexico will set up a joint team based in Chicago to target Mexican drug cartels, their leaders, and finances, officials said on Wednesday.
Categories: U.S. News

BNSF adds to restrictions on older oil-tank cars ahead of phase-out: sources

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:04pm
BNSF Railway Inc, the largest U.S. railroad, is expanding efforts to remove older oil tank cars from its lines ahead of a federal deadline, according to three people familiar with the matter, adding to restrictions that could worsen transport bottlenecks.
Categories: U.S. News

Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin primaries surges to two-decade highs

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:25am
Voter engagement in the 2018 U.S. midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday.
Categories: U.S. News

Midwest battleground states tap candidates for midterm elections

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:25am
Voters chose nominees on Tuesday in the key battleground states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, setting up what are expected to be tight races as November's congressional elections draw near.
Categories: U.S. News

Florida school opens for class with new security after massacre

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:22am
The Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February opened on Wednesday for a new school year with three armed guards and other new security measures that some parents and students worried would not be enough.
Categories: U.S. News

New Mexico judge gets death threats after granting bail to Muslim compound members

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 8:14am
A New Mexico judge received death threats and Islamophobic abuse on Tuesday a day after she granted bail to five Muslims charged with child abuse and accused of training children at their compound to carry out attacks, court officials said.
Categories: U.S. News

In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 7:07am
Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinched Tuesday's primary election for governor.
Categories: U.S. News

Florida university latest to cut ties with China's Confucius Institute

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 5:42am
The University of North Florida will close a campus branch of a Chinese-run cultural institute, the latest U.S. college to do so amid criticism from U.S. legislators that China uses the institute to influence American higher education.
Categories: U.S. News

Lightning storms mass over California, Oregon as wildfires blaze

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:45am
Storm clouds gathered over southern Oregon and northern California early on Wednesday, threatening to spark more wildfires with lightning strikes as emergency crews battled several deadly blazes, forecasters said.
Categories: U.S. News

Mayor of Washington D.C. joins El Salvador town to celebrate migration milestone

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 3:06am
Far from U.S. President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration, the people of a small coastal town in El Salvador on Tuesday celebrated half a century of their links to Washington D.C. - joined by the capital's mayor.
Categories: U.S. News

Evacuations, rescues as 'historic' floods hit northeastern U.S.

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:41am
New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.
Categories: U.S. News

New Mexico Judge gets death threats after granting bail to compound members

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:00pm
A New Mexico judge received death threats on Tuesday a day after she granted bail to two men and three women charged with child abuse and accused of training children at their compound to carry out attacks, court officials said.
Categories: U.S. News

Yosemite reopens its valley, as flames and smoke linger

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 8:25pm
The heart of Yosemite National Park in California, shut down for nearly three weeks due to a deadly wildfire, was reopened to the public on Tuesday, but smoke lingered in the air and a key route to the park's best known landmarks remained closed.
Categories: U.S. News

Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 7:45pm
States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday's primaries there and in neighboring Minnesota could serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections.
Categories: U.S. News
Syndicate content