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Aliens, apocalypse, lightning? ... No, just a meteor rocking Michigan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:09:52 -0500

(Reuters) - A bright meteor briefly swept across the sky over parts of the U.S. Midwest and Canada on Tuesday, weather and geology agencies said, and then caused a powerful explosion that rattled home....
Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:24:47 -0500

Filing charges against the officers marks the Navy's latest effort to address the problems that led to collisions involving its warships in Asia, in which 17 sailors were killed. The Navy has already....
House Republicans mull funding extension; 'Dreamer' deal not set

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:18:37 -0500

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure woul....
Police still baffled by discovery of 13 starved, abused siblings

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:11:43 -0500

By Alan Devall and Bob Mezan PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - Police said on Tuesday they were still seeking answers after finding 13 siblings starving in their parents' squalid Southern California home, s....
California parents accused of starving, shackling children tried to seem normal

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:53:56 -0500

David Turpin, a 57-year-old floppy-haired engineer, and his wife Louise, smiled in the pictures and shared a kiss, laughing next to Tinkerbell in one and renewing their marriage vows in Las Vegas in a....
U.S. judge excludes 70,000 women from Sterling Jewelers sex bias lawsuit

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:46:42 -0500

A U.S. judge on Tuesday overturned an arbitrator's ruling allowing about 70,000 women to take part in a nationwide sex discrimination case against Sterling Jewelers Inc even though they had not opted ....
U.S. House panel to hold hearing on emergency alerts after Hawaii error

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:45:17 -0500

A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Tuesday it planned a hearing to review a false missile alert sent in Hawaii over the weekend that stirred panic and anger in the Pacific island state. Th....
'Chelsea bomber' tried to radicalize fellow inmates, U.S. prosecutors say

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:27:14 -0500

The New Jersey man found guilty last year of planting two homemade bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, one of which wounded 30 people, has tried to radicalize fellow inmates with Islamic State ....
Pay dispute at New York's main produce market could lead to strike

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:25:44 -0500

Workers at the market that supplies New York City with much of its fresh fruits and vegetables were prepared to go on strike as early as Wednesday for the first time since 1986 if negotiators failed t....
Second U.S. winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:51:01 -0500

By Alana Wise NEW YORK (Reuters) - A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a fur....
U.S. government shutdown looms amid immigration battle

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:50:25 -0500

(Note language that may offend some readers) By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the Whi....
Victim of ex-USA gymnastics doctor says abuse led to dad's suicide

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:33:56 -0500

By Brendan McDermid LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - One of the victims of USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting dozens of girls, on Tuesday blamed the disgraced docto....
Ex-CIA officer arrested for retaining classified information

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:01:08 -0500

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested at a U.S. airport on Monday night in connection with charges that he illegally retained highly class....
U.S. Hispanic Caucus head rejects Senate 'Dreamer' immigration deal

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:27:51 -0500

U.S. Democratic Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, expressed opposition on Tuesday to a bipartisan Senate immigration deal set to be unveiled on Wednesda....
Starved California siblings treated after rescue from 'horrific' home

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:24:40 -0500

David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49 - had subjected their children to abuse behind the doors of their darkened, foul-smelling home, Captain Greg Fellows of the Riverside County Sheriff'....
Former Fiat Chrysler exec expected to plead guilty in payments probe: sources

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:58:52 -0500

Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli is expected to plead guilty in connection with a U.S. Justice Department investigation into allegations he made at least $1.2 milli....
Wage dispute at NY City's main produce market could lead to strike

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:57:16 -0500

The market that supplies New York City with most of its fresh fruits and vegetables faces the prospect of its first work stoppage since 1986 if last-ditch bargaining on Tuesday fails to bridge pay dif....
Widow of Eagles guitarist Frey sues NYC hospital for wrongful death

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:57:01 -0500

The widow of Glenn Frey on Tuesday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan over its treatment of the former co-lead singer and guitarist for The Eagles before he died ....
Trump administration to appeal 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:18:07 -0500

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of t....
U.S. Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:32:36 -0500

By Yeganeh Torbati and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under intense questioning from Democratic senators, said on Tuesday she did not hear Pres....
Factbox: High-profile recent U.S. captivity cases

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:23:33 -0500

- Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight: Former school bus driver Ariel Castro of Cleveland was charged in 2013 with kidnapping three young women and keeping them captive as sex slaves in his....
Four South Carolina police wounded exchanging gunfire with suspect

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:06:44 -0500

Police responded to an emergency call late Monday night about a man assaulting a woman at a home outside the small city of York, sheriff's office spokesman Trent Faris told reporters at a news confere....
U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade: Gallup

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:47:18 -0500

By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according t....
U.S. top court rejects former New York lawmaker Silver's appeal

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:37:17 -0500

Silver, a Democrat, had appealed a July 2017 lower court ruling that set aside his conviction because of a 2016 Supreme Court precedent but concluded that prosecutors had "sufficient" evidence to prov....
Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties: report

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:03:24 -0500

Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a polit....
Three still missing in California's deadly mudslides

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:21:19 -0500

(Reuters) - The number of people missing from last week's deadly Southern California mudslides fell to three on Monday as hundreds of rescue workers searched for survivors from the rain-driven slides ....
Thirteen siblings found chained in California home; parents charged

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:54:12 -0500

By Mike Blake PERRY, Calif. (Reuters) - A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, ....
Thirteen siblings found chained, starving in California home; parents charged

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:52:18 -0500

(Reuters) - Thirteen malnourished siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were rescued by police in California from a house where some of them had been chained to beds, and their parents have been char....
LeBron James says Trump has emboldened racists in the U.S.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:01:22 -0500

(Note language that may offend some readers in fourth paragraph) By Rory Carroll (Reuters) - Basketball star LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers said on Monday President Donald Trump has embolde....
North Carolina mother kills two children, jumps off bridge

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:21:37 -0500

After 34-year-old Christina Treadway's suicide on Saturday, police found Isaiah Miller, 7, and Iliyah Miller, 3, with life-threatening injuries at their home, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departme....
California rescuers search for victims of deadly mudslides

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:23:55 -0500

(Reuters) - The search for victims of last week's deadly Southern California mudslides pushed into Monday, with hundreds of rescue workers with dogs and scanners hunting for four people still listed a....
Hawaii says lack of adequate fail-safe measures led to false missile alert

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 22:05:08 -0500

Human error and a lack of adequate fail-safe measures during a civil defense warning drill led to the false missile alert that stirred panic across Hawaii over the weekend, a state emergency managemen....
Trump denies saying he probably had good relationship with Kim

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:45:37 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday disputed a newspaper's account of an interview with him last week in which he was quoted as saying he probably had a "very good relationship" with North Korean le....
Twenty now dead in California mudslides, major highway closed

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:44:58 -0500

By Caroline Anderson LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from Southern California mudslides that swallowed dozens of homes and forced the closure of a major highway along the picturesque Santa Bar....
Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' keeps door open for DACA deal

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:00:27 -0500

By Steve Holland WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday "I'm not a racist" in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African cou....
Motor racing-Dan Gurney, all American racer, dead at 86

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:01:37 -0500

"With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today, January 14, 2018," it said. The family said Gurney, whose Formula One career spanned one of the most ....
Dennis Rodman arrested on DUI suspicion in California

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:38:11 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman was released from jail in California on Sunday after being arrested hours earlier on suspicion of driving under the influence, Newport Beach p....
Fire engulfs casino shuttle boat off Florida coast, 15 injured

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:13:28 -0500

At least 15 people were injured when a fire engulfed a boat off the coast of Florida on Sunday, causing the 50 people aboard to jump into the Gulf of Mexico and swim to shore, local officials said. A....
FCC says appears Hawaii had no safeguard to stop missile scare

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:59:33 -0500

Hawaii apparently did not have adequate safeguards in place to prevent a false emergency alert about a missile attack that panicked residents for more than a half-hour before it was withdrawn, a feder....
Twenty dead as search for California mudslide survivors grinds on

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:18:51 -0500

By Paula Lehman-Ewing LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone ali....
Missile false alarm causes panic for PGA Tour players

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:36:33 -0500

(Reuters) - Some of the world's top professional golfers were panicked by a false report of an incoming ballistic missile in Hawaii on Saturday, with one hiding under a mattress and another fleeing to....
Transgender U.S. military recruits enlist amid uncertainty

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:12:55 -0500

Transgender Americans are openly enlisting in the U.S. military for the first time, saying they feel confident that court rulings blocking Republican President Donald Trump's ban on their service will....
Trump denies saying he probably had good relationship with Kim

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:51:19 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday disputed a newspaper's account of an interview with him last week in which he was quoted as saying he probably has a very good relationship with North Korean lead....
Strangers at home, Salvadoran deportees welcomed at call centers

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:03:35 -0500

Alexander Ramos was deported to El Salvador from the United States seven years ago, forced to leave jobs as a gardener and at McDonald's after getting caught driving without a license. Back in his na....
U.S. resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:15:59 -0500

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on its website that people who previously received a grant of protection under the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may apply for a renew....
Tears and panic as false missile alert unnerves Hawaii

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:44:02 -0500

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - Panic and confusion swept Hawaii on Saturday as a mistaken alert about a ballistic missile attack spread across the Pacific U.S. state, sending residents and touris....
Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, five still missing

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:28:20 -0500

By Paula Lehman-Ewing LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from mudslides that devastated parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County rose to 19 on Saturday amid a massive influx of emergency....
Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:07:04 -0500

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency man....
FCC says launching full inquiry into false Hawaii missile alert

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:15:58 -0500

The alerts to Hawaii cellphone users were issued at about 8:07 a.m. local time (1807 GMT), saying "ballistic missile threat inbound" and urging residents to seek shelter immediately. The message als....
Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 18:04:27 -0500

An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong but....