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U.S.7 hours ago

Inmate Steven Goff connects his JPay tablet device to a kiosk inside the East Jersey State Prison in Rahway, New Jersey, U.S., July 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Marvin Worthy, confined to a New Jersey state prison since 2004, cannot watch his son play basketball or visit him in college. But for the past three years, a tablet computer has kept their relationship alive.

Politics34 minutes ago

Public figure Maria Butina (R) attends a meeting of a group of experts, affiliated to the government of Russia, in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on July 17, 2018. Press Service of Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation/Handout via REUTERS

The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to detain alleged Russian agent Maria Butina pending her trial, saying she poses a serious flight risk, has ties to Russian intelligence and will likely appeal to people in the Russian government to help her flee.

U.S.an hour ago

New York City has agreed to pay $20.8 million to settle federal discrimination charges brought by registered nurses and midwives who said their work was not recognized as "physically taxing," the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

U.S.21 minutes ago

Washington insider Edward Weidenfeld, who advised six U.S. Presidents, co-owns a company that grows and sells marijuana. Fred Katayama reports.

Edward Weidenfeld is a successful Washington lawyer with ties to the political elite. He has worked as a senior adviser to six U.S. Presidents, including serving as general counsel to Republican Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign.

U.S.26 minutes ago

A Texas man was found guilty this week of a hate crime in the burning of a local mosque in January 2017, an attack that a rights group on Wednesday connected to an increase in anti-Muslim incidents in the United States.

U.S.an hour ago

A Georgia high school teacher who fired a handgun after he barricaded himself inside an empty classroom was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the incident, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Environmentan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler addresses staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has eased Obama-era standards on the disposal of toxic coal ash, a move expected to be the agency's first revision of the standards and one that was slammed by environmentalists.

U.S.an hour ago

Death Row inmate Robert Van Hook, is shown in this undated photo provided July 17, 2018.  Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction/Handout via REUTERS

Ohio executed by lethal injection a man convicted of a 1985 murder and mutilation on Wednesday, in the state's third execution since it lifted a temporary halt last year on carrying out death sentences.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A view of the seal from the Alabama Republican Party office in Hoover, Alabama, U.S. November 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Marvin Gentry/File Photo

U.S. Representative Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, has decisively won a runoff election against a former Democrat-turned-Trump supporter.

U.S.16 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

More than half of Americans disapprove of the way U.S. President Donald Trump is handling relations with Russia, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after his controversial summit and joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

World News33 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with cabinet members, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The United States will receive the remains of American service members in the coming weeks from North Korea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

U.S.3 hours ago

Suspect Emanuel Lopes, 20, looks on during his arraignment in the shooting deaths of Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna and a bystander, in District Court, in Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S., July 17, 2018.  Greg Derr/The Patriot Ledger/Pool via REUTERS

A Massachusetts man suspected of killing a police officer and a bystander with the officer's pistol will not be formally charged on Monday because he is still recovering from wounds sustained during a gunfight with police, officials said.

Environment14 hours ago

A fierce California wildfire crept toward the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Tuesday as crews fought through steep, often inaccessible terrain and thick smoke to protect a string of small mountain communities in the path of the flames.

U.S.16 hours ago

Death Row inmate Christopher Young is shown in this undated handout photo provided July 16, 2018.  Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Handout via REUTERS

Texas executed a man on Tuesday for murdering a store owner during a robbery in 2004, despite calls from some relatives of the victim that his life be spared.

U.S.18 hours ago

Public figure Maria Butina (R) attends a meeting of a group of experts, affiliated to the government of Russia, in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on July 17, 2018. Press Service of Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. grand jury returned an indictment against a Russian woman on Tuesday, and added a charge accusing her of acting as a Russian government agent while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups.

U.S.18 hours ago

A member of the FBI leaves the Mandalay Bay hotel following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The owners of Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas hotel from which a gunman launched the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, have filed countersuits against victims seeking immunity from damage claims they might bring.

U.S.18 hours ago

Jose Gilberto Rodriguez.   Houston Police/via REUTERS

A suspect in the killings of at least three people in a weekend crime spree in the Houston area was arrested on Tuesday, bringing some relief after police warned residents in and around the largest city in Texas to be on "high alert."

Environment18 hours ago

A hole, punched through the roof of a tourist boat, is seen, after lava from the Mount Kilauea volcano exploded in the sea off Kapoho, Hawaii, U.S. July 16, 2018. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources/Handout via REUTERS

Tour boats offering a close-up look at lava pouring from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean returned to the waters off the Big Island on Tuesday under new safety rules, a day after 23 passengers were injured by ash and molten rock.

U.S.19 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a new "zero tolerance" policy by the Trump administration, are shown walking in single file between tents in their compound next to the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Lawyers for immigrant families separated by the U.S. government at the border with Mexico said a federal judge's order barring rapid deportations until at least next Tuesday would give their clients breathing room as they decided their next steps.

World News19 hours ago

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters at the Capitol as fallout continued over U.S. President Donald Trump's Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Washington, U.S., July 17, 2018. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

U.S. President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russia accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and some U.S. lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for U.S. intelligence agencies.

U.S.7 hours ago

Inmate Steven Goff connects his JPay tablet device to a kiosk inside the East Jersey State Prison in Rahway, New Jersey, U.S., July 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Marvin Worthy, confined to a New Jersey state prison since 2004, cannot watch his son play basketball or visit him in college. But for the past three years, a tablet computer has kept their relationship alive.

Politics34 minutes ago

Public figure Maria Butina (R) attends a meeting of a group of experts, affiliated to the government of Russia, in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on July 17, 2018. Press Service of Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation/Handout via REUTERS

The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to detain alleged Russian agent Maria Butina pending her trial, saying she poses a serious flight risk, has ties to Russian intelligence and will likely appeal to people in the Russian government to help her flee.

U.S.an hour ago

New York City has agreed to pay $20.8 million to settle federal discrimination charges brought by registered nurses and midwives who said their work was not recognized as "physically taxing," the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

U.S.21 minutes ago

Washington insider Edward Weidenfeld, who advised six U.S. Presidents, co-owns a company that grows and sells marijuana. Fred Katayama reports.

Edward Weidenfeld is a successful Washington lawyer with ties to the political elite. He has worked as a senior adviser to six U.S. Presidents, including serving as general counsel to Republican Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign.

U.S.26 minutes ago

A Texas man was found guilty this week of a hate crime in the burning of a local mosque in January 2017, an attack that a rights group on Wednesday connected to an increase in anti-Muslim incidents in the United States.

U.S.an hour ago

A Georgia high school teacher who fired a handgun after he barricaded himself inside an empty classroom was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the incident, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Environmentan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler addresses staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has eased Obama-era standards on the disposal of toxic coal ash, a move expected to be the agency's first revision of the standards and one that was slammed by environmentalists.

U.S.an hour ago

Death Row inmate Robert Van Hook, is shown in this undated photo provided July 17, 2018.  Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction/Handout via REUTERS

Ohio executed by lethal injection a man convicted of a 1985 murder and mutilation on Wednesday, in the state's third execution since it lifted a temporary halt last year on carrying out death sentences.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A view of the seal from the Alabama Republican Party office in Hoover, Alabama, U.S. November 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Marvin Gentry/File Photo

U.S. Representative Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, has decisively won a runoff election against a former Democrat-turned-Trump supporter.

U.S.16 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

More than half of Americans disapprove of the way U.S. President Donald Trump is handling relations with Russia, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after his controversial summit and joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

World News33 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with cabinet members, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The United States will receive the remains of American service members in the coming weeks from North Korea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

U.S.3 hours ago

Suspect Emanuel Lopes, 20, looks on during his arraignment in the shooting deaths of Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna and a bystander, in District Court, in Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S., July 17, 2018.  Greg Derr/The Patriot Ledger/Pool via REUTERS

A Massachusetts man suspected of killing a police officer and a bystander with the officer's pistol will not be formally charged on Monday because he is still recovering from wounds sustained during a gunfight with police, officials said.

Environment14 hours ago

A fierce California wildfire crept toward the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Tuesday as crews fought through steep, often inaccessible terrain and thick smoke to protect a string of small mountain communities in the path of the flames.

U.S.16 hours ago

Death Row inmate Christopher Young is shown in this undated handout photo provided July 16, 2018.  Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Handout via REUTERS

Texas executed a man on Tuesday for murdering a store owner during a robbery in 2004, despite calls from some relatives of the victim that his life be spared.

U.S.18 hours ago

Public figure Maria Butina (R) attends a meeting of a group of experts, affiliated to the government of Russia, in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on July 17, 2018. Press Service of Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. grand jury returned an indictment against a Russian woman on Tuesday, and added a charge accusing her of acting as a Russian government agent while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups.

U.S.18 hours ago

A member of the FBI leaves the Mandalay Bay hotel following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The owners of Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas hotel from which a gunman launched the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, have filed countersuits against victims seeking immunity from damage claims they might bring.

U.S.18 hours ago

Jose Gilberto Rodriguez.   Houston Police/via REUTERS

A suspect in the killings of at least three people in a weekend crime spree in the Houston area was arrested on Tuesday, bringing some relief after police warned residents in and around the largest city in Texas to be on "high alert."

Environment18 hours ago

A hole, punched through the roof of a tourist boat, is seen, after lava from the Mount Kilauea volcano exploded in the sea off Kapoho, Hawaii, U.S. July 16, 2018. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources/Handout via REUTERS

Tour boats offering a close-up look at lava pouring from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean returned to the waters off the Big Island on Tuesday under new safety rules, a day after 23 passengers were injured by ash and molten rock.

U.S.19 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a new "zero tolerance" policy by the Trump administration, are shown walking in single file between tents in their compound next to the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Lawyers for immigrant families separated by the U.S. government at the border with Mexico said a federal judge's order barring rapid deportations until at least next Tuesday would give their clients breathing room as they decided their next steps.

World News19 hours ago

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters at the Capitol as fallout continued over U.S. President Donald Trump's Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Washington, U.S., July 17, 2018. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

U.S. President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russia accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and some U.S. lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for U.S. intelligence agencies.

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