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Politics7 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Twenty four 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are seen in a combination from file photos (L-R top row): U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet and former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel. (L-R middle row): Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, U.S. Representatives Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Eric Swalwell, Tim Ryan, Seth Moulton, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. (L-R bottom row): Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Former Gov. John Hickenlooper, Gov. Jay Inslee, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Mayor Wayne Messam, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.   REUTERS/Files/File Photo

Democrats seeking to unseat Republican U.S. President Donald Trump in 2020 will choose from the largest and most diverse set of candidates in history - yet, so far, two older white men are leading the pack.

Politics8 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar before speaking about prescription drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, U.S., October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign believes he can turn Republicans' biggest liability from last year's congressional elections - the debate about the future of healthcare in America - into a winning issue for his reelection.

Politics19 hours ago

The logo of a McDonald's Corp <MCD.N> restaurant is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

As a part of a push to increase the minimum wage for American workers, Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday waded into a dispute between McDonald's Corp and its employees.

U.S. News8 minutes ago

Jake Patterson, 21, accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl after murdering her parents, appears via live video from jail, wearing an orange jumpsuit, during his first court appearance in Barron, Wisconsin, U.S., January 14, 2019.   Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Minneapolis Star Tribune/Pool via REUTERS

The Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs after murdering her parents and terrifying a rural community will learn on Friday whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Entertainment News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs after a hearing to change his counsel at New York Supreme court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

Harvey Weinstein, women who accused him of sexual misconduct, his former film studio's board members and the New York attorney general's office have reached a tentative $44 million deal to resolve lawsuits and compensate alleged victims of the Hollywood producer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.

Politics14 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - The current home of a military family that had to leave their on-base housing due to mold infestation is pictured in the Del Mar housing district at Camp Pendleton, California, U.S. September 26, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed $301 million in new funding to enhance housing safety and oversight on U.S. military bases, following Reuters reports documenting squalid conditions in privately run military homes, senior committee staff said Thursday.

Environment3 hours ago

Debris from destroyed homes is shown in this aerial photo after a tornado touched down overnight in Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S. May 23, 2019.    REUTERS/Drone Base

The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three people as tornadoes raked across Missouri while heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma, authorities said on Thursday.

World Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Undated handout image of American Taliban John Walker Lindh,  distributed February 5, 2002. American Taliban fighter John Walker  Lindh, described by a prosecutor as a "committed terrorist" who  abandoned his country, is to be released early from a federal prison while some U.S. lawmakers worry he still poses a security risk. REUTERS/Handout/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the pending release on Thursday of John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, and said he believed the decision needed to be reviewed.

Politics13 hours ago

The FBI, focused intently for years on combating terrorism from abroad, is turning more attention to home-grown, U.S. domestic violent extremists, a senior FBI counterterrorism official said on Thursday.

U.S. News13 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release from prison. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release from prison.

Environment3 hours ago

Heavy rains and storms slamming the central United States forced the closure of a HollyFrontier Corp refinery in Oklahoma and a portion of Tallgrass Energy LP's crude oil pipeline on Thursday.

Commodities7 hours ago

Tallgrass Energy LP said on Thursday it has shut down the south end of its Pony Express pipeline system due to flooding, and provided notice of a temporary embargo of deliveries.

U.S. Legal News9 hours ago

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Las Vegas medical billing company operator who prosecutors called the ringleader of a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of Japanese residents to 50 years in prison.

U.S. Legal News9 hours ago

New York state's financial regulator has subpoenaed four insurance brokers as part of a broad investigation into an industry in which life insurers take over corporate pension plans from companies that want to offload them, according to two people familiar with the matter.

U.S. News10 hours ago

Florida death row inmate Bobby Joe Long, convicted of the 1984 murders of eight women, poses for a prison photo at Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, U.S.  Florida Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS.  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

A 65-year-old man known as one of Florida's most notorious serial killers who was convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing eight women in 1984 was put to death on Thursday.

U.S. News11 hours ago

A 65-year-old man known as one of Florida's most notorious serial killers who had been convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing eight women in 1984 was executed on Thursday.

Politics13 hours ago

Stephen Calk, CEO of The Federal Bank of Chicago, leaves Manhattan Federal Court in New York, U.S., May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The head of a Chicago-based bank was charged in an indictment unsealed on Thursday with bribery and accused of approving $16 million in high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in a scheme to land a top Trump administration post such as secretary of the U.S. Army.

U.S. Newsa day ago

Police vehicles are deployed near the vicinity of the home of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers' home in Baldwin borough, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 27, 2018.   REUTERS/John Altdorfer

The case of Robert Bowers, the man accused of massacring 11 people at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue last year was set to return to a federal courtroom on Thursday, as prosecutors weigh whether to pursue the death penalty against him.

Healthcare & Pharmaa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Scott Rosmarin, owner and operator of Rosmarins Day Camp and Cottages, sorts campers' immunization forms at the camp office in Monroe, New York, U.S., May 20, 2019. Picture taken May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

As the United States battles its worst measles outbreak in 25 years, summer camps are tightening their policies on vaccines, with some prepared to turn away children whose parents opted not to vaccinate them against the disease.

ESGa day ago

FILE PHOTO: The Valero refinery next to the Houston Ship Channel is seen in Houston, Texas, U.S., May 5, 2019.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo

Three Texas environmental groups notified Valero Energy Corp on Wednesday of plans to file a lawsuit under the U.S. Clean Air Act for pollution at the company's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, the organizations said.

Politics7 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Twenty four 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are seen in a combination from file photos (L-R top row): U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet and former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel. (L-R middle row): Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, U.S. Representatives Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Eric Swalwell, Tim Ryan, Seth Moulton, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. (L-R bottom row): Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Former Gov. John Hickenlooper, Gov. Jay Inslee, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Mayor Wayne Messam, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.   REUTERS/Files/File Photo

Democrats seeking to unseat Republican U.S. President Donald Trump in 2020 will choose from the largest and most diverse set of candidates in history - yet, so far, two older white men are leading the pack.

Politics8 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar before speaking about prescription drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, U.S., October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign believes he can turn Republicans' biggest liability from last year's congressional elections - the debate about the future of healthcare in America - into a winning issue for his reelection.

Politics19 hours ago

The logo of a McDonald's Corp <MCD.N> restaurant is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

As a part of a push to increase the minimum wage for American workers, Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday waded into a dispute between McDonald's Corp and its employees.

U.S. News8 minutes ago

Jake Patterson, 21, accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl after murdering her parents, appears via live video from jail, wearing an orange jumpsuit, during his first court appearance in Barron, Wisconsin, U.S., January 14, 2019.   Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Minneapolis Star Tribune/Pool via REUTERS

The Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs after murdering her parents and terrifying a rural community will learn on Friday whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Entertainment News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs after a hearing to change his counsel at New York Supreme court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

Harvey Weinstein, women who accused him of sexual misconduct, his former film studio's board members and the New York attorney general's office have reached a tentative $44 million deal to resolve lawsuits and compensate alleged victims of the Hollywood producer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.

Politics14 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - The current home of a military family that had to leave their on-base housing due to mold infestation is pictured in the Del Mar housing district at Camp Pendleton, California, U.S. September 26, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed $301 million in new funding to enhance housing safety and oversight on U.S. military bases, following Reuters reports documenting squalid conditions in privately run military homes, senior committee staff said Thursday.

Environment3 hours ago

Debris from destroyed homes is shown in this aerial photo after a tornado touched down overnight in Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S. May 23, 2019.    REUTERS/Drone Base

The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three people as tornadoes raked across Missouri while heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma, authorities said on Thursday.

World Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Undated handout image of American Taliban John Walker Lindh,  distributed February 5, 2002. American Taliban fighter John Walker  Lindh, described by a prosecutor as a "committed terrorist" who  abandoned his country, is to be released early from a federal prison while some U.S. lawmakers worry he still poses a security risk. REUTERS/Handout/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the pending release on Thursday of John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, and said he believed the decision needed to be reviewed.

Politics13 hours ago

The FBI, focused intently for years on combating terrorism from abroad, is turning more attention to home-grown, U.S. domestic violent extremists, a senior FBI counterterrorism official said on Thursday.

U.S. News13 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release from prison. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release from prison.

Environment3 hours ago

Heavy rains and storms slamming the central United States forced the closure of a HollyFrontier Corp refinery in Oklahoma and a portion of Tallgrass Energy LP's crude oil pipeline on Thursday.

Commodities7 hours ago

Tallgrass Energy LP said on Thursday it has shut down the south end of its Pony Express pipeline system due to flooding, and provided notice of a temporary embargo of deliveries.

U.S. Legal News9 hours ago

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Las Vegas medical billing company operator who prosecutors called the ringleader of a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of Japanese residents to 50 years in prison.

U.S. Legal News9 hours ago

New York state's financial regulator has subpoenaed four insurance brokers as part of a broad investigation into an industry in which life insurers take over corporate pension plans from companies that want to offload them, according to two people familiar with the matter.

U.S. News10 hours ago

Florida death row inmate Bobby Joe Long, convicted of the 1984 murders of eight women, poses for a prison photo at Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, U.S.  Florida Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS.  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

A 65-year-old man known as one of Florida's most notorious serial killers who was convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing eight women in 1984 was put to death on Thursday.

U.S. News11 hours ago

A 65-year-old man known as one of Florida's most notorious serial killers who had been convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing eight women in 1984 was executed on Thursday.

Politics13 hours ago

Stephen Calk, CEO of The Federal Bank of Chicago, leaves Manhattan Federal Court in New York, U.S., May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The head of a Chicago-based bank was charged in an indictment unsealed on Thursday with bribery and accused of approving $16 million in high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in a scheme to land a top Trump administration post such as secretary of the U.S. Army.

U.S. Newsa day ago

Police vehicles are deployed near the vicinity of the home of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers' home in Baldwin borough, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 27, 2018.   REUTERS/John Altdorfer

The case of Robert Bowers, the man accused of massacring 11 people at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue last year was set to return to a federal courtroom on Thursday, as prosecutors weigh whether to pursue the death penalty against him.

Healthcare & Pharmaa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Scott Rosmarin, owner and operator of Rosmarins Day Camp and Cottages, sorts campers' immunization forms at the camp office in Monroe, New York, U.S., May 20, 2019. Picture taken May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

As the United States battles its worst measles outbreak in 25 years, summer camps are tightening their policies on vaccines, with some prepared to turn away children whose parents opted not to vaccinate them against the disease.

ESGa day ago

FILE PHOTO: The Valero refinery next to the Houston Ship Channel is seen in Houston, Texas, U.S., May 5, 2019.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo

Three Texas environmental groups notified Valero Energy Corp on Wednesday of plans to file a lawsuit under the U.S. Clean Air Act for pollution at the company's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, the organizations said.

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