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A Customs and Border Protection facility is shown in Chula Vista, California, U.S. in this picture taken July 17, 2018.        REUTERS/Mike Blake

During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO:    Venture capitalist and CAL 3 Chairman Tim Draper speaks during a press conference after announcing he has collected more than 600,000 signatures to put the plan to partition  California into three states into the November ballot in San Mateo, California, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/ Stephen Lam/File Photo

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal's validity.

Politicsan hour 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 judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States.

U.S.4 hours ago

American University in Washington ended a lockdown on Wednesday prompted by reports of a man carrying a handgun near its campus, school officials said.

Environment2 hours ago

Flames and smoke rise from a treeline in Mariposa County, California, U.S., July 17, 2018 in this still image taken from a social media video obtained July 18, 2018. INSTAGRAM/@JSTETTS/via REUTERS

A wildfire burning at the western edge of Yosemite National Park that killed a firefighter over the weekend has injured two more, officials said on Wednesday, as crews sought to gain a measure of control over the flames ahead of dangerous thunderstorms.

Environment10 minutes ago

A shark's tooth extracted from the leg of a 13-year old boy, who was attacked at Atlantique Beach in Islip, New York, U.S., is shown in this photo provided July 18, 2018.   Courtesy Jason Hager/Ocean Beach Fire Department/Handout via REUTERS

Two shark attacks were reported off Fire Island National Seashore east of New York City on Wednesday, with officials analyzing a tooth removed from one teenage victim's leg to determine what bit him, authorities said.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during an announcement at The Moynihan Train Hall in New York City, U.S., August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo widened his lead over Cynthia Nixon, an actress and activist running to his left in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election in September, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

U.S.6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Health care workers display protective gear, which hospital staff would wear to protect them from Ebola infection, inside an isolation room as part of a media tour in the emergency department of Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York October 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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.

Lifestyle4 hours ago

Nancy Nembhauser poses in front of the house with the "Starry Night" mural painted on it in Mount Dora, Florida, U.S., January 29, 2018 in this handout photo provided July 18, 2018.  Courtesy of Pacific Legal Foundation/Handout via REUTERS

A Florida couple has won a nearly year-long legal battle for their right to cover their house and wall with a mural of Vincent van Gogh's famed "The Starry Night" painting, after being told the unusual decoration violated city code.

U.S.2 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.

Environment2 hours ago

A "collapse explosion" at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday sent a surge of lava that destroyed structures in an evacuated housing development, geologists and civil defense authorities said.

Politics4 hours ago

New York and five other states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from making cooperation with federal immigration authorities a condition for receiving millions of dollars in federal funding for law enforcement.

U.S.4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A boy looks on in front of balloons bearing a picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, South Africa, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Foto

Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public on Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers said.

Environment5 hours ago

An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen

A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would have lifted strict limits on the number of remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as “glider trucks” that could be sold.

Politics5 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. judge ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed on Wednesday pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk.

Environment6 hours ago

Flames and smoke rise from a treeline in Mariposa County, California, U.S., July 17, 2018 in this still image taken from a social media video obtained July 18, 2018. INSTAGRAM/@JSTETTS/via REUTERS

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.

World News7 hours 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

North Korea will return to the United States in the coming weeks the remains of some of the American service members killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

U.S.8 hours 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.9 hours 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.

Environment9 hours 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.2 hours ago

A Customs and Border Protection facility is shown in Chula Vista, California, U.S. in this picture taken July 17, 2018.        REUTERS/Mike Blake

During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO:    Venture capitalist and CAL 3 Chairman Tim Draper speaks during a press conference after announcing he has collected more than 600,000 signatures to put the plan to partition  California into three states into the November ballot in San Mateo, California, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/ Stephen Lam/File Photo

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal's validity.

Politicsan hour 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 judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States.

U.S.4 hours ago

American University in Washington ended a lockdown on Wednesday prompted by reports of a man carrying a handgun near its campus, school officials said.

Environment2 hours ago

Flames and smoke rise from a treeline in Mariposa County, California, U.S., July 17, 2018 in this still image taken from a social media video obtained July 18, 2018. INSTAGRAM/@JSTETTS/via REUTERS

A wildfire burning at the western edge of Yosemite National Park that killed a firefighter over the weekend has injured two more, officials said on Wednesday, as crews sought to gain a measure of control over the flames ahead of dangerous thunderstorms.

Environment10 minutes ago

A shark's tooth extracted from the leg of a 13-year old boy, who was attacked at Atlantique Beach in Islip, New York, U.S., is shown in this photo provided July 18, 2018.   Courtesy Jason Hager/Ocean Beach Fire Department/Handout via REUTERS

Two shark attacks were reported off Fire Island National Seashore east of New York City on Wednesday, with officials analyzing a tooth removed from one teenage victim's leg to determine what bit him, authorities said.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during an announcement at The Moynihan Train Hall in New York City, U.S., August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo widened his lead over Cynthia Nixon, an actress and activist running to his left in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election in September, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

U.S.6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Health care workers display protective gear, which hospital staff would wear to protect them from Ebola infection, inside an isolation room as part of a media tour in the emergency department of Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York October 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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.

Lifestyle4 hours ago

Nancy Nembhauser poses in front of the house with the "Starry Night" mural painted on it in Mount Dora, Florida, U.S., January 29, 2018 in this handout photo provided July 18, 2018.  Courtesy of Pacific Legal Foundation/Handout via REUTERS

A Florida couple has won a nearly year-long legal battle for their right to cover their house and wall with a mural of Vincent van Gogh's famed "The Starry Night" painting, after being told the unusual decoration violated city code.

U.S.2 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.

Environment2 hours ago

A "collapse explosion" at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday sent a surge of lava that destroyed structures in an evacuated housing development, geologists and civil defense authorities said.

Politics4 hours ago

New York and five other states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from making cooperation with federal immigration authorities a condition for receiving millions of dollars in federal funding for law enforcement.

U.S.4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A boy looks on in front of balloons bearing a picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, South Africa, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Foto

Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public on Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers said.

Environment5 hours ago

An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen

A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would have lifted strict limits on the number of remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as “glider trucks” that could be sold.

Politics5 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. judge ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed on Wednesday pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk.

Environment6 hours ago

Flames and smoke rise from a treeline in Mariposa County, California, U.S., July 17, 2018 in this still image taken from a social media video obtained July 18, 2018. INSTAGRAM/@JSTETTS/via REUTERS

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.

World News7 hours 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

North Korea will return to the United States in the coming weeks the remains of some of the American service members killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

U.S.8 hours 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.9 hours 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.

Environment9 hours 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.

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