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FILE PHOTO: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello speaks during a Facebook live broadcast in the library of the governor's mansion, in San Juan, Puerto Rico January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File Photo

Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello may resign on Wednesday after 11 days of protests against his administration, local media reported, but some protesters warned his resignation would not end demonstrations.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A bathroom sign welcomes both genders in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Transgender people in North Carolina can use any public restroom in state-run buildings that conforms with their gender identity under a U.S. court settlement approved on Tuesday, in the latest turn of a long-running dispute that divided the state.

U.S. Legal News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A farmer harvests his field at his farm in Pecatonica, Illinois, U.S., July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Lott/File Photo

The U.S. government will pay a minimum of $15 per acre to farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's trade war with China under an aid package to be unveiled before the end of the week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Tuesday.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees watch from a window as activists hold the "Shutdown ICE" rally in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy

A scant 35 people were taken into custody during a long-threatened U.S. enforcement action that targeted more than 2,100 immigrants who had been ordered deported, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Tuesday.

Politics2 hours ago

The U.S. Senate is set to vote on Wednesday to confirm a former airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration.

Politics8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow (L) speaks with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine at a meeting with U.S. Governors at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors.

Environment5 hours ago

Flames raged mostly unchecked for a third day through America's largest ponderosa pine forest, threatening thousands of residents in and around Flagstaff, Arizona, but firefighters made the most of afternoon rains on Tuesday to finally take the offensive.

Politics20 hours ago

Monae Davis poses for a portrait after an interview at a halfway house in Buffalo, New York, U.S., July 16, 2019. Picture taken July 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario

Monae Davis walked out of prison on March 7, thanks to a new law that eased some of the harshest aspects of the United States' war on drugs.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A worker places packaged food onto a counter inside of a food distribution center on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, U.S. January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a rule to tighten food stamp eligibility that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials said, drawing ire from Democratic senators and advocacy groups.

U.S. News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A bison walks in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, U.S. on August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo/File Photo

A nine-year-old girl visiting Yellowstone National Park was struck and thrown into the air by a charging bison, park officials said on Tuesday, but she survived the attack and was released after being treated at the Old Faithful Lodge.

Arts2 hours ago

The Nike "Moon Shoe" one of only about 12 pairs of the handmade running shoe designed by Nike co-founder and legendary Oregon University track coach Bill Bowerman, is seen in this Sotheby's image released on July 11, 2019. Courtesy Sotheby's/Handout via REUTERS

A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike Inc, sold for $437,500 on Tuesday, shattering the record for a pair of sneakers at public auction.

ESG3 hours ago

A radiological technician looks at the chest x-ray of a retired coal miner who has complicated black lung disease, in St. Charles, Virginia, U.S., May 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A group of coal miners afflicted with black lung disease met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as part of an effort to convince lawmakers to restore a higher excise tax on coal companies to help fund their medical care, but several said the meeting left them discouraged.

Politics5 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump looks on as Mark Esper shakes hands with Associate Justice Samuel Alito after Esper was sworn in as the new Secretary of Defense while Esper's wife Leah Esper stands nearby in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Tuesday, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top official.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) leads fellow Democratic House committee chairmen in a news conference to discuss their investigations into the Trump administration on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. June 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A day before Robert Mueller's eagerly anticipated congressional testimony, a senior Democratic U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump's Justice Department of arrogance in instructing the former special counsel to limit the scope of his remarks and said it lacked the authority for such a directive.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller arrives to make his first public comments on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales and Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel are seen during a meeting of the Central American Integration System (SICA), in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Guatemala's Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel on Tuesday blamed unnamed "national actors" for damaging relations with the United States and said they would be responsible if U.S. President Donald Trump puts tariffs on the poor Central American nation.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided not to ink a safe third country agreement that would have required the poor Central American country to take in more asylum seekers.

Environment7 hours ago

A pedestrian under an umbrella passes a rain covered car window in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., July 23, 2019.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Tuesday, as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed and a flash flood threat moved south with the storm.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler speaks at a news conference held by Democrats on the state of voting rights in America the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes there is "substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, and he plans to ask former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to present those facts at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at a campaign house party in Gilford, New Hampshire, U.S., July 14, 2019.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic White House hopeful Kamala Harris introduced a Senate bill on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, erase past convictions and use funds from marijuana sales to invest in communities hit by the decades-long "war on drugs."

U.S. News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello speaks during a Facebook live broadcast in the library of the governor's mansion, in San Juan, Puerto Rico January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File Photo

Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello may resign on Wednesday after 11 days of protests against his administration, local media reported, but some protesters warned his resignation would not end demonstrations.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A bathroom sign welcomes both genders in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Transgender people in North Carolina can use any public restroom in state-run buildings that conforms with their gender identity under a U.S. court settlement approved on Tuesday, in the latest turn of a long-running dispute that divided the state.

U.S. Legal News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A farmer harvests his field at his farm in Pecatonica, Illinois, U.S., July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Lott/File Photo

The U.S. government will pay a minimum of $15 per acre to farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's trade war with China under an aid package to be unveiled before the end of the week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Tuesday.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees watch from a window as activists hold the "Shutdown ICE" rally in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy

A scant 35 people were taken into custody during a long-threatened U.S. enforcement action that targeted more than 2,100 immigrants who had been ordered deported, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Tuesday.

Politics2 hours ago

The U.S. Senate is set to vote on Wednesday to confirm a former airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration.

Politics8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow (L) speaks with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine at a meeting with U.S. Governors at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors.

Environment5 hours ago

Flames raged mostly unchecked for a third day through America's largest ponderosa pine forest, threatening thousands of residents in and around Flagstaff, Arizona, but firefighters made the most of afternoon rains on Tuesday to finally take the offensive.

Politics20 hours ago

Monae Davis poses for a portrait after an interview at a halfway house in Buffalo, New York, U.S., July 16, 2019. Picture taken July 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario

Monae Davis walked out of prison on March 7, thanks to a new law that eased some of the harshest aspects of the United States' war on drugs.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A worker places packaged food onto a counter inside of a food distribution center on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, U.S. January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a rule to tighten food stamp eligibility that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials said, drawing ire from Democratic senators and advocacy groups.

U.S. News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A bison walks in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, U.S. on August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo/File Photo

A nine-year-old girl visiting Yellowstone National Park was struck and thrown into the air by a charging bison, park officials said on Tuesday, but she survived the attack and was released after being treated at the Old Faithful Lodge.

Arts2 hours ago

The Nike "Moon Shoe" one of only about 12 pairs of the handmade running shoe designed by Nike co-founder and legendary Oregon University track coach Bill Bowerman, is seen in this Sotheby's image released on July 11, 2019. Courtesy Sotheby's/Handout via REUTERS

A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike Inc, sold for $437,500 on Tuesday, shattering the record for a pair of sneakers at public auction.

ESG3 hours ago

A radiological technician looks at the chest x-ray of a retired coal miner who has complicated black lung disease, in St. Charles, Virginia, U.S., May 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A group of coal miners afflicted with black lung disease met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as part of an effort to convince lawmakers to restore a higher excise tax on coal companies to help fund their medical care, but several said the meeting left them discouraged.

Politics5 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump looks on as Mark Esper shakes hands with Associate Justice Samuel Alito after Esper was sworn in as the new Secretary of Defense while Esper's wife Leah Esper stands nearby in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Tuesday, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top official.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) leads fellow Democratic House committee chairmen in a news conference to discuss their investigations into the Trump administration on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. June 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A day before Robert Mueller's eagerly anticipated congressional testimony, a senior Democratic U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump's Justice Department of arrogance in instructing the former special counsel to limit the scope of his remarks and said it lacked the authority for such a directive.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller arrives to make his first public comments on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales and Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel are seen during a meeting of the Central American Integration System (SICA), in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Guatemala's Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel on Tuesday blamed unnamed "national actors" for damaging relations with the United States and said they would be responsible if U.S. President Donald Trump puts tariffs on the poor Central American nation.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided not to ink a safe third country agreement that would have required the poor Central American country to take in more asylum seekers.

Environment7 hours ago

A pedestrian under an umbrella passes a rain covered car window in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., July 23, 2019.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Tuesday, as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed and a flash flood threat moved south with the storm.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler speaks at a news conference held by Democrats on the state of voting rights in America the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes there is "substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, and he plans to ask former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to present those facts at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at a campaign house party in Gilford, New Hampshire, U.S., July 14, 2019.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic White House hopeful Kamala Harris introduced a Senate bill on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, erase past convictions and use funds from marijuana sales to invest in communities hit by the decades-long "war on drugs."

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