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Politics4 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2019.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

President Donald Trump is expected to tout his fight against opioid abuse in remarks in Atlanta on Wednesday, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives.

U.S. Legal News4 minutes ago

An attendee speaks to representatives of the National Rifle Association (NRA) at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) annual meeting at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring that contractors seeking to do business with the second most-populous U.S. city disclose their ties to the gun rights group.

U.S. News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Sheriff Billy Rowles (C) and Texas Ranger Ronnie McBride (R) escort John William "Bill" King, 24, through a Jasper County Courtroom as the punishment phase of the dragging death trial continued  February 24.  King was found guilty Feb. 23, of capital murder for the death of James Byrd Jr./File Photo

A white supremacist convicted of killing James Byrd Jr. in 1998 by dragging the 49-year-old black man behind a truck in one of the most notorious hate crimes in modern times is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Wednesday.

U.S. News3 hours ago

The leader of an armed militia group that spent the past two months detaining migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has been hospitalized after he was attacked in the prison where he was awaiting trial on federal firearms charges, his attorney said.

Commoditiesan hour ago

A freight train carrying ethanol went off the tracks in Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday spilling fuel and catching fire, triggering evacuations of nearby homes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

A fire that broke out early Wednesday after 25 cars of a Union Pacific train hauling ethanol derailed at Fort Worth, Texas, has been "mostly contained", a company spokeswoman said.

U.S. Legal News4 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

WASHINGTON - In a decision that could further help companies limit damages in employment disputes, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against a California man who was the victim of an online scam targeting his employer and sought to bring claims on behalf of a group of workers instead of just himself.

Politics5 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An abortion rights activist holds up a sign as marchers take part in the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, U.S., January 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers, activists and media reports said late on Tuesday.

U.S. Legal News5 minutes ago

The former head coach of the men's tennis team at the University of Texas at Austin is scheduled to plead guilty on Wednesday to accepting a bribe to help a wealthy father secure admission for his son at the school, as part of the U.S. college admissions scandal.

Healthcare & Pharma17 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo

A total of 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants since the beginning of March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday.

Politics19 hours ago

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at a rally with striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 18, 2019.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday that he is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 2020 election, a source familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.

U.S. News12 hours ago

The old (bottom R) and the new border fence dividing U.S. and Mexico is seen from Tecate, Mexico April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A group of armed Americans who have been stopping migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border abandoned their New Mexico camp on Tuesday, days after its leader was arrested and allies deserted them during a storm of criticism.

U.S. News13 hours ago

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd said on Wednesday it has won a contract worth up to $1.94 billion to build as many as three icebreaker ships for the U.S. Navy.

U.S. Legal News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court building is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with whether police need a court-issued warrant to draw an unconscious suspect's blood in a case involving a Wisconsin man convicted of drunken driving based on blood obtained without his consent.

Healthcare & Pharma16 hours ago

Laurence Doud III, former CEO of Rochester Drug Co-Operative, exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York, U.S., April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients' safety.

Politics16 hours ago

Demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Supreme Courthouse in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority on Tuesday appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a victory on his administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a move opponents call a Republican effort to deter immigrants from taking part.

U.S. Legal News17 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attends a conference at the Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France, June 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A Florida judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked prosecutors from releasing hidden camera footage that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaged in sexual acts inside a massage parlor.

U.S. News19 hours ago

(This April 22 story has been refiled to correct to show that race is held annually on the first Saturday, not Sunday, in May.)

U.S. News19 hours ago

The winner of the third-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history revealed himself on Tuesday as a 24-year-old man from Wisconsin, telling reporters he did not get around to checking the numbers till a day after the draw last month.

U.S. News20 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Students arrive for the the first day of classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, U.S. August 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, scene of one of the country's worst mass shootings, has won the $150,000 grand prize in a national contest sponsored by a popular clothing line to fund entertainment at the school's senior prom.

U.S. Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Sumatran tigers are pictured before the play with leftover Christmas trees in the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Germany, January 4, 2019.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

A rare Sumatran tiger attacked a worker at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas on Saturday, wounding the back of her head and neck before other staff members were able to coax the animal away with food, officials said.

Politics4 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2019.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

President Donald Trump is expected to tout his fight against opioid abuse in remarks in Atlanta on Wednesday, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives.

U.S. Legal News4 minutes ago

An attendee speaks to representatives of the National Rifle Association (NRA) at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) annual meeting at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring that contractors seeking to do business with the second most-populous U.S. city disclose their ties to the gun rights group.

U.S. News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Sheriff Billy Rowles (C) and Texas Ranger Ronnie McBride (R) escort John William "Bill" King, 24, through a Jasper County Courtroom as the punishment phase of the dragging death trial continued  February 24.  King was found guilty Feb. 23, of capital murder for the death of James Byrd Jr./File Photo

A white supremacist convicted of killing James Byrd Jr. in 1998 by dragging the 49-year-old black man behind a truck in one of the most notorious hate crimes in modern times is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Wednesday.

U.S. News3 hours ago

The leader of an armed militia group that spent the past two months detaining migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has been hospitalized after he was attacked in the prison where he was awaiting trial on federal firearms charges, his attorney said.

Commoditiesan hour ago

A freight train carrying ethanol went off the tracks in Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday spilling fuel and catching fire, triggering evacuations of nearby homes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

A fire that broke out early Wednesday after 25 cars of a Union Pacific train hauling ethanol derailed at Fort Worth, Texas, has been "mostly contained", a company spokeswoman said.

U.S. Legal News4 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

WASHINGTON - In a decision that could further help companies limit damages in employment disputes, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against a California man who was the victim of an online scam targeting his employer and sought to bring claims on behalf of a group of workers instead of just himself.

Politics5 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An abortion rights activist holds up a sign as marchers take part in the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, U.S., January 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers, activists and media reports said late on Tuesday.

U.S. Legal News5 minutes ago

The former head coach of the men's tennis team at the University of Texas at Austin is scheduled to plead guilty on Wednesday to accepting a bribe to help a wealthy father secure admission for his son at the school, as part of the U.S. college admissions scandal.

Healthcare & Pharma17 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo

A total of 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants since the beginning of March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday.

Politics19 hours ago

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at a rally with striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 18, 2019.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday that he is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 2020 election, a source familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.

U.S. News12 hours ago

The old (bottom R) and the new border fence dividing U.S. and Mexico is seen from Tecate, Mexico April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A group of armed Americans who have been stopping migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border abandoned their New Mexico camp on Tuesday, days after its leader was arrested and allies deserted them during a storm of criticism.

U.S. News13 hours ago

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd said on Wednesday it has won a contract worth up to $1.94 billion to build as many as three icebreaker ships for the U.S. Navy.

U.S. Legal News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court building is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with whether police need a court-issued warrant to draw an unconscious suspect's blood in a case involving a Wisconsin man convicted of drunken driving based on blood obtained without his consent.

Healthcare & Pharma16 hours ago

Laurence Doud III, former CEO of Rochester Drug Co-Operative, exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York, U.S., April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients' safety.

Politics16 hours ago

Demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Supreme Courthouse in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority on Tuesday appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a victory on his administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a move opponents call a Republican effort to deter immigrants from taking part.

U.S. Legal News17 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attends a conference at the Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France, June 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A Florida judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked prosecutors from releasing hidden camera footage that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaged in sexual acts inside a massage parlor.

U.S. News19 hours ago

(This April 22 story has been refiled to correct to show that race is held annually on the first Saturday, not Sunday, in May.)

U.S. News19 hours ago

The winner of the third-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history revealed himself on Tuesday as a 24-year-old man from Wisconsin, telling reporters he did not get around to checking the numbers till a day after the draw last month.

U.S. News20 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Students arrive for the the first day of classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, U.S. August 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, scene of one of the country's worst mass shootings, has won the $150,000 grand prize in a national contest sponsored by a popular clothing line to fund entertainment at the school's senior prom.

U.S. Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Sumatran tigers are pictured before the play with leftover Christmas trees in the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Germany, January 4, 2019.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

A rare Sumatran tiger attacked a worker at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas on Saturday, wounding the back of her head and neck before other staff members were able to coax the animal away with food, officials said.

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