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Environment11 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A duck boat is seen at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, U.S., July 19, 2018 in this picture grab obtained from social media video. Ron Folsom/via REUTERS

Divers on Friday recovered the last of the bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank on Thursday during a storm on a Missouri lake, counting among the 17 who died nine members of a single family.

Trump Effect7 hours ago

Undocumented immigrants recently released from detention prepare to depart a bus depot for cities around the country in McAllen, Texas, U.S., July 18, 2018. Picture taken July 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Luis Campos, a Dallas attorney, showed up at a Texas immigrant detention facility close to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday morning expecting to represent a client before an immigration judge.

Politics7 hours ago

 A sculpture by artist Marilyn Miller depicts a life-size immigrant child separated by cages from the mother in New York City, U.S., July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Attorneys for the U.S. government were due in court on Friday to update a federal judge on efforts to reunite some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.

Environmentan hour ago

Cars are seen waiting on traffic as they enter Baltimore, Maryland November 5, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc <BP.L>, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change.

Environment42 minutes ago

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Trump administration's renewed bid to dismiss a lawsuit by young activists who say the U.S. government is ignoring the perils of climate change.

Business News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: An AT&T logo is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

AT&T Inc on Friday named Oklahoma City, Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, as three more cities where it plans launch its next-generation wireless network, or 5G, by the end of the year.

Health News2 hours ago

The Allergan logo is seen in this photo illustration November 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo

A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a novel strategy adopted by drug company Allergan PLC to shield patents from review by an administrative court by transferring them to a Native American tribe.

Environment4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) command center in Taylor, Texas August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Julia Robinson

Homes and businesses in Texas used record amounts of power for a second straight day on Thursday and are expected to use even more in coming days as consumers crank up air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of much of the state's power grid.

Entertainment News2 hours ago

Amanda Jara, daughter of late Chilean singer-songwriter Victor Jara, who was detained and killed after the coup d'etat led by former dictator Augusto Pinochet, attends an interview with Reuters, in Quintay, Chile July 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

The daughter of popular Chilean folk singer Victor Jara has urged the Chilean government to act quicker to push for the extradition from the United States of the man found liable for the 1973 murder of her father.

Sports News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A man smokes as he plays a slot machine at the Island View Casino in Gulfport, Mississippi November 9, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mississippi casinos won't be ready to roll out sports betting over the weekend, when the state's month-long waiting period on the newly legal form of gambling expires, Mississippi's gaming commissioner told Reuters in a recent interview.

Environment11 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A duck boat is seen at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, U.S., July 19, 2018 in this picture grab obtained from social media video. Ron Folsom/via REUTERS

The drownings of 17 people when a “duck boat” in which they were riding sank in a storm over a Missouri lake on Thursday was reminiscent of an accident involving the amphibious tourist vessel in 1999 in which 13 people died.

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A ZTE smart phone is pictured in this illustration taken April 17, 2018.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Illustration/File Photo

U.S. lawmakers who reached an agreement on a must-pass defense bill cut from the legislation a measure that would have made it harder for the president to undo sanctions slapped on China's ZTE Corp <0763.HK>, a top Democrat in the Senate said on Friday.

Environment9 hours ago

 Rescue personnel are seen after an amphibious "duck boat" capsized and sank, at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Stone County, Missouri, U.S. July 19, 2018 in this still image obtained from a video on social media.  SOUTHERN STONE COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT/Facebook/via REUTERS

The cheer of Branson, Missouri, a Midwestern tourist destination known for bucolic scenery, country music and family-friendly attractions like a toy museum, turned somber Friday after at least 13 people died when the "duck boat" they were riding in sank.

U.S.12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Delegate Henry Barbour of Mississippi (R) speaks with reporters at the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida, April 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

Republicans at a conference in Texas this week had reason to feel downcast, even panicky as President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin provoked broad outrage and revived talk of a Democratic wave in November's congressional elections.

U.S.19 hours ago

A steam pipe explosion is seen in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, U.S., July 19, 2018.   REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Residents and workers from 49 buildings near the site of an early-morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan were evacuated, many for at least two days, on Thursday after lung-damaging asbestos was found on debris from the blast, officials said.

Politics20 hours ago

Children are escorted to the Cayuga Center, which provides foster care and other services to immigrant children separated from their families, in New York City, U.S., July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

With one week left on a court-ordered deadline to reunite children and parents separated by U.S. immigration officials, government lawyers reported on Thursday that 364 of some 2,500 families with children aged 5 and older have been brought back together.It was unclear from the status report, filed as part of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging parent-child separations at the border, exactly how many more reunifications were likely.

Environment21 hours ago

Flames and smoke rise from a treeline during a wildfire in Mariposa County, California, U.S., July 17, 2018 in this still image taken from a social media video obtained July 19, 2018. ERIC STROH/via REUTERS

Reinforcements arrived on Thursday to engage a dangerous wildfire burning in steep, difficult terrain at the edge of Yosemite National Park in California that has already killed one firefighter and injured two others, fire officials said.

Environmenta day ago

FILE PHOTO: 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/File Photo

When "lava bombs" crashed into a tour boat in Hawaii this week, causing third-degree burns and a broken femur in the chaos, passengers used what little they had to help the injured during an agonizing 1-3/4-hour trip back to port, according to a former paramedic on the vessel.

Environmenta day ago

FILE PHOTO: Buildings damaged by Hurricane Maria are seen in Lares, Puerto Rico, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered another extension of a temporary assistance program for hundreds of Puerto Rico families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and are living in hotels across the United States.

Entertainment Newsa day ago

Suspects L-R: Dedrick Williams, 22, Trayvon Newsome, 20, Robert Allen, 22, and Michael Boatwright, 22, in the shooting death of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, are seen Broward Sheriff's Office photos released in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., July 19, 2018.   Courtesy Broward Sheriff's Office via REUTERS

A grand jury has indicted four men in the June murder of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion in Florida, officials said on Thursday.

Environment11 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A duck boat is seen at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, U.S., July 19, 2018 in this picture grab obtained from social media video. Ron Folsom/via REUTERS

Divers on Friday recovered the last of the bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank on Thursday during a storm on a Missouri lake, counting among the 17 who died nine members of a single family.

Trump Effect7 hours ago

Undocumented immigrants recently released from detention prepare to depart a bus depot for cities around the country in McAllen, Texas, U.S., July 18, 2018. Picture taken July 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Luis Campos, a Dallas attorney, showed up at a Texas immigrant detention facility close to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday morning expecting to represent a client before an immigration judge.

Politics7 hours ago

 A sculpture by artist Marilyn Miller depicts a life-size immigrant child separated by cages from the mother in New York City, U.S., July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Attorneys for the U.S. government were due in court on Friday to update a federal judge on efforts to reunite some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.

Environmentan hour ago

Cars are seen waiting on traffic as they enter Baltimore, Maryland November 5, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc <BP.L>, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change.

Environment42 minutes ago

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Trump administration's renewed bid to dismiss a lawsuit by young activists who say the U.S. government is ignoring the perils of climate change.

Business News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: An AT&T logo is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

AT&T Inc on Friday named Oklahoma City, Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, as three more cities where it plans launch its next-generation wireless network, or 5G, by the end of the year.

Health News2 hours ago

The Allergan logo is seen in this photo illustration November 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo

A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a novel strategy adopted by drug company Allergan PLC to shield patents from review by an administrative court by transferring them to a Native American tribe.

Environment4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) command center in Taylor, Texas August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Julia Robinson

Homes and businesses in Texas used record amounts of power for a second straight day on Thursday and are expected to use even more in coming days as consumers crank up air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of much of the state's power grid.

Entertainment News2 hours ago

Amanda Jara, daughter of late Chilean singer-songwriter Victor Jara, who was detained and killed after the coup d'etat led by former dictator Augusto Pinochet, attends an interview with Reuters, in Quintay, Chile July 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

The daughter of popular Chilean folk singer Victor Jara has urged the Chilean government to act quicker to push for the extradition from the United States of the man found liable for the 1973 murder of her father.

Sports News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A man smokes as he plays a slot machine at the Island View Casino in Gulfport, Mississippi November 9, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mississippi casinos won't be ready to roll out sports betting over the weekend, when the state's month-long waiting period on the newly legal form of gambling expires, Mississippi's gaming commissioner told Reuters in a recent interview.

Environment11 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A duck boat is seen at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, U.S., July 19, 2018 in this picture grab obtained from social media video. Ron Folsom/via REUTERS

The drownings of 17 people when a “duck boat” in which they were riding sank in a storm over a Missouri lake on Thursday was reminiscent of an accident involving the amphibious tourist vessel in 1999 in which 13 people died.

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A ZTE smart phone is pictured in this illustration taken April 17, 2018.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Illustration/File Photo

U.S. lawmakers who reached an agreement on a must-pass defense bill cut from the legislation a measure that would have made it harder for the president to undo sanctions slapped on China's ZTE Corp <0763.HK>, a top Democrat in the Senate said on Friday.

Environment9 hours ago

 Rescue personnel are seen after an amphibious "duck boat" capsized and sank, at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Stone County, Missouri, U.S. July 19, 2018 in this still image obtained from a video on social media.  SOUTHERN STONE COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT/Facebook/via REUTERS

The cheer of Branson, Missouri, a Midwestern tourist destination known for bucolic scenery, country music and family-friendly attractions like a toy museum, turned somber Friday after at least 13 people died when the "duck boat" they were riding in sank.

U.S.12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Delegate Henry Barbour of Mississippi (R) speaks with reporters at the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida, April 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

Republicans at a conference in Texas this week had reason to feel downcast, even panicky as President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin provoked broad outrage and revived talk of a Democratic wave in November's congressional elections.

U.S.19 hours ago

A steam pipe explosion is seen in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, U.S., July 19, 2018.   REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Residents and workers from 49 buildings near the site of an early-morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan were evacuated, many for at least two days, on Thursday after lung-damaging asbestos was found on debris from the blast, officials said.

Politics20 hours ago

Children are escorted to the Cayuga Center, which provides foster care and other services to immigrant children separated from their families, in New York City, U.S., July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

With one week left on a court-ordered deadline to reunite children and parents separated by U.S. immigration officials, government lawyers reported on Thursday that 364 of some 2,500 families with children aged 5 and older have been brought back together.It was unclear from the status report, filed as part of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging parent-child separations at the border, exactly how many more reunifications were likely.

Environment21 hours ago

Flames and smoke rise from a treeline during a wildfire in Mariposa County, California, U.S., July 17, 2018 in this still image taken from a social media video obtained July 19, 2018. ERIC STROH/via REUTERS

Reinforcements arrived on Thursday to engage a dangerous wildfire burning in steep, difficult terrain at the edge of Yosemite National Park in California that has already killed one firefighter and injured two others, fire officials said.

Environmenta day ago

FILE PHOTO: 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/File Photo

When "lava bombs" crashed into a tour boat in Hawaii this week, causing third-degree burns and a broken femur in the chaos, passengers used what little they had to help the injured during an agonizing 1-3/4-hour trip back to port, according to a former paramedic on the vessel.

Environmenta day ago

FILE PHOTO: Buildings damaged by Hurricane Maria are seen in Lares, Puerto Rico, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered another extension of a temporary assistance program for hundreds of Puerto Rico families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and are living in hotels across the United States.

Entertainment Newsa day ago

Suspects L-R: Dedrick Williams, 22, Trayvon Newsome, 20, Robert Allen, 22, and Michael Boatwright, 22, in the shooting death of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, are seen Broward Sheriff's Office photos released in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., July 19, 2018.   Courtesy Broward Sheriff's Office via REUTERS

A grand jury has indicted four men in the June murder of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion in Florida, officials said on Thursday.

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