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A heavy traffic sign reads above the Grand Central Parkway in New York, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Americans may need an extra helping of patience this Thanksgiving weekend, with the largest number of travelers in a decade expected to hit the road or board flights to celebrate with family and friends after a prosperous year for many.

Environmentan hour ago

Helicopter pilots look for a landing spot during a rescue made on the fly during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, in this November 9, 2018 still image taken from helmet camera footage by LAFD David Nordquist. LAFD/David Nordquist/Social Media/via REUTERS

Heavy rains were due to create new problems for residents of Northern California late on Tuesday, raising the risk of mudslides in an area where people left homeless by the state's deadliest wildfire remain huddled in parking lot encampments.

Politics3 hours ago

United States Marines fortify concertina wire along the San Ysidro Port of Entry border crossing as seen from Tijuana, Mexico November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

President Donald Trump's administration is considering giving U.S. troops on the border with Mexico the authority to carry out medical screening of migrants, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

U.S. News4 hours ago

The accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (R), appears with defense attorney A. Eduardo Balarezo (L) in this courtroom sketch as he appears in Brooklyn federal court in New York, U.S., November 19, 2018. Sketch from November 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

A witness at the U.S. drug trafficking trial of accused Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday testified that he paid a multimillion dollar bribe to an underling of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in 2005.

Politics2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: File photo of Jackson Women's Health Organization in Jackson, Mississippi, July 11, 2012. REUTERS/Emily Le Coz/File Photo

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights.

Politics2 hours ago

FILE PHOTOS: U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy and U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) are seen in combination file photos, in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. on May 8, 2018 and in Southaven, Mississippi, U.S. on October 2, 2018 respectively.   REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman (L) and REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photos

A white Republican senator's casual reference to a "public hanging" has invigorated a special election runoff in Mississippi, fueling Democratic hopes of an upset in a conservative state with an ugly history of racist violence.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Members of a migrant caravan from Central America and their supporters sit on the top of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Border Field State Park before making an asylum request, in San Diego, California, U.S. April 29, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would continue to defend President Donald Trump's decision to make immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico ineligible for asylum, after a federal judge temporarily blocked the policy.

Politics3 hours ago

A federal judge in Detroit on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a U.S. law banning female genital mutilation, and also dismissed several charges against two doctors and others in the first U.S. criminal case of its kind.

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the FY2019 funding request and budget justification for the Interior Department, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadliest wildfires in California's history were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning.

Healthcare & Pharma4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Romaine lettuce grows near Soledad, California, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Public health officials in the United States and Canada on Tuesday warned against eating romaine lettuce while they investigate an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened 50 people in the two countries, including 13 who were hospitalized.

U.S. News4 hours ago

Two men have been arrested in a shooting on a street corner in downtown Denver in which one person was killed and four others wounded, including one of the two suspects, the city's police chief said on Tuesday.

U.S. News5 hours ago

Nov 19, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the crime scene at Mercy Hospital and Medial Center in Chicago, Illinois. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago police on Tuesday were seeking a motive for a shooting rampage outside and inside a hospital late Monday that left four people dead, including the gunman, a physician who was his former girlfriend and a police officer, officials said.

U.S. News6 hours ago

A U.S. judge on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to release more than 100 Iraqis it detained longer than six months while seeking to deport them, saying the government acted "ignobly" and made "demonstrably false" statements in the case.

U.S. News6 hours ago

U.S. immigration officials were preparing on Tuesday to deport a Taiwanese exchange student who pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to shoot up the Catholic high school he attended in suburban Philadelphia.

Environment8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Smoke from the Camp Fire blankets Highway 99 in Chico, California, U.S., November 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Losses from the ongoing California wildfires will likely hurt fourth-quarter earnings of insurers, but are expected to remain within anticipated levels, ratings agency Fitch said on Tuesday.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Members of a migrant caravan from Central America and their supporters sit on the top of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Border Field State Park before making an asylum request, in San Diego, California, U.S. April 29, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy.

U.S. Legal News10 hours ago

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday allowed generic drug company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories to sell a copycat version of the Indivior Plc opioid treatment Suboxone Film, sending Indivior's stock price down more than 40 percent.

Environment13 hours ago

Marin County Forensic Technician Alexandra Torres (L) and San Mateo County Deputy Coroner Elizabeth Ortiz recover human remains from a trailer home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

(Editor's Note: Please be advised this story contains details that may upset some readers)

Politics13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose new targets for the final three years of the nation's renewable fuel program in January, replacing ambitious decade-old goals set by Congress with volumes closer to the industry's current output, two people familiar with the matter said.

U.S. Legal News14 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Nauman Hussain (L), the operator of a limousine company that owned the vehicle involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York, leaves with his lawyer Lee Kindlon (R) after posting bond at Cobleskill Town Court in Cobleskill, New York, U.S., October 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Cindy Schultz

The parents of a woman killed in a fatal limousine crash in upstate New York in October filed a lawsuit against the owner and the operator of the chauffeur company on Monday, alleging wrongful death and negligence in allowing the vehicle on the road after failing inspections.

U.S. News3 minutes ago

A heavy traffic sign reads above the Grand Central Parkway in New York, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Americans may need an extra helping of patience this Thanksgiving weekend, with the largest number of travelers in a decade expected to hit the road or board flights to celebrate with family and friends after a prosperous year for many.

Environmentan hour ago

Helicopter pilots look for a landing spot during a rescue made on the fly during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, in this November 9, 2018 still image taken from helmet camera footage by LAFD David Nordquist. LAFD/David Nordquist/Social Media/via REUTERS

Heavy rains were due to create new problems for residents of Northern California late on Tuesday, raising the risk of mudslides in an area where people left homeless by the state's deadliest wildfire remain huddled in parking lot encampments.

Politics3 hours ago

United States Marines fortify concertina wire along the San Ysidro Port of Entry border crossing as seen from Tijuana, Mexico November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

President Donald Trump's administration is considering giving U.S. troops on the border with Mexico the authority to carry out medical screening of migrants, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

U.S. News4 hours ago

The accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (R), appears with defense attorney A. Eduardo Balarezo (L) in this courtroom sketch as he appears in Brooklyn federal court in New York, U.S., November 19, 2018. Sketch from November 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

A witness at the U.S. drug trafficking trial of accused Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday testified that he paid a multimillion dollar bribe to an underling of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in 2005.

Politics2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: File photo of Jackson Women's Health Organization in Jackson, Mississippi, July 11, 2012. REUTERS/Emily Le Coz/File Photo

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights.

Politics2 hours ago

FILE PHOTOS: U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy and U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) are seen in combination file photos, in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. on May 8, 2018 and in Southaven, Mississippi, U.S. on October 2, 2018 respectively.   REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman (L) and REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photos

A white Republican senator's casual reference to a "public hanging" has invigorated a special election runoff in Mississippi, fueling Democratic hopes of an upset in a conservative state with an ugly history of racist violence.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Members of a migrant caravan from Central America and their supporters sit on the top of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Border Field State Park before making an asylum request, in San Diego, California, U.S. April 29, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would continue to defend President Donald Trump's decision to make immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico ineligible for asylum, after a federal judge temporarily blocked the policy.

Politics3 hours ago

A federal judge in Detroit on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a U.S. law banning female genital mutilation, and also dismissed several charges against two doctors and others in the first U.S. criminal case of its kind.

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the FY2019 funding request and budget justification for the Interior Department, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadliest wildfires in California's history were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning.

Healthcare & Pharma4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Romaine lettuce grows near Soledad, California, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Public health officials in the United States and Canada on Tuesday warned against eating romaine lettuce while they investigate an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened 50 people in the two countries, including 13 who were hospitalized.

U.S. News4 hours ago

Two men have been arrested in a shooting on a street corner in downtown Denver in which one person was killed and four others wounded, including one of the two suspects, the city's police chief said on Tuesday.

U.S. News5 hours ago

Nov 19, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the crime scene at Mercy Hospital and Medial Center in Chicago, Illinois. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago police on Tuesday were seeking a motive for a shooting rampage outside and inside a hospital late Monday that left four people dead, including the gunman, a physician who was his former girlfriend and a police officer, officials said.

U.S. News6 hours ago

A U.S. judge on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to release more than 100 Iraqis it detained longer than six months while seeking to deport them, saying the government acted "ignobly" and made "demonstrably false" statements in the case.

U.S. News6 hours ago

U.S. immigration officials were preparing on Tuesday to deport a Taiwanese exchange student who pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to shoot up the Catholic high school he attended in suburban Philadelphia.

Environment8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Smoke from the Camp Fire blankets Highway 99 in Chico, California, U.S., November 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Losses from the ongoing California wildfires will likely hurt fourth-quarter earnings of insurers, but are expected to remain within anticipated levels, ratings agency Fitch said on Tuesday.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Members of a migrant caravan from Central America and their supporters sit on the top of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Border Field State Park before making an asylum request, in San Diego, California, U.S. April 29, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy.

U.S. Legal News10 hours ago

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday allowed generic drug company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories to sell a copycat version of the Indivior Plc opioid treatment Suboxone Film, sending Indivior's stock price down more than 40 percent.

Environment13 hours ago

Marin County Forensic Technician Alexandra Torres (L) and San Mateo County Deputy Coroner Elizabeth Ortiz recover human remains from a trailer home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

(Editor's Note: Please be advised this story contains details that may upset some readers)

Politics13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose new targets for the final three years of the nation's renewable fuel program in January, replacing ambitious decade-old goals set by Congress with volumes closer to the industry's current output, two people familiar with the matter said.

U.S. Legal News14 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Nauman Hussain (L), the operator of a limousine company that owned the vehicle involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York, leaves with his lawyer Lee Kindlon (R) after posting bond at Cobleskill Town Court in Cobleskill, New York, U.S., October 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Cindy Schultz

The parents of a woman killed in a fatal limousine crash in upstate New York in October filed a lawsuit against the owner and the operator of the chauffeur company on Monday, alleging wrongful death and negligence in allowing the vehicle on the road after failing inspections.

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