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U.S.an hour ago

Rescue personnel work 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

At least 11 people including children drowned when an amphibious "duck boat" carrying 31 people capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri on Thursday.

Politics7 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.

U.S.15 hours ago

Krystal Kim poses for a photo in Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S., June 2015.     Courtesy Krystal Kim/Handout via REUTERS

A woman who claimed her cancer was caused by using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for decades said she believes justice was served after a jury found the company should pay her and 21 other women $4.69 billion in damages.

World News11 hours ago

Ali Charaf Damache, also known by the alias "Black Flag," is accompanied by Irish law enforcement officials as he appears at Waterford District Court to be remanded into custody after being arrested on terrorism charges in Waterford, Ireland in this March 13, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Patrick Browne/Files

An Algerian man accused of recruiting an American woman known as "Jihad Jane" in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of supporting terrorism, is expected to change his plea to guilty, a court filing showed on Thursday.

U.S.12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: People protest against the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, at midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., December 3, 2014.     REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo

New York City began disciplinary proceedings on Thursday against the police officer who in 2014 applied a fatal chokehold to Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, the Civilian Complaint Review Board said.

U.S.7 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.

Environment9 hours 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.

Environment8 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.

Environment9 hours 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.

U.S.13 hours ago

The sign of the Department of Veteran Affairs is seen in front of the headquarters building in Washington, May 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Larry Downing

Whistleblowers who reported wrongdoing at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs between 2010 and 2014 faced greater risk of disciplinary action than other employees, according to a study released on Thursday by a congressional watchdog.

Entertainment News11 hours 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.

U.S.11 hours ago

A Tennessee charity created to send care packages to military personnel deployed overseas, and featured by media including NBC Nightly News and the Fox Business Network, has agreed to shut down to resolve a probe by 16 U.S. states into its fundraising.

U.S.12 hours ago

The U.S. consumer finance watchdog ordered an Alabama-based payday lender on Thursday to return $500,000 to borrowers who were overcharged, a fine that people familiar with the matter said was only a third of what the prior Obama-era head of the agency had sought.

U.S.12 hours ago

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks before introducing U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during a visit to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months under protected status given violence in their home county.

Environment12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A sign which reads 'Do Not Drink Until Further Notice' appears next to a water dispenser at North Western high school in Flint, Michigan, U.S., May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was slow and ineffective in its response to the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and needs to improve its communications with state and local regulators when citizen complaints arise, its internal watchdog said on Thursday.

Health News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Radiological technician Mark Davis looks at the chest x-ray of retired coal miner James Marcum, who has complicated black lung disease, at the Stone Mountain Health Services in St. Charles, Virginia, U.S., May 18, 2018.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalachia.

U.S.16 hours ago

A leading nonprofit group helping immigrant families reunite at the U.S. border on Thursday rejected a $250,000 donation from Salesforce.com Inc in protest at the cloud-computing company's contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S.17 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen answers questions during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working to meet a court-set deadline to reunify migrant children with their parents next week but would not take shortcuts to do so, the head of the department said on Thursday.

Environment17 hours ago

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck to the south of the Alaska peninsula early on Thursday, but the National Weather Service said no tsunami warning has been issued.

U.S.17 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

(This version of the story corrects location of Edovo to Chicago in par 11; clarifies in par 18 that emails cost 35 cents each in New York)

U.S.an hour ago

Rescue personnel work 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

At least 11 people including children drowned when an amphibious "duck boat" carrying 31 people capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri on Thursday.

Politics7 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.

U.S.15 hours ago

Krystal Kim poses for a photo in Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S., June 2015.     Courtesy Krystal Kim/Handout via REUTERS

A woman who claimed her cancer was caused by using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for decades said she believes justice was served after a jury found the company should pay her and 21 other women $4.69 billion in damages.

World News11 hours ago

Ali Charaf Damache, also known by the alias "Black Flag," is accompanied by Irish law enforcement officials as he appears at Waterford District Court to be remanded into custody after being arrested on terrorism charges in Waterford, Ireland in this March 13, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Patrick Browne/Files

An Algerian man accused of recruiting an American woman known as "Jihad Jane" in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of supporting terrorism, is expected to change his plea to guilty, a court filing showed on Thursday.

U.S.12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: People protest against the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, at midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., December 3, 2014.     REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo

New York City began disciplinary proceedings on Thursday against the police officer who in 2014 applied a fatal chokehold to Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, the Civilian Complaint Review Board said.

U.S.7 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.

Environment9 hours 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.

Environment8 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.

Environment9 hours 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.

U.S.13 hours ago

The sign of the Department of Veteran Affairs is seen in front of the headquarters building in Washington, May 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Larry Downing

Whistleblowers who reported wrongdoing at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs between 2010 and 2014 faced greater risk of disciplinary action than other employees, according to a study released on Thursday by a congressional watchdog.

Entertainment News11 hours 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.

U.S.11 hours ago

A Tennessee charity created to send care packages to military personnel deployed overseas, and featured by media including NBC Nightly News and the Fox Business Network, has agreed to shut down to resolve a probe by 16 U.S. states into its fundraising.

U.S.12 hours ago

The U.S. consumer finance watchdog ordered an Alabama-based payday lender on Thursday to return $500,000 to borrowers who were overcharged, a fine that people familiar with the matter said was only a third of what the prior Obama-era head of the agency had sought.

U.S.12 hours ago

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks before introducing U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during a visit to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months under protected status given violence in their home county.

Environment12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A sign which reads 'Do Not Drink Until Further Notice' appears next to a water dispenser at North Western high school in Flint, Michigan, U.S., May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was slow and ineffective in its response to the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and needs to improve its communications with state and local regulators when citizen complaints arise, its internal watchdog said on Thursday.

Health News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Radiological technician Mark Davis looks at the chest x-ray of retired coal miner James Marcum, who has complicated black lung disease, at the Stone Mountain Health Services in St. Charles, Virginia, U.S., May 18, 2018.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalachia.

U.S.16 hours ago

A leading nonprofit group helping immigrant families reunite at the U.S. border on Thursday rejected a $250,000 donation from Salesforce.com Inc in protest at the cloud-computing company's contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S.17 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen answers questions during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working to meet a court-set deadline to reunify migrant children with their parents next week but would not take shortcuts to do so, the head of the department said on Thursday.

Environment17 hours ago

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck to the south of the Alaska peninsula early on Thursday, but the National Weather Service said no tsunami warning has been issued.

U.S.17 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

(This version of the story corrects location of Edovo to Chicago in par 11; clarifies in par 18 that emails cost 35 cents each in New York)

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