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State Department employee to face charges in FBI probe: officials

1 hour 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department employee is expected to appear in federal court in Washington on Wednesday to face charges in a FBI counterintelligence investigation, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

Montana tribe sues Trump administration for lifting coal moratorium

2 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Native American tribe in Montana filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Wednesday, challenging its decision to lift a moratorium on coal leases on public land without first consulting with tribal leaders.

U.S. judge says arrested Mexican 'Dreamer' can be released

2 hours 54 min ago
(Reuters) - A Mexican immigrant with a work permit who was arrested by U.S. authorities was granted bond by an immigration judge and is expected to be released from federal custody on Wednesday, his legal team said in a statement.

Armed man arrested on way to L.A. gay pride parade pleads not guilty

3 hours 25 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Indiana man arrested on his way to a Los Angeles-area gay pride parade last year after police found three assault rifles and potentially explosive chemicals in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges.

Man charged over threats against Jewish groups to appear in court

3 hours 49 min ago
(Reuters) - A former journalist charged with making a wave of bomb threats to U.S. Jewish organizations by telephone while posing as his ex-girlfriend is scheduled to appear in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday afternoon.

Miami police arrest 19-year-old suspect in ambush of two detectives

3 hours 56 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man suspected of ambushing two Miami detectives in an unmarked car during a lookout for gang activity was arrested on Wednesday on attempted murder charges, police said.

Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites: study

4 hours 14 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest jumps among whites and men with low incomes and little education, researchers said on Wednesday.

Four dead, about 200,000 without power after Texas, Oklahoma storms

5 hours 55 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Four people were killed and nearly 200,000 customers were without electric power on Wednesday morning after overnight storms pounded Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes, torrential rain and hail to large parts of the states.

Police open fire after driver strikes patrol car near U.S. Capitol

5 hours 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Capitol Police officers opened fire after a woman drove into a police cruiser near the Capitol and then tried to run over officers on Wednesday, and a police spokeswoman said the incident did not appear related to terrorism.

Two black women sue Fox News executive, network for racial harassment

6 hours 6 min ago
(Reuters) - Two black employees of Fox News have accused a white executive of racial harassment and the cable network of ignoring their claims of discrimination in a lawsuit filed in New York City.

Supreme Court throws out ruling that upheld NY credit card law

6 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a ruling that upheld a New York law barring retailers from charging more to buy with credit, sending the case back to a lower court to decide as a free speech issue not as pricing regulation.

Activists who filmed Planned Parenthood workers charged in California

6 hours 16 min ago
(Reuters) - Two anti-abortion activists were charged in California with filming Planned Parenthood workers without their consent while the pair posed as representatives of a fake company seeking to buy fetal tissue, prosecutors said.

Kushner, Anbang end talks to redevelop Manhattan office tower

6 hours 17 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kushner Companies, the real estate firm formerly headed by President Donald Trump's son-in-law, said it has dropped out of talks to redevelop its flagship New York office tower with China's Anbang Insurance Group [ANBANG.UL].

U.S. service member dies in Syria, natural causes suspected: Centcom

8 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died in Northern Syria on Wednesday from suspected natural causes, U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

TSA workers hurt by possible hazardous material at New York airport: media

9 hours 18 min ago
(Reuters) - Three Transportation Security Administration workers suffered minor injuries on Wednesday at LaGuardia Airport in New York after exposure to a possible hazardous material, local media reported.

A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about U.S. cyber defense

10 hours 6 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems swung into action.

Christie associates to be sentenced for New Jersey bridge scandal

10 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday for their roles in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal that eventually torpedoed the Republican's White House ambitions.

Decades-old green power law is a fresh nuisance to U.S. utilities

13 hours 4 min ago
(Reuters) - In the last four years, North Carolina has become the second largest solar market in the United States, behind only California.

Three storm chasers killed in car crash in northwest Texas: media

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:38pm
(Reuters) - Three storm chasers were killed on Tuesday in a car wreck in northwest Texas as an intense tornado-packed storm front rolled through the state, local media reported.

Halkbank says Turkey working on issue of deputy general manager's U.S. detention

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:37pm
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish state lender Halkbank said on Wednesday its deputy general manager Mehmet Hakan Atilla had been detained in the United States and said the bank and Turkish state were working on the issue and would share information when they have it.