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Delta Air Lines cancels hundreds of flights due to winter storm

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines has canceled more than 600 flights due to inclement weather at its Atlanta hub, the carrier said on Friday, as a winter storm travels towards the northeast, threatening more cancellations and delays.

N.J. Governor Christie eyes nuclear power subsidies, sparks criticism

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would consider a bill in his last month in office that would subsidize the state's nuclear power plants to prevent them from retiring early, sparking criticism from some energy companies and environmental and public interest groups on Friday.

Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's son sentenced for child sex crimes

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 2:08pm
(Reuters) - The adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, was sentenced on Friday to serve up to seven years in prison for child sex crimes, a court official said.

High winds to hamper California firefighters into weekend

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:11am
FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds expected to drive the conflagrations into the weekend.

U.S. has begun fully implementing Trump travel ban: State Dept.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:10am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said it began fully implementing President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Friday, four days after the Supreme Court ruled the order could be enforced while legal appeals continue.

High winds to hamper California firefighters through weekend

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:26am
FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds driving the conflagrations expected to continue into the weekend.

Trump declares emergency in California over wildfires

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:26am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency in California due to raging wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of structures and forced thousands from their homes.

NYC mother seeks millions from city after child's lead poisoning

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:29am
(Reuters) - A Brooklyn mother is seeking millions from the city after her toddler was poisoned while living in a lead-infested apartment, the latest charge that New York has failed to protect children from the toxin.

Abdul-Jabbar urges athletes to continue political protests

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 8:02am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says NFL players and other professional athletes should continue their protests against police brutality in the United States and has rejected the notion that speaking out is in any way unpatriotic.

Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Southern California

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:36am
FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday across densely populated Southern California that have destroyed at least 500 structures and chased tens of thousands of people from their homes over the past five days.

Trump lifts refugee ban, but admissions still plummet, data shows

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In late October, President Donald Trump lifted a temporary ban on most refugee admissions, a move that should have cleared the way for more people fleeing persecution and violence to come to the United States.

Fugitive, convicted of $100 million Ponzi scheme, escapes from prison

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:53am
(Reuters) - U.S. authorities are searching for a fugitive who escaped a federal minimum-security work camp in California, where he was being held for duping investors out of more than $100 million, local media reported.

Exclusive: U.S. spy chief orders changes in 'unmasking' policy

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. intelligence official has ordered tighter restrictions on how the names of Americans kept secret in intelligence reports can be revealed during presidential transitions, according to documents seen by Reuters.

Firefighters battle intense wildfires ravaging southern California

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:52am
FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday that have swept across densely populated Southern California, destroying at least 500 structures and chasing 190,000 people from their homes over the past five days.

U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:31am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice asked on Thursday for documents related to a Senate committee's report on the transfer of fetal tissue by abortion provider Planned Parenthood, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

U.S. Department of Justice seeks documents on fetal tissue transfers

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:23pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter on Thursday, seen by Reuters, seeking documents related to a Senate committee's report on the transfer of fetal tissue by abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

Civil rights pioneer to eschew museum opening after Trump says will attend

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:15pm
(Reuters) - Longtime U.S. congressman from Georgia John Lewis, who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, said on Thursday that he would not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend because President Donald Trump planned to attend.

Indiana police officer reinstated after 'white male privilege' remark

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:23pm
(Reuters) - A female Indiana police officer suspended after calling out a fellow officer for "white male privilege" during a transgender awareness training session was reinstated on Thursday.

Two students, gunman dead in New Mexico school shooting

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:14pm
(Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two students at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, before he himself died, state and local police said.

Be 'ready to GO!' Southern California warns residents as fires rage

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:53pm
FARIA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing 200,000 people to flee their homes with dangerous conditions forecast until Sunday.

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