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Exclusive: Dozens of refugee resettlement offices to close as Trump downsizes program

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Refugee resettlement agencies are preparing to shutter more than 20 offices across the United States and cut back operations in more than 40 others after the State Department told them to pare their operations, according to plans seen by Reuters.

Climber dies in fall from Oregon peak, others stranded for hours

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:25am
TIMBERLINE LODGE, Ore. (Reuters) - A climber died after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) from Mount Hood in Oregon and at least seven spent hours stranded on the face of the mountain on Tuesday as temperatures rose and ice and rock broke loose, officials said.

In long Afghan war, U.S. Army tries new way to deploy trainers

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:10am
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Reuters) - As a U.S. Army medic, Sergeant First Class Jonathan Ortega admits that when he gets to Afghanistan, his instinct will be to help care for any wounded Afghan troops. It is a feeling he will have to fight.

For one U.S. immigrant family, short-term public aid meant long-term security

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Abosede Akingbade Thomas, a Nigerian immigrant to the United States, was ordered to bed rest in 1981 during a difficult pregnancy, she followed her doctor's advice to sign up for food stamps and another aid program providing support to pregnant and nursing women.

U.S. restaurant workers target low wages in campaign against sexual harassment

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:48pm
(Reuters) - Restaurant workers in seven U.S. cities on Tuesday lobbied state and local lawmakers to combat sexual harassment in the industry by shifting from the $2.13 federal minimum wage for tipped employees to a higher "fair" wage.

Building diplomacy, not just walls: U.S. starts work on new Mexico embassy

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:13pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States broke ground on a new $943 million embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday, a move hailed by officials from both countries as a win for diplomacy after months of tension over President Donald Trump's plan to build a tall border wall.

Passenger jet lands in Hawaii after engine covering rips apart

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:42pm
(Reuters) - Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Honolulu had a scary trip over the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, after the casing around one of the engines ripped apart, officials said.

At least 10 San Francisco middle school students sickened by mystery substance

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:11pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - At least 10 students at a San Francisco middle school underwent medical treatment on Tuesday for exposure to an unknown substance, possibly an illicit drug, that some of the youngsters appeared to have ingested, emergency and school officials said.

One man killed, two wounded in shooting in Utah: police

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:09pm
(Reuters) - One man was killed and two other men were wounded in a shooting outside Salt Lake City on Tuesday, and police said were looking for whoever carried out the attack.

Multiple people reported injured in shooting in Utah: police

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:24pm
(Reuters) - Multiple people were reported to have been wounded on Tuesday in a shooting in West Valley City, Utah, police said on Twitter.

Climber killed in fall, others stranded on Mount Hood, Oregon

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:16pm
TIMBERLINE LODGE, Ore. (Reuters) - A climber was killed after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) on Mount Hood in Oregon and up to 15 other people remained stranded on the mountain in difficult conditions on Tuesday, authorities said.

U.S. embassy worker dies climbing Mexico's highest peak

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:31pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A U.S. embassy worker in Mexico has died while hiking the nation's tallest peak, Pico de Orizaba, the U.S. embassy said on Tuesday.

Vornado says will sell stake in Kushner's flagship Manhattan tower

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of New York's largest property owners said on Tuesday it would sell its minority stake in a Manhattan office tower on Fifth Avenue controlled by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Revised Puerto Rico fiscal plan taps federal budget money

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello released a revised fiscal plan on Tuesday that will use $18 billion of additional money from the U.S. federal budget to transform the bankrupt island's deficit into a $3.4 billion surplus within six years.

Climber badly hurt in fall, others stranded on Mount Hood, Oregon

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:55pm
(Reuters) - A climber was critically injured after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) on Mount Hood in Oregon and seven to 15 other people remained stranded on the mountain in difficult conditions on Tuesday, authorities said.

Powdery substance sent to Washington building housing Obama office

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police and fire officials on Tuesday removed a powdery substance sent to the office building where former U.S. President Barack Obama leases space, but the material was found to be harmless, the U.S. Secret Service said.

Colorado shuts down funeral home operated by body parts broker

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:19pm
(Reuters) - Colorado officials indefinitely shut down the funeral home and crematory this week of a woman who runs a side business selling donated body parts from the same building.

Vornado's Roth says he does back Hudson River tunnel project

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:46pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A billionaire real estate executive close to President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that contrary to recent news reports he believes a proposed new rail tunnel under the Hudson River connecting New York City and New Jersey is one of the most critical U.S. infrastructure projects.

'Chelsea Bomber' receives two life sentences

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:20pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Jersey man convicted of planting bombs in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood in 2016 received two life sentences on Tuesday, after expressing no remorse in a Manhattan courtroom for engineering the explosion that injured 30 people.

Southwest is sued by Arabic speaker who was removed from plane

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:16pm
(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co was sued on Tuesday by an American citizen who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee and said he was removed from a California flight after another passenger became unnerved upon hearing him speak in Arabic.

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