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(Reuters) – The U.S. government on Monday urged a federal appeals court to issue an order blocking a lawsuit over climate change brought by a group of Oregon teenagers, warning that allowing it to go forward could lead to a constitutional crisis. At a hearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York emergency authorities were responding to reports of an explosion at New York’s Port Authority, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs, during Monday morning’s rush hour. Local news channel WABC cited police sources as saying a possible pipe bomb detonated in a passageway below ground at Port Authority. Media
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Donald Trump’s supporters, saying a vote for Moore would be a vote for Trump’s agenda. In the final days before Tuesday’s special election, opinion polls show a
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VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – California’s largest wildfire pushed toward prosperous coastal cities on Sunday, prompting a new wave of evacuations as firefighters struggled to curb its destructive power with the gusty winds that have fueled fires for nearly a week. Authorities ordered residents in parts of Carpinteria and Montecito to evacuate early on Sunday as
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VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – The largest California wildfire advanced on coastal towns near Santa Barbara on Sunday, stoked by the gusty winds and dry conditions that have fueled destructive blazes across the state’s southern region. Authorities ordered residents in parts of Carpinteria and Montecito to evacuate early on Sunday as the Thomas Fire edged closer
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VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters in Southern California made progress on Saturday in their multifront battle against a slew of wildfires that have killed at least one person, destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced more than 200,000 people from their homes this week. As the dry Santa Ana winds that have fueled the blazes abated
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday juxtaposed a high-profile murder case involving an illegal immigrant from Mexico with efforts in Congress to protect undocumented immigrants brought into the United States when they were children. FILE PHOTO: Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, arrested in connection with the July 1, 2015, shooting of Kate Steinle
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(Reuters) – Southern California’s Getty Center, one of the world’s wealthiest art institutions, said it had survived a wildfire tearing through Los Angeles thanks to a disaster plan that has it ready for earthquakes as well. FILE PHOTO: People walk around the Getty Center art museum and tourist landmark in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on
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(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of a Wisconsin man in a case chronicled in the television documentary “Making of a Murderer,” overturning a lower court judge who had tossed out the original guilty verdict. FILE PHOTO: Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to block the release of documents concerning his decision to end a program that shielded from deportation hundreds of thousands of young adults dubbed “Dreamers” brought into the country illegally as children. FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators protest in front
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(Reuters) – The trade group representing U.S. drugmakers on Friday said it has a filed a lawsuit to stop California from implementing a law aimed at reining in prescription drug prices. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), in a statement, said it filed litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The parent company of the Boston Herald filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday and will look to sell the newspaper to Gatehouse Media LLC, a move that underscores the hard times facing traditional print journalism. Publisher and owner Patrick Purcell broke the news personally to the newspaper’s staff and said
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(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. FILE PHOTO: Jeffrey Sandusky is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by
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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. Almost 200,000 Californians have been chased from their homes as more than
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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. A firefighter is working on extinguishing the Lilac Fire, a fast moving wildfire in
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(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. People walk past a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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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. The blazes have destroyed hundreds of houses and forced many Los Angeles-area schools to close. Flames hopscotched over highways and
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Wildfires roared through canyons, hillsides and residential areas in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, while gusting winds hampered firefighters’ efforts to knock down the flames. Some 200,000 people have evacuated ahead of the fires, which have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced hundreds of Los Angeles-area
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Josh Brookhart has four health insurers to choose from in Seattle’s King County for 2018, more than many Americans like him who buy coverage on the Obamacare individual market. FILE PHOTO: Joshua Lemacks, 14, who has a congenital heart defect, practices archery in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman/File Photo
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorneys for Leandra English, the deputy director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on Wednesday filed fresh paperwork challenging President Donald Trump and his pick to lead the consumer watchdog. FILE PHOTO: Leandra English (L), current acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) meets with Senate Democratic Leader
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