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U.S. judge sends former Trump campaign head Manafort to jail

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday sent Paul Manafort to jail pending trial after he was charged with witness tampering, in the latest episode in a slow fall from grace of a man who was President Donald Trump's campaign chairman in 2016.

Former Trump campaign chief Manafort sent to jail by U.S. judge

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sent Paul Manafort to jail pending trial after he was charged with witness tampering, in the latest episode in a slow fall from grace for a man who was President Donald Trump's campaign chairman in 2016.

Derailed Florida roller coaster passed inspection hours earlier: state

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:20pm
(Reuters) - A small roller coaster that derailed in Daytona Beach, ejecting two riders who fell 34 feet (10 meters) to the ground, passed a state inspection earlier the same day, Florida state officials said on Friday.

House immigration bill plans in turmoil following Trump opposition

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican efforts to debate immigration legislation next week in the U.S. House of Representatives were in turmoil on Friday after President Donald Trump blasted one of two delicately crafted proposals that had a better chance of passing.

U.S. judge sends Trump's former campaign chief Manafort to jail

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sent President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to jail pending trial, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged him last week with witness tampering.

Southern Star natural gas pipeline catches fire in Kansas

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:48am
(Reuters) - A natural gas pipeline operated by Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc caught fire in a rural area of Kansas, the company said on Friday, adding that no injuries were reported.

TransCanada fixes part of Leach Xpress natgas pipe after West Virginia blast

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:41am
(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp's Columbia Gas Transmission (TCO) unit said it fixed a section of the Leach Xpress natural gas pipeline downstream of a pipe blast in West Virginia last week.

Manafort pleads not guilty to witness-tampering charges, judge weighs revoking bail

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:19am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty on Friday to new witness tampering charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Trump says he will not sign moderate 'Dreamer' immigration bill

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:51am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not sign the more moderate of two bills under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives that are meant to address the threat of deportation hanging over the United States' "Dreamer" immigrants.

Florida roller coaster derails, dropping two riders to ground

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:33am
(Reuters) - Two roller coaster riders fell 34 feet (10 m) to the ground when their car derailed on the Daytona Beach, Florida, boardwalk on Thursday, the fire department said.

Crews battling U.S. wildfires face hot, dry conditions before rain comes

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:29am
DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters battling several unrelenting wildfires in the U.S. Southwest will face windy and dry weather on Friday before possibly getting a reprieve over the weekend, when widespread showers and thunderstorms are forecast.

Harvard records show discrimination against Asian-Americans: group

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:24am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University killed an internal investigation in 2013 that found evidence the Ivy League school's admissions system is biased against Asian-American applicants, a nonprofit group suing the university alleged in a court filing on Friday.

Cut off by Hawaii lava, pot growers refuse to let go dream

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 7:21am
HALEKAMAHINA HILL, Hawaii (Reuters) - Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii's Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana. 

Soaring costs, loss of benefits top Americans' healthcare worries: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 7:18am
(Reuters) - For over a year now, Americans have listed healthcare as the most important problem facing the country, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.

Food aid curbs sought by Republicans would hit rural poor

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:08am
WEBSTER COUNTY, W.Va. (Reuters) - Bruce Green's family of six scratches out a living in this remote, politically conservative corner of the Appalachian Mountains thanks in part to about $600 a month in U.S. food aid.

Crews battling U.S. wildfires face hot, dry conditions before wet weather

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:23am
DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters battling several unrelenting wildfires in the U.S. southwest will face windy and dry conditions on Friday before possibly getting a reprieve over the weekend when widespread showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast.

Trump's former lawyer seeks restraining order against Avenatti

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:57am
(Reuters) - Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, asked a federal court in California on Thursday to issue a restraining order against the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a court document showed.

Two fall to ground when roller-coaster car derails in Florida, fire department says

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:53am
(Reuters) - Two roller-coaster riders fell 34 feet (10 m) to the ground when their car derailed on the Daytona Beach, Florida, boardwalk on Thursday, the fire department said.

Trump's former lawyer requests restraining order against Avenatti

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:00am
(Reuters) - Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, asked a federal court in California on Thursday to issue a restraining order against the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a court document showed.

Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:37pm
HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said.

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