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Gusty winds persist, spreading fires in western U.S.

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:12pm
(Reuters) - Prime conditions for wildfires prevailed again on Wednesday in the western United States, where firefighters are battling to gain control over several large blazes that have forced the evacuation of more than 4,400 homes.

Oil majors ask U.S. judge to toss New York City climate lawsuit

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 2:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for major oil companies on Wednesday urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by New York City seeking to hold them financially liable for damages caused by global warming.

Exclusive: Half of Americans back Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 2:06pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Half of Americans approve of Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 1:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday.

Democrats fight for their future in tough statehouse races

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:28pm
TAMPA, Fla./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. But in the states most crucial to the party's future, they face grim odds, a Reuters analysis of election data has found.

U.S. judge orders EPA to limit pollution into New York, Connecticut

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take steps to curb ozone pollution that blows into New York and Connecticut from five other states.

Western U.S. wildfires spread as gusty winds persist

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:22am
(Reuters) - Prime conditions for wildfires prevailed again on Wednesday in the western United States, where firefighters are battling to gain control over several large blazes that have forced the evacuation of more than 4,400 homes.

U.S. judge orders EPA to limit pollution into New York, Connecticut

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:50am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take steps to curb ozone pollution that blows into New York and Connecticut from five other states.

VW to give up to $1,000 payments to polluting diesel owners in Vermont, Arizona

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:48am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG is paying owners of polluting diesel-powered vehicles up to $1,000 in additional payments to settle state lawsuits in Vermont, the state's attorney general said on Wednesday.

Minnesota online sensation raccoon captured atop skyscraper

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 8:57am
(Reuters) - A raccoon that climbed to the top of a 25-story St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday was captured after becoming a star on the web, where it won the hearts of followers across the United States and around the globe.

Raccoon reaches top of Minnesota skyscraper, touches hearts

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 7:35am
(Reuters) - A raccoon reached the top of a 25-story St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday after becoming a star on the web, where it captured the hearts of followers across the United States and around the globe.

Parkland survivors keep memory of shooting alive

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 7:27am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of seniors in red caps and gowns at their Florida high school graduation ceremony on June 3 listened intently to speakers who told them what they could achieve. "Don't let anything stop you," one said.

U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:22am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck.

UAW's new leader faces contract talks, federal probe

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:09am
DETROIT (Reuters) - The union that represents factory workers at the Detroit Three automakers was due to elect a new leader on Wednesday ahead of tough 2019 contract talks likely to coincide with declining U.S. sales of new vehicles.

Winds, high temperatures forecast as large wildfires burn in western U.S.

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 5:30am
(Reuters) - Prime conditions for wildfires are forecast for Wednesday in the western United States, where firefighters are battling to gain control over several large blazes that have forced the evacuation of more than 4,400 homes.

Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closure

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:03am
DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters battled to gain control over several large wildfires in Colorado on Tuesday, including two blazes at opposite ends of the state that have prompted the evacuation of more than 3,500 homes and the closure of a national forest.

Republican Sanford loses in South Carolina after Trump urges his ouster

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost a Republican congressional primary in South Carolina on Tuesday, after Trump urged voters to punish Sanford's disloyalty by tossing him from office.

Republican Sanford losing in South Carolina after Trump calls for his ouster

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, was losing a Republican congressional primary in South Carolina on Tuesday after Trump urged voters to punish Sanford's disloyalty by tossing him from office.

U.S. House sets debate next week on 'Dreamer' immigration bills

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, in a bid to settle a divisive election-year fight among his fellow Republicans, will bring two competing immigration bills to the House floor next week that are aimed at protecting illegal "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation.

Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb' tweet mystifies China

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:00pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - Ivanka Trump did not accompany her father to Singapore for his summit with Kim Jong Un, but in an apparent show of support, tweeted what she described as a Chinese proverb: "Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it."

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