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Trump economic adviser Kudlow in good condition after heart attack

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 9:04pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, a staunch defender of President Donald Trump's tough stance on global trade, was in good condition in a Washington-area hospital after suffering a heart attack, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday.

White House economic adviser Kudlow suffers heart attack: Trump

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 7:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffered a heart attack and is being treated at a Washington-area hospital, President Donald Trump said in a tweet.

Driving winds fan Colorado wildfire, 2,000 homes under evacuation

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 6:46pm
DENVER (Reuters) - Gusting winds and stubborn hot, dry weather in southwestern Colorado helped stoke a largely uncontrolled wildfire that grew by nearly a third to more than 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares) on Monday, with more than 2,000 homes under evacuation order.

Oregon lawmakers demand immigration detainees have access to lawyers

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats from Oregon said on Monday they are fearful that immigration detainees being held in a federal prison in Sheridan do not have access to lawyers for advice on their civil immigration cases.

Washington police say found no shooter in sweep of Justice Department

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 4:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police in Washington responded to reports of an active shooter at the Justice Department headquarters on Monday, but a spokeswoman said officers found no shooter in a sweep of the building.

U.S. Attorney General curbs asylum for immigrant victims of violence

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman raped and beaten by her former husband.

U.S. top court backs Ohio voter purge; Democrats blast ruling

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived Ohio's contentious policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls in a ruling powered by the five conservative justices and denounced by liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor as an endorsement of the disenfranchisement of minority and low-income Americans.

New Jersey governor's signature paves way for sports betting

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:23pm
(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday signed a bill to legalize sports betting, opening the door for the state to begin regulating and taxing the activity at casinos and racetracks.

Rosenstein calls for global collaboration on crime amid trade tension

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:19pm
MONTREAL (Reuters) - United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday called for global governments to "work together" on law enforcement, at a time when an escalating trade rift is pitting the United States against Canada and a number of Washington's other close trade partners.

Attorney General Sessions limits asylum for domestic violence victims

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who had been raped and beaten by her former husband.

Trump's coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers: cyber experts

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 2:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyber attacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers have a wide array of options for hitting electric infrastructure and nuclear facilities that are high-profile targets.

U.S.-bound flight diverted to Ireland after security scare

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 2:39pm
NEW YORK/DUBLIN (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago was diverted to Ireland's Shannon Airport on Monday after a message perceived as a potential security concern was discovered on board, Irish police and airline officials said.

New York in $1.2 billion settlement over housing authority: EPA

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York City and its housing authority have reached a proposed settlement with U.S. government agencies on a consent degree requiring a federal monitor and $1.2 billion in capital spending over five years to remedy violations of basic health and safety rules, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday.

Tennessee woman due in court after video shows grandchild in dog cage

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 1:29pm
(Reuters) - A Tennessee woman was scheduled to appear in court on Monday on child endangerment charges after a video showed one of her grandchildren emerging from a pet kennel in the back of an SUV on a hot day, police said.

U.S.-bound flight diverted to Ireland after threat found onboard

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 1:27pm
NEW YORK/DUBLIN (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago was diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland on Monday after "a message" was discovered on board, Irish police said.

Three workers burned by acid at Exxon's Baton Rouge complex: agency

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 1:22pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Three contract workers were burned by sulfuric acid on Monday in the chemical plant at Exxon Mobil Corp's Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refining and petrochemical complex, a state environmental spokesman said.

Driving winds fan Colorado wildfire, 2,000 homes evacuated

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 1:09pm
(Reuters) - Gusting winds and continued dry weather in southwestern Colorado helped to fan a largely uncontrolled wildfire that grew by nearly one-third to more than 22,000 acres on Monday, forcing the evacuation of more than 2,000 homes.

U.S.-bound United flight diverted after threat found onboard

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:57pm
NEW YORK/DUBLIN (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago was diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland on Monday after "a message" was discovered on board, Irish police said.

Ex-NY state senate leader, son fail to end corruption case

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge let stand a corruption indictment against former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam, and refused to move next week's retrial out of state despite their claim it would be too hard to find an impartial jury.

Sessions expected to issue decision on U.S. asylum for domestic violence victims

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:25pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday he will issue a decision on asylum policies that will "restore the sound principles of asylum and longstanding principles of immigration law."

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