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NYC housing agency agrees to lead cleanup under federal supervision

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:19pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The agency overseeing public housing in New York City has reached a deal to settle claims by federal authorities that it failed for years to remedy toxic lead paint and other hazards, according to a filing in Manhattan federal court on Monday.

Contractors injured by acid at Exxon's Baton Rouge complex: sources

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:08pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two contractors were burned by sulfuric acid in the chemical plant at Exxon Mobil Corp's Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refining and petrochemcial complex and sent to the hospital, sources familiar with plant operations said on Monday.

United flight diverted en route to Chicago on 'potential security concern'

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines flight UA971 from Rome to Chicago was diverted to Shannon, Ireland, following "a potential security concern," the airline said on Monday.

Two ex-Penn West executives must face U.S. SEC fraud charges

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:20am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered two former finance executives at Penn West Petroleum Ltd, now known as Obsidian Energy Ltd , to face regulatory charges that they helped engineer a multi-year accounting fraud to reduce the Canadian company's operating expenses.

Moody's cites 'positive' moves in new Illinois budget

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:53am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The fiscal 2019 Illinois budget enacted last week includes a voluntary pension buyout plan and a boost in school funding, which are credit-positive moves for the relatively low-rated state and its school districts, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.

'Bad combination' of winds, dry weather fan Colorado fire -official

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:39am
(Reuters) - Gusting winds and continued dry weather were driving the flames of a largely uncontrolled wildfire into an 11th day on Monday in southwest Colorado, where more than 2,000 homes have already been evacuated.

Supreme Court upholds Ohio voter registration purge policy

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 9:22am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived Ohio's contentious policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls, dealing a setback to voting rights proponents who said the practice has disenfranchised thousands of registered voters.

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

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 8:34am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge has refused to dismiss the corruption indictment of Dean Skelos, the former majority leader of the New York State Senate, and his son Adam, clearing the way for a trial.

House panel questions FDA's track record combating illegal opioids

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 6:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers fear the Food and Drug Administration is not doing enough to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States as the country works to combat the opioid epidemic.

U.S. House panel questions FDA's track record combating illegal opioids

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 6:22am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers fear the Food and Drug Administration is not doing enough to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States as the country works to combat the opioid epidemic.

Winds fanning wildfires won't die down until Tuesday: NWS

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:51am
(Reuters) - Gusting winds driving the flames of a largely uncontrolled wildfire are expected to keep fanning the blaze through an 11th day on Monday on the bone-dry hills of southwest Colorado, where more than 2,000 homes have already been evacuated.

Florida shooting survivors get standing ovation at Tony awards

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 9:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Student survivors of a Florida school shooting in February gave an emotional performance at the annual Tony Awards on Sunday, bringing the audience of Broadway stars to their feet.

CDC warns residents in eight U.S. states of cut-fruit Salmonella outbreak

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 8:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday urged residents of eight U.S. states to check for recalled pre-cut melon that is linked to an outbreak of Salmonella.

Four killed in small plane crash in Wisconsin

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 8:18pm
(Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a small plane lost altitude, slammed into trees and caught fire in a field just north of an airport in southern Wisconsin, authorities said.

Colorado wildfire doubles in size, thousands evacuated

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 7:25pm
(Reuters) - A largely unchecked Colorado wildfire nearly doubled in size from Saturday to Sunday, prompting a fresh round of evacuations,

Explosion at Hawaii volcano spews ash as lava flows into sea

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 3:44pm
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Reuters) - A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea Volcano on Sunday sent ash spewing into the air, creating a driving hazard for roads on parts of the Big Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Colorado wildfire doubles in size, hundreds more evacuations underway

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 1:06pm
(Reuters) - A Colorado wildfire nearly doubled in size from Saturday to Sunday and prompted hundreds more evacuations as dry and windy conditions were expected to persist, officials said.

Cuba says cause of illness in U.S. diplomats remains a mystery

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:17pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Sunday it remained baffled by health issues affecting U.S. diplomats, after the U.S. State Department reported two Cuba-based functionaries had symptoms similar to previous cases that began in late 2016.

U.S. soldier killed in Somalia firefight identified

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:04am
(Reuters) - A U.S. commando killed in a Somalia firefight against al-Shabaab militants was identified as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, the Department of Defense said late Saturday.

U.S. actors, TV networks agree to end casting couch

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:58pm
(Reuters) - The largest U.S. actors' union and the four major television networks on Saturday agreed to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes, ratifying a guideline the screen actors' guild had enacted on its own following the #MeToo uproar, the union said.

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