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Death toll from China quakes rises to 11

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:14:09 -0400

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors from rubbl....
Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:07:18 -0400

The researchers examined 742 human skeletons unearthed at the prehistoric ruins of Catalhoyuk, inhabited from 9,100 to 7,950 years ago during a pivotal time in human evolution, for clues about what li....
Death toll from China quakes rises to 11

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:07:13 -0400

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, June 18 (Reuters) - The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors f....
Salvini proclaims Italy to be Washington's best EU ally

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:00:08 -0400

Italy is the United States' most reliable ally in Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday, keen to present himself as a strong, trustworthy statesman during a flying visit to Washi....
Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:58:38 -0400

The researchers examined 742 human skeletons unearthed at the prehistoric ruins of Catalhoyuk, inhabited from 9,100 to 7,950 years ago during a pivotal time in human evolution, for clues about what li....
North Carolina GOP pushes back on redistricting allegations

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:55:46 -0400

Attorneys for North Carolina Republican lawmakers pushed back hard in state court on Monday over accusations the legislators misled federal judges in an earlier redistricting lawsuit. Republican legi....
Rangers' Pence (groin) lands on IL

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:55:45 -0400

The Texas Rangers placed outfielder Hunter Pence on the 10-day injured list Monday because of a strained right groin. Pence sustained the injury Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds, when he was playin....
Fire triggers pollution concerns at US Steel coke plant

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:55:37 -0400

The second fire in six months at U.S. Steel's massive coke plant outside Pittsburgh knocked a key pollution control system offline Monday, triggering a health warning as officials monitored the air ar....
The Latest: Man charged in deadly California fire testifies

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:54:52 -0400

One of two men being blamed for a warehouse fire that killed 36 people in the San Francisco Bay Area two years ago denied being involved in organizing a concert the night the fire broke out. Max Harr....
Lawmakers raise alarm after wave of Philly shootings

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:52:39 -0400

Lawmakers from Philadelphia called for increased action from state and city officials Monday to stem a rising tide of gun violence that included a fatal shooting when someone sprayed gunfire into a hi....
Reuters US Domestic News Summary

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:52:10 -0400

The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's ban on mining the radioactive metal, rebuffing a challenge backed by Presiden....
Reuters World News Summary

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:52:09 -0400

There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security C....
Reuters Sports News Summary

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:52:08 -0400

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett, sidelined all season after suffering a severe groin strain near the end of spring training, began....
Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:44:12 -0400

The bill, called the "Roe Act" by supporters, would amend current state law, which allows abortions after 24 weeks only to preserve the life or health of the mother. The bill would also eliminate the....
UPDATE 1-Navy SEAL's trial for war crimes begins in San Diego

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:38:38 -0400

Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader court-martialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians, a war crimes case that h....
Man, 24, pleads guilty in transgender woman's 2016 death

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:37:07 -0400

Alabama authorities say a 24-year-old Birmingham man has pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder of victims he targeted because they were transgender. The Birmingham News reports that Denzell T....
Chicago gang member found guilty of shooting ATF agent

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:23:42 -0400

A federal jury on Monday convicted a man accused of shooting a U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent he allegedly mistook for a rival Chicago street gang member. Ernesto Godinez, 29, w....
Shanahan's confirmation hearing for defense secretary delayed amid FBI investigation

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:22:28 -0400

Patrick Shanahan is facing a protracted FBI investigation that has delayed his Senate hearing until at least next month. With Shanahan’s confirmation on hold, press reports have questioned his relatio....
Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:17:59 -0400

An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying more than 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was shot dead Monday after he opened fire outside a busy federal courthouse in downtown Dallas....
Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:17:14 -0400

The number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades in fast-growing, ethnically diverse states such as Texas, Arizona and Nevada as the nation's population center shifts s....
Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:16:19 -0400

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in the Indiana city where Pete Buttigieg is mayor presents both political peril for a presidential candidate who has struggled to connect with min....
House GOP education bill moving forward as teachers protest

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:11:10 -0400

Despite teacher protests, Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates have advanced their wide-ranging education proposal to allow the state's first charter schools. Lawmakers in the GOP-cont....
2020 NBA prospect LaMelo Ball heads to Australia

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:07:52 -0400

LaMelo Ball, a 17-year-old point guard, announced Monday he will play for the Illawarra Hawks of Australia's National Basketball League this year. Ball will join another American teenager, guard RJ H....
More than 20 Mississippi students hospitalized in bus crash

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:06:08 -0400

A bus fell onto its side on a busy Mississippi highway Monday, causing more than 20 high school students to be hospitalized. One student was airlifted to a hospital with severe injuries, Mississippi ....
Packers claim TE Roberts off waivers from Lions

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:03:32 -0400

The Green Bay Packers claimed tight end Michael Roberts off waivers from the Detroit Lions on Monday, according to multiple reports. The Lions released Roberts on Friday after his trade to the New En....
London named Europe's top 'tech for good' hotspot

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:01:00 -0400

From mobile food sharing to 3D-printed splints, London has been named the best European city for developing technology to solve environmental and social problems, according to E.U.-funded research unv....
Banks to include CO2 emission measures in shipping loan decisions

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:01:00 -0400

A group of leading banks will for the first time include efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions in their decision making when providing shipping company loans, executives said on Tuesday. Internatio....
Britain rebuffs call for 'fast fashion' levy to tackle labour abuse, waste

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:01:00 -0400

Britain's government rejected calls on Tuesday from parliamentarians to introduce a new levy on clothing sales to help tackle labour abuses and environmental damage in the country's fashion industry. ....
Explosion levels New Jersey home, injuring lone occupant

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:59:03 -0400

An explosion leveled a home in New Jersey on Monday, injuring the lone occupant, who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer and first responders. Authorities said one firefi....
Couple want officers fired who pointed guns over shoplifting

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:52:29 -0400

A man and his pregnant fiancée said Monday that they want Phoenix to fire the officers who pointed guns and yelled profanities at them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store. Dravon....
UPDATE 2-Brazil's Bolsonaro replaces head of BNDES development bank

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:50:03 -0400

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government has named a 38-year-old banking executive as the head of development bank BNDES, replacing Joaquim Levy, who resigned on Sunday after Bolsonaro publicly....
Judge declares mistrial on remaining counts in Benghazi case

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:36:54 -0400

A U.S. judge has declared a mistrial on 15 remaining charges against a Libyan militant who was found guilty last week of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks. The mistrial in the....
Former Greitens' investigator indicted on 7 felonies

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:33:26 -0400

A former FBI agent accused of botching the criminal investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens turned himself in Monday after being indicted on charges alleging that he lied in a deposition a....
Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:32:51 -0400

A survivor of the Parkland school shooting announced Monday that Harvard University withdrew his admission over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and text messages nearly two years ago. ....
The Latest: Arizona governor calls police video 'disturbing'

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:28:17 -0400

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says a video showing Phoenix police aiming guns and yelling profanities at a man and a pregnant woman holding a baby is disturbing and unacceptable. Ducey praised the transpar....
Small weekly newspaper praised for standing with immigrants

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:26:31 -0400

A small weekly newspaper in western Minnesota is receiving praise for a column that took a tongue-in-cheek approach to stand up for diversity. Last month, the Pelican Rapids Press posted high school ....
Maine bans single-use plastic grocery bags by Earth Day 2020

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:26:05 -0400

Maine will ban single-use plastic bags in grocery stores statewide by 2020, according to legislation signed by the governor Monday. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill with the goal of limiti....
The Latest: No video of officer shooting in Buttigieg's city

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:25:57 -0400

Authorities say no police video exists of the confrontation during which an officer fatally shot a black man in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) ....
U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:23:46 -0400

WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were "defensive purpose....
The Latest: Man who fired at Texas courthouse just graduated

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:23:39 -0400

A 22-year-old man who was killed after opening fire outside a federal courthouse in Dallas had just graduated from community college in Corpus Christi. Brian Isaack Clyde was fatally shot Monday as h....
Padres' Machado suspended one game after ejection

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:21:47 -0400

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for "aggressively arguing and making contact with" an umpire Saturday, MLB announced Monday. The su....
Closing arguments at trial of self-improvement group founder

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:21:20 -0400

A secret society billed as a "sisterhood" that would empower women instead was a scam used to put them under the control of the sex-crazed leader of a purported self-help group, a federal prosecutor s....
Bah humbug! Trump's plan for more China tariffs to hit festive shoppers

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:13:54 -0400

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - This year's holiday season could be tighter for many Americans if the U.S. government imposes tariffs on another $300 billion worth of Chinese imports - because that wi....
Land swap may allow pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:13:18 -0400

A land swap with the federal government could allow a developer to install a natural gas pipeline that crosses the Appalachian Trail. The Roanoke Times reports details of the deal were disclosed Mond....
Soccer-Norway sweat after playmaker Hansen suffers ankle injury

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:10:42 -0400

Norway playmaker Caroline Graham Hansen said on Monday she was confident of being fit for their last 16 match on Saturday after sustaining an ankle injury in a 2-1 win over South Korea. Hansen appear....
The Latest: Off-duty cop may have saved house blast victim

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:09:32 -0400

An off-duty police officer's quick actions may have saved the life of a man inside a house that exploded in northern New Jersey. Hagop Cigercioglu was walking nearby when the house exploded Monday in....
EXCLUSIVE-U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East-sources

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:09:12 -0400

The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials....
Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:59:37 -0400

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation on Monday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts, after the Chinese firm demanded that Verizon Communicati....
Lawyers: Files sent by Alex Jones contained child porn

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:58:26 -0400

Lawyers for the families of children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School disclosed Monday that child pornography was found in electronic files sent to them by conspiracy theorist Infowar....
Bah humbug! Trump's plan for more China tariffs to hit festive shoppers

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:58:25 -0400

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 17 (Reuters) - This year's holiday season could be tighter for many Americans if the U.S. government imposes tariffs on another $300 billion worth of Chinese imports - becaus....