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White House defends immigration policy as outrage grows over children

1 hour 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.

Woman rescued after trapped in collapse building in New York

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman was rescued after she was trapped in rubble when a vacant seven-story building partially collapsed onto smaller buildings in Poughkeepsie, New York, during a brief thunderstorm on Monday, the city's mayor said.

Kansas judge strikes down voter ID law

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:37pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge struck down a Kansas law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in a decision on Monday that could make voter registration easier in the state in the run-up to November mid-term elections.

Turkey indicts father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member: report

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:30pm
(Reuters) - Mehmet Kanter, the father of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, has been indicted by a Turkish court on charges he was "a member of a terrorist organization," Turkish state media reported on Monday.

Maryland woman pleads guilty to using IDs from massive U.S. government hack

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Maryland woman pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in a scheme to use identification data stolen in a massive 2015 data hack of a U.S. government agency to get fraudulent personal and vehicle loans through a Virginia-based credit union, the Justice Department said.

As outrage grows over children, White House defends immigration policy

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.

U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:14pm
(Reuters) - Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported.

Woman trapped after building collapses in New York's Hudson Valley

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 7:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least one woman was trapped in rubble in Poughkeepsie, New York, after a vacant seven-story building partially collapsed onto smaller buildings on Monday during a brief thunderstorm, according to the city's fire department.

U.S. charges ex-CIA employee with leaking classified data, child porn offenses

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 7:09pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors on Monday charged a former CIA employee with allegedly leaking classified national defense information to an unnamed organization that publicly disseminates such data, as well as child pornography offenses.

Florida rapper XXXTentacion, 20, dies in shooting

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:16pm
(Reuters) - Up-and-coming U.S. rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead near Miami, Florida, on Monday, police said.

Woman trapped after building collapse in New York's Hudson Valley

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:36pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least one woman was trapped in rubble in Poughkeepsie, New York after a vacant seven-story building partially collapsed onto smaller buildings on Monday, according to the city's police department and local media reports.

Judge cancels hearing in Stormy Daniels case against Trump, Cohen

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:33pm
(Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge has canceled a June 21 hearing at which a lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels planned to seek the resumption of her lawsuit there against U.S. President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen.

Wendy's under fire after employee films mouse amid buns

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:55pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Wendy's restaurant in Oklahoma is under fire after an employee video showing a mouse inside a bag of hamburger buns was widely shared online.

Bid-rigging trial begins for ex-State University of New York official

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:20pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute went to trial on Monday on charges that he helped rig a 2013 bidding process for a billion-dollar development project intended to revitalize the Buffalo, New York, region.

Trump orders creation of space-focused U.S. military branch

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus on space, a move critics said could harm the Air Force.

Heat wave wilts much of U.S. Midwest, Northeast

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:55pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago and St. Louis sweltered on Monday at the center of a heat wave that stretched across the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, although relief could come as soon as Monday evening in some areas.

Embattled Rosenstein wins case at U.S. Supreme Court

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 U.S. Justice Department official who has come under criticism from President Donald Trump, picked up a legal victory for Trump's administration at the Supreme Court on Monday in the first case he ever argued there.

Trump administration seeks to limit court's 'sanctuary cities' order

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration, escalating its fight with so-called sanctuary cities, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to narrow a lower court's nationwide order preventing the federal government from denying public safety grants to municipalities that limit cooperation on immigration enforcement.

Trump orders creation of U.S. force to dominate space

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the establishment of a sixth branch of the military to clear the way for American dominance of space.

Americans own nearly half world's guns in civilian hands: survey

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:08am
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Americans make up 4 percent of the world's population but owned about 46 percent of the estimated 857 million weapons in civilian hands at the end of 2017, a survey showed on Monday.

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