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NBA player sues Milwaukee police, claiming excessive force

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:10pm
(Reuters) - A National Basketball Association player on Tuesday filed a civil lawsuit in federal court alleging Milwaukee police used excessive force in a January arrest that he claims officers unnecessarily escalated from a simple parking violation.

Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some powerful Hollywood producers and directors have criticized Twenty-First Century Fox Inc over its news commentators' support for the U.S. immigration crackdown that separates children from their parents, with one award-winning producer threatening to take his work elsewhere.

U.S. Marines awards amphibious vehicle deal to BAE: U.S. official

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded to BAE Systems PLC a contract to deliver its next generation of wheeled amphibious combat vehicles for transporting Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, according to a U.S. official and a person familiar with the decision.

EPA chief to face Senate panel in August

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify before the Senate's environment committee in August, panel chairman Senator John Barrasso said on Tuesday, where he will face questions about spending and ethics controversies.

China's Jinko to produce solar panels in Florida by fourth quarter despite tariffs

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:32pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd expects to start manufacturing solar panels at a new factory in Jacksonville, Florida, by the fourth quarter, and production will not be affected by the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, a company executive said on Tuesday.

U.S. State Department mocked for hosting Facebook family travel event

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department aroused anger and ridicule for hosting a Facebook event on Tuesday that offered tips on traveling with children at a time when the Trump administration is under fire for its policy of separating immigrant parents and children.

U.S. state, local tax revenue up 5.8 percent in first quarter: Census

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:14pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. state and local government tax revenue climbed to $350.2 billion in the first quarter of 2018, a rise of 5.8 percent compared with the same time period in 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Tuesday.

Drumbeat of opposition to family separation grows; Trump not budging

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats staged an impromptu congressional protest and moderate Republicans and key U.S. business groups pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop separating immigrant children from their parents as an opinion poll showed most Americans oppose the policy.

Ford to redevelop symbol of Detroit decline to house tech workers

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:16pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co executives on Tuesday said the automaker will renovate and revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit's infamous blighted landmark, turning it into offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services.

Bucks' Sterling Brown files suit against Milwaukee, police department

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:56pm
Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, stemming from an incident in which a stun gun was used during an arrest for a parking violation in January.

Washington, D.C. residents to vote on plan to hike wage for tipped workers

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C. residents on Tuesday are voting on a proposal that would more than quadruple the minimum wage for tipped workers, including servers, bartenders and hairstylists, to $15 an hour, matching that of other workers in the U.S. capital.

High heat, chance of flash floods lingers for parts of U.S.

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:34pm
(Reuters) - Hot, humid weather on Tuesday is expected to bring thunderstorms and a risk of flash floods from Texas to the southeastern United States, after damaging overnight storms in the Northeast region of the country, the National Weather Service said.

No more 'internment camps': Democrats disrupt congressional hearing

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:48am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Decrying "internment camps," Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration's policy of detaining immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Washington residents to vote on plan to give tipped workers a raise

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:43am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington residents on Tuesday are voting on a proposal that would more than quadruple the minimum wage for tipped workers, including servers, bartenders and hairstylists, to $15 an hour, matching that of other workers in the U.S. capital.

Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:01am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law. 

No more 'internment camps': U.S. Democrats disrupt congressional hearing

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:54am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Decrying "internment camps," Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration's policy of detaining immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Inside the prison hospice where no inmate dies alone

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:32am
VACAVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - One of Fernando Murillo's greatest fears is dying in prison.

California deals with dementia among aging inmates

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 9:43am
STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) - California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88.

Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 6:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices.

Trump, U.S. Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation.

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