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Florida roller coaster derails, dropping two riders to ground

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:33am
(Reuters) - Two roller coaster riders fell 34 feet (10 m) to the ground when their car derailed on the Daytona Beach, Florida, boardwalk on Thursday, the fire department said.

Crews battling U.S. wildfires face hot, dry conditions before rain comes

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:29am
DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters battling several unrelenting wildfires in the U.S. Southwest will face windy and dry weather on Friday before possibly getting a reprieve over the weekend, when widespread showers and thunderstorms are forecast.

Harvard records show discrimination against Asian-Americans: group

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:24am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University killed an internal investigation in 2013 that found evidence the Ivy League school's admissions system is biased against Asian-American applicants, a nonprofit group suing the university alleged in a court filing on Friday.

Cut off by Hawaii lava, pot growers refuse to let go dream

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 7:21am
HALEKAMAHINA HILL, Hawaii (Reuters) - Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii's Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana. 

Soaring costs, loss of benefits top Americans' healthcare worries: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 7:18am
(Reuters) - For over a year now, Americans have listed healthcare as the most important problem facing the country, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.

Food aid curbs sought by Republicans would hit rural poor

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:08am
WEBSTER COUNTY, W.Va. (Reuters) - Bruce Green's family of six scratches out a living in this remote, politically conservative corner of the Appalachian Mountains thanks in part to about $600 a month in U.S. food aid.

Crews battling U.S. wildfires face hot, dry conditions before wet weather

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:23am
DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters battling several unrelenting wildfires in the U.S. southwest will face windy and dry conditions on Friday before possibly getting a reprieve over the weekend when widespread showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast.

Trump's former lawyer seeks restraining order against Avenatti

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:57am
(Reuters) - Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, asked a federal court in California on Thursday to issue a restraining order against the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a court document showed.

Two fall to ground when roller-coaster car derails in Florida, fire department says

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:53am
(Reuters) - Two roller-coaster riders fell 34 feet (10 m) to the ground when their car derailed on the Daytona Beach, Florida, boardwalk on Thursday, the fire department said.

Trump's former lawyer requests restraining order against Avenatti

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:00am
(Reuters) - Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, asked a federal court in California on Thursday to issue a restraining order against the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a court document showed.

Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:37pm
HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said.

Four children slain at start of Florida standoff: police

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 6:59pm
(Reuters) - A convicted felon who engaged police in a nearly daylong standoff at his Florida apartment before taking his own life fatally shot four children in their sleep at the start of the confrontation, the Orlando Police Department said on Thursday.

Kellogg issues massive Honey Smacks cereal recall over Salmonella risk

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 6:11pm
(Reuters) - Kellogg Co said on Thursday it is recalling an estimated 1.3 million cases of its Honey Smacks cereal from more than 30 U.S. states due to the potential for Salmonella contamination, in the latest case of U.S. food products possibly tainted by the illness-causing bacteria.

Rare Audubon 'Birds of America' sells for $9.6 million in New York

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:56pm
(Reuters) - A first edition of John James Audubon's "The Birds of America," one of the most celebrated books of natural history, sold for $9.65 million at auction in New York on Thursday, Christie's said.

Lawsuit challenges Texas abortion curbs

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:29pm
(Reuters) - An abortion provider that in 2016 persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to void parts of a restrictive Texas law on Thursday filed a new lawsuit challenging dozens of that state's other curbs on the procedure as unconstitutional.

Boeing wins $1.5 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co has been awarded a $1.5 billion contract for upgrades of F/A-18A/B, C/D, E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and foreign military sales customers, the Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday.

Report rebukes Comey, but says no bias in Clinton email case

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 2:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey made a "serious error of judgment" when he announced shortly before the 2016 U.S. presidential election that he was reopening an investigation into candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said on Thursday.

Michigan adopts strictest lead water rules in the United States

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 2:07pm
(Reuters) - Michigan on Thursday adopted the strictest U.S. rules to guard against lead in drinking water, a move sparked by the Flint water crisis that exposed thousands of city residents to the toxic chemical, officials said.

New York sues Trump and his charity over 'self-dealing'

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 1:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York state attorney general sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his foundation on Thursday, saying he illegally used the nonprofit as a personal "checkbook" for his own benefit, including his 2016 presidential campaign.

Two men plead not guilty in U.S. court in Kansas in 'swatting' death

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 1:58pm
(Reuters) - Two men have pleaded not guilty in federal court in Kansas after they were accused of escalating an online video gaming spat into falsely reporting an emergency, leading police to kill an unarmed man, according to court records.

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