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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.

GM plans $175 million retooling of Michigan plant for Cadillac sedans

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:45am
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co will invest $175 million to modernize and retool a plant in Lansing, Michigan, to build the next generation of luxury Cadillac sedans, the company said on Monday.

Supreme Court declines to curb electoral map manipulation

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:39am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to election reformers by declining to use high-profile cases from Wisconsin and Maryland to curb the ability of state lawmakers to draw electoral districts purely for partisan advantage.

Prosecution urges murder conviction of former New England mob boss

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:11am
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Monday urged jurors to find a former New England mob boss guilty of murdering a nightclub manager in 1993, citing the testimony of the ex-partner of convicted Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger who said he saw it happen.

Supreme Court sidesteps major rulings on electoral map manipulation

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped major rulings on whether state lawmakers should face curbs on their ability to draw legislative districts purely for partisan advantage, issuing narrow rulings in cases from Wisconsin and Maryland regarding the practice called partisan gerrymandering.

Supreme Court rejects Republican bid to block Maryland electoral district

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed Republican voters in Maryland by refusing for now to block congressional district lines drawn by Democrats to maximize partisan advantage.

Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories: Pew survey

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Only a quarter of U.S. adults in a recent survey could fully identify factual statements - as opposed to opinion - in news stories, the Pew Research Center found in a study released on Monday.

Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:45am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - After two recent botched U.S. executions of inmates with compromised veins, a convicted murderer and rapist is arguing he is too ill to be put to death by lethal injection in Texas later this month.

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