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Thousands of water lines to be replaced in Flint settlement

22 min 54 sec ago
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement requiring state officials to replace water lines serving at least 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan over the next three years to address a crisis that exposed residents to lead in their drinking water.

Fourth body found following Oakland building fire

1 hour 2 min ago
(Reuters) - The body of a fourth victim was found on Tuesday in the rubble of an Oakland, California residential building destroyed by a fast-moving fire, the local sheriff's office said.

U.S. sanctuary cities weigh response to Trump's threat to curb funding

1 hour 6 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Officials from so-called sanctuary cities met in New York on Tuesday to discuss their response to threats from the Trump administration to cut off some funding to cities and states that fail to assist federal authorities in arresting illegal immigrants.

Uber discloses workforce diversity numbers

1 hour 24 min ago
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc disclosed workforce diversity numbers for the first time on Tuesday, as the ride hailing services company looks to repair its tarnished image following a series of embarrassing setbacks.

Black Tesla worker says he faced racist taunts, violent threats

1 hour 38 min ago
(Reuters) - A black production worker at Tesla Inc has filed a lawsuit claiming his job quickly turned from "a dream come true" to a nightmare when he was subjected to racial epithets and threats of violence from coworkers.

White House backs repeal of broadband privacy rules

1 hour 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that the Trump administration strongly supports a bill to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.

Oklahoma man kills three suspected burglars with AR-15 rifle

3 hours 18 min ago
(Reuters) - An Oklahoma man shot and killed three suspected teenage burglars with an assault rifle when they broke into his home, and the 23-year-old is unlikely to be charged based on initial evidence, authorities said on Tuesday.

Cache of Civil War cannon balls found at Pennsylvania construction site

3 hours 43 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - The discovery of a cache of cannon balls left behind after the worst civilian disaster of the U.S. Civil War brought construction on a Pennsylvania apartment complex to a halt on Tuesday while workers waited for the ordnance to be removed.

Amazon launches store-pick grocery service in Seattle

3 hours 46 min ago
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc launched AmazonFresh Pickup at its brick-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle, as the online giant attempts to crack into the multi-billion dollar grocery market dominated by retail giants such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Secret Service investigating suspicious package on White House grounds

4 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a suspicious package on the grounds of the White House, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Tuesday.

Three Iraqi refugees in U.S. charged with immigration fraud: Justice Dept.

5 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Iraqi refugees living in Virginia were arrested on Tuesday and charged with immigration fraud for allegedly attempting to obtain naturalization as U.S. citizens in a manner contrary to law, the Justice Department said.

Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate over IQ claim

5 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a death row inmate convicted of a 1980 Houston murder who argued that Texas used an obsolete standard to assess whether a defendant has an intellectual disability that would preclude execution.

Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

6 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court.

Trump touts expected Ford announcement on plant investments

8 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump touted Ford Motor Co's expected announcement later on Tuesday about investments and jobs at its U.S. plants, saying the automaker would be making a major investment in three Michigan facilities.

Two Miami police officers shot in ambush-style attack: police

12 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - A group of men shot and wounded two police officers in an ambush-style attack outside an apartment building in Miami late on Monday, media reported.

Manhunt prompts evacuation of Arizona wildlife park

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:26pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A manhunt for an armed fugitive that triggered the evacuation of a popular wildlife park south of the Grand Canyon ended peacefully on Monday with the arrest of the suspect, police in Arizona said.

Perry pushes Nevada nuclear waste site in first official visit

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 7:10pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunchly opposed to the project.

Brazil meat scandal fuels calls for U.S. ban on Brazilian raw beef

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 6:51pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A cadre of U.S. lawmakers and food safety advocates are pressuring the federal government to join other nations blocking shipments of raw beef from Brazil in the face of a scandal in that country's meatpacking sector.

Top U.S. chicken producing state suffers first case of bird flu

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:56pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Georgia has confirmed its first-ever case of bird flu in commercial poultry, its agriculture department said on Monday, widening an outbreak of the disease into the United States' biggest chicken meat-producing state.

Vandal threw 'biblical text' into a Colorado mosque: police

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:56pm
DENVER (Reuters) - Investigators in Colorado searched on Monday for a man suspected of hurling a “biblical text” inside a mosque after smashing windows and a glass door of the Islamic center and overturning furniture inside, police said.

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