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Construction starts on New Jersey bridge, a step to fixing region's rail

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Construction began Friday on New Jersey's Portal Bridge, a key step forward for one of the nation's most critical infrastructure projects, but there was continuing uncertainty about its future funding.

More than 40 people still in hospital from Las Vegas shooting

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:34pm
(Reuters) - There are 45 people still in Las Vegas hospitals, some of them with critical injuries sustained in the mass shooting on Oct. 1, Las Vegas police said on Friday.

U.S. states plan suit to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. states lined up on Friday to sue to block President Donald Trump's move to scrap a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to health insurers that help low-income Americans pay out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Trump ends key insurance subsidies, vows to dismantle Obamacare

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pledged to dismantle Obamacare "step by step" after he scrapped subsidies to health insurers that help low-income Americans pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, a move that raised concerns about chaos in insurance markets and could face legal challenges.

NFL: League not seeking mandate for players to stand during anthem

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:50am
(Reuters) - The NFL said on Friday it has no plans to mandate players stand for the U.S. national anthem, but will rather present a possible solution on how to end the controversial protests when it meets with team owners next week.

Social media firms summoned to U.S. Congressional hearings on Russia

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on Nov. 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in U.S. politics called by the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said.

Charred ruins and sooty skies as California wildfires kill 31

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:22am
SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters faced more dry, windy conditions on Friday that could whip up wildfires in Northern California that have killed at least 31 people and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country.

Trump calls Puerto Ricans 'wonderful'; reprises comments on island's pre-storm woes

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump praised Puerto Rico's people on Friday, calling them "wonderful" and having an "unmatched spirit" as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria and he weathers criticism for his handling of the disaster.

NCAA could not conclude violations in North Carolina probe: statement

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:49am
(Reuters) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Friday said it "could not conclude academic violations" at the University of North Carolina, which had been accused of running sham classes for years for some of its scholarship athletes.

Military helicopter teams bring aid to Puerto Rico

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:13am
Sixteen days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, Maria de Lourdes Sandoval heard helicopters over her village of Bajura.

Trump says Puerto Ricans are 'wonderful,' have 'unmatched spirit'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 7:33am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised the people of Puerto Rico on Friday, calling them "wonderful" and praising their "unmatched spirit" as the U.S. territorial island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria and he weathers criticism for his handling of the aftermath.

Trump scraps key Obamacare subsidies, urges Democrats to fix 'broken mess'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:23am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a healthcare deal after cutting off Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients in a forceful move that sparked threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets.

Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:22am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - When the sniper’s bullet shattered Paola Bautista’s arm, her sister and a stranger in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival got her to cover. Then they focused on the bleeding.

California wildfires kill at least 31 as wind continues to fan flames

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:21am
SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters face another round of dry, windy conditions on Friday as they battle wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country.

Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump moved to undermine Obamacare dramatically late on Thursday by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients, sparking threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets.

FAA orders A380 engine inspections after Air France incident

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:41pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. aviation authorities have ordered visual inspections of fan hubs in engines used on some Airbus SE A380 jets after an engine came apart on an Air France flight last month, forcing it to make an emergency landing.

White House says it can't lawfully pay Obamacare subsidies

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will stop payments worth billions of dollars to health insurers to subsidize low-income Americans, the White House said on Thursday, a move health insurers have warned will cause chaos in insurance markets and a spike in premiums.

California woman rescues horses, yaks and cows from deadly wildfires

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:50pm
(Reuters) - The acrid smell of smoke borne on hurricane-strength winds greeted horse trainer Rebecca Cushman before dawn, her phone ringing repeatedly as people frantically sought help saving their animals from California's deadly wildfires.

Death toll rises to 31 in California wildfires, hundreds missing

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:51pm
SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

Two North Carolina prison employees killed during escape attempt

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:42pm
(Reuters) - Two employees at a North Carolina prison were killed on Thursday, during an escape attempt that involved fires set in the facility, but no inmate broke out, officials said.

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