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Arrests drop at U.S.-Mexico border in June, but cause unclear

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 2:52pm
The number of people arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border fell 18 percent in June from May, following the implementation of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday.

Arrests drop at U.S.-Mexico border in June, but cause unclear

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 2:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border fell 18 percent in June from May, following the implementation of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday.

U.S. moving some detained migrant parents closer to their children

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 2:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is moving some migrant parents to detention sites closer to the young children they were separated from while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunify families, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said on Thursday.

California agency opens third probe into Tesla's Fremont factory

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:54pm
(Reuters) - A California agency for occupational safety said on Thursday it opened a third investigation at Tesla Inc's factory in Fremont, California, following a complaint.

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB exposure

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:51pm
Two buildings at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, were evacuated on Thursday because people may have been exposed to tuberculosis, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB exposure

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two buildings at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, were evacuated on Thursday because people may have been exposed to tuberculosis, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Thousands of barrels of booze land in a heap in northern Kentucky

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:35pm
Thousands of barrels of bourbon and other spirits ended up in a mountainous heap in northern Kentucky on Thursday after a building collapsed at a century-old distillery, local media reported.

U.S. moving some detained migrants to sites closer to their children: HHS secretary

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is moving some migrant parents to detention sites closer to the young children they were separated from while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunify families, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said on Thursday.

Trump names former Fox executive Bill Shine to communications job

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday named former Fox News executive Bill Shine to a key administration communications post, the White House said in a statement.

Statue of Liberty climber to be arraigned after immigration protest

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York woman who scaled the stone pedestal of the Statue of Liberty to protest U.S. immigration policy was due to face a federal judge on Thursday over her standoff with police.

U.S. moving some detained immigrants to sites closer to their children: HHS Secretary

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is moving some immigrants parents to detention sites closer to the young children they were separated from while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunify families, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said on Thursday.

Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court: source

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:35am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge are the two most serious contenders who President Donald Trump is considering for the U.S. Supreme Court, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday.

Statue of Liberty climber due in court after immigration protest

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:02am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York woman was due to be arraigned in federal court on Thursday, a day after she scaled the stone pedestal of the Statue of Liberty to protest U.S. immigration policy.

Man accused of killing at Charlottesville rally due in court

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 9:13am
(Reuters) - A 21-year-old Ohio man accused of killing a woman after plowing his car into a group of people protesting against a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year was due to appear in court on Thursday on federal hate crime charges.

Statue of Liberty climber to be arraigned in federal court

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 8:33am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York woman was due to be arraigned in federal court on Thursday, a day after she scaled the stone pedestal of the Statue of Liberty to protest U.S. immigration policy.

U.S. judge grants reprieve to Puerto Ricans facing eviction

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 7:53am
A federal judge will hold a hearing on Monday that could determine the fate of hundreds of Puerto Ricans who fled the hurricane-ravaged island last year and are lodging in motels, after granting them a reprieve from eviction over the weekend.

Firefighters make progress on Northern California wildfire

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 5:39am
LOS ANGELES/DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters in Northern California have made progress on a stubborn blaze west of Sacramento, allowing some residents to return to their homes after they were evacuated.

Thousands of barrels of booze land in a heap in northern Kentucky

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 5:05am
(Reuters) - Thousands of barrels of bourbon and other spirits ended up in a mountainous heap in northern Kentucky on Thursday after a building collapsed at a century-old distillery, local media reported.

Statue of Liberty climber to be arraigned in federal court: paper

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 3:59am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York woman was expected to be arraigned in federal court on Thursday, a day after authorities say she scaled the stone pedestal of the Statue of Liberty to protest U.S. immigration policy, media reported.

Two tropical depressions likely in Atlantic by end of week: NHC

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:28am
(Reuters) - Two low pressure systems in the Atlantic ocean could form into tropical depressions by the end of the week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

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