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Former Brooklyn resident charged in U.S. with aiding Islamic State

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:23pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former resident of Brooklyn, New York, has been brought to the United States to face charges that he traveled to the Middle East to work as a recruiter for Islamic State, according to a filing on Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court.

New York truck attack suspect followed Islamic State plans: police

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City by crashing a truck through a crowd on a bike path followed online plans from Islamic State and left a note saying the militant group would "endure forever," police said on Wednesday.

Trump calls for end to contentious visa program after N.Y. attack

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump seized on the New York City truck attack to press his call for tighter immigration measures to prevent terrorism on Wednesday, asking Congress to end the visa program under which the Uzbek immigrant accused in the incident entered the United States.

Crashes involving U.S. destroyers were avoidable: Navy investigations

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:51am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two crashes in the Asia Pacific region involving U.S. Navy warships and commercial vessels this year were caused by preventable errors by the sailors on board the ships, according to the results of Navy investigations released on Wednesday.

Uzbek man planned deadly New York truck attack for weeks: police

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:37am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City followed plans laid out by the militant Islamic State group and planned the attack weeks in advance, U.S. investigators said on Wednesday.

Puerto Rico seeks help as Medicaid crisis deepens after Maria

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:29am
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Puerto Rico, still reeling from Hurricane Maria, is asking the Trump administration and U.S. lawmakers for help in staving off a Medicaid crisis that has put a quarter of the island’s residents at risk of losing medical care.

Record Thanksgiving air travel could boost U.S. airlines

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:05am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. airline profits in the first nine months of 2017 fell 20 percent year over year, but the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in more than a decade could give carriers a boost, according to an industry trade group on Wednesday.

Motorists keep record pace on U.S. roads in August: DOT

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:18am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Motorists logged 1.4 percent more miles on U.S. roads and highways in August compared to last year, staying on track to break last year's record volumes, according to data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Trump announces picks for U.S. attorneys in California, Texas, others

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 9:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his choices to lead U.S. attorney offices in California, Maryland, Connecticut, Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana, the White House said in a statement.

Uzbek man is focus of deadly New York truck attack

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 9:33am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investigators on Wednesday were focused on an Uzbek immigrant they said killed eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path in an attack authorities said had all the hallmarks of terrorism.

Crashes involving U.S. destroyers were preventable: Navy investigations

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 9:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two crashes in the Asia Pacific region involving U.S. Navy destroyers and commercial vessels earlier this year were avoidable and caused by a number of preventable errors by the sailors on board the ships, according to the results of Navy investigations released on Wednesday.

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