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U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade: Gallup

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade.

Widow of Eagles guitarist Frey sues NYC hospital for wrongful death

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:44am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The widow of Glenn Frey on Tuesday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan over its treatment of the former co-lead singer and guitarist for The Eagles before he died in January 2016 at age 67.

Tortured, starved California children rarely seen outside home: neighbors

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:01am
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police said were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

U.S. top court rejects former New York lawmaker Silver's appeal

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 9:07am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to avoid a retrial on corruption charges after his 2015 conviction was thrown out by a lower court.

Homeland Security chief: Deporting 'Dreamers' not top priority

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 8:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deporting immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children will not be a top federal law enforcement priority even if lawmakers do not pass a program to protect them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief said in an interview aired on Tuesday.

Four South Carolina police wounded exchanging gunfire with suspect

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:46am
(Reuters) - A police officer and three sheriff's deputies were shot and wounded as they tried to apprehend a man accused of domestic violence early Tuesday morning in South Carolina's York County, the sheriff's office said.

Parents charged after 13 siblings found starved, chained in California

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:59am
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police say were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, they appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties: report

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a political watchdog group said in a report released on Tuesday.

Three still missing in California's deadly mudslides

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 8:21pm
(Reuters) - The number of people missing from last week's deadly Southern California mudslides fell to three on Monday as hundreds of rescue workers searched for survivors from the rain-driven slides that killed 20 people.

Thirteen siblings found chained in California home; parents charged

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 8:14pm
PERRY, Calif. (Reuters) - A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact.

Thirteen siblings found chained, starving in California home; parents charged

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 6:07pm
(Reuters) - Thirteen malnourished siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were rescued by police in California from a house where some of them had been chained to beds, and their parents have been charged with torture, officials said on Monday.

Thirteen siblings rescued from California house; parents charged

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 5:20pm
(Reuters) - Thirteen siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were rescued by police in California from a house where some of them had been chained to beds, and their parents have been charged with torture, officials said on Monday.

LeBron James says Trump has emboldened racists in the U.S.

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 5:01pm
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North Carolina mother kills two children, jumps off bridge

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:21pm
(Reuters) - A North Carolina woman who liked to post videos of her children performing on YouTube fatally injured her son and daughter and then killed herself by jumping off a bridge, police said.

Drunk droning now illegal in New Jersey

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:18pm
(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law on Monday making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, a spokesman said on the Republican's last day in office.

California rescuers search for victims of deadly mudslides

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:23am
(Reuters) - The search for victims of last week's deadly Southern California mudslides pushed into Monday, with hundreds of rescue workers with dogs and scanners hunting for four people still listed as missing after the rain-driven slides that killed 20 people.

Washington D.C. subway train derails, no injuries reported

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 7:06am
(Reuters) - A Washington D.C. subway train derailed early Monday, but none of the 60 passengers aboard were injured, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said.

Twenty now dead in California mudslides, major highway closed

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 8:44pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from Southern California mudslides that swallowed dozens of homes and forced the closure of a major highway along the picturesque Santa Barbara County coast rose to 20 on Sunday, with four other people still reported missing.

Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' keeps door open for DACA deal

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 8:00pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday "I'm not a racist" in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from "shithole countries."

Fire engulfs casino shuttle boat off Florida coast, 15 injured

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 7:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least 15 people were injured when a fire engulfed a boat off the coast of Florida on Sunday, causing the 50 people aboard to jump into the Gulf of Mexico and swim to shore, local officials said.

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