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Seattle sues Trump administration over threat to 'sanctuary' cities

2 hours 50 min ago
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The city of Seattle sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday over its executive order seeking to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities," arguing it amounted to unconstitutional federal coercion.

Mexican state attorney general arrested in San Diego on drug charges

3 hours 1 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The attorney general of Mexico's Pacific coast state of Nayarit, hard hit by drug cartel violence in recent years, has been arrested in San Diego on U.S. narcotics trafficking conspiracy charges, federal officials said on Wednesday.

At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash

3 hours 24 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At least 12 people were killed and three others injured when a Texas church bus carrying senior citizens had a head-on collision with another vehicle on Wednesday, a Texas state trooper said.

Chipotle defeats U.S. class action lawsuit on overtime pay

4 hours 5 min ago
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday granted a bid by Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc to undo a class action lawsuit by manager trainees in six states who say they were unlawfully denied overtime pay.

Threatened Utah prairie dogs have their day in court...and win

4 hours 8 min ago
(Reuters) - Prairie dogs in Utah won a turf battle against property developers on Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court reinstated restrictions on development in areas inhabited by the threatened animals.

California would increase fuel taxes under $52 billion road repair plan

4 hours 17 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California would increase gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades to fund an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's sagging infrastructure under a deal announced Wednesday.

Trump to unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan in 2017: official

4 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Trump administration would unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan later this year, but she did not offer details of funding for projects.

U.S. judge to consider objection to Trump University settlement

5 hours 16 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Thursday over whether to grant final approval to a $25 million settlement of fraud lawsuits against President Donald Trump over his Trump University real estate investment seminars, with at least one former student objecting to the deal.

Montana tribe sues Trump administration for lifting coal moratorium

6 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Native American tribe in Montana filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Wednesday, challenging its decision to lift a moratorium on coal leases on public land without first consulting with tribal leaders.

State Department employee to face charges in FBI probe: officials

7 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department employee is expected to appear in federal court in Washington on Wednesday to face charges in a FBI counterintelligence investigation, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

U.S. judge says arrested Mexican 'Dreamer' can be released

8 hours 39 min ago
(Reuters) - A Mexican immigrant with a work permit who was arrested by U.S. authorities was granted bond by an immigration judge and is expected to be released from federal custody on Wednesday, his legal team said in a statement.

Armed man arrested on way to L.A. gay pride parade pleads not guilty

9 hours 11 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Indiana man arrested on his way to a Los Angeles-area gay pride parade last year after police found three assault rifles and potentially explosive chemicals in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges.

Man charged over threats against Jewish groups to appear in court

9 hours 34 min ago
(Reuters) - A former journalist charged with making a wave of bomb threats to U.S. Jewish organizations by telephone while posing as his ex-girlfriend is scheduled to appear in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday afternoon.

Miami police arrest 19-year-old suspect in ambush of two detectives

9 hours 42 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man suspected of ambushing two Miami detectives in an unmarked car during a lookout for gang activity was arrested on Wednesday on attempted murder charges, police said.

Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites: study

10 hours 8 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest jumps among whites and men with low incomes and little education, researchers said on Wednesday.

Kushner, Anbang end talks to redevelop Manhattan office tower

11 hours 5 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kushner Companies, the real estate firm formerly headed by President Donald Trump's son-in-law, said it has dropped out of talks to redevelop its flagship New York office tower with China's Anbang Insurance Group [ANBANG.UL].

Four dead, about 200,000 without power after Texas, Oklahoma storms

11 hours 21 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Four people were killed and nearly 200,000 customers were without electric power on Wednesday morning after overnight storms pounded Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes, torrential rain and hail to large parts of the states.

Two black women sue Fox News executive, network for racial harassment

11 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - Two black employees of Fox News have accused a white executive of racial harassment and the cable network of ignoring their claims of discrimination in a lawsuit filed in New York City.

Activists who filmed Planned Parenthood workers charged in California

12 hours 2 min ago
(Reuters) - Two anti-abortion activists were charged in California with filming Planned Parenthood workers without their consent while the pair posed as representatives of a fake company seeking to buy fetal tissue, prosecutors said.

Police open fire after driver strikes cruiser near U.S. Capitol

12 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Capitol Police officers opened fire after a man drove into a police cruiser near the Capitol and then tried to run over officers on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said.