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U.N. refugee boss concerned over U.S. separating children from families
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  • 2018-06-19 05:26:44Z

The United Nations refugee agency is very concerned over the United States separating children of asylum seekers from their families, and has raised the issue with Washington, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said. In an interview with Reuters, Grandi said the Donald Trump administration has legitimate concerns over how to manage asylum applications, noting that the United States has the largest backlog of asylum cases in the world.

White House defends immigration policy as outrage grows over children
White House defends immigration policy as outrage grows over children
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  • 2018-06-19 05:26:44Z

By Lisa Lambert and Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages. Democrats blasted such treatment as "barbaric," while a few of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans also voiced concern as the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives moved toward voting later this week on two pieces of immigration-related legislation. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a Trump appointee, told reporters at a White House briefing that the...

Honduras, El Salvador decry U.S. border separations impact on kids
Honduras, El Salvador decry U.S. border separations impact on kids
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  • 2018-06-19 04:59:33Z

By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Honduras called on Monday for the United States to stop separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, while El Salvador warned that the policy puts children's health at risk and could cause psychosocial scars. El Salvador's foreign ministry said in a statement that the Trump administration's hardline policy of separating immigrant parents and children violated human rights and "strongly urged" for an end to the practice. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has responded to an increase in immigration from Central America with a "zero tolerance" migration policy that provides for the arrest of all adults...

Turkey indicts father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member: report
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  • 2018-06-19 03:30:11Z

The indictment says the elder Kanter was contacted by 127 people with ties to exiled, U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose religious movement has been designated as a terrorist group by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan has accused Gulen of being behind a failed coup attempt in 2016, allegations Gulen has denied.

Kansas judge strikes down voter ID law
Kansas judge strikes down voter ID law
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  • 2018-06-19 02:56:08Z

It was one of numerous voter ID laws passed by Republican-led state legislatures in recent years. Supporters of the law included Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, one of the United States' most prominent voter fraud crusaders and an adviser to President Donald Trump on the issue.

Maryland woman pleads guilty to using IDs from massive U.S. government hack
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  • 2018-06-19 02:52:24Z

A Maryland woman pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in a scheme to use identification data stolen in a massive 2015 data hack of a U.S. government agency to get fraudulent personal and vehicle loans through a Virginia-based credit union, the Justice Department said. Karvia Cross, 39, and others

U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings
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  • 2018-06-19 01:14:32Z

In Florida, the Broward County sheriff's office said that XXXTentacion, 20, was shot while leaving a motor sports dealership in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Miami. The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was later pronounced dead, the sheriff's department said. "The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy, aka rapper #XXXTentacion," the sheriff's department said in a posting on Twitter.

U.S. charges ex-CIA employee with leaking classified data, child porn offenses
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  • 2018-06-19 01:08:26Z

U.S. federal prosecutors on Monday charged a former CIA employee with leaking classified national defense information to an unnamed organization that publicly disseminates such data, as well as with child pornography offenses. Joshua Schulte, a New York City resident, was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment connected to alleged theft of classified information from the CIA, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said in a statement with U.S. Justice Department and FBI officials. The charges, which carry combined maximum prison sentences of 130 years, also include criminal copyright infringement, the statement said.

Woman trapped after building collapses in New York
Woman trapped after building collapses in New York's Hudson Valley
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  • 2018-06-19 00:10:11Z

At least one woman was trapped in rubble in Poughkeepsie, New York, after a vacant seven-story building partially collapsed onto smaller buildings on Monday during a brief thunderstorm, according to the city's fire department. The partial collapse appeared to have crushed parts of a neighboring building's rear, blanketing it and at least two nearby parked vehicles with rubble, according to photographs posted online by the Connecticut Fire Photographers Association, which had a member at the scene. Poughkeepsie is about 60 miles (100 km) up the Hudson River from New York City.

Judge cancels hearing in Stormy Daniels case against Trump, Cohen
Judge cancels hearing in Stormy Daniels case against Trump, Cohen
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  • 2018-06-18 22:33:47Z

According to an order issued on Monday, U.S. District Judge James Otero decided it was unnecessary to hear arguments on the request by Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti to lift a 90-day stay imposed on April 28. In imposing the stay, the judge cited the potential overlap between Daniels' lawsuit

Woman trapped after building collapse in New York
Woman trapped after building collapse in New York's Hudson Valley
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  • 2018-06-18 22:00:51Z

At least one woman was trapped in rubble in Poughkeepsie, New York after a vacant seven-story building partially collapsed onto smaller buildings on Monday, according to the city's police department and local media reports. The trapped woman, who was not identified, was conscious and talking to

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Wendy's under fire after employee films mouse amid buns
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  • 2018-06-18 20:50:21Z

A Wendy's restaurant in Oklahoma is under fire after an employee video showing a mouse inside a bag of hamburger buns was widely shared online. The Facebook video was filmed at a Wendy's restaurant in Catoosa, Oklahoma, the employee, Sky Frame, said in a post. "Not only does Wendy'

Bid-rigging trial begins for ex-State University of New York official
Bid-rigging trial begins for ex-State University of New York official
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  • 2018-06-18 20:20:39Z

The former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute went to trial on Monday on charges that he helped rig a 2013 bidding process for a billion-dollar development project intended to revitalize the Buffalo, New York, region. Alain Kaloyeros has pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and conspiracy. Prosecutors have said he helped fix bids for "Buffalo Billion," an economic development project to invest $1 billion in Buffalo, the state's second largest city.

Heat wave wilts much of U.S. Midwest, Northeast
Heat wave wilts much of U.S. Midwest, Northeast
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  • 2018-06-18 19:55:25Z

By Suzannah Gonzales CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago and St. Louis sweltered on Monday at the center of a heat wave that stretched across the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, although relief could come as soon as Monday evening in some areas. After a hot weekend, the temperature reached 91 Fahrenheit (33 Celsius) in Chicago and 92F in St. Louis by early afternoon, the National Weather Service said, with both cities opening air-conditioned cooling centers to the public. The heat index, which factors in humidity, hit 100F in St. Louis.

Embattled Rosenstein wins case at U.S. Supreme Court
Embattled Rosenstein wins case at U.S. Supreme Court
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  • 2018-06-18 18:51:54Z

Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 U.S. Justice Department official who has come under criticism from President Donald Trump, picked up a legal victory for Trump's administration at the Supreme Court on Monday in the first case he ever argued there. In a 5-3 ruling in favor of the administration, the high court rejected convicted drug dealer Adaucto Chavez-Meza's bid to reduce his sentence by six months. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's 30-minute oral argument in April was a break from his regular job, which includes overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 U.S. election.

Trump administration seeks to limit court
Trump administration seeks to limit court's 'sanctuary cities' order
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  • 2018-06-18 18:48:06Z

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration, escalating its fight with so-called sanctuary cities, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to narrow a lower court's nationwide order preventing the federal government from denying public safety grants to municipalities that limit cooperation on immigration enforcement. The Justice Department asked the high court to make the injunction issued by a federal judge in Chicago cover only that city and not the entire country. Republican President Donald Trump's administration has gone on an offensive against Democratic-governed cities and states that protect illegal immigrants as part of his hard-line immigration policies.

Trump orders creation of U.S. force to dominate space
Trump orders creation of U.S. force to dominate space
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  • 2018-06-18 17:27:52Z

By Makini Brice and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the establishment of a sixth branch of the military to clear the way for American dominance of space. The United States, however, is a member of the Outer Space Treaty, which bars the stationing of weapons of mass destruction in space and only allows for the use of the moon and other celestial bodies for peaceful purposes. Trump also signed a directive on the management of traffic and debris in space.

Americans own nearly half world
Americans own nearly half world's guns in civilian hands: survey
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  • 2018-06-18 16:01:51Z

Americans make up 4 percent of the world's population but owned about 46 percent of the estimated 857 million weapons in civilian hands at the end of 2017, a survey showed on Monday. The Small Arms Survey, an independent global research project based in Geneva, Switzerland, found that there were more than 1 billion firearms in the world, of which civilians owned 85 percent, while the rest were held by militaries or law enforcement agencies. The number of guns owned by civilians globally rose to 857 million in 2017 from 650 million in 2006, the survey said.

GM plans $175 million retooling of Michigan plant for Cadillac sedans
GM plans $175 million retooling of Michigan plant for Cadillac sedans
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  • 2018-06-18 15:45:49Z

General Motors Co will invest $175 million to modernize and retool a plant in Lansing, Michigan, to build the next generation of luxury Cadillac sedans, the company said on Monday. Much of Cadillac's growth is expected to come from China, the luxury brand's largest market. "We expect global

Factbox: Under investigation or indicted - the Trump aides facing scrutiny
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  • 2018-06-18 15:11:10Z

(Reuters) - The federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential collusion by Donald Trump's campaign has targeted - directly or indirectly - a growing group of presidential associates. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller presses on with his Russia probe, the following is a list of people who have been indicted or are being investigated. The court documents related to Mueller's investigation are at https://www.justice.gov/sco .

Supreme Court sidesteps major rulings on electoral map manipulation
Supreme Court sidesteps major rulings on electoral map manipulation
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  • 2018-06-18 14:53:51Z

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped major rulings on whether state lawmakers should face curbs on their ability to draw legislative districts purely for partisan advantage, issuing narrow rulings in cases from Wisconsin and Maryland regarding the practice called partisan gerrymandering. The court handed a victory to Wisconsin Republicans who drew state electoral districts that helped entrench their party in power by throwing out on a 9-0 vote a lower court ruling that the districts deprived Democratic voters of their constitutional rights including equal protection under the law. In the Maryland case, the court in an unsigned opinion decided not to immediately block a...

Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories: Pew survey
Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories: Pew survey
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  • 2018-06-18 14:04:56Z

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Only a quarter of U.S. adults in a recent survey could fully identify factual statements - as opposed to opinion - in news stories, the Pew Research Center found in a study released on Monday. The survey comes amid growing concerns about so-called fake news spread on the internet and social media. Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc's Google and other tech companies have recently come under scrutiny for failing to promptly tackle the problem of fake news as more Americans consume news on social media platforms.

Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve
Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve
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  • 2018-06-18 11:45:57Z

After two recent botched U.S. executions of inmates with compromised veins, a convicted murderer and rapist is arguing he is too ill to be put to death by lethal injection in Texas later this month. Lawyers for Danny Bible, a 66-year-old inmate set to be executed on June 27, said in a federal court filing in June that his health and vein access were worse than inmates in Alabama and Ohio whose executions were called off after IV placements failed. The cases have capital punishment critics questioning whether justice is served by executing a person convicted of horrific crimes but who is now too weak or sick to be considered a threat.

Trial of former New England mob boss accused of murder to wrap up
Trial of former New England mob boss accused of murder to wrap up
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  • 2018-06-18 10:02:36Z

Jurors are due to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of a former New England mob boss and an associate accused of participating in the 1993 murder of a Boston nightclub manager whose remains were discovered in Rhode Island two years ago. Federal prosecutors in Boston will make their final case for why jurors should find Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme, 84, and Paul Weadick, 63, guilty for participating in the slaying of Steven DiSarro.

Democrats, activists rally against Trump
Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy
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  • 2018-06-18 08:45:40Z

By Joseph Ax ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers joined protesters outside immigration detention facilities in New Jersey and Texas on Sunday for Father's Day demonstrations against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. "This must not be who we are as a nation," said Representative Jerrold Nadler, one of seven members of Congress from New York and New Jersey who met with five detainees inside a facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey, including three who said they had young relatives removed from their care after seeking asylum at the border.

Five dead following U.S. Border Patrol car chase in Texas
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  • 2018-06-18 01:45:21Z

Five immigrants died and several others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle careened out of control while being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas about 90 miles (145 km) north of the Mexican border, officials said. Some of the injured were ejected from a Chevy Suburban packed with 14 people that was traveling up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph), Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told reporters. The sport utility vehicle skidded off the road and then attempted to get back onto the highway, but the driver overcorrected and the vehicle flipped over, ejecting several people, Boyd said.

Gang shootout at New Jersey arts festival kills one, injures 22
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  • 2018-06-18 00:14:31Z

One of the shooting victims was a 13-year-old boy who was in extremely critical condition, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told a news conference. Three others were in critical condition. At least two people opened fire around 2:45 a.m. at the annual Art All Night event in Trenton, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of New York City.

Five dead following Border Patrol car chase in Texas: reports
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  • 2018-06-17 22:14:57Z

Some of the injured were ejected from a Chevy Suburban packed with 14 people that was traveling up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph), Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told KFDM News 4 television of San Antonio. Some of the victims were flown by helicopter to San Antonio for medical treatment. Border Patrol agents attempted to stop the vehicle when the chase ensued and were soon joined by Dimmit County deputies, KFDM reported.

Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival
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  • 2018-06-17 13:31:42Z

(Reuters) - A suspected gunman was fatally shot after multiple people opened fire at an all-night arts festival in New Jersey, wounding 20 people including a boy who is in critical condition, authorities said on Sunday. Prosecutors said a 33-year-old man was killed and a second suspect arrested after gunfire erupted at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT) at the event in the city of Trenton, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of New York City. ... Multiple weapons have been recovered," Angelo Onofri, prosecutor for Mercer County, told a news conference.

Fields of dreams: Texas researchers seek to redefine U.S. whiskey
Fields of dreams: Texas researchers seek to redefine U.S. whiskey
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  • 2018-06-17 10:32:28Z

A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one day will make whiskey drinkers think of Texas in the same way as lovers of American wine think of California. Seth Murray, a top corn breeder at Texas A&M University, and Rob Arnold, who is working on a doctorate at the school while making whiskey for a Fort Worth distiller, are trying to develop unique and commercially viable strains of corn that will bring distinct tastes to whiskey. The project could change whiskey production by providing new types of corn, reshaping the industry's reliance on grain not specifically bred for making into spirits.

Second deputy dies after she was shot during fight with prisoner
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  • 2018-06-16 09:55:40Z

Deputy Theresa King, 44, who was with Kansas City Kansas Police Department for 13 years, died a little after midnight local time at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the department said in a statement. Another deputy, Patrick Rohrer, was also killed during the incident, officials said. The deputies were shot on Friday after a suspect overpowered at least one of them and perhaps took a weapon, said Major Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte Sheriff's Department said during a press conference.

Flooding possible in U.S. Southwest where wildfires scorch earth
Flooding possible in U.S. Southwest where wildfires scorch earth
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  • 2018-06-16 07:27:23Z

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Heavy thunderstorms and widespread rains expected on Saturday in the U.S. Southwest could help douse the numerous unrelenting wildfires crews are battling in the parched region. "Water can rise quickly downstream of heavy rain, even when thunderstorms and heavy rain are miles away," the service said in an advisory. "When an area has burned, soil become hydrophobic, or water resistant, which causes water to rush over soil instead of soak in," The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team said in an advisory, noting that crews are in place to perform water rescues.

Rains expected to help teams battling U.S. Southwest wildfires
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  • 2018-06-16 00:59:38Z

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters battling several unrelenting wildfires in the U.S. Southwest will likely get a reprieve thanks to heavy thunderstorms and widespread rains this weekend after facing yet another day of windy and dry weather on Friday. Although the wet weather could help efforts to battle two dozen wildfires that are currently burning in the region, it could also cause flash floods, the National Weather Service added. The largest and most threatening blaze is the 416 Fire, which has scorched nearly 33,000 acres (13,000 hectares) of drought-parched grass, brush and timber at the edge of the San Juan National Forest near the southwestern Colorado town of...

U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail until trial
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  • 2018-06-16 00:47:48Z

By Sarah N. Lynch and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace. Manafort, a long-time Republican operative and businessman, is a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, and has been indicted on mostly financial-related charges, including conspiring to launder money and defraud the United States. Mueller last week charged him with witness tampering in the case.

Two former Roadrunner Transportation executives charged with fraud: U.S. Justice Department
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  • 2018-06-16 00:25:17Z

Two former executives of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc were charged in an indictment unsealed on Friday for allegedly participating in an accounting and securities fraud scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $245 million in shareholder value, the U.S. Justice Department said. Mark Wogsland, 53, and Bret Naggs, 52, both of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, were charged with three counts of securities fraud and other violations for allegedly carrying out a scheme between 2014 and 2017 to mislead the company's shareholders, auditors, regulators and the investing public, the department said in a statement.

White House says Trump supports both House immigration bills, after all
White House says Trump supports both House immigration bills, after all
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  • 2018-06-16 00:12:08Z

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump supported both Republican immigration bills being considered in the House of Representatives, offering a lifeline after the president suggested earlier that he opposed the more moderate bill. In an interview on Fox News Channel early on Friday, Trump appeared to blast one of two delicately crafted immigration proposals that had a better chance of passing. Shortly after the president's comments, House Speaker Paul Ryan's leadership team suspended their Friday plans to build support for the more moderate of the two draft bills, which would protect 1.8 million "Dreamers"...

California police offer $50,000 reward in long-unsolved murders
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  • 2018-06-15 23:40:04Z

California law enforcement officials on Friday offered a $50,000 reward to help crack the 1991 murders of an aspiring crime scene investigator and her family, hoping to capitalize on advances in DNA technology and publicity surrounding another high-profile case. In announcing a new push to solve the 27-year-old killings of state employee Marcy Jacobs, her husband and her daughter, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said they hoped new witnesses would come forward. Due to forensic advances, detectives working with the California Department of Justice have again begun actively working this case," Hahn said in a statement.

Kentucky man gets 30-day sentence in attack on Senator Rand Paul
Kentucky man gets 30-day sentence in attack on Senator Rand Paul
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  • 2018-06-15 23:32:43Z

Rene Boucher, 60, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, must also serve one year of supervised release following his prison stay and pay a $10,000 fine, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana said in a statement. During the period of supervised release, Boucher will also be ordered to serve 100 hours of community service, Boucher's attorney Matt Baker said.

Lockheed Martin wins $503 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon
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  • 2018-06-15 22:34:31Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp is awarded a $503 million modification to a previously issued order for air vehicle initial spares, to include F-35 Lightning II deployment spares packages, afloat spares packages and associated consumables, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Two former Roadrunner Transportation executives charged with fraud: U.S. Justice Department
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  • 2018-06-15 22:33:33Z

Two former executives of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc were charged in an indictment unsealed on Friday for allegedly participating in an accounting and securities fraud scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $245 million in shareholder value, the U.S. Justice Department said. Mark Wogsland, 53, and Bret Naggs, 52, both of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, were charged with three counts of securities fraud and other violations for allegedly carrying out a scheme between 2014 and 2017 to mislead the company's shareholders, auditors, regulators and the investing public, the department said in a statement.

Trump supports Republican immigration bills in U.S. House: White House
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  • 2018-06-15 21:32:51Z

President Donald Trump supports both Republican immigration bills currently being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives, the White House said on Friday, clarifying his earlier statement that he opposed one of the measures. "The president fully supports both the (Representative Bob) Goodlatte bill and the House leadership bill. In this morning's interview, he was commenting on the discharge petition in the House, and not the new package.

Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over
Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' status
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  • 2018-06-15 20:32:11Z

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city's 'sanctuary' status, one that limits its cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. Sessions accused the city of coddling dangerous criminals and refusing to turn them over to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials when requested. "Philadelphia is not giving sanctuary to Americans but to foreign criminals," he said.

U.S. government says nearly 2,000 child separations at Mexico border in under two months
U.S. government says nearly 2,000 child separations at Mexico border in under two months
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  • 2018-06-15 20:05:25Z

By Reade Levinson and Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - The government said on Friday that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the U.S.-Mexico border between April 19 and May 31, as the Trump administration implements stricter border enforcement policies. The number represents a dramatic uptick from the nearly 1,800 family separations that Reuters reported had happened from October 2016 through February of this year. The official tally of separations is now nearly 4,000 children, not including March and the beginning of April 2018.

Kansas deputy killed, second officer wounded during prisoner transport
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  • 2018-06-15 19:40:38Z

The deputies were shot after a suspect overpowered at least one of them and perhaps took a weapon, said Major Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte Sheriff's Department said during a press conference. "It is very possible that with their own firearm they were both shot," Bailiff said. The deputy who was killed was male, and the deputy in critical condition is a female, Bailiff said.

Factbox: Under investigation or indicted - the Trump aides facing scrutiny
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  • 2018-06-15 18:54:33Z

(Reuters) - The federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential collusion by Donald Trump's campaign has targeted - directly or indirectly - a growing group of presidential associates. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller presses on with his Russia probe, the following is a list of people who have been indicted or are being investigated. The court documents related to Mueller's investigation are at https://www.justice.gov/sco.

Former Trump campaign chief Manafort sent to jail by U.S. judge
Former Trump campaign chief Manafort sent to jail by U.S. judge
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  • 2018-06-15 17:27:51Z

By Sarah N. Lynch and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sent President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to jail pending trial, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged him last week with witness tampering. It was the latest episode in the fall of Manafort, a longtime political operator and businessman who has been a focus of Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington revoked Manafort's bail, sending him to jail.

House immigration bill plans in turmoil following Trump opposition
House immigration bill plans in turmoil following Trump opposition
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  • 2018-06-15 17:12:58Z

President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not sign the more moderate of two bills under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives that are meant to address the threat of deportation hanging over the United States' "Dreamer" immigrants. Up to 1.8 million young Dreamers, mostly Hispanics who entered the country illegally years ago as children, could qualify for protection under the more moderate of the two Republican bills. It would allow the Dreamers to apply for temporary "non-immigrant" visas to remain in the United States.

Judge sends Manafort to jail pending trial
Judge sends Manafort to jail pending trial
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  • 2018-06-15 15:51:08Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday revoked bail conditions for Paul Manafort, a move that will force U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman to spend his time in a jail cell awaiting his criminal trial. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman made the decision after prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, alleged that Manafort and one of his associates had tried to tamper with witnesses in the case. ...

Southern Star natural gas pipeline catches fire in Kansas
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  • 2018-06-15 15:48:37Z

(Reuters) - A natural gas pipeline operated by Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc caught fire in a rural area of Kansas, the company said on Friday, adding that no injuries were reported.

TransCanada fixes part of Leach Xpress natgas pipe after West Virginia blast
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  • 2018-06-15 15:41:54Z

The Stagecoach meter in Monroe County on the Ohio-West Virginia border connects to EQT Midstream Partners LP's Strike Force South gathering fields in Monroe and Belmont counties in Ohio. Strike Force can also deliver to Energy Transfer Partners LP's Rover and Enbridge Inc's Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) pipelines.

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