Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:22:46 -0500WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful storm system plowed up the U.S. Eastern seaboard with torrential showers and high winds on Monday, hindering airline and rail travel, after killing at least 21 people in the South, many in mobile homes demolished by tornadoes.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:55:08 -0500(Reuters) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton collapsed on Monday while delivering his state-of-the-state address to legislators in St. Paul, but aides said afterward that Dayton quickly recovered from what they described as a fainting spell and returned home.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:04:23 -0500CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. governors are flagging hundreds of "shovel-ready" projects they regard as high-priority for President Donald Trump's plan to fix the nation's infrastructure.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:29:05 -0500NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is preparing to unveil a preliminary $84.67 billion budget for fiscal 2018, approximately more than $1 billion over the current fiscal year, his office said late on Monday.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:55:14 -0500(Reuters) - Wisconsin was sued on Monday over conditions at two juvenile detention facilities in the state's northeast, where teenagers claimed they are routinely subject to unlawful solitary confinement, shackling and pepper spray.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:04:31 -0500LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force base near Tucson, Arizona was locked down for about an hour on Monday following unconfirmed reports of "gunshot sounds" heard there, a base spokeswoman said.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:40:06 -0500NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to resolve a civil rights lawsuit accusing its police of engaging in a widespread pattern of issuing criminal summonses to individuals without probable cause in order to meet minimum quotas.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:19:22 -0500WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Texas seeking to revive the state's strict Republican-backed voter-identification requirements that a lower court found had a discriminatory effect on black and Hispanic people.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:30:24 -0500TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida authorities were investigating on Monday the death of an activist who was struck by a car and killed over the weekend while on a campaign to walk barefoot across the United States to draw attention to climate change concerns.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:27:21 -0500SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The election of Republican businessman Donald Trump as president of the United States has some Californians dreaming - of their own country.