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Flooding forces hundreds from homes in San Jose, California

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:19:08 -0500

(Reuters) - Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders or advisories for more than 1,000 homes, city officials said.(image)

Appeals court upholds Maryland's ban on assault rifles

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:36:43 -0500

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maryland's ban on assault rifles, ruling gun owners are not protected under the U.S. Constitution to possess "weapons of war," court documents showed.(image)

Trump's new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:16:21 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has shown little patience for dissent, but that trait is likely to be tested by his new national security adviser, Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster.(image)

Trump to spare U.S. 'dreamer' immigrants from crackdown

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:26:15 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but will leave protections in place for immigrants known as "dreamers" who entered the United States illegally as children, according to official guidelines released on Tuesday.(image)

U.S. Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks: sources

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:24:50 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area and Philadelphia were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter.(image)

Pipeline fights move from Dakota prairie to Louisiana bayous

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:23:37 -0500

HENDERSON, Louisiana (Reuters) - When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property.(image)

U.S. Powerball jackpot grows to $403 million, tenth largest ever

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:45:46 -0500

(Reuters) - The jackpot in the U.S. lottery Powerball grew to $403 million before the drawing on Wednesday, making it the 10th largest in the game's history.(image)

Firebrand Milo quits Breitbart News after child sex remarks

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:11:30 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Provocative far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos resigned on Tuesday as a senior editor of the Breitbart News website after he was vilified and lost a book deal over comments that condoned certain intimate relations between men and young teenage boys.(image)

Denver defends release of illegal immigrant later charged in murder

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:03:58 -0500

DENVER (Reuters) - The Denver Sheriff's Department on Tuesday defended its release of an illegal immigrant after he posted bond on theft charges only to be arrested for murder weeks later, saying it had no authority to hold him.(image)

Demonstrators vow face-off against North Dakota pipeline

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:34:54 -0500

(Reuters) - Protesters near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline are bracing for a stand-off with law enforcement as they face orders to evacuate a camp that has served as the base of their opposition to the multibillion-dollar project.(image)