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Iselle lashes Hawaii with wind, rain as Julio threatens

Iselle lashes Hawaii with wind, rain as Julio threatens

By means of Ken Wills KAPAAU Hawaii (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Iselle pummeled the Hawaiian Islands with high winds and heavy rain on Friday, forcing tons of to are seeking safe haven and knocking out energy to more than 20,000 individuals as residents saved a cautious eye on an much […]

 
 

U.S. judge rules against NCAA, says athletes can be paid

U.S. judge rules against NCAA, says athletes can be paid

Via Dan Levine and Jonathan Stempel SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The National Collegiate Athletic Affiliation should enable universities to supply student athletes a restricted share of revenue, a U.S. choose ruled on Friday, a decision that cuts to the guts of the NCAA's mission to enforce amateurism in college […]

 
 

White House: number of Central American migrant children is decreasing

White House: number of Central American migrant children is decreasing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A recent surge in migrant children from Principal The us across the U.S. border has eased, but the numbers are still high compared to historical requirements, and will upward thrust once more once the climate cools down, the White Home mentioned on Friday. "Historic developments also point […]

 
 

No trouble between Virginia ex-governor, wife, says corruption trial witness

No trouble between Virginia ex-governor, wife, says corruption trial witness

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) – The federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife ends its 2nd week on Friday after a senior state reliable mentioned he observed the businessman at the heart of the case as “Tic Tac man.” Secretary of Health and […]

 
 

Center of Iselle lashes Hawaii’s Big Island with wind, rain

Center of Iselle lashes Hawaii’s Big Island with wind, rain

Via Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) – The heart of Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall on Hawaii's Large Island on Friday with sturdy winds and heavy rain, pulling down trees and causing power outages ahead of a extra highly effective storm gathering steam behind it. While Iselle has weakened to […]

 
 

New Medicaid enrollments top 7 million under Obamacare

New Medicaid enrollments top 7 million under Obamacare

Greater than seven million Americans have gained health protection through executive applications together with Medicaid considering enrollment in Obamacare medical insurance was launched October 1, the U.S. administration mentioned on Friday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Products and Services (HHS) said 7.2 million new members in Medicaid and […]

 
 

Second coal ash dump leak sends toxins into North Carolina river

North Carolina on Tuesday ordered Duke Power Corp to plug a leak of contaminated wastewater from a decommissioned energy plant, which authorities within the state mentioned might be leaking into a river that provides drinking water. The arsenic-laced discharge from a 36-inch stormwater pipe used to be the 2nd this […]

 
 

California pension rate hikes loom after Calpers vote

California pension rate hikes loom after Calpers vote

By way of Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California and many of its cities will quickly be paying more for public pensions after the state's large retirement system voted on Tuesday to alter the best way it calculates contributions. The move by the board of the California Public Workers' […]

 
 

Georgia House votes to allow weapons in bars, churches

Georgia House votes to allow weapons in bars, churches

Via David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – Georgia lawmakers on Tuesday voted to allow bars and churches to decide for themselves whether or not to let gun homeowners raise weapons into their buildings. The measure heads for the state Senate after the members of Georgia's House of Representatives authorized the regulation […]

 
 

Jury in Florida loud music murder trial stuck on murder charge

Jury in Florida loud music murder trial stuck on murder charge

Via Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Reuters) – A Florida jury taking into consideration for a fourth day in the trial of a middle-aged man who shot and killed a young person right through an argument over blaring rap tune mentioned on Saturday it had reached a verdict on all […]

 
 

Eleanor Roosevelt is top U.S. first lady, survey says

(Reuters) – Eleanor Roosevelt was named the best first girl of the USA in a survey of historians launched on Saturday, while Michelle Obama, in fifth situation, edged out Hillary Clinton in sixth. Roosevelt, whose husband, Franklin, served as president from 1933 to 1945, has come up No. 1 every […]

 
 

Obama settles into long weekend of golf with buddies

By Steve Holland RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has settled right into a Presidents Day vacation weekend of golf with friends at a secluded barren region retreat where many presidents have discovered refuge from the storms of the White Home. Obama is at Sunnylands, a southern […]

 
 

Former New Orleans mayor guilty of graft in Katrina recovery

Former New Orleans mayor guilty of graft in Katrina recovery

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – A federal jury on Wednesday discovered former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin guilty of accepting bribes and buying and selling on the public belief all through the very important years of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina devastated town in 2005. A jury of […]

 
 

U.S. Congress approves debt limit hike after Senate drama

U.S. Congress approves debt limit hike after Senate drama

Through Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress authorized rules on Wednesday to increase U.S. federal borrowing authority for a year, bowing to President Barack Obama's calls for for a debt restrict raise with none conditions. However last action in the Senate came most effective after an hour-long nail-biting […]

 
 

Storm, bringing deadly ice and snow, slams U.S. South

With the aid of David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – A lethal wintry weather storm potentially more damaging than the one that paralyzed Atlanta just two weeks ago gripped the southern United States on Wednesday, crippling go back and forth, knocking out energy to more than 330,000 clients and encasing magnolia […]