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Two victims leave hospital after Missouri tour boat tragedy
1 hour ago
Two survivors have been discharged from a Missouri hospital after 17 people including nine members of one family drowned when a "duck boat" sank during a storm in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist tragedies for years, local media reported.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Missouri boat accident kills 17, including nine from one family
2 hours ago
Nine members of the same family were among 17 people killed when a "duck boat" sank during a storm on Thursday on a Missouri lake in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist tragedies in years.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant families
15 hours ago
A federal judge said on Friday the U.S. government had made "very promising" progress toward reuniting some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Ohio governor commutes death sentence after ex-juror sought reprieve
15 hours ago
Ohio Governor John Kasich on Friday commuted the death sentence of a convicted double murderer after a former juror in the man's trial asked he not be put to death because the panel was not given key information during sentencing about his troubled childhood.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
U.S. loses bid to end children's climate change lawsuit
15 hours ago
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Trump administration's renewed bid to dismiss a lawsuit by young activists who say the U.S. government is ignoring the perils of climate change.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Missouri duck boat captain told passengers not to don life jackets: survivor
16 hours ago
An Indiana woman who lost 9 members of her family, including her children and husband, when a "duck boat" capsized and sank in Missouri said on television that the captain of the vessel told passengers not to put on life jackets.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
More than 100 ex-students report sexual misconduct by late Ohio State doctor
16 hours ago
More than 100 former students have told investigators they were victims of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased Ohio State University doctor employed by its athletic department and medical staff for nearly two decades, the university said on Friday.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Steam pipe blasts show dangers lurking under New York streets
17 hours ago
Under the crowded streets of New York City, a network of pipes, cables and tunnels contains hidden dangers that burst to the surface this week, spraying the Flatiron district with debris containing asbestos, a toxic chemical that can lead to respiratory illnesses, including cancer.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem
17 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that National Football League (NFL) players who do not stand for the national anthem should be suspended for the season without pay.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
U.S. lawmakers cut anti-ZTE measure from defense bill
17 hours ago
U.S. lawmakers cut measures from a defense bill that would have reinstated sanctions on China's ZTE Corp, abandoning an attempt to punish the company for illegally shipping U.S. products to Iran and North Korea.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Duck boat design flagged years ago after fatal accident in Arkansas
18 hours ago
The drownings of 17 people when a ?duck boat? in which they were riding sank in a storm over a Missouri lake on Thursday was reminiscent of an accident involving the amphibious tourist vessel in 1999 in which 13 people died.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate change
19 hours ago
The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc , Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Extradite accused killer of Chilean singer Victor Jara, daughter pleads
20 hours ago
The daughter of popular Chilean folk singer Victor Jara has urged the Chilean government to act quicker to push for the extradition from the United States of the man found liable for the 1973 murder of her father.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
U.S. court rejects Allergan bid to shield patents through tribe deal
20 hours ago
A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a novel strategy adopted by drug company Allergan PLC to shield patents from review by an administrative court by transferring them to a Native American tribe.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Texas power use to keep hitting records during heat wave: ERCOT
22 hours ago
Homes and businesses in Texas used record amounts of power for a second straight day on Thursday and are expected to use even more in coming days as consumers crank up air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of much of the state's power grid.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
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