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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Green groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force Texas to toughen its stance on air pollution by using stricter language in permits it issues to oil refineries and power plants. Five separate lawsuits have asked a federal court in Washington to force EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with the first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June. DHS spokesman David Lapan said no airlines are currently subject to in-cabin restrictions on large electronics including laptops. Late Wednesday, the
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DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard U.S. bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration. Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport was the last of
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KHOBAR (Reuters) – A ban on laptops and other large electronic devices from the cabins of direct flights to the United States from Saudi Arabia has been lifted, Saudi Arabian Airlines said on Wednesday. In March, U.S. officials imposed restrictions on passengers carrying laptops and other large electronic gear in cabins on nine airlines, most
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MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) – The 2,000 residents of a small California town in the foothills flanking Yosemite National Park were ordered to evacuate on Tuesday as crews battled an out-of-control wildfire that has already destroyed eight structures. Residents of tiny Mariposa, in the Sierra Nevada mountains southwest of Yosemite in central California, were ordered to
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(Reuters) – The father of an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend called for justice on Tuesday hours after a local medical examiner ruled that her death was a homicide. A Minneapolis police officer shot Justine Damond, originally from Sydney, through the door of a patrol car as she
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di MARIAGRAZIA DI RAIMONDO – Donald Trump ha subito uno schiaffo dai Repubblicani stessi e la sua promessa di cancellare l’Obamacare, la riforma principale di Obama che ha assicurato a milioni di americani le cure sanitarie senza obbligo di assicurazione, è caduta nell’oblio. Malgrado le modifiche apportate al testo giovedì scorso, ieri altri due senatori
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday, with President Donald Trump calling for an outright repeal of Obamacare and others seeking a change in direction toward bipartisanship. “Regretfully, it is now apparent that
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Despite a record-high U.S. stock market and a positive economic outlook, U.S. parents spent less on college tuition during the 2016-17 school year, according to Sallie Mae’s 10th annual “How America Pays for College” report. Out-of-pocket spending by parents fell to 23 percent from 29 percent of the average amount the
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(Reuters) – A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck in the northern Pacific Ocean between the tip of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Monday. The quake struck at 11:34 a.m. on Tuesday (2334 GMT on Monday) some 125 miles (200 km) from the city of Nikol’skoye on
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(Reuters) – New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman intends to sue the federal government if Republican lawmakers pass proposed legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, his office said on Monday. Schneiderman’s office said it has identified “multiple constitutional defects” with the Republican healthcare bills. The U.S. Senate is considering legislation to repeal parts
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STATI UNITI – Almeno nove persone sono decedute in una piscina naturale nel cuore della Tonto National Forest, in Arizona, durante una improvvisa tempesta abbattutasi sulla zona. Cinque bambini risultano tra le vittime. A confermarlo le autorita’ locali che rendono noto di aver recuperato i cadaveri, mentre continuano le ricerche di altre persone disperse. Ad
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(Reuters) – A damaging wildfire burning on California’s scenic central coast was expected to expand on Sunday afternoon, with higher temperatures, lower humidity and high winds working against efforts to contain it, officials said. By Sunday morning the so-called Whittier Fire burning near Santa Barbara was 36-percent contained, a reversal since Friday, when the blaze
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(Reuters) – Honolulu fire officials on Saturday were hoping to determine the cause of a blaze that tore through three upper floors of a 36-story residential tower in Hawaii’s capital, killing at least three people. The conflagration, which broke out on Friday afternoon and took firefighters about four hours to extinguish, sent debris raining down
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Firefighters battled on Saturday to gain control of a destructive wildfire burning near Santa Barbara, California that mushroomed in size overnight, pushed by gusty offshore winds into dry brush that has not burned in decades. The Whittier Fire, which broke out July 8 and has already destroyed eight homes, had been
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