Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge on Monday to temporarily halt an order by President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico. Migrants stand in line to receive food, outside a makeshift shelter where fellow migrants are taking refuge before applying for asylum in the United
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – Rick Scott, Florida’s outgoing governor, was declared the winner on Sunday of his hard-fought U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson following a hand recount of ballots, giving Republicans control of both of the state’s Senate seats for the first time since the 19th century. FILE PHOTO: Republican U.S.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business forum in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is giving $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for student financial aid at his alma mater, Bloomberg said in
NEW YORK (Reuters) – California utility PG&E Corp, facing investor concerns over its possible role in the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California, has reported another power-line outage that it experienced on the morning of Nov. 8 when the blaze started. An electricity pole damaged by the Camp Fire lies near a Pacific Gas &
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott addresses supporters at his midterm election night party in Naples, Florida, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (Reuters) – Florida’s outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state’s hard-fought U.S. Senate race on Sunday, following a recount of ballots in the tight contest against three-term
CHICO, Calif. (Reuters) – Nicole Montague and her 16-year-old daughter Destiny noticed a red glow on the horizon as they drove to school in Paradise, California, that Thursday morning. They did not think much of it as they had seen fires nearby in the past. Nicole and Eric Montague, who lost their home in Paradise
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Rain is on the way for fire-scorched and smoke-choked northern California, forecasters said on Sunday, as the search for the dead and missing continued after the state’s most destructive wildfires. NASA’s Operational Land Imager satellite image shows the Camp Fire burning at around 10:45 a.m. local time near Paradise, California. Courtesy
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The number of people missing after California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276, despite authorities locating hundreds of people who scattered when the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise. Forensic recovery teams sifting through the charred wreckage recovered the remains of five more victims,
Democratic Florida gubernatorial nominee and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum concedes the race to U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis at his midterm election night rally in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Colin Hackley (Reuters) – Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum conceded Florida’s governor’s race on Saturday as a recount of ballots neared its end, and the Democrat
(Reuters) – When a “megafire” engulfed Paradise, California, officials and residents had to abandon their evacuation plans and improvise new ways to save lives, learning lessons that could help the growing number of U.S. communities at risk to wildfires. A building destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 13, 2018.
(Reuters) – When a “megafire” engulfed Paradise, California, officials and residents had to abandon their evacuation plans and improvise new ways to save lives, learning lessons that may help the growing number of U.S. communities at risk to wildfires. A building destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 13, 2018.
CHICO, Calif. (Reuters) – Thousands of people displaced by California’s most destructive wildfire, including hundreds living in tents and cars, face heavy rains next week that could trigger dangerous floods and mudslides, while helping douse the flames. After losing their home in Magalia in the Camp Fire, Robin Tompkins and her son, Lukas, line up
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Forensic recovery teams searched for more victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise on Saturday as the number of people listed as missing in the state’s deadliest wildfire topped 1,000. Trish Moutard (C), of Sacramento, and other volunteers search for human remains with Moutard’s cadaver dog,
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Recovery teams with cadaver dogs pressed on with their search for more victims in a flame-ravaged northern California town on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of more than 1,000 people reported missing in the deadliest wildfire in state history. Remains of at least 71 people have been recovered
(Reuters) – Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and “gross mismanagement” of the election. FILE PHOTO: Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters during a midterm election night party
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for accused Russian agent Maria Butina are engaging in negotiations, both sides said in a court filing on Friday, raising the possibility the case could be resolved with a plea deal. Maria Butina appears in a police booking photograph released by the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office in Alexandria, Virginia,
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida election officials on Friday were slogging through a hand recount of ballots to determine who won a hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, with about a dozen high-profile races across the country remaining unresolved more than a week after elections. FILE PHOTO: A worker holds ballots before a ballot recount in Lauderhill,
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Family members and survivors of the deadliest wildfire in California history sought news on Friday on the missing 630 people – 10 times the number of confirmed dead – from the fast-moving blaze that reduced much of the town of Paradise to ash and charred rubble. With nearly 12,000 homes and
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Rescue teams sifted through burned homes and vehicles on Friday for the remains of victims in the northern California town of Paradise, as the number of those missing in the state’s deadliest wildfire spiked to 630 people. At least 63 people were killed in and around Paradise, which was virtually incinerated
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the Camp
SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – PG&E Corp shares soared 40 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday after a report that a regulatory official told investors the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy should it be found responsible for this month’s deadly wildfire in northern California. Employees of Pacific Gas & Electric
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Before he pulled the trigger that ended the life of rock icon John Lennon nearly 38 years ago, his killer remembers being in a “tug of war” with himself over what he was about to do, and even praying for a way out of carrying out his plan. FILE PHOTO: Mark
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that “design errors” were found in a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in March at Florida International University, killing six people and injuring eight. Firefighters spray water on debris from a collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, U.S., March 16,
FILE PHOTO: Cesar Altieri Sayoc is pictured in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. in this November 28, 2013 handout booking photo obtained by Reuters Oct. 26, 2018. Broward County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters/File Photo (Reuters) – The man charged with mailing bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty
TUCSON, Ariz./AGUACATE, Guatemala (Reuters) – The 911 emergency call came in to the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson station around midnight. A girl lays her face on the coffin of Misael Paiz, 25, below his photos inside his family home at a wake in Aguacate, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Joselino Gomez Esteban’s voice
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. National Guard troops scoured the ruins of the town of Paradise on Thursday for any sign of 130 people still missing in California’s deadliest wildfire on record as authorities said the death toll had risen to 56. An anthropologist (R) examines the remains of a dog found in a bathtub
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – National Guard troops joined the grim search on Wednesday for more victims in the ruins of an incinerated northern California town while the death toll climbed to 56 in the most deadly and destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Chicago City Council on Wednesday gave overwhelming approval to the final budget proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who leaves office next year, and who said he will address looming pension funding challenges in December. FILE PHOTO: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview at City Hall in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A defense lawyer for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on Wednesday named some of the former close associates of the Mexican drug lord — including his alleged head of operations in Central America — who will likely testify against him at a U.S. trial. Mexico’s top drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The wildfire raging in northern California spread on Wednesday as National Guard troops joined the search for its victims and lawyers filed a lawsuit blaming the blaze, the state’s deadliest, on poor maintenance by the area’s utility company. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in