Reuters US News

Subscribe to Reuters US News feed Reuters US News
Reuters.com is your source for breaking news, business, financial and investing news, including personal finance and stocks. Reuters is the leading global provider of news, financial information and technology solutions to the world's media, financial institutions, businesses and individuals.
Updated: 1 hour 55 min ago

California utility probing possibility wires involved in wildfire

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:13
A California utility informed regulators on Thursday that it was investigating whether a devastating wildfire near Malibu last month may have been caused by contact between a wire that provides pole support and a live wire.
Categories: National News

Lebanese man who helped Hezbollah pleads guilty to evading U.S. sanctions

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:04
A Lebanese businessman sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury for being an important financial supporter of Hezbollah pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges associated with evading U.S. sanctions imposed on him, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Categories: National News

Closing arguments end in Virginia murder trial of white nationalist

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:53
Prosecutors in the murder trial of a white nationalist said on Thursday the defendant was motivated by hatred when he drove his car into crowd of counterprotesters last year, while the defense argued that he was fearfully reacting to a violent environment.
Categories: National News

U.S. Coast Guard chief optimistic about icebreaker ship funding

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:51
The United States may soon get funding for a new heavy icebreaker ship, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday, as global warming spurs the race to stake out the Arctic, which is rich in oil, gas, and minerals.
Categories: National News

Top U.S. general urges Google to work with military

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:47
The top U.S. general said on Thursday that it was "inexplicable" that technology giants like Alphabet Inc's Google did not want to work with the Pentagon even as they seek out business with China, where companies have less freedom than in the United States.
Categories: National News

Body of former President George H.W. Bush carried to Texas burial site

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:31
The body of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was carried to the burial site at his presidential library in College Station, Texas, on Thursday after a funeral at a Houston church where he was remembered by family members who knew him best as "Gampy."
Categories: National News

CDC says nine more people added to E.coli infection investigation

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:42
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday an additional nine people are being investigated in connection with the multistate outbreak of E. coli infections related to romaine lettuce.
Categories: National News

Honor guard escorts body of former President George H.W. Bush to Texas burial

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:35
The body of U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrived by train at his presidential library in College Station, Texas, on Thursday to be buried following a funeral at a Houston church where he was remembered by family members who knew him best as "Gampy."
Categories: National News

F-35 formally enters operational testing

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:28
The U.S. Department of Defense said on Thursday it would start field testing all three variants of the F-35 Lightning II fighter jets in combat conditions to evaluate operational effectiveness and suitability of their weapons systems.
Categories: National News

Defense rests in Virginia murder trial of white nationalist

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:16
The defense rested its case on Thursday in the trial of the man who killed a counterprotester at a white nationalist rally last year by plowing his car into a crowd, after the defendant's lawyers called witnesses that suggested he was driven by fear.
Categories: National News

In bipartisan test, Senate grapples with criminal justice overhaul

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:55
Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate scrambled on Thursday to save an effort to overhaul America's prison policies and criminal sentencing standards, seen as a bipartisan win just weeks ago, but now up against a major obstacle.
Categories: National News

Trump's EPA proposes looser carbon limits on new coal plants

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:28
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back an Obama-era rule requiring new U.S. coal plants to slash carbon emissions, a move that could crack open the door in coming years for new plants fired by the fossil fuel.
Categories: National News

U.S. Supreme Court appears wary of expanding 'double jeopardy'

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:39
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Thursday expressed skepticism about putting limits on criminal charges being brought against people for the same offenses by both federal and state prosecutors in a case involving an Alabama man charged with illegally possessing a gun.
Categories: National News

Defense seeks to portray white nationalist accused of murder as threatened at Virginia rally

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:53
(Note language in fourth paragraph, which may be objectionable to some readers.)
Categories: National News

Houston residents, by the thousands, mourn President George H.W. Bush

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:28
Thousands of Houstonians turned up on Thursday to pay their respects to late President George H.W. Bush, a U.S. Northeast transplant who had made Texas his home, laying flowers at makeshift memorials and lining up to catch a glimpse of his funeral motorcade.
Categories: National News

U.S. military air crash off Japan coast kills one Marine, five missing

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:35
One U.S. Marine was killed and rescue teams were searching for five others missing after two Marine Corps aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan during a refueling exercise, officials said on Thursday.
Categories: National News

Farewell 'Gampy' - former U.S. president George H.W. Bush mourned by family

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:33
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush's family took center stage at his funeral in Houston on Thursday, with personal tributes, grandsons who knew him better as "Gampy" serving as honorary pallbearers and granddaughters reading from the Bible.
Categories: National News

Supreme Court weighs 'double jeopardy' dispute

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:08
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Thursday expressed skepticism about putting limits on criminal charges being brought against people for the same offenses by both federal and state prosecutors in a case involving an Alabama man charged with illegally possessing a gun.
Categories: National News

U.S. President George H.W. Bush mourned in family service

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:31
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush's family took center stage at his funeral at a Houston church on Thursday, with his grandsons as honorary pallbearers and his granddaughters reading Psalms.
Categories: National News

Trump to roll back carbon rule on new coal plants

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:23
The Trump administration is expected on Thursday to roll back an Obama-era rule requiring new coal plants to slash carbon emissions, a move that could crack open the door in coming years for new plants fired by the fossil fuel.
Categories: National News

Pages