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Search for California mudslide survivors goes on

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 05:53
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone else alive, officials said.
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U.S. resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 01:15
(Reuters) - U.S. immigration authorities said on Saturday that it will resume accepting requests under a program that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation after a court order blocked a government decision to end the program.
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Missile false alarm causes panic for PGA Tour players

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 23:55
(Reuters) - Some of the world's top professional golfers were panicked by a false report of an incoming ballistic missile in Hawaii on Saturday, with one hiding under a mattress and another fleeing to the basement of his Honolulu hotel.
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Golf: Missile false alarm causes panic for PGA Tour players

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:44
(Reuters) - Some of the world's top professional golfers were panicked by a false report of an incoming ballistic missile in Hawaii on Saturday, with one hiding under a mattress and another fleeing to the basement of his Honolulu hotel.
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Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, five still missing

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:28
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from mudslides that devastated parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County rose to 19 on Saturday amid a massive influx of emergency crews searching for five people still missing.
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Tears and panic as false missile alert unnerves Hawaii

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 19:21
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Panic and confusion swept Hawaii on Saturday as a mistaken alert about a ballistic missile attack spread across the Pacific U.S. state, sending residents and tourists scrambling for shelter and questioning why an all-clear was not issued faster.
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FCC says launching full inquiry into false Hawaii missile alert

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 19:15
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Saturday it was launching a full investigation into a false emergency alert that said a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii, the chairman of the commission said.
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Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:53
HONOLULU (Reuters) - An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button," Hawaii's governor said.
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Crews ramp up effort to rescue live victims of California mudslide

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:04
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A massive influx of search and rescue crews scoured parts of California's Santa Barbara County on Saturday for seven people still missing following mudslides that killed at least 18.
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U.S. military’s Pacific Command says ballistic missile warning sent in error to Hawaii

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 14:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military's Pacific Command said on Saturday there was no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii after an official message was mistakenly sent to Hawaii residents' mobile phones warning them of an imminent attack.
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Sportscaster Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:52
(Reuters) - Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.
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Suspect held after first court appearance in fatal Kansas 'swatting' case

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:34
(Reuters) - A California man accused of making a hoax call that led police in Kansas to kill an unarmed man was in a Wichita jail on Saturday after his first court appearance in the "swatting" case, local media reported.
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California police hope for 'miracle' to find missing in mudslide

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 06:14
MONTECITO, Calif (Reuters) - Californian authorities called for public help in locating seven people still missing after mudslides that killed at least 18, as crews carried on searching for survivors on Saturday.
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Las Vegas gunman emailed about bump stocks months before rampage: documents

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:56
(Reuters) - Three months before killing 58 people and wounding more than 500 in Las Vegas last October, the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history sent emails discussing buying bump stocks, which can make semiautomatic rifles fire hundreds of rounds a minute, media reports on unsealed search warrants showed.
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Illinois nursing homes sue state over low Medicaid rates

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:02
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A handful of Illinois-based nursing homes sued the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services on Friday, saying low Medicaid rates are jeopardizing their ability to provide adequate quality of care.
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'Window closing' for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises to 18

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:23
MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for five missing people as the death toll rose to 18 from mudslides in Southern California that damaged hundreds of buildings and caked highways with sludge.
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Trump in 'excellent health,' White House doctor says after exam

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.
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U.S. charges Maryland businessman with bribing Russian official

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have charged a Maryland businessman with bribing a Russian official in an effort to win contracts to ship uranium to the United States.
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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisions

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor.
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Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly."
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