Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Maria More...

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By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding More...

By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Girl in hospital after being struck by baseball at Yankee Stadium

(The Sports Xchange) – A young girl was transported to hospital after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning of the New York Yankees’ home game against the More...

By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Trump makes his debut at ceremonies for new U.S. citizens

(Reuters) – For the first eight months of Donald Trump’s presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies. That changed this week, as More...

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St. Louis approves police body cameras ahead of more protests

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year as the city prepares for a sixth night of protests after a white former police officer More...

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Oklahoma City police fatally shoot deaf man who did not respond to commands

(Reuters) – A deaf man holding a metal pipe was fatally shot by Oklahoma City police who yelled for him to drop his weapon and get on the ground, but did not know that he could not hear, a police spokesman More...

By news On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Trump’s U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chalk one up for the nationalists. Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve More...

By news On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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California to file lawsuit over Trump border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California’s attorney general plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, the state AG’s More...

By news On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama More...

By news On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. More...