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President Trump can't stop U.S. coal plants from retiring

President Trump can't stop U.S. coal plants from retiring

(Reuters) – More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term, despite the Republican’s efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a “roundtable discussion on border […]

Worst is over for winter storm that clobbered U.S. Midwest, D.C. and New England

Worst is over for winter storm that clobbered U.S. Midwest, D.C. and New England

(Reuters) – The deadly winter storm that clobbered a swath of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast over the weekend is blowing out to sea, but leaves as much as 13 inches of snow in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, and frigid arctic air parked over New England. Visitors make their way under trees coated with […]

Flights canceled as deadly snowstorm hits U.S. mid-Atlantic states

Flights canceled as deadly snowstorm hits U.S. mid-Atlantic states

(Reuters) – A winter snowstorm blamed for the deaths of at least seven people in road accidents across the U.S. Midwest rolled into the mid-Atlantic states on Sunday, forcing a ground stop at Dulles International Airport and the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Millions of Americans in 10 states and Washington, D.C., were under winter […]

Absences among U.S. airport screeners jump as shutdown drags on

Absences among U.S. airport screeners jump as shutdown drags on

Travelers wait in a security line at Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., January 13, 2019. REUTERS/David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Unscheduled absences among federal airport security screeners jumped on Sunday, forcing a checkpoint and ticket counter to close in Houston, as a partial government shutdown that has frozen pay checks moved into […]

Snowstorm blankets mid-Atlantic U.S., at least 7 dead in Midwest

Snowstorm blankets mid-Atlantic U.S., at least 7 dead in Midwest

(Reuters) – A massive winter storm rolled eastward to the mid-Atlantic United States on Sunday after dropping more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest and killing at least 7 people in highway accidents on Saturday. The weather system, which started as rain from Mexico but has since turned into snow, is […]

Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska: USGS

Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska: USGS

(Reuters) – A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake was 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Point MacKenzie and 25 miles deep. A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, a city of 300,000 people, in […]

Florida governor suspends sheriff for response to school massacre

Florida governor suspends sheriff for response to school massacre

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday suspended the local sheriff criticized for the police response to last year’s mass shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel showed leadership failures in the shooting that left 14 students and three […]

Snowstorm targets Washington, at least five dead in U.S. Midwest

Snowstorm targets Washington, at least five dead in U.S. Midwest

(Reuters) – A winter storm that dumped heavy snow on the U.S. Midwest, causing at least five roadway deaths, stranding some motorists in Missouri and canceling dozens of flights, marched east toward Washington on Saturday. The weather system, which started as rain from Mexico but has since turned into snow, is forecast to affect an […]

Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight. FILE PHOTO: A sign the reads “Federal employees all […]

House Democrats eye reported FBI probe of Trump

House Democrats eye reported FBI probe of Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives committee will look into a newspaper report that the FBI investigated whether President Donald Trump has been working on behalf of Russia, against U.S. interests, the panel’s Democratic chairman said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) waits for U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen […]