New York steam pipe explosion creates urban geyser, no injuries

A subterranean steam pipe explosion on Thursday in New York created an urban geyser that snarled traffic during city's morning rush hour but caused no injuries, authorities said.

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19.Jul.2018


Helicopter blows over tent on California Army base, 22 injured: U.S. Army

A number of soldiers have been injured on a U.S. Army base in California when a military helicopter blew over a tent during an annual training exercise, the base said.

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19.Jul.2018


Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked two major drug companies for not raising their prices and said his administration was working toward "substantially" cutting prescription-drug prices.

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19.Jul.2018


Fierce winds, arid conditions threaten to stoke deadly Oregon wildfire

Fierce winds and arid conditions threatened to feed a massive wildfire in central Oregon on Thursday, a day after it killed a tractor operator who was trying to clear brush.

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19.Jul.2018


Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYs

More than 100 survivors who went public with gut-wrenching stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar joined in a show of solidarity on Wednesday as they accepted an award for courage at the annual ESPYs ceremony.

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19.Jul.2018


U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent jailed pending trial

A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States.

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18.Jul.2018


California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges

A California man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to opening social media accounts to provide support to Islamic State, according to court documents.

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18.Jul.2018


One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. West

A tractor operator was killed while trying to clear brush around a massive wildfire in central Oregon and two firefighters were injured battling a blaze burning at the edge of Yosemite in California, officials in the two states said on Wednesday.

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18.Jul.2018


Two rare shark attacks reported along New York's Fire Island beaches

Two youngsters frolicking in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National Seashore in New York suffered puncture wounds to their legs on Wednesday in apparent shark attacks that would mark the state's first such incidents in 70 years, authorities said.

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18.Jul.2018


California high court orders proposal to split up state removed from November ballot

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal's validity.

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18.Jul.2018


Lava from Kilauea 'collapse explosion' destroys Hawaii structures

A "collapse explosion" at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday sent a surge of lava that destroyed structures in an evacuated housing development, geologists and civil defense authorities said.

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18.Jul.2018


In U.S. prisons, tablets open window to the outside world

Marvin Worthy, confined to a New Jersey state prison since 2004, cannot watch his son play basketball or visit him in college. But for the past three years, a tablet computer has kept their relationship alive.

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18.Jul.2018


Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'

During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande.

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18.Jul.2018


Lockdown, sparked by report of armed man, ends at Washington, DC university

American University in Washington ended a lockdown on Wednesday prompted by reports of a man carrying a handgun near its campus, school officials said.

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18.Jul.2018


States sue U.S. over policy tying funds to immigration compliance

New York and five other states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from making cooperation with federal immigration authorities a condition for receiving millions of dollars in federal funding for law enforcement.

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18.Jul.2018


Florida family allowed to keep 'Starry Night' house mural

A Florida couple has won a nearly year-long legal battle for their right to cover their house and wall with a mural of Vincent van Gogh's famed "The Starry Night" painting, after being told the unusual decoration violated city code.

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18.Jul.2018


U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela made public

Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public on Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers said.

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18.Jul.2018


U.S. court blocks EPA decision not to enforce 'glider truck' limits

A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would have lifted strict limits on the number of remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as “glider trucks” that could be sold.

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18.Jul.2018


U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina jailed

A U.S. judge ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed on Wednesday pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk.

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18.Jul.2018


Cuomo widens poll lead over Nixon in New York governor race

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo widened his lead over Cynthia Nixon, an actress and activist running to his left in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election in September, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

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18.Jul.2018


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  1. White House struggles to contain political outcry over Trump-Putin summit

    The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain a political outcry and confusion over U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States.
  2. Putin accuses U.S. forces of trying to ruin Trump summit outcome

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused forces in the United States of trying to undermine the success of his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, but said the two leaders had begun to improve U.S.-Russia ties anyway.
  3. Putin warns that U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty will expire unless action taken

    President Vladimir Putin warned of the dangers of Moscow and Washington failing to mend ties on Thursday, saying the START strategic arms reduction treaty would expire in a year and a half unless work on extending it started now.
  4. U.S. lawmakers set to grill Trump's consumer watchdog pick

    Fireworks are expected in U.S. Congress on Thursday when lawmakers question Kathy Kraninger, a senior government official and President Donald Trump's pick to lead the consumer watchdog created after the 2007-2009 financial crisis.
  5. U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent jailed pending trial

    A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States.
  6. Trump on Twitter (July 18): Putin, NATO

    The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.
  7. White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning U.S. officials

    The White House on Wednesday declined to rule out accepting a Russian proposal for the questioning in the United States of Americans sought by the Kremlin for "illegal activities," including a former U.S. ambassador to Moscow.
  8. U.S. Interior watchdog probes Zinke over real estate deal

    The U.S. Interior Department's watchdog said in a letter to lawmakers on Wednesday that it was investigating a Montana real estate deal involving a foundation set up by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and a development group backed by the chairman of oil service company Halliburton.
  9. California high court orders proposal to split up state removed from November ballot

    The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal's validity.
  10. Trump says he accepts DNI Coats' view that Russia meddling continues

    U.S. President Donald Trump said in a television interview on Wednesday he accepted Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' assessment that Russia continues to be a threat to U.S. elections.
  11. Judge denies Manafort's request to suppress evidence

    A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by the FBI from his home as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia.
  12. New York governor opens door to criminal case against Trump Foundation

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday opened the door to a possible criminal case against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, but the state attorney general's office said it had not determined that a criminal referral was warranted.
  13. Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for election meddling

    President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he holds Russian President Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  14. Senate, after Helsinki, eyes swift sanctions in case of more election meddling

    Sanctions targeting key Russian economic sectors would kick in swiftly if U.S. authorities determined the Kremlin had meddled again in a U.S. election, under a bill gaining momentum in the Senate on Wednesday.
  15. States sue U.S. over policy tying funds to immigration compliance

    New York and five other states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from making cooperation with federal immigration authorities a condition for receiving millions of dollars in federal funding for law enforcement.
  16. U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina jailed

    A U.S. judge ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed on Wednesday pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk.
  17. White House denies Trump said Russia no longer targeting U.S.

    The White House denied that U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russia was no longer targeting the United States, saying his answer "no" was about taking questions not about potential interference in U.S. elections.
  18. Cuomo widens poll lead over Nixon in New York governor race

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo widened his lead over Cynthia Nixon, an actress and activist running to his left in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election in September, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
  19. Senate Democrats warn of 'gigantic loopholes' in Trump tax cuts

    U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday lashed out at Republican President Donald Trump's tax overhaul of December 2017, warning that it contains "gigantic loopholes" that could encourage companies to move plants and jobs abroad.
  20. Trump expects 'big results,' including North Korea, after Putin summit

    President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his meeting with Vladimir Putin would lead to "big results," in a continuing bid to calm a storm over his failure to criticize the Russian leader for Moscow's actions to undermine the 2016 U.S. election.