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Protecting Trump Tower cost NY City $24 million from election to inauguration

1 hour 29 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It cost New York City about $24 million to provide security at Trump Tower, President Donald Trump's skyscraper home in Manhattan, from Election Day to Inauguration Day, or $308,000 per day, New York's police commissioner said on Wednesday.

White House delays revamped immigration order to next week: official

3 hours 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace the directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries, a White House official said on Wednesday.

Revised Chicago school budget approved, $111 million gap remains

3 hours 44 min ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved a revised budget that incorporates unpaid furlough days and other cost-cutting measures to save $104 million to help address a $215 million pension funding shortfall.

U.S. Secretary Kelly says not doing 'mass deportations'

3 hours 48 min ago
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Wednesday that the United States government was not deporting undocumented migrants en masse, but said that deportations would happen more quickly than over the last decade.

Judge bars investors from collecting on $300 million clerical error

4 hours 53 min ago
(Reuters) - A judge has crushed the hopes of a group of investors in Ultra Petroleum Inc, a bankrupt natural gas company, who had sought to collect a $300 million windfall because a clerk entered a court order on the wrong date.

Man charged in two cold-case Brooklyn murders of teenagers

4 hours 57 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 38-year-old man has been charged with the high-profile murder and dismemberment of a 19-year-old Brooklyn resident in 2005 and the killing of a teenage girl a year earlier, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Thousands still forced from homes by flooding in California tech hub

5 hours 17 min ago
(Reuters) - The mucky water flooding a section of San Jose in Northern California forced officials on Wednesday to widen the area under mandatory evacuation orders, with about 14,000 people barred from returning to their homes following drenching rains.

Republicans more concerned by leaks than Trump team Russian ties: Reuters/Ipsos poll

5 hours 28 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rank-and-file Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media of conversations between Trump advisers and the Russian government than they are about the conversations themselves, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Wednesday.

Dylann Roof stopped at second church after 2015 massacre -prosecutors

7 hours 5 min ago
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Dylann Roof drove to another African-American church after killing nine black parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina, a sign he intended to carry out more racially-motivated attacks, U.S. prosecutors said in newly unsealed court documents.

College Board tightens SAT exam security, but key risk remains

8 hours 28 min ago
BOSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The owner of the SAT college-entrance exam, which has been plagued by a raft of cheating incidents overseas, outlined new security measures but stopped short of remedying the test’s biggest vulnerability.

Muslims raise $60,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri

8 hours 43 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Muslim Americans have helped raise more than $66,000 to repair vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, according to an online fundraising page, amid attacks and threats against Jewish institutions.

Michigan city to allow mosque, settle lawsuits alleging bias

8 hours 53 min ago
(Reuters) - The Sterling Heights City Council in eastern Michigan has approved a stalled proposal to build a mosque, a necessary step to settle discrimination lawsuits from Muslim residents and the U.S. Department of Justice.

ACLU sues Milwaukee, widening challenge to police stop-and-frisk

9 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued on Wednesday to halt Milwaukee's stop-and-frisk policy, a nationally controversial policing practice that critics say unfairly targets people of color and has been endorsed by President Donald Trump.

Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms: draft document

9 hours 58 min ago
(Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

U.S. top court backs Texas death row inmate in race case

10 hours 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of a convicted murderer in Texas who is seeking to avoid execution after his own trial lawyer called an expert witness who testified the man was more apt to be dangerous in the future because he is black.

GE, Intel, AT&T team up to put cameras, mics in San Diego

10 hours 51 min ago
SEATTLE (Reuters) - General Electric will put cameras, microphones and sensors on 3,200 street lights in San Diego this year, marking the first large-scale use of "smart city" tools GE says can help monitor traffic and pinpoint crime, but raising potential privacy concerns.

Supreme Court sides with disabled girl in dispute over service dog

10 hours 57 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a disabled Michigan girl whose school refused to let her bring her service dog to class, making it easier in cases like hers to seek redress for discrimination in federal court.

Showdown looms for protesters near site of Dakota Access pipeline

14 hours 55 min ago
CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - Demonstrators near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline braced for a showdown with authorities on Wednesday, as protest leaders said at least some would defy a deadline to abandon the camp they have occupied for months to halt the project.

U.S. Powerball jackpot grows to $403 million, tenth largest ever

18 hours 42 min ago
(Reuters) - The jackpot in the U.S. lottery Powerball grew to $403 million before the drawing on Wednesday, making it the 10th largest in the game's history.

Appeals court upholds Maryland's ban on assault rifles

19 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maryland's ban on assault rifles, ruling gun owners are not protected under the U.S. Constitution to possess "weapons of war," court documents showed.