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U.S. motor travel increases by 2.9 percent in September: DOT

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:15am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. motorists logged 2.9 percent more miles in September versus last year, new federal data showed, continuing a record-setting pace amid low gasoline prices and lower unemployment.

New York City seeks up to $35 million for Trump-related security costs

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:56am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City is asking the U.S. government for up to $35 million to cover security costs related to President-elect Donald Trump, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday.

Georgia man to be sentenced in toddler's 'hot car' murder

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:18am
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia man convicted of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die inside a sweltering SUV on a hot summer day will find out if he will spend the rest of his life in prison when a judge sentences him on Monday.

With Dakota denial, outlook for U.S. pipelines turns murky

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:26am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's denial of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, after permitting and legal obligations were followed, sets an uncertain precedent for new projects despite President-elect Donald Trump's promise to support energy infrastructure.

U.S. reshaping budget to account for Russian military threat

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 10:45pm
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) - Russia's increasing military activities around the world have unsettled top U.S. military officials, who say they are reshaping their budget plans to better address what they now consider to be the most pressing threat to U.S. security.

Gunman enters Washington restaurant hit by fake news reports

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police said on Sunday they detained a man wielding an assault rifle who entered a pizza restaurant that was the target of fake news reports it was operating a child abuse ring led by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top campaign aide.

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin to stay in New Zealand until lungs clear

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:12pm
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has been advised by doctors to stay in New Zealand until fluid from his lungs clears, days after he was evacuated from the South Pole as his condition worsened.

Accused Charleston gunman asks judge to reinstate defense team

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 1:38pm
(Reuters) - The man accused of killing nine black people at a South Carolina church last year told the presiding judge on Sunday that he no longer wished to represent himself during the "guilt" phase of his murder trial.

Guantanamo detainee released to Cabo Verde

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 12:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department on Sunday announced that a long-held inmate at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, Shawqi Awad Balzuhair, had been transferred to the government of Cabo Verde.

Morton County sheriff defends tactics against pipeline protesters

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 11:30am
CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation.

Sense of duty draws U.S. veterans to Dakota pipeline protest

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 10:55am
CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - In the back reaches of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp, U.S. military veterans, armed with saws, hammers and other tools, are quietly building barracks, an infirmary and a mess hall.

Two dozen dead in California loft fire; death toll expected to rise

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 10:39am
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Recovery teams have found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, and the death toll is expected to rise, authorities said on Sunday.