FILE PHOTO – Street banners line Elvis Presley boulevard near Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will award the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley, George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. and five other individuals, the White House said in a statement on Saturday.
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Three fast-moving wildfires burned in California on Friday morning, including one that spurred the evacuation of 75,000 homes near a city that was still reeling from a mass shooting. Voluntary evacuations of 75,000 homes were called for because of the Woolsey Fire that affected parts of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – A fast-moving wildfire roared through a Northern California town on Thursday, with deaths reported as it burned a hospital, hundreds of homes and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing flames in cars and on foot, authorities said. Vehicles are seen during evacuation from Paradise to Chico, in Butte County, California,
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after new Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh announces that he is the first justice on the court to ever hire a staff of entirely female clerks as he addresses public swearing-in ceremonies in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jim
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances. Trump came out swinging a day after his Republicans lost control of the House, and followed through
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House. Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, following a
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats struck early in the battle for the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, but faced an uphill climb to capture the Senate after Republican Mike Braun knocked off incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly in Indiana. Most of the races that will decide the balance of power in Congress and shape the future
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans will cast votes on Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the U.S. Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump’s presidency. A voting booth is seen as voting opens for the midterm election at
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators on Monday called on the Department of Defense and one of its largest landlords to fix housing hazards documented by Reuters at military bases nationwide, including a Marine compound in southern California. Recently constructed military housing is shown on base at Camp Pendleton, California, U.S. August 30, 2018.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The trial of extradited Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is set to begin on Monday in federal court in Brooklyn, where he is facing drug trafficking and conspiracy charges. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, where Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s trial will be
(Reuters) – Hispanics are more interested in voting this year than in the last U.S. congressional midterm elections in 2014 and their enthusiasm outpaces that of all U.S. adults, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Sunday. Volunteer Bea Nevarez stands for a portrait during door-to-door canvassing in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., October 31,
BELGRADE, Mont./ATLANTA (Reuters) – President Donald Trump touted U.S. economic growth and painted a grim picture on immigration in rallies with Republican candidates before Tuesday’s elections as Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden urged voters to reject division. In the latest injection of racial tensions into the campaigns, a wave of automated calls using racist
(Reuters) – Two women were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Florida yoga studio before class members fought back and the attacker killed himself, police said on Saturday. The women, identified as Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, were shot and killed on Friday afternoon when Scott Beierle, 40, opened fire
INDIANAPOLIS/MIAMI (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday against rhetoric he said was meant to sow fear as he campaigned in support of Democratic candidates while President Donald Trump hammered a hardline anti-immigration message to energize Republicans. In a packed day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday’s congressional midterm elections, Trump continued a
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors unveiled criminal charges on Thursday against two former Goldman Sachs Inc bankers and Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho tied to the Malaysia 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal. Men walk past a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the fund’s flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur March 1,
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – Appearing defiant and swaggering, the man charged with killing 11 worshipers in a Pittsburgh synagogue, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in a federal court as the Jewish community buried three more of the dead. FILE PHOTO: People pray at a makeshift memorial near the Tree of Life synagogue following Saturday’s shooting at