Judge clears path for voter petition to recall embattled Alaska governor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The campaign to oust Alaska’s governor received court approval to proceed on Friday when a judge ruled that the allegations against the first-term Republican meet the legal requirements for including a recall initiative on the 2020 ballot. The voters have the right to determine whether Mike Dunleavy, 58, an ally of […]

Fire in Minneapolis leaves 250 homeless on Christmas Day

(Reuters) – Fire swept a hotel apartment building that provides transitional housing for the poor in downtown Minneapolis early on Wednesday, leaving about 250 people homeless on Christmas morning, city officials said. No deaths or serious injuries were reported in the four-alarm blaze. Three residents with minor injuries were taken to a hospital for evaluation, […]

U.S. Justice Department preparing legal action against Live Nation: source

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Department of Justice building is seen in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to take legal action against Live Nation Entertainment (LYV.N) on allegations the concert promoter has sought to strong-arm concert venues into using its dominant Ticketmaster subsidiary, […]

Amid criticism, Trump signs order targeting anti-Semitism at universities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to prohibit federal funding for colleges and universities that allow anti-Semitism, but the move drew some criticism for potentially limiting free speech. White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others stand behind U.S. […]

Pressure mounts on FBI for answers on Florida naval base shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. investigators face mounting pressure on Monday to deliver answers on the motive that led a Saudi Air Force lieutenant to shoot and kill three people and wounded eight others at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida. FILE PHOTO: Royal Saudi Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, airman accused […]

Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives met on Saturday to prepare for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump’s presidency. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Downing Street after attending a reception hosted by Britian’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, ahead of […]

Uber says it received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018

FILE PHOTO: The Uber logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken November 25, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Illustration (Reuters) – Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday said it had received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, related to its trips in the United States in 2018, at a […]

Officer stabbed, student shot in altercation at Wisconsin high school: police

(Reuters) – A Wisconsin high school student on Tuesday stabbed a school resource officer, who responded by shooting the teenager, police said, in the second such incident over the last two days in the state. Oshkosh West High School, about 85 miles (137 km) north of Milwaukee, was put on lockdown after the altercation, Oshkosh […]

U.S. snowstorms, rain make Thanksgiving trip home a nightmare

FILE PHOTO: Thanksgiving traffic crawls in a rainstorm in Claremont, California, U.S., November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Holiday travelers can go home again but it will take far longer than expected with snow, ice and rain slowing the busiest U.S. travel day of the Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday, forecasters said. As much as […]

PG&E says its distribution lines caused no deadly fires in 2019

(Reuters) – California utility PG&E Corp (PCG.N) has determined there were no lives or structures lost in 2019 wildfires that may have been caused by its distribution lines, according to a Friday court filing. FILE PHOTO: An air tanker makes a retardant drop while battling the Kincade fire near Calistoga, California, U.S. October 29, 2019. […]