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Trump says EPA to issue notice to San Francisco on homeless

19 Sep 2019

LOS ANGELES U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue a notice in less than a week to the city of San Francisco over its homelessness problem and attendant pollution.

Trump administration rejects California request for homeless funds

19 Sep 2019

LOS ANGELES, Sept 18 The Trump administration on Wednesday rejected requests from California for more money from Washington to fight homelessness, opening another front in the battle between the White House and the state's Democratic-led progressive government.

New York state ban on flavored e-cigarettes given final approval

18 Sep 2019

New York became the second state to ban flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday after its Democratic governor called for emergency action in response to concerns about their rising use among teens and a nationwide spate of lung illnesses.

Pittsburgh pitcher Vázquez arrested on charges of soliciting teen for sex

18 Sep 2019

Felipe Vázquez, a star relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was arrested in Pennsylvania on Tuesday on charges of soliciting an underage girl for sex and sending her an obscene video, authorities said.

Texas gunman who killed seven had previously failed background check for firearm

03 Sep 2019

The gunman who killed seven people and wounded 23 others in a rolling rampage across West Texas obtained an assault-style rifle despite failing a background check, state and law enforcement officials said on Monday. | Video

Convicted RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan stabbed in California prison: reports

31 Aug 2019

LOS ANGELES Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian refugee found guilty of shooting U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy to death in 1968, was wounded in a stabbing at a California prison on Friday, according to media reports.

Alabama governor apologises over blackface episode from student days

30 Aug 2019

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey acknowledged on Thursday she wore blackface during a college skit in the 1960s and she apologised for the episode, becoming the latest U.S. politician to be embarrassed by a racially-charged incident from decades ago. | Video

Trump administration tightens citizenship rules for children of U.S. military abroad

29 Aug 2019

Some children born to U.S. citizens stationed abroad as government employees or members of the U.S. military will no longer qualify for automatic American citizenship under a policy change unveiled on Wednesday by the Trump administration.

Couple wanted for murder in Arizona escape from guards during transport

28 Aug 2019

A couple wanted for murder in Arizona escaped from custody when they overpowered guards who were transporting them through Utah, officials said on Tuesday, adding that the man and woman are considered armed and dangerous.

U.S. to seek death penalty for accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

27 Aug 2019

U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a Pennsylvania man accused of bursting into a Pittsburgh synagogue last year with a semi-automatic rifle and shooting 11 people to death, according to court papers filed on Monday.

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