Category Archives: USA

Trump defends policies on border, North Korea in visit to Las Vegas

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Trump defends policies on border, North Korea in visit to Las Vegas

By Steve Holland LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – President Donald Trump defended his tough stance on immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday, praising his administration for a job well done and saying his approach will make the United States stronger. Trump also said his peace initiative with North Korea was already paying off despite criticism that his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this month was long on positive imagery but short on specific accomplishments. Trump, who was in Las Vegas to lend support to U.S. Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, …read more

White House press secretary says asked to leave restaurant for working for Trump

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White House press secretary says asked to leave restaurant for working for Trump

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Saturday that she had been asked to leave a Virginia restaurant the night before because she worked for President Donald Trump. “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left,” Sanders said on the official Press Secretary Twitter account. The Red Hen could not immediately be reached and their website did not appear to be working.

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Parted at U.S. border by Trump policy, migrants seek their children

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Parted at U.S. border by Trump policy, migrants seek their children

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lilian Merida-Galicia and her 7-year-old daughter were apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and separated by U.S. officials in mid-May. Since then, the 23-year-old Guatemalan has been trying to learn her daughter’s whereabouts, according to her attorney, Michael Avenatti. At one point she sent a note to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Octogenarian New England ex-mob boss convicted of 1993 murder

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Octogenarian New England ex-mob boss convicted of 1993 murder

A federal jury on Friday found a former boss of the New England mob and one of his associates guilty of the 1993 murder of a nightclub owner whose remains were discovered buried in Rhode Island two years ago. Jurors in Boston convicted Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, 84, and Paul Weadick, 63, of killing club owner Steven DiSarro because they believed he would cooperate with federal investigators. Steven Boozang, Salemme’s lawyer, said he was disappointed and plans to appeal.

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Accused N.Y attacker says U.S. court's judgment 'not important'

Accused N.Y attacker says U.S. court's judgment 'not important'

The Uzbek national accused of killing eight people by driving a speeding truck along a New York City bike path last October spoke of a “war” led by Islamic State at a pre-trial hearing on Friday and dismissed the court’s judgment as not important. The statement by Sayfullo Saipov, a legal permanent resident of the United States, came at the end of a hearing at which U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick set an Oct. 7, 2019, trial date in the case. “The Islamic State, in order to impose sharia (Islamic law) on Earth, is leading a war,” Saipov …read more

Octogenarian ex-New England mob boss convicted of 1993 murder

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Octogenarian ex-New England mob boss convicted of 1993 murder

A federal jury on Friday found a former New England mob boss and an associate guilty of the 1993 murder of a nightclub owner whose remains were discovered buried in Rhode Island two years ago. Jurors in Boston convicted Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, 84, and Paul Weadick, 63, of killing club owner Steven DiSarro because they believed DiSarro was cooperating with federal investigators. Salemme and Weadick had pleaded not guilty to one count each of murdering a federal witness.

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No drugs, no alcohol in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor

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No drugs, no alcohol in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor

U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who killed himself in a French hotel room earlier this month, had no narcotics or alcohol in his body when he died, a local prosecutor said on Friday. Bourdain, host of CNN’s food-and-travel-focused “Parts Unknown” television series, was 61. “No trace of narcotics, no trace of any toxic products, no trace of medicines, no trace of alcohol,” prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny told Reuters.

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Uber car's 'safety' driver streamed TV show before fatal crash: police

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Uber car's 'safety' driver streamed TV show before fatal crash: police

A report by the Tempe Police Department said the driver, Rafaela Vasquez, repeatedly looked down and not at the road, glancing up a half second before the car hit Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was crossing the street at night. The report said police concluded the crash, which has dealt Uber Technologies Inc a major setback in its efforts to develop self-driving cars, would have been “entirely avoidable” if Vasquez had been paying attention. Vasquez could face charges of vehicular manslaughter, according to the report, which was released late on Thursday in response to a public records request.

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Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus

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Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus

The fire occurred after a cardboard baling machines that is used for recycling overheated, and was contained, Fremont Fire Department Division Chief Diane Hendry said on Friday. In a tweet earlier this week, Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk touted a new tent on the campus that is being used for the production of the Model 3. The Tesla spokeswoman said the production tent was not affected by the fire.

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Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus

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Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus

A machine used for paper recycling caught fire Thursday night at Tesla Inc’s Fremont, California, campus, outside the company’s car production factory, but manufacturing was not affected, the company said. The fire occurred after a cardboard baling machines that is used for recycling overheated, and was contained, Fremont Fire Department Division Chief Diane Hendry said on Friday. The Tesla spokeswoman said the production tent was not affected by the fire.

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