Experts warned Trump off New York-New Jersey-Connecticut lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Experts on the White House coronavirus task force persuaded President Donald Trump that a travel advisory was preferable to the strict quarantine he was considering for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the pathogen, officials said on Sunday. Trump had said on Saturday afternoon he might impose a ban on travel in and out of New York state and parts of New...

Twenty-one people test positive for coronavirus aboard cruise ship off San Francisco

(Reuters) - Twenty-one people have tested positive for coronavirus aboard a cruise ship denied entry to San Francisco Bay this week after a number of passengers and crew developed flu-like symptoms on the vessel, which was linked to previously confirmed COVID-19 infections. U.S. Vice President, announcing results of the tests during a White House briefing, also said the cruise ship Grand...

11 Democrats still in U.S. presidential race as New Hampshire votes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The presidential nominating contest for both the Democratic and Republican parties continues Tuesday in New Hampshire. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Gilford, New Hampshire U.S., February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaFor Democrats, what was once a field of more than 20...

Ahead of Senate trial, Trump legal team rejects impeachment as flawed

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s legal team on Saturday issued a resounding rejection of the House of Representatives’ impeachment of him, proclaiming his innocence and calling the charges against Trump a “dangerous attack” on Americans. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he welcomes the 2019 NCAA National Championship Football team the Louisiana State...

Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’

David Wayne Oliver, 65, who according to police and media reports was arrested after allegedly robbing a bank in downtown Colorado Springs, then throwing the money into the air and shouting, "Merry Christmas," is pictured in this booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department, December 24, 2019. Colorado Springs Police Department/Handout via REUTERS DENVER (Reuters) - A man...

U.S. senator looks to shoot down Trump bid to ease small arms exports

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for travel to Atlanta from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S, April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. senator said on Friday he would block President Donald Trump’s efforts to overhaul the weapons exports regime to make it easier for gun makers to sell small arms to foreign buyers. Senator Bob...

U.S. investigators don’t view New Jersey Jewish grocery attack as act of terror: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - This week’s deadly attack on a New Jersey kosher grocery store does not appear to be an act of organized terrorism in the eyes of U.S. federal investigators, a law enforcement source said on Wednesday. Six people, including the two shooters, three civilians and a police officer, died in a series of events that ended in a police shootout on Tuesday in Jersey City, New...

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 of killing three people at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola,...

U.S. health spending recovers after two slow years: CMS

FILE PHOTO: A nurse walks along the hallways of a health center in Lepanto, Arkansas, U.S., May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht (This Dec. 5 story corrects first paragraph to say growth was slower not declined in previous years, removes reference to projected spending in eighth paragraph) (Reuters) - U.S. healthcare spending grew faster in 2018 after two slower growth years, a government...

U.S. Navy sailor shoots two at Pearl Harbor base, takes own life

(Reuters) - A U.S. Navy sailor on Wednesday shot and killed two civilians working at Hawaii’s historic military base of Pearl Harbor, and injured a third, military officials said, before fatally shooting himself. Authorities did not identify the victims and the gunman or give a motive for the shooting, but media said the dead were all men. The gunman died of “an apparent self-inflicted...