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  • Washington state wildfire claims first fatality, weather improving

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Cooler weather and lower winds aided firefighters on Monday as they battled a week-old wildfire in Washington state that has destroyed up to 150 homes, scorched a wide swath of wilderness east of the Cascade Mountains and left one person dead. A drop in…

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital settles lawsuit with women filmed by doctor

    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190 million to thousands of women who were secretly filmed by a doctor during gynecological exams. The proposed settlement, announced Monday, came in a class action lawsuit filed last year in Baltimore city court over the conduct of Dr. Nikita Levy, who…

  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

  • New York environment regulators seek summer shutdown at Indian Point

    (Reuters) - New York state environmental regulators are proposing shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months, when demand for electricity for air-conditioning is greatest. The DEC said in an email that the proposal, which will be…

  • High chance of cyclone near Lesser Antilles: NHC

    (Reuters) - An area of low pressure located east of the Lesser Antilles now has a high, or 70 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Monday. "Only a small increase in organization of shower…

  • RJ Reynolds' $23-billion punitive damage award unlikely to stand: experts

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss and David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A decision by a Florida jury to impose punitive damages of $23.6 billion against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company on Friday is likely to be rejected on appeal or the award reduced substantially, lawyers with expertise in jury awards said…

  • Florida police probe death of 4-year-old run over by car

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida boy found in the middle of a street in Tampa died after being run over by a car, and authorities are investigating whether the child was pushed or fell from the vehicle, city police said on Monday. Four-year-old Marterrance Albury rolled out of…

  • Wisconsin train derailment clean up underway, evacuation lifted

    By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - An evacuation order was lifted on Monday after a train derailment and collision several hours earlier caused a fuel spill in a southeastern Wisconsin town, where clean-up efforts were underway, a rail spokesman said. A Canadian National Railway Co train…

  • Ohio infant attacked and killed by dog

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An autopsy was under way on an Ohio infant who died this weekend after being attacked by a relative’s dog, a coroner’s office said Monday. The 7-month-old boy, Jonathon Quarles, Jr, was fatally mauled by his step-grandmother’s dog around midday Sunday,…

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  • Massachusetts mayor in flap with conservatives on gay rights

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - (This story corrects July 17 story to make clear that article ran on but was not authored by Glenn Beck; Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll last week terminated a contract that allowed Gordon College to operate Salem's town hall, after the school joined…

  • Crews make progress in calming massive Washington state wildfire

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Firefighters made progress on Sunday slowing a massive wildfire in Washington state that has raged unchecked for nearly a week, destroying between 80 and 150 homes and charring a wide swath of wilderness east of the Cascade Mountains. Containment efforts…

  • Oil-by-rail fight in Washington threatens California gasoline prices

    By Kristen Hays VANCOUVER Washington (Reuters) - California's chance to keep a lid on some of the nation's highest gas prices and join in the spoils of a domestic oil production boom is threatened by quickly growing opposition to a rail terminal in Washington state. The hitch in the long-planned…

  • Four dead in Arizona small plane crash

    (Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a small plane crashed in rugged territory near the popular Arizona resort town of Sedona, authorities said. Hikers reported the crash, which is believed to have started a wildfire that started spreading in Fay Canyon, northeast of Bear Mountain,…

  • Two soldiers killed fighting for Israel were U.S. citizens

    Two American men were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in the conflict in Gaza on Sunday, the U.S. State Department said, the bloodiest day of the conflict, in which about 100 Palestinians were also killed. Max Steinberg, a native of California's San Fernando Valley, was a sniper in the Golani…

  • Oil trains, born of U.S. energy boom, face test in new safety rules

    By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This July 18 2014 story was corrected to show that the Greenbrier executive estimate of tank car capacity to 30,300 gallons, not 33,000 gallons. Also corrects impact of new tank car design weight in paragraph 23.) North Dakota's Bakken oil patch has…

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  • Four emergency workers barred from 911 duty in NYC arrest death

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four emergency responders have been put on modified duty while authorities investigate their response to a man, suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, who died after New York police put him in a chokehold, a fire department official said on Sunday. The two…

  • Florida teen recovering from beating in Israel-Palestinian conflict

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Despite the red scars on his wrists, a souvenir from a summer vacation to see Palestinian relatives that became a nightmare, Tariq Khdeir felt lucky on Sunday as he described his apparent beating by Israeli police earlier this month. "I want to go back so…

  • Florida boy, 4, mauled to death by pit bulls, officials say

    A 4-year-old Florida boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls at his uncle's home, said authorities on Sunday, who suggested the child may have let the dogs out of their cage to play with them. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said the boy, Logan Shepard, had been left alone on Saturday…

  • Forty-five years after Apollo landing, U.S. debates next lunar step

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration. Ten more U.S. astronauts followed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's July 20, 1969, visit to the moon…

  • Washington state wildfire destroys 100 homes, hundreds evacuated

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A wildfire raging unchecked for a sixth day east of Washington state's Cascade Mountains has destroyed about 100 homes, displaced hundreds of residents and left thousands without electricity, emergency officials said on Saturday. A cluster of…

  • Appeals court puts Arizona execution on hold over drugs details

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Saturday ordered the scheduled execution of an Arizona man condemned for killing of his ex-girlfriend and her father in 1989 be put on hold until the state provides more details about the lethal injection procedure he faces. Joseph…

  • Often Overlooked Method to Pay Off Mortgage

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.