news wrap

  • ENGLEWOOD, FL - JUNE 06: Jody Green tries to control her umbrellas as she walks along the beach as waves from Tropical Storm Colin crash along the shore on June 6, 2016 in Englewood, Florida. The Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency with Tropical Storm Colin as it brings high winds and a serious threat of flooding.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    June 6, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared emergencies in 34 counties after Tropical Storm Colin brought 50-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain to the Panhandle coast. Also, U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the city of Manbij — the Islamic State’s last stronghold on the Turkish border — which sits on a major supply route to the Islamic State capital of Raqqa. Continue reading

  • A police officer hangs on a military vehicle on its way through the flooded suburb of Villeneuve-Trillage in Villeneuve Saint-Georges, outside Paris, June 3, 2016 after days of almost non-stop rain caused flooding in the country. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann  - RTX2FHYL
    June 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, floodwaters wreaked havoc in Paris as the River Seine rose more than 18 feet above normal levels, prompting French authorities to activate a potential emergency plan to transfer government functions to more secure locations. Also, casualties continued to mount on the Mediterranean, as the Libyan Coast Guard recovered more than 110 bodies after a migrant ship sank.
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  • Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump takes the stage for a rally with supporters in Billings, Montana, U.S. May 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2EEGV
    June 1, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Donald Trump faced new scrutiny over his “Trump University” seminar business when a judge released lawsuit documents alleging the school’s employees were told to use high-pressure tactics. Hillary Clinton pounced, saying it’s more evidence the mogul is a fraud. Also, evacuation orders went out to several Texas towns as heavy rainfall continued to sweep across the state. Continue reading

  • UK Border control is seen in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London June 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Neil Hall  - RTX2EA7V
    May 31, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the State Department warned American traveling in Europe this summer to watch out for terrorist attacks, saying that while there is no specific threat, upcoming events such as the Tour de France could be targets. Also, Iraqi forces held off a fierce counterattack by Islamic State militants in southern Fallujah a day after advancing into the city for the first time in two years. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in observance of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, U.S., May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas  - RTX2EV36
    May 30, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, on his last Memorial Day as commander-in-chief, President Obama paid tribute to the nation’s veterans and made special mention of the American soldiers who died this past year in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, more than 50 policemen in Afghanistan were killed in a wave of Taliban attacks, the first such violence since the militant group named a new leader last week. Continue reading

  • A gay pride and an American flag
    May 26, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the fight over LGBT rights in Congress sank a major energy bill, after both Republicans and Democrats voted down legislation containing separate provisions banning discrimination by federal contractors and defending North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law. Also, more than 4,000 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean a day after hundreds died while crossing. Continue reading

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when Clinton was the secretary of state.         REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTS5PBG
    May 25, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, a leaked audit from the State Department’s inspector general concluded that Hillary Clinton violated federal standards by using a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Also, eleven states filed suit against the Obama administration over its directive that public schools allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their identity.
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  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd after speaking at a rally in Anaheim, California, U.S., May 24, 2016.    REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSFR7Y
    May 24, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Democratic candidates turned their attention to California, where trailing contender Sen. Bernie Sanders vowed to keep pressing his case, even if it means a “messy” DNC convention. Also, President Obama publicly met with Vietnamese human rights activists and political dissidents in Hanoi, and argued that greater freedom would benefit the communist state. Continue reading

  • A pair of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are seen during a mating ritual while the female feeds on a blood meal in a 2003 image from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  REUTERS/Centers for Disease Control/James Gathany/Handout via Reuters THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTSBHE7
    May 20, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, health officials reported that the number of pregnant women in the U.S. infected with Zika virus has tripled to 157, though fewer than a dozen have had miscarriages or babies born with birth defects so far. Also, the White House was put on lockdown after a uniformed Secret Service officer shot and severely wounded a man who drew a gun near the executive mansion. Continue reading

  • A group of firefighters walk amid rubble near the base of the destroyed
south tower of the World Trade Center in New York in this file photo
from September 11, 2001. This year's anniversary of the September 11
attacks in New York and Washington will echo the first one, with
silence for the moments the planes struck and when the buildings fell,
and the reading of 2,792 victims' names. REUTERS/Peter Morgan-Files

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    May 17, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate passed legislation opposed by the White House that would let the families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia’s government for alleged complicity in the 2001 terror attacks. Also, the NTSB found operator error — a distracted driver — is to blame for last year’s deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. Continue reading

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