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Reuters US Domestic News Summary

Updated: 29-01-2019 05:21 IST
Reuters US Domestic News Summary

Following is a summary of current US domestic news briefs. U.S. government reopens with clock running on funding talks

The U.S. government reopened on Monday with about 800,000 federal workers returning after a 35-day shutdown as lawmakers geared up for talks to avoid another standoff before funding runs out again in three weeks. The longest government shutdown ended on Friday when President Donald Trump agreed to end the partial government shutdown amid under mounting pressure as the effects spread across the country. The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs

When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and Boy Scouts, and he stopped doing homework and showering. But he was not using drugs. He was hooked on YouTube and video games, to the point where he could do nothing else. As doctors would confirm, he was addicted to his electronics. Arctic blasts sub-zero freeze towards U.S. upper Midwest, Northeast

A blast of super-cold arctic air is bringing dangerous sub-zero cold to the U.S. Midwest and Northeast as the system cartwheels through the Dakotas into Chicago, Illinois, and on to New England. By Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, Chicago will hit an astounding 20-to-25 below-zero Farhenheit, the National Weather Service said. Insurance losses for California wildfires top $11.4 billion

The deadliest and most destructive California wildfires in a century caused insurers more than $11.4 billion in losses, the state's insurance regulator said Monday. The total amount of insured losses for the November Camp Fire, which destroyed most of the town of Paradise in northern California, jumped 25 percent since December, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara told reporters during a media event. Iowa teen found dead after missing for nearly a week

A 13-year-old Iowa boy who was missing for nearly a week after leaving his home on a snowy, freezing cold night was found dead in a secluded part of his town, police officials said on Monday. Corey Brown's body was found near his home on Sunday on the west side of Marshalltown, Iowa, a city less than 60 miles (100 km) north of Des Moines. Marshalltown Police Department officials said in a statement that there was no indication of foul play or any other criminal activity. 'Greed' fueled Insys founder's opioid bribe scheme: prosecutor

A lawyer for Insys Therapeutics Inc's one-time billionaire founder on Monday denied that he had any role in the U.S. opioid crisis as a federal prosecutor told jurors he ran a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an addictive fentanyl spray. John Kapoor, the drugmaker's former chairman, and four colleagues are the first painkiller manufacturer executives to face trial over conduct authorities say contributed to an opioid abuse crisis that has killed tens of thousands of people a year. 'El Chapo' says he will not testify in his own defense

Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said in court on Monday that he will not testify in his own defense at his U.S. trial. Guzman announced his decision after prosecutors rested their case against him in federal court in Brooklyn. After excusing the jury, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan asked Guzman directly whether he understood it was his decision, not that of his lawyers, to testify or not. Family members of unarmed black man shot by police sue city of Sacramento

Family members of an unarmed young black man slain by two Sacramento policemen last year sued the officers and the city on Monday for wrongful death, claiming racial profiling and use of excessive force. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento by the parents, grandparents and children of shooting victim Stephon Clark, 22, seeks damages in excess of $20 million. New Jersey officials call on Trump to replace critical rail tunnel

New Jersey's top state and federal officials, including Governor Phil Murphy and U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, toured the deteriorating century-old rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River on Monday in an effort to convince the Trump administration to fund its replacement. The twin North River Tunnels, which were heavily damaged by flooding during 2012's Superstorm Sandy, carry hundreds of thousands of commuters a day into Penn Station in Manhattan from New Jersey. At peak hours, up to 24 trains pass through the single-track tubes every hour. Louisiana man suspected of killing spree is arrested in Virginia

Sheriff's deputies in Virginia on Sunday arrested a 21-year-old man wanted on suspicion of shooting five people to death in Louisiana including his parents, his girlfriend and members of her family. Following a multistate manhunt, Dakota Theriot was arrested in Richmond County, Virginia, after pointing a firearm out the window of a home, officials said.