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Reuters US Domestic News Summary


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Updated: 13-02-2019 18:28 IST
Reuters US Domestic News Summary

Following is a summary of current US domestic news briefs. New York detective killed by 'friendly fire' while responding to robbery

A New York City police detective was shot and killed by "friendly fire" and another officer was shot on Tuesday as they responded to an armed robbery, the city's police chief said. The detective was identified as Brian Simonsen, 42, a 19-year veteran of the force. He was shot in the chest and declared dead at Jamaica Hospital, Police Commissioner James O'Neill told reporters. Trump noncommittal on bipartisan funding deal as Congress races to pass it

Congress on Wednesday was up against a tight deadline to pass a bipartisan accord to avert another partial U.S. government shutdown, but President Donald Trump could still torpedo the deal that denied him funds for his U.S.-Mexico border wall. The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives could vote as soon as Wednesday evening, a senior aide said, despite not yet having produced a written copy of the agreement reached by congressional negotiators on Monday night. Military survey finds deep dissatisfaction with family housing on U.S. bases

A new survey of military families living on U.S. bases found most are dissatisfied with their housing, often citing serious health and safety hazards – results that counter years of Pentagon reports claiming soaring satisfaction rates among military housing tenants. The survey results, collected from nearly 15,000 families currently or recently living in privatized military housing, were released hours before Senate hearings called to probe living conditions on U.S. bases. Wednesday's hearings were prompted by Reuters reports that found widespread housing hazards and poor safety oversight on bases nationwide. 'Pineapple Express' storm douses California with rain, snow

A Pacific storm system known as the "Pineapple Express" threatened to dump up to 8 inches (20 cm) of rain and 8 feet (2.44 m) of snow on areas of California, raising risks of flooding and mudslides, meteorologists said on Wednesday. "The (Pineapple) Express is no joke," said Bob Oravec, meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland of the strongest weather system of the season. King the wire fox terrier wins crown at Westminster dog show in New York

A wire fox terrier won "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, emerging as the top dog among nearly 3,000 barking, tail-wagging competitors. The animal, named King, captured the most coveted prize at the two-day event at Madison Square Garden, besting challengers from all 50 U.S. states and 14 countries. The competition drew 2,800 dogs from 203 breeds and varieties. 'El Chapo' likely heading for Colorado prison where no one has escaped

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican found guilty in a U.S. court on Tuesday of running a criminal enterprise that smuggled drugs into the United States, is likely headed to a "supermax" prison where repeating his past escapes would be nearly impossible. No one has broken out of Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, Colorado, since it opened in 1994 to house the most dangerous inmates in the U.S. prison system. California Governor Newsom swipes at Trump, cuts water, rail projects

California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday he would scale back massive water and rail projects pushed by his predecessor and had assembled a team of lawyers to protect wildfire victims and ratepayers as utility PG&E enters bankruptcy proceedings. In his first State of the State address since taking office, Newsom also took several swipes at U.S. President Donald Trump, calling the Republican's immigration policies "political theater" based on misrepresentations. Explainer: Denver teachers strike challenges landmark incentive pay scheme

A unique, incentive-based pay structure adopted by Denver public schools more than a decade ago is at the crux of a strike by teachers who say the bonus system has eroded their earning power in a city where the cost of living has soared over the last 10 years. Their union, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, initially embraced the so-called ProComp pay scheme but is now seeking a more traditional salary structure with less emphasis on bonuses tied to student achievement or tougher teaching assignments. 'Triggerman' convicted in 'Fast and Furious' U.S. agent murder

A man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona was convicted of murder on Tuesday in a case tied to an ill-fated U.S. government gun-running sting known as "Fast and Furious". A U.S. federal jury found Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes guilty of murdering agent Brian Terry, 40, during a firefight on Dec. 14, 2010, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Denver union, officials to reconvene as schools strike enters second day

Thousands of Denver public school teachers are expected to strike Tuesday, disrupting classes for more than 90,000 students for a second day as union and school district officials resume talks that broke down at the weekend. In the latest of several major strikes to hit the U.S. public school system, the teachers are seeking pay hikes and a new salary structure.


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