Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort

Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republicans lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections that he hopes will see more party members voted into Congress.

In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp

PAHRUMP, Nev. (Reuters) - He styles himself as America's best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters.

Melania Trump's jacket mixes message during visit to detained immigrant children

MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - First Lady Melania Trump's visit on Thursday to a Texas shelter housing migrant children separated from their parents was overshadowed by a jacket she wore with the words: "I really don't care, do u?" scrawled in white brush strokes on the back.

Despite Trump order, border child separations could go on: legal experts

(Reuters) - The much-vilified U.S. policy of separating children from parents who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border could continue under certain circumstances because of ambiguous language in President Donald Trump's order meant to end the practice, legal experts said.

Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.

Hundreds block Pittsburgh interstate in police shooting protest

(Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters, calling for justice after police killed an unarmed black teenager earlier this week, blocked a major roadway in the Pittsburgh area before they dispersed peacefully early on Friday, local media reported.

Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car crash: police report

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in March, deeming the crash that rocked the nascent industry "entirely avoidable."

U.S. accuses Chinese man of smuggling anti-submarine warfare devices

BOSTON (Reuters) - The head of a company that distributes marine-related products was arrested on Thursday on U.S. charges that he conspired with an entity affiliated with China's armed forces to export devices to that country that could be used in anti-submarine warfare.

Reality Winner to change her plea on leaking Russian interference report

(Reuters) - A Georgia woman accused of illegally leaking a classified report on Russian interference in U.S. elections to a media outlet and charged with an espionage offense plans to change her plea, a document filed in federal court on Thursday showed.

ERCOT expects Texas power demand to break June record in heat wave

(Reuters) - Homes and businesses in Texas are expected to set a daily electricity consumption record for June on Friday as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of most of the state's power grid.

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