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Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post 'sexist smear'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:59:30 -0500

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of....
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at 65: mayor's office

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:50:27 -0500

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, a champion for the technology sector and former civil rights attorney who sued the city on behalf of tenants and would go on to lead as its first Chinese American mayor, di....
New York to adapt New Year's Eve security after botched suicide bomb

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:42:17 -0500

New York police will adjust security plans for the traditional New Year's Eve celebrations attended by hundreds of thousands of revelers in Times Square after a botched suicide bombing in a subway tun....
California lawmakers meet with Pence about fires

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:45:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the House of Representatives from California areas currently battling massive wildfires met with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House on Tuesday, telling repo....
Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:33:50 -0500

By Ben Gruber CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) - A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Mo....
Perfect storm of overconfidence, poor training sank El Faro: U.S. authorities

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:32:00 -0500

The freighter El Faro sank in 2015, killing all 33 people aboard, after an overconfident captain let the ship steam into a hurricane, while poor training and equipment also factored into the worst U.....
Advocates ready legal showdown with FCC on net neutrality

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:22:49 -0500

Net neutrality advocates said they are gearing up for a legal fight after abandoning attempts to convince the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to keep 2015 rules aimed at maintaining an open int....
Trump's attack on Senator Gillibrand 'nasty': Senator Schumer

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:13:48 -0500

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's tweeted attack on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was "nasty," but Schumer did not join Gillibrand's call for Trump....
Tillerson seeks to ease skepticism about U.S. State Department reorganization

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:07:08 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, dogged by media speculation about how long he will last as top U.S. diplomat, tried to ease skepticism among staff about his leadership and pla....
Alabama voters choosing senator in race with high stakes for Trump

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:20:30 -0500

By Andy Sullivan MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Voters in Alabama were casting ballots on Tuesday in a U.S. Senate race with high stakes for President Donald Trump, who has endorsed fellow Republican R....
Special Report: Unfettered construction raises U.S. hurricane costs

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:53:41 -0500

When Hurricane Harvey sent two feet of water rolling into this small community about 35 miles north of Houston, Alfredo Becerra had to flee his modest 1,500-square-foot house. One month later, across....
Bangladesh authorities question wife of New York bomb suspect: police

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:25:29 -0500

Police in Bangladesh are questioning the wife of Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi man U.S. authorities say set off a pipe bomb in a crowded New York City commuter hub, two senior police officials in Bangla....
U.S. prosecutors bring terrorism charge against Manhattan bomb suspect

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:14:07 -0500

Akayed Ullah, 27, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, using a weapon of mass destruction, bombing ....
Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:03:16 -0500

President Donald Trump's campaign to shrink the "bloated federal bureaucracy" so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce, and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobs. D....
U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea in 1965 dies aged 77

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:08:10 -0500

A U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea more than half a century ago, but who was eventually allowed to leave the secretive state, has died in Japan aged 77. One of the Cold War's strangest dramas....
Cuba tells U.S. suspension of visas is hurting families

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:50:36 -0500

Cuba told senior U.S. officials during talks on migration in Havana on Monday that the U.S. decision to suspend visa processing at its embassy on the island was "seriously hampering" family relations ....
New York charges Times Square bomb suspect; Bangladesh questions wife

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:24:03 -0500

By Ruma Paul and Daniel Trotta DHAKA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York officials on Tuesday said they charged a Bangladeshi man with terrorism, accusing him of setting off a pipe bomb a day earlier in a ....
U.S. transit agencies cautious on electric buses despite bold forecasts

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:11:02 -0500

Communities across the United States are looking to replace their dirty diesel buses, ushering in what some analysts predict will be a boom in electric fleets. Out of more than 65,000 public buses pl....
Five years after Sandy Hook, U.S. gun-control advocates switch strategy

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:07:52 -0500

Instead of pressuring lawmakers to push new gun-control measures through the U.S. Congress, volunteers from groups including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are now running for office them....
Bangladesh police looking for family, associates of New York bombing suspect

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:36:08 -0500

Officials in Bangladesh are trying to track down the extended family and any known associates of Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi man U.S. authorities say set off a homemade pipe bomb in a crowded New York....
Firefighters hold back massive Southern California wildfire

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:41:35 -0500

By Ben Gruber VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters, taking advantage of a lull in the winds, on Monday held in check a massive Southern California wildfire that has torched hundreds of buildings ....
Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:57:15 -0500

A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, immediately calling it an attempted ....
U.S. House Democratic women seek probe of Trump misconduct accusations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:11:13 -0500

More than 50 female Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Monday for a congressional investigation into allegations by various women of sexual misconduct against Presiden....
Houston man arrested for trying to aid Islamic State: U.S. government

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:28:18 -0500

An 18-year-old Houston man was charged on Monday with trying to support the radical group Islamic State and distributing information about how to make bombs, the U.S. Justice Department said. Kaan Se....
Ex-investigator tells of fleeing Turkey with evidence of corruption

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:04:57 -0500

Huseyin Korkmaz, 30, was testifying in Manhattan federal court for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at the majority state-owned Halkbank, who is accused of taking par....
Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:01:13 -0500

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product ev....
Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:55:16 -0500

By Nick Zieminski and Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Mo....
Factbox: Attacks on mass transit around the world

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:53:17 -0500

London: A homemade bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 30 people, but apparently failed to fully explode. April 3, 2017 - St. Petersburg: A s....
'Soup Nazi' company's former CFO pleads guilty to tax evasion

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:45:34 -0500

The former chief financial officer of a company that licensed the name and recipes of the chef who inspired the tyrannical “Soup Nazi” character on the TV comedy “Seinfeld” pleaded guilty on Monday to....
New York subway attack shows limits of counterterror strategy

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:30:27 -0500

Minutes after a man set off a pipe bomb strapped to his body in one of New York's busiest transit hubs, throwing the Monday morning commute into chaos for many, a suspect was in custody, trains were r....
Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:25:05 -0500

Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. sta....
U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:12:49 -0500

A U.S. federal judge in the criminal conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on Monday warned that prosecutors' failure to produce documents that could support defense argu....
U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by Jan. 1, judge rules

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:08:46 -0500

In a ruling, with which the Pentagon said it would comply, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington refused to lift part of her Oct. 30 order stopping the ban from taking effect until ....
California wildfire rages, threatens communities

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:57:31 -0500

By Ben Gruber VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred an area larger than New York City on Monday stru....
Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:54:30 -0500

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space ex....
U.S. not granting loan relief to defrauded students: inspector general

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:47:56 -0500

The U.S. Education Department under President Donald Trump and Secretary Betsy DeVos has stopped cancelling the student-loan debt of people defrauded by failed for-profit schools and those borrowers f....
New York blast suspect went from limo driver to accused subway bomber

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:08:36 -0500

The Bangladeshi suspect in Monday's pipe bomb explosion beneath New York's Times Square is an angry former limousine driver who learned to build a bomb on the internet at his Brooklyn apartment, offic....
Former Turkish investigator tells U.S. jury of uncovering bribe scheme

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:48:38 -0500

The investigator, Huseyin Korkmaz was testifying in Manhattan federal court for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at the majority state-owned Halkbank accused of takin....
U.S. government calls for teens' climate change lawsuit to be halted

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:14:41 -0500

The U.S. government on Monday urged a federal appeals court to issue an order blocking a lawsuit over climate change brought by a group of Oregon teenagers, warning that allowing it to go forward coul....
HSBC draws line under Mexican cartel case after five-years on probation

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:56:56 -0500

HSBC drew a line under its punishment for lapses in anti-money laundering controls on Monday, saying the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) would end its deferred prosecution agreement, lifting the thr....
New York suspect had no criminal record in Bangladesh: police

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:09:24 -0500

The Bangladeshi man suspected of trying to bomb one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs had no criminal record in his home country which he last visited in September, Bangladesh's police chief sa....
Justice Department reviewing options after ruling on transgender recruits: White House

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:45:24 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday said the Justice Department was reviewing its options after a federal judge denied a request by President Donald Trump's administration to enforce ....
Factbox: Attacks against New York City in recent years

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:33:51 -0500

Sayfullo Saipov drove a truck down a lower Manhattan bike lane, killing eight people, including five Argentines who were in the city to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation. ....
California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:18:37 -0500

((Corrects paragraph 10 of Dec. 10 story to Molly-Ann Leikin from Emmy Leiken. The error first occurred in Update 4)) By Phoenix Tso SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A massive California wildfire ....
Chef Batali exits company, TV show after sex harassment accusations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:32:24 -0500

Eater New York reported that four women, who were not identified, accused Batali of touching them inappropriately in a pattern of behavior that spanned at least two decades. Three worked for the chef....
U.S. high court turns away dispute over gay worker protections

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:46:40 -0500

The justices left in place a lower court ruling against Jameka Evans, who had argued that workplace sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Work....
Ex-contractor says he shut Trump's Twitter account by accident

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:49:16 -0500

By Douglas Busvine FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The contractor who shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account has told Reuters he did so by mistake, but says he believes some of the U.S. president's recent tw....
Bakers, farmers struggle to make any dough on poor wheat crop

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:10:09 -0500

Gonnella Baking Co - which supplies the buns to Major League Baseball's Wrigley Field - faced an unusual problem in October when flour from this year's U.S. wheat harvest arrived at their factories co....
California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:30:59 -0500

By Phoenix Tso SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging wildfire pushed toward a string of California coastal cities on Sunday, prompting new evacuations as crews fought to save homes in the face o....
Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:41:05 -0500

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Don....