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Lawsuit says North Carolina bathroom law still harmful

2 hours 21 min ago
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people still face discrimination and threats to their safety in North Carolina despite lawmakers replacing a measure that restricted their access to many public bathrooms, advocacy groups said in a new federal court action on Friday.

Activists, executives tell Texas Senate to ditch bathroom bill

2 hours 27 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Transgender activists and business leaders urged a Texas Senate panel on Friday to scrap legislation that would limit bathroom access for transgender people, saying it was a discriminatory measure that would hurt the state's economy.

Democrats in Congress urge review of Amazon's Whole Foods bid

2 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Democrats in Congress, in a letter this week, urged the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a more in-depth review of online retailer Amazon's plan to buy grocer Whole Foods.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigns: New York Times

4 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump appointed Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as his top communications official, the New York Times reported, citing a person with direct knowledge of the exchange.

Trump picks financier Scaramucci to head White House communications: official

5 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump picked Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, a long-time supporter, to be his White House communications director on Friday, a White House official said.

Trump to order review of U.S. defense industrial base: official

5 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to sign an executive order initiating a broad "whole of government" review of the defense industrial base including labor and the defense supply chain, a White House official told reporters on Friday.

Trump's legal team weighs how to curtail special counsel: reports

6 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers are reviewing ways to limit or undermine the special counsel investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including by examining the backgrounds of the investigators, according to newspaper reports.

Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

7 hours 45 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia's FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show.

Spokesman for Trump's outside legal team resigns: statement

10 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mark Corallo, the spokesman for U.S. President Donald Trump's outside legal team, said on Thursday that he has resigned.

Trump weighing Scaramucci for White House communications director

17 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering appointing Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, a long-time supporter, to be his White House communications director, a senior White House official said on Thursday.

Trump picks former U.N. spokesman Grenell for ambassador to Germany

19 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has picked former U.N. spokesman Richard Grenell as U.S. ambassador to Germany, a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity said on Thursday.

McCain illness deprives Senate of crucial vote, Trump critic

21 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If John McCain's illness requires a long absence from the U.S. Senate, his colleagues will be deprived of a dealmaker and leading voice on national security, while America's allies will lose one of the few Republican critics of President Donald Trump's foreign policy.

Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

21 hours 46 min ago
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to revisit a court order that blocks President Donald Trump's administration from carrying out a policy designed to threaten federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities.

Ryan says top U.S. officials nearing consensus on tax reform

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Trump administration officials and Republican leaders in Congress are nearing consensus on the major issues of tax reform, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.

Corning vows new jobs as part of Trump's 'Made in America' week

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:20
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Corning Inc said at an event with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that it plans to spend $500 million and create 1,000 jobs in the United States making a new kind of glass for vials and cartridges to hold injectable drugs.

Senate Republicans complain of disarray in healthcare effort

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts.

Trump administration's NAFTA demands make sense: Union Pacific CEO

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:07
DETROIT (Reuters) - The list of priorities U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released this week for the renegotiation of NAFTA with Mexico and Canada is reasonable and in line with what the Trump administration has promised to focus on, the head of America's largest railroad said on Thursday.

White House developing comprehensive biosecurity strategy: official

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 20:28
ASPEN, Colorado (Reuters) - The Trump administration is developing the first comprehensive strategy to defend the United States against disease pandemics and biological attacks by terrorists, the top White House homeland security official said on Thursday.

U.S. Senate panel approves Trump pick for top Treasury tax job

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved President Donald Trump's pick for the Treasury Department's top tax policy job on Thursday, sending the nomination on to consideration by the full Senate.

Latest Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 mln without insurance: CBO

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 18:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest version of Senate Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance coverage by 2026, the U.S. Congressional Budget office said on Thursday.

U.S. Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday brushed off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Justice Department's Russia investigation, saying he loved his job and planned to continue serving.

Senate panel approves Wray's nomination as FBI director

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:16
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of Christopher Wray to be FBI director following the dismissal of the agency's former chief, James Comey, by President Donald Trump.

White House makes broad deregulatory push

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said Thursday it had withdrawn or removed from active consideration more than 800 proposed regulations that were never finalized during the Obama administration as it works to shrink the federal government's regulatory footprint.

Moscow says replied to Washington query on U.S. vote hacking within a day: RIA

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:07
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said the United States had formally asked Moscow about election hacking one week before last year's U.S. presidential vote and that it replied the next day, RIA news agency cited Russia's special envoy on cyber security as saying on Thursday.

Do-over: 1 in 8 people who voted for Trump want to change their vote - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:17
NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump said they would not do so again after witnessing Trump's tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016 voters.

House panel approves budget measure that advances tax reform

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives took a new step toward tax reform legislation on Wednesday by approving a fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would allow the Senate to pass a sweeping tax code overhaul without Democratic support.

Inside Trump's last-gasp effort to save Senate healthcare overhaul

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dining on rib-eye steak and peach cobbler with a group of senators, President Donald Trump was cautiously optimistic that Republican efforts to overhaul Obamacare were in good shape.

Trump administration touts plans to reduce regulation

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday touted its effort to roll back federal regulations by targeting a range of government rules ranging from a "paperwork burden on outdoor enthusiasts" to plans to regulate oil and gas development on Indian reservations.

Senator McCain found to have brain tumor: McCain's office

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 02:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain has a brain tumor and is reviewing treatment options that may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, his office announced on Wednesday.

Trump says he should not have picked Sessions as attorney general: NY Times

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 02:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation, according to a New York Times interview.

Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to testify next week before Senate panel

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 00:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will testify on July 26 before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel said in a statement on Wednesday.

Trump eyes Raytheon executive for army secretary: source

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 22:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a Raytheon Co lobbyist, Mark Esper, for the position of Secretary of the Army, a person familiar with the matter said.

Trump says tariffs on steel imports 'could happen'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 22:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, asked by a reporter on Wednesday if he would impose tariffs on steel imports, said it "could happen."

Minnesota governor's veto of legislative funding voided by judge

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 22:32
(Reuters) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's May 30 veto of funding for the state legislature was unconstitutional, according to a state judge, who voided the action on Wednesday.

Trump declines invitation to speak at NAACP convention: White House

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 22:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.

Senior U.S. Republican questions Trump's South Korea, Asia trade moves

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 20:17
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Republican trade lawmaker on Wednesday questioned the Trump administration's plans to renegotiate a trade deal with U.S. ally South Korea, as well as the White House's focus on bilateral trade deals.

Corporate lobbying helped derail border tax: senior Republican

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An aggressive corporate lobbying effort to derail a Republican-backed border tax has forced lawmakers working on tax reform to seek alternatives, Kevin Brady, chairman of the tax-writing U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, said on Wednesday.

U.S. Supreme Court partly rejects Trump in latest travel ban fight

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined for now to block a judge's ruling that prevented President Donald Trump's travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens.

N.J. Senator Menendez seeks dismissal of corruption case

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:48
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey has asked a federal judge to throw out his indictment for corruption, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of conduct that can lead to such prosecutions.

Exclusive: Republicans could target Obamacare tax in wider tax overhaul - Brady

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:41
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans will consider using planned tax reform to eliminate one of the biggest taxes in Obamacare, if the Senate fails to overturn the healthcare law, a senior Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday.

House panel approves broad proposal on self-driving cars

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:17
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules.

House to write tax reform bill this fall: House speaker

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will start drafting legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code after lawmakers' upcoming summer recess, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday.

Senate Republicans reluctantly consider bipartisan healthcare talks

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As their seven-year effort to repeal and replace Obamacare derailed in the U.S. Senate, Republicans faced the prospect of doing the once unthinkable: working with Democrats to make fixes to former President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law.

Republican senator hopes to kill class-action rule within weeks

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress could act within weeks to kill a new rule that bars financial companies from blocking consumers who wish to file class-action lawsuits, according to a key Republican senator.

Campaign urges U.S. public pension funds to divest from owner of Trump hotel

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocacy groups launched petitions and sent letters on Wednesday urging two of the biggest U.S. public pension funds to divest from an investment fund unless it stops paying one of President Donald Trump's companies to run a New York hotel.

Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. says ready to testify to Congress

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:10
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr after his father won the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination has said she is ready to testify to Congress to dispel what she called "mass hysteria" about the encounter.

U.S., China talks seen offering small-scale market access deals

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese officials will try to ease trade tensions and bridge differences on Wednesday in annual economic talks that trade experts say will likely yield some small-scale agreements to grant U.S. firms more access to some of China's markets.

After privacy controversy, Trump's voter fraud panel gets to work

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House commission set up to look into U.S. President Donald Trump's allegations of voter fraud, which critics have said could be a vehicle to suppress voting rights, is slated to meet for the first time on Wednesday.

Trump seeks crackdown on 'Made in America' fakes

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is looking for ways to defend American-made products by certifying legitimate U.S. goods and aggressively going after imported products unfairly sporting the "Made in America" label, the White House said on Tuesday.

Trump to nominate former Senate aide Peirce for SEC commissioner

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House said on Tuesday.

As Obamacare repeal falters, insurers start to press on subsidies

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:26
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A failed Republican effort to replace Obamacare raised new concerns on Tuesday for U.S. health insurers over whether the government will continue to fund billions of dollars in medical benefit subsidies.

Trump to nominate Huntsman as Russia ambassador: White House official

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 23:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate the former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as U.S. ambassador to Russia, with the announcement expected later on Tuesday, a White House official said.

Senate intel panel wants to interview everyone at Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 23:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday that wanted to interview President Donald Trump's son, campaign chairman and everyone else who was at a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.

Silicon Valley mostly quiet in internet surveillance debate in Congress

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 22:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and other major technology firms are largely absent from a debate over the renewal of a broad U.S. internet surveillance law, weakening prospects for privacy reforms that would further protect customer data, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Mitch McConnell: 'The man in the middle' of U.S. healthcare war

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 22:32
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For seven years, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell vowed to slay Obamacare if only his Republican Party controlled both chambers of Congress and the White House. Pull it out "root and branch," he pledged.

Lawyer says client attended Trump Jr meeting with Russian attorney

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eighth person who attended a June 2016 meeting where Donald Trump Jr hoped to get damaging information on his father's Democratic presidential rival was Ike Kaveladze, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Ex-U.S. House Speaker Hastert released from Minnesota prison

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:19
(Reuters) - Former U.S. House of Representative Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and moved to a Chicago halfway house after serving a 13-month sentence for a financial crime tied to sex abuse, federal records showed on Tuesday.

House Republicans unveil 2018 budget with tax reform instructions

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives took a first step toward tax reform on Tuesday, with the release of a fiscal 2018 budget plan that would allow a tax reform package to pass the U.S. Congress without support from Democrats.

CalPERS says considering making own private equity investments

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 06:28
MONTEREY, Calif. (Reuters) - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) on Monday said it was considering making direct investments in private companies, a potential major shift in strategy that would be the first such action by a U.S. public pension fund.

U.S. House panel to consider self-driving car legislation

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 05:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House subcommittee will vote on Wednesday on a sweeping proposal to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules.

Trump says Iran complying with nuclear deal but remains dangerous threat

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 04:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Monday declared that Iran was complying with its nuclear agreement with world powers, but warned that Tehran was in default of the spirit of the accord and that Washington would look for ways to strengthen it.

Cap-and-trade extension gets approval from California senate

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 04:27
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lawmakers in California's Democratic-controlled senate voted by a slim margin on Monday to extend the state's cap-and-trade program for another decade, sending the bill to their colleagues in the assembly for approval.

Two Republican senators join opposition to revised healthcare bill

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 02:52
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee announced their opposition on Monday to a revised Republican healthcare bill, delivering a serious blow to the legislation.

Corporate tax reform negotiators aim above Trump's 15 percent pledge

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 00:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump campaigned on cutting the U.S. corporate tax rate to 15 percent, but administration officials said on Monday negotiators engaged in closed-door talks are now shooting for a little over 20 percent because they realize the super-low rate would balloon the federal deficit.

Illinois governor to block Chicago schools' funding boost

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 00:33
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Monday he intends to block money earmarked for Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) teacher pensions under recent legislation because he feels it is too much of a "bailout" for a badly managed system.

Trump vows to protect 'Made in America' products

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 23:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump promised on Monday he would take more legal and regulatory steps during the next six months to protect American manufacturers, lashing out against trade deals and trade practices he said have hurt U.S. companies.

Texas business leaders call on lawmakers to drop 'bathroom bill'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 23:26
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A group of Texas business leaders urged state lawmakers on Monday to abandon plans to pass a bill to restrict bathroom access for transgender people, calling such a measure bad for the economy.

With healthcare vote in balance, McCain in 'good spirits' after surgery

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 23:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John McCain, a critical vote in the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul, was described as upbeat and comfortable in Arizona on Monday but was still days away from traveling to Washington after surgery to remove a blood clot from his head.

U.S. outlines priorities for NAFTA negotiations

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 22:53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday outlined its priorities for renegotiating the NAFTA trade agreement and said it would focus on ensuring better access for U.S. goods exported to Canada and Mexico in order to reduce the U.S. trade deficit.

Grandmas, grandpas from travel ban states now welcome: U.S. cable

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Grandparents of U.S. citizens from six Muslim-majority countries are now eligible to receive U.S. visas, according to a State Department memo seen by Reuters that reflects the latest court ruling on U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.

U.S. appeals court upholds nondisclosure rules for surveillance orders

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday upheld nondisclosure rules that allow the FBI to secretly issue surveillance orders for customer data to communications firms, a ruling that dealt a blow to privacy advocates.

Threatening note left at senator's office amid healthcare debate

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:45
(Reuters) - A threatening note was left over the weekend at the Las Vegas office of a Republican U.S. senator from Nevada who may cast a decisive vote over a healthcare bill aimed at dismantling Obamacare, police said on Monday.

Labor unions, Democrats pressure Trump ahead of NAFTA priorities statement

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 20:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. labor union leaders and Democratic lawmakers on Monday reminded U.S. President Donald Trump they expect him to keep election campaign promises to protect American workers in NAFTA talks, but they stopped short of demanding termination of the 1994 trade pact with Canada and Mexico.

New York attorney general says will sue over Obamacare repeal

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:50
(Reuters) - New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman intends to sue the federal government if Republican lawmakers pass proposed legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, his office said on Monday.

Caitlyn Jenner joins celebs mulling run for U.S. political office

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:05
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Caitlyn Jenner has joined the list of celebrities who are considering running for political office in the United States following the election of former reality television star Donald Trump as president.

Ex-U.S. diplomats seek to save State Department refugee office

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 15:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Forty former U.S. diplomats and national security officials urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson not to eliminate the State Department office that handles refugees in a letter seen by Reuters on Monday.

Major tech firms urge U.S. to retain net neutrality rules

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday to abandon plans to reverse the landmark 2015 rules barring internet service providers from blocking or slowing consumer access to web content.

Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 17:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of President Donald Trump's personal lawyers defended a meeting that the president's son had with Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign, suggesting the fact that the Secret Service allowed the meeting showed it was not "nefarious."

Collins: Eight to 10 Republican senators have serious concerns about health bill

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight to 10 Republican senators have serious concerns about Republican healthcare legislation to dismantle and replace Obamacare, moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, who opposes the bill, said on Sunday.

McCain has blood clot removed, to recuperate in Arizona

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 03:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain will remain in Arizona next week to recuperate from a medical procedure that removed a 2-inch (5-cm) blood clot above his left eye, his office announced in a statement on Saturday.

Trump campaign paid lawyer now representing son $50,000 in June

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 21:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's presidential re-election campaign made a $50,000 payment in June to the law office now representing Donald Trump Jr. more than a week before revelations that the president's son had met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign.

U.S. top court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 20:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the State of Hawaii to respond by Tuesday at noon to President Donald Trump's motion to block a judge's ruling that prevented his travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens and refugees already being processed by resettlement agencies, a lawyer representing Hawaii said on Twitter.

Trump picks lawyer Ty Cobb to serve as White House special counsel

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 19:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that lawyer Ty Cobb would serve as special counsel at the White House.

Exclusive: Australia-U.S. refugee swap again in doubt as officials exit Nauru

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 14:45
SYDNEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials interviewing refugees held in an Australian-run offshore detention center left the facility abruptly, three detainees told Reuters on Saturday, throwing further doubt over a plan to resettle many of the detainees in America.

U.S. health insurers want Cruz proposal dropped from Senate bill

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 03:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two major U.S. health insurance groups on Friday called on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to drop from a healthcare bill a provision proposed by Senator Ted Cruz that allows insurers to offer stripped-down, low-cost healthcare plans.

Trump ex-adviser says he never heard of campaign contacts with Russians

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 23:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Caputo, who was an adviser to President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, said he told a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Friday that he never heard of anyone in the campaign talking with Russians.

Stalled Russia sanctions bill hits North Korean snag in U.S. Congress

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill that many lawmakers hoped would send a message to President Donald Trump to keep a strong line against Russia hit a new snag in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, as Republicans proposed combining it with sanctions on North Korea.

Trump administration to appeal travel ban ruling to Supreme Court

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 20:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will appeal to the Supreme Court to block a U.S. district judge's ruling on President Donald Trump's temporary travel and refugee ban, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday.

Upgrade with a dab of TPP may be U.S. recipe for NAFTA revamp

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 20:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership President Donald Trump quit as part of his pledge to protect American workers from "bad trade deals" may still serve to shape a revised NAFTA trade pact, U.S. officials and trade experts say.

Sidelined healthcare lobby stymies Republican healthcare effort

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 19:48
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans pushing to overhaul Obamacare largely ignored key players in the debate over insuring the poor: the health insurers and hospitals charged with carrying out the law if it gets approved.

Russia's Putin hopes dialogue with Trump will continue

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 19:30
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he hoped for further dialogue with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump after their meeting in Hamburg earlier this month on the fringes of the G20 summit.

House passes $700 billion annual defense bill

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 18:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of a massive annual defense bill on Friday, leaving out controversial amendments on transgender troops and climate policy but backing President Donald Trump's desire for a bigger, stronger military.

White House official takes issue with judge's travel ban ruling

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday took issue with a judge's ruling that said President Donald Trump's travel ban cannot be applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens and refugees already being processed by resettlement agencies.

Former President Carter released from Canadian hospital after dehydration

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:33
(Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged on Friday from a hospital in Canada where he received treatment after becoming dehydrated while working at a charity house-building project, the Carter Center said.

Democrats renew efforts to link banks, Trump and Russia

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:24
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A small group of Democrat members of the U.S. Congress have renewed their efforts to find possible links between banks such as Germany's Deutsche Bank , U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia.

Trump prods Republican senators to work harder on healthcare reform

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump prodded Republican Senators on Friday to work harder to make good on their promise to repeal Obamacare after the latest Republican healthcare plan ran into significant opposition that threatened to doom the proposal.

Ex-Soviet agent at meeting between Trump Jr., Russian lawyer: NBC News

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 13:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer in June 2016 was also attended by a Russian-American lobbyist who was a former Soviet counter-intelligence officer, NBC News reported on Friday.

Trump faces obstacles in bid to re-shape key U.S. courts

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's effort to reshape influential U.S. courts by stocking them with conservative judges faces at least one significant impediment: some of the courts best placed to thwart his agenda have liberal majorities that are likely to stay in place in the short-term.

Mexico industry eyes NAFTA changes to find common ground with Trump

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 08:59
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican industry is exploring revising trade rules to ensure U.S. workers benefit from a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to address head-on U.S. President Donald Trump's biggest beef with the treaty.

U.S. government crackdown threatens Kaspersky’s American dream

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:21
(Reuters) - Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of the Russian cybersecurity software firm that bears his name, had a big American dream.

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It works great if you want to have a VERY good up-to-date check of what's happening globally. This delivers all the main news directly to your computer via RSS functions. RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. It is an XML-based method for distributing the latest news and information from a website that can be easily read by a variety of news readers or aggregators. All the world news in one easy to read and use RSS source / or / website intel category page, Sir & Madame!

I have developed the world/&/political news RSS with 1000 news items*soon fixed* for supplying intelligence agencies with global information.
[ Working with Firefox & Edge -not Chrome - It's not advanced enough, sorry. Corporate built browser, not open source.]
You should check it out. It's a no-cost service.
Updates automatically every minute. It rips the news from all news agencies.
For best NEWS presentation LAYOUT- use the * prefixed INTELROBOTS™ MENU ! /The programmer.

READ THIS ! [ Hold your mouse here ! It's about always getting the freshest news !
[ Automatic update every 30 seconds. ] To be able to stay in control on top of this website, you have to reload the page manually. On Chrome=Press [CTRL]+[F5]

If you don't force a new reload or update the following might happen to you! - When your computer see's that your are trying to download 20 raw datafiles that is connected to a certain webpage, it first looks if any of them already has been stored on your harddrive. It only looks at the name of all the included newsfiles, no check if it has updated or if it's filesize might have changed. It only look at the files name- so your computer might serve you old newsitem-tickerfiles earlier cached on your harddrive on your last visit. It does this to try save you bandwidth. So in this aspect- all webbrowsers are obsolete, since they don't even compare filesize, before making the decision for you, IF the file should be downloaded or not ! Why download fresh tickerfiles, "when you already have it on your harddrive".. To be frank, we might produce our own custom browserprogram and smartphone app to address this issue, Sir & Madame. - Anyone out there, who like to contribute some development funding to speed things up? With the intention and ambition of quality enhancement ? You know , this website has no advertisement ! So some development funding would be great.