Trump's aggressive policy on Iran could complicate the US-led fight against ISIS
2017-09-12 05:39:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi‘ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to six curre...
Pope Francis Condemns Climate Change Skeptics
2017-09-11 21:25:58 UTC
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its caus...
DACA Decision by Trump Could Cost Republicans the House: Bannon
2017-09-11 16:52:59 UTC
Ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in an interview that aired Sunday that President Donald Trump’s decision to punt to Congress on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could risk the Republican majority in t...
Senator McCain: 'Every life has to end one way or another'
2017-09-11 16:41:17 UTC
Sen. John McCain opened up about his battle with brain cancer on Sunday, adding it to the list of other near-fatal encounters he's faced.
“I’m facing a challenge," the Arizona Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "But I’ve faced oth...
Focus is on Search and Rescue, Restoring Power after Irma
2017-09-11 15:52:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal officials were focused on Monday on search and rescue operations and restoring power to millions of people after Hurricane Irma tore across the Florida Keys before moving north up the state with high winds and heavy ...
Irma Knocks Out Power to Nearly 6 Million
2017-09-11 15:28:39 UTC
(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida, even as the storm weakened as it crept up the state’s west coast, according to state officials and local electric utilities.
Irma hit Florida on ...
Deadly Irma batters Florida with high winds
2017-09-10 19:43:38 UTC
FORT MYERS/MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma lost some strength as it pounded southern Florida on Sunday afternoon, but forecasts warned it would remain a powerful storm as it flooded Miami streets and knocked out power to about 2 million homes and...
France, Japan, US Discuss Increased Presure on North Korea
2017-09-09 18:42:50 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Emmanuel Macron discussed increased pressure and sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday, the French president’s office said.
Trump Review Opens Possibility of Mini-Nuke Weapon
2017-09-09 16:51:24 UTC
(Politico) The Trump administration is considering proposing smaller, more tactical nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than traditional thermonuclear bombs — a move that would give military commanders more options but cou...
Trump Tweets: 'start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP'
2017-09-08 17:38:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged fellow Republicans on Friday to begin work on tax reform legislation immediately, exhorting them to hurry up after two days in which he stunned members of his party with overtures to opposit...
Equifax Hack Exposes Data of Up to 143 Million Customers
2017-09-08 17:21:16 UTC
By Yashaswini Swamynathan
(Reuters) - Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of ...
Hurricane Irma poses toughest test for U.S. nuclear industry since Fukushima
2017-09-10 05:44:33 UTC
(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma will pose the toughest test yet for U.S. nuclear power plants since reactors strengthened their defenses against natural disasters following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan in 2011.
Irma was on course ...
Trump Anger puts Gary Cohn's White House Tenure in Doubt
2017-09-08 16:58:11 UTC
Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Jeff Mason
BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly fraying relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn has raised questions about how long Cohn will stay in his job, say two...
Ideological Purity of Bernie Backers Infuriates Democrats
2017-09-08 16:42:57 UTC
Prominent Democrats are increasingly riled by attacks from Bernie Sanders' supporters, whose demands for ideological purity are hurting the party ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election, they say.
Trump: Hurrican Irma has "historic destructive potential'
2017-09-08 15:46:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned of Hurricane Irma’s destructive potential on Friday as the Category 5 storm headed toward Florida and urged residents in its path to heed government recommendations.
“This is a storm of ...
North Korea: U.S. Military Action Is Certainly An Option
2017-09-08 04:03:20 UTC
Tensions rise as North Korea continues to ramp up it’s nuclear ballistic weapons program conducting it’s sixth and largest nuclear test last weekend, demonstrating that it’s one step closer to achieving a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the US ...
Ryan and Mnuchin See U.S Tax Overhaul by End of Year
2017-09-07 17:05:19 UTC
Doina Chiacu, Susan Heavey
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan voiced confidence on Thursday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the U.S. tax code by the end of this year, a...
This Weather is Not Normal
2017-09-07 17:23:06 UTC
The days leading up to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Texas last week were some of the most nerve-wracking in meteorological history. Forecasters watched helplessly as a true monster storm—one that would eventually become the most extreme rain eve...
Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All
2017-09-07 16:49:43 UTC
Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders has not yet introduced his Medicare for All bill in the Senate, but on Thursday morning it gained an important supporter in Warren. In a statement, Warren said she based her decision on her c...
Bannon Breaks with Trump on DACA
2017-09-07 16:43:24 UTC
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he doesn't agree with President Donald Trump's decision to end the DACA program and blasted the Catholic Church's support for undocumented immigrants because “they need illegal aliens to fill t...
Lyft to Offer Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco Area
2017-09-07 16:37:26 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player in autonomous vehicle t...
Trump Strikes Deal With Democrats: Debt Limit, Harvey Funds
2017-09-07 16:28:01 UTC
By RACHAEL BADE, BURGESS EVERETT and JOSH DAWSEY
Donald Trump, who casts himself as a master negotiator, took the first offer Democrats put on the table.
Republicans left the Oval Office Wednesday stunned. Trump had quickly sided with Democ...
States Challenge Trump Decision on Dreamers
2017-09-07 16:21:30 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifteen states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought into the United States il...
North Korea: US will receive more ‘gift packages’
2017-09-06 01:24:06 UTC
GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) - A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear weapons test.
Han Tae Song...
New York Threatens to Sue Trump Over DACA
2017-09-05 17:12:24 UTC
(Reuters) - New York and Washington state on Monday vowed to sue President Donald Trump if he scraps a program shielding from deportation immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children.
The Trump administra...