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...
Florida Braces As Hurricane Irma Rips Through Cuba
2017-09-09 20:10:48 UTC
REMEDIOS, Cuba (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba’s northern coast on Saturday and barreled toward Florida’s Gulf Coast as authorities scrambled to complete an unprecedented evacuation of millions of residents hours before the storm lashes th...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Trump to Congress: Do Your Job on DACA
2017-09-05 17:04:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had a message for lawmakers returning to Washington after the August recess on Tuesday, when he was expected to rescind an immigration program that shielded from deportation some immigrants who ca...
Sessions Announces DACA is Rescinded: Window for Congress to Act
2017-09-05 15:57:15 UTC
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump's administration is rescinding an Obama-era policy that provided work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children, with a wind-down p...
Hurricane Irma Update: Caribbean and Florida Facing Powerful Category 4 Storm
2017-09-04 23:32:49 UTC
(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced themselves.
Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot...
Trump Criticizes South Korea 'appeasement' after North Korea Bomb Test
2017-09-03 15:50:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump admonished South Korea, a key ally, for what he termed a policy of “appeasement” after North Korea claimed to have tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on ...
Trump's Attacks on Press Part of Global Trend, Says UN Human Rights Expert
2017-09-01 19:55:34 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are part of a global trend of hostility to freedom of speech and damage the U.S. public interest, a U.N. human rights expert said on Friday.
David Kaye, the U.N. special rapp...
Federal Watchdog Reviewing Mnuchin's Solar Eclipse Trip
2017-09-01 16:46:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal watchdog said on Friday it was reviewing the circumstances surrounding U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s controversial flight last month to Kentucky, where he spoke to business leaders and viewed the solar e...
Russia Probe: Mueller Goes After Trump's Tax Returns
2017-09-01 03:17:07 UTC
BREAKING NEWS — Special counsel Robert Mueller has enlisted the help of the IRS criminal investigations unit for the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation.
The agents, whom the Daily Beast reports Mueller has great respect for, exclusively focus on ...
Montana Rejects Trump Re-Militarization of Police
2017-08-31 17:28:33 UTC
To hear civil libertarians tell it, Montana’s recent push to de-militarize the police has its roots in the Bozeman BearCat incident of 2014. The city’s police department bought a 17,000-pound armored vehicle—a Ballistic Engineered Armored Response...
Majority of Americans say Trump 'tearing the country apart'
2017-08-31 20:03:50 UTC
Fifty-six percent of voters say they believe President Donald Trump is “tearing the country apart” instead of drawing people together, according to a new Fox News poll released Wednesday.
While the findings are sharply divided along partisan li...