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...
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.
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...
Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean and killing at least 11 people
2017-09-07 16:39:46 UTC
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma plowed past the Dominican Republic on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 11 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Flo...
Trump Goes After Immigrant Children
2017-09-05 15:56:15 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to...
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'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...
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 ...
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...
NAFTA Nations Plan For Progress Despite Trump
2017-08-31 16:51:33 UTC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Trade negotiators plan to take small steps forward in a second round of talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this weekend, trying to ignore daily threats from U.S. President Donald Trump to tear i...
IAEA Rejects Trump Demands To Check Iran Military Sites
2017-08-31 19:32:28 UTC
VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States is pushing U.N. nuclear inspectors to check military sites in Iran to verify it is not breaching its nuclear deal with world powers. But for this to happen, inspectors must believe such checks are necessary and...
U.S. Bombers Drill Over Korean Penisula
2017-08-31 15:18:53 UTC
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korean and Japanese jets joined exercises with two supersonic U.S. B-1B bombers above and near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, two days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan, sharply raising tension.
United Nations: Trump Attacking Freedom of the Press
2017-08-30 16:39:05 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of journalists amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters, the United Nations’ human rights chief said on Wednesday.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hus...
Mayor of storm-ravaged Houston announces nighttime curfew
2017-08-30 06:05:01 UTC
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 13 people and paralyzing Houston, America's fourth most populous city.
With damage expected to run well into the te...
Michael Cohen Asked Putin Aide for Help with Trump Deal
2017-08-29 16:45:54 UTC
Longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen asked Vladimir Putin’s personal spokesman to intervene in a stalled prospective Moscow business deal shortly before the U.S. presidential primaries kicked off, the Washington Post reported Monday afternoon.
Hurricane Harvey Shuts Down Texas Oil Refineries: Weeks to Recover
2017-08-29 14:38:11 UTC
The hole that Hurricane Harvey ripped across the energy industry along the Gulf Coast will take time to repair, and the Trump administration doesn't look ready to tap into the government's crude oil reserves to head off a jump in gasoline prices.
North Korea Missile Test Jolts Investors: U.S. Stocks Drop
2017-08-29 14:07:59 UTC
(Reuters) - The Dow fell more than 100 points at the open on Tuesday as North Korea’s missile test over Japan prompted President Donald Trump to warn that “all options are on the table”, triggering a flight to safety among investors.
Harvey's Aftermath: 400,000 Mortgages Are Up In The Air
2017-08-29 01:40:39 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. mortgage agencies face possible losses on some of the 400,000 mortgages they guarantee on homes ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, but they will not know the extent of the damage until the wind and rain stop in Texas and Louisiana.
Joe Biden: Trump has 'emboldened white supremacists'
2017-08-27 21:33:24 UTC
The former vice president Joe Biden calls on Americans to do what President Donald Trump has not.
He said Trump has 'emboldened white supremacists' and said that citizens need to speak out and fight back against hate groups.
He also blasted...
Houston flooded as Texas battles 'unprecedented' weather
2017-08-27 19:18:10 UTC
HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) - Emergency crews raced to pull people from cars and homes as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday, rescuing more than 1,000 people around Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey pounded the region.
Harvey came a...
Trump's 'Heritage' Talk Echoes Recruitment of Skinheads
2017-08-25 17:06:32 UTC
(Talking Points Memo - Muckraker) During his rambling rally this week in Phoenix, Arizona, President Donald Trump scoffed at the idea that anyone would label him a racist for his ever-evolving response to the deadly white nationalist rally in Ch...
Whole Foods' Competitors Fear Amazon Price Cuts
2017-08-25 06:36:18 UTC
(Reuters) - Amazon said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, sending shares of rival grocers tumbling on fears that brutal market share battles will intensify.
Amazon’s $13.7 bill...