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Vehicle strikes White House barrier, driver apprehended

1 hour 6 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A passenger vehicle struck a White House security barrier on Friday but did not breach it, and the female driver was immediately apprehended, the U.S. Secret Service said.

Add another item to Trump's list of frustrations: his bald spot

1 hour 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has a bald spot and it evidently annoys him.

Trump: Chief of staff Kelly to settle Kushner security dispute

1 hour 11 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he will leave it to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to settle a security clearance dispute involving son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner, but left little doubt he wants the case settled in a way that allows Kushner to keep his job.

Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as ground shifts in gun debate

1 hour 18 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than half a dozen U.S. companies have abruptly cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists on Friday intensified calls for a boycott in the wake of last week's Florida high school massacre.

Indicted Missouri governor resigns from post with GOP governors group

1 hour 22 min ago
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, under indictment for invasion of privacy in connection with the cover-up of an extramarital affair, has resigned from a leadership position with the Republican Governors Association, the organization said on Friday.

Florida governor proposes new gun sale limits after school shooting

1 hour 41 min ago
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott urged state lawmakers on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety after a gunman killed 17 people at a school last week, proposals that gun control advocates said did not go far enough.

Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

1 hour 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia's role in the election.

Ex-Trump aide Gates pleads guilty in deal with special counsel

1 hour 59 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia's role in the election.

Trump: chief of staff Kelly to decide on Kushner security clearance

2 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that White House chief of staff John Kelly will decide whether Trump son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner gets a security clearance.

New York City law survives gun rights group's legal challenge

2 hours 21 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a gun rights group's constitutional challenge to strict New York City limits on how licensed handgun owners may use their weapons outside the home.

Trump extends funding for Puerto Rico following storms: White House

3 hours 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday extended federal funding for Puerto Rico to help remove debris and provide emergency protections following last year's devastating storms that battered the U.S. territorial island.

U.S. firm accused of plagiarizing bid for Puerto Rico food supply contract

4 hours 9 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Atlanta-based company that failed to deliver millions of emergency meals to Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria may have plagiarized its winning bid to secure a $156 million food supply contract, U.S. lawmakers said on Friday

Corporate America under pressure to cut ties with NRA

4 hours 44 min ago
(Reuters) - Some of the biggest names in corporate America are coming under mounting pressure on Friday to cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists intensified calls for a boycott in the wake of last week's Florida high school massacre.

Pentagon makes recommendations to White House on transgender individuals

4 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals serving in the military, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump's call last year for a ban on such service.

Trump administration considering rise in gas tax: Mnuchin

5 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering a hike in the gasoline tax, but no decision has been made, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday.

Florida governor proposes tighter gun restrictions in wake of school shooting

5 hours 9 min ago
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a proposal on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety measures after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in the state last week.

Symantec halts NRA discounts for identity theft product

5 hours 28 min ago
(Reuters) - Symantec Corp said on Friday it has stopped a program with the National Rifle Association that offered discounts for its LifeLock identity theft product.

Insurer Chubb says will stop underwriting NRA insurance for gun owners

5 hours 53 min ago
(Reuters) - Insurer Chubb Ltd on Friday said that it will stop underwriting a National Rifle Association-branded insurance policy for gun owners.

Staff return to Florida high school for first time since massacre

7 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters) - Staff members returned for the first time on Friday to the Florida high school where 17 students and faculty were gunned down by an ex-student with an assault rifle last week in one of the deadliest school attacks in U.S. history.

Enterprise to end discounts for NRA members on three of its brands

7 hours 39 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. car rental company Enterprise Holdings Inc said it would end discount programs for three of its brands with members of the National Rifle Association (NRA), following a shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school.

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