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Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say

1 hour 11 min ago
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

New Jersey woman raises $325,000 for homeless Samaritan

2 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters) - A homeless man who spent his last $20 on a New Jersey woman whose car ran out of gas has received more than $325,000 in charitable pledges after she started a fund-raising drive to reward him for his generosity.

Cordray resigns from U.S. consumer agency, triggers political showdown

2 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Richard Cordray, the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formally resigned on Friday and named a deputy director as his replacement, setting the stage for a political and legal battle over the regulator's leadership.

Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials

3 hours 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground.

U.S. diplomat shot in foot on highway near Rio

4 hours 46 sec ago
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat in Brazil was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery on a highway near Rio de Janeiro, highlighting surging violence in Rio state where an economic crisis has drained public resources.

Trump's lawyers say Trump SoHo exit undermines emoluments lawsuit

4 hours 26 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawyers representing President Donald Trump on Friday said the Trump Organization's exit from a luxury hotel in lower Manhattan undermines a lawsuit in which rival hotels and restaurants are challenging his alleged illegal receipt of payments from foreign governments while in office.

U.S. shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

4 hours 26 min ago
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to draw bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but some shoppers said they were just eyeing goods, reserving their cash for online purchases.

Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

5 hours 46 min ago
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deep discounts, free gifts, in-store entertainment and mild weather drew bargain hunters to U.S. stores on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but many shoppers were just eyeing goods, reserving their cash for online purchases.

Black Friday draws early shoppers, but real frenzy is online

8 hours 1 min ago
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turnout at U.S. retailers was relatively subdued on Black Friday, with many shoppers flocking to stores to eye items in person and enjoy the festive atmosphere while waiting to do their actual bargain hunting online.

U.S. diplomat shot in foot on highway near Rio, police say

9 hours 36 min ago
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat in Brazil was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery on a highway near Rio de Janeiro, police said on Friday, highlighting surging violence in Rio state where an economic crisis has drained public resources.

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

14 hours 24 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sister city San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a "comfort women" statue from a private group there.

Texas state trooper shot dead, suspect arrested after manhunt

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:58pm
(Reuters) - A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving Day, leading to a manhunt and further gunfire some 125 miles (200 km) away, where the suspect was arrested.

Texas state trooper killed in traffic stop, suspect arrested

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:02pm
(Reuters) - A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop in a rural county south of Dallas on Thursday, and officers arrested a suspect after a manhunt, officials said.

U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 9:08pm
(Reuters) - U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.

Texas state trooper killed in traffic stop, suspect on the run

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 9:08pm
(Reuters) - A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving traffic stop in a rural county south of Dallas on Thursday, leading to a manhunt and further gunfire after officers encountered the suspect 125 miles (200 km) south, officials said.

Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 5:04pm
(Reuters) - A Houston-area woman has been charged with mailing booby-trapped packages designed to explode to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a federal office in Maryland.

U.S. asks Venezuela for access to detained Citgo executives

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:24pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Washington has asked the government of leftist Nicolas Maduro for access to Venezuelan-American executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo detained in Caracas this week, a State Department official said on Thursday.

After DNA test, California man freed from prison in 1978 double-murder

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:32am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man wrongfully convicted in California of the 1978 double-murder of a woman and her child is spending his first Thanksgiving Day as a free man in 39 years, after being released on the basis of DNA evidence.

U.S. judge orders Uber customer to arbitrate price-fixing claims

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:17am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled that Uber can force an unhappy Connecticut customer's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration, after the customer said the proposed class action belonged in court because he never agreed to arbitrate.

In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:13am
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for "something real," including a stock market at record highs and his promised “big, beautiful fat tax cuts.”

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