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Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill -aide

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday.

New Orleans's first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:05pm
(Reuters) - A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman.

White House OK with removing Obamacare mandate repeal from Senate tax bill

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 9:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not object to removing a provision in a Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate if it "becomes an impediment," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:05am
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism.

U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 5:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.

U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order: CBS

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander was quoted as saying on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.

U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. Navy

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:07am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said.

Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 8:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold until he can "review all conservation facts."

Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.

Florida men found guilty of illegally transferring money from Venezuela

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were convicted of illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts.

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.

Trump adds five names to list of possible Supreme Court nominees

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has added five names to the list he will use to pick a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court if a vacancy arises, the White House said on Friday.

Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model.

Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:43pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.

South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:02pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:51pm
(Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time.

Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:31pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations.

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer use political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party to cover the costs, his attorneys confirmed.

White House seeks $44 billion in hurricane aid from U.S. Congress

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said.