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Myanmar prosecutor seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters reporters

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:18am
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar prosecutors sought charges on Wednesday against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters' lawyer said.

California mudslides kill at least 13 in area ravaged by wildfire

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:14am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mudslides, boulders and tons of debris killed at least 13 people on Tuesday in communities along California's scenic coastline ravaged by a series of intense wildfires that burned off protective vegetation last month.

U.S. Supreme Court considers legality of Ohio voter purging

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:02am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the issue of voting rights on Wednesday as the justices hear arguments over whether Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls disenfranchises thousands of people and violates federal law.

Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, no tsunami

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:59pm
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

South Korea's Moon says Trump deserves 'big' credit for North Korea talks

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:01pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued.

Trump administration bars oil drilling off Florida after governor's plea

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration will not allow drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Florida after urging from the state's governor, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday.

Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America: USGS

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:17pm
(Reuters) - A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck north of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning in the area, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Exclusive: Trump's EPA aims to replace Obama-era climate, water regulations in 2018

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water.

California mudslides kill at least 13 people in area ravaged by wildfire

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mudslides, boulders and cascading debris killed at least 13 people on Tuesday in an area of Southern California's Pacific Coast ravaged by a series of intense wildfires that burned off protective vegetation last month.

At least 13 killed in California mudslides: sheriff

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least 13 people have been killed in Southern California mudslides and that number is likely to increase as rescue workers comb through the debris, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown told a news conference on Tuesday.

Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion plant in Alabama: sources

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:12pm
(Reuters) - Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday.

Bannon steps down from Breitbart News after drawing fire from Trump

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the right-wing news website said on Tuesday, after the former White House chief strategist drew fire from President Donald Trump for harshly criticizing his eldest son.

Two Reuters reporters due in court in Myanmar

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:07pm
YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Wednesday, when prosecutors could request that charges be filed against them over an accusation they broke the country's Official Secrets Act.

Salvadorans say going home not an option after U.S. axes protection

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:24pm
RED BANK, N.J. (Reuters) - Three decades after fleeing civil war in his native El Salvador, Luis Munoz has built a life for himself in the New Jersey coastal town of Red Bank, working as a mechanic and raising three children with his wife.

Bannon steps down from Breitbart News after comments critical of Trump

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization said on its website on Tuesday, after the former White House chief strategist was quoted in a book criticizing President Donald Trump.

Trump calls for two-step process on immigration, pushes bipartisan deal

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would back a two-step immigration approach that initially protects young "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation if it includes immigration restrictions and provisions for a border wall with Mexico that Democrats have opposed.

Exclusive: Senior State Dept. refugee official sidelined - sources

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. official who has been a defender of refugees has been sidelined within the State Department in what some advocates and former officials fear is part of the Trump administration's goal of limiting refugee resettlement in the United States.

U.S. crude hits three-year high as prices climb in tight market

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday, with U.S. crude touching its highest since December 2014, supported by OPEC-led production cuts and expectations that U.S. crude inventories have dropped for an eighth week in a row.

Democrats vow to force vote on net neutrality, make it a campaign issue

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they will force a vote later this year on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's reversal of landmark Obama administration net neutrality rules and will try to make it a key issue in the 2018 congressional elections.

At least six dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least six people died and thousands fled their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires had burned off protective vegetation last month.

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