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Uber's Kalanick reignites power struggle, names two to board

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 8:58pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] co-founder Travis Kalanick on Friday said he had appointed two new directors, a surprise move that publicly reignited a board battle over the role of the ousted former chief executive.

San Juan mayor calls hurricane disaster 'a people-are-dying' story

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 8:29pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital lashed back on Friday at the comments by a top Trump administration official who said the federal effort to help the U.S. island territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."

Uber's Kalanick says he appoints former Xerox, Merrill bosses to board

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:42pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] co-founder Travis Kalanick on Friday said he had appointed two new board members, challenging Uber shareholders who have asked a court to stop the former chief executive from naming directors.

Tillerson in China as U.S. presses North Korean economic squeeze

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:12pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold top-level talks in China on Saturday as the United States looks to an economic squeeze of North Korea it hopes will compel the reclusive country's retreat from nuclear arms and missile programs.

Under pressure from Trump, Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproar

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 5:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned under pressure from President Donald Trump on Friday in an uproar over Price's use of costly private charter planes for government business.

Trump to visit Asia in November, North Korea in spotlight

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 5:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will travel to Asia in November for the first time since becoming president, stopping in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines on a trip expected to be dominated by the North Korea nuclear threat.

U.S. civil liberties group to challenge Trump's new travel ban

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday launched the first legal challenge to President Donald Trump's new restrictions on people entering the United States from eight countries.

NSA says it would need to scale down spying program ahead of expiration

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency would need to begin winding down what it considers its most valuable intelligence program before its expiration at year-end if the U.S. Congress leaves its reauthorization in limbo, the agency's deputy director said on Friday.

Mayor of stricken San Juan blasts U.S. official over 'good news' comment

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:16pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."

Rich would benefit most from Trump tax cut plan: policy group

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wealthiest Americans would benefit the most from President Donald Trump's proposed tax cuts while many upper middle-income people would face higher taxes, independent experts said on Friday in the first detailed analysis of the plan.

U.S. cuts staff in Cuba over mysterious injuries, warns travelers

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:48pm
WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States on Friday cut its diplomatic presence in Cuba by more than half and warned U.S. citizens not to visit because of mysterious "attacks" that have caused hearing loss, dizziness and fatigue in U.S. embassy personnel.

Chaos and hackers stalk investors on cryptocurrency exchanges

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:59pm
By Steve Stecklow, Alexandra Harney, Anna Irrera and Jemima Kelly

Last flight departs as Iraq imposes ban for Kurdish independence vote

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:49am
ERBIL, Iraq/ANKARA (Reuters) - The last international flight left Erbil airport on Friday as the Baghdad government imposed an air ban in retaliation for an independence vote by Iraqi Kurds that has drawn widespread opposition from foreign powers.

Hurricane Harvey curbs U.S. consumer spending; inflation muted

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:27am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending barely rose in August likely as Hurricane Harvey weighed on auto sales, while annual inflation increased at its slowest pace in nearly two years, pointing to a moderation in economic growth in the third quarter.

Senate panel proposes $1.5 trillion 10-year revenue cut for tax plan

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate Budget Committee, in a crucial step forward for tax reform legislation, on Friday released a fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would allow tax cuts to lose up to $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next decade.

Trump administration in spotlight as U.S. top court returns

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:03am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's ability to win over the U.S. Supreme Court will be put to the test when the nine justices begin their new term on Monday with major cases awaiting on voting rights, religious liberty, union funding and class-action suits.