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Voters in opioid-plagued districts demand solutions from candidates

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:58am
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (Reuters) - Voters in this struggling Rust Belt region in upstate New York, backed Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, hoping he could help turn back a relentless tide of factory and business closures.

Ex-officials in U.S. gymnastics sex abuse scandal to testify to Senate

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The heads of Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, who resigned in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving a former doctor at their organizations, could face tough questions when they appear on Tuesday at a U.S. Senate hearing on how to protect athletes from similar behavior.

Exclusive: At delicate moment, U.S. weighs warship passage through Taiwan Strait

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:11am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials say, in a move that could provoke a sharp reaction from Beijing at a time when Sino-U.S. ties are under pressure from trade disputes and the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Deep in the Pentagon, a secret AI program to find hidden nuclear missiles

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein due to enter plea on rape charges

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 5:12am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to enter a plea in a New York court on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault, the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of accusers emerged last year, New York court documents showed.

Britain to rule on Rupert Murdoch's bid for Sky on Tuesday

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:56am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will give its verdict on Rupert Murdoch's pursuit of Sky later on Tuesday, potentially paving the way for the mogul's Twenty-First Century Fox to go head-to-head with rival Comcast Corp for the European pay-TV group.

Australia charges former local heads of Citi, Deutsche, ANZ in cartel case

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 3:16am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities have charged the former local bosses of Citigroup Inc and Deutsche Bank AG with "criminal cartel offences" over a $2.3 billion stock issue, one of the country's biggest cases of alleged white-collar crime.

Britain to rule on Rupert Murdoch's bid for Sky

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 3:13am
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will give its verdict on Rupert Murdoch's pursuit of European pay-TV group Sky later on Tuesday, Sky News said.

Singapore launches 'World Peace' medallion to mark Trump-Kim summit

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 2:43am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore on Tuesday unveiled a commemorative medallion ahead of next week's summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders in the wealthy city-state, carrying the inscription 'World Peace' in large letters on one side.

Mexico firms eye workaround on U.S. metals tariffs; consumers in bind

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 1:02am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican firms will need to cut deals with suppliers and consider buying goods elsewhere once a conflict over U.S. steel and aluminum import tariffs starts to bite, even as consumers are seen ultimately picking up the tab from any higher prices.

With khukris and assault rifles, Singapore's Gurkhas to guard Trump-Kim summit

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:56am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for their historic summit in Singapore later this month, they will be protected by men from one of the fiercest warrior tribes in the world - the Gurkhas of Nepal.

U.S. appeals against ruling that Trump could not block Twitter followers

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it would appeal against a federal judge's ruling that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their political views, according to a court filing.

Property losses mount on Hawaii's Big Island as lava flow spreads

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:02pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A river of lava spewing from the foot of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano swallowed about three dozen more homes on the Big Island during a weekend of destruction that brought to nearly 120 the number of dwellings devoured since last month, officials said on Monday.

Guatemalan families continue search for victims after volcano eruption

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 9:43pm
EL RODEO, GUATEMALA (Reuters) - The death toll from a volcanic eruption in Guatemala rose to 65 on Monday as family members desperately searched for the missing in makeshift morgues and on streets blanketed with ash.

U.S. appeals ruling that Trump could not block Twitter followers

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 9:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday that it would appeal a federal judge’s ruling that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their political views, according to a court filing.

Manafort attempted to tamper with potential witnesses: U.S. special counsel

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 8:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller said in a court filing on Monday.

Trump pulls invitation to NFL champions Eagles over anthem

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 8:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump canceled the planned visit on Tuesday of the Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, saying he disinvited the team after it disagreed with his call for players to stand for the national anthem.

Starbucks executive Schultz to step aside, mulling 'range of options'

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 6:57pm
(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Executive Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping away from hands-on management at the global coffee chain, effective June 26, fuelling speculation that the outspoken, liberal-leaning executive will make a U.S. presidential bid.

Trump pulls invitation to NFL champion Eagles over anthem

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 6:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles would not visit the White House on Tuesday as planned after the NFL team disagreed with Trump's call for players to stand for the national anthem.

Few documents seized from Michael Cohen deemed privileged in first review

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 6:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Only a tiny fraction of the documents seized from President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen and reviewed by a court-appointed official are protected by attorney-client privilege, according to a court filing on Monday.

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