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Doubts about U.S. State redesign deepen with erroneous comments

Political News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a town hall with staff on Tuesday amid skepticism about his planned agency reorganization that has been aggravated by his recent inaccurate comments about the State Department, a dozen current and former officials said.

Doubts about U.S. State redesign deepen with erroneous comments

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a town hall with staff on Tuesday amid skepticism about his planned agency reorganization that has been aggravated by his recent inaccurate comments about the State Department, a dozen current and former officials said.

Cuba tells U.S. suspension of visas is hurting families

Political News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:54pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba told senior U.S. officials during talks on migration in Havana on Monday that the U.S. decision to suspend visa processing at its embassy on the island was "seriously hampering" family relations and other people exchanges.

Saudi sovereign fund plans cinema venture with AMC Entertainment

Entertainment News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:52pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund said it planned to enter the cinema business with major U.S.-based movie exhibition company AMC Entertainment Holdings, as the conservative kingdom lifts a 35-year-old ban on cinemas.

Firefighters hold back massive Southern California wildfire

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:43pm
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters, taking advantage of a lull in the winds, on Monday held in check a massive Southern California wildfire that has torched hundreds of buildings and charred an area larger than New York City.

U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea in 1965 dies aged 77

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 8:37pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea more than half a century ago, but who was eventually allowed to leave the secretive state, has died in Japan aged 77.

Houston man arrested for trying to aid Islamic State: U.S. government

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An 18-year-old Houston man was charged on Monday with trying to support the radical group Islamic State and distributing information about how to make bombs, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Republican Moore embraces Trump message on eve of Alabama election

Political News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:19pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore touted his ties to President Donald Trump on Monday in the final stretch of an election campaign in Alabama in which Moore has battled accusations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers.

PGA Tour suspends Hensby for failing to provide doping sample

Top Sports News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:17pm
(Reuters) - The PGA Tour on Monday said it has suspended Australian Mark Hensby for one year for violating the sport's anti-doping policy.

Ex-investigator tells of fleeing Turkey with evidence of corruption

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:04pm
(Reuters) - A former Turkish police investigator told jurors in a New York court on Monday of fleeing Turkey in 2016 out of fear of retaliation from the government after leading a corruption investigation involving high-ranking officials, taking his evidence with him.

Ball brothers sign with Lithuanian club

Top Sports News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:58pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Lavar Ball is taking two of his sons to play overseas in Lithuania.

National Hockey League roundup

Top Sports News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:36pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks with a broken jaw, the team announced Monday.

National Football League roundup

Top Sports News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 5:50pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday.

'Soup Nazi' company's former CFO pleads guilty to tax evasion

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 5:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of a company that licensed the name and recipes of the chef who inspired the tyrannical “Soup Nazi” character on the TV comedy “Seinfeld” pleaded guilty on Monday to tax evasion, according to court records.

Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 5:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, immediately calling it an attempted terrorist attack.

Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

U.S. not granting loan relief to defrauded students: inspector general

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Education Department under President Donald Trump and Secretary Betsy DeVos has stopped cancelling the student-loan debt of people defrauded by failed for-profit schools and those borrowers face mounting interest and other burdens, its inspector general said on Monday.

U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:05pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in the criminal conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on Monday warned that prosecutors' failure to produce documents that could support defense arguments could lead to a mistrial.

U.S. agency prepares to hand over internet oversight to FTC

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 3:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to turn over oversight of internet service providers to another federal agency as it plans to vote on Thursday to revoke the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" rules.

Trump starts process of sending Americans back to moon

Top U.S. News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 3:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

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