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House Appropriations chairman opposes healthcare bill

Political News - 59 min 21 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee said on Friday he could not support the healthcare bill, a major blow to Republican efforts to pass the legislation.

U.S. Jewish groups beef up security after threats despite arrest

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 2 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The arrest in Israel on Thursday of a U.S.-Israeli teenager suspected of a rash of hoax bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers across the United States brought some relief to community leaders, who nevertheless say they will stick to plans to beef up security.

Treehouses and mansions: Life in the shadow of the U.S.-Mexico fence

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 11 min ago
TIJUANA (Reuters) - The rust-red U.S. fence along the Mexican border has inspired various quirky architectural structures, from a frontier-themed mansion to a humble treehouse with uninterrupted views across the Californian scrubland.

House Speaker visits White House ahead of healthcare vote

Political News - 1 hour 13 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan made a trip to the White House on Friday to meet with President Donald Trump as the healthcare legislation was being hotly debated on Capitol Hill, its fate uncertain.

House intelligence panel chair cancels public session on Russia

Political News - 1 hour 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee canceled a planned public hearing in its probe of allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, saying the panel needed to hear from directors of the FBI and the National Security Agency in a closed session instead.

No 'Love Actually' when Trump asked actress Emma Thompson for date

Entertainment News - 1 hour 22 min ago
(Reuters) - British actress Emma Thompson says President Donald Trump once called her out of the blue years ago and asked her for a date.

Cycling: Valverde leads Tour of Catalonia after another stage win

Top Sports News - 1 hour 26 min ago
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Alejandro Valverde fended off Chris Froome and Alberto Contador with a late attack to clinch stage five of the Tour of Catalonia on Friday and take the overall leader's jersey.

AC Milan deal closing pushed to April 14 after further payment: source

Top Sports News - 1 hour 44 min ago
MILAN (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, owner of Italian storied soccer club AC Milan, has agreed to postpone the closing of the deal by an extra six weeks after being granted a further 100 million euros in cash and securities, a source told Reuters.

Kanye West settles with Hungarian singer over alleged song theft

Entertainment News - 1 hour 53 min ago
(Reuters) - Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song "New Slaves."

House panel seeking more testimony from FBI, NSA chiefs in Russia probe

Political News - 1 hour 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will ask the directors of FBI and the National Security agency to appear in a closed session in its probe of allegations of Russian interference in U.S. elections and U.S. spy agency surveillance of President Donald Trump's team, the head of the panel said on Friday.

Trump says Charter to invest $25 billion in U.S., hire 20,000 workers

Political News - 2 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that Charter Communications Inc has committed to investing $25 billion and hiring 20,000 workers over four years.

Trump says Charter to invest $25 billion in U.S., hire 20,000 workers

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that Charter Communications Inc has committed to investing $25 billion and hiring 20,000 workers over four years.

Still short on healthcare votes: Republican whip team member

Political News - 2 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A member of the House Republican team trying to win support to pass a bill dismantling Obamacare said on Friday the "next few votes" needed would be the toughest to secure.

Alpine skiing: Ryding aiming to reclaim Britain's 'lost' medal

Top Sports News - 2 hours 16 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - For Dave Ryding next year's Winter Olympics offers the chance to redress a "travesty" that inadvertently launched him on a path to become Britain's most successful World Cup skier.

Rebooted Power Rangers return to big screen

Entertainment News - 2 hours 18 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The latest reboot of the 1990s "Power Rangers" children's television series held its world premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Pence cancels trip to work on healthcare as House vote looms

Political News - 2 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence canceled a planned trip to two U.S. states on Friday to work with President Donald Trump as the House of Representatives sought to vote on Republicans' healthcare bill, a spokesman for Pence said.

Date set for Messi appeal against tax fraud sentence

Top Sports News - 2 hours 49 min ago
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court will consider Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi's appeal against a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud on April 20, a court spokesperson said on Friday.

Sweden to host two regular season NHL games in November

Top Sports News - 2 hours 55 min ago
(Reuters) - Sweden will host a pair of regular-season games between the Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators in November, the National Hockey League said on Friday.

Trump says he backs House speaker even if healthcare bill fails

Political News - 3 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan should stay on as leader even if Republicans' healthcare plan to dismantle Obamacare fails to pass the chamber later on Friday.

American University of Beirut settles U.S. lawsuit for $700,000

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters) - American University of Beirut, a recipient of U.S. government aid, has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a civil lawsuit over accusations that it assisted three organizations linked to the militant group Hezbollah, federal prosecutors said.

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