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Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 3:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics.

'Amateur' bomber targets New York commuters; suspect held

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday morning, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.

California wildfire rages, threatens communities

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:30pm
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred an area larger than New York City on Monday struggled to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

Nearly half of Americans still oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:08pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Republicans in the U.S. Congress rush to finish their tax plan, the legislation is not getting more popular with the public, with nearly half of Americans still opposed to it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

Medical lab trade group sues over U.S. reimbursement cuts

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 1:32pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. trade association representing medical laboratories filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a new reimbursement system used by the federal government that it said would reduce how much Medicare pays for labs by about $670 million in 2018.

U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by Jan. 1, judge rules

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:52pm
(Reuters) - Transgender recruits will be able to join the U.S. military as of Jan. 1, a federal judge ruled on Monday, denying a request by President Donald Trump's administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it.

Chef Batali exits company, TV show after sex harassment accusations

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:32pm
(Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali said on Monday that he has stepped away from his restaurant company and ABC said it asked him to step aside as co-host of a daytime food and talk show after he was accused of sexual harassment in a report by an online food trade publication.

Strained firefighters brace for second week battling California wildfire

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:39am
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred 230,500 acres braced on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

Ex-contractor says he shut Trump's Twitter account by accident

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:49am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The contractor who shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account has told Reuters he did so by mistake, but says he believes some of the U.S. president's recent tweets breach the social network's ban on hate speech.

Explosion rocks New York commuter hub, suspect in custody

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:05am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An explosion rocked New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal, one of the city's busiest commuter hubs, on Monday morning and police said one suspect was injured and in custody, with three other injuries reported.

U.S. high court turns away dispute over gay worker protections

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 8:54am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by a Georgia security guard who said she was harassed and forced from her job because she is a lesbian, avoiding an opportunity to decide whether a federal law that bans gender-based bias also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Explosion rocks New York commuter hub, one suspect in custody

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 8:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An explosion rocked New York's Port Authority, one of the city's busiest commuter hubs, on Monday morning and police said one suspect was injured and in custody but that no-one else was hurt in the rush-hour incident.

HSBC draws line under Mexican cartel case after five-years on probation

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:11am
LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC drew a line under its punishment for lapses in anti-money laundering controls on Monday, saying the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) would end its deferred prosecution agreement, lifting the threat of further penalties.

New York police responding to reports of explosion: police tweet

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:54am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Police Department was responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin on Monday morning in midtown Manhattan at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, according to the police department's official Twitter feed.

Bakers, farmers struggle to make any dough on poor wheat crop

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:10am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago's iconic sandwiches - Italian beef heroes dripping with gravy, and hot dogs loaded with pickles and hot peppers - wouldn't be such culinary institutions without the bread.

Weary firefighters brace for second week battling California wildfire

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 5:23am
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 800 buildings and charred 230,000 acres are bracing on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

HSBC announces end to suspended sentence for Mexican cartel case

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC on Monday said its deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice has expired, marking an end to the threat of further punishment for lapses in its anti-money laundering controls.

Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:24am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use.

California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 5:30pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging wildfire pushed toward a string of California coastal cities on Sunday, prompting new evacuations as crews fought to save homes in the face of gusty winds that have fueled blazes across the state for nearly a week.

Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 3:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Donald Trump's supporters, saying a vote for Moore would be a vote for Trump's agenda.

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