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Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:39:11 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies, as China's influence in the region rises.(image)

U.S. blocks health insurer Aetna's $34 billion Humana acquisition

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:04:49 -0500

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge blocked on Monday health insurer Aetna Inc's proposed $34 billion acquisition of smaller peer Humana Inc, raising the stakes for rival Anthem Inc as it battles to clear a $54 billion deal to buy Cigna Corp.(image)

Yahoo results beat; sees Verizon deal closing later than expected

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:44:02 -0500

(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly adjusted profit and revenue, and said it expected the sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications Inc to complete in the second quarter from the first.(image)

White House says to have Supreme Court nominee in next couple of weeks

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:16:36 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will announce a nominee in the next couple of weeks to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House said on Monday.(image)

Republicans propose giving U.S. states option to keep Obamacare

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:22:55 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican senators said on Monday that U.S. states should be allowed to stay in the Obamacare healthcare insurance program if they like, with one adding she felt confused by President Donald Trump's broad but unspecific executive order targeting the program.(image)

U.S. says will prevent China taking over territory in international waters

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:54:32 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has said would require Washington to "wage war."(image)

Ethics lawyers to sue Trump over foreign payments

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:51:06 -0500

(Reuters) - A group including former White House ethics attorneys will file a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments, in violation of the U.S. Constitution.(image)

Iraqi forces claim recapture of eastern Mosul after 100 days of fighting

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:18:03 -0500

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi officials said on Monday government forces had taken complete control of eastern Mosul, 100 days after the start of their U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State militants from the city.(image)

Trump rejects new lawsuit over foreign payments to his firms

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:49:48 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed allegations in a new lawsuit by prominent constitutional and ethics lawyers that he is violating the U.S. Constitution by letting his hotels and other businesses accept payments from foreign governments.(image)

Eastern U.S. battered by winds, heavy rain; 20 dead in South

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:51:55 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful storm with pounding rains and high winds roared up the U.S. East Coast on Monday, threatening travel for millions, after killing at least 20 people in the South and flattening a mobile home park in southwest Georgia.(image)