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Wisconsin, Ohio, California among states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 race

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:22:52 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wisconsin, Ohio, California and 10 other states said on Friday they were among 21 states that Russian government hackers targeted in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump though no votes were changed.(image)

Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:50:09 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority.(image)

U.S. challenged by rising North Korea tensions, Russia urges calm

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:36:51 -0400

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults.(image)

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing on deal terms - sources

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:55:53 -0400

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp , people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.(image)

In Mexico, frantic rescuers keep up search for quake survivors

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:13:58 -0400

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck.(image)

Britain's minister for London slams 'blanket ban' on Uber

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:22:27 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - A British government minister has criticized the London authorities for deciding to strip Uber of its taxi licence, a major setback to the U.S. technology firm that has become a big player in the city's transport system.(image)

Iran successfully tested new ballistic missile: state media

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:07:57 -0400

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) which it displayed at a military parade on Friday, state media reported on Saturday.(image)

Exclusive: U.S. agency claims huge hole in Westinghouse's pension plan

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:59:55 -0400

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Employees of U.S. nuclear power firm Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, which is bankrupt and reeling from a failed reactor project, got a nasty surprise recently: in the eyes of the U.S. government's pension insurer, its retirement plan has a massive shortfall.(image)

Trump takes center stage in fractious Senate race in Alabama

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:36:04 -0400

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (Reuters) - President Donald Trump injected himself into a bitter U.S. Senate primary fight in Alabama on Friday, putting to the test his ability to enlist his anti-establishment voters to come to the aid of an endangered Republican incumbent.(image)

Failing dam creates new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:07:20 -0400

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island's northwest, which is on the verge of collapse under the weight of flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.(image)