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No cuts to U.S. entitlement programs in Trump budget: Mnuchin

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:38:02 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will spare big social welfare programs such as Social Security and Medicare from any cuts, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.(image)

Trump administration re-evaluating self-driving car guidance

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:41:42 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Sunday she was reviewing self-driving vehicle guidance issued by the Obama administration and urged companies to explain the benefits of automated vehicles to a skeptical public.(image)

North Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia, U.N. says

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:22:13 -0500

(Reuters) - It is in Kuala Lumpur's "Little India" neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office.(image)

Democrats must overhaul party, attack big business, Sanders says

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:28:12 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday urged a major overhaul of his party, calling for more aggressive efforts to court working-class voters and fight big businesses from Wall Street to the pharmaceutical sector.(image)

Tests show driver in Mardi Gras crash was legally drunk, police say

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:49:42 -0500

(Reuters) - A driver accused of injuring 28 people in New Orleans after plowing a pickup truck into a crowd watching a Mardi Gras parade had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit soon after the crash, police said on Sunday.(image)

Bergdahl lawyers ask U.S. Army court to dismiss case due to Trump comments

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:20:12 -0500

(Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl said on Sunday they will ask an Army appeals court to dismiss charges against him in the belief that President Donald Trump's repeatedly calling him a "traitor" during the election campaign make it impossible for him to get a fair trial.(image)

Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with U.S.

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:57:15 -0500

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after U.S President Donald Trump put Tehran "on notice".(image)

Euro zone economy: real recovery or another Sirens' song?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:00:35 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Over the years, euro zone economic growth has been a bit like the Sirens in Homer's Odyssey: singing a song of promise, only to end up pulling you onto the rocks. Will it be different this time?(image)

Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in 'Big Love,' 'Titanic,' dies at 61

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:58:35 -0500

(Reuters) - American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died at age 61 after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement on Sunday.(image)

Shivering weather greets Oscar red carpet arrivals

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:04:43 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shivering weather greeted celebrities on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday but cloudy skies and the threat of rain failed to dampen spirits ahead of the movie industry's biggest night.(image)