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UK parliament attacker British-born, had been investigated over extremism concerns

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:04:24 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - The attacker who killed three people near the British parliament before being shot dead was British-born and was once investigated by MI5 intelligence agents over concerns about violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.(image)



Exclusive: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:05:42 -0400

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.(image)



As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:02:38 -0400

BOSTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s White House has said his plans to slash environmental regulations will trigger a new energy boom and help the United States drill its way to independence from foreign oil.(image)



Uncertain fate of Obamacare causes some hospitals to halt projects, hiring

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:19:05 -0400

(Reuters) - Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, dealing an economic blow to these facilities and the towns they call home.(image)



Police officer, three others killed in Wisconsin shooting: reports

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:27:02 -0400

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings, including at a bank and a law firm, in central Wisconsin following what police referred to as domestic incident, media reported on Wednesday.(image)



Trump Tantrum looms on Wall Street if healthcare effort stalls

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:16:22 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump Trade could start looking more like a Trump Tantrum if the new U.S. administration's healthcare bill stalls in Congress, prompting worries on Wall Street about tax cuts and other measures aimed at promoting economic growth.(image)



Supreme Court nomination fight puts focus on vulnerable Democrats

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:13:31 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a grueling U.S. Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch finishes on Thursday, the spotlight turns to whether he will gain the support of vulnerable Democratic senators who are up for re-election in 2018.(image)



High stakes for Trump in vote on healthcare plan

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:22:44 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump may face his first major legislative hurdle on Thursday: a do-or-die vote in the House of Representatives on a plan that would roll back the signature healthcare law of former President Barack Obama.(image)



Cabin or hold? Tech ban latest step in bomb detection battle

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:55:44 -0400

PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) - A ban on large carry-on electronics on some international flights lays bare a high-stakes scientific battle between militant groups and security chiefs that has already dramatically altered airline travel, especially since the September 2001 attacks in the United States.(image)



Lawmaker says U.S. foreign surveillance 'unmasked' Trump associates

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:17:13 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee set off a political firestorm on Wednesday when he said the communications of members of Donald Trump's transition team were caught up in incidental surveillance targeting foreigners.(image)