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Tornadoes, storms kill nine in U.S. South

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:59:26 -0400

(Reuters) - Tornadoes ripped through an East Texas county on Saturday evening, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, while high winds, falling trees and floods killed five others in neighboring states, according to news reports.(image)

U.S. service member killed near Mosul identified as infantry officer

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:57:39 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member who died when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on patrol outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was identified on Sunday as 1st Lieutenant Weston Lee.(image)

Trump could target 'carried interest' tax loophole: official

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:08:42 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's push to overhaul tax laws might soon target a loophole used by some financial managers to lower their tax rates, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday.(image)

UPS air maintenance workers threaten strike ahead of shareholders meeting

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:47:11 -0400

(Reuters) - A union representing 1,200 U.S. air maintenance workers at United Parcel Service Inc  turned up pressure on the company on Sunday to settle a three-year contract dispute, saying it would seek clearance to strike.(image)

Republican lawmaker Ros-Lehtinen, a Trump critic, to retire

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:56:13 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a moderate Republican from South Florida who has been critical of President Donald Trump, plans to retire when her term is up next year, according to an interview she gave on Sunday to the Miami Herald.(image)

Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:12:35 -0400

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics.(image)

Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:45:47 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House press corps gathered on Saturday for its annual black-tie dinner, a toned-down affair this year after Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first incumbent U.S. president to bow out in 36 years.(image)

Environmental protesters swarm outside White House as Trump hits milestone

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:04:27 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor.(image)

25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:23:52 -0400

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the deadly riots that followed the verdict, an undercurrent of distrust pulses through a city that says it worked hard at police reform.(image)

U.S. service member killed in blast near Mosul, Iraq

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:08:02 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died of wounds caused by an explosive device outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, the U.S.-led military coalition said.(image)