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Trump to meet with Australian prime minister on May 4: White House

Political News - 1 hour 13 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on May 4 in New York City, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday.

Trump's tax duo to brief senior U.S. Congress leaders on plan

Political News - 1 hour 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's two tax policy chiefs were slated to go to Capitol Hill late on Tuesday to meet with top lawmakers as Washington dug for details on an impending Trump tax plan.

Former U.S. envoys to U.N. warn Congress against cutting funding

Political News - 1 hour 25 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Nine former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations warned Congress in a letter on Tuesday that slashing funding for the world body would weaken Washington's global influence by ceding "the agenda to countries that can be hostile to our interests."

Ex-prosecutor, retired cops charged in New York corruption probe

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 27 min ago
(Reuters) - Three retired New York City police officers and a former Brooklyn prosecutor were arrested Tuesday on charges that they took part in a bribery scheme involving gun licenses, becoming the latest people caught up in a wide-ranging corruption probe.

Senate Republican leader says still aiming for long-term government funding bill

Political News - 1 hour 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday he hoped to reach agreement "in the next few days" on a bill to fund the government through Sept. 30, saying it was too soon to talk about a short-term fix to avert a government shutdown at midnight on Friday.

Cycling: Felline wins Tour de Romandie prologue

Top Sports News - 2 hours 6 min ago
AIGLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Italian Fabio Felline won the prologue of the Tour de Romandie to claim the overall lead after a 4.8-km individual time trial on a slippery course on Tuesday.

Former Expedia IT employee get 15 months in prison for insider trading

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 11 min ago
(Reuters) - A former Expedia Inc computer support technician was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday after admitting he stole confidential information from senior executives' emails to profit from insider trading.

Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russia trip: lawmakers

Political News - 2 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russia in 2015, the leaders of the House of Representatives oversight panel said on Tuesday.

Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russia trip: lawmakers

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russia in 2015, the leaders of the House of Representatives oversight panel said on Tuesday.

Crosby and Ovechkin set to again take Stanley Cup spotlight

Top Sports News - 3 hours 7 min ago
TORONTO (Reuters) - Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin again have the hockey world buzzing as the two best players of their generation prepare to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals into a Stanley Cup second round showdown.

New York City subway faces two lawsuits over disabled access

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 24 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most of New York City's huge, aging subway system is inaccessible to disabled people, and its operator illegally discriminates against them by failing to fix the problems, disability rights advocates said in two lawsuits on Tuesday.

U.S. government shutdown threat recedes after Trump's wall concession

Political News - 3 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill.

U.S. Supreme Court may limit where companies can be sued

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled a willingness to place limits on where corporations can be sued in a dispute involving drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, a potential setback to plaintiffs' lawyers who try to bring suits in friendly courts.

Golfers get relief from armchair judges

Top Sports News - 4 hours 1 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Golfers will no longer live in fear of a minor infringement being picked up by eagle-eyed armchair fans, after the Royal & Ancient and USGA agreed to limit the use of video evidence on Tuesday.

Defensive players figure to dominate at NFL Draft

Top Sports News - 4 hours 2 min ago
(Reuters) - After months of study and speculation, teams will desperately try to land a knockout punch when they replenish their rosters with the best college players at this week's NFL Draft on the beloved "Rocky Steps" in Philadelphia.

U.S. Senate panel approves Lighthizer for U.S. Trade Representative

Political News - 4 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Trade Representative, bringing Robert Lighthizer a step closer to taking office as U.S. trade disputes with Canada and Mexico heat up.

Mexico plans immediate action on US imports after WTO tuna ruling

Top U.S. News - 4 hours 58 min ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican economy ministry said on Tuesday it would immediately initiate the process of taking retaliatory steps against U.S. imports following a ruling by the World Trade Organization in Mexico's favor in a dispute over tuna.

WTO lets Mexico slap trade sanctions on U.S. in tuna dispute

Top U.S. News - 5 hours 49 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - Mexico can impose annual trade sanctions worth $163.23 million against the United States after winning a dispute over trade in tuna fish, a World Trade Organization arbitrator ruled on Tuesday.

Motor racing: Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of NASCAR season

Top Sports News - 6 hours 11 min ago
(The Sports xchange) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to retire from the NASCAR Monster Cup series at the end of the 2017 season.

Cycling: Offredo assaulted during training ride

Top Sports News - 6 hours 14 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - French rider Yoann Offredo said he was assaulted by a motorist and his passenger with a baseball bat during a training ride on Monday, sustaining cuts and a rib injury.

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