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Student says he was paddled for walkout

Students across the United States are serving detention or in-school suspension as discipline for walking out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence.


Cambodia kicks off drills with 'great friend' China as U.S. ties sour

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - China and Cambodia on Saturday kicked off military exercises focused on counter-terrorism and rescue operations, highlighting the strong ties between the two countries amid strained relations between Cambodia and the United States.

McCabe breaks his silence: 'I absolutely never misled'

After more than a year of investigations, accusations and taunting tweets from the President of the United States, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is breaking his silence.


Trump signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill, angering China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa, angering China, which views the self-ruled island as a wayward province.

United Airlines flight diverted after third pet incident in a week

Already under scrutiny about a dog dying in an overhead bin and another dog being accidentally sent to Japan, United Airlines on Friday acknowledged its third animal-related mistake in a week.


Trump signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill; China 'strongly dissatisfied'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa, angering China, which views Taiwan as a wayward province.

Dog reunited with owners after Japan detour

A dog named Irgo has been reunited with his family, after accidentally being flown to Japan by United Airlines.

St Patrick's Day

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How the Irish Could Still Save Civilization

Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar, the gay son of a Hindu father of Indian descent, tries to nudge the United States back to the moral high ground.


UPDATE 1-SunPower, facing tariffs, mulls expanding U.S. manufacturing

March 16 (Reuters) - SunPower Corp said on Friday it was strongly considering expanding its solar panel manufacturing in the United States as it grapples with the Trump administration's tariffs on solar imports.


Bollywood singer Mehndi sentenced to two years in jail for human trafficking

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood singer Daler Mehndi was handed a two-year prison sentence for human trafficking on Friday after a court in north India found him guilty of smuggling people into the United States while on tour there twenty years ago.


Trump asked South Korea officials to show flexibility in trade talks: Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump asked South Korean officials to show flexibility in trade negotiations with the United States in a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the Blue House said in a statement on Friday.


EU calls for industry input on U.S. tariff retaliation list

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission called for industry views on Friday on a list of U.S. products it will subject to import tariffs if the United States taxes European steel and aluminum.


South Korea aims for high-level talks about talks with North

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will seek high-level talks with North Korea this month as preparations for a summit began on Friday, the presidential chief of staff said, while officials in the South expressed interest in a separate summit with the United States.


Bike-sharing companies face an uphill ride in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A bike-sharing craze that has swept China over the past two years is picking up speed in cities across the United States, but with a different spin as tough local regulations rein in the roll-out of dockless bikes.

United States Economy

Why the Tax Law Might Make Your Car Payments Go Up

The United States just started another epic borrowing binge. And if you borrow money — through a credit card, a mortgage or an auto loan — you could end up paying the price.


Where is the fear? Markets wave off global risks

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Simmering fears of a global trade war. An embarrassing political scandal in Japan. Rapid job-turnover inside the White House and the threat of faster interest rate hikes in the United States.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Pitches for Stormy Daniels’s Legal Fund

Kimmel said, “Now you can give money to a porn star — just like the president of the United States.”


North American 2026 World Cup bid picks 23 potential host cities

(Reuters) - The New York/New Jersey area, Los Angeles, Toronto and Mexico City are among the 23 candidate host cities for the joint United States, Canada and Mexico bid for the 2026 World Cup, bid officials said on Thursday.

GOP leaders want to put off Yemen war powers vote

The Senate is expected to debate a war powers resolution next week that calls for the United States to end its involvement in the Yemen conflict, but a top Senate Republican leader signaled Thursday GOP leaders would prefer to put off a final vote on the divisive issue until after it can be more closely studied in committee.


In a first, U.S. blames Russia for cyber attacks on energy grid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the U.S. power grid, marking the first time the United States has publicly accused Moscow of hacking into American energy infrastructure.


U.S. sanctions Russians for meddling, but not Putin's oligarchs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States slapped sanctions on Russian individuals and entities for U.S. election meddling and cyber attacks but put off targeting oligarchs and government officials close to President Vladimir Putin, prompting lawmakers in both parties to say President Donald Trump needs to do much more.

How Trudeau copes with Trump lies

In one bizarre, unguarded moment at a private fundraiser in Missouri, Donald Trump showed why months of trade negotiations between Canada, Mexico and the United States have been fitful, frustrating, and fruitless.

Trump pick for UN migration job shared tweets warning of creeping Sharia

The Trump administration's pick to head the United Nations organization that coordinates assistance to migrants worldwide regularly pushed anti-Muslim sentiment, including claims that Muslims were trying to impose Sharia law in the US.

Airlines and Airplanes

Fallout for United Airlines Continues After Death of Kokito the French Bulldog

The airline admitted fault, as senators introduced a bill designed to prevent more animals from dying in flight.


West calls on Russia to explain nerve toxin attack on former double agent

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, the United States, Germany and France jointly called on Russia on Thursday to explain a military-grade nerve toxin attack in England on a former Russian double agent, which they said threatened Western security.


SJW, Connecticut Water plan merger to create $1.9 bln utility

NEW YORK, March 15 (Reuters) - SJW Group and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. plan to merge, they said on Thursday, which would create the third-largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility in the United States.


Airlines resolve dispute over Chicago O'Hare expansion

March 15 (Reuters) - An $8.5 billion expansion plan for Chicago's O'Hare International Airport got a lift on Thursday after the airport's two major carriers, American and United, settled a dispute that had clouded the project.


UPDATE 2-Russian, U.S. LNG heads for Europe as Asian prices weaken

(Adds detail on LNG trade economics, tightening Europe-Asia spread, cargo arrivals) By Oleg Vukmanovic LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) - Falling Asian gas prices are reigniting interest in northwest Europe as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) destination following winter shortages as Russia and the United States step up deliveries. Price swings prompted Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday to divert the first shipment from the new Cove Point export plant in the United States away from Asi


Asylum seekers sue U.S. government over prolonged detention

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States sued the Trump administration on Thursday, claiming the government is unfairly keeping them in custody while they pursue their cases in immigration court.


U.S. hits Russians with sanctions for election meddling, cyber attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday took its most notable action against Russia since Donald Trump became president, slapping sanctions on a group of Russian individuals and entities, including Moscow's intelligence services, for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and malicious cyber attacks.


Chicago pulls out as potential host city for 2026 World Cup

(Reuters) - Chicago has joined Vancouver in pulling out of the chance to be a host city in a joint United State-Canada-Mexico bid for the 2026 World Cup, citing uncertainty over potential costs and FIFA's inflexibility.

Trump: 'It certainly looks like' Russia was behind UK spy attack

President Donald Trump, during a meeting Thursday in the Oval Office with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, told reporters that "it certainly looks like" Russia was behind the nerve agent attack in the United Kingdom.


Mexico, Canada should be set to continue with NAFTA without U.S.: minister

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Mexico and Canada should be ready to continue with a version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) without the United States, the Mexican economy minister said on Thursday.


Toys 'R' Us goes out of business, 30,000 jobs at stake

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the iconic toy retailer, will shutter or sell its stores in the United States after failing to find a buyer or reach a deal to restructure billions in debt, putting at risk about 30,000 jobs.


European allies boost defense spending, most still miss NATO's U.S.-backed goal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's European allies spent more on defense for the third year running in 2017 but their outlays failed to lift more countries above a target sought by the United States.


Toys 'R' Us goes out of business, leaving void for toy lovers

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the iconic toy retailer, will shutter or sell its stores in the United States after failing to find a buyer or reach a deal to restructure billions in debt, putting at risk about 30,000 jobs.


UPDATE 3-Toys 'R' Us goes out of business, leaving void for toy lovers

March 15 (Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the iconic toy retailer, will shutter or sell its stores in the United States after failing to find a buyer or reach a deal to restructure billions in debt, putting at risk about 30,000 jobs.

Haley slams Russia over spy poisoning in Britain

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday the Trump administration "stands in absolute solidarity with Great Britain" following a nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury last week for which the United Kingdom has blamed Russia.


Hard-Charging Chinese Energy Tycoon Falls From Xi Government’s Graces

Ye Jianming cast himself as a new kind of private entrepreneur in China, but his company now faces legal challenges at home and in the United States.


Oklahoma to become first U.S. state to use nitrogen gas for executions

(Reuters) - Oklahoma plans to start using nitrogen gas for executions, officials said on Wednesday, in what would be the first such method of capital punishment in the United States.

United ships dog bound for Kansas to Japan

United Airlines wrongly shipped a Kansas-bound pet dog to Japan, the second embarrassment this week for the airline and a "nightmare" for the Swindle family -- who are moving from Oregon to Wichita with their beloved pet, a 10-year-old German shepherd named Irgo.


Vancouver out as potential 2026 World Cup host city

(Reuters) - Vancouver will not be part of Canada's bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup with the United States and Mexico after the province balked at signing a contract amid concerns about unpredictable costs.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: Dictators Love Trump, and He Loves Them

The United States used to stand up for human rights, but that was before the Trump administration.

United had the highest rate of airline pet deaths in 2017. And in 2016. And in 2015

For pets, the skies of United Airlines lately have not been so friendly.


Pressure builds on United over puppy that died on flight

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines faced fresh backlash on Wednesday over a puppy that died in-flight after a cabin attendant ordered it stowed in an overhead bin, with a U.S. senator demanding an explanation for the high number of animals that have died in the carrier's care.

Haley: Russia responsible for poisoning

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the US believes that Russia is responsible for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury, UK.


Breast cancer patients in U.S. territories receive lower quality care

(Reuters Health) - Older women with breast cancer who live in United States territories are less likely than their peers in the continental U.S. to receive recommended care, a study suggests.

Gun Control

Students Walked Out. Here Are Their Videos.

High school students across the United States left their classrooms on Wednesday morning to draw attention to gun violence in schools.

The school walkout isn't just happening in the US

Hours before the National School Walkout began in the United States, students in other countries got up from their desks to protest gun violence.


U.S. pressing China to cut trade surplus by $100 billion: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is pressing China to cut its trade surplus with the United States by $100 billion, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday, clarifying a tweet last week from President Donald Trump.


Crimes committed in Mexico in name of security, actor tells U.N

GENEVA (Reuters) - Crimes against humanity have been committed in Mexico "in the name of security", actor Gael Garcia Bernal told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday.

Stephen Hawking, Pennsylvania, United Airlines: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

United apologizes for dog's death

For more than three hours, a passenger's dog was inside an overhead bin on United Airlines Flight 1284 from Houston to New York after a flight attendant told the passenger to put it there.


U.S. students to abandon class for 17 minutes to protest gun violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Students will walk out of classrooms across the United States on Wednesday to demand tighter gun safety laws, joining a movement spearheaded by student survivors from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month.


Broadcom to end bid for Qualcomm, keeps plan to move to U.S.: sources

(Reuters) - Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd is planning to scrap its bid for Qualcomm Inc , after U.S. President Donald Trump blocked the chipmaker's proposed acquisition on national security grounds earlier this week, although it will press on with its plan to move its base to the United States, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Dog dies in overhead bin on United flight

In the wake of social media outrage over reports that a dog died on one of its flights Monday night after being put in an overhead bin, United Airlines acknowledged in a statement that a "tragic accident" had occurred.


Maryland firm settles U.S. charges over bribes to Russian official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Maryland-based company has agreed to pay $2 million to settle charges that it bribed a Russian official to win contracts to ship uranium to the United States, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday.


RPT-COLUMN-Aluminium through the looking glass after Trump's tariffs: Andy Home

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - In a little more than a week's time the United States will impose a tariff of 10 percent on all aluminium imports and 25 percent on all steel imports.

Ghouta (Syria)

Dozens Leave Besieged Syrian Enclave Under Evacuation Deal

A group of 170 people left rebel-held eastern Ghouta after the United Nations was able to broker a medical evacuation deal.


United Airlines Apologizes After Dog Dies in Overhead Compartment

A witness said a flight attendant told the pet owner to store her dog in the overhead compartment. The airline said it accepted full responsibility.

Overdose antidote doesn't always mean fewer deaths

Naloxone, a drug that rapidly reverses opioid overdose, has become more widely available as the United States struggles with an epidemic of drug abuse.


Exclusive: G20 financial leaders to speak against unfair trade practices - draft communique

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders will pledge to fight unfair trade practices and stress the role of global trade rules when they meet on March 20, as the United States raises the threat of a global trade war by imposing import tariffs on steel and aluminum.


Mexican actor Garcia Bernal brings call for end to impunity to U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Actor and filmmaker Gael Garcia Bernal called on Tuesday for the United Nations and governments around the world to put pressure on his native Mexico to end impunity for corruption and large-scale killings.

Medicine and Health

Why Is U.S. Health Care So Expensive? Some of the Reasons You’ve Heard Turn Out to Be Myths

In a new, detailed international comparison, the United States looks a lot more like its peers than researchers expected.


Russia says U.S. plans to strike Damascus, pledges military response

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it had information that the United States planned to bomb the government quarter in Damascus on an invented pretext, and said it would respond militarily if it felt Russian lives were threatened by such an attack.


Amazon recalls power banks due to fire, chemical burn hazards

(Reuters) - Inc has recalled some of its portable chargers in the United States following reports of overheating and fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Tuesday.

Alcoholic Beverages

Jump-Starting the Aquavit Renaissance

Before concentrating on the United States market, liquor companies and craft distilleries want to persuade Nordic youth.


COLUMN-Aluminium through the looking glass after Trump's tariffs: Andy Home

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - In a little more than a week's time the United States will impose a tariff of 10 percent on all aluminium imports and 25 percent on all steel imports.


Empty shoes, empty schools: U.S. gun law activists plan two days of theater

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A makeshift memorial made up of 7,000 pairs of shoes took shape on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, as gun control activists dramatized the number of children killed in the United States by gunfire since the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre.


UnitedHealth names former GSK CEO Andrew Witty as Optum head

(Reuters) - Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday named its board member and former GlaxoSmithKline Plc head Andrew Witty as chief executive of its pharmacy benefit unit, Optum, effective July 1.


U.S. detecting some Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks: Mattis

KABUL (Reuters) - The United States is picking up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks with Kabul to end the more than 16-year-old war, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday as he made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan.


Sick and injured begin to leave besieged Syrian enclave in Ghouta

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Sick and injured civilians were shown on Syrian state television leaving a besieged rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta on Tuesday in what insurgents and the United Nations said was a medical evacuation.


European shares crawl higher as investors eye U.S. inflation data

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - European shares edged higher on Tuesday, with trading muted as investors awaited the latest inflation figures from the United States, while results drove big moves in Iliad and E.ON.


U.S. picking up Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks: Mattis

KABUL (Reuters) - The United States is picking up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks with Kabul to end the more than 16-year-old war, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday, as he made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan.


'A big one' - New England braces for third major storm in two weeks

BOSTON (Reuters) - A winter storm packing a powerful snowy punch bore down on the northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing schools, snarling travel and threatening to knock out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

Haley blames Russia for Syrian ceasefire failure

The United States has declared a United Nations effort to implement a ceasefire in Syria a failure and blamed Russia for stalling it, as the Syrian army continued to pound the devastated rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta.

Steel district may flip despite Trump tariffs

The United Steelworkers union is applauding President Trump's move to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. But they're supporting Democrat Conor Lamb over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania's 18th district special election for congress. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich explores whether workers will vote with union leadership.

Broadcom Corporation

Trump Blocks Broadcom’s Bid for Qualcomm

President Trump issued an order prohibiting Broadcom, a Singapore-based chip maker, from purchasing Qualcomm, citing a threat to the national security of the United States.

Lead exposure deaths in US 10 times higher than thought

Lead exposure may be responsible for nearly 10 times more deaths in the United States than previously thought, according to a new study.

Tillerson goes farther than White House and condemns Russia for UK nerve agent attack

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a harsh condemnation of Russia following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom last week, going further than the White House's response stopping short of pinning blame for the attack on Moscow.

Opinion: Overseas killings are in Russia's DNA

The attempted murder last week in the United Kingdom of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal by means of a nerve agent immediately called to mind the fatal poisoning of another former officer of the Russian security services, Alexander Litvinenko, victim of a polonium attack in London in 2006. The Russian government denies any involvement, of course, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed outrage that anyone would suggest otherwise.


UPDATE 1-U.S. Steel raises 2018 earnings forecast on tariff bump

March 12 (Reuters) - United States Steel Corp raised its full-year earnings forecast on Monday, as the biggest U.S. steel maker expects to benefit from President Donald Trump's imposition of hefty tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.


U.S. warns it may act on Syria as onslaught against Ghouta grinds on

UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that Washington "remains prepared to act if we must," if the U.N. Security Council fails to act on Syria, as the Syrian army's onslaught in eastern Ghouta continued unabated.

Cooking and Cookbooks

Filipino Food Finds a Place in the American Mainstream

Many Asian cuisines have been part of the landscape in the United States for decades, but only in recent years have Filipino dishes started gaining recognition outside immigrant communities.


Data breach victims can sue Yahoo in the United States: judge

(Reuters) - Yahoo has been ordered by a federal judge to face much of a lawsuit in the United States claiming that the personal information of all 3 billion users was compromised in a series of data breaches.


Tillerson says several steps needed for U.S. talks with North Korea

ABUJA (Reuters) - Several steps will be necessary to agree the location and scope of talks between the United States and North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday.


U.S. says Broadcom violated order in process of moving domicile

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd violated a U.S. Treasury Department order by not giving sufficient notice to a national security panel of its plans to redomicile in the United States, the Treasury said in a letter to the Singapore-based company.


EU says expects contacts, no formal talks with U.S. on tariffs this week

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said it expected to be in contact with the United States over steel and aluminum tariffs this week, but added that no formal talks were scheduled.


North Korean 'caution' seen in announcing stance on upcoming summits: Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and South Korea is probably due to caution over organizing its stance on the meetings, the South said on Monday, as China's leader urged patience.


Singapore-based Broadcom to redomicile to U.S. by April 3

(Reuters) - Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd said on Monday it expects to redomicile to the United States by April 3, two days before the chipmaker's acquisition target Qualcomm Inc holds its annual shareholder meeting.


Trump says Commerce Secretary Ross to speak with EU on tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will speak with European Union representatives about lowering tariffs against the United States, President Donald Trump said on Monday.

Northeast braces for third storm in under two weeks

The northeastern United States is bracing for its third significant winter storm in less than two weeks, with the potential for heavy snow from New York to Maine.


World stocks bask in U.S. jobs data glow

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks surged to a two-week high on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data at the end of last week helped take the edge off investors' concerns about the potential outbreak of trade war between the United States and other major economies.


GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks bask in U.S. jobs data glow

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - World stocks surged to a two-week high on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data at the end of last week helped take the edge off investors' concerns about the potential outbreak of trade war between the United States and other major economies.


North Korea seen 'cautious' in announcing stance over upcoming summits: Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and South Korea is likely due to caution over organizing its stance regarding the meetings, South Korea's Ministry of Unification said on Monday.


FOCUS-Corn as cash: Brazil's bartering farmers raise risks for Canada's Nutrien

By Rod Nickel and Ana Mano WINNIPEG, Manitoba/SAO PAULO, March 12 (Reuters) - Taking a page from its aggressive growth strategy in the United States, cash-rich Canadian fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd plans to plow investment into Brazil in a bid to reap up to 30 percent of farm supply sales in fertile pockets of the country. But business in Brazil's farm sector - the world's fastest growing - strays far from the usual practices in North America's farm belt, where Nutrien is a

One crime impacts every American

Of all the crimes on the books in the United States, there is one kind that impacts every single American citizen.

Motivation and Incentive Programs

Lotto Tickets Are Nice, Boss, but Can I Have My Bonus?

Gamelike methods can effectively motivate workers, in the right circumstances. But as United Airlines recently showed, they can also be alienating.

Meredith Corporation

A Heartland Company Leads the Media Race

After buying Time Inc. for $2.8 billion, Meredith is the largest magazine company in the United States, but it’s not about to change its unassuming style.


Germany, China warn Trump tariff moves threaten global trade

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany denounced moves by President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on U.S. metal imports, saying Europe needed a united response to the threat and echoing criticism from China that it risked undermining the global trade system.