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Gun Control

Highlights for a March Weekend From Opinion

Here is a roundup of some recent pieces for you weekend reading, including several on the debate over gun laws.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: The Gun Reform Battle Plan for 2018

When you finish marching this weekend, march into the congressional districts where you can actually make a difference.

South Korea says North Korea agrees to hold high-level talks

South Korea said Saturday that North Korea has accepted its proposal to hold high-level inter-Korean talks next week.


Peru political crisis thrusts engineer-turned-diplomat into power

LIMA (Reuters) - Until this week, Martin Vizcarra led a quiet life as Peru's ambassador to Canada, overseeing the two nations' friendly relations from Ottawa, the Canadian capital.


NEWSMAKER-Peru political crisis thrusts engineer-turned-diplomat into power

LIMA, March 23 (Reuters) - Until this week, Martin Vizcarra led a quiet life as Peru's ambassador to Canada, overseeing the two nations' friendly relations from Ottawa, the Canadian capital.

Bolton, John R

Even by Trump Standards, a Lot Has Happened This Week. Let Us Catch You Up.

Here are six of the biggest stories driving American politics this week.


Wall Street nosedives as investors flee on trade war fears

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street tumbled on Friday with more than 1,000 points knocked off the Dow in two days as investors, increasingly nervous about a potential U.S. trade war with China, shied away from risk ahead of the weekend and sought shelter from further losses.

United States Politics and Government

After Another Week of Chaos, Trump Heads to Palm Beach. No One Knows What Comes Next.

President Trump prepared to leave the White House for Florida after a head-spinning series of moves on national security, trade, the budget and with his legal team.


Republican lawmaker seeks Trump Cabinet secretary's pricey door fix details

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican head of a government oversight panel in Congress asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week to provide details on a contract to replace doors in his office that initially ran to $139,000, one of several inquiries by lawmakers of spending by Trump administration officials.


New Trump lawyer in Russia probe yet to be hired

(Reuters) - A Washington lawyer and Fox News guest who was expected to join U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team this week in the special counsel's Russia probe has yet to be retained, another of Trump's lawyers said on Friday.


UPDATE 1-U.S. drillers add oil rigs for 2nd consecutive week -Baker Hughes

(Adds Permian rigs, Good Friday holiday schedule) March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies added oil rigs this week for a second week in a row, data showed on Friday, as drillers followed through on plans to boost spending, encouraged by crude prices rising toward their highest in nearly three years. Drillers added four oil rigs in the week to March 23, bringing the total count to 804, the highest since March 2015, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in


Cycling: Cavendish ruled out of Commonwealth Games

LONDON (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games to recover from injuries he sustained in a horrific crash at last week's Milan-San Remo race, his team announced on Friday.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: The Right to Disconnect

Friday: A bill to cut back on after-hours email, weekend events, and your thoughts on working after clocking out.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slide, yen jumps, as trade war fears grip markets

* U.S. Treasury yields set for biggest two-week fall since Sept


RPT-China, HK stocks slump most in 6 weeks on trade war fears, bonds in demand

* Currency markets quiet, Beijing not seen changing FX policy (Repeats to attach to alerts on Hong Kong market's closing levels)


China, HK stocks slump most in 6 weeks on trade war fears, bonds in demand

* Currency markets quiet, Beijing not seen changing FX policy (Adds Hong Kong close, details)

Tariffs show Trump doesn't want China's help with North Korea

The US and China hit each other with billions of dollars in tariffs this week as the two countries edge closer to a trade war, a dramatic shift in a relationship which seemed to be growing stronger under President Donald Trump as he relied on Beijing for help with North Korea.


China stocks tumble to 6-week low, roiled by trade war fears

* China, HK indexes poised for worst day since early February


Kentucky Senate passes bill restricting abortion procedure

(Reuters) - The Kentucky Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to ban a common abortion procedure once the patient reaches her 11th week of pregnancy, in what would amount to one of the strictest abortion limits yet in the United States.


Maryland high school shooting victim to be taken off life support: mother

(Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl who was critically wounded this week when she was shot by a fellow student at her high school in Maryland will be taken off life support on Thursday evening, her mother said.


In Indonesia, a shadowy campaign to stoke unrest as elections loom

BANDUNG, Indonesia (Reuters) - A spate of mysterious attacks on Islamic clerics, schools and mosques in Indonesia in recent weeks has ramped up tensions as the world's most populous Muslim-majority country heads into provincial elections and a presidential poll next year.


Novartis touts U.S. filing plans for MS drug as patent losses loom

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis plans to file its BAF312 multiple sclerosis drug for U.S. approval within weeks, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, as it seeks to refresh its portfolio of neurological medicines that is about to be hit by patent losses.


Investors pull $9.6 billion from U.S. equity funds, deepening selloff

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors stripped billions from stocks during the most recent week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, adding to the selling pressure building on markets.


Saudi Arabia's new crown prince to sit down with Wall Street

BOSTON/NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince will rub shoulders in New York next week with top figures from Wall Street and Corporate America, part of a whistle-stop first visit to the United States since becoming King Salman's heir apparent last year.


Investors pull $9.6 bln from U.S. stock funds in week -Lipper

NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors stripped $9.6 billion from stocks during the most recent week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, adding to the pressure building on markets.


Stocks tumble to worst day in six weeks after Trump tariff action

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slumped on Thursday as President Donald Trump's move to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports drove fears about the impact on the global economy, fueling the biggest percentage declines in Wall Street's three major indexes since they entered correction territory six weeks ago.

Toys 'R' Us founder dies a week after company announced it will close

Zuckerberg, Mark E

Bits: Kevin’s Week in Tech: Zuckerberg’s Answers to Privacy Scandal Raise More Questions

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook’s reliance on advertising aligned with its mission to build a community. But what if Facebook cost $5 per month to use?


Trump's lead lawyer in Russia probe resigns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, John Dowd, resigned on Thursday, the same week Trump added another Washington lawyer to his team.

Bombs and Explosives

In Austin Bombings, Investigators Sift Through Clues, Looking for the Why

Investigators tried to determine what had motivated Mark Conditt to go on a bombing spree that killed two and terrorized Austin for weeks.

The Austin bombings weren't labeled 'terrorism.' Here's why

A man terrifies a city for weeks, detonating explosive devices that kill two people. Then, when cornered by police, he blows himself up with one of his bombs. The acts of a terrorist in some Middle Eastern nation? No, the acts of a "very challenged young man" in Texas.


Women's soccer league gaining foothold in U.S.

(Reuters) - Women's professional soccer has long been a tough sell in the United States but the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is already in uncharted territory as it gets set to open its sixth season this weekend.


Mexico's wholesale mobile network launches without major carriers

MEXICO CITY, March 22 (Reuters) - Mexico's landmark wholesale national mobile network launched this week, but without a single major wireless carrier on board, renewing debate about how best to boost competition in the telecom sector dominated by billionaire Carlos Slim.


Wall Street gripped by trade war fears

(Reuters) - The three major U.S. indexes fell more than 1.5 percent on Thursday, on track for their steepest drop in six weeks, gripped by the growing threat of a global trade war.

Opinion: Trump sticks two thumbs in China's eye

Donald Trump is poised to stick a second thumb in the eye of China and its newly ordained President for life, Xi Jinping. On Thursday, it was $50 billion worth of ill-advised tariffs against a country fully able to retaliate with a devastating tariff war of its own. Last week, the first thumb was in the form of a simple two-line note from the White House. Sandwiched between three congressional bills renaming post offices, Trump signed into law the Taiwan Travel Act, which encourages "visits between officials of the United States and Taiwan at all levels."


Congress poised to pass modest gun control measures in spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With large protests for stricter gun laws planned nationwide on Saturday, the U.S. Congress is expected to approve a massive spending bill this week with grants to help schools prevent gun violence, improvements to background checks and an assurance that a key government agency can conduct related research.

Ana Navarro: Two old white men threaten to beat each other up

In this week's episode of "As the Trumpworld Turns," a porn actress, a former Playboy Playmate and a reality TV "Apprentice" walked into a bar ... and served the President of the United States a little of his own medicine.


U.S. weekly jobless claims increase slightly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the increase was marginal, suggesting strong job growth in March that should underpin consumer spending.


Formula One delays start of TV streaming service

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One has pushed back the start of a new television streaming service which it had hoped to launch in Australia this weekend.


Main suspect in attack on Palestinian PM dead after gun battle: Gaza security official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The main suspect in last week's attempted assassination of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah died of his wounds after a gun battle on Thursday with Hamas-run security forces in the Gaza Strip, a security official said.


Formula One start lights moved to compensate for halo

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Formula One has changed the positioning of race start lights to ensure drivers can see clearly around the new halo head protection system that debuts in Australia this weekend.


UPDATE 1-Trade jitters send European shares to two-week low

* Reckitt gains after pulling out of Pfizer bid race (Updates prices, adds quotes, detail)

Pink gloves and receipts led police to the Austin bomber

Mark Anthony Conditt recorded a confession and killed himself in a final explosion, ending a wave of package bombings that terrorized Austin for weeks.

Republican concedes 8 days after Pennsylvania race

Democrat Conor Lamb announced Wednesday that his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone, has conceded in the close special election last week for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.


North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament to meet in April ahead of inter-Korean summit

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, the isolated state's rubber-stamp parliament, will hold a meeting on April 11, the North's state media said on Thursday, just weeks before an historic summit between North and South Korea.


Measure to limit Palestinian aid over 'martyr payments' due to pass U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to sharply reduce the annual $300 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it take steps to stop making what lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crime is set to be passed by the U.S. Congress this week as part of a major spending bill unveiled on Wednesday.


Texas serial bomber made video confession before blowing himself up: police

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas man who police say carried out a three-week deadly bombing spree made a 25-minute video "confession" on his phone, which authorities recovered after he blew himself up on Wednesday as officers closed in to make an arrest.

Celine Dion cancels Vegas shows due to ear issues

Unlike her heart, three weeks of Celine Dion's Las Vegas shows won't go on.

United States Politics and Government

F.B.I. Investigated Sessions for Possible Perjury Over Russia Denials

Andrew G. McCabe, whom Mr. Sessions fired last week, authorized the investigation. Mr. Sessions inaccurately testified that he had no contacts with Russians.


Trial of two Boston officials canceled after prosecution dealt setback

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday called off next week's trial of two members of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's administration accused of extorting a music festival production company into using union labor after a court ruling jeopardized the prosecution's case.


Hamas says searching for suspect in attack on Palestinian PM

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas said on Wednesday it was searching for a prime suspect in a bomb attack last week on the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza.


United CEO acknowledges airline's mistake in puppy's death

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The head of United Airlines acknowledged on Wednesday that the carrier had made a mistake last week when a French bulldog puppy died on a United flight after a cabin attendant forced the dog's owner to stow it in an overhead bin.


Texas bombing suspect blows self up on roadside as police close in

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of carrying out a three-week bombing spree that killed two people in Texas before blowing himself up as police closed in on him was a 23-year-old unemployed man from suburban Austin, authorities said on Wednesday.

United States Politics and Government

Congressional Leaders Near Deal on Over $1 Trillion Spending Bill

Lawmakers must approve the bill by midnight Friday to avoid a government shutdown this weekend, which would be the third closure this year.


Deadly Texas blast suspect was quiet, home-schooled

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The quiet, home-schooled son of a local couple that sold Amway products is suspected of staging a three-week deadly bombing campaign that gripped the Texas capital of Austin.


Texas bombing suspect kills self, reported to be unemployed man, 23

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - An unemployed 23-year-old man suspected of a three-week bombing campaign in Texas that killed two people and injured five others before blowing himself up on the side of a highway was identified by local media on Wednesday.


Florida governor orders state troopers to help guard Parkland school

(Reuters) - Eight state troopers will be sent to help guard the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people, the state's governor said on Wednesday after a rash of security incidents this week including the arrest of two students for carrying knives.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Energy lifts stocks despite jitters on Fed, trade, tech

NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) - A rise in oil prices to a six-week high helped reverse a day-long decline in world equity markets Wednesday ahead of a likely increase in U.S. interest rates and guidance on how many more to expect for this year.


U.S. stock funds attract most cash since mid-2017: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors steered the most cash since mid-2017 into stocks, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data for the most recent week showed on Wednesday, as cool economic data...

Social Media

Missing From Facebook’s Crisis: Mark Zuckerberg

Amid a data scandal this week, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, have been nowhere to be found in public.


Suspect, 23, in deadly Texas blast was quiet, home-schooled

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The quiet, home-schooled son of a local couple that sold Amway products is suspected of staging a three-week deadly bombing campaign that gripped the Texas capital of Austin.

United States International Relations

U.S. Taking Negotiations ‘One Week at a Time’ on Expiring Iran Deal

The chief American envoy to the Iran nuclear talks is banking on political savvy and Midwestern earnestness to salvage the deal that President Trump wants to scrap.


Narcos producer shows 'mechanism' of Brazil corruption in new series

(Reuters) - A vast corruption investigation in Brazil that has toppled businessmen and lawmakers, haunted two presidencies and captivated the media, debuts as a Netflix series this week, long before anyone can predict how the real-life probe will end.


Texas bombing suspect blows himself up as police close in

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - An unemployed 24-year-old man suspected of a three-week bombing campaign in Texas that killed two people and injured five others blew himself up on the side of a highway as police closed in on him early Wednesday, authorities said.


UPDATE 5-Oil approaches six-week highs as concern grows over Middle East

* Upcoming: EIA U.S. output, inventory data due on Weds (Updates prices)


UPDATE 7-Texas bombing suspect blows himself up as police close in

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas, March 21 (Reuters) - An unemployed 24-year-old man suspected of a three-week bombing campaign in Texas that killed two people and injured five others blew himself up on the side of a highway as police closed in on him early Wednesday, authorities said.


Hungary's ruling Fidesz holds clear lead as election nears: polls

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party remains the runaway leader in polls less than three weeks before national elections, with right-wing opposition party Jobbik in second place, surveys from Publicus and Zavecz Research showed on Wednesday.

The Austin bomber is changing tactics and people are scared

Austin is on edge after a series of package bombs were found around the city in recent weeks, and investigators are still scrambling to catch the perpetrator.


METALS-Shanghai copper falls to 6-month low as shorts increase

(adds broker comment, updates prices) BEIJING, March 21 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper prices fell for a fourth day on Wednesday, touching their lowest in almost six months amid fears of a trade war as investors waited for news on a U.S. interest rate hike. Short positions on the most traded May copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) have risen above 100,000 lots this week and exceed long positions by more than 16,000 lots, ShFE data show. Markets are waiting to take


PRECIOUS-Gold edges up as dollar dips, investors await rate hike outlook

March 21 (Reuters) - Gold prices inched up on Wednesday as the dollar crept lower, while investors awaited the conclusion of U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day meet for clues on faster monetary tightening, expecting the first rate increase of the year later in the day. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,311.72 per ounce, as of 0118 GMT. Prices hit a nearly three-week low in the previous session at $1,306.91. * U.S. gold futures for April delivery

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Editorial: Trump’s Bluster on the Opioid Epidemic

In a speech this week, the president laid out a plan to address the crisis that was at turns thin on details and alarming in content.

Trump isn't only Republican to buy from Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica, the data company Donald Trump's campaign hired during the 2016 presidential election, has been under a magnifying glass this week after a whistleblower claimed that the firm misused the personal data of about 50 million Facebook users.

Judge blocks earliest abortion ban in the nation

Just one day after Mississippi's governor signed a law banning abortions after 15 weeks, a federal judge issued an order temporarily blocking it.


Fatal U.S. self-driving auto accident raises novel legal questions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona this week could offer a test of who can be held legally responsible for accidents when a human is no longer at the wheel, legal experts said.


Judge blocks Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks in a ruling handed down one day after the state's governor signed the measure.

GOP senator blocks top spy lawyer's confirmation

Last week, quietly and without fanfare, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley blocked President Donald Trump's nominee to be the intelligence community's top lawyer, the General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Jason Klitenic.

In March for Our Lives, don't forget Trayvon Martin

Students of all ages last week joined their courageous and eloquent peers from Parkland, Florida in protest. They are showing us that the damage from school shootings is not only the tragic loss of young lives, but also the pervasive fear that exists in modern American schools, where "active shooter" drills embed terror the way that "duck and cover" once did.


United Airlines pauses cargo-hold pet transport after missteps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines is halting the shipment of pets in airplane cargo holds while it studies improvements, the carrier said on Tuesday, after the death of a puppy and mistakes in handling other dogs last week sparked negative publicity.

This is how lawmakers plan to end the opioid crisis

Fresh on the heels of President Donald Trump's plan to tackle the opioid crisis, House lawmakers this week plan to introduce more than two dozen bills aimed at ending the epidemic, ranging from better access to treatment programs to exploring opioid alternatives for pain.


Pratt & Whitney to deliver spare A320neo engines soon to India's IndiGo: source

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pratt & Whitney will soon begin deliveries of spare engines to India's IndiGo airlines, which was forced to ground eight of its Airbus A320neo aircraft last week after engine problems, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Op-Ed Contributor: Forgotten and Suffering in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico six months ago this week. We’re still struggling to rebuild.


Islamic State takes Damascus area after rebels pull out: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters holding a small district in Damascus have gained some ground after driving out Syrian army units that moved into a neighboring area that rebels abandoned last week, a war monitor said.


Motor racing: Battling Bottas looks for a step up Down Under

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas knows he needs to step up his game from last season if he is to have any chance of keeping his place at Mercedes and has targeted a top-two finish at this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.


Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom asks for Obama to appear in NZ damages case

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom said on Tuesday he has filed an application for former U.S. President Barack Obama to appear in court in relation to a damages claim over his defunct Megaupload streaming website while Obama visits New Zealand this week.


METALS--LME copper slips for fourth day ahead of Fed meeting

(Adds analyst comment, updates prices) BEIJING, March 20 (Reuters) - London Metal Exchange (LME) copper prices fell for a fourth session on Tuesday, tracking a fall in equities as investors trimmed positions ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting starting later in the day. The Fed is widely expected to raise interest rates for the United States this week for the sixth time since December 2015 at the two-day policy meeting, the first under new Chairman Jerome Powell. "The risk-off t


Mississippi Bans Abortions After 15 Weeks; Opponents Swiftly Sue

“We are saving more of the unborn than any state,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. Abortion rights advocates called the bill clearly unconstitutional.

US student found dead in Bermuda

Authorities in Bermuda have confirmed the death of a 19-year-old American student who went missing over the weekend.

The special counsel's team gives Trump's lawyers more details on what they want to talk to the President about

As President Donald Trump's reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller grows more irate by the day, attorneys on both sides sat down last week in a rare face-to-face discussion about the topics investigators could inquire of the President. It was the first in-person meeting after several weeks of informal discussions between the two sides, according to two sources familiar with the talks.


UPDATE 1-Kroger's Fred Meyer plans to phase out firearms business

March 19 (Reuters) - Kroger Co's superstore chain Fred Meyer said it would exit its firearms business, two weeks after deciding to stop selling guns and ammunition to those under the age of 21.


Privacy issues emerge as major business risk for Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO/ FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook faces substantial business risks from new European Union privacy rules set to take effect in May, a looming reality that came into stark relief over the weekend with revelations that a controversial political consulting firm had improperly obtained personal data on 50 million Facebook users.


Puerto Rico power utility hacked but customer data not at risk

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's bankrupt power utility, PREPA, said on Monday it had been hacked over the weekend, but customer information was not compromised.


New York Subway’s On-Time Performance Hits New Low

Only 58.1 percent of weekday trains arrived on time in January, down from 64.1 percent a year earlier, according to a new report.


Motor racing: Hamilton on top, but concern at grassroots level

BANBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain is on top of the world in Formula One, with Lewis Hamilton beginning his quest for a fifth championship in Australia this weekend, but there is concern at grassroots level.


Mississippi governor signs bill banning abortions after 15 weeks

(Reuters) - Mississippi's governor signed into law on Monday the most restrictive abortion measure in the United States, which abortion rights advocates have vowed to contest in court as unconstitutional.

Mississippi signs into law the earliest abortion ban in US

With a swipe of a pen Monday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law a bill that prevents women from getting abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. His state, effective immediately, now holds the distinction of having the earliest abortion ban in the nation.


Kroger's Fred Meyer plans to phase out firearms business

(Reuters) - Kroger Co's Fred Meyer said it would exit its firearms business, two weeks after deciding to stop selling guns and ammunition to buyers under the age of 21.


Wall Street drops as regulation worry sinks tech shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Monday, with the S&P and Nasdaq suffering their worst day in just over five weeks, as concerns over increased regulation for large tech companies was spearheaded by a plunge in Facebook shares.

Opinion: A weekend of issues in the Trump presidency

We were lulled into submission early Friday night. All week President Donald Trump had raised the possibility there would be major personnel changes in the White House: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had already been fired by tweet earlier in the week, but the rumors -- egged on by Trump himself -- were swirling that there would be other "You're Fireds."


Judge weighs what evidence U.S. can use to block AT&T, Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc sought to persuade a judge on Monday to throw out evidence the government seeks to use in a trial that begins this week to show that the company's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc would harm consumers and competitors.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stocks sink in worst slide since November; eyes on Fed meeting

NEW YORK, March 19, 2018 - U.S. stocks joined a broad decline in global equity markets on Monday as traders turned cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week and amid continuing concerns about the threat of a global trade war.