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Justin Bieber cancels rest of 'Purpose' tour without explanation

2 hours 55 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Bieber on Monday canceled the remainder of his "Purpose" world tour citing "unforeseen circumstances" but gave no specific reasons.

U.S. judge allows Trump election commission to seek voting data

3 hours 12 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's commission investigating voter fraud may request voter roll data from U.S. states, a federal judge ruled on Monday, in a setback for groups that contend the effort could infringe on privacy rights.

Republicans in House push for Congressional Budget Office cuts

3 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking to add an amendment this week to spending legislation that would slash the number of staff at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Alphabet beats Wall Street estimates; revenue up 21 percent

3 hours 27 min ago
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc surpassed expectations for quarterly revenue and earnings on Monday, reporting higher advertising sales across its platforms and trying to move past a record $2.7 billion European Union fine by taking the entire charge at once.

Congressman proposes ban on Trump hotels use by U.S. government

3 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed legislation on Monday to bar the U.S. government from renting rooms at President Donald Trump's hotels for official business.

Medicaid, pension costs create budget complications for U.S. states: report

4 hours 35 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sluggish forecast for U.S. economic growth as well as an increase in U.S. states' Medicaid and pension contribution costs is creating a budgetary squeeze in many state capitols, according to a research report issued by S&P Global Ratings on Monday.

EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms

5 hours 50 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient.

U.N. warns of escalation if no Jerusalem mosque solution by Friday

5 hours 52 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Monday that a solution was needed by Friday to the Jerusalem mosque crisis, which he said threatens to have "potential catastrophic costs well beyond the walls of the Old City."

Polish president halts justice reforms after days of protests

5 hours 57 min ago
WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly announced on Monday he would veto two of three judicial reform bills passed by parliament that have triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts.

Massachusetts cannot hold immigrants so U.S. can detain them: state top court

6 hours 7 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts police do not have the authority to detain illegal immigrants solely to buy time for federal law enforcement officials to take them into custody, the state's top court ruled on Monday.

Organic ranchers eye Amazon distribution ahead of Whole Foods deal

6 hours 14 min ago
(Reuters) - Inc plans to meet on Wednesday with a dozen U.S. ranchers, seeking to expand distribution of organic and grass-fed meats as it takes over Whole Foods Market Inc, according to the meeting's organizer.

Chainsaw attacker targets insurer in Swiss rampage, still on run

6 hours 31 min ago
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - A chainsaw-wielding loner who mostly lived in the woods stormed into an insurance office in a Swiss town on Monday, wounding two members of staff and three other people before fleeing, police said.

Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials

9 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea over the weekend, with one coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

What's the issue with metal detectors in Jerusalem?

12 hours 57 min ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - For 10 days, Jerusalem has been in the grip of the worst bloodshed for years over Israel's decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the Old City's holy compound.

Erdogan gambling with centuries-old ties to Germany: Schaeuble

13 hours 53 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is putting at risk vital and long-established relations with Germany, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in an interview published on Monday.

Republicans' push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

14 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers will decide whether to move forward and vote on a bill whose details and prospects are uncertain.

Israel cites immunity for guard in deadly Amman embassy shooting

15 hours 24 min ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who attacked him with a screwdriver at Israel's embassy compound in Amman and a second Jordanian also died, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Arrested driver of truck that held nine bodies due in court in Texas

16 hours 25 min ago
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The driver of a truck in which at least nine men were found dead alongside dozens suffering in sweltering conditions in San Antonio, Texas was expected to appear in court on Monday, over what authorities called a case of ruthless human trafficking.

Death toll in Kabul suicide blast rises to 35: Afghan official

17 hours 52 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide car bomb blast in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday rose by more than 10 to at least 35, according to a senior government official.

California crews hold wildfire in check, let more residents go home

18 hours 50 min ago
(Reuters) - California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to fully contain the blaze.