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Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory: nuclear chief

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:51am
Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic's nuclear work.

Myanmar police focused interrogation on Rohingya story: Reuters journalist

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:12am
A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centered on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining.

Alabama Republican who once spurned Trump appears headed for runoff win

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:52am
U.S. Representative Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, appeared headed for a decisive victory on Tuesday in a runoff election against a former Democrat-turned-Trump supporter.

Majority of Americans think Trump mishandling Russia: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 7:38pm
More than half of Americans disapprove of the way U.S. President Donald Trump is handling relations with Russia, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after his controversial summit and joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump, seeking to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 7:23pm
U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.

U.S. pays Trump's Scotland golf resort $77,000 ahead of visit

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 6:38pm
The U.S. government paid more than $77,000 to President Trump's Scottish golf resort ahead of his stay there last weekend, according to federal spending records, indicating that Trump's official visit to Europe likely generated revenue for his business empire.

Las Vegas hotel seeks immunity from lawsuits by shooting victims

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 6:13pm
The owners of Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas hotel from which a gunman launched the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, have filed countersuits against victims seeking immunity from damage claims they might bring.

Hawaii tour boats return to volcano zone after 'lava bomb'

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 6:00pm
Tour boats offering a close-up look at lava pouring from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean returned to the waters off the Big Island on Tuesday under new safety rules, a day after 23 passengers were injured by ash and molten rock.

Trade war puts the hoof into U.S. pig part exports to China

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:45pm
Before the U.S.-China trade war, American pig processors exported nine out of every 10 pigs' feet and heads they shipped overseas to China and Hong Kong - for prices higher than they would fetch anywhere else.

Netflix shares take hit as subscriber slip hints at 'lumpy' road ahead

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:22pm
Shares of Netflix Inc headed for their worst day in two years on Tuesday, falling as much as 14 percent after reporting a surprise shortfall in new subscribers in a quarter marked by the lack of a blockbuster new show and World Cup soccer.

Judge denies motion by Trump ex-campaign chief to move Virginia trial

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:21pm
A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday denied a motion by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to move a trial set to start next week from the Washington suburb of Alexandria to the city of Roanoke, Virginia.

Exclusive: Trump's defense chief open to first talks with Russian counterpart - sources

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:56pm
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is open to the possibility of the first talks since 2015 between the defense chiefs of the United States and Russia, a move that would deepen communication between Washington and Moscow, U.S. officials said.

Separated immigrants win deportation reprieves from two U.S. judges

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:52pm
Lawyers for immigrant families separated by the U.S. government at the border with Mexico said a federal judge's order barring rapid deportations until at least next Tuesday would give their clients breathing room as they decided their next steps.

Trump tries to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:36pm
U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.

Rebuking Trump's embrace of Putin, U.S. lawmakers look to punish Russia

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:34pm
U.S. President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russia accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and some U.S. lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for U.S. intelligence agencies.

U.S. grand jury indicts woman on charges of being Russian agent

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:28pm
A U.S. grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Russian woman on charges of acting as an agent of the Russian government, the Justice Department said.

Woman survives seven days on spring water after California cliff crash

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 3:53pm
This July 14 story was corrected to reflect California Highway Patrol retraction of statement that Hernandez said she drank engine radiator water. CHP says Hernandez used a radiator hose to drink water from a spring.

Fed's Powell: Years of strong jobs, low inflation still ahead

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 3:49pm
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday he sees the United States on track for years more of steady growth, but was challenged in a congressional hearing by senators worried the Trump administration's trade policies were already damaging businesses in their districts.

Trump, House Republicans discuss further tax cuts at White House

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 3:45pm
President Donald Trump and Republican U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday discussed another possible round of deficit-financed tax cuts, highlighting an initiative seen by some tax experts as an election-year effort with little chance of becoming law.

Dollar firms after Fed chair's upbeat remarks, global stocks gain

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 3:36pm
The U.S. dollar rose on Tuesday against a basket of major currencies following an upbeat economic assessment from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, while world stocks climbed as a heavy week of corporate earnings also kicked into gear.