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Tesla trims up to $14,000 off Model X in China after tariff cuts

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 5:51am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has slashed up to $14,000 off its Model X in China after Beijing announced major tariff cuts for imported automobiles, a potential sales boost for the U.S. firm as the world's largest auto market pivots towards electric cars.

Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 5:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled a national movement by some student survivors, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday.

Iran slams U.S. sanctions push, Syria rejects idea of Iranian withdrawal

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 5:04am
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran on Wednesday kept up a drumbeat of opposition to U.S. demands for sweeping change in its foreign policy and nuclear program, and Tehran's ally Damascus dismissed out of hand a U.S. call for a withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria.

Ex-Trump campaign chief seeks to suppress evidence seized by FBI

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 5:02am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is set to ask a federal judge on Wednesday to suppress evidence seized by FBI agents working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, saying they violated the U.S. Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.

Iranian officials split over response to U.S. demands

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:35am
ANKARA (Reuters) - For all of Iran's fierce verbal response to fresh U.S. threats of tougher sanctions, some senior officials in Tehran believe the door to diplomacy should stay open.

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:29am
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.

University of Southern California torn by scandal surrounding gynecologist

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:03am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two-hundred faculty members of the University of Southern California on Tuesday called for the USC's top official to resign over the school's handling of complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist sexually abused his patients during pelvic exams.

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85: media reports

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:16pm
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.

Black candidate makes history as women advance in U.S. midterms

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:39pm
(Reuters) - Democratic voters rallied on Tuesday for the chance to make history in November by selecting a ticket filled with female candidates, including a bid to elect the first African-American female governor in the United States.

African-American Abrams leads charge as women advance in U.S. midterms

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 9:16pm
(Reuters) - Democratic voters in Georgia nominated a candidate on Tuesday who could make history as the first African-American female governor in the United States.

Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 7:48pm
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times.

Venezuela expels U.S. envoys in response to sanctions

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 7:19pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of two top U.S. diplomats in Caracas in retaliation for a new round of sanctions over Venezuela's widely-condemned election, accusing them of a 'conspiracy' that was denied by the State Department.

Republicans, no Democrats, invited to see documents on U.S. election probe

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican lawmakers, and no Democrats, are expected to attend a meeting scheduled for Thursday to review classified information relating to U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion the FBI might have used an informant to gather information on his 2016 election campaign, the White House said on Tuesday.

Small banks trump Wall Street on Dodd Frank rewrite

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs , Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase , will not be breaking out the champagne.

Trump floats management changes instead of sanctions for China's ZTE

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 5:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday floated a plan to fine ZTE Corp and shake up its management as his administration considered rolling back more severe penalties that have crippled the Chinese telecommunications company.

U.S. court backs transgender student at center of bathroom dispute

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that federal law protects a transgender student who fought all the way to the Supreme Court for the right to use a bathroom at a high school in Virginia that corresponded with his gender identity.

Lava flow torches warehouse at Hawaii geothermal plant

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 5:02pm
HONOLULU (Reuters) - A new lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano edged towards a geothermal power plant on Tuesday after destroying a warehouse at the facility, after the volcano entered a more violent phase at the weekend.

Workers hit McDonald's with new sexual harassment claims

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:42pm
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ten women who work at McDonald's restaurants in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and six other cities have filed sexual harassment complaints in the past few days with the federal government against the company and its franchisees, which they said ignored or retaliated against them for such complaints.

Facebook face-off: EU gets little news from Zuckerberg

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:27pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through a grilling from EU lawmakers about the social network's data policies as lengthy questions left the 34-year-old American little time to answer.

U.S. households, businesses see good times ahead: Fed

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Households are feeling more stable, small businesses are making money and many expect to expand and hire in the coming year, signs of continued optimism in two key parts of the economy, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday in a pair of annual surveys.