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Climate change helped fuel record heat in 2016: U.S. government report

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global warming helped fuel the hottest year on record in 2016, with greenhouse gas concentrations reaching a new high, a U.S. government report released on Thursday said.

Mexican official says migration, security at stake in NAFTA talks: report

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:24am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico could pull back on cooperation in migration and security matters if the United States walks away from talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Mexican economy minister said in a newspaper report published on Thursday.

U.S. judge deals blow to Texas’ ‘sanctuary city’ law

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:59am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Austin has rejected an effort by Texas to have a law that would punish so-called sanctuary cities be declared constitutional ahead of the measure taking effect next month.

U.S. producer prices record biggest drop in 11 months

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:19am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in July, recording their biggest drop in nearly a year and pointing to a further moderation in inflation that could delay a Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

Trump attacks Senate leader McConnell over healthcare failure

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 9:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked his own party's Senate leader for a second day running on Thursday, venting frustration over Republicans' dramatic failure to repeal and replace the Obamacare healthcare law on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

U.S. jobless claims rise; labor market still tightening

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 7:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market.

Microsoft Surface devices fail on reliability: Consumer Reports

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 7:08am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The breakage rate for Microsoft Corp’s Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers' laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said, adding that it was removing its "recommended" designation for Surface products.

China seethes on sidelines amid latest North Korea crisis

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 5:36am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Angered as the United States and its allies ignore Chinese calls to calm tensions over North Korea, and distracted by domestic concerns, China is largely sitting out the latest crisis with nuclear-armed Pyongyang.

Taylor Swift's mom testifies alleged groping 'shattered our trust'

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 5:05am
DENVER (Reuters) - Whether Taylor Swift wins or loses a federal court battle stemming from her allegation that she was groped by a Denver DJ, the incident in question has already made the singer less trustful of the public and less open to fans, her mother testified.

Exclusive: U.S. destroyer challenges China's claims in South China Sea

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" on Thursday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Islamic State still a threat as Mosul residents return to city in ruins

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:46am
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Abu Ghazi stood smoking a cigarette outside what used to be his home in Mosul's Old City, where only the sound of the footsteps of a few soldiers on patrol and twisted pieces of metal and fabric flapping in the wind disturb the eery silence.

Exclusive: Japan seeks Southeast Asia clout with chopper parts for Philippines military - sources

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:37am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's army will give thousands of helicopter parts to keep Philippine military choppers airborne, helping Tokyo gain clout with Manila in a contest with China to secure influence over the strategic South China Sea nation, four sources said.

Toshiba wins auditor sign-off, likely avoiding delisting for now

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:07pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp has secured its auditor's sign-off on its financial results, likely avoiding an immediate delisting, although its future hung in the balance with no progress in talks to sell its chips business.

Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:41pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women's basketball to a safari show and a parenting program.

Twenty-First Century Fox revenue misses, profit tops estimates

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:37pm
(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch-controlled Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's quarterly profit edged past analysts' estimates, but revenue fell just short of expectations, hurt by the lack of box office hits from its movie studio.

Canada to set up border camp as number of asylum seekers swells

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:01pm
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada has deployed soldiers to erect tents near the U.S. border to temporarily house hundreds of asylum seekers crossing from New York state, officials said on Wednesday, an influx of mostly Haitians prompted by fear of deportation by the U.S. government.

Exclusive: Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:34pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), seen by Reuters.

Amazon sued by transgender woman, husband for workplace harassment

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:14pm
(Reuters) - A transgender woman and her husband sued Inc on Wednesday, accusing the company of subjecting them to severe harassment and physical threats when they both worked at the retailer's warehouse in Kentucky.

Texas bill restricting insurance coverage for abortions nears approval

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 2:54pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas bill that would restrict insurance coverage for abortions was approved by the state's Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday, a move critics called cruel and damaging to women's health.

U.S. sanctions eight more Venezuelan officials, including Chavez brother

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 2:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on eight more Venezuelan officials, including the brother of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, to punish them for helping President Nicolas Maduro to create a new legislative superbody, U.S. officials said.