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Investors yawn at latest U.S. government shutdown squabble

Political News - 38 min ago
(Reuters) - Investors have shrugged off the latest threat of a federal government shutdown, saying they are not worried about a major pullback in shares even if U.S. lawmakers fail to strike a deal.

Commuters in U.S. South cope with ice after deadly storm

Top U.S. News - 45 min 54 sec ago
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the U.S. South grappled with frigid temperatures and slick driving conditions on Thursday after a storm dumped heavy snow across the region, whipped up winds that snapped power lines and led to the deaths of at least nine people.

U.S. marshal killed in Pennsylvania while serving warrant to suspect

Top U.S. News - 59 min 47 sec ago
HARRISBURG, P.A. (Reuters) - A U.S. deputy marshal was shot and killed in Pennsylvania's capital city and at least two other officers were wounded while attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a suspect who was also hit by return gunfire, authorities said on Thursday.

U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

Political News - 1 hour 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump.

U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump.

Senate environment panel chief backs probe into uranium imports

Political News - 1 hour 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chair of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee said on Thursday he wants the Commerce Department to investigate the impacts of uranium imports from Russia and central Asia on national security, backing a request from two U.S. uranium mining firms who filed the petition.

Parents of captive California siblings to appear in court

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 12 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in the family's squalid suburban home will appear in court on Thursday to face charges of torture and child endangerment charges.

Trump flies to Pennsylvania to help Republican in special election

Political News - 1 hour 13 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a critical loss for Republicans in Alabama last month, President Donald Trump is wading back into congressional politics on Thursday when he travels to western Pennsylvania to signal his backing for the party's candidate in a special election.

Texas 'tourniquet killer' set to be first U.S. inmate executed in 2018

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 22 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas was set on Thursday to put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims.

Trump says government 'could very well' shut down

Political News - 1 hour 22 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday the U.S. government "could very well" shut down and that would be very harmful to the military.

Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programming shift: sources

Top Entertainment News - 1 hour 28 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc , which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resources from independent films to more commercial projects, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

House committee votes to release Fusion GPS testimony in Russia probe

Political News - 1 hour 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee voted on Thursday to release to the public testimony from the founder of the Fusion GPS firm, which researched President Donald Trump's ties to Russia and produced a dossier denounced by the White House.

U.S. government creates health division for 'religious freedom'

Political News - 1 hour 45 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. government will create a division within its health agency that focuses on guaranteeing "conscience and religious freedom" for health workers who say their beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures.

U.S. government creates health division for 'religious freedom'

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 45 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. government will create a division within its health agency that focuses on guaranteeing "conscience and religious freedom" for health workers who say their beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures.

Fleetwood, Tanihara lead in Abu Dhabi as McIlroy returns

Top Sports News - 1 hour 56 min ago
(Reuters) - Defending champion Tommy Fleetwood and Japan's Hideto Tanihara took the first round lead at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday, while Rory McIlroy returned to competitive golf for the first time since October.

Trump muddles talks on government funding ahead of House vote on shutdown

Political News - 2 hours 39 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complicated Republican efforts on Thursday to reach agreement on a temporary extension of government funding to avert a shutdown, blasting a plan to entice Democrats by funding a children's health insurance program.

California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 38 min ago
(Reuters) - Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children.

Trump's ex-aide Bannon to appear again before House intelligence panel

Political News - 2 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon was expected to return on Thursday to testify before the House of Representatives' intelligence committee, two days after refusing to answer questions about his time with the Trump administration or the transition period leading to it.

Garcia shares Singapore Open lead after disrupted first day

Top Sports News - 2 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - Masters champion Sergio Garcia and American Kurt Kitayama both carded five-under-par 66 to share the lead after the first round of the Singapore Open on Thursday.

Wilander fears Rod Laver slot may inhibit Kyrgios vs. Tsonga

Top Sports News - 3 hours 41 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios must not let playing on Rod Laver Arena douse his natural fire when he plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the standout match of the Australian Open third round on Friday, according to former champion Mats Wilander.

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