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Trump, Democrats spar over whether tax plan will help middle class

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Middle-class Americans' incomes would eventually rise more than $4,000 if corporate tax cuts were enacted, the Trump administration said in an analysis released on Monday to counter Democratic criticisms that its tax proposals overwhelmingly benefit the rich.

Search goes on for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:19am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The search continued for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late Sunday, sending six others to hospital with injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl to enter plea in desertion case

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:23am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, accused of endangering the fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, is scheduled to enter a plea in his case on Monday.

Firefighters gaining edge in California wildfires that have killed at least 40

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:08am
SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 40 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing.

White House pitches corporate tax cut as win for workers

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said in an analysis released on Monday that middle-class Americans would see incomes eventually rise more than $4,000 if President Donald Trump's corporate tax cuts were enacted, seeking to counter Democratic criticisms that its tax proposals overwhelmingly benefit the rich.

Six injured, one missing in Louisiana oil platform explosion

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:46pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - One worker is missing and six are injured after an oil production platform operated by a New Orleans company exploded and caught fire in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday, authorities said.

Oil rig explosion in Louisiana injures several: media

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 9:56pm
(Reuters) - An oil rig exploded in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday and at least six people were injured, authorities told local media.

Oil rig explosion in Louisiana leaves several injured: local media

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 9:16pm
(Reuters) - An oil rig explosion in Louisiana late on Sunday injured several people, local media reported.

Firefighters gain edge in battle with deadly California blazes

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:24pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained ground on the deadliest wildfires in California history on Sunday as winds eased while searchers combed charred ruins for more victims of the blazes that have claimed at least 40 lives.

Easing winds give firefighters edge on deadly California conflagration

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:21pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained some ground on the deadliest wildfires in California history on Sunday as lower winds and more manpower gave an edge on blazes that have killed at least 40 people and turned whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country into ash.

Washington state boy, 13, accidentally shot dead by friend

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 4:21pm
(Reuters) - A 13-year-old boy in Washington state accidentally shot and killed his longtime friend while both boys were at a home with no adults present, authorities said on Sunday.

Breath of hope as firefighters battle dead California blazes

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 2:59pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country to ash.

Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 1:59pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California.

Breath of hope as firefighters battle deadly California blaze

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:41pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country to ash.

Forty dead, neighborhoods burned to ash in California fires

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 9:29am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Dry, warm gusts of wind are forecast for Sunday as firefighters continue to grapple with the deadliest blazes in California's history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced entire neighborhoods to ash.

Republican Senator Collins likely 'yes' vote to advance tax reform

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:36am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Susan Collins, who helped torpedo President Donald Trump's effort to repeal Obamacare, said on Sunday she was leaning towards a 'yes' vote on the Senate budget resolution to advance tax reform.

Afghan Taliban deny former hostage's claims of murder, rape

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 4:10am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012.

California 'horror' fires burn on, 40 dead in one week

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 1:02am
SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Authorities hope weaker winds will help more than 10,000 firefighters battle the deadliest blazes in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of structures in one of the state's worst natural disasters in years.

California 'horror' fires kill at least 40, deadliest in state history

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 9:03pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing.

California 'horror' fires kill at least 38, deadliest in state history

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:20pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 38, with hundreds of people still missing.

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