United States

U.S. lets more healthcare workers prescribe opioid addiction treatment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday it had changed a regulation to allow more healthcare professionals to prescribe a medication used to treat opioid addiction, opening up access in rural America where there are

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Senate Democratic leader says border wall offer 'off the table'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he had withdrawn an offer to provide some funding for Republican President Donald Trump's desired border wall with Mexico because it had been part of a larger agreement tha

United States

U.S. attorney general orders probe of FBI agents' text messages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into missing text messages exchanged between two Federal Bureau of Investigation staffers who are accused of expressing views against President Donald Trump, the Justi

World

Trump to host state visit for France's Macron in April

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out the red carpet for French President Emmanuel Macron in late April when the White House hosts the first state visit of Trump's presidency, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

World

U.S. takes aim at Russia after suspected Syrian government gas attack

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons against its own people following a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel enclave, and he said Russia bore ultimate responsibil

Politics

Lawmakers scramble on immigration as government shutdown paused

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday sought a way forward on an immigration deal including protection for "Dreamer" immigrants and border security before federal funding runs out again next month.

Politics

Key Democrats urge social media companies to investigate Russia-linked accounts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. congressional Democrats urged social media companies on Tuesday to investigate reported actions by automated Russia-linked accounts, in connection with a Republican memorandum that was said to be critical of special coun

Politics

U.S. attorney general questioned in special counsel Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last week by the special counsel's office investigating potential collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the U.S. Justice Department said

Health

New York City sues drug companies over opioid epidemic

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City said on Tuesday it has sued several companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, seeking to hold them accountable for their role in what it called a deadly epidemic afflicting the city.

United States

Earthquake in Gulf of Alaska sparks brief California tsunami fears

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Alaska and parts of western Canada braced for a possible tsunami on Tuesday after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, sparking evacuations in coastal Alaska and a tsunami warning for California that was later lifted

Science

Eastern U.S. cougar declared extinct 80 years after last sighting

(Reuters) - Eastern cougars that once prowled North America from Michigan to South Carolina were officially declared extinct and removed from the U.S. endangered species list on Monday, eight decades after the last confirmed sighting of the wild feline pr

World

More asylum-seekers to leave remote Australian camps for U.S. resettlement: source

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Another 58 asylum-seekers held in an Australian-run detention center on Papua New Guinea (PNG) will leave on Tuesday for resettlement in the United States under a controversial refugee swap deal, a source familiar with the plan told Reu

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'Dreamers' disappointed that Congress deferred DACA deal

(Reuters) - Young "Dreamers" brought to the United States illegally as children were angry and disappointed on Monday after the U.S. Congress approved a temporary spending bill to end a three-day government shutdown without a deal to shore up their shaky

Business

U.S. business group lobbying surged as tax reform took shape: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lobbying by U.S. business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable surged in the last three months of 2017 as lawmakers negotiated and finalized legislation that deeply cut the taxes companies pay.

Technology

U.S. product lets investors triple bet on popular tech stocks

(Reuters) - Investors are getting a high-octane way to bet on or against the stock market's technology leaders.

Politics

In shutdown fight, Democrats' Schumer keeps eye on November

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In agreeing on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer had to make a tough decision to bridge a divide within his own party over immigration, an issue on which Americans are deeply

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Trump slaps steep U.S. tariffs on imported washers, solar panels

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump slapped steep tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels on Monday, giving a boost to Whirlpool Corp and dealing a setback to the renewable energy industry in the first of several p

United States

Top USA Gymnastics board members bow to resignation demands

(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday, bowing to demands for a shake-up at the sport's governing body after revelations that the long-time national team doctor sexually abused dozens of female athletes, some as young as 10 year

Politics

Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official re

Health

CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid o

Technology

Huawei, ZTE cut lobbying spending but find other ways to spread influence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese telecommunications equipment companies Huawei [HWT.UL] and ZTE, which face strong political headwinds in the United States, sharply cut lobbying expenditures last year, according to fourth-quarter spending disclosures.

Technology

Montana governor takes stand for state to honor 'net neutrality'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Montana will sign contracts only with internet service providers that honor "net neutrality" firms, Governor Steve Bullock said on Monday, the latest effort by a state to undermine a Federal Communications Commission order rolling b

Politics

Trump says to make immigration deal only if good for U.S.: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would make a deal on immigration only if he sees it as beneficial for the country.

Business

SEC is scrutinizing overnight blockchain companies: chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is scrutinizing public companies that change their name or business model in a bid to capitalize upon the hype surrounding blockchain technology, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said on Mon

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Body broker who sold diseased remains is convicted of fraud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains.

Business

What debt ceiling worries? Markets hum along

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Government shutdown? So yesterday. Debt ceiling? Yawn.

World

U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.

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