Month: June 2017

By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s administration has dropped plans for an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be transported on American ships after members of Congress protested, congressional and aid sources said on Friday. Reuters reported on Thursday that Trump was considering issuing an order that would
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By David Morgan | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Twenty moderate Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives warned on Friday that efforts to overhaul the federal tax code could be jeopardized by demands for including major spending cuts in a fiscal 2018 budget resolution. In a June 30 letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, lawmakers from the
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By Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation. Senate Republican leaders had set Friday as
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More residents were allowed to return home and officials reopened a major roadway on Friday in central Arizona as firefighters continued to battle a six-day-old wildfire that forced thousands to evacuate. The fire has damaged buildings, but there were no reported serious injuries, said Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire spokeswoman Tiffany Davila. The blaze,
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(Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 22 that may be offensive to some readers.) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB’s alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct knowledge of the
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Twice Olympic basketball champion and Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant on Friday lent his name to the Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Bryant, who won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012 to go with five NBA championship rings earned with the Lakers, joined the LA 2024 Board of Directors and
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Novak Djokovic sharpened his grasscourt game ahead of next week’s Wimbledon by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 on Friday to reach the Aegon International final on another rain-disrupted day at Eastbourne. The Serbian world number four saved three break points at 4-4 before breaking his opponent’s serve in the next game to claim the
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LONDON Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked three Members of Parliament from his leadership team who defied him by voting in favour of an amendment calling for Britain to stay in the EU’s single market, deepening rifts in his Labour party over Brexit. Labour lawmaker Chuka Umunna had proposed an amendment to the
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SANTIAGO Biodiesel made from microalgae could power buses and trucks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent, Chilean scientists said, possibly curbing pollution in contaminated cities like Santiago. Experts from the department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses at Chile’s Catholic University said they had grown enough algae to fragment it and
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NEW YORK, June 30 Actress Naomi Watts says her new television series “Gypsy” is part of a recent trend of productions with strong female characters. Watts, who is also an executive producer of “Gypsy,” plays a Manhattan therapist who dangerously inserts herself into the lives of her patients’ acquaintances and family. “Gypsy,” a 10-part series created and
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