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Tyson puts Kansas plant on hold, to build facility in Tennessee

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:51am
(Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc said it was putting on hold plans to build a chicken production plant in Kansas following opposition from local residents and the No. 1 U.S. meat processor said it would build a new $300 million facility in Tennessee.

U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about two-thirds today.

Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route in win for Trump

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:08am
LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators voted on Monday to approve a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that U.S. President Donald Trump wants built.

Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', government says

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:01am
ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. court case against a wealthy Turkish gold trader is a "clear plot against Turkey" that lacks any legal basis, Ankara's government spokesman said on Monday, ratcheting up rhetoric ahead of a trial that has strained diplomatic relations.

Nebraska to decide fate of controversial Keystone XL pipeline

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:02am
LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators will announce their decision on Monday on whether to approve TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, the last big hurdle for the long-delayed project.

Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:10am
(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s, died on Sunday, prison officials said. He was 83.

Murderous cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83: officials

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:12am
(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the U.S. cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers in the late 1960s, has died, according to prison officials. He was 83.

Pennsylvania police in manhunt for suspect in killing of officer

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 9:11pm
(Reuters) - Authorities were searching on Sunday for a gunman who killed a Pennsylvania police officer during a traffic stop, and raised the reward to $43,500 while asking for tips in the case.

Former New York state official sued over alleged sex harassment

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 6:25pm
(Reuters) - A former New York state employee has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was sexually harassed by a onetime political appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo, part of a wave of such accusations leveled in recent weeks against public figures.

New Orleans's first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:51pm
(Reuters) - A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman.

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail in China

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday he should have left in jail the three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in their release.

Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill: aide

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:48am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday.

White House OK with removing Obamacare mandate repeal from Senate tax bill

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 9:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not object to removing a provision in a Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate if it "becomes an impediment," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:05am
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism.

U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 5:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.

U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order: CBS

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander was quoted as saying on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.

U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. Navy

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:07am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said.

Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 8:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold until he can "review all conservation facts."

Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.

Florida men found guilty of illegally transferring money from Venezuela

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were convicted of illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts.