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Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being shoved aside

Political News - 39 min 42 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal agency who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being removed from his post by Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House.

Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being shoved aside

Top U.S. News - 39 min 42 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal agency who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being removed from his post by Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House.

U.S. judge denies Manafort's request to modify his bail terms

Political News - 1 hour 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lost a bid on Thursday to modify the terms of his bail, after a federal judge said his proposal to pledge certain properties as collateral was "unsatisfactory."

U.S. judge denies Manafort's request to modify his bail terms

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lost a bid on Thursday to modify the terms of his bail, after a federal judge said his proposal to pledge certain properties as collateral was "unsatisfactory."

Hamilton sees rivalry with Vettel hotting up

Top Sports News - 1 hour 35 min ago
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton expects his Formula One rivalry with Sebastian Vettel to become even more intense this season and says he is prepared for anything the Ferrari driver throws at him.

U.S. charges more than 250 in elder fraud scam crackdown

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 250 people were charged in a major U.S. crackdown on elder fraud scams that victimized over 1 million people and led to $500 million in losses, the Justice Department announced on Thursday.

Idris Elba brings 'Yardie' to Berlin International Film Festival

Top Entertainment News - 1 hour 53 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - A film depicting the Jamaican community in London in the 1980s is a reminder of Britain's multicultural complexity, British actor Idris Elba said presenting "Yardie", his directorial debut, at the Berlin Film Festival.

Florida doctor linked to New Jersey senator sentenced in fraud case

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 57 min ago
(Reuters) - A Florida eye doctor linked by prosecutors to New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez in an unsuccessful bribery case against him was sentenced on Thursday to 17 years in prison after an unrelated Medicare fraud conviction, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Billy Graham to lie in honor at Capitol: House speaker

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The body of evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honor under the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week as Congress pays tribute to a clergyman who counseled presidents and preached the Gospel to millions worldwide, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.

Trump emphasizes arming teachers as response to school shootings

Political News - 2 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday emphasized that he wants to see trained teachers able to carry concealed guns to ward off potential school shooters, and said he has recently spoken with the National Rifle Association about his ideas.

Trump emphasizes arming teachers as response to school shootings

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday emphasized that he wants to see trained teachers able to carry concealed guns to ward off potential school shooters, and said he has recently spoken with the National Rifle Association about his ideas.

Pence rallies conservatives with call to fight hard at 2018 elections

Political News - 2 hours 37 min ago
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence rallied thousands of conservative activists on Thursday to fight back against a Democratic drive to take over the U.S. Congress in 2018 elections, calling a Republican victory at the midterm votes crucial to advancing President Donald Trump's agenda.

Pence rallies conservatives with call to fight hard at 2018 elections

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 37 min ago
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence rallied thousands of conservative activists on Thursday to fight back against a Democratic drive to take over the U.S. Congress in 2018 elections, calling a Republican victory at the midterm votes crucial to advancing President Donald Trump's agenda.

NRA chief slams anti-gun "elites" after Florida school massacre

Political News - 2 hours 42 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to erode the country's constitutionally guaranteed gun rights.

NRA chief slams anti-gun "elites" after Florida school massacre

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 42 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to erode the country's constitutionally guaranteed gun rights.

Pentagon to provide recommendation on transgender individuals to Trump this week

Political News - 2 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will provide his recommendation to President Donald Trump on transgender individuals and military service sometime this week, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Pentagon to provide recommendation on transgender individuals to Trump this week

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will provide his recommendation to President Donald Trump on transgender individuals and military service sometime this week, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Takata agrees to settle U.S. probe by 44 state AGs over deadly air bags

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 55 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Takata Corp's U.S. unit agreed Thursday to settle a probe by 44 state attorneys general into claims it concealed a deadly safety defect with air bag inflators.

BMW settles U.S. claims it refused lease refunds to military personnel

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 59 min ago
(Reuters) - BMW AG agreed to pay more than $2.2 million to settle U.S. government claims that it failed to provide required refunds to 492 military personnel who lawfully terminated their vehicle leases because they were called to duty.

Lawsuit says race motivated Trump to end immigrant protections

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 10 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A group of Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming that the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to terminate the protections that allowed them to remain in the country was racially motivated.

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