• Plane by plane, New York greets Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane

    Reuters News: NEW YORK (Reuters) – There were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be ringed with people coming from Puerto Rico on one-way tickets they never would have bought if not for the...
  • Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to...
  • Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', U.S.-backed militia says

    Reuters News: BEIRUT (Reuters) – Raqqa will be part of a decentralized federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its political future to Kurdish-led autonomy plans for northern Syria. A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces...
  • Former Dean Foods chairman gets two years for insider trading scheme

    Reuters News: NEW YORK (Reuters) – Thomas Davis, a former chairman of dairy processing company Dean Foods Co, was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to passing insider information to sports gambler William “Billy” Walters. Davis was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel...
  • With tears and song, China welcomes Xi as great, wise leader

    Reuters News: BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese officials on Thursday heaped praise on President Xi Jinping’s political ideology, unveiled a day earlier at a key Communist Party Congress, a sign that it could be enshrined in the party’s constitution and further cement his power. Some ruling Communist Party officials were...
  • Texas house fire kills mother, five children in 'horrific scene'

    Reuters News: (Reuters) – Five children and their mother were killed early on Wednesday when fire engulfed their rural Texas home about 100 miles east northeast of Houston, Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis said. Firefighters responded to an alarm shortly after midnight and discovered the bodies as they put...
  • Defiant Kurds shrug off risk of trade war after independence vote

    Reuters News: ZAKHO, Iraq (Reuters) – More than three weeks after Iraq’s Kurds voted for independence, it’s business as usual at the bustling Ibrahim Khalil border crossing with Turkey. Ankara has threatened to impose economic sanctions on Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region to deter moves towards independence, but hundreds of...
  • U.S. Justice Dept will review new law's impact on DEA powers: official

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Tuesday he was very concerned about a report that said new legislation has undermined the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to crack down on opioid dealers and said the Justice Department would review the law. “I‘m very...
  • U.S. Senator Menendez's corruption trial to proceed: judge

    Reuters News: NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) – The bribery case against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez survived a key test on Monday, as the federal judge overseeing his trial rejected a defense motion to throw out the most serious charges. U.S. District Judge William Walls in Newark, New Jersey, allowed the...