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Boehner: Trump has been 'complete disaster'

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's time in office has been a "complete disaster" aside from foreign affairs, fellow Republican and former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said at an energy conference. The former Ohio congressman said he has been friends with Trump for 15 years but never thought he would occupy the White House.

Reuters: Jared Kushner Had Undisclosed Contact With Russian Envoy, Say Sources

By Ned Parker and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. Show More Summary

Storage of nuclear waste poses threat to U.S., scientists warn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The reluctance of U.S. federal regulators to require operators of nuclear reactors to spend $5 billion to enhance the security of spent fuel rods stored underground threatens the country with a potential catastrophe, scientists warned on Friday.

Exclusive: Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Trump's bid to open U.S. monuments to development draws calls for protection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's call for an opening of U.S. national monuments to economic development has drawn 107,00 comments from the public, with many expressing hope that sites like Utah's Bears Ears can maintain their protected status.

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: media reports

6 hours agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

(Corrects Comey firing to May 9 in fifth paragraph.) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the FBI in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday. Show More Summary

U.S. to carry out first ICBM intercept test as North Korea nuclear weapons threat rises

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - The United States will test an existing missile defense system to try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) next week, U.S. officials said on Friday, at a time when North Korea is trying to develop one. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an intercept of a U.S. military surveillance plane near Hong Kong on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Fingers crossed! Washington zoo hopes to get panda pregnant again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zoo officials in Washington hope they can get lucky again with female giant panda Mei Xiang.

Jared Kushner is a subject of the FBI investigation, as confirmed by everyone in creation

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

As NBC News has confirmed … that is, CNN has confirmed … and the Washington Post, and the BBC, and Reuters,  and USA Today, and le Monde, and the Sheboygan Press confirm, Jared Kushner is now a focus of the Trump–Russia investigation. Jared...Show More Summary

Three top Islamic State militants killed in Iraq, Syria: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three senior Islamic State military leaders and planners were killed in coalition attacks in Iraq and Syria over the past two months, the coalition fighting the militants said in a statement released by the Pentagon on Friday.

American service member dies in northern Syria: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died after being hurt when a vehicle rolled over in northern Syria, the U.S. military said on Friday.

Congress ends effort to kill limits on debit card fees

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By Pete Schroeder Washington (Reuters) - Banks were regrouping on Thursday, a day after being handed a large defeat in the U.S. House, where Republicans sided with retailers in agreeing to preserve limits on debit card fees. The financial industry insisted it was not done fighting to remove limits on the fees. Show More Summary

U.S. EPA moves to postpone steam electric power plant effluent rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it proposed a rule on Thursday to postpone compliance dates for effluent guidelines for steam electric power plants published in November 2015.

Russians discussed how to influence Trump via aides: NYT

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Russian intelligence and political officials discussed how to influence Donald Trump through his advisers according to information gathered by American spies last summer, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, Citing three current and former U.S. Show More Summary

Turkish Foreign Ministry rejects U.S. resolution condemning street brawl in Washington

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington.

U.S. military acknowledges over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military investigation on Thursday acknowledged that more than 100 civilians were killed in a U.S. air strike on a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March during operations against Islamic State militants.

U.S. Freedom of Navigation Drill Designed to Reject China’s Claim Around Artificial Island

By Idrees Ali and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. warship carried out a “maneuvering drill” when it sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, to show it was not entitled to a territorial sea around it, U.S. Show More Summary

Report: Joe Lieberman withdraws from consideration to be FBI director

WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration to be the next director of the FBI, citing the potential for an appearance of a conflict of interest, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

In First Under Trump, U.S. Warship Challenges Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. Show More Summary

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