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Mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania to go on trial on corruption charges

59 min 40 sec ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - The mayor of Pennsylvania's third largest city, Allentown, is scheduled to appear at the start of his federal corruption trial on Monday, accused of soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for public contracts.

U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms

5 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will wake up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration.

FDA's tobacco stance faces test with Philip Morris iQOS device

5 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a decision expected to test the Trump administration's approach to tobacco regulation, U.S. health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc to sell its novel iQOS tobacco device and claim it is less harmful than cigarettes.

Government still shut down on Monday as Senate fails to clinch deal

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed to reach agreement late on Sunday to restore federal spending authority and deal with demands from Democrats that young "Dreamers" be protected from deportation.

U.S. government to remain closed on Monday as Senate still short of deal

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed to reach a deal late on Sunday on Democrats' demand for legislation protecting "Dreamers," young people brought to the country illegally as children.

Senate sets noon Monday vote after it is unable to reach deal to open government

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate scheduled a vote for Monday at noon (1700 GMT) on a stopgap spending measure, canceling a planned vote for Monday at 1 a.m. (0600 GMT), ensuring that the federal government will remain closed when the work week begins.

Senators race to end government shutdown before work week begins

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican and Democratic leaders met on Sunday amid a flurry of congressional negotiations aimed at breaking an impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by the start of the work week.

Major highway reopened as California mudslides toll climbs to 21

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 5:40pm
(Reuters) - California's iconic Highway 101 in Santa Barbara reopened on Sunday nearly two weeks after it was covered with 12 feet (3.7 meters) of debris from mudslides, and a day after the discovery of a missing woman's body pushed the death toll to 21.

Senate leaders meet in bid to end government shutdown

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 5:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate held talks on Sunday seeking to break an impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by the start of the work week.

Moderate senators cite progress in talks to end government shutdown

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moderate Republican and Democratic senators held talks on Sunday to break a political impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by the start of the work week.

In second day of shutdown, Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day.

In Women's March finale, Las Vegas rally kicks off voter drive

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:43pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered for the Women's March "Power to the Polls" rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, kicking off a national drive to register a million new voters as well as put more female candidates in office and stymie President Donald Trump's agenda.

Statue of Liberty to reopen; shutdown keeps other parks, monuments closed

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Statue of Liberty will reopen on Monday even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the work week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, vowing to use state funds to keep the landmark monument in operation.

Ice hockey: Johannson, U.S. Olympic team general manager, dies at 53

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 1:49pm
(Reuters) - Jim Johannson, the general manager of the 2018 U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team and a two-time Olympian, has died, USA Hockey said on Sunday. He was 53.

Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight as shutdown enters second day

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day.

Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:17am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority for legislation to advance, but top Republicans immediately dismissed the idea.

New York governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty as shutdown enters Day 2

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:59am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the federal government shutdown entered its second day on Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to use state money to reopen the Statue of Liberty before Washington restores funding to operate the popular tourist destination.

Pence tells U.S. troops: no immigration talks until government reopens

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:02am
(Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday that the Trump administration would not reopen talks with Democratic lawmakers on "illegal immigration" until the U.S. government shutdown had concluded.

Trump: Senate should change rules if shutdown stalemate continues

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Trump said on Twitter Sunday that if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules - which currently require a super-majority for appropriations bills to pass.

U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:15pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said.

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