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Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller

Top Reuters News - 36 min 39 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not."

Bitcoin hits bigger stage as exchange giant CME launches futures

Top Reuters News - 37 min 32 sec ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, began trading bitcoin futures on Sunday, with the contract opening at what is currently its session high and dropping over 6 percent within the first half hour.

Power outage leads to partial shutdown of Atlanta airport

Top Reuters News - 43 min 12 sec ago
(Reuters) - Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday as a power outage left passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

U.N.'s Zeid toughens warning of 'genocide' in Myanmar

Top Reuters News - 1 hour 24 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a television interview to be shown on Monday.

Diminished winds help California battle historic wildfire

Top Reuters News - 2 hours 56 min ago
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Calming winds on Sunday helped slow the spread of a California wildfire that already ranks as the third largest in state history, having scorched 269,000 acres (109,000 hectares) along the scenic Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles.

Aconex receives $1.19 billion takeover offer from Oracle Corp

Top Reuters News - 3 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters) - Aconex Ltd said on Monday it had received a A$1.56 billion ($1.19 billion), or A$7.80 in cash per share, buyout offer from U.S. software major Oracle Corp .

Flights delayed at Atlanta airport after power outage

Top Reuters News - 3 hours 42 min ago
(Reuters) - Flights were delayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday after a partial power outage, leaving passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in dimly lit terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

M&T Bank's CEO Robert Wilmers dies: bank

Top Reuters News - 3 hours 56 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - M&T Bank's chairman and chief executive officer, Robert Wilmers, died on Saturday night at home after nearly 35 years leading the Buffalo, New York-based company, the bank said on Sunday.

U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

Top Reuters News - 4 hours 39 sec ago
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries.

Sen. John McCain won't vote on Republican tax bill: report

MarketWatch Market Pulse - 4 hours 8 min ago

Republican Sen. John McCain will return home to Arizona and miss his party's final tax bill vote expected this week, CBS News reported on Sunday. The House is expected to take up the bill on Tuesday. Republicans likely have the votes they need for passage after two holdouts, Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Marco Rubio of Florida, pledged their support last week. McCain was hospitalized recently due to side effects from his chemotherapy treatments. Read the full story: Here’s what’s in the Republican tax deal

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Humana in talks to buy Kindred Healthcare with equity firms: source

Top Reuters News - 4 hours 10 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc is in advanced talks to acquire acute care provider Kindred Healthcare Inc in partnership with private equity firms Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and TPG, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Republicans confident tax bill to become law this week

Top Reuters News - 4 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans said on Sunday they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end.

Power outage at Atlanta's international airport grounds flights

MarketWatch Market Pulse - 4 hours 51 min ago

A major power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world's busiest airports, was grounding flights Sunday afternoon and leaving passengers stranded. The outage was affecting several areas of the airport, Atlanta Airport said in a statement on Twitter. Georgia Power officials said they were aware of the problem and working on a solution, according to media reports. The outage was first reported at 1:15 p.m. Eastern. Passengers can check the FAA website for updates.

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U.N. to vote Monday on call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

Top Reuters News - 6 hours 53 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a draft resolution that would insist decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded, diplomats said on Sunday, after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 million in opening weekend

Top Reuters News - 8 hours 24 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

Republicans confident tax bill will become law this week

Top Reuters News - 8 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans said they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end.

Explainer: Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists

Top Reuters News - 8 hours 46 min ago
(Reuters) - Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journalists "at any time".

Senator-elect Jones not joining calls for Trump resignation

Top Reuters News - 9 hours 42 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones, who scored an upset victory last week in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, said on Sunday he did not believe President Donald Trump needed to resign over sexual misconduct allegations against him.

U.S. employers say CVS-Aetna deal would affect health-benefits decisions: survey

Top Reuters News - 10 hours 8 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Corp’s proposed purchase of Aetna Inc will affect decision-making by a majority of large and mid-size U.S. corporations on employee health benefits, a survey by benefits consultant Aon Plc found.

Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta before Christmas, killing nine

Top Reuters News - 10 hours 21 min ago
QUETTA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country.

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