U.S. House panel to cast impeachment vote on Trump on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House committee is scheduled to vote on charges against President Donald Trump on Friday, setting up a likely showdown by the full House of Representatives next week that could make Trump the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. The House Judiciary Committee had been expected to cast its […]

Polar vortex, Midwest floods, California fires: The U.S.’s wild 2019 weather

CHICAGO (Reuters) – From a brutal polar vortex that froze much of the Midwest and East Coast in January to Hurricane Dorian that killed dozens in the Bahamas in September, Mother Nature dealt Americans a wild and deadly weather year in 2019. FILE PHOTO: A destroyed house is seen in the wake of Hurricane Dorian […]

Democratic candidate Warren reveals details of past legal work, showing $2 million in compensation since 1980s

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren released information on Sunday about her past legal work, showing nearly $2 million in compensation from dozens of clients over the decades, as a dispute intensified with her rival Pete Buttigieg over transparency. Warren, a leading candidate among the 15 Democrats vying for the party’s nomination to […]

PG&E says reached $13.5 billion agreement with wildfire victims

FILE PHOTO: PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – Bankrupt California power producer PG&E Corp said on Friday it had reached a $13.5 billion agreement to resolve individual claims relating to the 2017 and 2018 wildfires and the […]

Gunman shoots three at U.S. military base in Hawaii, takes own life

(Reuters) – A gunman opened fire at the historic military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Wednesday, base officials said, with local media reporting that at least three people were wounded, two of them critically, before the suspect took his own life. A spokeswoman for the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam confirmed that a shooting had […]

U.S. Supreme Court justices debate whether to dismiss major gun case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of a major gun rights case could end in a misfire, with the justices on Monday debating whether to dismiss a challenge backed by the powerful National Rifle Association to a New York City handgun ordinance. The justices heard arguments in the first major gun dispute to […]

Black Friday shoppers stay away from stores, make $7 billion-plus splurge online

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. shoppers made more purchases online on Black Friday than in the mall – hurting traffic and sales at brick-and-mortar stores, according to data that offered a glimpse into what is still one of the busiest shopping days of the year. People walk through the King of Prussia mall, one of the […]

Balloons cleared to fly in iconic NYC Thanksgiving Day parade

Astronaut Snoopy balloon hovers above the crowd during the 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan,New York, U.S., November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid (Reuters) – Thanksgiving Day in New York City started with something many New Yorkers and visitors will be grateful for: the giant balloons in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade were given […]

White House on lockdown, no further details available: Fox news

A Secret Service agent scans the skies over the White House during a lockdown because of reporters of a stray airplane over Washington, U.S. November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House was placed on lockdown Tuesday after an air space violation was reported in the area, according to media reports. Nearby […]

Trump accuses impeachment witness of lying, defends use of Giuliani

By Lisa Lambert, Steve Holland and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday accused a witness in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of lying and offered an explanation for his controversial use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy, saying Giuliani’s crime-fighting abilities were needed to deal with a corrupt country. […]