Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:53:26 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

U.S. Senate candidate Moore's spokesman resigns as allegations roil campaign
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:47:06 -0500
(Reuters) - The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned amid the Alabama Republican's efforts to combat allegations of sexual misconduct that have roiled his campaign.

Fed policymakers say rate increase likely warranted soon: minutes
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:04:10 -0500
WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Many Federal Reserve policymakers expect that interest rates will have to be raised in the "near term," according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.

U.S. judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortions
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:08:21 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health.

Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid: sources
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:44:46 -0500
(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.

FTC says it is evaluating 'serious issues' raised in Uber's handling of a data breach
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:35:45 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission, which investigates companies accused of being sloppy with consumer data, said it was "closely evaluating the serious issues" raised in Uber's [UBER.UL] handling of its hack last year, an FTC spokesman said on Wednesday.

Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:30:14 -0500
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

Myanmar, Bangladesh to ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:25:10 -0500
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar expects to sign an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful generals could prove obstructive.

JPMorgan's Dimon says Trump likely to be a one-term president
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:04:37 -0500
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co, on Wednesday said he expects to see a new U.S. president in 2021 and advised the Democratic party to come up with a "pro-free enterprise" agenda for jobs and economic growth instead.

In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:10:15 -0500
KATY, Texas (Reuters) - As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year's midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President Donald Trump and legalize marijuana.