WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, refused to respond to one line of questioning from members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday and could face a subpoena to return and answer them, the panel's top Democrat said.
By Brendan Pierson and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday unveiled fraud charges against 10 people, including four coaches and an Adidas AG executive, associated with some of the country's premier college basketball programs following a multi-year corruption probe.
Cabot Oil & Gas Co. [COG.N] has settled a lawsuit filed by two families in Dimock, Pennsylvania, who alleged their homes' drinking water became contaminated with methane not long after the company began drilling for natural gas in 2007. The Ely and Hulbert families initially won $4.2 million in
Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate's top Republican, clung to slim hopes on Tuesday that his party could still dismantle Obamacare, despite not having adequate support for a repeal bill. Facing the possibility of another failure to make good on their 7-year-old pledge to roll back the healthcare law
U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up his fight with the National Football League on Tuesday, calling on the popular league to ban players from kneeling in protest at games while the U.S. national anthem is played. "The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to
By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was doing a "really good job" helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, amid complaints that federal aid has been too slow to reach the U.S
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday agreed to boost federal disaster aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territorial island last week, the White House said in a statement. The move will increase federal funding to assist with debris removal and emergency protective
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he planned to go to Puerto Rico and praised the federal effort so far for the U.S. territory after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. "Puerto Rico needs a lot of money," Trump told reporters at the White House. "We've worked very, very
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that narrowed the conduct that can sustain federal corruption charges. The ruling came two months after the court also vacated the bribery
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that a tax reform plan being discussed with lawmakers will cut taxes "tremendously" for the middle class, nearly double the standard deduction and try to make the tax code simple and fair.
(Reuters) - Maria, presently a Category 1 hurricane, could lose strength and weaken to a tropical storm within the next day or so, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Tuesday. Hurricane Maria is about 175 miles (285 km) southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with
(Reuters) - Lee, a Category 2 hurricane, is gaining in strength as it moves westward, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Tuesday. The hurricane is located about 1620 miles (2610 km) west-southwest of the Azores with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 km/h), the Miami-based
U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said lawmakers were working with the Trump administration to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island last week but were still waiting to hear what additional resources were necessary. "I expect we’ll hear more soon on what additional
U.S. House Republican Speaker Paul Ryan told journalists on Tuesday that athletes who protest during the national anthem have the right to do so, but that he believes such demonstrations should not take place during "The Star-Spangled Banner." "People are clearly within their rights to
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said Congress would act to provide to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico the same disaster relief following Hurricane Maria that had been granted to Texas and Florida after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. "When we get the information we need
By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Weiner, 53, started to cry
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Puerto Rico is in "deep trouble" after being hit by Hurricane Maria and that its billions of dollars of debt to the Wall Street and banks "must be dealt with." "Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive
By Katherine Davis-Young PHOENIX (Reuters) - Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a "moment of unity" on Monday instead
Georgia is scheduled on Tuesday to execute a man for the 1990 shotgun murder of his sister-in-law, as lawyers for the inmate argue the lethal injection should be halted because his conviction was tainted by a juror with racist views. Keith Tharpe, 59, who is black, is due to be executed at 7 p.m. at
Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail. On paper, there was no fuel shortage. The United States had more than 200 million barrels of gasoline in giant steel
The Trump administration on Tuesday will urge a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan to rule that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees. The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a New York skydiving company, Altitude Express Inc, in a lawsuit brought by former instructor Donald
TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift said he plans to retire after being passed over for promotion to the chief of all military forces in the region in the wake of two deadly collisions involving U.S. warships. Swift was in the running to replace Admiral Harry
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this! [0739 EDT] - The White House never looked more beautiful than it did returning last
(Reuters) - A report from Standard & Poor's Global Ratings on Monday suggested that the latest proposed healthcare bill to overhaul Obamacare could hurt the U.S. economy, states and health insurers.