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Three U.S. men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

By Dustin Volz and Nate Raymond (Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:39pm

Anti-pipeline group goes back to work against Keystone XL

By Kevin O'Hanlon SEWARD, Nebraska (Reuters) - Nebraska's main anti-pipeline group is trying to rally opposition to the TransCanada Keystone XL project's recently approved route through the state, tracking down landowners it says were not given a...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:38pm

Alabama win thrills Democrats as Republicans point fingers

By Susan Heavey and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats said on Wednesday their U.S. Senate victory in Alabama could...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:38pm

U.S. judge orders accused New York bomber detained ahead of trial

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting a suicide bombing in a busy New York City commuter hub will remain in federal custody while he awaits trial on charges that include supporting a foreign terrorist...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:38pm

Firefighters defend homes as huge California wildfire rages on

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters grappling with a wildfire that has burned out of control for 10 days on California's scenic coastline, destroying...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:38pm

Accused N.Y. bomber's family says attack 'our worst nightmare'

By Krishna N. Das and Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Zulifikar Haider hoped his daughter would live the American dream when she married a fellow Bangladeshi living in the United States, but that dream turned into a nightmare when the family saw...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:38pm

Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in Senate

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment. Smith, 59, will serve a one-year...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Control of Virginia state House at stake as recounts begin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia officials started recounts on Wednesday in the first of four state House of Delegates races, a process that could lead to a Democratic takeover of the chamber after the party's historic election gains last month....

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Three men to plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

By Dustin Volz and Nate Raymond (Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Justice official downplays Republican criticism of Mueller

By Sarah N. Lynch and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday downplayed Republican lawmakers' concerns that attorneys and agents investigating Russian alleged interference in the 2016...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Justice official downplays Republican criticism of Mueller

By Sarah N. Lynch and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday downplayed Republican lawmakers' concerns that attorneys and agents investigating Russian alleged interference in the 2016...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Donald Trump Jr. wants 'leak' probe, as Congress' Russia probes press on

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son asked a House of Representatives committee on Tuesday to investigate possible leaks of information about his Dec. 6 interview with lawmakers, as congressional probes of...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Trump's eldest son testifies to U.S. Senate committee in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel's investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father's election campaign colluded with Moscow...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Donald Trump Jr. wants 'leak' probe, as Congress' Russia probes press on

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son asked a House of Representatives committee on Tuesday to investigate possible leaks of information about his Dec. 6 interview with lawmakers, as congressional probes of...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

U.N. expert says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay; U.S. denies

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - An independent U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility, despite Washington banning "enhanced interrogation...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in Senate

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment. Smith, 59, will serve a one-...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Muslim leaders call on world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

By Ali Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Muslim leaders condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Exclusive: Ford to base Fusion production in China, ship to U.S. - sources

By Paul Lienert (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co plans to consolidate global production of midsize sedans in China in 2020 and ship them to the United States and Europe, three sources said on Wednesday. In North America, the Fusion sedan currently is...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Fed raises interest rates, keeps policy outlook unchanged for 2018

By Howard Schneider and Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm

Exclusive: After Grenfell fire, same builders rehired to replace dangerous cladding, Reuters finds

By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - Some building companies that installed dangerous cladding on social housing blocks across Britain are now winning new contracts following the Grenfell Tower blaze to remove their original work and...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:38pm