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Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty: U.S. court papers

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Russian agent accused of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and influence U.S. policy toward Russia is expected to plead guilty this week following a deal between her lawyers and U.S....

Monday, December 10, 2018, 4:50 PM

USOC failed to protect athletes from sex abuse: report

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - The United States Olympics Committee failed to protect athletes from the threat of sexual abuse, according to a report released on Monday that showed some top executives took no action as the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 4:49 PM

Fed seen slowing, or even stopping, rate hikes next year

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's plans to continue raising interest rates next year were met with more skepticism on Wall Street on Monday, with futures traders betting on a pause and one major bank partially walking back a hawkish prediction. The U.S....

Monday, December 10, 2018, 4:05 PM

Trump considering handful of candidates for chief of staff: sources

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering Republican Representative Mark Meadows, former campaign adviser David Bossie, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for White House chief of staff, a source familiar...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:51 PM

NASA's intrepid Voyager 2 probe crosses into interstellar space

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voyager 2, a NASA probe launched in 1977 and designed for just a five-year mission, has become only the second human-made object to enter interstellar space as it continues its marathon trek billions of miles (km) from Earth, scientists said on...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:51 PM

Google+ shutdown speeds up, new privacy bug affected 52.5 million users

By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's <GOOGL.O> Google said on Monday it would shut down its Google+ social media service in April, four months ahead of schedule, after finding a software flaw for the second time this year that...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 2:49 PM

Almost half of S&P 500 stocks in a bear market

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The S&P 500 is not yet in a bear market, but nearly half of its components are. Hurt by worries about global growth, the S&P 500 <.SPX> on Monday fell 0.25 percent, putting the benchmark...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 2:49 PM

U.S. sanctions three North Korean officials for alleged rights abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned three North Korean officials, including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for serious human rights abuses and censorship. The U.S. Treasury named the men as Ryong Hae Choe...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 1:50 PM

Anger, sore eyes and a photograph on the streets of Brussels

By Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Usually, a golden rule for a news photographer covering a scene of angry confrontation is to get close, but not involved. Sometimes, though, it's hard to avoid. In recent days, “yellow vest” protests have...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 1:49 PM

Climate change creates mutant fugu, a deadly Japanese delicacy

By Mari Saito SHIMONOSEKI, JAPAN (Reuters) - The road, hemmed in on one side by empty warehouses and the other by a concrete seawall, ends abruptly in a desolate parking lot. Men step out of their cars and into the darkness, then slip behind the sliding doors of a warehouse. Inside,...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 12:04 PM

Verizon says to shed 10,400 jobs by mid next year

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday that about 10,400 employees will be leaving the U.S. wireless carrier by mid next year as part of the company's voluntary separation program. The New York-based company has been looking at cutting costs...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:50 AM

Deep losses leave Big Tech with small earnings multiples

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Deep losses in Amazon Inc, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc have left the former tech favorites at their lowest earnings multiples in years, offering potential bargains to cold-blooded investors looking to...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:49 AM

Exclusive: Nissan, Ghosn clash over Rio apartment filled with art, cash - filing

By Marcelo Rochabrun and Ritsuko Ando SAO PAULO/TOKYO (Reuters) - A Rio de Janeiro apartment containing cash, art works and personal belongings of Carlos Ghosn has become the latest battleground between the indicted former Nissan Motor Co Ltd <7201.T>...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:05 AM

China ruling could ban some Apple iPhones sales amid Qualcomm fight

By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) - Chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Monday said it had won a preliminary order from a Chinese court banning the sale of several older Apple Inc iPhone models in China due to two patent violations around software features, though Apple...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:04 AM

U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 9:48 AM

Trump calls hush money payments a 'simple private transaction'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Monday defended hush money payments reported by his former lawyer, responding a day after Democratic lawmakers said the U.S. president could face impeachment and jail time if the transactions are proven to violate campaign finance...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 8:46 AM

U.N. members adopt global migration pact rejected by U.S. and others

By Ulf Laessing and Andreas Rinke MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - U.N. members on Monday adopted a deal aimed at improving the way world copes with rising migration, but almost 30 countries stayed away from the ceremony in...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 8:46 AM

S&P 500 turns positive with help from tech in volatile session

By Sinéad Carew (Reuters) - Wall Street ended Monday's volatile session slightly higher with help from technology stocks although bank stocks tumbled and uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union kept investors on edge about global growth...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 8:46 AM

The next worry for U.S. stocks: shrinking profit forecasts

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - The growing ranks of stock market Eeyores now have another reason to stay glum: Next year's profit picture is darkening fast. Corporate earnings forecasts are eroding as the tailwind from the tax...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:03 AM

Onset of recession may take longer than expected after yield curve inverts

By Karen Brettell (Reuters) - The onset of a U.S. recession could take longer than usually thought after key points of the Treasury yield curve invert, as a surge in U.S. short-dated debt issuance has altered the dynamics of the Treasury market and other...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 4:47 AM