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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen, in guilty plea, says made payments at candidate's direction

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges, saying he made payments...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:28pm

U.S. lawmakers seek to impose more sanctions on 'menace' Russia

By Patricia Zengerle and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers pushed for more aggressive steps to counteract the Russian "menace" on Tuesday, despite Trump administration officials insisting current sanctions were having an effect and vowing to...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:28pm

S&P hits record high, equals longest-ever bull run

By April Joyner NEW YORK (Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 touched a record high on Tuesday and equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose on earnings reports in the consumer sector and relative calm in the trade dispute between the...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:23pm

EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule

By Nichola Groom (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:23pm

U.S. imposes fresh sanctions for Russian cyber-related activity

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian company for what Washington said were their actions to help another Russian company avoid sanctions over the country's malicious cyber-related...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:23pm

U.S. deports accused former Nazi guard to Germany

By Brendan O'Brien and Noah Barkin WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Reuters) - A 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has arrived in Germany after being arrested and deported by U.S. immigration authorities,...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:23pm

Jury in Manafort case appears closer to verdict, queries judge

By Karen Freifeld and Nathan Layne ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday on eight charges of tax and bank fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts, after a jury said it could not...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:23pm

Trump to hit the road with rallies for Republican candidates

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to campaign aggressively on behalf of Republican candidates in the coming six weeks, holding as many as eight rallies and 16 fundraisers before the end of September....

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:22pm

Jury says reaches verdict in trial of ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - A federal court jury in Virginia said on Tuesday it had reached a verdict in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a jury note. After deliberating for four days, however,...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:22pm

Trump endorses Republican donor Friess in Wyoming governor race

By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on Wyoming's gubernatorial contest on Tuesday, urging voters to support Republican financier and mega donor Foster Friess, one of six candidates seeking the party's...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:22pm

S&P 500 sets record high, dollar slips after Trump attacks Fed

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 setting a record high, fueled by strong earnings and economic growth, while the dollar weakened after U.S. President Donald Trump slammed the Federal...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:07pm

Israel bans Juul e-cigarettes over nicotine concentration

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Tuesday outlawed the import and sale of e-cigarettes made by Silicon Valley start-up Juul Labs, citing public health concerns given their nicotine content. A statement by Israel's Health Ministry said the Juul device...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:07pm

The bull that will not die: S&P 500 back at a record after months on ice

By Noel Randewich (Reuters) - After a seven-month stall, Wall Street's bull market looks back on track, thanks to Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O>, Alphabet Inc <GOOGL.O> and other high-flying technology and consumer discretionary companies...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:07pm

Taiwan says China 'out of control' as it loses El Salvador to Beijing

By Yimou Lee and Philip Wen TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behavior after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:03pm

Russian hackers targeted U.S. Senate, think tanks: Microsoft

By Brendan O'Brien and Christopher Bing WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:03pm

Uber hires CFO after lengthy search, paving way for IPO

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has hired a chief financial officer, the ride-services company said on Tuesday, filling a long-standing vacancy and clearing the way for a much-anticipated initial public offering next...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:03pm

U.S. buyback announcements slow, but on track for $1 trillion: TrimTabs

By Sinéad Carew (Reuters) - U.S. companies' taste for their own shares is set to push buybacks past the $1 trillion-a-year mark for the first time as soon as November, TrimTabs Investment Research said, even as its latest data showed the pace of new...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:03pm

FDA extends EpiPen expiry date to combat shortage

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday extended the expiration date of specific lots of Mylan NV's EpiPen allergy injectors by four months to mitigate the shortage of the life-saving treatment. The decision comes at a time when the...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:03pm

Senator Collins: Trump's court pick says Roe v. Wade settled law

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh agrees with the court's Chief Justice John Roberts that the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion is settled law...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:03pm

American Airlines cuts second U.S.-China flight; cites fuel, competition

By Allison Lampert DENVER, CO (Reuters) - American Airlines <AAL.O> is cutting a route from Chicago to Shanghai, cancelling the second direct flight from the U.S. city to China in four months, the carrier said on Tuesday, citing higher fuel costs and a...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:03pm