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Target's profit miss overshadows sales growth, shares tumble

By Nandita Bose NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp's <TGT.N> first-quarter profit came in below analyst estimates as price cuts, higher wages and investments in its online business ate into margins, sending shares down 5 percent in afternoon trade on...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:45pm

Cyber researchers, Ukraine warn of possible Russian attack

By Jim Finkle and Pavel Polityuk TORONTO/KIEV (Reuters) - Hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries, some of...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:19pm

China's Sinopec to boost U.S. crude imports to all-time high: sources

By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sinopec, Asia's largest refiner, will boost U.S. crude oil imports to an all-time high as China tries to reduce its trade deficit with the United States, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:19pm

Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled a national movement by some student...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:18pm

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85

(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said. Roth died in New York City at 10:30 p...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:06am

University of Southern California torn by scandal surrounding gynecologist

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two-hundred faculty members of the University of Southern California on Tuesday called for the USC's top official to resign over the school's handling of complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:06am

Trump floats management changes instead of sanctions for China's ZTE

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:06am

Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock is burning through...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:06am

Iranian officials split over response to U.S. demands

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - For all of Iran's fierce verbal response to fresh U.S. threats of tougher sanctions, some senior officials in Tehran believe the door to diplomacy should stay open. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:06am

Trump casts doubt on planned summit with North Korean leader

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday there was a "substantial...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:26am

Venezuela expels U.S. envoys in response to sanctions

By Luc Cohen and Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of two top U.S. diplomats in Caracas in retaliation for a new round of sanctions over Venezuela's...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:11am

Black candidate makes history as women advance in U.S. midterms

By Letitia Stein (Reuters) - Democratic voters rallied on Tuesday for the chance to make history in November by selecting a ticket filled with female candidates, including a bid to elect the first African-American female governor in the United States...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:35am

Congress eases post-crisis bank rules in victory for Trump

By Pete Schroeder and Michelle Price WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Tuesday bipartisan legislation that would ease bank rules introduced in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, giving President Donald Trump a major...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:45am

Small banks trump Wall Street on Dodd-Frank rewrite

By Michelle Price and Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs Group Inc <GS.N>, Morgan...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Canada granting refugee status to fewer illegal border crossers

By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada is rejecting more refugee claims from people who crossed its border illegally as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government seeks to dissuade, block and turn back thousands more,...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:13pm

U.S. court backs transgender student at center of bathroom dispute

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that federal law protects a transgender student who fought all the way to the Supreme Court for the right to use a bathroom at a high school in Virginia that corresponded with his gender...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:13pm

Exclusive: Saddam's superyacht winds up as sailors' hotel

By Ulf Laessing BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - The king size bed in Saddam Hussein's superyacht is made, the silk curtains around it have been drawn back and, in the gold-rimmed bathroom next door, a barber's chair awaits its occupant...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:13pm

'That must be stopped;' Texas opens talks on safety after shooting

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Days after 10 people were shot to death at Texas high school, Governor Greg Abbott met with politicians and school administrators on...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:12pm

Republicans, no Democrats, invited to see documents on U.S. election probe

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican lawmakers, and no Democrats, are expected to attend a meeting scheduled for Thursday to review classified information relating to U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion the FBI might have...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:12pm

Consumer Reports to retest Tesla Model 3 after brake fix

By Vibhuti Sharma (Reuters) - Consumer Reports said Tuesday it will retest brakes on Tesla Inc's new Model 3 sedans after Chief Executive Elon Musk promised a...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:12pm