U.S. Senate Democrats offer $350 million own China plan

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near the Bund in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats announced their own program to counter China’s global influence on Thursday, unveiling a sweeping $350 million package of legislation seeking to boost U.S. competitiveness and recast diplomacy with Beijing. The … Read more U.S. Senate Democrats offer $350 million own China plan

Twitter places warning label on Trump tweet about voting by mail

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc TWTR.N on Thursday placed a warning label on a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his post included potentially misleading information about the mail-in voting process. “Because of the new and unprecedented massive amount of unsolicited ballots which will be sent to “voters”, or wherever, this year, the Nov 3rd … Read more Twitter places warning label on Trump tweet about voting by mail

Trump plans panel to promote ‘patriotic education’ in appeal to conservative base

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2020. Picture taken September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he planned to establish a commission to promote “patriotic education” in the … Read more Trump plans panel to promote ‘patriotic education’ in appeal to conservative base

Factbox: Over 328,000 without power from Hurricane Sally in Alabama, Florida

Cars drive around downed power lines after Hurricane Sally in Perdido Key, Florida, U.S., September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY (Reuters) – Over 328,000 homes and businesses were still without power early Friday in Florida and Alabama after Hurricane Sally smashed into the Gulf Coast early Wednesday, according to local utilities. … Read more Factbox: Over 328,000 without power from Hurricane Sally in Alabama, Florida

TikTok faces another test: its first U.S. presidential election

(Reuters) – TikTok, already under scrutiny over its Chinese ownership and threatened with a possible ban by U.S. President Donald Trump, is facing another major challenge: how to handle content around its first U.S. presidential election. Originally known for teenagers’ viral dance routines and prank videos, Tiktok is now increasingly a destination for political content … Read more TikTok faces another test: its first U.S. presidential election

Hurricane Sally’s rains wreak havoc on southeastern U.S. states

By Devika Krishna Kumar, Catherine Koppel PERDIDO KEY, Fla. (Reuters) – The remnants of Hurricane Sally dumped more than a foot of rain over the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, killed at least one person, washed out bridges and roads and left hundreds of thousands without power and others with ruined homes. Sally brought torrential rains … Read more Hurricane Sally’s rains wreak havoc on southeastern U.S. states

Former Pence aide who helped organize White House coronavirus response backs Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former White House aide who helped coordinate the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic sharply criticized President Donald Trump in a video released on Thursday and said she planned to vote for Democrat Joe Biden. Olivia Troye, who was an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, served as a top … Read more Former Pence aide who helped organize White House coronavirus response backs Biden

Firefighters make headway in subduing U.S. western wildfires

MOLALLA, Ore. (Reuters) – Crews who struggled just days ago against deadly wildfires raging unchecked across California, Oregon and Washington have now taken the offensive, making substantial progress in subduing the blazes, officials in all three states said on Thursday. A tanker drops fire retardant as the Bobcat Fire burns near Juniper Hills, California, U.S., … Read more Firefighters make headway in subduing U.S. western wildfires

Biden rejects Trump claim that COVID-19 vaccine is imminent

(Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday bluntly contradicted President Donald Trump’s suggestion that a coronavirus vaccine may be only weeks away, warning Americans they cannot trust the president’s word. Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a televised town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 17, … Read more Biden rejects Trump claim that COVID-19 vaccine is imminent

Federal prosecutors file new charges against associate of Trump backer Rudy Giuliani

FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas leaves the Manhattan Federal Court in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., February 3, 2020. REUTERS/ Bryan R Smith NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors said on Thursday they had filed additional charges against Lev Parnas, a one-time associate of President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who was … Read more Federal prosecutors file new charges against associate of Trump backer Rudy Giuliani