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Trump in strategy document to cite China, Russia as competitors

Trump in strategy document to cite China, Russia as competitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge U.S. power and erode its security and prosperity, in a national security strategy he will lay out in a speech on Monday. “They are determined to make economies less free and less fair, to grow their militaries, and to control information and data to repress their societies and expand their influence,” according to excerpts of Trump’s strategy released by the White House. The strategy, a product of months of deliberations by the presidentRead More


U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax overhaul would sharply cut the amount they can deduct on federal tax bills. The tax legislation, which top U.S. Republicans said on Sunday they expected Congress to pass this week, caps the amount of state, local and property taxes individuals can deduct from their federal tax bills at $10,000. The average American who itemized his or her taxRead More


China to roll out nationwide scheme to make polluters repair damage, pay compensation: Xinhua

China to roll out nationwide scheme to make polluters repair damage, pay compensation: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) – China plans to roll out nationwide by 2020 a system that forces polluters to repair damage to the environment or pay compensation, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Sunday. The move, which extends a scheme already piloted in 7 provinces, marks the latest step in a crackdown on pollution that has been ramped up by the government this year. China aims to establish a comprehensive damage-compensation system to protect its environment in the next three years, Xinhua reported, citing a document issued on Sunday byRead More


BRIEF-US FDA Accepts Tagrisso Submission For 1St-Line Nsclc

Dec 18 (Reuters) – Astrazeneca Plc: * FDA ACCEPTS TAGRISSO SUBMISSION FOR 1ST-LINE NSCLC * ‍US FDA ACCEPTS REGULATORY SUBMISSION FOR TAGRISSO IN 1ST-LINE EGFR-MUTATED NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories, #hourlyweather #Reuters


CBA 1999 playoffs – ABC News – ABC News Feed

All times Eastern Championship (Best-of-7) Connecticut vs. Sioux Falls April 21: Connecticut 109, Sioux Falls 104 April 23: Connecticut 115, Sioux Falls 97 April 25: Connecticut 115, Sioux Falls 105 April 26: Sioux Falls 135, Connecticut 111 April 27: Connecticut 105, Sioux Falls 103 (Connecticut wins series 4-1) First Round (Best-of-5) Connecticut 3, Rockford 0 Connecticut 132, Rockford 108 Connecticut 104, Rockford 102 Connecticut 124, Rockford 114, OT Grand Rapids 3, Fort Wayne 2 Grand Rapids 100, Fort Wayne 85 Fort Wayne 99, Grand Rapids 92 Fort Wayne 101, GrandRead More


Season’s micro-greetings: Scientists claim smallest Christmas card

(Reuters) – British scientists have created what they believe is the world’s smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. The card, created by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the U.K.’s national measurement standards laboratory, measures 15 x 20 micrometers. A micrometer is one millionth of a meter. It is made from platinum-coated silicon nitride, and was illustrated using a focused ion beam. The card’s cover features an etching of a snowman, above the words “seasons greetings,”Read More


Chinese tourists raid Danish supermarkets for infant milk powder

Chinese tourists raid Danish supermarkets for infant milk powder

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Following a string of food safety scandals, Chinese tourists visiting Copenhagen have this year stocked up on Danish-made organic infant milk formula, prompting some supermarkets to limit the number of cans each customer can buy. More conventional exports are strong too. Arla Foods, one of Europe’s biggest dairy companies, says Chinese demand for premium products and high food safety standards in Denmark have helped it almost double its sales to China this year. Food safety has been an important issue in China since a 2008 scandal killedRead More


Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies of heart failure at 89 – ABC News Feed

Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies of heart failure at 89

Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, has died of apparent heart failure in Palm Springs. She was 89. According to a news release from her publicist Bob Merlis, Smith was under a physician’s care when she died Saturday. Smith was born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Virginia on March 9, 1928, and got her first paying job singing with the Earl Bennett band when she was just 15. She later auditioned toRead More


Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, “No. I‘m not.” Democratic lawmakers in recent days have expressed concern that Trump might fire Mueller, who is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether Trump or anyone on his team colluded with Moscow. Russia denies meddling in the election and Trump has denied any collusion. Reporting by Jan Pytalski; Editing by Paul Simao Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source linkRead More


Fear of losing heritage drives Cherokee Nation opioid case – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Cherokee Nation officials say fear of losing the tribe’s heritage is driving a lawsuit alleging distributors and retailers of prescribed medications have contributed to opioid abuse within the tribe. Opioid use is so prevalent among members of the Oklahoma-based tribe that 70 percent of Cherokee foster children in Oklahoma have been placed in the homes of non-Indians, The New York Times reported Sunday. “We have addicted mothers and fathers who don’t give a damn about what their children will carry on,” said tribal Attorney General Todd Hembree, a descendant ofRead More