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Trump seeks end of Florida recount as Republicans' leads shrink

TAMPA, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Florida election officials to end a recount and declare his fellow Republicans the winners of disputed races in last week's elections as a judge urged both parties to be careful with unsubstantiated allegations of fraud. Read More


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Northern California officials fear record wildfire death toll could rise

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - Emergency teams searched on Monday for more than 200 people listed as missing in the deadliest northern California wildfire on record, and officials voiced concerns the casualty toll will climb higher as a resurgence of fierce winds fanned the flames. More »


Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday. More »


U.S. acting Attorney General will consult with ethics officials on possible recusals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will consult with senior ethics officials about any matters that could warrant his recusal, a Justice Department spokeswoman said on Monday, after critics called on Whitaker to recuse himself from a Special Counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. More »


Associate of close Trump adviser expects to be indicted by Mueller

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An associate of Roger Stone, a longtime ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, expects to be indicted by the U.S. special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, he said on Monday. More »


City of San Francisco threatens court action over Trump's acting Attorney General

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco's city attorney on Monday questioned the recent appointment of a new acting attorney general, saying in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice that his office may take court action if the DOJ does not provide a legal justification for the designation. More »


White House to consider Commerce Department auto tariff recommendations: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has submitted draft recommendations to the White House on its investigation into whether to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts on national security grounds, two administration officials said. More »


Trade war and censors blow chill wind through China's giant tech scene

BEIJING (Reuters) - Wang Miaoyi's small one-bedroom apartment, which doubles as her design studio, is overflowing with game magazines, figurines and boxes of sci-fi novels. More »


Palestinians fire rockets, Israel bombs Hamas TV after botched Gaza raid

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians in Gaza fired scores of rockets and mortar bombs into southern Israel on Monday and Israel launched retaliatory air strikes, a day after an Israeli incursion prompted deadly fighting in the enclave. More »


Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON (Reuters) - Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living, a Rohingya leader said on Monday, even as Myanmar prepares to begin receiving them. More »


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