Today's Top News Story

'Send her back' chant at Trump rally catches Republicans off guard

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chants of "send her back" by supporters of President Donald Trump, attacking Somali-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, triggered a wave of concern among congressional Republicans on Thursday, while Omar said Trump was "spewing fascist ideology." Read More

 

More Top Stories

Trump says U.S. Navy 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in the latest incident in the Gulf. More »

 

Documents detail Trump team's efforts to arrange payment to porn star

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Documents released by a judge's order on Thursday detailed a flurry of communications involving Donald Trump, his campaign team, personal lawyer Michael Cohen and others to engineer hush-money payments shortly before the 2016 election to an adult-film actress who said she had a sexual encounter with the president. More »

 

Microsoft beats revenue estimates on cloud boost

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Thursday reported fourth-quarter revenue that beat analysts' estimates, powered by growth in its flagship cloud product Azure. More »

 

Illinois man receives life sentence for murder of Chinese graduate student

PEORIA, Ill. (Reuters) - An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago. More »

 

Trump's tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

ELKHART, Ind. (Reuters) - Carrie Gray points to a stack of unwelcome mail on a conference table at the offices of Renegade RV, one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of high-end recreational vehicles. She’s buried in bad news from most of her about 350 suppliers. More »

 

Financier Jeffrey Epstein to remain jailed until sex trafficking trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday. More »

 

Exclusive: U.S. Gulf maritime proposal not military coalition against Iran - Pentagon official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not aiming to set up a military coalition against Iran with its new security initiative in the Gulf, but simply "shining a flashlight" in the region to deter attacks on commercial ships, a top Pentagon official told Reuters. More »

 

House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate. More »

 

Wall Street edges higher as Fed's Williams boosts rate-cut hopes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks moved higher on Thursday after a slow start as comments from New York Fed President John Williams further cemented expectations for interest rate cuts from the U.S. central bank at the end of the month. More »

 

News, Photo and Web Search