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Trump fundraiser expands U.S. lawsuit accusing Qatar of hacking his emails

(Reuters) - A fundraiser for U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday added several defendants to a lawsuit claiming the Persian Gulf state of Qatar hacked his email accounts and shared the contents

Democrat running for Iowa governor quits after sex allegations

(Reuters) - A Democratic candidate among front-runners in the race for Iowa governor dropped out on Thursday after accusations of sexual misconduct by three women.

U.S. Senate approves bill to address Capitol Hill sexual harassment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would step up protections for congressional staffers facing workplace harassment, including requiring lawmakers

Democrats say briefings did not support Trump's claim of FBI 'spy'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday they heard nothing in classified briefings by the FBI and intelligence officials to support President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated

U.S. conservationists sue Trump administration over migratory bird policy

(Reuters) - A coalition of conservation groups sued the Trump administration on Thursday, accusing the government of slashing protections for migratory birds.

Tighter foreign investment oversight put in U.S. Senate must-pass bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel has put a measure to tighten oversight of foreign investment in the United States into a must-pass defense policy bill, a Senate committee said on Thursday.

Former FBI Director Comey says agency cannot fight foreign propaganda

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Former U.S. FBI Director James Comey said that social media companies needed to "worry" about foreign political propaganda on their networks, but he had few ideas on how to

U.S. Senate panel targets China, Russia in massive defense bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee passed its version of a $716 billion annual defense policy bill on Thursday, joining counterparts in the House of Representatives in

U.S. Senate defense bill would bar Turkey from buying F-35 jets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee passed its version of a $716 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, including a measure to prevent Turkey from purchasing Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint

U.S. House panel approves work requirement for welfare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Welfare beneficiaries would have to work or get job training under legislation approved by a U.S. Congress committee on Thursday, part of a broader Republican effort to impose

Republicans in Congress slam Trump probe of auto imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. Congress said on Thursday that his administration's national security investigation of car and truck imports amid

Trump signs bill easing U.S. bank rules into law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law on Thursday a bill that would ease rules on most banks for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

Trump rejects moderate immigration deal, wants 'whole package'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a push by moderate congressional Republicans for a "Dreamer" immigration deal, saying he would only back sweeping immigration

Adviser to Justice Dept's No. 2 named interim U.S. Attorney in Virginia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top adviser to the Justice Department's No. 2 official in charge of overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election was tapped

U.S. Senate confirms former banker McWilliams to lead FDIC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to confirm former banker Jelena McWilliams to serve as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), completing President Donald

U.S. intelligence officials brief lawmakers on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, including a senior Democrat, went to the Justice Department for first of two planned classified briefings on Thursday from FBI and intelligence officials on an

U.S. lawmakers were briefed on China's ZTE: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bob Corker, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Thursday that he and other lawmakers had been briefed on Wednesday evening about the Chinese

With gratitude, ailing John McCain looks back in HBO documentary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At age 81, and with a terminal cancer diagnosis, U.S. Senator John McCain is looking back on his life, not with rancor or to settle old scores, but with immense gratitude.

Trump urges a new 'structure' for U.S.-China trade deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled a new direction in U.S.-China trade talks and said any deal would need "a different structure," fueling uncertainty over current

Trump fundraiser launches subpoena blitz in Qatar legal fight- sources

(Reuters) - Lawyers for Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for U.S. President Donald Trump, have sent out more than 40 subpoenas to internet service providers, lobbying firms and others in an escalating