With healthcare bill dead, U.S. Republicans turn to taxes

WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) – After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump’s next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community. Division among Republicans was the chief cause of the embarrassing setback on Obamacare, and similar fault…

Trump predicts Obamacare will ‘explode’ as he blames Democrats for Trumpcare failure

Following the devastating setback of failing to get health care reform passed, President Donald Trump blamed Democrats and said his administration will now wait for Obamacare to “explode” in order to reach a bipartisan deal. “With no Democrats on board, we couldn’t quite get there, we’re just a very small number of votes short,” said…

President Trump’s border wall reportedly facing hurdles

Mar 10th 2017 6:03PM President Trump’s promised border wall appears to be facing some significant challenges. Funding continues to be a major issue, with CNN reporting that estimates for the extended barrier range from around $15 billion to more than $21 billion. RELATED: Justice Department asks remaining 46 US attorneys hired by Obama asked to…

Iran says to ban US visitors in retaliation to Trump move

DUBAI, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it would stop U.S. citizens entering the country in retaliation to Washington’s visa ban against Tehran and six other majority-Muslim countries announced by new U.S. President Donald Trump. “While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran…

Trump refugee ban causes chaos, panic, anger worldwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s sweeping ban on people seeking refuge in the United States and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries caused confusion and panic among travelers on Saturday, with some turned back from U.S.-bound flights. Immigration lawyers in New York sued to block the order, saying numerous people have already been unlawfully detained.…

U.S. Senate Committee backs Tillerson as Trump’s secretary of state

  Jan 23rd 2017 5:59PM WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil chairman Rex Tillerson, on Monday. The vote was 11-10, with every committee Republican backing Tillerson and every Democrat opposing his nomination. Tillerson is expected to be…

Trump aides deny summit with Putin planned

Jan 15th 2017 6:29AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two top aides to President-elect Donald Trump denied a published report on Saturday that he is planning to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin weeks after taking office. The Sunday Times of London reported that Trump had told British officials that such a summit was being…

Trump’s chief of staff acknowledges that Russia was behind DNC hacks

President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming chief of staff accepted on Sunday that Russia was behind last year’s hacking and leaking of internal emails from top officials at the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace, Reince Priebus acknowledged that Trump “accepts the fact that this particular…

Police: Mother helped man rape, kill, dismember teen daughter

A man from Horsham, Pennsylvania was charged Saturday with raping and then killing a teen girl and the victim’s mother is accused of helping him dismember her body. Police charged Jacob Sullivan, 44, with sexually assaulting 14-year-old Grace Packer and then killing her in the attic of a home near in Pennsylvania. Police also say…

EPA head’s top regret: failing to connect with rural America

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Among the millions of rural Americans who voted for incoming president Donald Trump, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s legacy of hard-nosed regulation earned it a reputation as a jobs killer – a fact that outgoing EPA Director Gina McCarthy says could prove to be one of her biggest regrets. “We tried to…

This three-screen laptop is both amazing and ridiculous

Ben Gilbert Jan 8th 2017 4:00AM There you were, living in a reality where laptops had a single screen. And then the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show happened, and suddenly a paradigm shifted. Behold: That’s right, folks: Razer is taking the bold step of not just doubling, but outright tripling the number of laptop screens. This…

Mysterious radio signals tied to distant galaxy

Jan 8th 2017 4:00AM A set of mysterious cosmic radio signals are now sourced to a galaxy over 3 billion light years away. In 2012, nine radio signals—each just a few milliseconds long— were detected by a radio telescope array in New Mexico. New analysis software from UC Berkeley found that the signals came from…