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- Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:50:06 -0400
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) - A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time.
- Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in'
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:06:33 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration's sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier.
- Searching for Trump card, Democrats watch Virginia governor's race
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:54:37 -0400
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Speaking as a folksy physician running for Virginia governor, Democrat Ralph Northam vowed in a recent campaign ad to fight Donald Trump on cuts to education funding, environmental protections and health care access.
- Low pay, no bonus: U.S. retailers struggle with hiring
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:52:30 -0400
(Reuters) - U.S. retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to hire employees for stores and for middle and higher management as low pay and a feeling of uncertainty clouds the industry following a spate of bankruptcies and store closures.
- Obamacare whiplash leaves states, insurers with dueling price plans
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:03:28 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks.
- Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:11:17 -0400
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.
- Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:52:39 -0400
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A week after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic has shown it has no intention of curbing its activities in the Middle East.
- Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', U.S.-backed militia says
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:33:34 -0400
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Raqqa will be part of a decentralized federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its political future to Kurdish-led autonomy plans for northern Syria.
- Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:55:57 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.
- Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:27:27 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it.