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U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

4 hours 7 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax overhaul would sharply cut the amount they can deduct on federal tax bills.

Power restored to Atlanta airport after daylong outage paralyzes travel

4 hours 15 min ago
(Reuters) - One of the heaviest travel weeks of the year began with the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights on Sunday at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, where a power outage that lasted nearly 11 hours left passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

James takes another shot at Trump during Washington visit

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 11:51pm
(Reuters) - LeBron James used a visit to Washington on Sunday to express his continued displeasure at Donald Trump, without once mentioning the United States president by name.

Power restored to Atlanta airport after outage led to partial shutdown

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 11:08pm
(Reuters) - One of the heaviest travel weeks of the year began with the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Sunday at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, where a power outage left passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

Break in winds helps California battle historic wildfire

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 9:06pm
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Calming winds on Sunday helped firefighters slow the spread of a California wildfire that already ranks as the third largest in state history, having scorched 270,000 acres (109,000 hectares) along the scenic Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles.

Republican Senator John McCain leaves Washington before expected tax vote

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 7:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator John McCain is expected to miss an upcoming vote on a tax code overhaul, after his office said he had returned to his home in Arizona following medical treatment.

Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 7:45pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.

Power outage leads to partial shutdown of Atlanta airport

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 6:48pm
(Reuters) - Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday as a power outage left passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

Atlanta's Hartsfield airport hobbled by power outage

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 5:37pm
(Reuters) - Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday as a power outage left passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 4:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not."

Diminished winds help California battle historic wildfire

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 4:35pm
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Calming winds on Sunday helped slow the spread of a California wildfire that already ranks as the third largest in state history, having scorched 269,000 acres (109,000 hectares) along the scenic Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles.

Flights delayed at Atlanta airport after power outage

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 2:42pm
(Reuters) - Flights were delayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday after a partial power outage, officials said, leaving passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in dim terminals.

California winds fuel state's third-largest wildfire

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 4:09am
(Reuters) - Strong winds that have powered the third-largest wildfire in California's history were expected on Sunday to further fuel a blaze that has burned 267,500 acres.

Thousands flee as wildfire 'beast' grows to California's third-largest

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 9:51pm
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds grew into the third-largest in state history on Saturday as forced evacuations turned neighborhoods into ghost towns and ash fell in some areas like heavy snow.

Congressman will not seek relection amid misconduct probe

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 5:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Ruben Kihuen announced on Saturday that he will not seek re-election, becoming the latest member of Congress to end his legislative career in the face of sexual harassment allegations.

Winds fuel California wildfire, state's third largest on record

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 11:00am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire since the beginning of the month.

California wildfire rages as third largest recorded in state

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 8:33am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth.

California wildfire close to becoming third largest ever in state

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 4:16am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California wildfire was close on Saturday to becoming the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth.

U.S. rights group files for abortion access for two more immigrants

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:09pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union said it filed in federal court on Friday to stop the administration of President Donald Trump from preventing two more young immigrant women in federal custody from obtaining an abortion.

Family sues retailer for sale of gun used in Texas church massacre

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 6:23pm
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store that sold the assault rifle used in the deadliest mass murder in the state's history, lawyers said on Friday.

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