WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Trade associations representing wireless, cable and broadband operators on Friday urged the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a ruling upholding the Obama administration's landmark rules barring internet service providers from obstructing or slowing consumer access to web content. A three-judge panel in June, in a 2-1 decision, backed the Federal Communications Commission's so-called net neutrality rules put in place last year to make internet service providers treat all internet traffic equally.
• • The U.S. Navy will name one of its new class of oil tankers after Harvey Milk, an activist who became one of the first openly gay people to be elected to public office in the United States before his assassination in 1978, officials said on Friday. • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus notified Congress that he intended to name the ship after Milk and said the entire class of six vessels would be named after civil and human rights leaders.
WASHINGTON—Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday tried to quell the furor over his call to Russia to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails by saying he was being sarcastic. The New York businessman on Wednesday invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of "missing" emails from Clinton's time at the U.S. State Department, prompting Democrats to accuse him of urging foreigners to spy on Americans. "Of course I'm being sarcastic," Trump said in an interview broadcast Thursday on Fox News.
NEW YORK—Your morning cup of Joe may be about to get even pricier, a Reuters poll of 11 traders and analysts showed on Thursday, July 28. By the end of this year, both arabica and robusta coffee are expected to hit their highest price since early 2015, driven by the global market's first supply deficit in six years, along with firming currencies in top growing nations and strong demand for coffee.
NEW YORK -- Your morning cup of Joe may be about to get even pricier, a Reuters poll of 11 traders and analysts showed on Thursday. By the end of...
MIAMI/WASHINGTON—Republican Donald Trump appealed to Russia on Wednesday to uncover and release thousands of emails Hillary Clinton did not hand over to U.S. officials who investigated her use of a private email system when she was secretary of state. Clinton, a Democrat who faces Trump in the Nov. 8 White House election, responded with a campaign statement accusing him of posing a possible national security threat by urging Russia to commit espionage and influence the vote.
PHILADELPHIA—When Hillary Clinton first ran for president in 2008 she was badly stung by a backhanded compliment from rival Barack Obama, who called her "likable enough" before going on to win the Democratic nomination and the White House. Eight years later, with her party's nomination to succeed Obama firmly in hand, the question of her likability, trustworthiness and honesty still hangs over her bid to become America's first woman president, this time in a Nov. 8 election against Republican Donald Trump.
John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt prompted by a deranged obsession with actress Jodie Foster, can be freed from a psychiatric hospital to live with his mother, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman said Hinckley, 61, who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a 1982 trial, no longer posed a danger to himself or others.
By John Whitesides and Alana Wise PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for the White House on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. Delegates from South Dakota gave Clinton 15 votes, ensuring that she had more than the 2,383 votes needed to win the nomination during a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
TORONTO—Canada will take older tank cars out of crude-by-rail service much earlier than originally planned, the government said on Monday, in its latest move to toughen rail safety after a deadly 2013 crash. Some older tankers, called DOT-111 cars, had been scheduled to go out of service on May 1, 2017. A version jacketed with an extra layer of metal to make it stronger was set to be phased out on March 1, 2018. Both types of cars will now be taken out of service by Nov. 1, 2016, said Delphine Denis, a spokeswoman with the office of Transport Minister Marc Garneau.