WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers unveiled plans on Wednesday to use a decades-old law to force a Senate vote on whether to pull the country out of a foreign conflict, in this case the civil war in Yemen. Republican Senator Mike Lee, independent Bernie Sanders and Democrat Chris Murphy said they would make the first
NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. (Reuters) – Hundreds of couples toting AR-15 rifles packed a Unification church in Pennsylvania on Wednesday to have their marriages blessed and their weapons celebrated as “rods of iron” that could have saved lives in a recent Florida school shooting. Women dressed in white and men in dark suits gripped the guns, which
(Reuters) – Music streaming service Spotify on Wednesday filed for a direct listing of its shares, taking an unusual path to the U.S. public markets for a large company. A direct listing will let Spotify list existing shares, owned by its investors and employees, without raising new capital or hiring a Wall Street bank or
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged a diverse group of lawmakers – some who want more gun restrictions, others averse to gun control – to come up with comprehensive legislation to prevent school shootings following the nation’s most recent massacre. Trump has been cautiously considering changes for gun laws, pressured by
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Thousands of residents in a Southern California county where 21 people died from mudslides in January were advised on Wednesday to leave their homes, ahead of a rainstorm that officials said could again trigger a cascade of mud and rocks. The warning, which is one step below a mandatory order, affects
(Reuters) – Music streaming service Spotify filed for a direct listing of up to $1 billion with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, becoming the first major company in the recent past to do so. A direct listing is an unconventional way to pursue an IPO and will help Spotify list without the
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc has told a British parliamentary committee that further investigations have found no new evidence that Russia used social media to interfere in the June 2016 referendum in which Britain voted to leave the European Union. Facebook UK policy director Simon Milner in a letter on Wednesday told the House of Commons
BARCELONA (Reuters) – Snow blew out the third day of Formula One’s pre-season testing on Wednesday, with only five drivers eventually venturing out on the slippery track and McLaren’s Fernando Alonso alone in completing a timed lap. The Spaniard’s ‘fastest’ time of two minutes 18.545 seconds, set right at the end, was nearly a minute
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A ground-based radio antenna in western Australia that resembles a dining room table has detected evidence of the earliest-known stars that illuminated an infant universe shrouded in darkness following its formation in the Big Bang. Scientists said on Wednesday faint signals of hydrogen gas spotted by the instrument indicated the presence of
(Reuters) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Coca-Cola Co’s advertising for Diet Coke misleads people into thinking that consuming the soft drink assists in weight loss, and that it actually causes weight gain. The plaintiff, Shana Becerra, claimed that she and others would not have bought Diet Coke, which was launched
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Students and teachers traumatized by one of the country’s deadliest mass shootings returned to classes on Wednesday with white ribbons and white roses to honor the 17 people killed by a gunman in their Florida high school two weeks ago. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reopened most of its doors for
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – SAP Chief Executive Bill McDermott was awarded total 2017 benefits of 21.8 million euros ($26.7 million), according to the software maker’s compensation report, which could mean he topped the executive pay rankings at German blue-chips. The paycheck includes multi-year variable compensation and compares with a 15.6 million euro payout a year earlier.
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(Reuters) – Wall Street looked set to open flat on Wednesday, on track for loss on the month in February, as concerns over rising interest rates and their downward impact on stock markets dominated chatter among traders. A monthly loss for the S&P 500 .SPX and the Dow Industrials .DJI would be their first fall
LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) – Much of Britain and Ireland was blanketed in snow on Wednesday as freezing Siberian weather dubbed “the Beast from the East”, disrupted the travel plans of thousands. Hundreds of schools were closed and there were delays on roads, railways and at airports on one of the coldest days Britain has experienced at