Voters head to polls in Alabama race with high stakes for Trump

By Andy Sullivan MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec 12 : – Voters in Alabama were headed to the polls on Tuesday in a hard-fought U.S. Senate race in which President Donald Trump has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign has been clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers. Moore, 70, a former Alabama Supreme Court […]

U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by Jan. 1, judge rules

By Andrew Chung and Idrees Ali Undated,Dec 12 : Transgender recruits will be able to join the U.S. military as of Jan. 1 after a federal judge on Monday denied a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it. In a ruling, […]

Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Dec 12 : At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon. “We are the leader and we’re going to […]

From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, Dec 11 : President Donald Trump’s Oval Office style dominated US headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word “covfefe,” in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year. A tweet by Trump in May read simply: “Despite […]

EU tells Netanyahu no support for Trump’s Jerusalem move

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Dec 11 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged the European Union to follow US President Donald Trump’s lead and recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but EU ministers shook their heads at Trump’s move. Netanyahu, arriving for a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, said Trump’s move made […]

Powell faces early test of policy view as tax cuts near approval

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON, Dec 11 : Incoming Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, chosen by U.S. President Donald Trump to keep the recovery humming, appears set to let an expected trillion=dollar tax cut run its course through the economy as weak wage growth and inflation buttress his view that the economy remains underpowered. Powell in […]