U.S. appeals court rules against Trump in documents fight, ends arbiter

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump in documents fight, ends arbiter

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Thursday dealt a blow to Donald Trump, reversing a judge’s appointment of an independent arbiter to vet documents seized by the FBI from his Florida home and allowing all of the records to be used in a criminal investigation of the former president. A three-judge … Read more

U.S. House control hinges on tight races after Democrats take Senate

U.S. House control hinges on tight races after Democrats take Senate

Republicans ahead in tight race for House Democrats look to Georgia after taking Senate WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Control of the U.S. House of Representatives hinged on Monday on several tight races that could secure a majority for Republicans following midterm elections that saw President Joe Biden’s Democrats beat expectations and retain the Senate. … Read more

Democrats retain grip on U.S. Senate, defying ‘red wave’

Democrats retain grip on U.S. Senate, defying ‘red wave’

PHOENIX, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Democrats held onto control of the U.S. Senate while limiting projected losses in the House, handing a major victory to President Joe Biden and extinguishing hopes of the “red wave” that Republicans had expected leading into the midterm elections. Democratic leaders described the outcome – sealed late Saturday with a … Read more

Biden pleased with election turnout, says reflects quality of party’s candidates

Biden pleased with election turnout, says reflects quality of party’s candidates

PHNOM PENH, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Joe Biden said on Sunday he was “incredibly pleased” with the turnout in the U.S. election after Democrats clinched control of the Senate, a major victory for the president as he looks to his next two years in office. Speaking to reporters in Cambodia ahead of an East Asia … Read more

Uncounted votes in Arizona and Nevada could determine U.S. Senate control

Uncounted votes in Arizona and Nevada could determine U.S. Senate control

Senate control still undecided Vote count could take days Republicans move closer to control of House Biden says hope “still alive” PHOENIX, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Arizona and Nevada election workers were toiling on Friday to tally hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots that could determine control of the U.S. Senate, a process officials in … Read more

Republicans close in on U.S. House majority, Senate still up for grabs

Republicans close in on U.S. House majority, Senate still up for grabs

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Republicans were edging closer to securing a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives early on Thursday, while control of the Senate hung in the balance, two days after Democrats staved off a Republican “red wave” in midterm elections. Republicans had captured at least 210 House seats, Edison Research projected, … Read more

Control of U.S. Congress unclear as Republican ‘red wave’ fizzles

Control of U.S. Congress unclear as Republican ‘red wave’ fizzles

Republicans still favored to win House Key races in both chambers too close to call Biden’s next two years at play ALPHARETTA, Ga./PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov 9 (Reuters) – Republicans made modest gains in U.S. midterm elections but Democrats performed better than expected, as control of the Senate hinged on three races that remained too close … Read more

U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker faces fresh claim of paying for abortion

U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker faces fresh claim of paying for abortion

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who has said he opposes abortion with no exceptions, faced fresh allegations on Wednesday from a second woman who said he pressured her to have an abortion and paid for the procedure after a six-year relationship with him. Walker, who hopes to unseat Democratic … Read more

Hyundai breaks ground on $5.5 bln U.S. EV, battery plant

Hyundai breaks ground on .5 bln U.S. EV, battery plant

ELLABELL, Ga., Oct 25 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) broke ground on a $5.54 billion electric vehicle (EV) and battery plant in the United States on Tuesday, as South Korea’s biggest automaker grapples with an uncertain outlook for its EV sales in its top market. The investment is the largest in the state’s history … Read more

Florida, Carolinas count the cost of Hurricane Ian

Florida, Carolinas count the cost of Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla./CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct 1 (Reuters) – Florida, North and South Carolina faced a massive clean-up on Saturday from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ian, after one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. mainland caused tens of billions of dollars in damage and killed more than 20 people. New images … Read more