Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outs a Google office near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dave Paresh/File Photo/File Photo (Reuters) - A U.S. federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension Health [ASCNH.UL] which would give Google access to detailed health information of millions of patients, the Wall Street Journal r..

Republicans, Democrats draw battle lines over Trump impeachment inquiry hearings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe to thwart “sham investigations” into presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s family. The hearings, due to start at 10 a.m. Wednesday and continue into next week, will push the inquiry into a critical new phase, with witnesses giving ..

U.S. Supreme Court divided on Mexican cross-border shooting dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices appeared divided on whether to let foreigners bring civil rights lawsuits in U.S. courts as they considered a bid by a slain Mexican teenager’s family to revive a lawsuit against the Border Patrol agent who shot him, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh emerging as a potential pivotal vote. Jesus Hernandez and Guadalupe Guereca, the parents of Mexican teenager Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca who was shot and..

Trump to ask U.S. Supreme Court to review tax returns decision

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling requiring his accounting firm to turn over eight years of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, setting the stage for a possible decision before the 2020 election. U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs for travel to Georgia from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe..

Bannon delivers damaging testimony in trial of longtime Trump adviser Stone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign CEO Steve Bannon delivered potentially damaging testimony on Friday against Roger Stone, describing communicating with Trump’s longtime adviser about WikiLeaks despite Stone’s later denials and saying he believed Stone “had a relationship” with the website’s founder. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon departs after testifying in the criminal trial of Roger Stone, former ..

Ex-white house adviser Bannon testifies in trial of former Trump aide Stone

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon arrives to testify in the criminal trial of Roger Stone, former campaign advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday called one-time White house adviser Steve Bannon to the stand in its t..

Colorado white supremacist charged with plotting to detonate explosives at synagogue

(Reuters) - A self-described white supremacist in Colorado has been arrested following an FBI sting operation and charged with plotting to detonate pipe bombs and dynamite at one of the state’s oldest synagogues, officials said on Monday. Richard Holzer is seen in this undated handout photo provided by the El Paso County SheriffÕs Office. El Paso County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS Richard Holzer, 27, was approached by undercover F..

South Dakota man executed for 1992 stabbing death of doughnut shop co-worker

(Reuters) - A South Dakota man convicted of fatally stabbing a former doughnut shop co-worker during a 1992 burglary was put to death by lethal injection on Monday night, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied three 11th-hour petitions to stay his execution. Charles Rhines, 63, whose lawyers argued that his death sentence was tainted by anti-gay bias toward him on the part of jurors, was pronounced dead at 7:39 p.m. CST at the South Dakota State Pe..

U.S. diplomat tells impeachment probe she was urged to tweet support for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. diplomats told lawmakers the State Department was being used for domestic political purposes under President Donald Trump and warned that would hurt American interests, according to transcripts released on Monday in Congress’ impeachment investigation. The transcripts were the first released from the closed-door inquiry by the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight panels. They painted a detailed pictur..

Several automakers back Trump in two other California vehicle emissions suits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N), Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) and other major automakers late Thursday sought to intervene on the side of the Trump administration in two additional legal challenges to its efforts to bar California from setting tailpipe emissions standards. FILE PHOTO: Traffic backs up on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in New York, U.S., August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson T..

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