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January 15, 2019 10:54 PM Trump's attorney general pick faces Senate hearing

In her line of questioning, California Sen. Kamala Harris tried to draw out a situation in which attorney general nominee William Barr would not take the advice of career ethics officials if they advised him to recuse himself. If it came down to a judgement call, Barr said he could ignore the advice of those officials — if he disagreed with that advice 3057

January 13, 2019 10:36 PM Australian premier plans Fiji, Vanuatu visit to offset China influence

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he will visit Fiji and Vanuatu this week as part of a push to offset China’s growing influence in the South Pacific. Morrison heads to Vanuatu on Wednesday, in the first visit by an Australian prime minister to the Pacific island nation in three decades. He then will go to Fiji, returning 122

January 7, 2019 8:10 PM White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House sought to make the case on Monday that President Donald Trump had not changed his position on withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, a day after his national security adviser outlined conditions for a withdrawal that could take months. Trump’s abrupt announcement last month that he was bringing home the roughly 2,000 troops 111

January 7, 2019 7:53 PM Ed McCaffrey to serve as commissioner of Pacific Pro Football

SAN DIEGO -- Don Yee, the agent for Tom Brady and other NFL stars, and three-time Super Bowl champion Ed McCaffrey will head Pacific Pro Football, a league that will provide an alternative path to the NFL that has never existed. Pacific Pro Football announced Monday that it is scheduled to begin play in July 2020 with four teams in Southern California 75

January 7, 2019 10:59 AM Pope decries rise of nationalism, flaws of globalization

In this photo taken with slow shutter speed Pope Francis leaves after celebrating an Epiphany Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Pope Francis has appealed to European leaders to show “concrete solidarity” to 49 migrants stranded aboard a pair of rescue vessels. Francis, addressing faithful in St. Peter’s Square Sunday 100

December 31, 2018 2:18 PM Woman develops donor's peanut allergy after lung transplant

There have only been about four or five case reports in which organ recipients have acquired peanut allergies with anaphylaxis following a lung transplant. (iStock) Sometimes, you just really want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And, as long as you're not allergic to the ingredients, that's totally fine. At least, that's what one woman thought 114

December 20, 2018 10:57 PM Cuba reinserts 'communism' in draft of new constitution

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has reinserted the goal of “advancing toward a communist society” into the draft of the country’s new constitution after its removal from the first version had sparked concern among thousands of citizens, state-run television said on Thursday. The national assembly is this week debating a revised draft of the constitution, designed 73

December 18, 2018 10:49 AM Don't blame migrants for everything, Pope tells politicians

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Tuesday condemned nationalist leaders who blame migrants for their countries’ problems and themselves fostered mistrust in society by pursuing dishonest gain and xenophobic and racist policies. The 82-year-old pope, who has made defense of migrants a plank of his papacy, made the comments in his message for the Catholic 91

December 10, 2018 9:36 PM Rest of Jordan Reed's season in jeopardy following toe strain

ASHBURN, Virginia -- Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed suffered a strained big toe and might miss the rest of the season, coach Jay Gruden said Monday. It would be yet another blow to a Redskins offense that continues to lose starters. Gruden said Reed would miss at least one week, but there's a chance he'll sit out the final three games. At 6-7, the Redskins 51

December 8, 2018 7:14 PM Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. The hospitals told Reuters in recent weeks they made their decisions on ethical grounds. The move comes amid investigations by U.S. law enforcement into some so-called body brokers - companies 115