National Football League roundup
Britt, a veteran wide receiver who was waived by the Cleveland Browns last Friday, visited with the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. on Tuesday and is close to signing a two-year deal with New England, ESPN reports.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares flat, Fed hike expectations underpin dollar
TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Asian shares were treading water in early trade on Wednesday as crude oil futures steadied after a selloff, while a widely expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve underpinned the dollar.
N.Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons
SEOUL, Dec 13 (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the development of Pyongyang's most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15.
Dollar at one-month high on strong price data as markets await Fed
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar stood near a four-week high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after strong U.S. wholesale price figures kept the Federal Reserve on track for a widely-expected rate rise this week and more in 2018.
Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire
CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) - An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress.
Crucial details of U.S. Republican tax plan in flux as deal deadline looms
WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Crucial details of the Republican tax plan, including the proposed corporate rate, were in flux late on Tuesday as negotiators from the U.S. Congress rushed to finalize the plan ahead of a self-imposed Wednesday deadline.
U.N. official says N.Korea did not offer commitment to talks
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 12 (Reuters) - United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman said on Tuesday that during a visit to North Korea last week officials "did not offer any kind of commitment" to talks, but he believes they need to reflect on the discussions before responding.
Overconfidence, poor training sank El Faro: U.S. Safety Board
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sinking of the U.S. freighter El Faro in 2015 with the loss of 33 lives came after an overconfident captain set the ship and its poorly trained crew on a collision course with a hurricane, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its final report on Tuesday.
Minnesota joins U.S. states limiting controversial farm chemical
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Minnesota became the latest U.S. state on Tuesday to restrict controversial weed killers made by Monsanto Co and BASF SE that were linked to widespread crop damage, while Arkansas took a step back from imposing new limits.
Donald Trump Jr. wants 'leak' probe, as Congress' Russia probes press on
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son asked a House of Representatives committee on Tuesday to investigate possible leaks of information about his Dec. 6 interview with lawmakers, as congressional probes of Russia and the 2016 election picked up steam ahead of the New Year.
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