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May 12, 2015

Republican Chris Christie bashes Obama, Fed on economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor.

Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama had failed to curb spending and that his regulatory policies had led to stagnant growth. As for the U.S. central bank, he said that while middle-class families struggled, the Fed had boosted stock prices which benefited people who were already wealthy.

May 10, 2015

Transformer fire causes shut-down of nuclear reactor north of New York City

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A nuclear power reactor 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable and there was no threat to residents nearby.

People in the area reported an explosion and smoke coming from the plant at Buchanan in New York state. But the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the fire had been quickly extinguished.

May 10, 2015

Transformer fire causes shut-down of nuclear plant unit north of New York City

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) – A nuclear power
reactor 40 miles to the north of New York City was shut down on
Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the plant
was stable and there was no threat to area residents.

People in the area reported an explosion and smoke coming
from the plant at Buchanan in New York state. But the U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that the fire had been
quickly extinguished.

May 8, 2015

Poll: Americans favor Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert over conservatives for punditry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jon Stewart has spent 16 years skewering U.S. politicians and media as the liberal host of television’s “The Daily Show” – and many Americans think he gets it right on the issues with his satirical look at the news.

In a Reuters/Ipsos online poll, the Comedy Central comic topped a list of 10 pundits, with more than half of respondents saying they agreed with him on at least some issues. Only 12 percent did not agree with him on any issues at all.

May 8, 2015

Americans favour Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert over conservatives for punditry – poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jon Stewart has spent 16 years skewering U.S. politicians and media as the liberal host of television’s “The Daily Show” – and many Americans think he gets it right on the issues with his satirical look at the news.

In a Reuters/Ipsos online poll, the Comedy Central comic topped a list of 10 pundits, with more than half of respondents saying they agreed with him on at least some issues. Only 12 percent did not agree with him on any issues at all.

May 8, 2015

Americans favor Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert over conservatives for punditry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jon Stewart has spent 16 years skewering U.S. politicians and media as the liberal host of television’s “The Daily Show” – and many Americans think he gets it right on the issues with his satirical look at the news.

In a Reuters/Ipsos online poll, the Comedy Central comic topped a list of 10 pundits, with more than half of respondents saying they agreed with him on at least some issues. Only 12 percent did not agree with him on any issues at all.

Apr 8, 2015

Power line break puts out the lights in Washington, D.C

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A power line broke loose at an electrical substation near Washington on Tuesday, briefly dimming the White House, emptying museums and cutting electricity to government buildings and the U.S. Capitol for hours.

The Justice Department and State Department were among thousands of customers whose power was cut in the early afternoon, along with the University of Maryland and some World Bank offices.

Apr 7, 2015

Power outage hits White House, lights go out in Washington area

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) – A power outage hit the White
House and much of the Washington area on Tuesday, snarling
trains, emptying museums and cutting electricity to government
buildings and the U.S. Capitol for hours.

The Justice Department and State Department were among
thousands of customers affected, along with the University of
Maryland and some World Bank offices.

Mar 31, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential contenders back Indiana law, say defends faith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Possible contenders for the U.S. Republican presidential nomination are speaking out in support of Indiana’s new ‘religious freedom’ law, addressing controversy over the legislation with conservative views of faith and liberty.

“This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs, to be able to be people of conscience. I think once the facts are established people aren’t going to see this as discriminatory at all,” said Jeb Bush, a former Florida governor who is expected to announce a presidential bid, in a radio interview on Monday.

Mar 31, 2015

Former U.S. agents charged for bitcoin theft during Silk Road probe

By Nate Raymond and Lisa Lambert

(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department announced charges on Monday against two former federal agents accused of stealing the digital currency bitcoin during the investigation of the underground drug marketplace Silk Road.

Carl Force, a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent, and Shaun Bridges, a special agent with the Secret Service, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in San Francisco federal court with offenses including wire fraud and money laundering.