Reuters Environment & Politics

  • U.S. Senate advances bill to penalize websites for sex trafficking
    on March 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to advance legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, setting up final passage of a bill this week that would chip away at a bedrock legal shield for the technology industry. […]

  • Mississippi governor signs bill banning abortions after 15 weeks
    on March 19, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    (Reuters) - Mississippi's governor signed into law on Monday the most restrictive abortion measure in the United States, which was immediately challenged in court by abortion rights advocates who say it is unconstitutional. […]

  • As U.S. opioid crisis grows, Trump calls for death penalty for dealers
    on March 19, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump spelled out in new detail several steps he favors to fight a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, including the execution of drug dealers, a proposal that has gained little support from drug abuse and judicial experts. […]

  • Brazil to launch canal to drought-stricken northeast this year: minister
    on March 19, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - A canal set to deliver water to two drought-stricken states in northeastern Brazil is set to go into operation by year's end, a government minister said on Monday. […]

  • Supreme Court upholds Pennsylvania election map in win for Democrats
    on March 19, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    (Reuters) - In a boost to the Democratic Party's chances of winning back the U.S. Congress this year, both the U.S. Supreme Court and a Pennsylvania panel of federal judges on Monday rejected Republicans' efforts to block the state's new congressional district map from taking effect. […]

  • Pompeo to face tough questions on North Korea, Iran: senator
    on March 19, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican who heads the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, will face tough questions on North Korea and Iran if he is to be confirmed in the role. […]

  • Trump administration preparing list of possible biofuels tweaks: sources
    on March 19, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Agriculture Department are scheduled to meet on Tuesday to winnow down proposals to lower the cost of the nation's biofuels policy to oil refiners, according to two sources familiar with the matter. […]

  • Trump adds Washington lawyer diGenova to legal team in Russia probe
    on March 19, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is beefing up his legal team with a lawyer who accuses the FBI and U.S. Justice Department of trying to frame Trump with false charges of colluding with Russia during the 2016 election campaign, possibly signaling a more aggressive drive to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller. […]

  • Supreme Court rejects Arizona challenge to 'Dreamers' program
    on March 19, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday required Arizona to continue to issue driver's licenses to the young adult immigrants known as Dreamers, refusing to hear the state's challenge to an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of people brought into the country illegally as children. […]

  • Tenants group alleges Kushner Companies falsified permits
    on March 19, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    (Reuters) - A New York tenants rights group and local politician said on Monday they would launch an investigation into the real estate company formerly headed by Jared Kushner, a top aide to President Donald Trump, over alleged falsification of building permits. […]