California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities 2017-12-10T21:56:30.000000000-05:00 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 800 structures scorched another 56,000 acres on Sunday, making it the fifth largest such blaze in recorded state history, as it ran toward picturesque coastal cities.But fire officials said as darkne... Bitcoin futures surge past $17,000 on launch day 2017-12-10T21:42:01.000000000-05:00 SYDNEY (Reuters) - The front-month bitcoin futures contract on the Chicago-based CBOE Futures Exchange surged past $17,000 on Monday, the first day of trading. Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures debut in sedate fashion 2017-12-10T21:32:23.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - The eagerly anticipated launch of futures trading of the world's largest cryptocurrency bitcoin got off to a positive start on Sunday, with the price nearly 9 percent ahead after briefly slipping below its opening level. Uber heads to court in fight for London survival 2017-12-10T20:13:34.000000000-05:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market. Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program 2017-12-10T19:47:55.000000000-05:00 MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research. Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump 2017-12-10T19:44:18.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Donald Trump's supporters, saying a vote for Moore would be a vote for Trump's agenda. Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal 2017-12-10T19:25:16.000000000-05:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hail "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week "to move forwards together" to discuss future trade ties. Bitcoin futures start trading on CBOE exchange 2017-12-10T18:55:36.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin arrived on Sunday, with futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm starting trading for the first time. Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut 2017-12-10T18:43:29.000000000-05:00 JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem's main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Exclusive: U.S. mall owner GGP rejects Brookfield Property's $14.8 billion offer - sources 2017-12-10T17:31:46.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - GGP Inc , one of the largest owners and operators of U.S. shopping centers, has rejected a $14.8 billion buyout offer from its biggest shareholder, Brookfield Property Partners LP , people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.