News Ex-Obama administration official in exclusive talks with Weinstein Co: source 2018-01-23T20:32:49.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered into exclusive negotiations to sell the studio with a group of investors led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. NAFTA negotiators open key round of talks amid upbeat signs 2018-01-23T20:32:48.000000000-05:00 MONTREAL (Reuters) - Officials opened a key round of negotiations to modernize NAFTA on Tuesday amidst optimistic signs, as U.S. President Donald Trump said the talks were going "pretty well" and Canada's chief negotiator said he had high hopes for progress. China trash town's cleanup bolstered by import ban 2018-01-23T20:22:49.000000000-05:00 GUIYU, China (Reuters) - The dizzying stench of burning plastic still drifts through the alleys, workshops and warehouses of Guiyu, the southern Chinese town that has long symbolized China's role as the main recycler of the world's waste. Job creator, or job killer? Trump angers solar installers with panel tariff 2018-01-23T20:20:24.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels on Tuesday, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but which the solar industry said would lead to thousands of layoffs and raise consumer prices. Radio host Keillor fired over 'dozens' of incidents: network 2018-01-23T19:46:23.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Minnesota Public Radio ended its contracts with "Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor over multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by a woman who had worked on the show and not a single incident, the network's president said on Tuesday. Two students dead, 17 injured in shooting at Kentucky high school 2018-01-23T19:39:25.000000000-05:00 BENTON, Ky. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun just before classes started at his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding a dozen other youths before he was arrested, the state's governor and police said. Senate confirms Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chair 2018-01-23T19:06:14.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell as the next head of the central bank, succeeding Janet Yellen, a move likely to provide continuity in U.S. monetary policy with the economy growing now for nine years straight. Turkey kills at least 260 Kurdish, Islamic State fighters in Syria offensive: military 2018-01-23T19:04:34.000000000-05:00 ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey has killed at least 260 Syrian Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in its four-day-old offensive into the Kurdish-dominated Afrin region of northwest Syria, the Turkish military said on Tuesday. Swiss marchers protest against Trump, break through Davos security cordon 2018-01-23T19:00:30.000000000-05:00 ZURICH/DAVOS (Reuters) - Anti-capitalists marched through Swiss cities on Tuesday to protest a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and broke through a security cordon in Davos. Trump Cabinet member Sessions interviewed in U.S. Russia probe 2018-01-23T18:52:32.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last week by the special counsel's office investigating potential collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.