News Myanmar government says case against Reuters journalists can proceed 2017-12-18T07:45:03.000000000-05:00 YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's civilian President Htin Kyaw, a close ally of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has authorized the police to proceed with a case against two detained Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act, a senior government spokesma... Tiny stem cell companies close in on major heart disease goals 2017-12-18T06:55:42.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, highlighted by early stem cell champion Geron Corp abandoning the field in 2011. U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill 2017-12-18T06:51:12.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax overhaul would sharply cut the amount they can deduct on federal tax bills. An update on winners and losers on the U.S. tax scorecard 2017-12-18T06:49:41.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the lead-up to the conference agreement for the U.S. Tax Cut & Jobs Act released on Friday, there were too many moving parts for most Americans to know how it would affect them. South Africa ANC vote too close to call, markets on edge 2017-12-18T06:46:35.000000000-05:00 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ANC began counting ballots on Monday to determine who will lead the party which has ruled since the end of apartheid but is tarnished by scandals and allegations of corruption. Kremlin says U.S. tip-off about planned attack 'saved many lives' 2017-12-18T06:07:19.000000000-05:00 MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. tip-off about a planned attack in St. Petersburg helped save many lives and Russia and the United States should try to cooperate in the same way in future, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. Toyota to market over 10 battery EV models in early 2020s 2017-12-18T05:38:16.000000000-05:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it would market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s, a target which could require the firm to look beyond a partnership with Panasonic Corp to co-develop and supply batteries. To thwart Amazon, Kroger and Walmart lure shoppers with curbside pickup 2017-12-18T05:37:40.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Amazon.com looks to upend the U.S. grocery market with home delivery, some veteran supermarket operators are betting on a different strategy: curbside pickup. Americans have long loved the convenience of drive-through service for burgers and coffee. Kroger Co and Wa... Lighter winds early this week may help battle against California wildfire 2017-12-18T05:27:34.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Lighter winds expected in California early this week should help firefighters in their battle against one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in the state's history, the National Weather Service has said. Trump in strategy document to cite China, Russia as competitors 2017-12-18T05:12:38.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge U.S. power and erode its security and prosperity, in a national security strategy he will lay out in a speech on Monday.