News Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense 2017-12-12T07:05:08.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's campaign to shrink the "bloated federal bureaucracy" so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce, and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobs. Five years after Sandy Hook, U.S. gun-control advocates switch strategy 2017-12-12T06:26:23.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, advocates who are disappointed with the failure of efforts to limit access to firearms are changing their strategy. Voters head to polls in Alabama race with high stakes for Trump 2017-12-12T06:03:39.000000000-05:00 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Voters in Alabama were headed to the polls on Tuesday in a hard-fought U.S. Senate race in which President Donald Trump has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign has been clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers. Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York 2017-12-12T04:53:38.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, immediately calling it an attempted terrorist attack. Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds remain relentless 2017-12-12T04:26:00.000000000-05:00 VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters hope gain further control on Tuesday of a wildfire, the fifth-largest in California's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather conditions are expected to persist. Firefighters hold back massive Southern California wildfire 2017-12-11T22:43:27.000000000-05:00 VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters, taking advantage of a lull in the winds, on Monday held in check a massive Southern California wildfire that has torched hundreds of buildings and charred an area larger than New York City. Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe 2017-12-11T21:11:36.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics. Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars 2017-12-11T20:32:14.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon. U.S. agency prepares to hand over internet oversight to FTC 2017-12-11T20:03:52.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to turn over oversight of internet service providers to another federal agency as it plans to vote on Thursday to revoke the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" rules. Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position 2017-12-11T18:34:47.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor in pursuit of the $40 billion-plus deal.