News Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense 2017-12-12T11:03:16.000000000-05:00 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. U.S. producer prices rise strongly, point to firming inflation 2017-12-12T11:02:17.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices rose in November as gasoline prices surged and the cost of other goods increased, leading to the largest annual gain in nearly six years. Firefighters wrestle to control California wildfire as winds persist 2017-12-12T10:44:31.000000000-05:00 VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters on Tuesday fought to take further control of a massive California wildfire, the fifth largest in the state's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather were expected to persist throughout the week. Voters head to polls in Alabama race with high stakes for Trump 2017-12-12T10:43:38.000000000-05:00 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Voters in Alabama 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. New York charges Times Square bomb suspect; Bangladesh questions wife 2017-12-12T10:41:11.000000000-05:00 DHAKA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York officials on Tuesday said they charged a Bangladeshi man with terrorism, accusing him of setting off a pipe bomb a day earlier in a crowded Manhattan commuter hub, as investigators in his home country questioned his wife. Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds persist 2017-12-12T09:26:54.000000000-05:00 VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters on Tuesday hoped to take further control of a massive California wildfire, the fifth largest in the state's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather were expected to persist. Investigators search for clues in attempted New York subway bombing 2017-12-12T09:10:04.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators are searching for reasons a Bangladeshi man set off a bomb strapped to his body in a New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour in what is being characterized as an attempted terrorist attack. Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds remain relentless 2017-12-12T09:07:01.000000000-05:00 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. Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position 2017-12-12T07:23:47.000000000-05:00 (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. 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.