News Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails 2017-12-17T12:26:16.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An organization established for U.S. President Donald Trump's transition to the White House said on Saturday the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully. Erdogan says Turkey aims to open embassy in East Jerusalem 2017-12-17T12:23:46.000000000-05:00 ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognize it as the capital of Palestine. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 million in opening weekend 2017-12-17T12:06:54.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday. Republicans confident tax bill will become law this week 2017-12-17T12:05:05.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans said they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores $450 million in global opening weekend 2017-12-17T11:50:20.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday. Explainer: Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists 2017-12-17T11:44:52.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journali... Senator-elect Jones not joining calls for Trump resignation 2017-12-17T11:31:00.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones, who scored an upset victory last week in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, said on Sunday he did not believe President Donald Trump needed to resign over sexual misconduct allegations against him. U.S. employers say CVS-Aetna deal would affect health-benefits decisions: survey 2017-12-17T10:23:13.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Corp’s proposed purchase of Aetna Inc will affect decision-making by a majority of large and mid-size U.S. corporations on employee health benefits, a survey by benefits consultant Aon Plc found. Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta before Christmas, killing nine 2017-12-17T10:10:17.000000000-05:00 QUETTA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country. No. 2 U.S. Senate Republican expects tax bill will pass, eyes Tuesday 2017-12-17T09:41:07.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Cornyn, the No. 2 U.S. Senate Republican, said on Sunday he was confident Republicans would pass a tax overhaul bill this week.