News U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar 2017-12-14T21:50:29.000000000-05:00 TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday. Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze 2017-12-14T21:42:03.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes. Uber investor departs venture firm amid harassment claims 2017-12-14T21:04:17.000000000-05:00 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar, known for his early bet on Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], said on Thursday that he would sever ties with his venture capital company, Sherpa Capital, after being accused of sexual misconduct. Documentarian Morgan Spurlock steps down after admitting misconduct 2017-12-14T20:16:55.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Award-winning U.S. documentary maker Morgan Spurlock stepped down from his production company on Thursday after saying on social media that he had engaged in sexual misconduct. As Republican tax vote nears, more senators waver 2017-12-14T20:13:37.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to win passage of a sweeping Republican tax bill in the U.S. Congress hit potential obstacles on Thursday as two more Republican senators insisted on changes, joining a list of lawmakers whose support is uncertain. Murdoch bets live sports and news will boost new, smaller Fox 2017-12-14T20:06:40.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch is banking on Americans' love of live sports and breaking news for a new, slimmed down version of his Fox TV business after selling the company's film studios and international operations to Walt Disney Co . Documentarian Morgan Spurlock says he engaged in sexual misconduct 2017-12-14T20:03:04.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Award-winning U.S. documentary maker Morgan Spurlock wrote on Twitter late on Wednesday that he has engaged in sexual misconduct, saying, "I am part of the problem." Republicans join push to lift secrecy around misconduct in Congress 2017-12-14T19:59:16.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prominent Republican senators on Thursday embraced a push to overhaul rules for addressing sexual harassment in the U.S. Congress, signing on to a bill that would protect victims and require lawmakers to pay for their own settlements. Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital push 2017-12-14T18:28:39.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix... U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules as legal battles loom 2017-12-14T18:23:40.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.