News Instead of midterm elections, Sanders focuses on local, state races 2017-10-17T16:01:56.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement from the ground up. Search on for dozens missing in California wildfires as evacuees return home 2017-10-17T15:59:42.000000000-04:00 SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California combed through the debris of burned-out houses on Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Senators reach bipartisan deal on short-term Obamacare fix 2017-10-17T15:59:32.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare, an agreement that would revive federal subsidies for health insurers, and President Donald Trump voiced support for the deal. U.S. judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions 2017-10-17T15:55:12.000000000-04:00 SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which had been set to take effect this week. Venezuela's Maduro defends disputed vote, opposition divided 2017-10-17T15:42:20.000000000-04:00 CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro defended Venezuela's "secure" election system on Tuesday as opponents struggled to present a united front over allegations of fraud in a nationwide vote surprisingly won by the ruling socialists. New cancer drugs help Johnson & Johnson top profit estimates 2017-10-17T15:00:09.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson posted better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, raising its full-year forecast due to growth from new cancer drugs and high-margin treatments picked up in its $30 billion acquisition of Actelion earlier this year. Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration 2017-10-17T14:57:51.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it became public he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Republican senator says bipartisan deal reached to stabilize Obamacare 2017-10-17T14:46:14.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said on Tuesday he had reached a deal with Democratic Senator Patty Murray to stabilize Obamacare, including reinstating federal subsidies that President Donald Trump jettisoned last week. Trump likely to name Fed chair by early November: source 2017-10-17T14:45:08.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has a pool of five candidates to choose from for the next chair of the Federal Reserve and is likely to announce his choice before going to Asia in early November, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes 2017-10-17T14:21:41.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials on Tuesday weighed the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump as their two-day autumn meeting began in New York City.