News China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signaling plans for next five years 2017-10-17T19:43:17.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signaling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term. Senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump voices support 2017-10-17T19:06:55.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced support for the deal. Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment reports 2017-10-17T19:00:52.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress's allegation of sexual assault by producer Harvey Weinstein. Senate presses ex-Trump aide's son for documents in Russia probe: source 2017-10-17T18:45:49.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser to provide documents and testimony as part of the panel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, a source familiar with the congressional matter told R... Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering United States 2017-10-17T18:29:18.000000000-04:00 SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (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 would have taken effect this week. Trump tax plan hits bump in Senate as Rand Paul weighs 'no' vote 2017-10-17T18:25:31.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to ensure support for a budget resolution vital to President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code, as one Republican fiscal hawk announced he might vote against the measure. Senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare backed by Trump 2017-10-17T18:09:04.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced support for the plan. Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims 2017-10-17T17:59:46.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is thought to have been a wealthy man, lawyers said. Venezuela's Maduro defends disputed vote, opposition divided 2017-10-17T17:33:56.000000000-04:00 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. Instead of U.S. midterms, Sanders focuses on smaller races 2017-10-17T17:09:27.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. 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.