News Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post 'sexist smear' 2017-12-12T16:40:54.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him. Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software 2017-12-12T16:22:31.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence. Bitcoin hits another record high in march toward $20,000 2017-12-12T16:15:00.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures on a U.S. exchange and ahead of the start of another futures contract next week, as investors grew optimistic that the $20,000-mark is within reach. Senators say effort to protect 'Dreamers' making progress 2017-12-12T15:51:29.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan push in the Senate to protect undocumented people who immigrated to the United States as children is gaining momentum as lawmakers try to wrap up negotiations, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday. Advocates ready legal showdown with FCC on net neutrality 2017-12-12T15:48:33.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Net neutrality advocates said they are gearing up for a legal fight after abandoning attempts to convince the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to keep 2015 rules aimed at maintaining an open internet. U.S. slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber 2017-12-12T15:08:18.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday's attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization. Five years after Sandy Hook, U.S. gun-control advocates switch strategy 2017-12-12T14:49:03.000000000-05:00 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. Trump administration holds talks with airlines, keeps pressure on Gulf carriers 2017-12-12T14:43:12.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration met with major airlines on Tuesday to discuss complaints that some Gulf states are unfairly subsidizing state-owned carriers, keeping up pressure on the Middle East airlines at the center of a spat with U.S. rivals. Times Square bomb suspect charged; Bangladesh questions wife 2017-12-12T14:01:56.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against a Bangladeshi man, accusing him of using a weapon of mass destruction in Monday's bombing of a Manhattan commuter hub. Alabama voters choose senator in race with high stakes for Trump 2017-12-12T13:51:13.000000000-05:00 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Voters in Alabama headed to the polls on Tuesday in a hard-fought U.S. Senate race with high stakes for President Donald Trump, who has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore in spite of allegations against him of sexual misconduct toward teenagers.