News Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela socialists eye presidency race 2017-12-11T11:50:18.000000000-05:00 CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela's 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party as predicted dominated mayoral polls with the help of a partial boycott by a crumbling opposition. EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move 2017-12-11T11:41:41.000000000-05:00 BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but was met by a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process. Wall Street ticks higher as New York explosion worries wane 2017-12-11T11:41:09.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - U.S stocks indexes edged higher on Monday, recovering from a brief uncertainty following an explosion at one of New York's busiest commuter hubs. Explosion rocks New York commuter hub, suspect in custody 2017-12-11T11:35:20.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man with a bomb-like device strapped to his body set off an explosion at one of New York's busiest commuter hubs at rush hour on Monday, injuring himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack. Newly minted bitcoin futures indicate more modest growth ahead 2017-12-11T11:35:09.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK/SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - Newly launched bitcoin futures indicated on Monday that financial markets expect the cryptocurrency to climb further but at a far slower rate than in recent weeks as warnings of a bubble grew. Verizon to pay $2.25 billion to NFL for five-year streaming deal: source 2017-12-11T11:33:57.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will pay around $2.25 billion for a five-year partnership with the National Football League that allows users to stream games on its Yahoo and go90 platforms as well as on mobile devices, a source told Reuters on Monday. Russian military chief criticizes U.S., Japan and South Korea drills 2017-12-11T11:12:56.000000000-05:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Russia's military chief warned on Monday that military exercises by Japan, the United States and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea only raise hysteria and create more instability in the region. Powell faces early test of policy view as tax cuts near approval 2017-12-11T11:11:10.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Incoming Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, chosen by U.S. President Donald Trump to keep the recovery humming, appears set to let an expected trillion=dollar tax cut run its course through the economy as weak wage growth and inflation buttress his view that the economy r... Ex-contractor says he shut Trump's Twitter account by accident 2017-12-11T10:49:16.000000000-05:00 FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The contractor who shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account has told Reuters he did so by mistake, but says he believes some of the U.S. president's recent tweets breach the social network's ban on hate speech. S&P, Dow flat after explosion at New York commuter hub 2017-12-11T10:23:52.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow were flat in early morning trading on Monday after an explosion rocked New York's Port Authority, one of the city's busiest commuter hubs.