News U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortion 2017-10-20T21:34:06.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented an illegal immigrant teenager detained by the government from immediately obtaining an abortion, although it left open the possibility she could undergo the procedure within days. Trump considers Fed's Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank 2017-10-20T20:55:45.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank's top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change. Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program 2017-10-20T19:32:09.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Trump's administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Canada's Liberals look to economy to guide them past ethics scandal 2017-10-20T18:46:08.000000000-04:00 OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has been badly shaken by a conflict-of-interest controversy about his finance minister, but the Liberal government's upcoming fiscal update offers an opportunity to reset the public focus on Canada's strong economy, political ... Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote 2017-10-20T17:59:17.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda. Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after budget vote 2017-10-20T17:17:42.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda. Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge 2017-10-20T16:27:06.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions. Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech 2017-10-20T15:52:05.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday. Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates: data 2017-10-20T15:19:21.000000000-04:00 TORONTO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration. In Kirkuk, Kurds' joy turns to fear after Iraqi army takeover 2017-10-20T14:03:30.000000000-04:00 KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Turkmen and Arab shoppers stroll through an open-air food market in an ethnically mixed area of Kirkuk, haggling over the price of tomatoes and gossiping about their neighbors.