News Trump defends congratulatory phone call to Russia's Putin 2018-03-21T16:17:50.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his congratulations to Vladimir Putin on the Russian president's disputed re-election victory on Wednesday, saying he wants Putin's help in solving crises from North Korea to Syria and beyond. France's Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Gaddafi funds case 2018-03-21T16:09:47.000000000-04:00 NANTERRE, France (Reuters) - France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy was questioned for a second day on Wednesday by police investigating allegations that his 2007 election campaign received funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Texas bombing suspect blows self up on roadside as police close in 2018-03-21T16:08:59.000000000-04:00 PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of carrying out a three-week bombing spree that killed two people in Texas before blowing himself up as police closed in on him was a 23-year-old unemployed man from suburban Austin, authorities said on Wednesday. Zuckerberg says Facebook 'made mistakes' on Cambridge Analytica 2018-03-21T16:04:33.000000000-04:00 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social media company made mistakes that allowed data about users to end up with the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and said the company would make changes. What the Federal Reserve rate hike means for U.S. households 2018-03-21T15:37:41.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - The effects of the Federal Reserve interest rate hike announced on Wednesday will extend beyond corporate America to household budgets. Fed raises rates, signals confidence in strengthening economy 2018-03-21T15:36:13.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday and forecast at least two more hikes for 2018, signaling growing confidence that U.S. tax cuts and government spending will boost the economy and inflation and lead to more aggressive future tightening. 'Four'easter' storm in U.S. East brings snow day for kids, traffic nightmare for adults 2018-03-21T15:09:34.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - A storm bearing snow, sleet and winds rolled through the eastern United States on Wednesday, crippling public transit and closing schools in several cities, as people in the region endured the fourth major snowstorm this month. Russia leak angers Trump, frustrates chief of staff: sources 2018-03-21T14:47:20.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was described as angry and his chief of staff frustrated on Wednesday over a leak of information saying Trump had been cautioned by advisers not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin for winning an election that was widely seen as rigg... Texas bombing spree ends as suspect blows self up on roadside 2018-03-21T14:47:11.000000000-04:00 PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - Police tracked the 23-year-old man suspected of carrying out a deadly three-week bombing campaign in Texas for a day before closing in on him on the side of a highway where he blew himself up early Wednesday, law enforcement and local media said. Winter 'four'easter' storm hits U.S. East, snarling traffic, closing schools 2018-03-21T14:12:06.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Millions of commuters along the U.S. East Coast faced another round of heavy snow, ice and gusty winds on Wednesday as the fourth major snowstorm this month struck the region, closing schools, grounding flights and halting buses and trains.