News CSX CEO Harrison dies days after medical leave announced 2017-12-16T15:35:54.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - CSX Corp Chief Executive Hunter Harrison has died, the freight railway operator said on Saturday, just a few days after announcing that he was taking a medical leave of absence. Canadian police probe mysterious deaths of billionaire pharma couple 2017-12-16T15:31:52.000000000-05:00 TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion on Friday. Winds fuel California wildfire, state's third-largest on record 2017-12-16T15:24:53.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third-largest on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly blaze since the beginning of the month. U.S. labor board adopts business-friendly 'micro union' test 2017-12-16T15:20:42.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - A U.S. labor agency on Friday made it tougher for workers to form so-called micro unions made up of small groups of a company's employees, reversing an Obama-era decision that had been sharply criticized by companies. U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn 2017-12-16T14:45:12.000000000-05:00 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital. Trump defends tax plan as 'great Christmas gifts' to middle class 2017-12-16T14:32:55.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended a Republican tax-cut plan against Democratic charges that it favors the rich, saying it will be "one of the great Christmas gifts" for the middle class with just days to go before Congress votes. Zuma calls for party unity as ANC meets to elect new leader 2017-12-16T13:39:41.000000000-05:00 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Jacob Zuma gave his last speech as African National Congress head on Saturday, as the only party in power since the end of apartheid prepared to pick its next leader, and likely future president, in a vote that was too close to call. Myanmar journalists' group to don black T-shirts over arrest of Reuters' reporters 2017-12-16T12:58:10.000000000-05:00 YANGON (Reuters) - A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, as pressure builds on Myanmar to release the pair. Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma in tight race to lead South Africa's ruling ANC 2017-12-16T11:18:28.000000000-05:00 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's only ruler since the end of apartheid, votes this weekend in a race too close to call to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader with the winner also likely to become the next president. California wildfire rages as third largest recorded in state 2017-12-16T09:33:23.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth.