News Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller 2017-12-17T17:44:30.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not." Diminished winds help California battle historic wildfire 2017-12-17T17:35:22.000000000-05:00 VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Calming winds on Sunday helped slow the spread of a California wildfire that already ranks as the third largest in state history, having scorched 269,000 acres (109,000 hectares) along the scenic Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles. Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails 2017-12-17T17:13:32.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An organization established for U.S. President Donald Trump's transition to the White House said on Saturday the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully. Aconex receives $1.19 billion takeover offer from Oracle Corp 2017-12-17T17:09:46.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Aconex Ltd said on Monday it had received a A$1.56 billion ($1.19 billion), or A$7.80 in cash per share, buyout offer from U.S. software major Oracle Corp . Flights delayed at Atlanta airport after power outage 2017-12-17T16:49:11.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Flights were delayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday after a partial power outage, leaving passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in dimly lit terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs. M&T Bank's CEO Robert Wilmers dies: bank 2017-12-17T16:34:53.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - M&T Bank's chairman and chief executive officer, Robert Wilmers, died on Saturday night at home after nearly 35 years leading the Buffalo, New York-based company, the bank said on Sunday. U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say 2017-12-17T16:31:03.000000000-05:00 MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. Humana in talks to buy Kindred Healthcare with equity firms: source 2017-12-17T16:21:16.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc is in advanced talks to acquire acute care provider Kindred Healthcare Inc in partnership with private equity firms Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and TPG, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Explainer: Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists 2017-12-17T16:16:52.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journali... Republicans confident tax bill to become law this week 2017-12-17T15:43:34.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans said on Sunday they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end.