News Advocates ready legal showdown with FCC on net neutrality 2017-12-12T18:22:49.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Net neutrality advocates said they are gearing up for a legal fight after abandoning attempts to convince the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to keep 2015 rules aimed at maintaining an open internet. Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post 'sexist smear' 2017-12-12T17:59:30.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him. Republicans propose to delay, pause Obamacare taxes 2017-12-12T17:54:48.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans proposed on Tuesday to delay or suspend several taxes under former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, including a tax on medical devices and the so-called "Cadillac" tax on generous health insurance plans. Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume 2017-12-12T17:48:51.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its chip unit, the companies said in a statement, removing a key obstacle to the deal. U.S. slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber 2017-12-12T17:42:44.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday's attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization. Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software 2017-12-12T17:37:01.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence. Bitcoin hits another record high in march toward $20,000 2017-12-12T16:15:00.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures on a U.S. exchange and ahead of the start of another futures contract next week, as investors grew optimistic that the $20,000-mark is within reach. Senators say effort to protect 'Dreamers' making progress 2017-12-12T15:51:29.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan push in the Senate to protect undocumented people who immigrated to the United States as children is gaining momentum as lawmakers try to wrap up negotiations, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday. Five years after Sandy Hook, U.S. gun-control advocates switch strategy 2017-12-12T14:49:03.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, advocates who are disappointed with the failure of efforts to limit access to firearms are changing their strategy. Trump administration holds talks with airlines, keeps pressure on Gulf carriers 2017-12-12T14:43:12.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration met with major airlines on Tuesday to discuss complaints that some Gulf states are unfairly subsidizing state-owned carriers, keeping up pressure on the Middle East airlines at the center of a spat with U.S. rivals.