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In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iranian weaponry from Yemen

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WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions.

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U.S. retail sales, labour market data boost economic outlook 3:55pm GMT

WASHINGTON U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start, pointing to sustained strength in the economy that could pave the way for further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes next year.

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Pence delays Middle East trip in case vote needed on tax legislation 3:04pm GMT

WASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence will delay an upcoming Middle East trip by a couple of days in case a tie-breaking vote is needed from him for tax cut legislation in Congress, a senior White House official said on Thursday.

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Alabama win thrills Democrats as Republicans point fingers 7:47am GMT

WASHINGTON Democrats said on Wednesday their U.S. Senate victory in Alabama could lead to a sweeping comeback for the party in 2018 elections, while Republicans sought to assess blame for a defeat in one of the country's most conservative states. | Video

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Firefighters defend homes as huge California wildfire rages on 3:04am GMT

LOS ANGELES Firefighters grappling with a wildfire that has burned out of control for 10 days on California's scenic coastline, destroying more than 700 homes, sought on Wednesday to defend homes from flames whipped by resurgent Santa Ana winds.

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Senior justice official dismisses Republican charges of bias in Trump probe 1:17am GMT

WASHINGTON U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday dismissed Republican lawmakers' charges that government attorneys and agents investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election are biased against President Donald Trump.

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U.S. Republicans forge tax deal, final votes seen next week 12:33am GMT

WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans. | Video

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Turkish banker accused of helping Iran launder money seeks mistrial 12:13am GMT

NEW YORK Lawyers for a Turkish banker on trial in New York on charges that he helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions asked a judge on Wednesday to declare a mistrial, saying testimony by a former Turkish police investigator should not have been allowed in court.

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Stop-gap bill unveiled to fund U.S. government until Jan. 19 13 Dec 2017

WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday introduced a bill to fund the government until Jan. 19 while Congress works on longer-term legislation, the panel said in a statement.

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Fed raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged 13 Dec 2017

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term jump in U.S. economic growth from the Trump administration's proposed tax cuts. | Video