U.S. patent review board becomes conservative target

NEW YORK(Reuters) – In August, a dozen inventors gathered around a fire pit outside the headquarters of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, and set alight patents they said had been rendered worthless by an overreaching federal...

/ November 20, 2017

China Snubs Pak After Top Army General Accuses India Of Plans To ‘Sabotage’

After General accuses India of trying to sabotage CPEC, China snubs Pak, says “no such relevant reports” Beijing:  China today dismissed a top Pakistani Army General’s allegation that India has established a special intelligence cell at a cost of $500...

/ November 20, 2017

Contrary to Trump Tweet, Senator Flake still undecided on tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Sunday that Senator Jeff Flake will oppose the Republican tax bill, but the senator’s office says he has not yet made up his mind. U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talks to...

/ November 20, 2017

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – China called for a ceasefire in Myanmar’s Rakhine State so that Rohingya Muslim refugees can return from Bangladesh, proposing a three-stage approach to the crisis as diplomats from 51 mostly Asian and European countries gathered in Myanmar...

/ November 20, 2017

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, In Coma Since 2008, Dies At 72

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was on life support for over a decade. (Twitter) New Delhi:  Senior Congress leader and former union minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, in coma since 2008, died at a hospital in Delhi today. He was 72. Mr Dasmunsi...

/ November 20, 2017

UK commits billions to ‘industries of future’ to ward off Brexit shocks

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday announced 4 billion pounds of spending on research and development and regional growth strategies, setting out plans to help the economy grow after Brexit. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa...

/ November 20, 2017

Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking safeguards for elections

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A bipartisan Harvard University project aimed at protecting elections from hacking and propaganda will release its first set of recommendations today on how U.S. elections can be defended from hacking attacks. FILE PHOTO: An unidentified voter...

/ November 20, 2017

UK households feel the pinch as budget nears, Christmas sales seen down

LONDON (Reuters) – British households felt more of a squeeze on their finances this month, a survey by data firm IHS Markit showed on Monday, and credit card firm Visa predicted spending over the Christmas holidays would fall in real...

/ November 20, 2017

Rookie Cook claims maiden PGA Tour title in Georgia

(Reuters) – Rookie Austin Cook sank a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole to seal a four-stroke victory at the RSM Classic on Sunday and claim his first PGA Tour title. Oct 29, 2017; Jackson, MS, USA; Austin Cook...

/ November 20, 2017

New Orleans’s first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

(Reuters) – A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city’s first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman....

/ November 19, 2017