WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House advisers on Tuesday are set to recommend that U.S. President Donald Trump's planned U.S. Space Command develop ways for the military to operate in outer space, according to two administration officials briefed on the plans.
The National Space Council, a White House advisory panel, will also recommend a review of existing treaty issues, and will unveil proposed legislation for Congress to create and fund a separate space agency to oversee commercial activities, the officials said.
U.S. Targets Russian Operatives Ahead of Election
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has launched a cyber campaign aimed at Russian operatives in an effort to curb misinformation ahead of the Nov. 6 congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, in what it said was the first known such operation to protect American elections.
Record $1.6 Billion Jackpot Up for Grabs in Tuesday's Mega Millions Drawing
By Gina Cherelus
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-setting $1.6 billion prize that would instantly make a single winner one of the richest people in the world will be up for grabs on Tuesday when the Mega Millions holds its drawing.
The drawing will be held at 11 p.
Hurricane Willa Closes in on Tourist City
By David Alire Garcia
MAZATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings were boarded up and schools closed on Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains.
Residents on Monday night sealed off windows and doors with large wooden planks on hotels facing the historic downtown boardwalk of Mazatlan, a popular coastal city in the northwestern state of Sinaloa.
U.S. Warships Pass Through Taiwan Strait Amid China Tensions
By Yimou Lee, Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart
TAIPEI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the U.S. military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.
Trail-blazing Retired U.S. Justice O'Connor Says She Has Dementia
By Lawrence Hurley
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, announced on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with dementia.
O'Connor, a centrist on the conservative-leaning court, was appointed by Republican former President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and retired in 2006.
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