Reuters data reveals how U.S. visas to six Muslim nations dropped after the Supreme Court’s travel ban ruling, Elon Musk has shrunk the size of his Mars-bound rocket and a special report examines how cryptocurrency exchanges have become a target for crime.
Even without delivering on his biggest campaign promises, President Donald Trump has begun to reshape American life in ways big and small. Over his first nine months, Trump has used an aggressive series of regulatory rollbacks, executive orders and changes in enforcement guidelines to rewrite the rules for industries from energy to airlines, and on issues from campus sexual assault to anti-discrimination protections for transgender students.
Bitcoin sprang up during the financial crisis, the attraction was to bypass the banks. But now with little regulation cryptocurrency exchanges have become a target for crime. Reuters investigates the weaknesses around the currencies that were pitched to be secure and investigative reporter Steve Stecklow talks about the findings. Read the report and listen to the podcast.
To cut costs, Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has shrunk the size of the rocket ship it is developing to go to Mars, aiming to start construction on the first spaceship in the first half of next year, Musk said.
Twitter said it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient.
Thousands of people lined up at San Juan harbor to board a cruise ship that will take them from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland in one of the largest evacuations since Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico more than a week ago.
The U.S. economy expanded a bit faster than previously estimated in the second quarter, recording its quickest rate of growth in more than two years, but the momentum likely slowed in the third quarter due to the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Trump is facing a crucial Oct. 15 deadline on Iran, writes Jarrett Blanc, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. If the U.S. president refuses to re-certify Tehran's compliance with the 2015 multinational agreement to forgo nuclear weapons, U.S. allies in Europe "will be forced to choose between committing a crime and making a mistake."