Senate rejects Democrats on documents, witness in Trump impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate blocked Democratic attempts on Tuesday to obtain evidence and call a witness in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could advance on lines favorable to Trump. As the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history began in earnest, Trump’s chief legal defender described the […]

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UPDATE 2-GM's Cruise unit unveils driverless prototype vehicle for ride-sharing service

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s (GM.N) self-driving car unit, Cruise, on Tuesday unveiled a prototype electric vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals for use in its planned autonomous ride-sharing service. The vehicle, named “Cruise Origin”, was developed with Honda Motor Co Ltd (7267.T), which took a minority stake in Cruise in 2018 […]

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Coal states ask Supreme Court to overturn Washington coal terminal ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wyoming and Montana, two coal-producing western states, on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate Washington state’s decision to block on environmental grounds a coal export terminal intended as an outlet to Asian markets. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, a Republican, announced the challenge under the court’s rarely used “original jurisdiction” provision […]

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