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8 August 2018

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  • Court rejects appeal of ex-Stanford swimmer against sexual assault conviction
    Reuters

    Court rejects appeal of ex-Stanford swimmer against sexual assault conviction

    By Brendan O’Brien (Reuters) – A California court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a former Stanford University swimmer who was found guilty of sexual assault and served a sentence that many say was too lenient. Brock Turner, then 19, was arrested in 2015 after two fellow students at the Northern

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  • New York City votes to cap Uber, Lyft vehicle licenses
    Reuters

    New York City votes to cap Uber, Lyft vehicle licenses

    (Reuters) – The New York City Council on Wednesday agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest U.S. metro area for a major source of their revenue. The package, opposed by major

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  • Fundraise or 'look for a job,' Republicans warn after close election races
    Reuters

    Fundraise or ‘look for a job,’ Republicans warn after close election races

    As Republican candidates backed by President Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, nervousness grew in Republican circles about their ability to continue extending millions of dollars in aid to candidates in November’s Congressional elections.

  • New Mexico child abuse suspects accused of training children for shootings
    Reuters

    New Mexico child abuse suspects accused of training children for shootings

    Five adults charged with abusing 11 children at a New Mexico compound, where they were found ragged and starving, were training those children to use firearms to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents on Wednesday. The principal suspect, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, also was charged with

  • Trump administration faces lawsuit over pesticides in wildlife refuges
    Reuters

    Trump administration faces lawsuit over pesticides in wildlife refuges

    (Reuters) – Conservationists on Wednesday notified the Trump administration that they would sue over its reversal of a 2014 decision prohibiting bee-killing pesticides and genetically modified crops on U.S. wildlife refuges. The reversal, issued on Aug. 2 in a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service memo, suggested

  • New York City votes to cap Uber, Lyft vehicle licenses
    Reuters

    New York City votes to cap Uber, Lyft vehicle licenses

    (Reuters) – The New York City Council on Wednesday agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest U.S. metro area for a major source of their revenue. The package, opposed by major

  • U.S. joins lawsuits against Indivior, Reckitt over drug Suboxone
    Reuters

    U.S. joins lawsuits against Indivior, Reckitt over drug Suboxone

    The Justice Department in filings last week in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia, said it was intervening in four separate whistleblower lawsuits related to the Britain-based companies’ marketing of Suboxone and the related drug Subutex. The action came after Indivior, which was spun out of Reckitt

  • Reuters

    Fire extinguished at HollyFrontier’s Tulsa, Oklahoma refinery

    HollyFrontier Corp said it did not expect operational disruptions at its 85,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Tulsa West refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after a fire in a wastewater plant was put out on Wednesday afternoon. “Our employees and contractors are accounted for and safe.” said HollyFrontier

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  • Puerto Rico sends costlier reconstruction plan to U.S. Congress
    Reuters

    Puerto Rico sends costlier reconstruction plan to U.S. Congress

    (Reuters) – Puerto Rico submitted a recovery plan to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that carries an estimated price tag of $139 billion, which is 47 percent more than the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth requested in November. The economic and disaster recovery plan allocates the money to housing, water and

  • Beer drinkers lose U.S. appeal over Anheuser-SABMiller merger
    Reuters

    Beer drinkers lose U.S. appeal over Anheuser-SABMiller merger

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon said SABMiller’s agreement with antitrust regulators to divest its U.S. beer business, by selling its stake in the MillerCoors joint venture to Molson Coors Brewing Co , would prevent increased concentration in the industry. It also rejected

  • Crews gain ground on monster California wildfire
    Reuters

    Crews gain ground on monster California wildfire

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battling the largest wildfire in California’s history took advantage of milder overnight temperatures to gain considerable ground in containing the blaze on Wednesday, a day after officials said it would take until September to snuff it out. The Mendocino

  • New Mexico child abuse suspect accused of training children for shootings
    Reuters

    New Mexico child abuse suspect accused of training children for shootings

    The primary suspect charged in the abuse of 11 youths found malnourished at a ramshackle compound in New Mexico was training the children with firearms to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents filed in the case on Wednesday.

  • Reuters

    Federal agencies directed to use any water needed to fight California fires

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday directed federal agencies to use any water that was needed to “protect life and property” threatened by wildfires in California, a statement from the Commerce Department said. In the statement, Ross said he had directed the National Marine Fisheries

  • Reagan's would-be assassin seeks unconditional release
    Reuters

    Reagan’s would-be assassin seeks unconditional release

    John Hinckley, 63, has resided with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia, since he was released from the Washington hospital in September 2016 under a slew of living conditions. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity at a 1982 trial and was diagnosed with depression and psychosis, both

  • U.S.-Mexico border arrests fall in July, fewer unaccompanied children
    Reuters

    U.S.-Mexico border arrests fall in July, fewer unaccompanied children

    U.S. border agents arrested about 8 percent fewer people in July at the southwest border than in June, but the number of migrant families detained remained nearly constant, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security. Of those detained after attempting to enter

  • Reuters

    Missouri voters reject ‘right-to-work’ law in major win for unions

    Missouri residents voted by a 2-to-1 ratio to defeat the state law, which Republican lawmakers approved last year but had been put on hold pending the ballot referendum. Twenty-seven other states have adopted such laws, including five since 2012, and the Missouri vote was seen as an important chance

  • Pot for pets: U.S. federal law puts vets into a quandary
    Reuters

    Pot for pets: U.S. federal law puts vets into a quandary

    A wave of medical research is providing fresh evidence that marijuana may help dogs and cats cope with arthritis, epilepsy, anxiety and other maladies without the side effects of traditional drugs, but veterinarians are afraid to prescribe it for fear of running afoul of federal laws. At least 30 U.S

  • Unlikely pair could usher gun rights case to U.S. Supreme Court
    Reuters

    Unlikely pair could usher gun rights case to U.S. Supreme Court

    George Young is a Vietnam War veteran who sued the state of Hawaii three times on his own without a lawyer for the right to carry a handgun, and lost each time. Alan Beck is an independent lawyer who took on Young’s appeal for free. Last month, the duo won a major victory for gun rights when an

  • Child's remains recovered in New Mexico compound where 11 children found
    Reuters

    Child’s remains recovered in New Mexico compound where 11 children found

    Positive identification by autopsy has yet to be made, but the remains were believed to be those of a 3-year-old boy whose disappearance from his home near Atlanta, Georgia, eventually led to Friday’s search of the property, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe told a news conference. The compound, surrounded

  • AstraZeneca settles Texas drug lawsuits for $110 million
    Reuters

    AstraZeneca settles Texas drug lawsuits for $110 million

    Drugmaker AstraZeneca has agreed to pay $110 million to settle two lawsuits brought by the state of Texas claiming that it fraudulently marketed the antipsychotic drug Seroquel and Crestor for high cholesterol. The largest settlement, totaling $90 million, resolves allegations the drugmaker encouraged

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  • California battles its biggest ever wildfire, Trump vows support
    Reuters

    California battles its biggest ever wildfire, Trump vows support

    U.S. President Donald Trump struck a more conciliatory tone over California’s raging wildfires on Tuesday, saying he was in constant contact with officials there, a day after blaming the state’s environmental policies for exacerbating the fires. One of the 17 major fires in California, dubbed

  • Manafort defense questions star witness Gates about 'secret life'
    Reuters

    Manafort defense questions star witness Gates about ‘secret life’

    By Sarah N. Lynch, Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – The star witness in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faced tough questioning on cross-examination on Tuesday about a “secret life” that included an extramarital affair and stealing funds

  • Trump says will make announcement next week on reducing drug prices
    Reuters

    Trump says will make announcement next week on reducing drug prices

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration would make an announcement next week on reducing drug prices, but he did not offer specifics. Speaking at a dinner with business leaders at his New Jersey club, Trump said, “We are announcing something next week which is going

  • Reuters

    Trump says administration in contact with California officials over wildfires

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was in contact with officials in California over wildfires burning in the state and would look into what could be done to mitigate fire danger in the state. “My administration is in constant contact … with

  • Manafort defense questions star witness Gates about 'secret life'
    Reuters

    Manafort defense questions star witness Gates about ‘secret life’

    By Sarah N. Lynch, Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – The star witness in the trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faced tough questioning on cross-examination on Tuesday about a “secret life” that included an extramarital affair and stealing

  • Mattis throws support behind new space-focused military command
    Reuters

    Mattis throws support behind new space-focused military command

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday threw his support behind the idea of creating a space-focused military command but stopped short of promising the new “Space Force” branch of service that President Donald Trump has touted. Trump called for

  • California defies Trump, plans tighter rules on vehicle emissions
    Reuters

    California defies Trump, plans tighter rules on vehicle emissions

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California air regulators on Tuesday said they plan to keep tightening state vehicle emissions rules despite a Trump administration proposal last week that would strip the state of the ability to set its own limits. The California Air Resources Board (CARB

  • Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge upholds oversight board powers over government
    Reuters

    Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge upholds oversight board powers over government

    A U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday that Puerto Rico’s federal oversight board has the power to enforce fiscal discipline on the bankrupt island’s government through the budgetary process, but lacks authority to demand changes in law. Governor Ricardo Rossello and Puerto Rico’s legislature filed

  • First trial alleging Monsanto's Roundup causes cancer goes to jury
    Reuters

    First trial alleging Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer goes to jury

    A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer will go to a California jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday. Groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson is one of more than 5,000 plaintiffs across

  • Former MLB pitcher expected to plead guilty to cocaine charge
    Reuters

    Former MLB pitcher expected to plead guilty to cocaine charge

    Loaiza, 46, earlier this year pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to sell cocaine, stemming from a February arrest in San Diego. Loaiza’s lawyer had requested that a trial scheduled to start on Friday be changed to a plea hearing for her client, the court records said.

  • Dig up Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star, councilors urge
    Reuters

    Dig up Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, councilors urge

    (Reuters) – Two men with pickaxes have tried and failed to remove U.S. President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame but now it is West Hollywood City Council’s turn.

  • U.S. agent can be sued over Mexican boy's shooting death across border
    Reuters

    U.S. agent can be sued over Mexican boy’s shooting death across border

    The dissenting judge from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision accused the majority of ignoring legal precedent and said the Supreme Court may need to weigh in. Tuesday’s decision allows Araceli Rodriguez to sue the agent Lonnie Swartz over the Oct. 10, 2012 shooting of 16-year-old

  • Charlottesville confronts identity one year after clashes
    Reuters

    Charlottesville confronts identity one year after clashes

    For many residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, last year’s white nationalist rally shattered the city’s carefully curated reputation as a progressive, idyllic place to live. In her view, the rally has forced Charlottesville to confront its own complicated legacy. “You can have three

  • Eleven U.S. passengers sue Aeromexico over plane crash
    Reuters

    Eleven U.S. passengers sue Aeromexico over plane crash

    Eleven U.S. passengers who survived an Aeromexico crash in the northern Mexican state of Durango on July 31 filed lawsuits against the airline in Chicago on Monday, according to a statement by Chicago-based attorneys Corboy & Demetrio. The Mexico City-bound Embraer 190 passenger jet smashed into scrubland

  • Hawaii volcano eruption slows to virtual halt after more than three months
    Reuters

    Hawaii volcano eruption slows to virtual halt after more than three months

    The destructive lava eruption at the foot of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii has slowed to a virtual halt in recent days for the first time in over three months, geologists said on Monday, although it was too soon to tell what might happen next. The lone volcanic fissure that was still active

  • Reuters

    Hurricane John forms off Mexico’s Pacific coast

    Hurricane John formed off of Mexico’s Pacific coast on Monday, but the storm was projected to move parallel to the coast before wheeling off into the Pacific Ocean later this week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. John packed maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km per

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  • Mendocino Complex becomes largest wildfire in California history - state officials
    Reuters

    Mendocino Complex becomes largest wildfire in California history – state officials

    (Reuters) – The Mendocino Complex became the largest wildfire in California state history on Monday as it raged at the southern tip of the Mendocino National Forest, state wildfire officials said. The Mendocino Complex Fire, made up of two separate conflagrations that merged, has burned 283,800 acres

  • Trump tweets on California wildfires spark confusion, debate
    Reuters

    Trump tweets on California wildfires spark confusion, debate

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fire authorities insisted on Monday that they have ample water supplies to fight California’s devastating wildfires, contrary to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets that unspecified water diversions to the Pacific were making matters worse. Officials

  • U.S. judge rules against Trump policy restricting transgender troops
    Reuters

    U.S. judge rules against Trump policy restricting transgender troops

    A U.S. court on Monday ruled the Trump administration could not enforce an updated policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, becoming the second court in the country to rule against the government since it unveiled the policy in March. President Donald Trump announced

  • Apple, YouTube, and others drop conspiracy theorist Alex Jones
    Reuters

    Apple, YouTube, and others drop conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

    Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, Facebook Inc and Spotify all took down podcasts and channels from U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying on Monday that the Infowars author had broken community standards. The sweeping moves are the broadest actions yet by internet companies that previously

  • Reuters

    Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops

    The U.S. military is prohibiting its deployed personnel from using geolocation features on smartphones, fitness trackers and other devices because they could create security risks by revealing their location, the Pentagon said on Monday. The decision follows concerns raised in January when an Australian

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  • Firefighters battle to save communities from epic California fire
    Reuters

    Firefighters battle to save communities from epic California fire

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battling the second-largest wildfire on record in California fought on Monday to keep flames from descending into foothill communities, as reinforcements arrived from as far away as Alaska. The Mendocino Complex Fire, made up of two separate conflagrations

  • Reuters

    Hurricane John forms off Mexico’s Pacific coast

    Hurricane John formed off of Mexico’s Pacific coast on Monday, but the storm was projected to move parallel to the coast before wheeling off into the Pacific Ocean later this week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. John packed maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers

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  • U.S. court orders Trump administration to fully reinstate DACA program
    Reuters

    U.S. court orders Trump administration to fully reinstate DACA program

    A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore a program that protects from deportation some young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, including accepting new applications for the program. U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington

  • Reuters

    Dominion does not expect U.S. court order to hold up Atlantic Coast pipe

    In response to the court’s concerns about the environment, Dominion said it would work with the agencies to reinstate the permits for the 600-mile (966-km) pipe from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina. “We believe the court’s concerns can be promptly addressed … without causing

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  • Reuters

    Barbados ex-minister charged in United States with laundering bribes

    A former minister in the government of Barbados has been criminally charged in the United States with laundering bribes he received from a Barbadian insurance company, federal prosecutors said on Monday. Donville Inniss, who formerly served as minister of industry in Barbados and as a member of the

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  • Reuters

    Alaska sightseeing plane crashes killing four, pilot missing

    All four Polish passengers on a sightseeing plane that crashed near North America’s tallest peak in Alaska were found dead at the crash site on Monday, the National Park Service said. Missing but presumed dead was the plane’s pilot, the park service said. The plane crashed on Saturday evening

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  • Eleven children found at squalid New Mexico compound, two arrested
    Reuters

    Eleven children found at squalid New Mexico compound, two arrested

    Three women believed to be the children’s mothers also were detained during last week’s sweep, which followed a two-month investigation by authorities in New Mexico and Georgia as well as the FBI, Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said in a statement on the department’s Facebook page. Hogrefe

  • Reuters

    No arrests after 66 shot, 12 killed, in weekend Chicago gun violence

    Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson said additional officers had been deployed to prevent retaliatory shootings, leading to the arrests of 46 people on firearms charges. Police seized 60 guns, adding to a total of 5,600 already confiscated in Chicago so far this year. “I share the anger and

  • Reuters

    At least 40 shot and four killed in a night of Chicago gun violence

    “These were both random and targeted shootings on our streets,” said Fred Waller, Chief of the Patrol Division of the Chicago Police Department, in a press conference. Waller touted that shootings in 2018 were down from last year. The Chicago Tribune, which has been tracking shooting statistics

  • New York's Cuomo rejects NRA claim that 'blacklisting' jeopardizes mission
    Reuters

    New York’s Cuomo rejects NRA claim that ‘blacklisting’ jeopardizes mission

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday rejected a claim by the National Rifle Association that his efforts to get banks and insurers to stop doing business with the group threatened its ability to advocate for gun rights. Underwood acknowledged Cuomo’s and the NRA’s “longstanding history

  • Trump administration lifts GMO crop ban for U.S. wildlife refuges
    Reuters

    Trump administration lifts GMO crop ban for U.S. wildlife refuges

    The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted. Environmentalists, who had sued to bring about the 2-year-old ban,

  • Reuters

    Hurricane Hector regains strength as it plows toward Hawaii

    Hurricane Hector regained strength in the eastern Pacific late on Sunday and swelled into a Category 4 storm again with sustained 140 mph winds as it stayed on target to possibly hit Hawaii by midweek, officials said. Some predictions put the storm on a virtual collision course with the Kilauea Volcano

  • Eleven children found at squalid New Mexico compound, two arrested
    Reuters

    Eleven children found at squalid New Mexico compound, two arrested

    Three women believed to be the children’s mothers also were detained during last week’s sweep, which followed a two-month investigation by authorities in New Mexico and Georgia as well as the FBI, Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said in a statement on the department’s Facebook page. Hogrefe

  • Massive California wildfire becomes fifth largest in state history
    Reuters

    Massive California wildfire becomes fifth largest in state history

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A massive, out-of-control Northern California wildfire that destroyed 68 homes and forced thousands to flee has become the fifth largest in state history, officials said on Sunday, as crews battled high temperatures and strong winds. The Mendocino Complex Fire

  • Hardline U.S. 'gundamentalists' pressure NRA from within
    Reuters

    Hardline U.S. ‘gundamentalists’ pressure NRA from within

    About 100 protesters, many wearing T-shirts emblazoned with “NRA = Not Real Activists,” marched through the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Dallas in May to slam the powerful gun lobby as too conciliatory on gun rights and rally for their candidate for the board. Adam Kraut

  • Reuters

    Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Hector became a Category 4 storm for a few hours early Sunday but then dipped back to Category 3, still a dangerous force, as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii’s Big Island and possibly its active volcano, officials said early Sunday. Hector’s winds

  • Right-wing protesters and opponents square off in Portland
    Reuters

    Right-wing protesters and opponents square off in Portland

    Four people were arrested late Saturday as scores of right-wing and anti-fascist demonstrators squared off in Portland, Oregon, where four people were injured in similar rallies on June 30, police said. Police tried to keep the two sides apart as protesters chanted and hurled insults at each other.

  • Reuters

    Rowing: Cincinnati teacher completes record trans-Atlantic row

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) – Cincinnati schoolteacher Bryce Carlson set a record for the fastest solo unsupported west-east row across the North Atlantic ocean on Saturday and also became the first U.S. citizen to complete the feat. The previous record for the solo west-east crossing was 53 days

  • Right-wing protesters and opponents square off in Portland
    Reuters

    Right-wing protesters and opponents square off in Portland

    Scores of right-wing and anti-fascist demonstrators squared off on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, where four people were injured in similar rallies on June 30. Police tried to keep the two sides apart as protesters chanted and hurled insults at each other. Clashes after similar protests in Portland

  • Officials identify Texas pipeline worker killed in explosion
    Reuters

    Officials identify Texas pipeline worker killed in explosion

    Texas officials released the name of a pipeline worker who died from injuries suffered when a Midland County, Texas, natural gas pipeline caught fire and exploded on Wednesday, sending seven people to the hospital. Bud Taylor, an employee of Navitas Midstream Partners, was one of five workers and two

  • Reuters

    Hector vs. Kilauea: Hurricane on track to skirt past Hawaii’s erupting volcano

    Two of Mother Nature’s most potentially devastating forces – a major hurricane and an erupting volcano – appear headed for a close encounter on Hawaii’s Big Island next week, weather forecasters said on Friday. Hurricane Hector, swirling harmlessly in the Pacific some 1,700 miles (2,760 km)

  • Thousands more evacuated from California's largest wildfire
    Reuters

    Thousands more evacuated from California’s largest wildfire

    (Reuters) – Thousands more mountain residents were evacuated from the path of California’s biggest wildfire on Friday as fatigued firefighters battled gusting winds driving one of the state’s worst fire seasons in a decade. The Mendocino Complex Fire grew to 157,450 acres (63,700 hectares) late

  • Trump administration lifts GMO crop ban for U.S. wildlife refuges
    Reuters

    Trump administration lifts GMO crop ban for U.S. wildlife refuges

    The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted. Environmentalists, who had sued to bring about the 2-year-old ban,

  • Reuters

    Brookfield gains lease on Kushner’s landmark New York tower

    Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management said on Friday it acquired a 99-year lease on a flagship New York office tower controlled by the family of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, capping a long saga to refinance the building. Brookfield said it gained a leasehold on the

  • U.S. appeals court rejects challenges to California gun laws
    Reuters

    U.S. appeals court rejects challenges to California gun laws

    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the constitutionality of two California laws restricting the ability of people to buy and carry firearms, rejecting appeals by gun rights advocates. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected challenges to Unsafe Handgun Act requirements that new semiautomatic

  • Reuters

    Man in Yellowstone bison video arrested on wildlife harassment charge

    A man seen in a widely circulated video provoking a Yellowstone National Park bison by waving his arms at the creature, prompting it to charge him, was arrested by rangers on suspicion of harassing wildlife, park officials said on Friday.   Raymond Reinke, 55, of Pendleton, Oregon, was taken into custody

  • Judge calls U.S. efforts to reunite deported parents 'unacceptable'
    Reuters

    Judge calls U.S. efforts to reunite deported parents ‘unacceptable’

    A federal judge on Friday described as “unacceptable” the U.S. government’s progress in reuniting immigrant children in the United States with deported parents and ordered the government to appoint a person to take charge of its efforts. “This is going to be a significant undertaking

  • Reuters

    Brookfield gains lease on Kushner’s indebted New York tower

    Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management said on Friday it acquired a 99-year lease on a flagship New York office tower controlled by the family of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, capping a long saga to refinance the building. Brookfield said it gained a leasehold on the

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  • Reuters

    Police find Chinese girl who disappeared from Washington airport

    A 12-year-old Chinese girl who went missing from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has been found with her parents in the New York borough of Queens, authorities said on Friday. “We are grateful that Jinjing is safe and with family. The FBI has taken the lead on the investigation, according

  • Worker dies from injuries in west Texas pipeline blaze
    Reuters

    Worker dies from injuries in west Texas pipeline blaze

    HOUSTON (Reuters) – One worker died after a fire and series of pipeline explosions two days ago in Midland County, Texas, officials said on Friday.

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  • Texas jury indicts Arkema, two executives over chemical releases
    Reuters

    Texas jury indicts Arkema, two executives over chemical releases

    By Gary McWilliams HOUSTON (Reuters) – A Texas grand jury on Friday indicted chemicals manufacturer Arkema North America and two of its executives for releasing emissions that allegedly endangered the public after a 2017 hurricane. The U.S. arm of the French chemicals firm, its Chief Executive Richard

  • Invasion of big, voracious lizards threatens U.S. South: study
    Reuters

    Invasion of big, voracious lizards threatens U.S. South: study

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A group of South American lizards that can grow up to four feet long (1.2 meters) has established a home in the Florida wild after being brought to the United States as pets, and the reptiles could begin a voracious march across the U.S. South, according to

  • Mendocino becomes largest of California's 'killer' wildfires
    Reuters

    Mendocino becomes largest of California’s ‘killer’ wildfires

    (Reuters) – A wildfire churning among mountain towns in Mendocino County in California mushroomed into the largest in the state on Friday, threatening 9,200 homes, as fatigued firefighters battled gusting winds fanning multiple other blazes. The Mendocino Complex Fire grew to 153,738 acres (62,000 hectares

  • No clear motive found for 2017 Las Vegas massacre: sheriff
    Reuters

    No clear motive found for 2017 Las Vegas massacre: sheriff

    (Reuters) – Police have uncovered no clear motive for the gunman who killed 58 people at outdoor concert in Las Vegas last year, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a sheriff said on Friday. Stephen Paddock, 64, a retired real estate investor, poured gunfire from a sniper’s nest

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    Suspect in murder of Houston doctor committed suicide: police

    Police were searching for Joseph Pappas, who they say shot and killed cardiologist Mark Hausknecht on July 20 as the doctor rode his bicycle to work in Houston’s sprawling Medical Center complex. Authorities received a tip on Friday morning from a member of the public who spotted Pappas near a Jewish

  • U.S. deports Mexican wife of American Marine veteran
    Reuters

    U.S. deports Mexican wife of American Marine veteran

    The U.S. government deported a Mexican woman on Friday who had lived in the country illegally for nearly two decades despite efforts by lawmakers to keep her in Florida with her husband, a Marine Corps veteran, and her two American children. Alejandra Juarez, 38, was joined by her family and her congressman

  • More U.S. states join lawsuit over online 3-D gun blueprints
    Reuters

    More U.S. states join lawsuit over online 3-D gun blueprints

    California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia were added in a Thursday court filing to the list of eight mainly Democratic-controlled states and the District of Columbia who sued the U.S. government in federal court. The states

  • ICE denies hunger strike by immigrants at Texas detention center
    Reuters

    ICE denies hunger strike by immigrants at Texas detention center

    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said there had not been a hunger strike by residents of the Karnes County Residential Center, about 51 miles (82 km) southeast of San Antonio. “On Aug. 2, a small group of fathers and their children (fewer than 50 total) staged a brief sit-in

  • Reuters

    Australia, NZ firefighters fly out to battle deadly California wildfires

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Firefighters from Australia and New Zealand flew out of Sydney on Friday on a mission to relieve exhausted crews battling deadly wildfires sweeping the northwest of the United States. Australian fire authorities said the contingent of about 100 firefighters set off as conditions turned

  • Reuters

    U.S., Alaska seek law opening state forests to roads

    (Reuters) – Alaska and the U.S. government are seeking new regulations that could open more of the state’s forests to roads and development to drive its economy, the U.S. National Forest Service said on Thursday. President Donald Trump has vowed to open greater sections of public land to energy

  • Trump national security team says Russia behind effort to meddle in U.S. elections
    Reuters

    Trump national security team says Russia behind effort to meddle in U.S. elections

    By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security team said on Thursday that Russia is behind “pervasive” attempts to interfere in upcoming U.S. elections, in a rejection of denials of meddling that Russian President Vladimir Putin made

  • Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning winds
    Reuters

    Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning winds

    Crews battling a deadly wildfire in California faced a resurgence of gusty winds on Thursday, hampering progress they were making this week to keep the blaze from spreading. Strong gusts began kicking up again on Wednesday night across upper ridge lines of the fire’s mountainous western flank, where

  • U.S. urges end to lawsuits over 'abstinence-only' for pregnant teens
    Reuters

    U.S. urges end to lawsuits over ‘abstinence-only’ for pregnant teens

    The U.S. government is urging federal judges to dismiss two lawsuits by Planned Parenthood affiliates over its efforts to impose what they called an “abstinence-only-until-marriage” focus in its Teen Pregnancy Protection Program. In court filings this week, government lawyers representing

  • U.S. states vow to fight Trump rollback on auto emissions
    Reuters

    U.S. states vow to fight Trump rollback on auto emissions

    By Joseph White and David Shepardson DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California and 18 other U.S. states promised on Thursday to fight a Trump administration proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and force states into line, arguing the United States has an obligation to protect

  • Detained immigrants in Texas on hunger strike: rights group
    Reuters

    Detained immigrants in Texas on hunger strike: rights group

    (Reuters) – A group of immigrant fathers, recently reunified with their sons and detained in Texas, have gone on hunger strike to demand their release, an immigrant rights group representing them said on Thursday. The immigrants said they were being held at a detention center in Karnes, Texas, with

  • Texas investigators probe pipeline blaze that injured seven
    Reuters

    Texas investigators probe pipeline blaze that injured seven

    HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Authorities on Thursday were investigating what caused a fire and a series of natural gas pipeline explosions in Midland County, Texas, that sent seven people to hospital and shut down five lines before being extinguished. Workers from two companies with adjacent pipelines

  • Reuters

    U.S. Congresswoman calls on Vietnam to release American held during visit

    A U.S. citizen detained since last month in Vietnam should be allowed to return home to California, a U.S. Congresswoman and the man’s family said on Thursday. The family had learned from U.S. officials that Michael Phuong Minh Nguyen, 54, was being held in Ho Chi Minh City, his brother-in-law,

  • Reuters

    Ohio air base says there is no active shooter threat

    The hospital at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base had a scheduled training exercise that included an “active shooter scenario,” but an unknown individual believed the incident was real, the base said in a statement. Personnel at the base near Dayton, Ohio, were initially told to shelter in place

  • World Trade Center developer loses final 9/11 lawsuit against insurer
    Reuters

    World Trade Center developer loses final 9/11 lawsuit against insurer

    A federal judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by the developer of New York’s World Trade Center seeking to take a $14 million cut of a settlement between its insurer and airlines over the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan dismissing the

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  • States announce intent to sue over U.S. rollback of clean car rule
    Reuters

    States announce intent to sue over U.S. rollback of clean car rule

    (Reuters) – The attorneys general of 19 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. on Thursday announced their intention to sue over a Trump administration plan to roll back federal limits on tailpipe pollution from cars and trucks, referred to as the clean car rule. According to a statement from Massachusetts

  • Conspiracy theorist Jones seeks halt of Sandy Hook defamation suit
    Reuters

    Conspiracy theorist Jones seeks halt of Sandy Hook defamation suit

    Lawyers for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones asked a Texas court on Wednesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against him and his InfoWars website, filed by parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Jones, who lives in Travis County, Texas, has used his media platform to call the

  • Reuters

    Amtrak train partially derails in Washington, DC

    An Amtrak train from New Orleans partially derailed as it entered Washington’s Union Station on Thursday, but no passengers or crew members were injured, officials said. The lead engine of the train derailed at low speed as it entered the station, said Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams in an email.

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  • Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline
    Reuters

    Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline

    “People think Standing Rock has come and gone,” said Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn, a spokeswoman for the Standing Rock Sioux, referring to the sight of the protests. The pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), has been operational since June 2017, after President Donald Trump granted

  • Riding with Native Americans to mark pact anniversary
    Reuters

    Riding with Native Americans to mark pact anniversary

    Lakota medicine man Ivan Lookinghorse from Cheyenne River Reservation south of Standing Rock Reservation was one of them. In 2018, Ivan invited me on a ride by the Lakota (Sioux) people to mark the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie peace treaty between the Sioux Nation and United States government

  • Firefighters outflank California blaze, last four missing found alive
    Reuters

    Firefighters outflank California blaze, last four missing found alive

    By Rollo Ross REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) – Weary firefighters in Northern California were outflanking a deadly, 10-day-old blaze on Wednesday that has destroyed over 1,000 homes as authorities reopened more evacuated neighborhoods and the last few people listed as missing were found alive. Having scorched

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  • Intensity of fires in U.S. West threatens to push firefighters to the brink
    Reuters

    Intensity of fires in U.S. West threatens to push firefighters to the brink

    Veverka and his team from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (Cal Fire) had just come from another wildfire, using part of their 24-hour break between shifts to travel to Redding. “Once you hit the three- or four-week mark, you’re just constantly exhausted.” The

  • Reuters

    Natural gas pipeline explosion in Texas critically injures five

    A series of natural gas pipeline explosions in Midland County, Texas sent five people to hospital with critical burn injuries, and interrupted energy pipeline operations in the area, officials said. The region is the home to the Permian Basin, the largest U.S. oilfield, and is crisscrossed by oil and

  • Reuters

    Massachusetts man convicted of cyber attack on hospital

    A Massachusetts man was convicted on Wednesday of carrying out a cyber attack on a Boston hospital’s network on behalf of the hacking activist group Anonymous in protest of its treatment of a teenager at the center of a high-profile custody dispute. A federal jury in Boston found Martin Gottesfeld

  • Conspiracy theorist Jones seeks halt of Sandy Hook defamation suit
    Reuters

    Conspiracy theorist Jones seeks halt of Sandy Hook defamation suit

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Lawyers for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones asked a Texas court on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit against him and his InfoWars website filed by parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre who accused him of defamation. Jones, who lives in

  • Reuters

    Catholic diocese names dozens accused of sexual abuse in Pennsylvania

    A Roman Catholic bishop in Pennsylvania released the names on Wednesday of 71 clergy members and seminarians accused of sexually abusing children since the 1940s, acting in advance of a release of grand jury findings on clergy abuse in the state. “I express our profound sorrow and apologize to

  • Reuters

    U.S. fraud case against bond trader Litvak is dismissed

    Chief Judge Janet Hall of the federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, granted prosecutors’ request to drop the fraud charge in “the interests of justice,” after Litvak’s two prior convictions had been overturned on appeal. Litvak, 43, who worked in Jefferies’ office in Stamford

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  • Michigan governor and state dismissed from Flint water lawsuit
    Reuters

    Michigan governor and state dismissed from Flint water lawsuit

    (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday removed Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a former mayor of Flint, along with the state government from a list of defendants in a class-action lawsuit over the Flint water crisis. The lawsuit, brought by a dozen residents of Flint and three local businesses, involves

  • Reuters

    Houston doctor’s killing may be due to ’20-year-old grudge: police

    Police identified the suspect as Joseph James Pappas, 65. “It appears that this may be a 20-year-old grudge that this man held, and sadly we have a person (who) lost their life,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters.

  • Reuters

    Pipeline explosion in Midland County, Texas injures five: local media

    (Reuters) – A pipeline explosion in Midland County, Texas, injured five people, according to a local media report on Wednesday.

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  • Trophy-hunting foes sue to shut down Trump wildlife board
    Reuters

    Trophy-hunting foes sue to shut down Trump wildlife board

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Animal advocacy groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to shut down U.S. President Donald Trump’s board advising on federal rules for importing big game, saying it is stacked with trophy hunters and politically connected donors and cannot serve the public interest

  • Reuters

    U.S. lawsuit over underfilled Junior Mints boxes is thrown out

    A U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Tootsie Roll Industries Inc tricked consumers into overpaying for Junior Mints by filling more than one-third of its candy boxes with empty space.

  • EPA head wants car industry, states to compromise on emissions
    Reuters

    EPA head wants car industry, states to compromise on emissions

    By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting U.S. EPA chief Andrew Wheeler told lawmakers on Wednesday he would welcome any deal between the auto industry and states like California that might result from a long-awaited Trump administration effort to roll back vehicle emission rules. The Trump

  • Judge orders further extension of aid to Puerto Rico storm evacuees
    Reuters

    Judge orders further extension of aid to Puerto Rico storm evacuees

    By Nate Raymond WORCESTER, Mass. (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday extended until Aug. 31 an order preventing the eviction of hundreds of Puerto Rican families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and have been living in hotels and motels across the United States. U.S. District Judge

  • Reuters

    Three hackers arrested in Europe in connection with tens of millions of dollars in losses

    Three people associated with the hacking group FIN7, also known as Carbanak, have been arrested in Europe and are in custody, the United States said in a court filing. The three, Fedir Hladyr, Dmytro Fedorov and Andrii Kolpakov, were arrested in Europe between January and June of this year, the court

  • Star witness may or 'may not' testify in ex-Trump aide's trial: prosecutor
    Reuters

    Star witness may or ‘may not’ testify in ex-Trump aide’s trial: prosecutor

    The expected star government witness in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trump’s onetime election campaign manager Paul Manafort may or “may not” testify, a prosecutor told the judge in court on Wednesday. The judge in federal court in Virginia asked about plans to call Manafort

  • Firefighters gain on deadly California blaze, some evacuees to return
    Reuters

    Firefighters gain on deadly California blaze, some evacuees to return

    By Rollo Ross REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) – More of the tens of thousands of Northern California residents who fled a deadly wildfire were awaiting permission to return to their homes on Wednesday as firefighters gained more control of the sixth most destructive blaze in state history. Calm winds were

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  • Charlottesville mom keeps daughter's cause alive a year after death
    Reuters

    Charlottesville mom keeps daughter’s cause alive a year after death

    “I come just to absorb the energy of the place,” Bro, 61, said on Tuesday as she stood on the block now named for her daughter, Heather Heyer, who was killed a year ago while marching against a white supremacist rally. Since August 12, 2017, when James Fields rammed his car into counter-protesters

  • Four people missing in Northern California wildfire, 16 found safe
    Reuters

    Four people missing in Northern California wildfire, 16 found safe

    By Rollo Ross REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) – Assisted by calmer winds at their backs, firefighters in northern California on Tuesday tightened their grip on a deadly blaze raging for

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  • Walter Williams: Price Gouging During a Natural Disaster October 23, 2018
    Thirteen states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia — have enacted laws to combat what is seen as price gouging in the wake of natural disasters. Price gouging is legally defined as charging 10 to 25 percent more for something than you […]
    Michael Morris
  • Trump: Caravan Is an 'Assault on Our Country' October 23, 2018
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  • Trump Is Compared to Hitler for Stoking 'Fears' About Caravan October 23, 2018
    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-compared-hitler-stoking-fears-about-caravan
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  • Patrick Buchanan: Time for Trump to Cut the Prince Loose? October 23, 2018
    Three weeks after his murder, Jamal Khashoggi, who was not a U.S. citizen, was not killed by an American, and died not on U.S. soil but in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, consumes our elite press. Please support CNSNews today! [a 501(c)(3) non-profit production of the Media Research Center] DONATE Or, book travel through MRC’s […]
    Susan Jones
  • Trump Promises New, 10 Percent Tax Cut for Middle Class October 23, 2018
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  • Trump Is Compared to Hitler for Stoking 'Fears' About Caravan October 23, 2018
    Cable news shows on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of "stoking fears" and even lying about illegal immigration, after President Trump blamed Democrats for having "something to do" with the massive group of foreigners intending to cross illegally into the United States. Please support CNSNews today! [a 501(c)(3) non-profit production of the Media Research Center] […]
    Susan Jones
  • Scarborough Claims Reading of Hitler Psych Profile Not Referring to Anyone Else October 23, 2018
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  • Trump Promises New, 10 Percent Tax Cut for Middle Class October 23, 2018
    As Democrats pound Republicans for cutting taxes, promising instead to raise them on the "wealthy" -- President Donald Trump is promising even more tax cuts, geared this time to the middle class. Please support CNSNews today! [a 501(c)(3) non-profit production of the Media Research Center] DONATE Or, book travel through MRC’s Travel Discounts Program! MRC […]
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  • Trump Promises New, 10 Percent Tax Cut for Middle Class October 23, 2018
    As Democrats pound Republicans for cutting taxes, promising instead to raise them on the "wealthy" -- President Donald Trump is promising even more tax cuts, geared this time to the middle class. Please support CNSNews today! [a 501(c)(3) non-profit production of the Media Research Center] DONATE Or, book travel through MRC’s Travel Discounts Program! MRC […]
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  • Mexican President Warns 'Caravan'; UN Spokesman Mum on How Officials Should Respond to Invasion of Mexico October 23, 2018
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  • Recent Missouri Editorials October 23, 2018
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 21 Predictably, Republicans hint that tax-plan deficit justifies entitlement cuts So it begins. As congressional Republicans ushered in last year's big tax cuts, saying they would pay for themselves with economic growth, analysts predicted they would instead spike the deficit, giving Republicans an excuse to cut ...
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  • Recent Kansas editorials October 23, 2018
    The Kansas City Star, Oct. 22 Kansas Democrats should be making more forcefully Businessman Greg Orman, who is running for Kansas governor as an independent, made some impressive arguments when he met with our editorial board recently. And the strongest of them, on our bottom-line need for more rather than ...
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  • New Mexico man sentenced in Dakota Access pipeline protest October 23, 2018
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The fourth of seven people charged with federal crimes stemming from protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota has been sentenced to a year and four months in prison. Twenty-two-year-old Dion Ortiz, who is from the San Felipe Pueblo reservation in New Mexico, ...
  • East Texas family ministry part of concert Friday night October 23, 2018
    MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - A conversation with men in the Perkins family turns on the occasional outburst of song. The Longview News-Journal reports seven of them, and a teenager, from three generations were sitting around a table together, talking about their family's generational calling in music ministry when it happened ...
    JO LEE FERGUSON
  • Business writer William D. Cohan writing book on GE decline October 23, 2018
    NEW YORK (AP) - Business writer and best-selling author William D. Cohan is working on a book on the rise and fall of General Electric. Portfolio announced Tuesday that Cohan planned a "sweeping narrative" about a company he describes as once being "Apple, Amazon and Google" at the same time. ...
  • Caterpillar 3Q results top Street, helped by improved demand October 23, 2018
    DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Caterpillar's third-quarter results beat Wall Street's expectations, buoyed by increased demand and higher prices. For the three months ended Sept. 30, the construction equipment company earned $1.73 billion, or $2.88 per share. A year earlier the Deerfield, Illinois-based company earned $1.06 billion, or $1.77 per share. ...
  • McDonald's puts up some supersized 3Q numbers October 23, 2018
    CHICAGO (AP) - McDonald's logged its 13th consecutive month of positive same-store sales and topped Wall Street profit and revenue expectations for the third quarter. Shares in the world's biggest burger chain defied a major sell-off in U.S. markets before the opening bell Tuesday, rising more than 2 percent. The ...
  • Farmer finds decomposing body in N Carolina soybean field October 23, 2018
    MONROE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina farmer has found a decomposed body among the rows of soybeans in his field. News outlets report the farmer was harvesting his crop Monday afternoon when he spotted the body in the 250-acre (101-hectare) field and called 911. Union County officials believe the ...
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    PASSCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - There's money to be made from the hulls of peeled shrimp, material that usually ends up in landfills. A facility opening along Mississippi's Gulf Coast will process these shrimp exoskeletons and harvest the material known as chitin for use in a variety of products. WLOX-TV ...
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    CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian security officials are reporting that an economist and his publisher have been arrested over a book that challenged President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's assertion that Egypt is a poor country. The officials said Tuesday that prize-winning economist Abdel-Khaleq Farouq and his publisher Ibrahim el-Khateib were detained Sunday. Officials ...
    HAMZA HENDAWI
  • BMW to recall 1.6 million vehicles worldwide over fire risk October 23, 2018
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    SUSAN HAIGH
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    NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $4.92 billion. The New York-based company said it had profit of $1.19 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.22 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 19 analysts surveyed ...
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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching a new statewide television ad meant to blunt criticism over the Republican governor's health care record. In the ad Scott recounts how his family struggled to get health care when he was growing up. He says he supports "forcing insurance ...
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    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has admitted taking bribes in a scheme involving construction projects at two New Jersey military bases. Kevin Leondi pleaded guilty Monday to two conspiracy counts. The 57-year-old Stroudsburg man now faces up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced Jan. 30. Federal ...
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    OAKLAND, California (AP) - A five-alarm fire has engulfed an apartment complex under construction, the latest in a series of blazes at large residential buildings in Oakland. There were no reported injuries, but officials were concerned about embers igniting other fires. The large blaze at the multi-story complex at West ...
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    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $113.9 million. The Milwaukee-based company said it had profit of 68 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 47 cents ...
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    ATLANTA (AP) - PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $289.5 million. The Atlanta-based company said it had net income of $1.01 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 95 cents per ...
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