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13 September 2018

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  • Millions of Americans still trapped in debt-logged homes ten years after crisis
    Reuters

    Millions of Americans still trapped in debt-logged homes ten years after crisis

    School bus driver Michael Payne was renting an apartment on the 30th floor of a New York City high-rise, where the landlord’s idea of fixing broken windows was to cover them with boards. Hard-hit areas such as Las Vegas and the Rust Belt cities of Pittsburgh and Cleveland have seen their fortunes

  • U.S. Congress aim to delay border wall funding fight until December
    Reuters

    U.S. Congress aim to delay border wall funding fight until December

    U.S. Congress negotiators on Thursday moved to put off until after the Nov. 6 elections decisions on future funding for President Donald Trump’s multibillion-dollar southwest border wall, as lawmakers advanced legislation funding many other government programs. Racing against a Sept. 30 deadline

  • Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall
    Reuters

    Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall

    Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale on Thursday evening and was moving west at only 6 mph (9 km/h). Despite its unpredictable path, it was forecast to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday on Friday. National Weather Service forecaster

  • Dozens of gas blasts rock Boston suburbs, killing at least one, injuring 12
    Reuters

    Dozens of gas blasts rock Boston suburbs, killing at least one, injuring 12

    Dozens of explosions, apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture, rocked three communities near Boston on Thursday, killing at least one person, injuring 12 and prompting the evacuation of hundreds, officials said. Fire investigators suspected “over-pressurization of a gas main”

  • Hurricane Florence weakens but deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall
    Reuters

    Hurricane Florence weakens but deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall

    Heavy rain, gusting winds and rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence deluged the Carolinas on Thursday as the massive, slow-moving storm crept toward the coastline, threatening millions of people in its path with record rainfall and punishing surf. Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm on

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  • Reuters

    Florence weakens to Category 1 hurricane: NHC

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Florence has weakened to a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, with little change in strength expected before it moves inland on Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory. Florence is about 60 miles (95 km) east-southeast of Wilmington

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  • Sources say former Trump aide Manafort close to plea deal with Mueller
    Reuters

    Sources say former Trump aide Manafort close to plea deal with Mueller

    It remains unclear if the deal will include Manafort cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. A move by Manafort to cooperate could be a blow to Trump, while an outright

  • Reuters

    Factbox: Gas distribution line-related accidents in the United States

    HOUSTON (Reuters) – Dozens of explosions apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture rocked three communities in Massachusetts on Thursday, causing multiple injuries and evacuations.

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  • Reuters

    Gimme shelter: North Carolinians take refuge from Florence’s fury

    The MacDaniels are seeking shelter from the monster storm Hurricane Florence, and they decided it was best to leave their little dogs behind. North Carolina began feeling the effects of Florence’s wind and heavy rain on Thursday afternoon but the storm was not expected to make landfall until late

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  • Reuters

    Factbox: More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches

    Florence is a Category 2 storm in the Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km per hour), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The outer bands of Hurricane Florence drenched the Carolinas on Thursday, flooding roads, gorging rivers and knocking out power in

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  • Suspected gas explosions rock towns near Boston, forcing evacuations
    Reuters

    Suspected gas explosions rock towns near Boston, forcing evacuations

    Dozens of explosions and fires rocked a wide area across several communities north of Boston, prompting evacuations of numerous neighborhoods.

  • Ex-Trump aide Manafort close to plea deal with Mueller: source
    Reuters

    Ex-Trump aide Manafort close to plea deal with Mueller: source

    “It’s close but not there yet,” the source said of negotiations in Mueller’s investigation of U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusions that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, which Moscow denies. Earlier, ABC News, citing three unnamed sources with knowledge of the discussions

  • House Speaker Ryan doesn't dispute Puerto Rico death toll
    Reuters

    House Speaker Ryan doesn’t dispute Puerto Rico death toll

    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he had “no reason” to dispute Puerto Rico’s official death toll of 3,000 from last year’s Hurricane Maria, speaking after his fellow Republican President Donald Trump accused Democrats of inflating the death toll to make the president look

  • Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll, draws outcry
    Reuters

    Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll, draws outcry

    Trump bristled at criticism of his administration’s handling of the Puerto Rico disaster as Hurricane Florence approached the coast of North Carolina with heavy rains that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the U.S. southeast. The Republican president said

  • Reuters

    U.S. company manager pleads guilty in PDVSA bribery scheme

    Juan Carlos Castillo Rincon, 55, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Justice Department said in a statement. Judge Nancy K. Johnson also unsealed the guilty plea of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) official Jose Orlando Camacho

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  • U.S. to reconsider asylum for separated immigrant families
    Reuters

    U.S. to reconsider asylum for separated immigrant families

    The settlement, detailed in court documents late on Wednesday, represented a victory for rights groups that challenged Trump’s contentious family separation policy that was aimed at deterring illegal immigration. If approved by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego, immigrant parents and

  • Reuters

    U.S. airlines, officials grapple with looming pilot shortfall

    Airlines, government agencies and academic institutions must work together to address a potential future shortfall of commercial and military pilots and other aviation employees in the coming years, U.S. officials said on Thursday. “We have a diminishing supply of qualified pilots, mechanics, and

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  • Reuters

    FEMA faces Hurricane Florence with range of housing options from 2017 storms

    Over 1 million residents of coastal states including North Carolina and South Carolina were ordered to evacuate as of Thursday afternoon, ahead of the expected landfall of Hurricane Florence on Friday. If their homes are damaged, FEMA has options beyond standard temporary trailers for housing, agency

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  • Hurricane Florence lashing Carolinas with heavy rain, flooding
    Reuters

    Hurricane Florence lashing Carolinas with heavy rain, flooding

    The outer bands of Hurricane Florence lashed the Carolinas with wind and rain on Thursday, flooding roads and overflowing rivers in an ominous prelude of the damage the huge storm could inflict when it makes landfall on Friday with millions of people in its path. Florence, downgraded to a Category 2

  • Attorney general vows to fight nationwide court injunctions
    Reuters

    Attorney general vows to fight nationwide court injunctions

    Nationwide injunctions have become a favored tool by states and other groups who have staunchly opposed many of the Trump administration’s more controversial policy initiatives. The new guidelines call on Justice Department litigators to fight back against cases that involve nationwide injunctions

  • Reuters

    General Dynamics wins $481 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Dynamics Corp’s Electric Boat unit has been awarded a $481 million U.S. defense contract in support of the Columbia class fleet ballistic missile submarines, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

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  • Special Report: Slamming the door - How Trump transformed U.S. refugee program
    Reuters

    Special Report: Slamming the door – How Trump transformed U.S. refugee program

    The administration has been dismantling policy and slashing admissions for some of the world’s most persecuted people.

  • Reuters

    Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC

    (Reuters) – Little change in strength is expected before the eye of Florence reaches the Carolina coast, with slow weakening expected after the center moves inland or meanders near the coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

  • 'Pure evil': Ex-New England mob boss gets life in prison for 1993 murder
    Reuters

    ‘Pure evil’: Ex-New England mob boss gets life in prison for 1993 murder

    Salemme, who was sentenced alongside associate Paul Weadick, 63, to a mandatory life prison term by U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs, was only charged after DiSarro’s remains were found in 2016 buried behind a mill in Providence, Rhode Island. Nick DiSarro, one of DiSarro’s sons, described

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  • Reuters

    Indiana bishop cleared after sexual abuse investigation

    A Pennsylvania prosecutor on Thursday cleared a Roman Catholic bishop who presides over an Indiana diocese of wrongdoing after questions arose about a relationship he had with a young man he counseled decades ago. Investigators found no evidence of wrongdoing by Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of

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  • Reuters

    California gunman who killed five, including ex-wife, had recently divorced

    A gunman who killed five people in Bakersfield, California, and then took his own life was recently divorced and may have forced his ex-wife to accompany him to a trucking business before shooting her and other victims, authorities said on Thursday. Javier Casarez, 54, may have planned whom he was going

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  • Reuters

    At North Carolina aquariums, creatures to ride out storm alone

    From turtles to fish, the denizens of two North Carolina aquariums will be facing Hurricane Florence alone after their handlers were forced to leave under mandatory evacuation orders. Florence, a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale and still growing, is expected to strike North

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  • Reuters

    Excessive force toward prisoner does not require sadism: U.S. appeals court

    By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said on Thursday a trial judge erred in requiring Sean Hoard, an inmate at the Snake River Correctional Institution, to show jurors it was more likely than not that officers were “having or deriving pleasure from extreme cruelty” while beating

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  • Pope orders inquiry into bishop as U.S. Church leaders discuss abuse crisis
    Reuters

    Pope orders inquiry into bishop as U.S. Church leaders discuss abuse crisis

    The Vatican and U.S. Church officials announced the investigation on Thursday as the pope was meeting U.S. Catholic Church leaders to discuss a scandal that has shaken his papacy. The Vatican said the pope had appointed Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore to run the Wheeling-Charleston diocese, West

  • Reuters

    Factbox: More than 19,000 without power in U.S. Southeast ahead of Florence

    (Reuters) – U.S. Southeast power companies said more than 19,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina were without on Thursday power as Hurricane Florence approaches the coast. Florence is a Category 2 storm in the Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles

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  • No role for NYC tenants' groups to oversee public housing cleanup: judge
    Reuters

    No role for NYC tenants’ groups to oversee public housing cleanup: judge

    A federal judge in Manhattan said two tenants’ rights groups deserved no formal role in a landmark settlement between New York City’s housing authority and the U.S. government to address years of health hazards, indifference and mismanagement plaguing public housing citywide.

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  • Reuters

    Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC

    (Reuters) – The center of Florence is expected to approach the coasts of North and South Carolina later on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Heavy rainbands along with tropical storm-force winds are spreading across the outer banks and coastal southeastern North Carolina, the NHC

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  • Ex-Deerfield partners get prison in case over U.S. agency leaks
    Reuters

    Ex-Deerfield partners get prison in case over U.S. agency leaks

    Two former partners of the hedge fund Deerfield Management were sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday after being convicted of taking part in what prosecutors have described as an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency. Rob Olan and Ted Huber were sentenced

  • As storm nears, FEMA chief says he will cooperate with separate probe
    Reuters

    As storm nears, FEMA chief says he will cooperate with separate probe

    The head of FEMA said he would never intentionally break government rules following a report that his use of official vehicles was under scrutiny, but that right now, he was focused on a major hurricane approaching the U.S. Southeast coast. Brock Long, who directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • U.S. foreign-born population swells to highest in over a century
    Reuters

    U.S. foreign-born population swells to highest in over a century

    The administration has said it wants to restrict legal immigration, and has stepped up efforts as well to detain and deport immigrants in the country illegally since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. Foreign-born residents made up 13.7 percent of the U.S. population in 2017, up from

  • U.S. Army mobilizes against lead hazards at bases around globe
    Reuters

    U.S. Army mobilizes against lead hazards at bases around globe

    Inside the gates of the U.S. Army’s Fort Benning, the din of power tools blared this week. The activity is part of a larger effort, on Army posts around the world, to respond to residents’ lead poisoning concerns after a Reuters report last month uncovered lead hazards lurking on U.S. bases.

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  • Reuters

    Winds from Florence moving ashore at North Carolina Outer Banks: NHC

    (Reuters) – Tropical-storm-force winds, caused by hurricane Florence, are moving onshore of the outer banks of North Carolina with continued expectations of life-threatening storm surge and rainfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Thursday. The Atlantic hurricane

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  • Reuters

    Duke starts to shut North Carolina Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

    (Reuters) – Duke Energy Corp started to shut the Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to strike the coast near the plant on Friday. Florence is currently a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (177 kph), according

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  • Reuters

    Hurricane Florence moving toward coast of North, South Carolina: NHC

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Florence is moving closer to the coast of North and South Carolina, where it is expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday. The center of Florence, a Category 2 hurricane, will approach the coasts of North and South

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  • Reuters

    Gunman kills five in ‘new normal’ shootings in California: police

    (Reuters) – An unidentified gunman shot and killed his wife and four other people in a series of shootings on Wednesday in Southern California before taking his own life, police said. The man went with his wife to a trucking company in Bakersfield, California, where he shot and killed a man and then

  • Hurricane Florence still poses grave threat despite weaker winds
    Reuters

    Hurricane Florence still poses grave threat despite weaker winds

    Hurricane Florence, growing in size despite its weakening winds on Wednesday, crept closer to the U.S. East Coast as disaster mobilizations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter the deadly threat of high seas and floods. The center of Florence, no longer classified as a major hurricane

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  • Many battleground U.S. House districts see strong 2017 income growth
    Reuters

    Many battleground U.S. House districts see strong 2017 income growth

    The rise in incomes could support the party’s hopes of keeping Democrats from winning the 23 seats they need to seize control of the U.S. House of Representatives and thwart Republican President Donald Trump’s agenda. The party of sitting presidents tends to lose seats in U.S. congressional

  • Thousands of pallets of water bottles unused in Puerto Rico after hurricane
    Reuters

    Thousands of pallets of water bottles unused in Puerto Rico after hurricane

    Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, killed an estimated 3,000 people in the U.S. territory and some officials there were critical of Trump’s claim of a successful aid effort. CBS News first reported the existence of the unused water pallets, showing images of them on the

  • San Juan mayor dismisses Trump's 'unsung success' view of Maria response
    Reuters

    San Juan mayor dismisses Trump’s ‘unsung success’ view of Maria response

    Cruz told Reuters on Wednesday that people facing Hurricane Florence, a slow-moving Category 3 storm due to hit the Carolinas, could die unless Trump learned lessons a year ago when Maria slammed into the U.S. commonwealth. “The world has seen and the majority of the American people have seen how

  • Reuters

    Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Florence weakened into a Category 2 hurricane as it moved towards east coast of the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday, but a life-threatening storm surge and heavy rainfall were still expected.

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  • Federal judge denies bail to New Mexico compound defendants
    Reuters

    Federal judge denies bail to New Mexico compound defendants

    Five members of a New Mexico compound on Wednesday were denied bail after a federal grand jury indicted them on firearms and conspiracy charges. The grand jury indictment on Tuesday alleges the defendants transported firearms and ammunition from Georgia to New Mexico in December 2017.

  • Reuters

    As Florence draws near, historic Wilmington, N.C., puts on brave face

    “I didn’t want stay at home, wait for the storm to come and stare at the walls,” Stubbs said. While some of the oldest structures are made of brick, others from the 19th century are made of wood and could be devastated in a worst-case scenario as many beachfront cottages were during the

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  • Reuters

    Hurricane Florence disrupts deliveries, threatens U.S. supply chain

    BMW of North America has a plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, nearly 300 miles (483 km) inland from the life-threatening hurricane’s projected point of landfall on Friday, and automobile shipments were diverted. “Rail cars with vehicles destined for export from Charleston have been diverted

  • Michelle Obama announces stadium tour to support 'Becoming'
    Reuters

    Michelle Obama announces stadium tour to support ‘Becoming’

    Event promoters Live Nation said the tour would also take Obama to Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, New York and other cities and stadiums with seating capacities of up to 23,000 that are also used for concerts by some of music’s biggest acts. “I’ve spent the last year and a half reflecting on

  • Looming Florence heaps despair on rural U.S. towns ravaged by 2016 storm
    Reuters

    Looming Florence heaps despair on rural U.S. towns ravaged by 2016 storm

    When Hurricane Matthew submerged the small town of Fair Bluff, North Carolina, two years ago, Eve Waddell thought she had witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime disaster. “You’ll never see that again,” she reassured her daughter Ella, then 4, after floodwaters surged over the banks of the Lumber

  • New Jersey sports bets rise in August with online wagers
    Reuters

    New Jersey sports bets rise in August with online wagers

    Sports fans, gamblers and other U.S. states are watching what happens in New Jersey, one of the first and most aggressive states to expand legal sports betting since it won its case before the U.S. Supreme Court in May. Altogether, people bet $95.6 million on sports in August in New Jersey, for a total

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  • Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'
    Reuters

    Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with ‘disaster at doorstep’

    Hurricane Florence, growing in size despite its weakening winds, churned ever closer to the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday as evacuations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter the threat of deadly high seas and calamitous floods. The center of Florence, a slow-moving Category 3 hurricane

  • Reuters

    California man gets 35 years for drug-trafficking ring on Amtrak trains

    Edgar Roque, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to drug and money laundering charges, is among some 20 people charged in connection with the drug-running operation, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said in a written statement. “Edgar Roque’s leadership role directing

  • Reuters

    Colonial will not change fuel specs ahead of Hurricane Florence

    A major pipeline operator that sends gasoline to the U.S. Southeast said on Wednesday it does not expect to take full advantage of a government waiver aimed at ensuring adequate fuel supplies to the region. On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waived federal regulations requiring

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  • Reuters

    Russian pleads guilty in U.S. to operating Kelihos botnet

    (Reuters) – A Russian man pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. federal court in Connecticut to criminal hacking charges stemming from his operation of the Kelihos botnet, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Peter Yuryevich Levashov, 38, used the Kelihos botnet – a global network of tens

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  • Hawaii, still reeling from Hurricane Lane, braces for Olivia
    Reuters

    Hawaii, still reeling from Hurricane Lane, braces for Olivia

    (Reuters) – Hawaii residents and visitors still drying out from Hurricane Lane braced on Wednesday for a drenching from Tropical Storm Olivia, which was expected to punish Maui and Oahu with heavy rains, high winds and flash flooding.

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  • Reuters

    Insurers brace for another round of catastrophe losses from Hurricane Florence

    Hurricane Florence, on track to become the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in six decades, howled closer to shore on Wednesday, as schools and factories were being shuttered and authorities ordered more than 1 million people in the region to evacuate. Losses from Florence

  • Reuters

    NHC downgrades Florence to still dangerous Category 3 hurricane

    (Reuters) – Florence is now rated a Category 3 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, but life-threatening storm surge and rainfall is still expected across portions of the Carolinas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday. The hurricane was about 470 miles (755 km) east-southeast

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  • Amazon, Apple, others to testify before U.S. Senate on data privacy September 26
    Reuters

    Amazon, Apple, others to testify before U.S. Senate on data privacy September 26

    Six major Web companies and internet-service providers, including AT&T Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, will detail their consumer data privacy practices to a U.S. Senate panel on Sept. 26, according to a congressional statement on Wednesday. The Senate hearing will give the six technology-related

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  • Reuters

    Hurricane Florence to strengthen through Wednesday night: NHC

    The hurricane is located about 520 miles (840 km) east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 km/h), the Miami-based forecaster said. While the hurricane is likely to start weakening by late Thursday, Florence is still forecast to be an extremely

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  • 'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days
    Reuters

    ‘Monster’ Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days

    Fierce winds and massive waves are expected to lash the coasts of North and South Carolina and Virginia even before Florence makes landfall by early Friday, bringing a storm surge as much as 13 feet (4 meters), the National Hurricane Center in Miami warned. Although Florence was still days from arrival

  • Trump promises all-out response to Hurricane Florence
    Reuters

    Trump promises all-out response to Hurricane Florence

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the federal government would spare no expense in responding to the likely damage from Hurricane Florence, which is forecast to slam the Carolina coast later this week. “Any amounts of money, whatever it takes, we’re going to do it,” Trump told reporters

  • Manhattan DA's office drops more than 3,000 open marijuana cases
    Reuters

    Manhattan DA’s office drops more than 3,000 open marijuana cases

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Wednesday dropped more than 3,000 open marijuana smoking and possession cases dating back to 1978, saying the action would serve justice and address racial disparities in the prosecution of marijuana offenses. Vance moved to vacate 3,042 outstanding warrants

  • Judge strikes down 95-year-old California ban on storefront handgun ads
    Reuters

    Judge strikes down 95-year-old California ban on storefront handgun ads

    In a decision made public on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley in Sacramento, the state’s capital, said the law was “unconstitutional on its face” because it violated dealers’ commercial speech rights under the First Amendment. State officials said allowing the ads could spur

  • Takeda to pack up Illinois HQ, nearly 1,000 workers to be affected
    Reuters

    Takeda to pack up Illinois HQ, nearly 1,000 workers to be affected

    The Deerfield site employs just under 1,000 people — about a fifth of its U.S. employees — and a number of them will be provided with job offers and/or relocation opportunities, a Takeda spokeswoman told Reuters on Wednesday. “This move, while difficult, will allow closer collaboration across Takeda

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  • New Hampshire swing district a fresh test for women's rise in U.S.
    Reuters

    New Hampshire swing district a fresh test for women’s rise in U.S.

    Eleven Democrats, including three women, and six Republican men are seeking the seat that will open when Democratic U.S. Representative Carol Shea-Porter retires in January. Democrats can ill-afford to lose the spot as they head into November’s election looking to gain 23 seats needed to take a

  • Reuters

    Iberia flight makes emergency landing at Boston’s Logan airport

    An Iberia Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing due to an issue with its Roll-Royce-made Trent XWB engine, sending shares in the British company lower. Iberia Airlines flight 6252 made the emergency landing at Boston Logan airport, a representative of the airline said. Shares in Rolls-Royce

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  • Reuters

    Extremely dangerous hurricane Florence nears U.S. coast: NHC

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Florence is forecast to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears the U.S. coast, while some weakening is expected on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Wednesday. The category 4 hurricane is located about 575 miles (

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  • U.S. farmers scramble to harvest crops as hurricane looms
    Reuters

    U.S. farmers scramble to harvest crops as hurricane looms

    The forecasts for devastating rain and winds also had WH Group’s Smithfield Foods [SFII.UL], the largest U.S. pork processor, planning to shut two of its North Carolina plants – including the world’s biggest hog slaughterhouse. Meanwhile, pig farmers across the state were lowering levels of

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  • Trump promises all-out response to Hurricane Florence
    Reuters

    Trump promises all-out response to Hurricane Florence

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the federal government would spare no expense in responding to the likely damage from Hurricane Florence, which is forecast to slam the Carolina coast later this week. “Any amounts of money, whatever it takes, we’re going to do it,” Trump told reporters

  • 'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pound U.S. Southeast for days
    Reuters

    ‘Monster’ Hurricane Florence to pound U.S. Southeast for days

    Powerful Hurricane Florence grew larger on Tuesday and is expected to bring days of rain, deadly flooding and power outages lasting weeks after it slams into the U.S. Southeast coast later this week. Winds and massive waves will pound coastal North and South Carolina when Florence makes landfall on

  • Reuters

    U.S. farmers scramble to harvest crops as hurricane looms

    The forecasts for devastating rain and winds also had WH Group’s Smithfield Foods [SFII.UL], the largest U.S. pork processor, planning to shut two of its North Carolina plants – including the world’s biggest hog slaughterhouse. Meanwhile, pig farmers across the state were lowering levels of

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  • Reuters

    Gunman opens fire at Los Angeles-area hospital; no injuries

    Police did not identify the suspect in the shooting that took place shortly before midday at Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center in Downey, some 15 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, and did not discuss a motive for the gunfire. Thankful it worked out,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff&

  • Factbox: Kavanaugh's Supreme Court bid in hands of a few senators
    Reuters

    Factbox: Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court bid in hands of a few senators

    It’s also possible that a handful of Democrats running for re-election in states won by Trump in 2016 could back Kavanaugh. After Kavanaugh’s hearing, Collins said generally positive things about his statements regarding Roe v. Wade.

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    Smithfield Foods to shut world’s largest hog plant in North Carolina ahead of storm

    Smithfield Foods [SFII.UL], a unit of China’s WH Group, will temporarily shut down the world’s largest hog slaughter plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina, as early as Wednesday due to looming Hurricane Florence, a company employee and the head of the North Carolina Park Council said on Tuesday.

  • Reuters

    U.S. forecasters say flooding possible this week along Texas coast

    A tropical storm may form off the Texas Gulf Coast by Friday, bringing heavy rains to areas already drenched in the past few weeks, U.S. government and private forecasters said on Tuesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said a tropical wave on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico had

  • Trump cites 'American defiance' in 9/11 tribute to victims
    Reuters

    Trump cites ‘American defiance’ in 9/11 tribute to victims

    Commemorating the 17th anniversary of the attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in New York and struck the Pentagon outside Washington, Trump said the nation shared the grief of the family members whose loved ones were lost that day. “We grieve together for every mother and father, sister

  • Utah woman who helped abduct 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart to be released
    Reuters

    Utah woman who helped abduct 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart to be released

    Smart was taken at knifepoint from the bed she shared with her younger sister. Brian David Mitchell was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of the kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity. Barzee first served a prison term for

  • Reuters

    Boeing shuts 787 plant in South Carolina as hurricane approaches

    In advance of workers evacuating the facility, Boeing flew several 787 Dreamliners from the South Carolina factory across the country to an airport near Boeing’s widebody plant in Everett, Washington, north of Seattle, Boeing spokeswoman Libba Holland said. Hurricane Florence grew on Tuesday and

  • Reuters

    U.S. nuclear power plants prepare for Hurricane Florence

    The storm threatened to make landfall with massive waves and winds of up to 130 mile per hour (209 km per hour), making it a Category 3 or 4 storm on a five-step scale, the National Hurricane Center in Miami warned. There are 16 nuclear reactors in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, the states

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  • Backstreet Boys' singer Nick Carter will not be charged in sex case
    Reuters

    Backstreet Boys’ singer Nick Carter will not be charged in sex case

    Los Angeles prosecutors said on Tuesday they would not charge Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter over a 2003 sexual assault accusation because it fell outside the California statute of limitations. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said it had reviewed the accusation by a woman who was

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  • Trump's EPA proposes weaker methane rules for oil and gas wells
    Reuters

    Trump’s EPA proposes weaker methane rules for oil and gas wells

    (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed weakening requirements for testing and repairing methane leaks in drilling operations, among other measures, in a step toward rolling back an Obama-era policy to combat climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the changes

  • Trump wins dismissal of 'inciting to riot' lawsuit over 2016 rally
    Reuters

    Trump wins dismissal of ‘inciting to riot’ lawsuit over 2016 rally

    By a 3-0 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the protesters did not state a valid claim under Kentucky law against Trump or his campaign, and Trump’s speech was protected by the First Amendment because he did not specifically advocate violence. Henry Brousseau, Kashiya Nwanguma and

  • House Republicans propose more tax cuts as elections near
    Reuters

    House Republicans propose more tax cuts as elections near

    In an election-year effort designed to draw a sharp contrast between themselves and Democrats, House Republicans offered up three pieces of legislation. President Donald Trump’s Republicans, who are seeking to fend off a Democratic challenge for control of Congress in the Nov. 6 elections, tout

  • Reuters

    Fuel prices, shortages rising as Hurricane Florence speeds to U.S. Coast

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    Reuters

    Las Vegas is booming again, and bracing itself for next slump

    Han, 25, grew up in Las Vegas, but went to college in the Bay Area and spent a year there working as a biochemist. The school opened last year to address a chronic shortage of doctors in Southern Nevada and broaden the city’s economic base. Few cities were hit as hard as Las Vegas by the 2008 financial

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    Reuters

    U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina kept in jail

    A U.S. judge on Monday firmly rejected a bid by accused Russian agent Maria Butina to be released from jail pending trial.

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    Reuters

    For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds

    The official death toll in the attacks on lower Manhattan’s World Trade Center is 2,753, including the missing and presumed dead. The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office has worked for 17 years to identify the remaining 1,100 victims. Using advances in DNA extraction techniques over the

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  • Reuters

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    Reuters

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    Reuters

    Carolina residents rush for gas as powerful hurricane advances

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    Reuters

    More than one million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

    Packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kph), the storm was due to gain even greater strength before making landfall early on Thursday, bringing heavy rains with the potential to unleash widespread, severe flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami. “

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    Reuters

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    Reuters

    Republican Florida governor candidate DeSantis resigns from Congress

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    Reuters

    Grand jury to probe Dallas police officer shooting of neighbor: prosecutors

    (Reuters) – The Dallas County, Texas, district attorney said Monday she will convene a grand jury to probe a Dallas police officer’s deadly shooting of the officer’s neighbor last week. “We plan to present a thorough case to the grand jury of Dallas County so that the right decision can

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    A California jury on Friday found the Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline company guilty on criminal charges of fouling state waters and harming wildlife in a major oil spill three years ago along the Pacific shoreline near Santa Barbara. The verdict closed a chapter in the state’s bid to

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  • Dallas police officer charged with shooting death of neighbor
    Reuters

    Dallas police officer charged with shooting death of neighbor

    The bizarre sequence of events unfolded after the police officer, Amber Guyger, 30, had just completed a shift late on Thursday and was still in uniform as she returned to an apartment she erroneously believed was hers, police said. Inside she encountered the apartment’s rightful occupant, 26-year-old

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    Reuters

    Governor Cuomo directs phase-out of climate change pollutants in New York

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    The National Gallery in London persuaded a U.S. appeals court that three grandchildren of a muse for French artist Henri Matisse should not reclaim a 1908 painting they said was stolen. In a 3-0 decision on Monday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said sovereign immunity shielded the

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    EU leaders aim to hold special Brexit summit in mid-November – diplomats

    With the Irish border issue still the main stumbling block, EU ministers meeting in Brussels next Tuesday will discuss holding the extraordinary summit because they no longer expect to clinch a deal at a regular gathering scheduled for Oct.18-19. Earlier, the EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier

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  • Reuters

    Florence strengthens into Category Four Hurricane: NHC

    (Reuters) – Florence has strengthened further into a Category Four hurricane in the Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Monday.

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  • Reuters

    Florence strengthens into major hurricane: NHC

    (Reuters) – Florence has strengthened into a major hurricane over the Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

  • Reuters

    Florence to become a major hurricane Monday morning: NHC

    (Reuters) – Florence is expected to become a major hurricane on Monday morning and to remain one through Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

  • Reuters

    Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen: NHC

    (Reuters) – Florence, a Category 1 hurricane, continued to strengthen in the central Atlantic and was expected to become a major hurricane by Monday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Sunday. The hurricane was located about 560 miles (905 kilometers) northeast of

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  • U.S. President Trump facing a 'coup': Bannon
    Reuters

    U.S. President Trump facing a ‘coup’: Bannon

    U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a “coup”, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Reuters, pointing to an anonymous column in the New York Times detailing resistance within the Trump administration. This is a direct attack on the institutions,” Bannon said during a

  • Strengthening Hurricane Florence churns toward U.S. Southeastern coast
    Reuters

    Strengthening Hurricane Florence churns toward U.S. Southeastern coast

    Packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, Florence was expected to get larger as it develops by Monday into a major hurricane.

  • Migrant families separated by U.S. are refusing reunification over dangers: ACLU
    Reuters

    Migrant families separated by U.S. are refusing reunification over dangers: ACLU

    “We’ve had very difficult conversations with the parents this week,” Lee Gelernt of the ACLU told a federal judge in San Diego. Gelernt told the court that he had spent time over the past week in Guatemala trying to locate parents of some of the roughly 300 children in U.S. care and found

  • Cynthia Nixon casts herself as latest Democratic insurgent in NY governor race
    Reuters

    Cynthia Nixon casts herself as latest Democratic insurgent in NY governor race

    Nixon, a first-time candidate without governing experience, is known for her years starring on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” set in New York. Nixon’s opposition mirrors those of others who argue Democrats nationwide have been far too cautious in embracing progressive proposals, wary of

  • Crews fight to outflank raging Northern California wildfire
    Reuters

    Crews fight to outflank raging Northern California wildfire

    Firefighters battled on Saturday to outflank a wildfire that has forced the closure of an interstate highway in Northern California as the blaze swept through explosively dry mountain timber in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest for a fourth day. As of late Saturday, the Delta Fire had scorched more

  • Reuters

    Dallas police identify officer in shooting of unarmed man in his own apartment

    Officer Amber Guyger, who has been on the force for four years, faces possible manslaughter charges stemming from a fatal shooting late Thursday, police said. Guyger had completed a shift late and was still in uniform when she returned to what she believed was her home and encountered 26-year-old Botham

  • Reuters

    Florence could become hurricane strike on U.S. East Coast: NHC

    Florence was spinning across the Atlantic Ocean about 810 miles (1,305 km) southeast of Bermuda on Saturday afternoon, moving west at around 5 miles per hour (7 kph), according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC). Data from an official Hurricane Hunter aircraft showed its maximum sustained

  • Crews fight to outflank raging Northern California wildfire
    Reuters

    Crews fight to outflank raging Northern California wildfire

    Firefighters battled on Saturday to outflank a wildfire that has forced the closure of an interstate highway in Northern California as the blaze swept through explosively dry mountain timber in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest for a fourth day. As of midday Saturday, the Delta Fire had scorched nearly

  • Apple Inc bans Alex Jones app for 'objectionable content'
    Reuters

    Apple Inc bans Alex Jones app for ‘objectionable content’

    Apple said on that it had banned the Infowars app after finding that it had violated the company’s rules.

  • Homeless vet to get all cash raised by New Jersey couple: GoFundMe
    Reuters

    Homeless vet to get all cash raised by New Jersey couple: GoFundMe

    A homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to help a woman will receive the more than

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