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15 October 2018

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  • Reuters

    Idaho wildlife official resigns over uproar about killing baboon family

    An Idaho wildlife official was forced to resign on Monday after photographs of him posing with a family of baboons and other wild creatures he killed in September during a hunting trip in Africa went viral online, igniting a firestorm of criticism. In a resignation letter to Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch

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  • Trump sees Michael's wrath, rescuers search for bodies
    Reuters

    Trump sees Michael’s wrath, rescuers search for bodies

    President Donald Trump got a first-hand look on Monday at the “total devastation” that Hurricane Michael brought to Florida, as rescuers searched for scores of missing and hundreds of thousands of residents remained without electricity. Trump and first lady Melania Trump passed out bottles of water

  • Trump surveys Michael's wrath, rescuers search for bodies
    Reuters

    Trump surveys Michael’s wrath, rescuers search for bodies

    U.S. President Donald Trump got a first-hand look on Monday at the “total devastation” that Hurricane Michael brought to Florida, as rescuers searched for scores of missing people and hundreds of thousands of residents remained without power. Trump and first lady Melania Trump passed out bottles

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  • Money flies across tarmac as business jet show kicks off
    Reuters

    Money flies across tarmac as business jet show kicks off

    On the eve of the world’s largest business jet show, deals began in earnest as planemakers polished plans for supersonic jets and unveiled new luxury aircraft featuring high-speed WiFi and hot showers at 40,000 feet. After years of sluggish sales, potential buyers at the National Business Aviation

  • Real estate scion Robert Durst made his wife fear him: witness
    Reuters

    Real estate scion Robert Durst made his wife fear him: witness

    Robert Durst, a real estate scion charged with murder who was profiled in the HBO television documentary “The Jinx,” struck fear in his wife in the early 1980s before she disappeared, a witness testified in court on Monday in Los Angeles. Durst, a 75-year-old multimillionaire, was arrested

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  • Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump
    Reuters

    Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump

    A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed adult film actress Stormy Daniels’s defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay his attorney’s fees, saying a tweet the president had written referring to her was protected by free-speech laws. Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti

  • Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as 'Pocahontas,' says DNA test backs her ancestry
    Reuters

    Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as ‘Pocahontas,’ says DNA test backs her ancestry

    The Massachusetts lawmaker, known as a liberal firebrand in her party, said last month she would take a “hard look” at running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Trump in 2020. “When I decided to run for Senate in 2012, I never thought that my family’s Native American

  • U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge
    Reuters

    U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge

    The decision by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene, Oregon, came before the case is scheduled to go to trial in federal court on Oct. 29. Twenty-one children and young adults, who were between 8 and 19 years of age when the lawsuit was filed in 2015 against the Obama administration, accused federal

  • Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans at trial
    Reuters

    Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans at trial

    Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants in order to limit how many it admits, a lawyer for a group suing the school said on Monday at the start of a trial that could have wider implications for the role of race in U.S. college admissions. The case could eventually reach the

  • Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled
    Reuters

    Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled

    Matlin drew attention to emergency communication glitches with disabled people earlier in the week, when she tweeted on Tuesday about the Weather Company’s failure to include closed captioning in reports about the approaching storm. “Dear @weatherchannel I wanted to share this video for the thousands

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  • Reuters

    Pennsylvania Republican candidate threatens to stomp on opponents face

    Republican Scott Wagner is trailing well behind incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf in the polls ahead of the Nov. 6 election, and the video posted on Wagner’s campaign Facebook page was part of an acrimonious battle in one of most populous U.S. states. “Governor Wolf, let me tell you what, between

  • Most F-35 jets resume flights after engine inspections: Pentagon
    Reuters

    Most F-35 jets resume flights after engine inspections: Pentagon

    More than 80 percent of Lockheed Martin Co-made F-35 fighter jets in the United States and around the world have cleared engine inspections and are now approved for flights, the Pentagon said on Monday. Last week, all U.S. and international F-35 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin were grounded so

  • Reuters

    U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs companies over lead paint liability

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by three paint manufacturers challenging a California court ruling that held them liable for millions of dollars in damages relating to the use of lead paint decades ago. The justices left in place the lower court’s 2017 ruling that endorsed a trial

  • Reuters

    Hurricane Michael insured losses will cost as much as $10 billion – AIR Worldwide

    (Reuters) – Insured losses for wind and storm surge from Hurricane Michael will run between an estimated $6 billion and $10 billion, risk modeler AIR Worldwide said on Monday. The estimate does not include losses paid out by the National Flood Insurance Program, AIR Worldwide said. (Reporting by Suzanne

  • Hopes fade for more survivors of Hurricane Michael
    Reuters

    Hopes fade for more survivors of Hurricane Michael

    The hunt for missing people in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael early Sunday is turning into a search for the dead, as hope of finding more people alive fades in the Florida Panhandle, U.S. officials said. “We’re going into recovery mode, unfortunately,” said Fire Chief Alex Baird of

  • Reuters

    Factbox: Some 240,000 U.S. customers without power after Hurricane Michael

    Some 240,029 homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Monday in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, according to local power companies. Some customers in the hardest hit parts of Florida may have to wait weeks for power to be restored, the utilities said. In total, Michael

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  • Los Angeles judge to weigh evidence against Robert Durst of 'The Jinx'
    Reuters

    Los Angeles judge to weigh evidence against Robert Durst of ‘The Jinx’

    Real estate scion Robert Durst, the enigmatic subject of the HBO television documentary “The Jinx,” was due back in court on Monday for a hearing on whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to bring their murder case against him to trial. The 75-year-old multimillionaire Durst was arrested

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  • Reuters

    Affluent cities gained at expense of Trump’s ‘forgotten’ America study

    The crisis and ensuing rebound saw a “reshuffling” of jobs, entrepreneurial energy, and human capital from worse-off areas towards those that have increasingly captured the benefits of growth, the Economic Innovation Group concluded after comparing demographic data for the 2007-2011 and 2012

  • Reuters

    Four shot dead at one-year-old’s birthday party in Texas

    A 37-year-old man is suspected of shooting five men with a handgun early Saturday evening in the backyard of a home in the small town of Taft, north of Corpus Christi, said Sgt. Nathan Brandley of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Police were searching on Sunday for the suspected gunman, Ronnie

  • Honduran migrant group grows, heading for United States
    Reuters

    Honduran migrant group grows, heading for United States

    A growing group of more than 1,500 Honduran migrants headed for the United States moved toward the Guatemalan border on Sunday, witnesses and organizers said. The migrants, who included families of adults and children, and women carrying babies, began a march on Saturday from the violent northern city

  • More dead expected in destroyed Florida Panhandle towns after Michael
    Reuters

    More dead expected in destroyed Florida Panhandle towns after Michael

    Dozens of people remained missing on Sunday in Florida Panhandle communities reduced to ruins by Hurricane Michael as rescuers said they expected the death toll to rise and survivors grappled with power outages and shortages of food and water. Already at least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed

  • Trump says family separations deter illegal immigration
    Reuters

    Trump says family separations deter illegal immigration

    Trump also claimed, without providing evidence, that immigrants were “grabbing children and they’re using children to come in to our country in many cases.”

  • In Tennessee, a Democrat scrambles to turn out voters as polls show slide
    Reuters

    In Tennessee, a Democrat scrambles to turn out voters as polls show slide

    Polls showed Bredesen, the state’s 74-year-old former governor, in a surprisingly tight race with Republican U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn to replace retiring Republican Senator Bob Corker. The Oct. 6 confirmation of President Donald Trump’s polarizing Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh

  • Crowbars, cadaver dogs in search for survivors, bodies after Florida hurricane
    Reuters

    Crowbars, cadaver dogs in search for survivors, bodies after Florida hurricane

    Search and rescue volunteers have located hundreds of people reported missing in the Southeast after Hurricane Michael tore through their Florida Panhandle.

  • Reuters

    U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas output returning to normal post storm

    U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production is returning to near normal levels three days after Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, data from an offshore regulator showed on Saturday, with oil output off 19 percent and natural gas production down less than 10 percent. The Bureau

  • Honduran migrant group treks north as U.S. calls for tighter borders
    Reuters

    Honduran migrant group treks north as U.S. calls for tighter borders

    Recent attempts at group crossings from Central America to the United States have tested U.S. President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” stance on illegal immigration, as people fleeing violence and poverty defy threats of deportation. “I believe we’ll get to the United States.

  • Texas desert tent city for immigrant children balloons in size
    Reuters

    Texas desert tent city for immigrant children balloons in size

    A tent city in the west Texas desert set up to hold immigrant children has expanded its capacity by nearly 10 times to 3,800 beds.

  • Florida wild cat sanctuary caught in hurricane's path
    Reuters

    Florida wild cat sanctuary caught in hurricane’s path

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Reuters) – “Saint” the mountain lion was pacing nervously in his pen and crying days before Hurricane Michael cut a path of destruction through the Bear Creek Feline Center, a refuge for 23 wild cats near Florida’s Panama City. “They were very agitated,” said

  • Rescuers find first body in town worst hit by hurricane Michael
    Reuters

    Rescuers find first body in town worst hit by hurricane Michael

    Searchers on Friday uncovered the first body in the rubble of the Florida town of Mexico Beach, which was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 18 and was expected to climb further. Rescue teams, hampered by power and telephone outages, used cadaver

  • Harvard bias trial to spotlight use of race in college admissions
    Reuters

    Harvard bias trial to spotlight use of race in college admissions

    A lawsuit challenging the use of race as a factor in U.S. college admissions will go to trial in Boston on Monday, when Harvard University will face accusations that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The lawsuit, backed by the Trump administration, could eventually reach the Supreme

  • Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled
    Reuters

    Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled

    Matlin drew attention to emergency communication glitches with disabled people earlier in the week, when she tweeted on Tuesday about the Weather Channel’s failure to include closed captioning in reports about the approaching storm. Thank you,” Matlin wrote. The Weather Channel did not respond

  • Reuters

    Bodies of 11 babies found hidden in former funeral home in Detroit: police

    Police are investigating after authorities found nine badly decomposed bodies inside a box and two inside a casket, all hidden in a false ceiling at the former Cantrell Funeral Home, Detroit police Lieutenant Brian Bowser told reporters.

  • Reuters

    Pennsylvania Republican candidate threatens to stomp on opponent’s face

    The Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania threatened to stomp on the face of his Democratic opponent in a social media video on Friday and then walked back his comments, saying he made a mistake in his choice of words. Republican Scott Wagner is trailing well behind incumbent Democrat Tom

  • Reuters

    Devastated Mexico Beach will be back, but different: mayor

    Mexico Beach, the seafront Florida resort town shattered by Hurricane Michael, will be rebuilt “100 percent”, its mayor said on Friday. While it will be different, the mayor said he hopes to keep Mexico Beach’s law preventing buildings taller than four floors.

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  • Volunteer search teams born of prior disasters reactivated in Florida
    Reuters

    Volunteer search teams born of prior disasters reactivated in Florida

    By Friday, two days after Michael plowed into Florida’s Panhandle as one of the fiercest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. mainland, there was no official word on the number unaccounted for in beachfront communities affected by the storm. Loved ones reported the majority unaccounted for, while

  • Reuters

    Factbox: Over 940,000 U.S. customers without power after Michael

    More than 940,000 homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Friday after Hurricane Michael and its remnants moved from Florida to Virginia, according to local power companies. Some customers in the hardest hit parts of Florida may have to wait weeks for power to be restored,

  • Hurricane Michael's U.S. death toll rises to 16 as search goes on
    Reuters

    Hurricane Michael’s U.S. death toll rises to 16 as search goes on

    The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to 16 on Friday, law enforcement officials said, as rescue crews began searching hardest-hit communities in the Florida panhandle rendered nearly inaccessible by storm damage. Three additional deaths were reported in Marianna, in Jackson County, Florida

  • 'Praise God!': Parents of U.S. pastor rejoice at Turkey's release of son
    Reuters

    ‘Praise God!’: Parents of U.S. pastor rejoice at Turkey’s release of son

    A court in the western Turkish town of Aliaga on Friday sentenced Andrew Brunson, who had been charged with links to Kurdish militants and supporters of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric, to more than three years in prison but said he would not serve any further time because he had already been detained since

  • New Jersey sports betting activity nearly doubles in September
    Reuters

    New Jersey sports betting activity nearly doubles in September

    On-site sports wagers placed at casinos and racetracks rose by $5.1 million to $79 million in the month of September, a 7 percent increase, data from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement showed. Everyone from casinos and professional sports leagues to media companies and technology providers

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  • Reuters

    Over 1 million U.S. customers without power after Michael

    More than 1 million homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Friday after Hurricane Michael and its remnants moved from Florida to Virginia, according to local power companies. Some customers in the hardest hit parts of Florida may have to wait weeks for power to be restored

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  • U.S. archbishop criticized over sex abuse resigns with papal praise
    Reuters

    U.S. archbishop criticized over sex abuse resigns with papal praise

    The archbishop of Washington D.C. stepped down over the handling of sex abuse cases but received fulsome praise from the pope, drawing criticism from campaigners who said it showed the Catholic Church cared more for its leaders than abuse victims. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, a loyal ally of Pope Francis,

  • 'Old Florida' town known for healing springs faces recovery task
    Reuters

    ‘Old Florida’ town known for healing springs faces recovery task

    Panacea, on the Florida Panhandle, takes its cure-all name from the area’s natural springs. The tiny beachside town known for its oysters and crabs will need some of that mystique as it recovers from Hurricane Michael. Jasmine McMillan, 42, went back to her family-owned holiday campground in Ochlockonee

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  • Reuters

    Pentagon investigating cyber breach of some travel records

    The Pentagon is investigating a cyber breach of some of its travel records that led to personal information being exposed, the military said on Friday. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Buccino, a Pentagon spokesman, said there had been a breach of some “personally identifiable information” when a

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  • Reuters

    U.S. Mega Millions jackpot reaches $548 million, its third largest

    The U.S. Mega Millions lottery, after an 11-week spell without a winner, has amassed its third-largest jackpot ever, $548 million, which will be up for grabs in Friday night’s drawing. Since an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a $543 million jackpot on July 24, there

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  • U.S. intelligence watchdog says it will encourage whistleblowers to come forward
    Reuters

    U.S. intelligence watchdog says it will encourage whistleblowers to come forward

    “It’s really important we encourage whistleblowers to come forward and that they feel comfortable doing so and if there are allegations of reprisal then we take that very seriously,” Storch said in an interview with Reuters last week. The spy agency has experienced a series of embarrassing

  • Walmart to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for cashiers
    Reuters

    Walmart to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for cashiers

    Walmart denied any wrongdoing in the nine-year-old case, which was scheduled to go to trial later this year, in a filing in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday. In addition to the payout, the company said it would begin providing seating to its cashiers in California.

  • Regulator ties pipeline work to deadly Massachusetts gas explosion
    Reuters

    Regulator ties pipeline work to deadly Massachusetts gas explosion

    Overpressurized gas poured through Columbia Gas Co of Massachusetts’ distribution system, North Andover and Andover, flooding into homes and businesses.

  • Reuters

    Factbox: Over 1.5 million customers without power on U.S. East Coast after Michael

    More than 1.5 million homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Friday as Hurricane Michael and its remnants marched from Florida to Virginia, according to local power companies. Some customers in the hardest hit parts of Florida may have to wait weeks for the power to be restored

  • Regulator ties pipeline work to deadly Massachusetts gas explosion
    Reuters

    Regulator ties pipeline work to deadly Massachusetts gas explosion

    A NiSource Inc affiliate failed to require contract repair crews to relocate pressure sensors during natural-gas pipeline work, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Thursday, resulting in overpressured lines that caused explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities last month

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  • Washington state's top court bans death penalty as biased, arbitrary
    Reuters

    Washington state’s top court bans death penalty as biased, arbitrary

    After the court decision, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee tweeted, “Equal justice is a hallmark of democracy and assuring equal justice is the state’s responsibility. Capital punishment has been on the decline in the United States for several years, but the Administration of Republican President

  • Pfizer settles New York probe into 'deceptive' copay coupons
    Reuters

    Pfizer settles New York probe into ‘deceptive’ copay coupons

    Pfizer Inc on Thursday settled charges by New York’s attorney general that it misled consumers in its drug copayment coupon program into thinking they would pay far less to fill prescriptions than they ended up having to shell out. Pfizer’s coupons said consumers would “PAY NO MORE THAN

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  • Hurricane Michael rips apart Florida towns, seven dead
    Reuters

    Hurricane Michael rips apart Florida towns, seven dead

    Michael smashed into Florida’s northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday with screeching 155 mile per hour (250 kilometer per hour) winds, pushing a wall of seawater inland. It was so scary you’d poo yourself,” said retiree Tom Garcia, 60, who was trapped inside his Mexico

  • Reuters

    Michael weakens to post-tropical low as moves offshore: NHC

    (Reuters) – Storm Michael has weakened to a post-tropical low as it moves away from the U.S. mainland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.

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  • Reuters

    Supreme Court with Kavanaugh clears way for Tennessee execution

    Edmund Zagorski, 63, had been set to be executed on Thursday but a few hours before the Supreme Court’s decision Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted a 10-day reprieve to allow the case to wind itself through the courts and to consider the inmate’s request to be put to death by electrocution

  • 'I should have left' - Hurricane Michael terrified those who stayed
    Reuters

    ‘I should have left’ – Hurricane Michael terrified those who stayed

    Andrew Lamonica, 64, a retired power company worker and lifelong Panama City Beach resident, ignored orders to evacuate ahead of one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the United States and waited out the storm in his rented bungalow. In the first fatality related to Wednesday’s arrival of

  • Reuters

    Rescuers look for survivors after Michael obliterates Florida beach town

    Search-and-rescue workers scoured a stark scene of devastation on Thursday looking for hundreds of people who defied evacuation orders in Mexico Beach, Florida, “Ground Zero” of Hurricane Michael’s onslaught. Nearly entire blocks of small two-story beach homes were razed to their tile

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  • Reuters

    Michael brings dangerous winds, flooding in U.S. Mid-Atlantic: NHC

    (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Michael is bringing damaging winds and life-threatening flash flooding over portions of North Carolina and Virginia before heading off into the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

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  • Walmart to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for cashiers
    Reuters

    Walmart to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for cashiers

    Walmart denied any wrongdoing in the nine-year-old case, which was scheduled to go to trial later this year, in a filing in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday. In addition to the payout, the company said it would begin providing seating to its cashiers in California.

  • Limo company operator in New York crash pleads not guilty, faces threats
    Reuters

    Limo company operator in New York crash pleads not guilty, faces threats

    The operator of a limousine company that owned the vehicle involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York has received threats since pleading not guilty to criminally negligent homicide, his lawyer told local news media on Thursday. Nauman Hussain, 28, was charged with one felony count

  • Trump's lawyers preparing answers to questions in Russia probe: source
    Reuters

    Trump’s lawyers preparing answers to questions in Russia probe: source

    President Donald Trump’s lawyers are preparing answers to questions for the U.S. special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The development, first reported by CNN, appears to show progress after several

  • Georgia lawsuit is latest blow in U.S. fight over voting rights
    Reuters

    Georgia lawsuit is latest blow in U.S. fight over voting rights

    Kemp is the Republican nominee for governor in one of this year’s highest-profile state races, in which Democrat Stacey Abrams is seeking to become the state’s first black governor. The lawsuit brought by a coalition of state civil rights groups accused Kemp of attempting to depress minority

  • Reuters

    Kanye West’s meeting with Trump provokes scorn, sadness, support

    Rapper Kanye West’s televised meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office became the top trending topic on Twitter on Thursday, prompting a range of reaction from concern over the singer’s mental health, to jokes, memes and political commentary. Following is a sampling of reaction

  • Reuters

    U.S. oil firms restore operations in storm-tossed Gulf of Mexico

    Major oil producers and drillers, including Exxon Mobil Corp Chevron Corp and BP Plc , on Thursday began returning workers and restoring output at U.S. Gulf of Mexico facilities shut as Hurricane Michael blew through. The U.S. offshore safety regulator’s daily update showed that 40 percent of

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  • Washington state's top court bans death penalty as biased, arbitrary
    Reuters

    Washington state’s top court bans death penalty as biased, arbitrary

    After the court decision, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee tweeted, “Equal justice is a hallmark of democracy and assuring equal justice is the state’s responsibility. Capital punishment has been on the decline in the United States for several years, but the Administration of Republican President

  • Justice Kavanaugh unlikely to heed calls for recusal
    Reuters

    Justice Kavanaugh unlikely to heed calls for recusal

    Justice Brett Kavanaugh is unlikely to heed calls by critics to step aside from certain politically charged U.S. Supreme Court cases in which his fairness and independence might be questioned after a divisive confirmation fight, according to legal experts. Kavanaugh, Republican President Donald Trump

  • Kanye West defends support for Trump, in front of Trump
    Reuters

    Kanye West defends support for Trump, in front of Trump

    The event was billed as a lunch at the White House to discuss prison reform, jobs for African-Americans and Chicago violence. Kanye later said his 10-minute speech was “from the soul, I just channeled it.” Trump lapped it all up. “That was quite something,” said Trump, who was joined

  • Reuters

    Ronald Reagan hologram greets visitors at ex-president’s library

    Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan is making a comeback as a hologram at his official library in California. The 3-D image of Reagan began welcoming visitors at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday. One scene showed Reagan waving to crowds from a rail car he used in a 1984

  • Reuters

    Near 850,000 customers without power in U.S. Southeast after Michael

    Almost 850,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast were without power on Thursday, according to local power companies, as the remnants of Hurricane Michael headed northeast over the Carolinas after battering the Florida Panhandle. Michael, the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S.

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  • Pfizer settles New York probe into 'deceptive' copay coupons
    Reuters

    Pfizer settles New York probe into ‘deceptive’ copay coupons

    Pfizer Inc on Thursday settled charges by New York’s attorney general that it misled consumers in its drug copayment coupon program into thinking they would pay far less to fill prescriptions than they ended up having to shell out. Pfizer’s coupons said consumers would “PAY NO MORE THAN

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  • Israeli military says examining F-35s after U.S. flaw finding
    Reuters

    Israeli military says examining F-35s after U.S. flaw finding

    Israel’s military said on Thursday it was testing its fleet of F-35 fighters after receiving findings from U.S. investigators that a different model of the plane had a fuel systems flaw. A Pentagon spokesperson said earlier Thursday that all U.S. and international F-35 fighter jets made by Lockheed

  • Reuters

    New York man charged with planning suicide bombing in Washington on Election Day

    Federal authorities were holding a New York man who they said planned to blow himself up on Washington’s National Mall on Election Day in November to promote his ideology that requires government leaders to be randomly selected. Paul Rosenfeld, 56, was charged on Wednesday in U.S. District Court

  • Pentagon halts Lockheed Martin F-35 jet flights to examine fuel tubes
    Reuters

    Pentagon halts Lockheed Martin F-35 jet flights to examine fuel tubes

    All U.S. and international F-35 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin Co have been grounded so that fuel tubes can be examined, a Pentagon spokesperson said on Thursday. The inspections are expected to be completed within the next 24 to 48 hours, the Pentagon spokesperson said in a statement. A person

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  • Reuters

    Delta chief says canceled 100 flights so far due to hurricane

    (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc has canceled about 100 flights so far due to Hurricane Michael, the U.S. airline’s Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian said in an interview with CNBC on Thursday. Hurricane Michael, the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered the Florida’

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  • Record-breaking Hurricane Michael batters Florida Panhandle
    Reuters

    Record-breaking Hurricane Michael batters Florida Panhandle

    Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered the state’s Gulf coast with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains before turning its diminishing fury on Georgia. Michael, whose rapid intensification

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  • Reuters

    Michael weakens to tropical storm over central Georgia: NHC

    Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years, has weakened into a tropical storm over central Georgia but damaging winds are still gusting inland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday. The tropical storm is located about 30 miles (45 km) south-southwest of Macon

  • Reuters

    Factbox: Hurricane Michael cuts power to over 403,000 in Florida, Georgia, Alabama

    (Reuters) – More than 403,000 homes and businesses in Florida, Georgia and Alabama were without power on Wednesday as Hurricane Michael battered the U.S. Gulf Coast, according to local power companies. Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century, was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

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  • As 'monster' Michael storms in, no fear at the Lighthouse Motel
    Reuters

    As ‘monster’ Michael storms in, no fear at the Lighthouse Motel

    For Mary Grasberger, even the threat of the worst storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history could not persuade her to leave her pets and evacuate the Lighthouse Motel, her home in the beach town of Panacea for the last four years. “We have nowhere to go,” said Grasberger, 50, who lives

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  • Reuters

    Warm Gulf waters spawned Hurricane Michael’s intensity: scientists

    Michael was not the only tropical cyclone in recent years to undergo what scientists refer to as “rapid intensification,” defined as an acceleration of wind speeds of at least 35 mph (56 kph) in 24 hours or less. The phenomenon has become more serious as sea waters have warmed with climate

  • Hurricane Michael, among strongest in U.S. history, slams Florida Panhandle
    Reuters

    Hurricane Michael, among strongest in U.S. history, slams Florida Panhandle

    Hurricane Michael is the fiercest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland.

  • Reuters

    Hurricane Michael weakens to Category 1 storm: NHC

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century, was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday, adding it is expected to weaken further to a tropical storm by Thursday morning as it crosses the southeastern United

  • Reuters

    Hurricane Michael cuts power to over 162,000 in Florida, Georgia, Alabama

    More than 162,000 homes and businesses in Florida, Georgia and Alabama were without power on Wednesday after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, according to local power companies. Hurricane Michael hit the northwest Florida coast as a strong Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of

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  • Limo company operator in New York crash charged with homicide
    Reuters

    Limo company operator in New York crash charged with homicide

    The operator of a limousine company that owned the vehicle involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York was charged on Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide, New York State Police said. Nauman Hussain, 28, was charged with one felony count related to the deadliest U.S. transportation

  • Colorado man pleads guilty to three murder counts in Walmart shooting
    Reuters

    Colorado man pleads guilty to three murder counts in Walmart shooting

    A man accused of fatally shooting three people inside a Denver-area Walmart pleaded guilty on Wednesday to multiple counts of murder in the deaths, under a deal that allows him to avoid execution, prosecutors said. Scott Allen Ostrem, 48, admitted in Adams County District Court to killing Pamela Marques

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  • Reuters

    Warm Gulf waters spawned Hurricane Michael’s intensity: scientists

    Michael was not the only tropical cyclone in recent years to undergo what scientists refer to as “rapid intensification,” defined as an acceleration of wind speeds of at least 35 mph (56 kph) in 24 hours or less. The phenomenon has become more serious as sea waters have warmed with climate

  • Reuters

    California man who sold stolen identities sentenced to prison in Russia probe

    Richard Pinedo, who pleaded guilty to one count of identity fraud in February, could serve half the sentence at home, U.S. Judge Dabney Friedrich said. The criminal charge against Pinedo was announced in February by Mueller’s office at the same time it announced an indictment against 13 Russians

  • U.S. trial begins for London forex traders accused of rigging prices
    Reuters

    U.S. trial begins for London forex traders accused of rigging prices

    A U.S. prosecutor on Wednesday urged jurors in Manhattan federal court to find three former London-based currency traders guilty of scheming to rig prices, kicking off the latest trial to emerge from a U.S. probe into the multitrillion-dollar foreign exchange market. Lawyers for Chris Ashton, Rohan

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  • New York City creates gender-neutral 'X' option for birth certificates
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    New York City creates gender-neutral ‘X’ option for birth certificates

    People who were born in New York City and do not identify as male or female can now opt for a third gender category of X on their birth certificates.

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    Hurricane knocks out 42 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output

    Hurricane Michael on Wednesday cut 42 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico daily crude oil production and nearly a third of natural gas output, the largest reductions in a year, after companies evacuated staff and shut-in platforms as a precaution. Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as

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    The most intense hurricanes to hit the United States

    Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as the worst storm ever to hit that region and the third most intense hurricane to ever slam into the continental United States, with its minimum pressure recorded at 919 millibars (mb) on Wednesday afternoon. Michael was a Category

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  • Trump appointees hold keys in Supreme Court immigration case
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    Trump appointees hold keys in Supreme Court immigration case

    The nine justices on Wednesday heard the administration argue for sweeping government authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation after they complete sentences for criminal convictions, even years after leaving prison. The administration, which has taken a hard line toward immigration, has appealed

  • Reuters

    Michael intensifies, makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida: NHC

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Michael has intensified as it makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, bringing life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall over the Florida Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

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  • Reuters

    Hurricane Michael’s eyewall comes ashore in Florida Panhandle

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Michael’s eyewall, or the ring around its core, was coming ashore early on Wednesday afternoon in the Florida Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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  • Trump will probably travel to storm zone after Hurricane Michael
    Reuters

    Trump will probably travel to storm zone after Hurricane Michael

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will probably travel to the area hit by Hurricane Michael on Sunday or Monday, after the storm passes, he told reporters on Wednesday.

  • For Kavanaugh, a collegial start to Supreme Court career
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    For Kavanaugh, a collegial start to Supreme Court career

    Brett Kavanaugh spent a collegial first day on the bench as a U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday that contrasted sharply with the venom of his confirmation process, taking an active role in arguments alongside his eight new colleagues. Kavanaugh, a veteran of such proceedings after 12 years on an

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    FBI director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday that the threat from drones “is steadily escalating” even as Congress gives agencies new tools to address threats. Wray made his comments days after President Donald Trump signed into law legislation that gives the Department

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    Michael shuts over a third of U.S. Gulf of Mexico natgas output

    U.S. energy firms reduced natural gas output from offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico by about 35 percent by early Wednesday as Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida coast, according to data from Refinitiv. Michael is a dangerous Category 4 storm expected to hit the Florida Panhandle later Wednesday

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  • Hurricane Michael chases Floridians to higher ground
    Reuters

    Hurricane Michael chases Floridians to higher ground

    Hurricane Michael howled closer to Florida’s Gulf shore on Tuesday as a major Category 3 storm, with half a million coastal residents strongly urged to seek higher ground on the eve of a landfall forecast to bring towering waves and roof-shredding winds. Michael is projected to plow into Florida

  • Reuters

    Michael strengthens into extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane: NHC

    (Reuters) – Michael has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale and is expected to strengthen further before making landfall in the Florida Panhandle or the Florida Big Bend area, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

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  • Hurricane Michael gains strength as Floridians flee to higher ground
    Reuters

    Hurricane Michael gains strength as Floridians flee to higher ground

    Michael is projected to plow into Florida’s Panhandle at midday on Wednesday, unleashing potentially devastating waves as high as 13 feet (4 meters) that could rush inland for miles around the storm’s center, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned. By late Tuesday, Michael was causing major

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  • Reuters

    New Jersey gaming regulator mea culpa for FanDuel sports bet glitch

    New Jersey’s head gaming regulator on Tuesday took responsibility for a sports betting glitch that cost FanDuel Group $82,000 on a wager, saying that new internal company controls have been put in place to prevent similar future problems. In September, one extremely lucky New Jerseyan bet $110 on

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  • Missouri judge blocks parts of state's voter photo ID law
    Reuters

    Missouri judge blocks parts of state’s voter photo ID law

    “No compelling state interest is served by misleading local election authorities and voters into believing a photo ID card is a requirement for voting,” Cole County Senior Circuit Judge Richard Callahan wrote in his ruling. According to the ruling, state officials can no longer spread materials

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    Reuters

    Trump raises ethanol use in gasoline, appeases farmers ahead of elections

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump launched an effort on Tuesday to increase ethanol use in the nation’s gasoline pool, delivering a long-sought political victory to the country’s Farm Belt and angering oil refiners ahead of November’s congressional elections. Trump

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    Reuters

    Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout

    At a political rally in support of Iowa and Nebraska Republicans, Trump called the Democrats’ attempt to block Kavanaugh from the high court “a national embarrassment, a national disgrace,” without mentioning the sexual assault accusation raised by Christine Blasey Ford when she and Kavanaugh

  • Tourists abandon Florida Panhandle beaches as Hurricane Michael nears
    Reuters

    Tourists abandon Florida Panhandle beaches as Hurricane Michael nears

    The boardwalk in the resort town of Destin was nearly deserted on Tuesday, the shops and adjoining restaurants closed less than 24 hours before Hurricane Michael was set to slam into this stretch of Florida’s Gulf Coast famous for its white beaches. Michael will make landfall on Wednesday, likely

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  • Acting EPA head liked 'racist' photo of Obamas: report
    Reuters

    Acting EPA head liked ‘racist’ photo of Obamas: report

    The acting head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency liked a controversial Facebook photo five years ago of then-President Barack Obama that a civil rights group called racist, the Huffington Post reported on Tuesday. Andrew Wheeler, a longtime Washington insider, has kept a low profile compared

  • Reuters

    Michael shuts nearly 40 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output

    Nearly 40 percent of daily crude oil production was lost from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico wells on Tuesday because of platform evacuations and shut-ins ahead of Hurricane Michael. Oil producers – including Anadarko Petroleum Corp , BHP Billiton , BP and Chevron Corp – have since Monday evacuated

  • Reuters

    Harvard Diving coach resigns after sexual misconduct allegations

    Heaton, who was hired to lead Harvard’s diving program in August, was placed on leave on Oct. 3. In an abbreviated statement on Tuesday, Harvard said that Heaton had resigned and that it had appointed an interim coach. In a class-action lawsuit filed on Sept. 30, Heaton was accused of soliciting

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  • Pop star Taylor Swift uses social media muscle to boost voter sign-ups
    Reuters

    Pop star Taylor Swift uses social media muscle to boost voter sign-ups

    The nonprofit site, which helps people register online, reported more than 250,000 new registrations since Swift posted a message on Instagram endorsing two Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee and urging people to register. More than 60 percent of the registrations since Sunday were

  • Reuters

    Tourists abandon Florida Panhandle beaches as Hurricane Michael nears

    The boardwalk in the resort town of Destin was nearly deserted on Tuesday, the shops and adjoining restaurants closed less than 24 hours before Hurricane Michael was set to slam into this stretch of Florida’s Gulf Coast famous for its white beaches. Michael will make landfall on Wednesday, likely

    4

  • Trump raises ethanol use in gasoline, appeases farmers ahead of elections
    Reuters

    Trump raises ethanol use in gasoline, appeases farmers ahead of elections

    U.S. President Donald Trump launched an effort on Tuesday to increase ethanol use in the nation’s gasoline pool, delivering a long-sought political victory to the nation’s Farm Belt and angering oil refiners ahead of November’s Congressional elections. Trump announced the lifting of a ban

  • Reuters

    Hurricane Michael to deal fresh blow to storm-ravaged Carolinas

    The storm will not hit the region with the same intensity as Florence, but its high winds and heavy rain have the potential to flood the same rivers that overflowed last month and rip apart structures that are still being rebuilt, officials said. On its current projected track, the storm is expected

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  • U.S. Agriculture's Perdue says farmer aid could be less than first estimated
    Reuters

    U.S. Agriculture’s Perdue says farmer aid could be less than first estimated

    “We will be recalculating along as we go,” Perdue said in a phone interview with Reuters, regarding the second tranche of the planned compensation, estimated at about $6 billion, which was first announced in July after U.S. and China imposed trade tariffs on each others imports. China has

  • Reuters

    Michael intensifies into Category 3 hurricane: NHC

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Michael is now a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday, adding that heavy rainfall is expected along the northeastern Gulf Coast. Michael was located about 270 miles (435 km) south-southwest of Apalachicola

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  • Finger pointing begins in search for cause of New York limo crash
    Reuters

    Finger pointing begins in search for cause of New York limo crash

    Lawyers for the family of a limousine driver who died along with 19 others in an upstate New York accident and the owner of the vehicle are clashing over the cause of the deadliest U.S. transport accident in nearly a decade. New York State police said the driver, 53-year-old Scott Lisinicchia, did not

  • New Jersey Transit in crisis, needs strategic plan: audit
    Reuters

    New Jersey Transit in crisis, needs strategic plan: audit

    “This audit is what will allow us to begin rebuilding New Jersey Transit and restore faith in its operations,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said on Tuesday. The $1.3 million audit of NJ Transit, the largest statewide public transportation system in the United States with over 900,000 daily

  • Reuters

    Republican senators say Trump lifting summer ban on higher-ethanol gasoline

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced plans to lift a ban on summer sales of higher-ethanol blend of gasoline, known as E15, Republican senators said. Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican from the farm state of Iowa who had pushed for the policy, shared the announcement standing alongside

  • U.S. top court rebuffs appeal of Kavanaugh ruling nixing climate rule
    Reuters

    U.S. top court rebuffs appeal of Kavanaugh ruling nixing climate rule

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned aside appeals of a 2017 lower court ruling by its newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, that struck down an environmental rule imposed under former President Barack Obama regulating a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change. The appeals had been brought by

  • Limo in deadly New York crash failed inspection: Governor
    Reuters

    Limo in deadly New York crash failed inspection: Governor

    The owner of the limousine involved in an accident that killed 20 people in New York has the same name as that of an ex-FBI informant involved in terrorism cases.

  • Reuters

    Michael strengthens to Category 2 hurricane

    (Reuters) – Michael strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane, while moving north-northwest over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Tuesday.

  • Harrison: A transgender man's journey
    Reuters

    Harrison: A transgender man’s journey

    “I’m not embarrassed to say that I was ever a woman,” said Harrison, who lives in St. Louis, Missouri. “In my previous work, I had never had the opportunity to connect with anyone so

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