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At least one person was killed when a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin said Wednesday, according to the Columbus Dispatch and CNN affiliate WCMH. Wednesday was the first day of the fair.
Republicans on Capitol Hill are scrambling to respond to President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday to reinstitute a ban on transgender people serving in the military after conservatives who lobbied the White House say they were pushing only to prevent the Pentagon from paying for medical costs associated with gender confirmation -- not an outright ban.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Software startup Slack Technologies Inc is raising $250 million in a new funding round, according to people familiar with the matter, boosting the company's valuation as Silicon Valley companies enjoy a surge in venture capital investments.
(Reuters) - One person was killed and five others critically injured on Wednesday when they were thrown from their seats on a ride that hoists and spins people on the first day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, local TV news station WCMH reported.
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers reached an agreement on Wednesday paving the way for the U.S. Senate to pass a bill as soon as this week to impose new sanctions on Russia and bar President Donald Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without Congress' approval.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 (Reuters) - Software startup Slack Technologies Inc is raising $250 million in a new funding round, according to people familiar with the matter, boosting the company's valuation as Silicon Valley companies enjoy a surge in venture capital investments.
BEIJING, July 27 (Reuters) - Baidu Inc said on Friday that it has entered a strategic agreement with PayPal Holdings Inc to tap overseas merchants as Chinese tech companies ramp up the fight for overseas payment partnerships.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, marking the e-commerce giant's push into populous Southeast Asia and its first head-on battle with its Chinese rival, Alibaba Group Holding.
LIMA, July 26 (Reuters) - Southern Copper Corp said on Wednesday that its second-quarter net profit rose 35.1 percent from the same period a year earlier amid a double-digit surge in global copper prices.
President Donald Trump banned transgender people from the US military in three tweets, after pledging support for the LGBTQ community on the campaign trail. CNN's Anderson Cooper is keeping them honest.
CALGARY, Alberta, July 26 (Reuters) - Suncor Energy Inc , Canada's second-largest oil and gas producer, reported a second-quarter profit on Wednesday due to stronger crude oil prices and increased production from some upstream assets and refining operations.
MUMBAI, July 26 (Reuters) - At first glance, Indian telecoms upstart Jio's bet on 'free' internet-enabled phones to win over poorer customers is a near-fatal blow for low-end handset makers, most already struggling with paper-thin margins on some of the world's cheapest devices.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in the Chinese capital have detained 67 people for disturbing social order after demonstrators gathered to stage a rare protest in Beijing, complaining that the government was unfairly targeting a charity.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Stocks, bonds and commodities were all on a roll in Asia on Thursday as bulls scented a softening in the Federal Reserve's confidence on inflation that promised to keep U.S. interest rates low for longer.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback as ambassador at large for international religious freedom, the White House said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers reached an agreement on Wednesday that paves the way for the U.S. Senate to pass a bill as soon as this week to impose new sanctions on Russia, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said, despite the objections of President Donald Trump's administration.
SYDNEY, July 27 (Reuters) - Stocks, bonds and commodities were all on a roll in Asia on Thursday as bulls scented a softening in the Federal Reserve's confidence on inflation that promised to keep U.S. interest rates low for longer.
WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Venezuela, July 26 (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as the country's opposition launched a two-day strike on Wednesday, heaping pressure on unpopular President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia will play in Australia for the first time in seven years at the Australian PGA championship on the Gold Coast later this year, organizers said on Thursday.
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* Intellipharmaceutics provides update on FDA advisory committees meeting for Rexistaâ„¢ (oxycodone hydrochloride extended release), an abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic for the treatment of moderate to severe pain
WASHINGTON July 26 (Reuters) - A former Fiat Chrysler vice president was indicted on Wednesday for making $1.2 million in improper payments to a former union vice president and his wife, authorities said.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday gave Elliott Management Corp 11 more days to formalize its plans to bid on Oncor Electric Delivery Co before the court approves the $9 billion offer for the utility from Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
CALGARY, Alberta, July 26 (Reuters) - Suncor Energy Inc , Canada's second-largest oil and gas producer, reported a second-quarter profit on Wednesday as a result of stronger crude oil prices and increased production from its upstream assets and refining operations.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it expected the memory chip boom to continue in the current quarter, after reporting a record operating profit for the three months through June.
As the lights go off and the gates are bolted shut, the once colorful facades of lively recreational hot spots take on an eerie new life. That's what Italian photographer Stefano Cerio says in his new book, "Night Games," filled with images of recreational sites around the world that were taken exclusively at night.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain commissioned an independent study on Thursday of what role European Union nationals play in the British economy, saying that Brexit would mean new immigration rules, but that there would be no sudden cut-off for workers or employers.
(Reuters) - U.S. media company Discovery Communications Inc is in the lead to acquire U.S. cable TV network owner Scripps Networks Interactive Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal likely to top $12 billion.
BEIJING (Reuters) - A handful of China's many electric vehicle (EV) start-ups are considering setting up an alliance to pool resources, develop joint technology and bring cars more quickly to the world's biggest autos market.
* Southern Lithium Corp - Will issue 4.8 million units (each "unit") at a purchase price $0.25 per unit, for total gross proceeds of up to $1.2 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are discussing whether to withhold a portion of U.S. assistance to Egypt to protest Egyptian passage of a law that imposes restrictions on non-governmental organizations, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appear to be at odds over the future of the artificial intelligence. CNN's Richard Quest discussed the feud with physics professor Michio Kaku.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The owners of a giant rabbit named Simon who died on a United Airlines flight while bound for the Iowa State Fair sued the carrier on Monday, claiming its employees were responsible for the hare's death.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After the wife of real estate scion Robert Durst disappeared in 1982, his longtime friend told Durst she was dating a blues musician and might have run off with him, according to testimony on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc reported steady and steep quarterly revenue growth on Wednesday, as the world's largest social network attracted more advertising dollars to its mobile empire, sending its shares to an all-time high.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio GuterresÂ said on Wednesday he is concerned about the risk of violence escalating in the Old City of Jerusalem, where recent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have been the bloodiest in years.
VANCOUVER, July 26 (Reuters) - Canadian gold producer Goldcorp Inc reported better-than-expected earnings on Wednesday and lowered its forecast for costs this year, while also announcing that its chief financial officer, Russell Ball, would leave the company.
July 26 (Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region.
SAO PAULO, July 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's JBS SA has called a shareholder meeting on Sept 1 to address concerns over potential losses raised by BNDESpar, the investment arm of Brazilian state development bank and holder of 21 percent of the meatpacker, the company said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Liquid crystal display panels manufacturer Japan Display Inc is seeking about 100 billion yen ($893 million) from its main creditors to fund an ongoing restructuring, the Nikkei reported on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Digital payments company PayPal Holdings Inc raised its earnings outlook on Wednesday after reporting better-than-expected quarterly results, driven by growth in users and transaction volumes.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Corps, the company founded by members of The Beatles, on Wednesday won the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking the rights to the master tapes of the band's celebrated 1965 concert at New York's Shea Stadium.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he would work to close the Jerusalem offices of Qatar-based al-Jazeera, accusing the television news network of inciting recent violence in the city.
BOSTON (Reuters) - A ruling by Massachusetts' top court could influence other state courts to rule that police cannot detain illegal immigrants solely to give federal authorities time to take them into custody, state Attorney General Maura Healey said on Wednesday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A special legislative session ordered by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner devolved into political bickering on Wednesday, leaving the state no closer to having a new school funding formula in place to ensure its more than 850 districts can begin classes on time.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Certified meditation teacher Kristin Westbrook offered guided meditation sessions inside of her converted RV truck on Wednesday in midtown Manhattan and encouraged frazzled passersby to join her for a 10-minute mental break.
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man who prosecutors said developed a detailed plan while in state custody to kill former U.S. President Barack Obama in a sniper-like attack and then flee was sentenced on Wednesday to 37 months in prison.
* United States Lime & Minerals Inc - Revenues in the Q2 2017 were $36.5 million, compared to $32.9 million in the comparable prior year quarter Source text: [http://bit.ly/2tKVo8w] Further company coverage:
(Reuters) - One of two men convicted in the first of several trials stemming from a 2014 standoff led by renegade rancher Cliven Bundy against federal authorities in Nevada was sentenced on Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role in the armed confrontation.
WILMINGTON, Del., July 26 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc will walk away from its $9 billion acquisition of Oncor Electric Delivery Co if the deal is delayed, an attorney for the parent company of Texas' largest utility told a bankruptcy judge on Wednesday.
July 26 (Reuters) - Barrick Gold Corp, the world's largest gold miner by production, reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings on Wednesday and said it would begin discussions with the government of Tanzania next week about an export ban.