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O.J. Simpson to seek parole

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O.J. Simpson will go before a parole board in a hearing to decide whether he can be released from prison. CNN's Paul Vercammen reports. [Source]

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U.S. safety board: Train-crash engineers had sleep disorders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from undiagnosed sleep disorders, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.

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Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate as questions linger over scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before Congress on Oct. 3 as the bank deals with fallout from a sales scandal a year ago that continues to spark new revelations.

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.

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BRIEF-Square increases size of board ten directors

* Square Inc says on September 18, 2017, the board of directors of Square increased the size of the board to ten directors‍​ - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hjkLsG) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 3-Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.

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UPDATE 2-Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate as questions linger over scandal

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before Congress on Oct. 3 as the bank deals with fallout from a sales scandal a year ago that continues to spark new revelations.

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BRIEF-Square names Naveen Rao to board of directors

* Square names Naveen Rao, leader in artificial intelligence, to board of directors

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BRIEF-Metsa board issue 250 million notes due 2027​

* ‍NEW NOTES MATURE ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2027, BEAR A FIXED ANNUAL INTEREST AT RATE OF 2.750 PER CENT AND HAVE AN ISSUE PRICE OF 99.664 PER CENT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate banking panel on October 3

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Oct. 3, sources familiar with the scheduled meeting said.

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UPDATE 1-Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate banking panel on Oct. 3

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Oct. 3, sources familiar with the scheduled meeting said.

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Wells Fargo CEO due to testify before Senate banking panel October 3

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tim Sloan, the chief executive officer of Wells Fargo , is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on October 3, said sources familiar with the scheduled meeting.

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Wells Fargo CEO due to testify before Senate banking panel Oct. 3

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Tim Sloan, the chief executive officer of Wells Fargo, is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on October 3, said sources familiar with the scheduled meeting.

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to stop UK-bound "toxic" VW diesel cars

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop a consignment of over 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany whilst others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to stop UK-bound shipment of "toxic" Volkswagen diesels

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship on its way to Britain on Thursday in an attempt to stop a consignment of Volkswagen diesel cars being imported from Germany whilst others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in a protest against emission levels.

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BRIEF-KB Home says co's board determined that the bonus payment to CEO Jeffery Mezger shall be reduced by 25 percent ‍​

* KB Home - on Sept 20, co's board determined that the bonus payment CEO Jeffery Mezger, would have otherwise been entitled to receive for fiscal year 2017 shall be reduced by 25 percent ‍​

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Greenpeace boards ship in clean-air protest to stop import of Volkswagen diesel cars to UK

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace said on Thursday anti-pollution activists had boarded a ship in the Thames Estuary containing Volkswagen diesel cars being imported into Britain in an attempt to force the vessel to return to Germany.

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Alibaba-backed Best seeks last-mile logistics growth after IPO -CEO

HONG KONG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - China's Best Inc, flush with $450 million from a U.S. initial public offering (IPO), is broadening its scope in so-called last-mile logistics in China as a key strand of its growth strategy, its chief executive told Reuters.

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Merkel's party dips in poll but still way ahead before Sunday vote

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservatives dropped one percentage point in a poll released on Thursday, three days before a German election in which the chancellor is expected to win a fourth term, while the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) gained two points.

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Democratic lawmakers seek probe of HHS secretary's use of private jets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Democratic members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives asked on Wednesday for an investigation into a report that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price used private jets to travel on government business.

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BRIEF-Tactile Systems Technology says elected Raymond Huggenberger to board

* Tactile Systems Technology Inc - on Sept 20, elected Raymond O. Huggenberger to board, filling a seat created by an increase in size of board effective sept 20 Source text: [http://bit.ly/2fbX4yo] Further company coverage:

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'It's not over yet,' Merkel warns supporters before vote

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Returning to her birthplace, Chancellor Angela Merkel urged supporters to mobilize undecided voters before Sunday's election, telling them not to take her conservatives' solid lead in opinion polls for granted.

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This is Mexico City before the quake and after

Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude quake has killed at least 225 people in central Mexico and turned dozens of buildings into dust and debris. The temblor rattled the country's capital, Mexico City, and came exactly 32 years after a devastating quake killed an estimated 9,500 people in and around the city in 1985.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is interested in Mr. Trump’s firing of his F.B.I. director and national security adviser and other events.

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Democrats seek disclosure after Russia-backed political ads

(Reuters) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to require transparency for social media advertising after Russians bought U.S. political ads on Facebook Inc in an alleged attempt to influence the 2016 elections.

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Waymo seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for one trade secret: lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday.

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Waymo seeking $2.6 billion for one trade secret against Uber

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Uber [UBER.UL] lawyer on Wednesday said Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars.

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U.S. seeks up to 27 months in prison for ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday sought a prison sentence of 21 to 27 months for former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, who admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl in a “sexting” scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election.

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We want it in writing: Scotland and Wales seek clarity on post-Brexit powers

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland and Wales proposed changes on Wednesday to the central UK government's Brexit bill in an attempt to bed down their current powers which they fear could be weakened after Brexit.

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BRIEF-Tintri says board approved restructuring, reduction in force plan of a little more than 10 pct of co's global workforce

* Tintri - on September 18, 2017, board approved restructuring, reduction in force plan of a little more than 10 percent of co's global workforce - SEC filing

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Kenya Supreme Court criticizes election board in verdict on polls

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police tear-gassed opposition supporters demonstrating near the Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges began to deliver a detailed ruling that criticized the election board for its performance in last month's annulled presidential election.

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BRIEF-Verbund CFO Kollmann joins Telekom Austria supervisory board

* Says Peter F. Kollmann, born on 25 November 1962 is elected as a member of supervisory board. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Eerie calm hangs over Puerto Rican capital before storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared for the onslaught of a massive hurricane the following morning.

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Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come.

The Taiwanese company’s manufacturing model has not translated easily to other countries, where it faces different social, political and labor conditions.

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Senate panel cancels interview with Trump lawyer, asks him to open hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election abruptly canceled an interview with President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday after he issued a statement about his testimony in violation of committee policy.

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Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort seeks probe of leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's spokesman called on Tuesday for the U.S. Justice Department inspector general to investigate leaks after CNN reported that Manafort had been wiretapped under secret court orders.

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UPDATE 4-Toys 'R' Us seeks bankruptcy to survive retail upheaval

* CEO says company won't engage in "race to the bottom" (Recasts lead; adds details on court hearing, approval of loan request; updates share prices to close)

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Senate panel seeks open session with Trump lawyer after canceling interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday canceled a closed-doors interview with President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and called on him to appear before the panel in an open session, saying it was disappointed he released a statement despite a request that he refrain from public comment.

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U.S. senators seek review of potential Russian control of Citgo

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators have urged the Trump administration to clarify if it is reviewing the potential acquisition by Russian oil company Rosneft of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA and U.S. subsidiary Citgo, saying a shift in Citgo's assets would be a security risk.

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Islands Seek International Funding for Hurricane Recovery

In a special United Nations session, leaders of islands battered by hurricanes made worse by climate change appealed to wealthy countries for aid.

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BRIEF-P&G says believes adding Peltz to its board would risk its progress​

* P&G says ‍strongly believes that putting someone like Nelson Peltz on P&G's board of directors "would risk derailing company's progress​" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-eBay appoints Adriane Brown, Diana Farrell to board

* eBay appoints Adriane Brown and Diana Farrell to its board of directors

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Toys 'R' Us seeks bankruptcy to survive retail upheaval

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, which filed for bankruptcy late Monday, will ask a judge on Tuesday for permission to borrow money so that it can start paying suppliers to ensure it has Lego building blocks and Barbie dolls for the holiday season.

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Athletes Who Played Tackle Football Before Age 12 Develop More Brain Problems, Study Finds

The Boston University study links cognitive and behavioral problems later in life — among all players, not just in the N.F.L. — to playing tackle at a young age.

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Police deploy in Iraqi oil city as tensions rise before Kurdish independence vote

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Police deployed in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk to prevent any outbreak of ethnic violence ahead of an independence referendum strongly opposed by the central Baghdad government and Western and regional powers.

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BRIEF-Luigi Nardella joins Canadian Metals board of directors

* Luigi Nardella, P.T., C.Q.S joins Canadian Metals board of directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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German union, car group seek government support for electric shift

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's biggest union and its car industry association urged politicians on Tuesday to help with a shift to electric vehicles and not force a phasing out the combustion engine.

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Waving German flag, far-right and anti-Islam groups rally together before vote

DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - In the shadows of a Dresden church, hundreds of Alternative for Germany party members rallied with anti-Islam activists, counting down the days to a vote set to make the AfD the first far-right group in parliament in more than half a century.

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Billionaire Ratcliffe seeks British backing for Defender-style 4x4

LONDON (Reuters) - An off-roader modeled on Land Rover's classic Defender could be rolling off British production lines if the owner of petrochemicals giant Ineos can win government backing for it.

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State of the Art: The iPhone 8: A Worthy Refinement Before the Next Generation

Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a ring of familiarity. But the phones may feel like a solid upgrade from older models because of their new processor.

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RPT-Deutsche Bank CEO faces board grilling on turnaround progress

FRANKFURT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Two years into the job as Deutsche Bank's chief executive, John Cryan faces its board this week amid growing investor frustration over the speed of his turnaround plans.

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U.S. hedge fund seeks Sina board seats, pushes for sale to Weibo

* US fund seeks two directors in Chinese media company's board

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Democrats urge full review before Senate vote on Obamacare attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that lawmakers wait to find out the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a new, last-ditch legislative effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare before voting on it.

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U.S. Democrats urge full review before Senate vote on Obamacare attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that lawmakers wait to find out the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a new, last-ditch legislative effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare before voting on it.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. Democrats urge full review before Senate vote on Obamacare attack

WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that lawmakers wait to find out the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a new, last-ditch legislative effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare before voting on it.

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Donald Trump Jr. Gives Up Secret Service Protection, Seeking Privacy

The president’s eldest son, an avid camper and hunter, will be free of a contingent of agents accompanying him at all times.

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BRIEF-Aristeia Capital nominates two independent candidates for election to Sina's board

* Owning about 3 million shares of Sina issued statement on decision to nominate two independent candidates for election to Sina's board

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UPDATE 3-Brazil's BNDES lambasts JBS CEO switch, seeks family's removal

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - JBS SA's decision to replace the Brazilian company's jailed chief executive with his father was a sign of "deviousness" and should be investigated, the head of state development bank BNDES, the company's second-largest shareholder, said on Monday.

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Sources say ex-Trump campaign head was monitored before and after election

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil's BNDES lambasts JBS CEO switch, seeks family's removal

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - JBS SA's weekend move to replace the Brazilian company's jailed chief executive with his father showed "deviousness" and left in place a situation of "terrible governance" at the world's No. 1 meatpacker, the head of state development bank BNDES said on Monday,

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Democrats urge full review before Senate vote on latest Obamacare attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that lawmakers wait to find out the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a new, last-ditch legislative effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare before voting on it.

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U.S. Democrats urge full review before Senate vote on latest Obamacare attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that lawmakers wait to find out the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a new, last-ditch legislative effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare before voting on it.

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Brazil's Vale to meet debt target before implementing new growth plans -exec

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The new growth strategy being evaluated by Brazil's Vale would only be implemented once the company meets its debt reduction targets, an executive director for the world's largest iron ore producer said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Allstate says Gregg Sherrill, executive chairman of Tenneco has been elected to co's board of directors

* Allstate Corp - Gregg M. Sherrill, executive chairman of Tenneco Inc, has been elected to Allstate’s board of directors, effective October 1

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Country music singer Thomas Rhett debuts atop Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country singer Thomas Rhett's latest album debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, leading six new entries in the top 10.

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UPDATE 1-Ex-SAC trader says he forgot facts, seeks to void insider trading plea

NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A former trader at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's former hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors LP wants to withdraw his 2013 insider trading guilty plea, saying he had forgotten about two instant messages that show he committed no crime.

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Ex-SAC trader says he forgot the facts, seeks to void insider trading plea

NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A former trader at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's former hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors LP wants to withdraw his insider trading guilty plea, saying he had forgotten about two instant messages that show he committed no crime.

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Linkin Park singer plays game 36 hours before his death

Chester Bennington's wife shared a video of him on Twitter taken 36 hours before his death.

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Family seeks answers after Georgia Tech student killed by police

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The family of a Georgia Institute of Technology student shot and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend is questioning why campus officers did not try to disarm the knife-wielding computer engineering major with nonlethal force.

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Turkish tanks drill on Iraqi border week before Kurdish vote

ANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Turkish tanks carried out drills at the Iraqi border on Monday, the army said, a week before a referendum across that frontier on Kurdish independence that Ankara has called a threat to its national security.

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Cisco's Executive Chairman Chambers not to seek re-election

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc said on Monday that Executive Chairman John Chambers would not seek re-election after his term expires in December.

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U.S. Interior chief seeks changes at 10 U.S. monuments: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior urged President Donald Trump to lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining in or to shrink the footprints of 10 national monuments, according to the Washington Post.

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BRIEF-Agellan Commercial Real Investment Trust says got, considered & rejected Sandpiper Group's demand that REIT undertake a substantial reorganization of board​

* Agellan Commercial Real Investment Trust-got, considered & rejected Sandpiper Group's demand that REIT undertake a substantial reorganization of board​

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Turkey holds military drill on Iraqi border before Kurdish vote: army

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish armed forces carried out military exercises at the Iraqi border on Monday, the army said, a week ahead of a referendum on Kurdish independence in northern Iraq which Turkey wants canceled.

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Sterling retreats from 15-month highs before BoE governor's speech

* Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote http://tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Cromwell seeks up to $1.1 bln with Singapore REIT offering -IFR

* IPO to be priced Sept. 21, debut Sept. 28 (Adds details on cornerstone investors, pricing and debut dates)

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Asia stocks hit decade high, dollar firm before Fed meeting

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares hit decade highs on Monday and the dollar held firm early in a week in which the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to wrestle with its bloated balance sheet as part of a long reversal of super-cheap money worldwide.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks hit decade high, dollar firm before Fed meeting

SYDNEY, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Asian shares hit decade highs on Monday and the dollar held firm early in a week in which the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to wrestle with its bloated balance sheet as part of a long reversal of super-cheap money worldwide.

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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing' wins at Toronto film festival

TORONTO (Reuters) - Director Martin McDonagh's comic drama, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," won the award for audience favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, giving the film a boost ahead of the upcoming awards season.

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Board of world's biggest meatpacker JBS names founder as new CEO

Sept 17 (Reuters) - The board of JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has appointed company founder Jose Batista as its new chief executive, the company said on Sunday.

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Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.

With climate change, jellyfish are booming in the Mediterranean, to the point that researchers say there may be little to do but to live with them.

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Waymo seeks delay in self-driving trade secret trial against Uber

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit said critical new evidence it recently obtained in a trade secret lawsuit against Uber means a U.S. judge should postpone a trial of the case set to begin next month.

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'The Simpsons' actress finds her own voice 'In Search for Fellini'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For most fans of "The Simpsons," the name Nancy Cartwright may ring a bell as the voice of 10-year-old troublemaker Bart Simpson over 28 seasons of the Fox animated show.

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Protest seeks shutdown of Atlantic salmon farms in Washington state

(Reuters) - Activists in Washington state plan to launch a protest flotilla on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean's Puget Sound over the accidental release of tens of thousands of farm-raised Atlantic salmon that they say threaten dwindling stocks of wild fish.

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North Korea says seeking military 'equilibrium' with U.S.

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday it aims to reach an "equilibrium" of military force with the United States, which earlier signaled its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan for the second time in under a month.

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BRIEF-New Jersey American Water Rate Filing seeks recovery for $868 million in system upgrades

* ‍Filed a petition with New Jersey Board of Public Utilities seeking recovery for $868 million in system upgrades​

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SoFi Board Says C.E.O. Is Out Immediately Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

Mike Cagney, the company’s chief executive, had said earlier this week that he would step down at year’s end.

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BRIEF-Westell names Kirk Brannock Chairman of board

* ‍Brannock replaces Dennis O. Harris, who served as interim Chairman since Sept 2016 and will continue to serve as a director ​

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BRIEF-Nucor board approves Steel Bar Micro Mill Project, Merchant Bar operations expansion

* Nucor Board of directors approves Steel Bar Micro Mill Project and Merchant Bar Operations expansion

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Ex-Trump aide Manafort's spokesman goes before Russia probe grand jury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The spokesman for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort was testifying before a federal grand jury on Friday in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

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Manafort spokesperson testifies before grand jury

Jason Maloni, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's spokesman, testified Friday at the US District Court in DC to before a grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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BRIEF-PPC sets up independent board to consider terms of Fairfax partial offer

* constituted independent board; currently considering terms, conditions, merits, of transaction in addition to other proposals received​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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More than a third of German voters undecided before election, poll shows

BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has slipped and over a third of Germans are still unsure how they will vote, an opinion poll showed on Friday, fuelling uncertainty about what kind of coalition will emerge from an election on Sept. 24.

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BRIEF-Charles E. Stott, chairman of the board of Western Troy passed away on August 19, 2017

* Charles E. Stott, chairman of the board of Western Troy passed away on August 19, 2017

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Merkel's conservatives lose support before election, poll shows

BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has slipped and over a third of Germans are still undecided how they will vote in the Sept. 24 election, an opinion poll showed on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-Renault-Nissan seeks to double savings from closer cooperation

* Chairman Ghosn looks set to continue as leader (Adds context)

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Australia to move 200 asylum seekers to new PNG detention center

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Approximately two hundred men held in a remote Australian-run detention center will be moved to a new facility within weeks, the country's immigration minister said.

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Latin American nations seek Venezuela crisis mediation

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS (Reuters) - Four Latin American nations will join an attempt to mediate Venezuela's political crisis in new talks later this month, the president of the Dominican Republic said on Thursday.

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Gold miners seek safety as political risks rise

VANCOUVER, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp's threat this week to freeze investments in Greece after years of frustrating and costly permit delays highlighted the risks the industry faces when it strays away from mining-friendly countries.

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BRIEF-Argan says ‍board intends to declare regular quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock starting in Q1 of fiscal year ending Jan 31, 2019​

* Argan - ‍Board intends to declare regular quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock starting in Q1 of fiscal year ending January 31, 2019​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2vWvoo5] Further company coverage:

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U.S. election agency seeks comment after Facebook cites Russian ads

Sept 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Election Commission voted on Thursday to seek public comment on possible regulatory changes after Facebook Inc said that Russians bought ads on the No. 1 social network during the U.S. presidential campaign.

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UPDATE 3-P&G investor Yacktman says to vote for adding Peltz to board

* Says P&G engaging in "costly and distracting proxy fight" (Updates shares, adds background)

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Ex-U.S. congressman Weiner seeks to avoid prison in teen 'sexting' case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner has asked a judge not to sentence him to prison after he admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl, igniting a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election.

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UPDATE 2-P&G investor Yacktman says to vote for adding Peltz to board

Sept 14 (Reuters) - Investment advisory firm Yacktman Asset Management said it would support the addition of Trian Fund Management LP's Nelson Peltz to Procter & Gamble Co's board and criticized the company for engaging in "a costly and distracting proxy fight" with the activist investor.

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Iraq MPs votes to oust Kirkuk governor days before referendum

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament on Thursday voted to remove the governor of Kirkuk, a staunch supporter of Kurdish independence, following a request from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi just days before a referendum on whether to split from Baghdad.

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Top U.S. Senate Democrat demands Equifax hearings, fixes

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate on Thursday called on Equifax officials to testify before the chamber and for the company's leadership to resign if they do not enact sweeping changes following a massive data breach disclosed last week.

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U.N. seeks 'massive' help for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar 'ethnic cleansing'

DHAKA/YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for nearly 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh, with concern growing that the number could keep rising, unless Myanmar ends what critics denounce as "ethnic cleansing".

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P&G investor Yacktman says to vote for adding Peltz to board

Sept 14 (Reuters) - Investment advisory firm Yacktman Asset Management expressed its support for adding Trian Fund Management LP's Nelson Peltz to Procter & Gamble Co's board and criticized the company for engaging in "a costly and distracting proxy fight" with the activist investor.

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Chinese online insurer ZhongAn to seek $11 billion valuation in HK IPO: IFR

HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd [IPO-ZAOL.HK], China's first internet-only insurer, plans to seek a valuation of up to $11 billion with its Hong Kong...

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Fire at Malaysian Boarding School Kills Dozens, Mostly Students

The early morning blaze broke out in the dormitory of an Islamic school, in which the door was locked and the windows were barred.

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England want FIFA to decide Alli's punishment before Slovenia game

(Reuters) - The English FA has asked FIFA to decide on Dele Alli's punishment before next month's World Cup qualifier against Slovenia to reduce the chance that he will be banned for matches at next year's finals.

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Vietnam seeks death penalty for embezzlement by ex-chairman of state energy firm

HANOI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Vietnam on Thursday said they were seeking the death sentence in an embezzlement case against a former chairman of state energy firm PetroVietnam, as the communist country steps up one of its biggest corruption crackdowns.

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Martin Shkreli to Be Jailed for Seeking a Hair From Hillary Clinton

A federal judge revoked Mr. Shkreli’s bail, sending the former pharmaceutical executive to jail after he offered $5,000 for a strand of Mrs. Clinton’s hair.

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Equifax CEO to testify before House panel on hack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel said Wednesday the chief executive of Equifax will testify about a massive data breach that impacted up to 143 million Americans at an Oct. 3 hearing, as the company's shares fell another 14.6 percent amid pressure on the company to explain its handling of the hack.

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BRIEF-Bristol-Myers Squibb says Karen Vousden elected as member of board

* Bristol-Myers Squibb Co - ‍on Sept 13, board elected Karen Vousden to serve as member of board; size of board was increased to eleven - SEC filing​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2x04hcV] Further company coverage:

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In Gaza Reconciliation Effort, Palestinian Politician Seeks a Comeback

A program to give $50,000 to families of those killed in fighting between the main Palestinian factions is a bold gambit for its organizer, Muhammad Dahlan.

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Energen seeks court ruling on investor rights as funds push for sale

NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Energen Corp on Tuesday sought guidance from an Alabama court on the state's shareholder rights laws which an activist investor had said it would use to force a sale of the U.S. oil and gas producer, a regulatory filing shows.

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Sex Scandal Simmered for Years Before Silicon Valley C.E.O.’s Swift Fall

Mike Cagney is stepping down as chief executive of the lending start-up Social Finance amid questions about sexual harassment at the company. Inside the events that preceded the move.

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Ohio killer to be put to death Wednesday seeks age reprieve

(Reuters) - Gary Otte was only 20 years old when he shot two residents in the head at a suburban Cleveland apartment complex in 1992, and his lawyers said Tuesday it would be cruel and unusual punishment to execute someone who was that young at the time.

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Proxy adviser ISS outlines view of CEO removals from boards

NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Institutional Shareholder Services, the influential proxy adviser, said it closely weighs the consequences of a top company leader's being voted off the board by shareholders, and explained its view of activist investors targeting chief executive officers.

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Uganda ruling party seeks to scrap age limit to extend president's rule

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Legislators from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's party on Tuesday agreed to introduce a law to remove an age limit from the country's constitution, potentially allowing him to extend his rule, two lawmakers told Reuters.

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Officials warn it may be 10 days before electricity is fully restored on state's west coast

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Before Pounding Florida, Hurricane Took Out Its Fury on Another Part of the U.S.

A large relief effort has begun in the Virgin Islands, where long lines for food and lack of communication contributed to a sense that residents were being ignored.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

Protest in Catalonia Adds to Pressure Before Independence Vote

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans celebrated their national day in Barcelona, vowing to hold an Oct. 1 referendum on whether to break from Spain.

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Sweden, Britain seek U.N. meeting on situation in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sweden and Britain on Monday requested a United Nations Security Council meeting on the "deteriorating situation" in Myanmar's Rakhine state, home to the majority-Buddhist nation's Rohingya Muslims, diplomats said.

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'Big Six' member says tax reform blueprint to follow Senate hearings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Republican senator involved in U.S. tax reform negotiations said on Monday that he expects to share the Trump tax reform plan with other lawmakers after holding hearings on overhauling the tax code.

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U.S. seeks at least 30 years for nephews of Venezuela's first lady

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady should serve at least 30 years in prison for their convictions in the United States on drug trafficking charges, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

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LCD Soundsystem's 'American Dream' tops Billboard chart at No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Electro-rock band LCD Soundsystem scored its first chart-topping record on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, the only new album in the top ten after a quiet week of releases.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil plans pension vote in October, before tax reform

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Brazil's government intends to approve its proposed pension overhaul in the lower house of Congress in October, prioritizing it over a possible tax reform in the tight schedule ahead of the 2018 election year, ministers said on Monday.

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BRIEF-SITO appoints Karen Seminara to its board of directors

* SITO appoints former CEO of ESPN and NFL network Steve Bornstein and Nickelodeon Group CFO Karen Seminara to its board of directors

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BRIEF-Dominion Energy Virginia seeks solar generation proposals

* Dominion Energy Virginia seeking solar generation proposals

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BRIEF-Dropbox adds Hewlett Packard Enterprise's CEO Whitman to its board - blog

* Dropbox says adds Hewlett Packard Enterprise's President and Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman to its board Source text (http://bit.ly/2eR70NJ) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Allison transmission Holdings's unit seeks amendment to credit agreement​

* Says on September 11, co announced its unit is seeking an amendment to its credit agreement - SEC filing​

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Cabot IPO delayed as Provident Financial ex-CEO quits board

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Cabot Credit Management's planned 1 billion pound ($1.3 billion) initial public offering has been delayed by the resignation from its board of the former boss of Provident Financial.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil should put pension overhaul before tax reform -minister

SAO PAULO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A tax overhaul in Brazil may not have political support, and the government should focus on changing pension laws in Congress, Planning Minister Dyogo Oliveira said on Monday.

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CORRECTED-Serbia seeks bids for majority stake in troubled drugmaker

BELGRADE, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The Serbian government sought bids for a majority stake in indebted drugmaker Galenika AD after increasing its control in the unlisted company through a debt-for-equity swap last month.

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Roma seek luck and love at Catholic shrine in Hungary

CSATKA, Hungary (Reuters) - Thousands of Roma from Hungary and beyond flock every year to a shrine to the Virgin Mary in a chapel among undulating hills, to pray for good health, happiness and luck in love.

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David v Goliath: Deezer seeks musical edge on Spotify

LONDON (Reuters) - From Brazilian gospel to Puerto Rican reggaeton and Dutch hip-hop, music streaming company Deezer is scouring the globe for gaps in the market where it can survive and thrive against Spotify and Apple.

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Skateboarders in West Bank? Actually, yes

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Don't throw Brexit into chaos, UK minister warns before parliament vote

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a chaotic exit from the European Union if lawmakers vote against legislation designed to sever political, financial and legal ties with the bloc, Britain's Brexit minister David Davis said before a key parliamentary vote.

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RPT-Europe's bank regulators on expensive hiring spree before Brexit

FRANKFURT, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Europe's regulators are competing to hire risk specialists to prepare for an influx of banks escaping Brexit, nudging up salaries and stretching staff budgets.

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Russia's Rosneft not seeking Sistema's assets: CEO

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft said on Sunday his company was not seeking the frozen assets of Sistema as it presses its multi-billion dollar lawsuit against the business conglomerate.

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Irma a 'major event' for insurance industry: Munich Re board member

MONACO (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma is proving to be a "major event" for Florida and the insurance industry, Torsten Jeworrek, member of the board of the German reinsurance giant Munich Re , said on Sunday.

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Europe's bank regulators on expensive hiring spree before Brexit

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's regulators are competing to hire risk specialists to prepare for an influx of banks escaping Brexit, nudging up salaries and stretching staff budgets.

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With Trump meeting, Malaysia's PM seeks to put 1MDB scandal behind him

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - In a room packed with Malaysian civil servants, foreign ministry secretary general Ramlan Ibrahim raised his right hand as he read out an anti-corruption pledge.

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Family visiting Disney World before it closes

Disney and Comcast, which owns Universal Studios, will likely lose tens of millions of dollars in revenue from the closures.

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Immigrants in Central Florida nervous about seeking shelter

APOPKA, Fla. (Reuters) - With Hurricane Irma barreling down on Central Florida, Apopka resident Carmen Nova had a decision to make.

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Immigrants in Central Florida worry about seeking shelter

APOPKA, Fla. (Reuters) - With Hurricane Irma barreling down on Central Florida, Apopka resident Carmen Nova had a decision to make.

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Putin, FIFA head send main soccer trophy on Russia tour before 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Saturday launched the World Cup trophy on a tour across Russia ahead of the 2018 championship, with the head of world soccer's governing body lauding Russia's readiness for the event.

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France, Germany, Italy, Spain seek tax on digital giants' revenues

PARIS (Reuters) - France, Germany, Italy and Spain want digital multinationals like Amazon and Google to be taxed in Europe based on their revenues, rather than only profits as now, their finance ministers said in a joint letter.

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France's Le Pen seeks to bill herself as Macron's main opponent

BRACHAY, France (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who has been largely out of the spotlight since stinging electoral defeats, on Saturday sought to reclaim the mantle of main opponent to President Emmanuel Macron, which polls now attribute to the far-left.

San Diego (Calif) nytimes.com

The Look: Youth in San Diego: Skateboards, Beach Hangs and Chicano Culture

“The city breathes skateboarding,” said Bruna Stalliviere, whom John Francis Peters met while photographing young San Diegans in the months of June and July.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Legal Marijuana Is Almost Here. If Only Pot Farmers Were on Board.

The black market for marijuana in California is thriving as growers shun the legalized system that comes into effect in January.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Review Board Recommends Stiffest Punishment for Officer in Garner Case

The Civilian Complaint Review Board found that Officer Daniel Pantaleo used a chokehold and restricted Eric Garner’s breathing, a person familiar with the case said.

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Martin Shkreli seeks to overturn part of his conviction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli on Friday asked a judge to throw out part of his criminal conviction, a day after prosecutors sought to have him jailed until his sentencing.

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Equifax waited weeks before disclosing hack

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UPDATE 3-U.S. House panels to hold hearings on Equifax data breach

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Two committees in the U.S. House of Representatives will hold hearings on the Equifax Inc data breach that may have exposed personal information of many as 143 million U.S. consumers, committee spokesmen said on Friday.

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Crowd gathers to watch Nadal warm up before U.S. Open semi-final

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A crowd gathered to watch world number one Rafael Nadal warm up in Arthur Ashe Stadium on a cool and windy Friday at the U.S. Open, ahead of his semi-final showdown with Argentine Juan Martin del Potro later in the day.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. House panel to hold hearing on Equifax data breach

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on the Equifax Inc data breach that may have exposed personal information of many as 143 million U.S. consumers, a committee spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

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Venezuela's Maduro seeks debt negotiations after U.S. sanctions

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified "negotiations" over Venezuela's foreign debt in coming days in response to recent U.S. financial sanctions.

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U.S. seeks to jail Shkreli, citing 'pattern of threats'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Thursday asked a judge to jail Martin Shkreli while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud, after a Facebook post by the former drug company executive about Hillary Clinton prompted an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service.

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Equifax execs sold stock before hack reveal

Equifax shares tanked on news of the cybersecuirty breach. But three Equifax insiders, including the CFO, sold shares before the news was disclosed to the public.

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BRIEF-A. Schulman to add Carol Eicher and Allen Spizzo to board

* A. Schulman to add Carol Eicher and Allen Spizzo to the board of directors; Dr. William H. Joyce appointed as advisor to board

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New York City comptroller wields new clout in boardroom diversity drive

BOSTON (Reuters) - New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is wielding more clout as he presses more than 150 U.S. companies to detail plans to diversify their boardrooms.

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Taiwan activist to be tried for subversion in China in 'open' hearing

Beijing (Reuters) - China will on Monday put on trial a Taiwanese activist, who disappeared while on a visit to the mainland in March, on suspicion of subverting state power, in what court authorities said would be an open trial.

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UPDATE 1-Western Digital seeks Y50 bln from Apple to help finance Toshiba chip bid -Kyodo

TOKYO, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A group including Western Digital is seeking around 50 billion yen ($464 million) from Apple Inc to help finance a bid for Toshiba Corp's memory chip unit, Kyodo news agency reported on Friday.

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Western Digital seeks Y50 billion from Apple to help finance Toshiba chip bid: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - A group including Western Digital is seeking around 50 billion yen ($464 million) from Apple Inc to help finance a bid for Toshiba Corp's memory chip unit, Kyodo news agency reported on Friday.

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Western Digital seeks Y50 bln from Apple to help finance Toshiba chip bid -Kyodo

TOKYO, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A group including Western Digital is seeking around 50 billion yen ($464 million) from Apple Inc to help finance a bid for Toshiba Corp's memory chip unit, Kyodo news agency reported on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Hours before shareholders meet, Akzo dumps bad news

AMSTERDAM, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Akzo Nobel, the Dutch company that rejected a 26.3 billion euro ($32 billion) buyout from U.S. rival PPG Industries in May, on Friday lowered its 2017 financial targets and announced a revamp of how it manages the two businesses it is not selling, paints and industrial coatings.

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Hours before shareholders meet, Akzo dumps bad news

AMSTERDAM, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Akzo Nobel, the Dutch company that rejected a 26.3 billion euro ($32 billion) buyout from U.S. rival PPG Industries in May, on Friday lowered its 2017 financial targets and announced a revamp of how it manages the two businesses it is not selling, paints and industrial coatings.

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NFL: Chiefs' Peters sits for national anthem before season opener

(Reuters) - Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters appeared to stage a silent protest before the NFL's season opener on Thursday as he stayed seated during the playing of the U.S. national anthem.

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Moderate Republican U.S. congressman Dent will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Charlie Dent, a seven-term moderate Republican from Pennsylvania who has been a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, said on Thursday he would not seek re-election next year.

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BRIEF-Transcanada seeks 30-day suspension of Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline Project applications

* Transcanada seeks 30-day suspension of Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline Project applications

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Monsanto seeks to end Arkansas ban on herbicide linked to crop damage

CHICAGO, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co pushed Arkansas on Thursday to allow farmers to spray crops with the company's dicamba herbicide, linked to damage on plants across the U.S. farm belt.

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Whirlpool's washer battle with Samsung, LG heats up at trade hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Appliance giant Whirlpool Corp on Thursday called on the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose "global safeguard" restrictions on imported washing machines to stop its South Korean rivals Samsung and LG from flooding the American market with cheap machines.

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UPDATE 1-Ackman tells ADP board that shareholders want them to work together

BOSTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman told board members of Automatic Data Processing on Thursday that large shareholders want the company and Ackman's activist hedge fund to work together and that he too wants to end a current proxy fight.

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BRIEF-OPTIV SECURITY APPOINTS DAVE DEWALT AND DAVID PETRAEUS TO BOARD

* OPTIV SECURITY APPOINTS DAVE DEWALT AND GENERAL (RET.) DAVID PETRAEUS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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BRIEF-GE board authorizes quarterly dividend of $0.24/share

* Sets quarterly dividend of $0.24 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Supplements retailer GNC seeks China partner to aid turnaround: sources

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. nutritional supplements retailer GNC Holdings is seeking a partner to boost sales in China as it battles weak revenues and a sliding share price, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Senate panel advances nomination of Quarles to Fed board

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday voted to advance the White House's nomination of Randal Quarles to the Federal Reserve's board of governors, a further boost for President Donald Trump's plan to loosen Wall Street regulations.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate panel advances nomination of Quarles to Fed board

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday voted to advance the White House's nomination of Randal Quarles to the Federal Reserve's board of governors, a further boost for President Donald Trump's plan to loosen Wall Street regulations.

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BRIEF-Quinsam announces appointment of Terry Booth to the Board of Directors

* Quinsam announces appointment of Terry Booth – CEO of Aurora Cannabis – to the Board of Directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Senate committee advances nomination of Trump nominee Quarles to Fed board

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A pair of President Donald Trump's nominees to head key regulatory efforts advanced Thursday, and now await confirmation by the full U.S. Senate.

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Euro grinds higher before ECB, global stocks stutter

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro climbed and stocks inched higher on Thursday, as markets waited to hear just how close the European Central Bank is to scaling back its more than 2 trillion euro ($2.75 trillion) stimulus program.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro grinds higher before ECB, stocks stutter

* Draghi may lay groundwork for tapering at 1330 GMT news conf

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South Korea deploys anti-missile system as U.S. seeks tough North Korea sanctions

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Protesters clashed with thousands of police at a South Korean village on Thursday as components of a controversial system to guard against North Korean missiles were deployed, while China and the United States discussed options to deal with Pyongyang.

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U.S. Seeks U.N. Consent to Interdict North Korean Ships

The measure would fall short of a full blockade of the kind used in the Cuban missile crisis, but could set the stage for conflicts at sea.

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Hurricane Katia churns off Mexican coast before expected drift to land

(Reuters) - Hurricane Katia churned almost 200 miles (322 km) off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Wednesday evening before an expected turn towards land that could dump heavy rain on eastern states in the coming days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Mom mysteriously vanishes before storm

Authorities are searching for a Texas mother who disappeared the day before Hurricane Harvey made landfall.

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California board grants parole for Manson ex-follower Van Houten

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California board granted parole on Wednesday to Leslie Van Houten, who as a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, took part in one of the most notorious murder sprees of the 20th century.

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BRIEF-Autobytel board authorizes additional $3.0 million for share repurchases

* Autobytel board authorizes additional $3.0 million for share repurchases

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Trump seeks tougher sanctions to prod North Korea into negotiations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With no palatable military options, U.S. President Donald Trump may ultimately have no choice but to give diplomacy a chance to end the crisis over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

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Sheriff: Seeking shelter? We'll take you to jail

"If you go to a shelter for #Irma and you have a warrant, we'll gladly escort you to the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail."

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Nigeria's Buhari said he would not seek re-election in 2019: minister

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari told members of his party before he was first elected that he would only seek one term, implying he did not intend at that time to run in 2019, the minister of women's affairs told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European satellite launching firm Arianespace said it had called off the launch of two communications satellites seconds before lift-off on Tuesday, citing unspecified problems.

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Court: EU can force countries to take asylum seekers

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected a challenge brought by Hungary and Slovakia against the European Union's power to force member states to admit asylum seekers.

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Toshiba board reaches no verdict on new Western Digital chip proposal: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's board, under pressure to clinch a deal for its prized memory chip unit soon, met on Wednesday to review a revised bid proposed by Western Digital Corp but no agreement was reached, people familiar with matter said.

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UPDATE 2-Toshiba board reaches no verdict on new Western Digital chip proposal -sources

* Board hopes to vote on new Western Digital plan next week-source

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House Republican subpoenas Justice and FBI seeking dossier information

The House intelligence committee subpoenaed the FBI and Justice Department last month, seeking documents connected to the dossier of allegations about connections of President Donald Trump and associates to Russia, leaders of the House Russia investigation said Tuesday.

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What Trump Told 'Dreamers' — Before He Ended DACA

President Trump is winding down DACA. But Trump and his administration have at times suggested that this wouldn’t happen.

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St. Louis on edge before verdict in police killing of black man: mayor

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The mayor of St. Louis said on Tuesday that the city was on edge ahead of a verdict in the murder trial of a former police officer charged with killing a black man, and she urged mutual understanding.