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Attorney: Tests show NFL's Aaron Hernandez had CTE

Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- commonly known as CTE -- attorney Jorge Baez said Thursday. Baez cited study results compiled by the Boston University CTE Center, which examined Hernandez's brain for the neurodegenerative brain disease

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Aaron Hernandez Found to Have Severe C.T.E.

The former Patriots tight end was convicted of murder in 2015. He was found dead in his prison cell in April.

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Death toll from overheated Florida nursing home rises to 10

(Reuters) - A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police said on Thursday.

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Catalan leader presses on with banned vote on split from Spain

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Catalan regional leader on Thursday said he would press on with an Oct. 1 referendum on a split from Spain, flouting a court ban, as tens of thousands gathered for a second day on the streets of Barcelona demanding the right to vote.

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BRIEF-Snap spectacles hardware lab cuts some jobs, changes leadership - Bloomberg

* Snap spectacles hardware lab cuts some jobs, changes leadership - Bloomberg, citing sources Source : https://bloom.bg/2w98Nog Further company coverage:

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Profanity-laced homework upsets parents

A music teacher was removed from a Georgia classroom after handing out an assignment containing profanity-laced rap lyrics. CNN affiliate WSB has more.

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Exclusive: U.S. Homeland Security found SEC had 'critical' cyber weaknesses in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five "critical" cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission's computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters.

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Spanish crackdown has undermined Catalan independence bid, regional leader says

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leaders acknowledged on Thursday that plans to hold a referendum independence from Spain on Oct. 1 were now in doubt following the arrest of senior regional officials and the seizure of campaign material by national police.

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Italy's 5-Star Movement votes for leader, Di Maio seen winning

ROME (Reuters) - Members of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, which leads most opinion polls before a national election early next year, began voting on Thursday to elect their leader and candidate for prime minister.

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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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Former Hong Kong student leader escapes jail sentence for campus protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The former leader of the Hong Kong University student union on Thursday received a court sentence of community service for his role in a campus protest, escaping the fate of a growing list of young activists put behind bars.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

South Korea’s Leader Will Be Odd Man Out in Meeting With Trump and Shinzo Abe

As he meets President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, President Moon Jae-in appears isolated in opposing military options against North Korea.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill

The health insurance industry, which has been cautious about previous bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act, came out sharply against the latest version.

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Florida Nursing Home Listed Dead Resident as ‘Resting in Bed,’ State Says

State officials said a nursing home made late and “dubious” entries in medical records on the morning eight residents died in the post-hurricane heat.

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BRIEF-Home Capital files preliminary universal base shelf prospectus

* Home Capital Group Inc files preliminary universal base shelf prospectus

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U.S. home sales hit 12-month low, Harvey weighs on Houston

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell to their lowest in a year in August as Hurricane Harvey depressed activity in Houston and a persistent shortage of properties on the market sidelined buyers.

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Republican leader plans Senate vote on healthcare next week: media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring his party's latest legislative effort to replace Obamacare up for a vote in the Senate next week, a number of media outlets reported on Wednesday.

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Queen of Jordan: Global leadership matters

This weekend, I picked up Nelson Mandela's "Long Walk to Freedom" and reread parts of this well-thumbed tome. The last time I read it, the world was a very different place; this time, I found that its themes of social inequality, injustice, resilience and courage resonated in new ways.

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U.S. existing home sales fall to 12-month low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell to their lowest in a year in August as Hurricane Harvey depressed activity in Houston and a perennial shortage of properties on the market sidelined buyers.

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9th death in post-Irma nursing home tragedy

A ninth victim has died after a Florida nursing home failed to evacuate its residents, who suffered for days in oppressive heat with no air conditioning, after Hurricane Irma, according to the Hollywood Police Department.

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The homes of Los Angeles' (architectural) stars

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BRIEF-American Homes 4 Rent says on Sept 13 company received a letter from staff of SEC

* American Homes 4 Rent says on September 13 company received a letter from staff of SEC - SEC filing

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Senate intel leaders send a blunt message to Trump team

Senate intelligence committee leaders had a larger goal in mind when they abruptly scrapped a closed-door interview on Tuesday morning with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen: Stop Trump officials from talking about their testimony.

General Assembly (UN) nytimes.com

Live Briefing: At U.N., Global Leaders to Speak After Trump Takes Center Stage

The American president vowed to “destroy” North Korea and condemned Iran, whose president will address the General Assembly.

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MOVES-BAML promotes O'Neil in Europe leadership reshuffle

LONDON, Sept 20 (IFR) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch has promoted Jim O'Neil, who previously ran the UK government body that managed the taxpayers' holdings in bailed out banks, to co-head its corporate and investment bank in Europe.

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MLB breaks record for home runs in season

(Reuters) - Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal

Senator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal.

Maritime Accidents and Safety nytimes.com

Navy Leaders Pledge to Solve Problems Stretching Limits of Sailors

Navy officials cited extended deployments and 100-hour workweeks as among factors plaguing sailors as senators demanded answers for deadly accidents this year.

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Leaders clash at U.N. over Iran's regional activism, nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Western leaders clashed on Tuesday over how to stop what they view as destabilizing behavior by Iran as the United States and Israel denounced an international nuclear accord with Tehran while France defended it.

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BRIEF-Starwood Waypoint Homes received letter from SEC stating it is conducting investigation 'in matter of certain single family rental securitizations'​

* Starwood Waypoint Homes - received letter from SEC stating that it is conducting investigation captioned 'in matter of certain single family rental securitizations'​

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Watch leaders react to Trump's speech

UNGA delegates donned their best poker faces during President Trump's sometimes biting speech in New York on Tuesday.

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U.S. homebuilding weakens again, hurricanes muddy outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as a rebound in the construction of single-family houses was offset by persistent weakness in the volatile multifamily home segment.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. homebuilding weakens again, hurricanes muddy outlook

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as a rebound in the construction of single-family houses was offset by persistent weakness in the volatile multifamily home segment.

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Watch Live: World Leaders Speak at U.N. General Assembly

World leaders are addressing nuclear weapons, climate change and more at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms nytimes.com

Hurricane Maria Does ‘Mind Boggling’ Damage to Dominica, Leader Says

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the Caribbean island nation had sustained “widespread devastation” from the storm, which is now at Category 5 strength.

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Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk, warns ties with Beijing at risk

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub on Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the city's relationship with Beijing's Communist Party leaders.

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World leaders, help us out here

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Georgia Tech Student Leader Is Shot Dead by Campus Police

Scout Schultz, 21, the president of the gay and transgender student group, left behind suicide notes, was carrying a knife and yelled “shoot me” at the officers. One did.

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BRIEF-Facebook appoints Jennifer Dulski as product leader for the groups team - CPO Chris Cox

* Facebook appoints Jennifer Dulski as product leader for the groups team - Facebook CPO Chris Cox Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Envision Healthcare to align senior leadership structure with physician-centric strategy

* Envision Healthcare announces organizational changes to align senior leadership structure with physician-centric strategy

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Leaders line up to meet with Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump is back in her native New York City and stepping out on her own for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly this week.

An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: A Father and Son Sail Through Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ Together

Daniel Mendelsohn’s “An Odyssey” recounts what happened when the author’s 81-year-old father enrolled in one of his son’s classes at Bard College.

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Soccer-Ronaldo returns as Madrid aim to pressure leaders Barcelona

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo will return to action against Real Betis on Wednesday after serving a five-match suspension, as the champions look to keep the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona.

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‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball

Several Latino ballplayers relish the show as a device for polishing their English. (And who can resist Joey?)

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UPDATE 2-China home price growth cools further in August as curbs bear down

* Aug home prices continue to moderate but no signs of sharp drop

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As North Korea threat looms, Trump to address world leaders at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea's nuclear threat looms large this week over the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, where diplomats are eager to hear U.S. President Donald Trump address the 193-member body for the first time.

Floods nytimes.com

His Home Flooded, the Port Arthur Mayor Puts His City First

The Texas mayor had four feet of water in his house after Harvey. Now, as his neighbors clean up their homes, he is trying to get the city back on its feet.

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Iran leader Khamenei warns U.S. against 'wrong move' on nuclear deal

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not be bullied by the United States and will react strongly to any "wrong move" by Washington on Tehran's nuclear deal, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.

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Iran leader Khamenei warns against U.S. 'wrong move' on nuclear deal

DUBAI (Reuters) - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday Iran would react strongly to any "wrong move" by the United States on Tehran's nuclear accord with world powers, days after President Donald Trump said Iran violated the agreement's "spirit".

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Boris Johnson's Brexit plan is not a leadership bid: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday that Boris Johnson was not starting a leadership bid by setting out his plans for Brexit in a newspaper article, adding that his intervention was "absolutely fine".

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Florida Governor Imposes New Rules After Nursing Home Deaths

They will require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators that can keep comfortable temperatures for four days after power loss.

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More Florida Keys residents return home to survey Irma's destruction

KEY LARGO, Fla., Sept 16 (Reuters) - More residents who had fled the Florida Keys ahead of Hurricane Irma were allowed to return to their homes on Saturday, as authorities prepared to reopen Key West at the end of the devastated archipelago on Sunday.

Kurds nytimes.com

Iraq Leader Says He Will Use Force if Kurdish Referendum Turns Violent

If Iraq is “threatened by the use of force outside the law,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an interview, “then we will intervene militarily.”

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UK's Boris Johnson reignites leadership speculation with Brexit plans

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set out his plans for a "glorious" Brexit on Saturday that angered colleagues and reignited speculation he would challenge Prime Minister Theresa May for the leadership of the Conservative party.

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UK's Boris Johnson reignites leadership speculation with Brexit plan

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set out his plans for a "glorious" Brexit in a lengthy newspaper article on Saturday that angered colleagues and reignited speculation he would challenge Prime Minister Theresa May for the leadership of the Conservative party.

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Video shows woman sat naked on a bed as residents suffered in sweltering Florida nursing home

On the night before emergency workers had to evacuate people from a Florida nursing home where eight died, residents suffered in the sweltering heat as staff used fans to cool them, and one woman sat naked in a bed in a hallway, a video obtained by CNN shows.

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

Pleas for Help at Florida Nursing Home Where Heat Took Lives

The home said it had called the power utility repeatedly after its air-conditioning went out, and was assured that help was on the way.

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New video inside Florida nursing home

Newly acquired video shows conditions inside the Florida nursing home where eight people have died following Hurricane Irma.

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Home-made bomb injures 29 on packed London commuter train

LONDON (Reuters) - A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 29 people on Friday, but apparently failed to fully explode, in Britain's fifth major terrorism incident this year.

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Morgan Stanley to handle mortgage originations in home-loan push: sources

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley plans to bring its mortgage origination business in-house to improve customer service and generate more business, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

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Morgan Stanley to handle mortgage originations in home-loan push -sources

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley plans to bring its mortgage origination business in-house to improve customer service and generate more business, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

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BRIEF-D.R. Horton Inc says experienced minimal damage to homes under construction in Houston

* Says experienced minimal damage to homes under construction in Houston, teams have resumed full operations‍​

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Home-made bomb injures 22 on packed London commuter train

LONDON (Reuters) - A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 22 people on Friday in Britain's fifth major terrorism incident this year, but apparently failed to fully explode.

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CORRECTED--Florida governor vows aggressive probe of Irma nursing home deaths

HOLLYWOOD, Fla./SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 13 (Reuters) - F lorida Governor Rick Scott vowed on Wednesday that the state would aggressively investigate how six people died at a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane Irma rampaged through the region, as millions coped with another day without electricity.

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Turkey detains main opposition leader's lawyer over coup links

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey detained the main opposition leader's lawyer on Friday for alleged links to the network accused of carrying out last year's failed coup, in a widening government crackdown.

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Police obtain search warrant in probe of 8 nursing home deaths

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Reuters) - Police obtained a search warrant on Thursday in their criminal investigation of the deaths of eight elderly patients exposed to sweltering heat inside a Miami-area nursing home left with little or no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma struck.

Nursing Homes nytimes.com

Nursing Home Deaths in Florida Heighten Scrutiny of Disaster Planning

Some are questioning whether a new rule on temperature control, soon to take effect, should be strengthened after eight residents died in a center without air-conditioning.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms nytimes.com

Considered Vulnerable, Mobile Homes Are Battered but Largely Intact

Hurricane Andrew ravaged thousands of mobile homes in 1992. But changes were made, and the Florida’s 850,000 mobile homes seemed to fair better during Irma.

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Police obtain search warrant in probe of eight nursing home deaths

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Reuters) - Police obtained a search warrant on Thursday in their criminal investigation of the deaths of eight elderly patients exposed to sweltering heat inside a Miami-area nursing home that continued to operate with little or no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma struck.

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Nursing home deaths show risks of being old in Florida

During the first 20 days of August 2003, almost 15,000 elderly French citizens died as a heat wave hovered over that country. Temperatures had risen only 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit over their usual seasonal averages.

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BRIEF-Meritage Homes says minimal damage from Hurricane Irma to homes under construction in Meritage communities

* Meritage Homes Corp - minimal damage from Hurricane Irma has been identified to homes under construction in Meritage communities Source text: [http://bit.ly/2h5RUEz] Further company coverage:

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Western powers press Iraq Kurd leaders to shelve 'very risky' independence vote

ERBIL/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - The United States and Western allies pressed Iraqi Kurdish leaders to ditch a "very risky" independence vote on Thursday, presenting an alternative plan in an attempt to avoid conflict between the oil rich region and central government in Baghdad.

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Republican Hill leaders on DACA: 'There's no agreement'

Republican leaders in Congress were cautious Thursday morning to avoid admonishing their President for negotiating with Democrats, maintaining there's not yet a deal on immigration -- a sensitive political issue that has divided the GOP for decades.

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Anti-doping leaders want Russian Olympic Committee excluded from Winter games

ZURICH (Reuters) - A group of the world's leading national anti-doping organizations (NADOs) have called for the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to be excluded from next year's Winter Games in Pyeongchang over alleged state-sponsored doping.

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BRIEF-M/I Homes announces redemption of all outstanding depositary shares representing Series A preferred shares

* M/I Homes - redeem all outstanding depositary shares each representing 1/1,000th of series a preferred share of M/I Homes on October 16, 2017​

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Trump to Hold Call with Jewish Leaders Ahead of High Holy Days

Despite friction with rabbinical groups, President Trump will hold a conference call on Friday with Jewish leaders ahead of the High Holy Days.

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Friend's last moments with nursing home victim

Jean Johnson, a friend of Betty Hibbard, describes her friend's final days. Hibbard was one of eight people who died after a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, had its air conditioning knocked out after Hurricane Irma.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Harrowing Storms May Move Climate Debate, if Not G.O.P. Leaders

Political leaders say the politics of climate change has been steadily shifting, as extreme weather makes the impact of carbon pollution more vivid.

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Son of one of eight residents who died at Florida nursing home says he couldn't reach his mom for days

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Austria's leaders reject Juncker's vision for euro expansion

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's Social Democrat Chancellor Christian Kern and conservative Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on Thursday rejected European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's vision to expand eastward the euro and a border control free zone.

Robberies and Thefts nytimes.com

The Breakdown: ‘Tiny Home’: Affordable, Stylish — but a Bit Too Easy to Steal

The police in Australia have arrested a man in the theft of a 1.5-ton Canberra home, which was hauled cross-country before they caught up with it.

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Hunt for ISIS leader Baghdadi is still on

The hunt for ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is very much on.

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Democratic leaders say Trump agrees to quick work on immigration bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress have agreed to work together on legislation to protect "Dreamers," the illegal immigrants who were children when they entered the United States, the lawmakers said on Wednesday, although a dispute erupted over exactly what had been agreed.

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Florida deaths in sweltering nursing home show post-disaster perils

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Reuters) - Inside a sweltering nursing home, a crisis unfolded on Wednesday as 150 centers across Florida still lacked power days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state.

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BRIEF-William Lyon Homes announces pricing of secondary offering class A common stock

* William Lyon Homes announces pricing of secondary offering of 3,322,666 shares of class A common stock offered by Paulson & Co Inc Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Region must do more to pressure South Sudan leaders to end conflict: U.S. diplomat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African countries should do more to pile pressure on South Sudan's political leaders, who seem incapable of resolving the country's four-year civil war, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday.

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Criminal probe opens into eight deaths at Florida nursing home after Irma

HOLLYWOOD, Fla./SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Police on Wednesday opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of eight elderly patients inside a stifling South Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma.

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UPDATE 7-Florida governor vows aggressive probe of Irma nursing home deaths

* Authorities working to restore basic services (Updates with details on patient treatment)

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Florida governor vows aggressive probe of Irma nursing home deaths

HOLLYWOOD, Fla./SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday vowed that the state would aggressively investigate how six people died at a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane Irma rampaged through the region, as millions coped with another day without electricity.

European Sovereign Debt Crisis (2010- ) nytimes.com

E.U. Leader Suggests Simplifying How the Bloc is Run

Addressing the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker proposed streamlining the leadership of the 28-nation bloc — an idea that could in theory eliminate his own job.

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UPDATE 6-Florida governor vows aggressive probe of Irma nursing home deaths

* Authorities working to restore basic services (Recasts with fresh quotes from Florida governor)

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Six die in Florida nursing home after Irma; millions still without power

HOLLYWOOD, Fla./SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The death toll from Hurricane Irma climbed on Wednesday, with authorities reporting six patients at a Florida nursing home died after it had lost power, as millions struggled with no electricity and scarce essential services in the storm-hit state.

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UPDATE 1-Florida nursing home where deaths occurred was not on priority list -utility

Sept 13 (Reuters) - Florida Power & Light said on Wednesday it had provided power to part of a nursing home that housed six residents who died after the facility lost electricity due to Hurricane Irma, adding that it was not on a county priority list for emergency power restoration.

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A Senate Republcan leader backs Trump's call for Senate to ditch the filibuster

The number two House Republican leader made a fresh push Wednesday for Senate Republicans to change rules to make it easier to break filibusters of spending bills, echoing a similar call from President Donald Trump for the Senate to set aside long-held precedent that requires at least 60 votes for major legislation to pass.

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Six die in Florida nursing home that lost power after Irma

HOLLYWOOD, Fla./SAN JUAN, P.R. (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma claimed eight more lives, including six patients at a Florida nursing home that lost power, authorities said on Wednesday, as millions struggled without electricity and residents trickled back to the devastated Florida Keys.

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UPDATE 4-Six die in Florida nursing home that lost power after Irma

* Authorities working to restore basic services (Updates number of deaths at nursing home, adds new damage estimates)

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FPL says provided power to parts of Florida nursing home where deaths occurred

WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Florida Power & Light said on Wednesday it had provided power to some parts of the nursing home where people died after the facility lost electricity due to Hurricane Irma and that the home was not on a county top tier list for emergency power restoration.

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Five die at Florida nursing home as Irma toll hits 69; 4 million without power

MIAMI/SAN JUAN, P.R. (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma has claimed eight more lives, including five patients at a Florida nursing home that lost power, authorities said on Wednesday, as more than 4 million people in four states struggled without electricity and residents slowly returned to the devastated Florida Keys.

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UPDATE 3-Five die at Fla. nursing home as Irma toll hits 69; 4 mln without power

* Authorities working to restore basic services (Updates death toll, adds fresh quotes)

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Democratic leaders Schumer, Pelosi to dine with Trump Wednesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump invited Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to dine with him on Wednesday night, Democratic sources familiar with the situation said.

Nursing Homes nytimes.com

Five Dead After Florida Nursing Home Goes Without Air Conditioning

Five people had died and 115 had been evacuated from a nursing home in Hollywood, Fla., the police said on Wednesday.

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Five die in Florida nursing home after Irma knocked out power

MIAMI/SAN JUAN, P.R. (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma has claimed five more lives, patients at a Florida nursing home that lost electricity during the storm that brought widespread flooding and power outages over the weekend, authorities said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Five die in Florida nursing home after Irma knocked out power

* Authorities working to restore basic services (Adds reports of fresh deaths at Florida nursing home)

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Authorities are evacuating about 100 patients from the South Florida home in a region without power after Irma

At least two people have died at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said Wednesday. She said she did not have any details about the causes of death, and that authorities are investigating. Firefighters are helping evacuate about 100 people from the nursing home. CNN affiliate WPLG reported that the home's air-conditioning had been out since Hurricane Irma struck Sunday.

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Portable Czech brewery brings home-made beer garden dreams a step closer

PRAGUE (Reuters) - For beer lovers who dream of brewing their own pint, a portable brewery from the Czech Republic may be just the thing - if they have $124,000 to spare.

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Northern Ireland leaders appeal to VP Pence on Bombardier challenge

BELFAST (Reuters) - A dispute between Boeing Co and Canadian rival Bombardier that risks thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland could impact peace in the region, the leaders of its two main parties warned U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

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Millions of people are without electricity as they try to figure out how to rebuild their homes and their lives

Florida residents are facing days without power after Hurricane Irma uprooted homes, trees and power lines alike, leaving millions without electricity in simmering temperatures.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: Cleveland Indians (20 Wins and Counting) Are Streaking Toward October

They came close in 2016, nearly winning the World Series. A year later, the Indians have put together a winning streak that could break a record.

Volksbuhne nytimes.com

In Berlin, an Iconic Theater Gets a New Leader. Cue the Protests.

After two years of sniping (and worse) from critics, Chris Dercon has finally taken the helm of Berlin’s Volksbühne theater.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Welcomes Najib Razak, the Malaysian Leader, as President, and Owner of a Fine Hotel

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is under investigation by the Justice Department for corruption allegations.

Hurricane Irma (2017) nytimes.com

For Florida Keys Residents, Home Was the Ultimate Getaway. Then Irma Hit.

People who settle in the Keys often are escaping mainland life or resetting their own, and now some wonder if they should try a fresh start somewhere else.

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DESTRUCTION: Emotional residents return to ruined homes

CNN's Kyung Lah joins residents for the first look at their homes after Hurricane Irma left a trail of devastation across Florida.

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UPDATE 4-Home Capital investors spurn Buffett's plan to boost stake

* Shares up 1.78 percent (Adds Breakingviews link, updates shares)

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After Irma, a mixed journey home for Florida evacuees

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - After fleeing homes in Hurricane Irma's path several days ago, Florida residents Lee Tinkler and Mercedes Lopez on Tuesday faced far different prospects as they departed from the Orlando hotels where they sought refuge.

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Trump meets leader under investigation

Malaysia's prime minister visited the White House and met with President Trump amid a US Justice Department probe into his finances. CNN's Jake Tapper looks into the possible conflict of interest.

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'Darkest Hour' offers a timely study into Churchill's leadership

TORONTO (Reuters) - "Darkest Hour," a new film about Winston Churchill's early days as Britain's Prime Minister during World War Two, looks at the importance of leadership and prescience in turbulent times, said British actor Gary Oldman, who plays Churchill.

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GOING HOME: Limited water, power, sewers, fuel, cell service

Heidi and Allan Neuzil grew frustrated early Tuesday after waiting more than 14 hours for authorities to let them back in to the battered Florida Keys.

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Home Capital investors spurn Buffett's plan to boost stake

TORONTO (Reuters) - Home Capital's shareholders on Tuesday rejected a proposal for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to raise its stake in the company, voting against the board's recommendation in a third defeat for the U.S. billionaire this year.

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Residents return to shredded Florida Keys homes in Irma's deadly wake

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) - Some residents of the Florida Keys archipelago allowed back Tuesday found homes that Hurricane Irma's high winds had shredded like soda cans, while the death toll rose in the second major hurricane to hit the United States this year.

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BRIEF-Home Capital Group announces special meeting results

* ‍Meeting called to consider approval of additional equity investment in company by wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.​

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UPDATE 1-Home Capital shareholders vote against Buffett lifting stake

TORONTO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Home Capital's shareholders on Wednesday rejected a proposal for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to raise its stake in the company, voting against the board's recommendation.

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Home Capital shareholders vote against Buffett lifting stake

TORONTO (Reuters) - Home Capital's shareholders on Wednesday rejected a proposal for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to raise its stake in the company, voting against the board's recommendation.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

South Korea Plans ‘Decapitation Unit’ to Try to Scare North’s Leaders

The government is pouring money into strategies and weapons it hopes will act as a deterrent against Kim Jong-un, the nuclear-armed dictator across the border.

worldNews reuters.com

U.S. rejects Cambodian accusations, calls for opposition leader's release

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia rejected government accusations of interference by the United States as "inaccurate, misleading and baseless" on Tuesday and called for the release of detained opposition leader Kem Sokha.

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Leader of China's $9 billion Ezubao online scam gets life; 26 jailed

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Beijing court on Tuesday sentenced the architect of the $9 billion Ezubao online financial scam to life imprisonment, and handed down jail time to 26 others, marking the close to one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in modern Chinese history.

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WRAPUP 13-Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads

FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 11 (Reuters) - S torm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

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Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads

FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

worldNews reuters.com

New Zealand Labour still wants TPP part, but only if it can ban foreign home ownership

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand Labour government will still want to be part of the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal but only if it allows for foreigners to be banned from buying existing homes, opposition leader Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday.

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WRAPUP 12-Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads

FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 11 (Reuters) - S torm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

environmentNews reuters.com

Floridians return to storm-shattered homes as Irma arrives in Georgia

FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Storm-shocked Floridians returned to their shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of once-powerful Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving well over half of residents without power and flooding cities in the state's northeastern corner.

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WRAPUP 11-Floridians return to storm-shattered homes as Irma arrives in Georgia

FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 11 (Reuters) - S torm-shocked Floridians returned to their shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of once-powerful Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving well over half of residents without power and flooding cities in the state's northeastern corner.

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Florida Keys evacuees told they cannot return home after Irma

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (Reuters) - Residents who fled the Florida Keys in anticipation of Hurricane Irma's wrath were told they could not return to their island homes on Monday, news that angered evacuees anxious to get back to assess the damage.

environmentNews reuters.com

Floridians return to shattered homes as Irma crosses into Georgia

FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Shocked Florida residents returned to their shattered homes on Monday as the weakened Hurricane Irma pushed inland, flooding cities in the northeastern part of the state and leaving millions without power.

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Tempers flare as Florida Keys evacuees wait to go home after Irma

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of residents who fled the Florida Keys in anticipation of Hurricane Irma's wrath grew impatient on Monday, as they waited at a police checkpoint eager to get back to their island homes to assess the damage.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Circle of life: Japan's homeless banish despair through dance

TOKYO (Reuters) - Penniless and subsisting only on water for three weeks, Tokyo street-dweller Tokuchika Nishi thought he had come to the end of his life.

Hurricane Harvey (2017) nytimes.com

Houstonians Adrift in Their City, Trying to Call Somewhere Home

After Hurricane Harvey, residents are in shelters, hotels, packed in with relatives, and on the sofas of friends. They face worry, exhaustion, mold.

Baseball nytimes.com

Giancarlo Stanton Is Nearing 61 Homers. But Is He Chasing a Record?

Stanton has a shot at passing Roger Maris’s 61 home runs in a season, which many consider to be the true mark, even though it was bested during the steroid era.

environmentNews reuters.com

Thousands of homes wrecked by huge Mexican quake, death toll at 91

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A massive earthquake off southern Mexico on Thursday night that killed at least 91 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two million people in the poorer south, state officials said, as more details of the disaster emerged.

domesticNews reuters.com

Few mobile homes in Florida are storm-ready, despite code

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla./WASHINGTON(Reuters) - Only a fraction of mobile homes in Florida were strapped down with the kind of hardened braces meant to withstand fierce storms before Hurricane Irma hit the state, experts said, leaving more than a half-million homes vulnerable to serious damage.

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Eight killed, including gunman, in shooting at Texas home

DALLAS (Reuters) - A gunman killed seven people at a home in a Dallas suburb on Sunday evening before being shot dead by police called to the scene, authorities said.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Seven People Found Shot to Death at Home in Dallas Suburb

A police officer shot and killed a gunman in Plano, Tex., after responding to reports of shots being fired inside a residence.

worldNews reuters.com

Cambodian leader threatens ban on opposition party

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened on Monday that the opposition party would be dissolved if it continues to back detained leader Kem Sokha, who has been charged with treason over an alleged plot to gain power with U.S. support.

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Eight killed, including gunman, in shooting at Texas home: reports

DALLAS (Reuters) - A gunman killed seven people at a home in a Dallas suburb on Sunday evening before being shot dead by police called to the scene, authorities told the Dallas Morning News.

worldNews reuters.com

Cambodia's parliament votes to prosecute opposition leader

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's parliament voted on Monday to allow the prosecution of opposition leader Kem Sokha on treason charges that have been criticized by Western countries and are dismissed by his party as nonsense.

environmentNews reuters.com

Thousands of homes wrecked by huge Mexican quake, death toll at 90

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A massive earthquake off southern Mexico on Thursday night that killed at least 90 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two million people in the poorer south, state officials said, as more details of the disaster emerged.

worldNews reuters.com

South Africa's Ramaphosa steps up criticism ahead of ANC leadership vote

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a leading contender to become head of the ruling ANC in December, stepped up his criticism of the government on Sunday, saying state-owned companies had been "captured" and funds looted from them.

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Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili's train halted near Ukraine border

PRZEMYSL, Poland (Reuters) - A train carrying former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and his supporters was prevented from leaving a railway station in Poland for Ukraine on Sunday, deepening a standoff between Saakashvili and the Ukrainian authorities.

worldNews reuters.com

Merkel and the refugees: How German leader emerged from a political abyss

BERLIN (Reuters) - Near the end of a recent campaign speech in northern Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel turned to Europe's refugee crisis of 2015 and offered her audience a comforting dual message.

Hurricane Irma (2017) nytimes.com

As Irma Swings West, Officials Scramble to Open Shelters

As thousands of people on the west coast of Florida have been forced to evacuate at the last minute, makeshift shelters have opened — and rapidly filled.

Najib Razak nytimes.com

Malaysian Leader, Under Corruption Cloud, Will Meet With Trump

The White House visit by Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is being investigated by the Justice Department in a case involving billions in missing funds, may give him a political lift at home.

worldNews reuters.com

Philippine leader says 'no way' he'll do deal with Islamist rebels

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ruled out the possibility of allowing Islamic State-linked militants to flee a southern city in exchange for the release of dozens of hostages.

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Hamas leader in Cairo to discuss Gaza blockade: spokesman

GAZA (Reuters) - The new chief of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Cairo on Saturday to hold talks with senior Egyptian officials on his first such visit as leader, a Hamas spokesman said.

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South Africa's Dlamini-Zuma, ANC leadership contender, to become MP

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African veteran politician and anti-apartheid activist Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a leading contender to take over as head of the ruling ANC in December, will be sworn in as a member of parliament next week, a senior party official said on Friday.

cnn.com

Key West curator, 54 cats riding out Irma in iconic home

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum curator David Gonzales says he along with 54 cats and about 10 staff members will be staying behind in Key West, Florida, to protect the historic home.

cnn.com

Jeb Bush praises Trump's leadership

Jeb Bush offered up praise for President Donald Trump and the way he's handling two back-to-back hurricanes.

Smoking and Tobacco nytimes.com

‘I Smell Cash’: How the A.T.F. Spent Millions Unchecked

A pair of informants got $6 million and agents spent freely. The Justice Department fought to keep records of the operation secret.

worldNews reuters.com

Colombia's FARC leader asks pope's forgiveness for war pain

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Former Colombian FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, now the head of a new political party, on Friday asked for forgiveness from the visiting Pope Francis for the pain and suffering the group inflicted over five decades of war.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-S&P says Amazon's search for a second home could be positive for both Seattle and chosen city

* S&P says Amazon's search for a second home could be positive for both Seattle and the chosen city

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Ahold Delhaize announces leadership changes in Europe and Belgium

* Ahold Delhaize announces leadership changes in Europe and Belgium

cnn.com

How Miami's growth put thousands of new homes in Irma's path

The population of south Florida has grown considerably since the last Category 5 storm to hit the region, Hurricane Andrew, ravaged the coastal state in 1992.

worldNews reuters.com

Germany's FDP party leader 'can't imagine' three-way coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Christian Lindner, leader of Germany's pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP), distanced himself from a possible three-way coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the pro-environment Greens after the Sept. 24 election.

cnn.com

Florida seniors, nursing homes prepare for Hurricane Irma

Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities across South Florida are preparing for Hurricane Irma to strike, and they have emergency plans in place to help keep seniors safe.

cnn.com

State spent $110K in seized funds on catering, watchdog says

Tennessee law enforcement misused funds from a program involving seized assets, spending more than $110,000 on catering, a government watchdog report released Thursday found.

cnn.com

Formerly conjoined twins return home

Formerly conjoined twins Jadon and Anias McDonald are going home for the first time. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump says talked with congressional leaders about ending debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he and congressional leaders had discussed the possibility of jettisoning a long-standing cap on U.S. government debt, saying it is not really needed.

cnn.com

Tech leaders call on Facebook to release Russia-linked ads

Here's what we do and don't know so far about Facebook's Russia problem.

cnn.com

Formerly conjoined twins' amazing journey home

domesticNews reuters.com

Batteries for homes, businesses surged in U.S. in second quarter

(Reuters) - The U.S. energy storage market fell 11 percent in the second quarter as utilities connected fewer large projects to the grid, but batteries deployed in homes and businesses hit a record thanks to state incentives in California and Hawaii and lower prices on the technology.

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Batteries for homes, businesses surged in U.S. in 2nd qtr

Sept 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. energy storage market fell 11 percent in the second quarter as utilities connected fewer large projects to the grid, but batteries deployed in homes and businesses hit a record thanks to state incentives in California and Hawaii and lower prices on the technology.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-LGI Homes closed 596 homes in August 2017

* 596 homes closed in August 2017, up from 383 home closings in August 2016

domesticNews reuters.com

Trump to meet with New York, New Jersey leaders on tunnel project: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is set to meet with New York and New Jersey state and congressional officials, including Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, at the White House on Thursday about the "Gateway Project" to build a new tunnel under the Hudson River, two sources confirmed on Wednesday.

cnn.com

Republican leaders in the room 'shell-shocked' following Trump deal with Democrats

President Donald Trump surprised the leaders of his own party in Congress on Wednesday when he backed a deal pushed by Democrats to attach hurricane relief money to a shorter-term bump in the debt ceiling as well as keeping the government open, cutting off his own Treasury secretary to strike a deal.

technologyNews reuters.com

Facebook says likely Russian-based operation spent money on ads on issues

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had found that an influence operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on ads promoting divisive social and political messages in a two-year-period through May.

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UPDATE 1-Facebook says likely Russian-based operation spent money on ads on issues

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had found that an influence operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on ads promoting divisive social and political messages in a two-year-period through May.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Boeing names Maurita Sutedja as investor relations leader

* Boeing names Maurita Sutedja as investor relations leader Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Poland nytimes.com

Leaders of Hungary and Poland Chafe at E.U., but How Do Their People Feel?

Although the countries joined the European Union in 2004 on a wave of enthusiasm, their governments are now loud critics. Polish and Hungarian readers shared their views.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Home Depot, Lowe's ship emergency material to Florida ahead of hurricane

CHICAGO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Home improvement retailers Home Depot Inc and Lowe's Inc said on Wednesday they have started shipping emergency material to Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, even as they continue recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

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Home Depot, Lowe's start shipping emergency material to Florida ahead of hurricane

CHICAGO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Home improvement retailers Home Depot Inc and Lowe's Inc said on Wednesday they have started shipping emergency material to Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, even as they continue recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Home Health Care nytimes.com

Deporting ‘Dreamers’ May Hit Home Health Care Especially Hard

Many of those who care for older Americans are low-wage immigrants, and replacing them could prove difficult and costly for families and taxpayers.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump meets congressional leaders amid fight over debt limit, immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday clashed over raising the nation's debt limit and the fate of 800,000 young adults brought into the United States illegally as children, ahead of a meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-‍Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America says signs agreement with Option Care for national home infusion services​

* ‍Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America says signs agreement with Option Care for national home infusion services​

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reports Q2 loss per share $1.30

* Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. Reports second quarter 2017 results

Tennis nytimes.com

On Tennis: A Resurgent Leader Advances Past a Valiant Opponent

Venus Williams became the oldest woman to reach a semifinal in the U.S. Open, defeating Petra Kvitova, who has returned to the Grand Slam mix after a knife attack last year.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: The Ancient Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Gets a High-Tech Boost

At Fenway Park, an Apple Watch is at the center of accusations that the Red Sox stole signs when they played their most bitter rival.

cnn.com

Movie Pass: 'Home Again'

Reese Witherspoon's latest comedy, "Home Again," was a real family affair -- and not just because the writer-director's mother was also the producer!

cnn.com

Widow struggles with leaving Hurricane-hit home

As Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters recede, 80-year-old Frances French is left clinging to five decades of memories made in her modest Pearland, Texas, home.

cnn.com

GOP leaders may tie raising debt ceiling to Harvey disaster aid

Top Senate Republicans made clear Tuesday they intend to move rapidly to pass Hurricane Harvey disaster relief, a debt ceiling increase and a measure to keep the government funded through the end of the year while they negotiate a longer-term bill.

sportsNews reuters.com

Dolphins will not play at home on Sunday due to Irma

(Reuters) - The Miami Dolphins will not play their season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home on Sunday due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Florida, the NFL said on Tuesday.

healthNews reuters.com

In nursing homes, more independence tied to higher fracture risk

Reuters Health - Seniors living on their own may have a greater risk of fractures when they’re less mobile and less able to manage daily tasks without help, but in nursing homes the opposite may be true, a recent study suggests.

Architecture nytimes.com

In a Desolate Corner of Milan, an Unexpected Home

The architect Andrea Tognon lives and works on a property he got for free, which was once a neglected industrial complex.

Baseball nytimes.com

Boston Red Sox Used Apple Watches to Steal Signs Against Yankees

When confronted by Major League Baseball, the Red Sox admitted they were using Apple Watches in a scheme to gain an edge at the plate.

worldNews reuters.com

Spanish auditors demand Catalan leaders pay for previous independence vote: El Pais

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish audit office has demanded the former leader of Catalonia and other politicians from the region pay 5 million euros ($5.96 million) for holding a consultative independence ballot in 2014, El Pais newspaper said on Tuesday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Police raid home of Brazil Olympics chief over Rio 2016 vote buying

RIO DE JANEIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - Police raided the home of Brazil's Olympics chief Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Tuesday, accusing him of brokering a deal to bribe International Olympic Committee members to bring the 2016 Games to Rio de Janeiro with the backing of the former state governor.

Olympic Games (2016) nytimes.com

Home of Brazil’s Top Olympic Official Is Searched in Bribe Inquiry

Authorities believe politicians and Olympics officials paid bribes to get Rio de Janeiro the 2016 games.

worldNews reuters.com

Ex-Georgian leader risks extradition on return to Ukraine

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine says it will review a request from Georgia to arrest and extradite former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, one of the most colorful and divisive figures in the politics of both countries, if he re-enters Ukraine in the next few days.

worldNews reuters.com

Cambodia charges opposition leader Kem Sokha with treason

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been charged with treason and could face a jail term of 15 to 30 years if convicted, a court said on Tuesday.

worldNews reuters.com

Cambodia charges opposition leader with treason

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been charged with treason and could face a jail term of 15 to 30 years if convicted, a municipal court in the capital, Phnom Penh, said on Tuesday.

worldNews reuters.com

Uzbek leader reshuffles security officials, removes veteran defense minister

ALMATY (Reuters) - Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev reshuffled senior security officials on Monday, sacking the defense minister who was a holdover from the previous administration and appointing an ally.

topNews reuters.com

U.S. envoy says North Korean leader 'begging for war' as U.N. mulls sanctions

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday said countries trading with North Korea were aiding its "dangerous nuclear intentions" as the United Nations Security Council mulled tough new sanctions and the isolated regime showed signs of planning more missile tests.

Houston (Tex) nytimes.com

Houston Family Returns to a Flooded Home

The Hendrix family returns to their still-flooded house in West Houston to witness the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey.