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Noble Group to sell oil liquids business to Vitol for $580 million

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Struggling Noble Group agreed to sell its Americas-focused oil liquids business to Vitol for about $580 million, as part of its strategy to shrink its businesses to cut debt.

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Strange twist in Texas murder case surfaces on death row, delaying execution

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas inmate Larry Swearingen, who has been sitting on death row for 17 years, may have been plotting to avoid his date with the execution chamber in November by having a serial murderer take the fall for his crime, according to a county prosecutor.

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Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, is calling on President Donald Trump to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2,388 North American locations.

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Search for missing Texas oil-barge crew members suspended

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A sea and air search was suspended on Sunday for two crew members who went missing after an oil barge caught fire early on Friday and leaked an undetermined amount of the fuel into the Gulf of Mexico off Port Aransas, Texas, authorities said.

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$4 million Rodin sculpture discovered in NJ town hall by 22-year-old archivist

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Trump video played at hurricane relief concert

(Reuters) - In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video for their work helping to raise funds to aid victims of recent hurricanes.

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Trump video to be played at hurricane relief concert

(Reuters) - In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video posted online for their work helping to raise funds to help victims of recent hurricanes.

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Czech vote winner Babis wants active EU role, not favoring government with extremists

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic must seek partners beyond the central European Visegrad Group to find common ground on issues including migration and food quality, Czech parliamentary election winner Andrej Babis told Reuters.

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Fox signed new O'Reilly deal knowing of a $32 million harassment settlement - report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News commentator forced to resign in April, agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement in January, and the network's parent knew about the deal when it gave him a new contract the next month, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Fox gave Bill O'Reilly big contract after $32 million settlement

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A picture and its story: A neo-Nazi in the midst of a protest

(Reuters) - On the morning of October 17, two days before Richard Spencer, an avowed white nationalist and spokesman for the so-called alt-right, was to speak at the University of Florida, my wife asked if I had heard anything about it.

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Malta offers 1 million-euro reward to find journalist's killers

VALLETTA (Reuters) - Malta's government said on Saturday it was offering a reward of 1 million euros ($1.2 million) for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the death of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Body of missing worker recovered after Louisiana oil rig explosion

(Reuters) - The body of a worker missing since an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain exploded and caught fire on Sunday has been found, local officials said.

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Thailand rehearses lavish $90 million funeral for late king

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Drums and a band played as officials in black tops and ancient costumes rehearsed on Saturday for the funeral procession of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose cremation next week is expected to be attended by a quarter of a million mourners.

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One dead, another missing after oil barge fire off Texas

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said.

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California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

(Reuters) - A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

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BRIEF-Symantec Corp files for offering of up to 1.0 million shares of common stock

* Symantec Corp files for offering of up to 1.0 million shares of common stock by the selling stockholders Source text: (http://bit.ly/2gt2Ufx) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Myomo Inc files for offering of up to $6 million ‍​

* Myomo Inc files for offering of up to $6 million - SEC filing ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2xUgOxm) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Jaguar Health files for resale or other disposition of up to 36 million shares of co

* Jaguar Health files for resale or other disposition of up to 36 million shares of co by the selling shareholders ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2gxkRxa) Further company coverage:

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Creditors win closely watched appeal in Momentive bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday ruled in favor of senior creditors who had contested interest rates imposed on them during the bankruptcy of silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials, reversing a decision that had sparked alarm among lenders.

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Lawyer charged alongside Martin Shkreli goes on trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors were presented with a stark choice during opening statements Friday in the trial of Evan Greebel, the lawyer charged with conspiracy alongside former drug executive Martin Shkreli: was he Shkreli's "right hand man," or a victim of his deceit?

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U.S. court hears arguments over immigrant detainee's abortion access

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. attorney told a federal appeals court on Friday that the government had no obligation to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old detained as an illegal immigrant in Texas, but a lawyer for the teen argued she has a constitutional right to receive the procedure.

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Oil barge explosion off Texas kills one, fire now out

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said.

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U.S. judge wrestles with issue of Indonesian immigrants

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge wrestled on Friday with how much longer she can delay a Trump administration move to deport 47 Indonesian Christians who fled deadly violence in that country two decades ago and have been living illegally in New Hampshire under an informal deal with immigration officials.

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BRIEF-Sea Ltd - priced IPO of 58.96 million ADRS at a price of $15 per ADS

* Sea ltd - priced IPO of 58.96 million ADRS at a price of $15 per ADS for a total offering size of approximately $884 million‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2irrlxR) Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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BRIEF-Excellon increases bought deal financing to $13.25 million

* To increase amount of bought deal offering to 6.6 million units for gross proceeds of about $13.25 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Alabama executes man convicted of murdering police officer

(This version of the story has been refiled to correct typo in headline)

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Trial wraps up for pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (Reuters) - Closing arguments are set for Friday in the trial of a Massachusetts pharmacist accused of murder and fraud for his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more across the United States.

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'Underwear bomber' sues U.S. Justice Department over rights

(Reuters) - A Nigerian man serving life sentences for trying to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas Day 2009 is suing the U.S. Justice Department for denying his free speech and religious rights.

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Ride hailing firm Grab secures up to $700 million in debt facilities

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grab, the main Southeast Asian rival of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], said on Friday it had secured debt facilities of up to $700 million to help it create the largest car rental program in southeast Asia.

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Alabama executes man convicted or murdering police officer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said.

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Supreme Court clears way for Alabama execution of convicted killer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court removed one legal roadblock to Alabama's planned execution on Thursday of a man convicted of murdering a police officer and later rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life, allowing the lethal injection to proceed.

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BRIEF-Ignyta says public offering of 10.0 million common shares priced at $16.00per share

* Ignyta announces pricing of public offering of common stock

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Alabama moves closer to planned Thursday execution of convicted killer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court removed one legal roadblock to Alabama's planned execution on Thursday of a man convicted of murdering a police officer but delayed the lethal injection to consider a last-minute appeal to spare his life.

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Study links pollution to 9 million deaths in 2015

The fatal effects of pollution are seen across our planet.

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Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide

LONDON (Reuters) - Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study.

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Supreme court allows planned Alabama execution to proceed

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Alabama's planned execution of a man convicted of murdering a police officer to proceed on Thursday, lifting a halt imposed by a lower court over concerns about one of the drugs used in the state's lethal injection mix.

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After massive quakes, millions in Mexico turn to early warning app

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Since two massive earthquakes hit Mexico in September, claiming more than 460 lives, an early warning start-up called SkyAlert has doubled its users to 5.8 million, making it one of the country's most downloaded apps.

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Former Dean Foods chairman gets two years for insider trading scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thomas Davis, a former chairman of dairy processing company Dean Foods Co, was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to passing insider information to sports gambler William "Billy" Walters.

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BRIEF-Omega Flex reports Q3 earnings $0.40/shr‍​

* Omega Flex Inc - qtrly qtrly net sales $24.9 million versus $23.9 mln‍​ Source text : (http://bit.ly/2yuzWq4) Further company coverage:

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Merck cyber attack may cost insurers $275 million: Verisk's PCS

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Insurers could pay $275 million to cover the insured portion of drugmaker Merck & Co's loss from a cyber attack in June, according to a forecast by Verisk Analytics Inc's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit.

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Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress pleads guilty

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he tried to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever.

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GM to settle state ignition claims for $120 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.

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California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill.

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Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.

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Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture

ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million online in a wildly successful "initial coin offering," in which new digital currency is parcelled out to buyers. At the time, it was the most money ever raised from the public in the white-hot cryptocurrency sector.

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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said.

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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed 3 arrested in Delaware

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said.

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Editorial: Congress, End the Health Care Chaos. You Have 9 Million Kids to Protect.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program has had bipartisan support, as does a compromise to save Obamacare. Republicans could wreck both.

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Kentucky officials propose plan to save ailing pensions

(Reuters) - Kentucky's governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday unveiled a plan they said will rescue the state's pension funds from becoming insolvent without breaking retirement promises made to public-sector workers.

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BRIEF-Benchmark Electronics reports Q3 revenue of $604 million

* Sees Q4 2017 non-GAAP earnings per share $0.34 to $0.38 excluding items

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Ford to recall 1.34 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall 1.34 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

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Gunman kills three at Maryland company, suspected in Delaware shooting

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company fatally shot three co-workers and critically wounded two others on Wednesday and is suspected in a later shooting in nearby Delaware, authorities said.

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Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest.

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1 million Americans without drinking water

After Hurricane Maria toppled the bridge that connects him to the rest of civilization and ripped the roof and walls off his house here in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, Ramón Sostre raised a weathered American flag above the wreckage.

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Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets

(Reuters) - A hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people told a U.S. television talk show on Wednesday that he heard drilling before the shooter began spraying a hallway with hundreds of rapid-fire rounds.

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Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state media

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday.

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Ford to recall about 1.3 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

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Bus failed to stop at red light in deadly NYC crash in Sept.: NTSB

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday a tour bus involved in a deadly New York crash in September in New York ran a red light when it struck a municipal city bus.

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Ford recalls 1.3 million pickups

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Texas house fire kills mother, five children in 'horrific scene'

(Reuters) - Five children and their mother were killed early on Wednesday when fire engulfed their Texas home about 100 miles east northeast of Houston, Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis told KFDM TV news.

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Ford to recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America

The No.2 U.S. automaker said the safety recall is due to frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing.

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Second federal judge blocks Trump's curbs on U.S. visitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second U.S. federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's latest effort to restrict citizens from eight countries from entering the United States, dealing another legal blow to the administration's third bid to impose travel restrictions.

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BRIEF-RAIT Financial Trust sells and divests thirteen properties totaling $128.6 million

* RAIT Financial Trust sells and divests thirteen properties totaling $128.6 million since the second quarter and completes repurchase of warrants and sars for expected $5.5 million gain

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U.S. Stood by as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

The killings in 1965-66 played to anti-Communist attitudes, and U.S. diplomats mostly stayed silent while tallying the deaths, documents show.

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Billionaire Branson targeted in $5 million scam 'straight out of le Carre'

LONDON (Reuters) - Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin group, has revealed he was targeted by a fraudster posing as Britain's defense minister who tried to get him to contribute $5 million to a supposed secret ransom payment.

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Texas to execute 'tourniquet killer' for serial rape and murder

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a man convicted of raping and murdering five children and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims.

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China's electric car output to hit one million next year: BAIC chairman

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's electric vehicle (EV) production could touch 1 million units next year and 3 million units by 2020, said Xu Heyi, chairman of carmaker BAIC Group, on Wednesday, likely exceeding a government set target.

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Kentucky city removes two Confederate statues

(Reuters) - Statues of two leaders of the Confederacy will be moved from public places in Lexington, Kentucky, to a cemetery where the men they represent are buried, an action that began quietly on Tuesday in the midst of a national debate about memorials to those who fought for the South in the U.S. Civil War.

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Verizon to pay $17.7 million to resolve school broadband probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will pay $17.7 million to resolve a probe by U.S. regulators and the Justice Department into potential payment violations related to a federal school broadband program.

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UPDATE 1-Verizon to pay $17.7 million to resolve school broadband probe

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will pay $17.7 million to resolve a probe by U.S. regulators and the Justice Department into potential payment violations related to a federal school broadband program.

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Verizon to pay $17.7 million to resolve FCC, Justice probes

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will pay $17.7 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department investigation into potential violations of competitive bidding rules for a government program that helps bring broadband service to schools and libraries.

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Chicago Aviation Dept fires two officers involved in dragging man off flight

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers for their roles in the forcible removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight in April, an incident that provoked international outrage.

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White man charged with hate crime in black Army officer's murder in Maryland

(Reuters) - A white man was indicted on a hate crime charge on Tuesday in the stabbing death of a newly commissioned black U.S. Army officer on the University of Maryland campus in May, a county prosecutor said.

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Louisiana prosecutor creates 'culture of fear' for witnesses: lawsuit

(Reuters) - New Orleans prosecutors used forged subpoenas, false evidence and the threat of jail to create "a culture of fear" to compel crime victims and witnesses to cooperate with investigators, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

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Lockdown lifted at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police lifted a lockdown at Howard University in the U.S. capital on Tuesday after finding no sign of a reported gunman on the campus, authorities said.

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Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder.

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New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.

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U.S. appeals court rejects hedge fund founder's FBI misconduct case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by hedge fund founder David Ganek, who claimed federal authorities lied to get a search warrant against his fund in an insider trading investigation.

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Police say unconfirmed report of shooter at DC's Howard University

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police are checking a report of a gunman at Howard University in the U.S. capital, authorities said on Tuesday.

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J&J wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder.

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Sixteen inmates charged with murder in Delaware prison uprising

A Delaware grand jury has indicted 16 prison inmates for first-degree murder over a February uprising during which a guard was killed and others taken hostage, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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U.S. safety board criticizes FAA, pilot on deadly U.S. balloon crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety board on Tuesday faulted U.S. aviation regulators and the pilot in the July 2016 Texas balloon crash that killed 16 people, the deadliest U.S. aviation accident in more than seven years.

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U.S. Justice Dept will review new law's impact on DEA powers: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Tuesday he was very concerned about a report that said new legislation has undermined the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to crack down on opioid dealers and said the Justice Department would review the law.

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BRIEF-Emblem announces increase in bought deal offering to $12 million

* Emblem announces increase in bought deal offering to $12 million

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Airbnb Africa arrivals more than double to 1.2 million

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc registered 1.2 million guest arrivals in Africa last year driven by the plugged-in millennial generation, its senior official said on Tuesday.

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London Art Auction for Grenfell Fire Survivors Raises $2.5 Million

Leading artists donated pieces for sale at Sotheby’s, including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Tillmans.

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BRIEF-CSX Corp qtrly revenue $2,743​ million

* CSX Corp - qtrly revenue $2,743​ million versus $2,710 million

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BRIEF-FLYHT signs USD $2.1 million sales contract with Azur Aviation

* FLYHT signs usd $2.1 million sales contract with Azur Aviation

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Trial of Islamic State beheading plot in Massachusetts nears end

BOSTON (Reuters) - The case of a Massachusetts man who prosecutors say plotted to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State nears a close on Tuesday as lawyers make closing arguments.

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Search suspended for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late on Sunday.

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London art auction raises $2.5 million for survivors of deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

LONDON (Reuters) - An auction of 31 artworks donated by some of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has raised close to 2 million pounds for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that...

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Kaepernick stands to win millions

Colin Kaepernick isn't playing this season, and that's costing him millions.

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Australia's ANZ sells pension business to IOOF for $766 million

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd has sold its pension unit to IOOF Holdings for A$975 million ($766 million), joining the rush of Australian banks quitting non-core and...

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Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist's speech

(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.

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BRIEF-Abeona Therapeutics prices offering of five million shares at $16 per share

* Pricing underwritten public offering of five million shares of common stock at a public offering price of $16.00 per share​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Australia's ANZ Bank sells pension business to IOOF for $766 million

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian No. 4 lender Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd sold its pension unit to financial services company IOOF Holdings for A$975 million ($766 million), continuing...

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Procter & Gamble says Peltz loses board seat bid by around 6 million votes

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Monday that activist hedge fund manager Nelson Peltz had lost his bid to win a seat on the consumer goods company's board by 6.15 million votes, according to its preliminary tally.

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BRIEF-Hain Celestial Group Inc says CEO Irwin Simon‍​'s FY 2017 total compensation was $5.0 million ‍​

* Hain Celestial Group Inc says CEO Irwin Simon‍​'s fy 2017 total compensation was $5.0 million versus $4.6 million in FY 2016 ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2ymM50e) Further company coverage:

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Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The driver of a truck packed with immigrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors said.

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7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus

The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl could face life sentence for endangering troops

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, a step toward resolving the politically charged case that could send him to prison for life.

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Wells Fargo brokerage to return $3.4 million for risky products

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A brokerage industry regulator on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co to return $3.4 million (2.56 million pounds) to customers after selling them inappropriate investment products, the latest sign that a culture of problematic sales practices has bled into areas outside its consumer bank.

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Daimler recalls over 1 million vehicles worldwide for air bag fix

BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Daimler AG is recalling more than 1 million Mercedes-Benz cars and sport utility vehicles worldwide to address potential unintended air bag deployments, the German automaker said on Monday.

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Wells Fargo to return $3.4 million to brokerage clients over risky products

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A brokerage industry regulator on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co to return $3.4 million to customers after selling them inappropriate investment products, the latest sign that a...

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U.S. jury finds New Jersey man guilty in 2016 Manhattan bombing

(Reuters) - A New Jersey man was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on Monday of planting two bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in September 2016, one of which exploded and wounded 30 people.

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New York jury finds New Jersey man guilty of planting Manhattan bombs in 2016

(Reuters) - A New Jersey man was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on Monday of planting two bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in September 2016, one of which exploded and wounded 30 people.

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Guantanamo detainee's appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of being the mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in a Yemeni port to go on trial before an American war crimes military tribunal.

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FINRA orders Wells Fargo to pay clients $3.4 million over sales practice issues

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co.'s clearing services and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network to pay customers $3.4 million in restitution for sales practice issues related to unsuitable recommendations of certain investment products.

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Blockchain startup Digital Asset raises $40 million

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Digital Asset, a blockchain startup funded by some of the world's largest banks, has raised $40 million as it expands globally.

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Search goes on for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The search continued for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late Sunday, sending six others to hospital with injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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BRIEF-AURORA CANNABIS ANNOUNCES $6 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT

* AURORA CANNABIS - ‍TO PROCEED WITH A CONCURRENT, NON-COMMISSIONED, NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF UP TO 2 MILLION UNITS OF CO AT PRICE OF $3.00/ UNIT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST RAISES $289 MILLION

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust :

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl to enter plea in desertion case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, accused of endangering the fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, is scheduled to enter a plea in his case on Monday.

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Six injured, one missing in Louisiana oil platform explosion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - One worker is missing and six are injured after an oil production platform operated by a New Orleans company exploded and caught fire in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday, authorities said.

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Oil rig explosion in Louisiana injures several: media

(Reuters) - An oil rig exploded in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday and at least six people were injured, authorities told local media.

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Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96

Mr. Wilbur’s poems were praised for their beauty but were criticized for their “mildness.” He was named the nation’s second poet laureate.

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Washington state boy, 13, accidentally shot dead by friend

(Reuters) - A 13-year-old boy in Washington state accidentally shot and killed his longtime friend while both boys were at a home with no adults present, authorities said on Sunday.

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Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California.

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Trump reelection campaign raised $10 million in third quarter, spent $1.1 million on legal fees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's reelection campaign raised more than $10.1 million in the third quarter of 2017 and spent $4 million, including $1.1 million on legal fees.

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Box Office: 'Happy Death Day' Crushes 'Blade Runner 2049' With $26.5 Million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Happy Death Day" has cause for celebration.

Congestion Pricing nytimes.com

Economic Trends: Why Surge Prices Make Us So Mad: What Springsteen, Home Depot, and a Nobel Winner Know

People typically don’t like it when prices fluctuate with supply and demand, but there are ways companies can make it more palatable and fair.

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Latino workers flee California wine country fires for shelters, beaches

PETALUMA, Calif./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - At the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds north of San Francisco, Spanish is the language that dominates many conversations about shelters, work and how to survive the California wine country wildfires, one of the deadliest fire events to strike the Golden State.

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Canadian says child killed, U.S. wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped.

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California wildfires rage as record death toll climbs to 35

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials in Northern California reported further headway on Friday against the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history, as the death toll rose to 35 and teams with cadaver dogs combed charred ruins for human remains.

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Five arrested in Georgia, including two law enforcement officers, over 1983 murder

(Reuters) - A decades-old investigation in the U.S. state of Georgia into the murder of a black man in 1983 culminated in the arrest of five white people on Friday, including two law enforcement officers charged with hindering the probe, officials said.

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Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple returns to Canada

TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, has returned to Canada, the Canadian government said on Friday.

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CORRECTED-Bank of America grows Merrill Edge reach to customers with thousands, not millions

NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp has been quickly expanding its reach to those who are not wealthy enough to be customers of financial advisors within its Merrill Lynch brokerage, but have enough money to open an investment account.

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Advocates for Americans held in Iran worried by Trump's hard line

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocates for Americans imprisoned by Iranian authorities said on Friday they were concerned the Trump administration's hard line on Iran would close off the chance for talks to secure the prisoners' release.

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BRIEF-Albireo Pharma files for mixed shelf of up to $125 million‍​

* Albireo Pharma Inc files for mixed shelf of up to $125 million - SEC filing‍​ ‍​ Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2i8yKC7) Further company coverage:

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CORRECTED-Bank of America grows brokerage reach to customers with thousands, not millions

NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp has been quickly expanding its reach to those who are not wealthy enough to be customers of financial advisors within its Merrill Lynch brokerage, but have enough money to open an investment account.

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UPDATE 1-Loma Negra seeks $800 million in U.S, Argentina IPO

SAO PAULO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Loma Negra Cia Industrial Argentina SA plans to raise around $800 million in an initial public offering in Argentina and the United States, as the owner of Argentina's No. 1 cement maker takes advantage of growing investor interest in the nation's companies to cut debt.

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BRIEF-Synlogic files for mixed shelf of up to $200 million

* Synlogic Inc files for mixed shelf of up to $200 million – SEC Filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2yikB9E) Further company coverage:

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Authorities capture Ohio man suspected in quadruple murders

(Reuters) - An Ohio man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of four people in a rural area of the state this week after an extensive manhunt, the local sheriff said on Friday.

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Las Vegas police say no six-minute gap in massacre response

(Reuters) - Las Vegas police said Friday that there was no six-minute gap between when a gunman shot a security guard and opened fire on an outdoor concert two weeks ago, revising their previous timeline for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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Construction starts on New Jersey bridge, a step to fixing region's rail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Construction began Friday on New Jersey's Portal Bridge, a key step forward for one of the nation's most critical infrastructure projects, but there was continuing uncertainty about its future funding.

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More than 40 people still in hospital from Las Vegas shooting

(Reuters) - There are 45 people still in Las Vegas hospitals, some of them with critical injuries sustained in the mass shooting on Oct. 1, Las Vegas police said on Friday.

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Ford offers repairs to prevent exhaust leaks in 1.4 million Explorers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Friday it will offer free repairs to North American owners of more than 1.4 million Explorer sport utility vehicles to help ensure that carbon monoxide and other exhaust gases cannot get into the vehicles, following the U.S. government's decision to upgrade an investigation into the issue in July.

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Loma Negra plans to raise $800 million in U.S.-Argentina IPO

SAO PAULO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Loma Negra Cia Industrial Argentina SA, the country's largest cement producer, plans to raise up to $800 million in an initial public offering in Argentina and the United States.

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Man finds $24M lottery ticket in old shirt

Everyone has that spot in their house or car where they let the mail and receipts pile up.

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They have one-way tickets, paid for by Washington

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Military helicopter teams bring aid to Puerto Rico

Sixteen days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, Maria de Lourdes Sandoval heard helicopters over her village of Bajura.

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World's largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

LONDON (Reuters) - "The Pink Raj", an intense pink diamond described by experts as the world's largest, is expected to fetch up to $30 million when it is auctioned in Geneva next month.

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Trump says Puerto Ricans are 'wonderful,' have 'unmatched spirit'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised the people of Puerto Rico on Friday, calling them "wonderful" and praising their "unmatched spirit" as the U.S. territorial island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria and he weathers criticism for his handling of the aftermath.

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BRIEF-UR-ENERGY Q3 SALES C$11.7 MILLION

* UR-ENERGY INC - ‍DO NOT CURRENTLY ANTICIPATE ANY SALES IN Q4​

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Two North Carolina prison employees killed during escape attempt

(Reuters) - Two employees at a North Carolina prison were killed on Thursday, during an escape attempt that involved fires set in the facility, but no inmate broke out, officials said.

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Texas executes man convicted of killing prison guard with shank

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a man on Thursday convicted of murdering a prison guard in 1999, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life despite arguments by his lawyers that he was innocent.

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Texas executes man convicted of murdering guard with shank

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a man on Thursday convicted of murdering a prison guard in 1999, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life despite arguments by his lawyers that he was innocent.

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Four U.S. 'sanctuary cities' may be violating law: U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law that says local governments cannot limit information sharing with U.S. immigration officials.

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Las Vegas gunman fired on guard and crowd at about same time: MGM

(Reuters) - The owner of the hotel where a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on Thursday provided a new version of the timeline, suggesting there was no time for hotel staff to warn police.

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Supreme Court rejects appeal, clears way for Texas execution

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme rejected a last-minute appeal from a Texas inmate about an hour before his planned execution on Thursday for murdering a prison guard in 1999.

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North Carolina prison on lockdown, several employees injured

(Reuters) - An escape attempt at a North Carolina prison in which fires were set left several employees injured on Thursday, and the facility was placed on lockdown, officials said.

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Las Vegas gunman fired on guard, crowd at about same time: MGM

(Reuters) - The owner of the hotel from which a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on Thursday provided a new version of the timeline, suggesting there was no time for hotel staff to warn police.

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Oklahoma jury recommends death sentence for man who beheaded co-worker

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma jury recommended the death penalty on Thursday for a man who beheaded a co-worker with a kitchen knife at a food processing and distribution plant south of Oklahoma City about three years ago, court officials said.

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Employees hurt, fires set in attempted escape at North Carolina prison

(Reuters) - Police rushed to a North Carolina prison on Thursday after fires were set and several of the facility's employees were injured during an attempted escape, officials said.

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BRIEF-Solium announces $40 million bought deal financing

* Solium Capital Inc - entered into agreement pursuant to which underwriters agreed to purchase 3.90 million common shares at $10.25 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Endocyte Inc files for mixed shelf of upto $150 million

* Endocyte Inc says in addition, selling stockholders may offer and sell, up to 5.3 million shares of co's common stock‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2i7ELz2) Further company coverage:

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Subway Delays Cost New Yorkers Millions Annually, Report Finds

A study by the city’s Independent Budget Office estimated weekday subway delays resulted in $307 million of lost work time in a 12-month period.

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Insider trading suspect out of U.S. jail as judge weighs 'Jekyll & Hyde' risk

BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Akebia Therapeutics Inc employee accused of insider trading was released from jail on Thursday despite a judge's concern that the man's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" tendencies could lead him to violate his bail conditions.

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Four U.S. 'sanctuary cities' may be violating law: U.S. Attorney General Sessions

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law that says local governments cannot limit information sharing with U.S. immigration officials.

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Hundreds missing, 24 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 24 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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Sanofi boosts vaccines business with 170 million euro investment

VAL-DE-REUIL, France (Reuters) - Sanofi on Thursday expressed confidence in the growth of its influenza vaccines after committing to invest 170 million euros to expand its manufacturing facility at Val-de-Reuil in north-western France.

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New York police say investigating 2004 claim of Weinstein sex assault

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department said on Thursday it is investigating an allegation of sexual assault by movie producer Harvey Weinstein in 2004.

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Attorney General says four 'sanctuary cities' may be violating the law

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law which requires them to communicate with federal immigration officials about a person's citizenship status.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl to enter plea in military court

(Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for five years, will enter a plea in his court-martial at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on Monday, the Army said in an emailed statement.

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U.S. Justice Dept says sanctuary cities are violating the law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department singled out five cities and counties on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law which requires them to communicate with federal immigration officials about a person's citizenship status.

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Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year

ZURICH (Reuters) - While London's sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland's waste system is flecked with silver and gold.

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Thailand cuts 2017 tourist arrivals forecast to 33-34 million: minister

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's tourism minister on Thursday said the country expects 33 to 34 million visitors this year, down from an earlier forecast of 35 million.

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Thailand cuts 2017 tourism forecast to 33-34 million visitors: tourism minister

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's tourism minister on Thursday said the country expects 33 to 34 million visitors this year, down from an earlier ministry forecast of 35 million.

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Sanofi invests 170 million euros in French vaccines facility

PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi will invest 170 million euros ($202 million) to expand its vaccines manufacturing site at Val-de-Reuil in north-western France, in a drive aimed at boosting the production of one of its influenza vaccines.

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BRIEF-MDC Holdings announces offering of $150 million of 6 pct senior notes

* Announces offering of additional $150 million of 6.000% senior notes due 2043

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BRIEF-Micron prices 29.3 million shares at $41 per share

* Says offering of 29.3 million common shares priced at $41.00 per share

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Illinois man charged with kidnapping, death of Chinese scholar

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois man accused of abducting a Chinese visiting scholar at the University of Illinois faces a new charge of kidnapping resulting in death and was arraigned on Wednesday.

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Las Vegas police chief says response to gunman came 'as quick as possible'

(Reuters) - Las Vegas police are getting closer to finding an explanation for why a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the city's police chief said on Wednesday, as he defended the speed of the department's response to the massacre.

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Florida businessman admits to bribery scheme at Venezuela's PDVSA

(Reuters) - The part owner of several Florida-based energy companies on Wednesday became the latest person to plead guilty as part of an ongoing U.S. investigation into bribery at Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA.

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New York lawyer gets two years in prison for tax evasion scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York lawyer charged with failing to report more than $3 million of income from tax shelter and other transactions he handled at the law firm Herrick Feinstein, where he led the tax practice, was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday.

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New York man arrested, charged with threatening 'Las Vegas repeat'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man has been arrested on charges that he threatened employees of a Colorado software company with a "Las Vegas repeat" days after a gunman opened fire on a crowd from his Las Vegas hotel room, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Adma Biologics Inc files for offering of up to $28.75‍​ million of common stock

* Adma Biologics Inc files for offering of up to $28.75‍​ million of common stock Source text: (http://bit.ly/2gvC2f8) Further company coverage:

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Taiwan fines Qualcomm $774 million for antitrust violations

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc faces an antitrust fine in Taiwan, the latest in a years-long streak of regulatory setbacks to its business model that comes as it also fights U.S. regulators and iPhone maker Apple Inc in court over many of the same legal issues.

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Three-quarters of Americans favor higher taxes for wealthy: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As President Donald Trump promotes a tax plan that critics say would raise the federal deficit by slashing corporate rates and eliminating some taxes paid by the rich, some three-quarters of Americans believe the wealthiest should pay more, Reuters/Ipsos polling shows.

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Ten charged in booze-fueled death of Louisiana State fraternity pledge

(Reuters) - Ten men have been charged in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge who had more than six times the legal blood alcohol limit after a night of suspected booze-fueled hazing, officials said on Wednesday.

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Utah police lieutenant demoted over arrest of nurse over blood draw

(Reuters) - A Utah police lieutenant who ordered a detective to arrest a nurse after she refused to let the detective take a blood sample from an unconscious patient without a warrant was demoted on Wednesday, according to a police spokesman and police records.

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Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to join, earn Eagle Scout rank

(Reuters) - In a historic shift, the Boy Scouts of America will let girls enroll in Cub Scouts starting next year and allow them to eventually earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout through a separate program, the organization said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-True North Commercial REIT announces $106.1 million of urban acquisitions

* True North Commercial REIT announces significant $106.1 million of urban acquisitions totalling 492,900 SF in Victoria, GTA, Ottawa, Halifax and Cambridge and a $25 million equity offering

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Taiwan fines Qualcomm $774 million for anti-trust violations

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission said on Wednesday it would fine U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc T$23.4 billion ($774.14 million) for anti-trust violations of its chip technology.

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Bloomberg's charity donates $64 million to 'war on coal'

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity gave another $64 million to a campaign that aims to slash the number of U.S. coal-fired plants by two thirds by 2020, he said on Wednesday.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, schools on partial lockdown after threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white nationalist protest over a Confederate statue turned deadly this summer, were under a partial lockdown on Wednesday after the FBI discovered a potential online threat, authorities said.

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Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to join Cub, Eagle scout programs

(Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America will allow girls to enroll into its Cub Scouts through a new separate program and allow them to eventually earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout starting in 2018, the organization said in a statement on Wednesday.

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U.S. justices question Arab Bank liability in militant attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled concern about allowing companies to be sued under American law for human rights abuses abroad in a case involving allegations that Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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BET Hip Hop Awards 2017: The winners list

The BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 delivered plenty of buzzy moments, as always.

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Ten charged in death of Louisiana State fraternity pledge

(Reuters) - Police have charged 10 people in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of suspected alcohol-fueled hazing at the social group's house, the school said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Veolia awarded $70 million‍​ contract with Antero Resources

* AWARDED CONTRACT WITH OIL AND GAS OPERATOR ANTERO RESOURCES; CONTRACT FOR UP TO 10-YEARS AND IS WORTH $70 MILLION‍​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2yEHPdb Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom:)

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CSX CEO Harrison apologizes to rail customers, defends strategy

(Reuters) - CSX Corp's chief executive apologized to customers for months of service disruptions at the No. 3 U.S. railroad but passionately defended his operating strategy, at a hearing on Wednesday called by the top U.S. rail regulator.

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Taiwan Fair Trade Commission fines Qualcomm more than $700 million

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission said on Wednesday it will fine U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc T$23.4 billion ($774.14 million) for anti-trust violations of its chip technology.

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U.S. heating costs forecast to be higher this winter: EIA

(Reuters) - Most U.S. households can expect higher heating expenditures this winter than in the previous two years, according to the government's Winter Fuels Outlook due to be released at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) on Wednesday.

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Scientists find gold worth $2 million in Swiss sewage

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Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress to plead guilty

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday after being charged with try to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever.

Awards, Decorations and Honors nytimes.com

MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

The MacArthur fellowship this year honors 24 artists, scholars, activists and others chosen for exceptional “originality, insight and potential.”

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U.S. Navy says deadly McCain collision was preventable, relieves ship commander

TOKYO (Reuters) - The collision of the USS McCain with a merchant ship near Singapore that killed 10 sailors was preventable, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday after it relieved the warships commander and his deputy from their duties.