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Bergdahl to enter plea in desertion case

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The US Army will conduct a court-martial hearing in the desertion case of Bowe Bergdahl, who is expected to enter a plea before the court. [Source]

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Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centers: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data center operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centers in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.

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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan army personnel in Kabul: defense ministry

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives on Saturday outside Afghanistan's top military training center in Kabul, killing at least 15 soldiers, a military spokesman said.

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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan army personnel in Kabul: defense ministry spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives outside an Afghan military training centre in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, a military spokesman said, the latest attack in a particularly deadly week for Afghanistan's security forces.

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BRIEF-Alimera Sciences says co entered into a common stock sales agreement with HC Wainwright & Co LLC

* Alimera Sciences Inc says ‍on Oct 20, co entered into a common stock sales agreement with HC Wainwright & Co LLC - SEC filing

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Thailand enters 'War on Sugar' with tax on sweetened beverages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thailand has slapped tariffs on sugar likely to hit $9 million worth of U.S. beverage exports, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, as one of the top producers of the sweetener joins a growing list of regions implementing such taxes.

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BRIEF-Tesla Inc says certain units of co enters into amendment to warehouse agreements

* Tesla Inc - on October 18, certain units of co entered into amendment to warehouse agreements

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BRIEF-HB Fuller Co entered into term loan credit agreement ‍on Oct. 20​

* HB Fuller Co - ‍on October 20, co entered into a term loan credit agreement​

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BRIEF-Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approves settlement in Hawaii Water Service's Pukalani Rate Case

* Hawaii Public Utilities commission approves settlement in Hawaii Water Service's Pukalani rate case

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In Kirkuk, Kurds' joy turns to fear after Iraqi army takeover

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Turkmen and Arab shoppers stroll through an open-air food market in an ethnically mixed area of Kirkuk, haggling over the price of tomatoes and gossiping about their neighbors.

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BRIEF-Summer Infant enters into amended credit agreement

* Summer Infant - ‍amended existing credit facility to provide near-term financial flexibility as result of bankruptcy filing by Toys "R" Us on Sept 18​

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Cycling: Doctor at center of 'jiffy bag' probe resigns due to ill health

LONDON (Reuters) - The British Cycling doctor at the center of Team Sky's "jiffy bag" saga has resigned due to ill health, the organization said in a statement on Friday.

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BRIEF-‍Nicox enters research collaboration with Re-Vana Therapeutics

* ‍Nicox enters research collaboration with Re-Vana Therapeutics on its next generation of stand-alone no-donors in a novel sustained release ophthalmic formulation​

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Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

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BRIEF-Mammoth Energy's Cobra subsidiary enters into contract for rebuilding Puerto Rico's energy infrastructure​

* ‍Mammoth Energy announces that its Cobra subsidiary has entered into a contract to aid in rebuilding of Puerto Rico's energy infrastructure​

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BRIEF-Westwood Holdings says ‍on Oct 13, Westwood, AGF investments entered into settlement relating to previously disclosed litigation between parties

* Westwood Holdings Group - ‍on Oct 13, Westwood, AGF investments entered into a settlement relating to previously disclosed litigation between parties​

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Brazil's former Olympic chief to stand trial in Rio 2016 bribes case

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman will stand trial for his role in a corruption case involving alleged bribery aimed at making Rio de Janeiro the host of the 2016 Games, a Brazilian judge decided on Thursday.

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Whirlpool seeks 50 percent duties on LG, Samsung washers in U.S. trade case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Whirlpool and GE Appliances asked a U.S. trade panel on Thursday to recommend 50 percent import duties on large residential washing machines to ensure that rivals LG and Samsung follow through on plans to shift washer production to the United States.

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BRIEF-Abercrombie & Fitch Co enters second amendment to credit agreement

* Abercrombie & Fitch Co - ‍as of Oct. 19, unit of co entered second amendment to credit agreement

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Kurdish officials say thousands flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish officials said on Thursday thousands of their people had fled Kirkuk region fearing persecution since Iraqi armed forces retook it following a referendum on Kurdish independence that was rejected by Baghdad.

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UPDATE 2-US and UK regulators probe banks' ties to S.Africa's Gupta case

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Regulators in the United States and Britain are looking into links between South Africa's Gupta family, the country's government, and banks they may have used to move money amid an escalating graft probe.

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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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Afghan Army Unit Nearly Wiped Out as New Taliban Tactic Takes Toll

Forty-three soldiers were killed after militants drove stolen Humvees packed with explosives into an army base, mirroring a tactic used in two recent attacks.

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100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover: Kurdish officials

ERBIL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk for fear of sectarian reprisals since Iraqi government forces took over the city after a Kurdish independence referendum condemned by Baghdad, regional Kurdish officials said on Thursday.

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Uganda confirms one case of Ebola-like Marburg virus

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Uganda has confirmed one case of Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday.

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Nawaz Sharif, Ousted Pakistani Leader, Is Indicted in Corruption Case

The charges against the former prime minister stem from his family’s ownership of expensive residential property in London.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trumpist Case for Janet Yellen

For his own sake, the president should reappoint the Federal Reserve chairwoman.

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BRIEF-CME Group and Japan Exchange Group enter into agreement to launch Japanese YEN-denominated topix futures contract on CME ‍​

* CME Group and Japan Exchange Group enter into agreement to launch Japanese yen-denominated topix futures contract on cme ‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Hewlett Packard Enterprise says sees fy 2018 non-gaap earnings per share $1.15 to $1.25

* ‍Board approves dividend increase of 15% to $0.075 per share​

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Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Ksenia Sobchak, a TV journalist who has long paraded her glamorous life on social media, says she will be the voice of Russians without one.

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Congresswoman, Describing Call to Army Widow, Criticizes Trump for His Comments

“That is not what you say to a grieving widow,” congresswoman says of president’s comment that soldier “knew what he was signing up for.”

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Fusion GPS partners plead Fifth before House Intel

Two partners at the intelligence firm that produced the dossier of memos alleging Russian efforts to aid Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Wednesday declined to answer questions before the House intelligence committee.

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RPT-U.S. judge says he may reject plea deal with Novelion's Aegerion

BOSTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday said he may reject a plea agreement that was part of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc's $35 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve claims related to its marketing of an expensive cholesterol drug.

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U.S. judge says he may reject plea deal with Novelion's Aegerion

BOSTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday said he may reject a plea agreement that was part of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc's $35 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve claims related to its marketing of an expensive cholesterol drug.

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Op-Ed Contributor: There’s No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case

Congress, not the Supreme Court, should decide the fate of data held abroad.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Playing by the Rules After Breaking Them in Foster Care

After nine years of tumult moving from home to home, Shaquille Samuel, 23, now possesses a Regents diploma, a food handler’s license and motivation for a brighter future.

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UPDATE 3-Assurant enters Asia-Pacific with $1.9 bln Warranty Group deal

* Warranty provides extended warranty contracts on consumer goods (Adds link to Breakingviews item)

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Trump Denies Telling Army Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For’

A Democratic representative from Florida said she overheard a phone call the president made to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a Green Beret who was killed in an ambush in Niger.

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BRIEF-Stericycle enters into settlement with plaintiffs

* Stericycle says ‍on Oct 17, co entered into settlement with plaintiffs, counsel in a multidistrict litigation proceeding - SEC filing ​

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BRIEF-Radian enters into three-year, $225 mln unsecured revolving credit facility​

* Radian improves financial flexibility, strengthens capital structure and provides update on restructuring of services business

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Canada's Corus Entertainment posts 15.7 pct rise in qtrly profit

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Canadian media company Corus Entertainment Inc reported a 15.7 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher advertising revenue.

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Underdog center-left party may outperform expectations in Japan snap poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - A new center-left party pledging to bring "bottom up" democracy to Japan may prove the surprise success story of an election on Sunday, although the party is forecast to win a mere sliver of seats compared to Prime Minister Shinto Abe's ruling bloc.

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Corus Entertainment to sell channels to Bell Media for C$200 mln

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Canadian media company Corus Entertainment Inc said on Tuesday it would sell French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ to BCE Inc's unit Bell Media for about C$200 million ($159.71 million).

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Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering United States

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week.

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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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A 100-Car Army of Sound in Los Angeles

A new composition by Ryoji Ikeda created a wash of sound — car stereos blaring variations on the note A — as part of the Red Bull Music Academy festival.

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Do Trump's resort and hotel holdings violate ethics rules? Judge to hear case Wednesday

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UPDATE 1-Brazil hails WTO decision in chicken case against Indonesia

BRASÍLIA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Brazil said it may renew chicken exports to Indonesia as early as 2018 after a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruled on Tuesday that the Southeast Asian country's restrictions on such imports from the South American nation were unjustified.

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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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Transenterix won't compete head-on with Intuitive Surgical: CEO

(Reuters) - Transenterix Inc's chief executive played down on Tuesday the threat posed by his company's surgical robotic system to market leader Intuitive Surgical Inc, saying he did not expect the two to compete head on.

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BRIEF-CANADA RARE EARTH ‍ENTERS INTO LOI TO FORM JV WITH OWNERS OF PROSPECTIVE RARE EARTH PROPERTY

* ‍ENTERED INTO A LOI TO FORM JV WITH OWNERS OF PROSPECTIVE RARE EARTH PROPERTY SITUATED IN SOUTH AMERICA​

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U.S. top court drops Leidos contracting fraud case after settlement

Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday canceled arguments in a securities fraud dispute involving Virginia-based government contractor Leidos Inc after the company and investors told the court they had reached a settlement.

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Brazil wins WTO chicken case against Indonesia, advisor says

BRASÍLIA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization panel has ruled in favor of Brazil regarding barriers on chicken imports that had been imposed by Indonesia on the South American nation, said consultancy Barral M Jorge & Associados, which advised Brazil on the case.

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U.S. indicts two Chinese in major fentanyl trafficking case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making and selling highly addictive fentanyl to Americans over the internet.

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EasyJet sees no need to enter long-haul given M&A options in Europe: CEO

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British budget airline easyJet won't enter the rapidly growing low-cost, long-haul market given its abundance of options to buy parts of failed European airlines, CEO Carolyn McCall said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Camping World Holdings acquires Cooper's RV Center

* Camping world holdings continues rapid expansion of RV dealerships with acquisition of pittsburgh area, Cooper's RV center

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Vietnam '67: The Moral Case for Draft Resistance

Many protesters risked jail not to avoid serving in Vietnam, but to dissent against what they believed was an unjust war.

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Patently tough: Long road ahead for Qualcomm in China case against Apple

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc wants to hit Apple Inc where it hurts most: iPhone sales in China - one of its biggest global markets where most of its flagship smartphones are made.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty

Donald Trump called the Army sergeant a “dirty rotten traitor” for leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009.

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Italy's Berlusconi says center-right agrees pact on next PM candidate

ROME (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday he and the leader of the Northern League had agreed a pact to choose the candidate to head an eventual center-right governing coalition, a newspaper reported.

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Trump-McConnell lovefest takes center stage

President Trump lays it on thick with "Mitch." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the lovefest.

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Melbourne Journal: For Older Gays Who Might Re-Enter the Closet, a Ball Invites Them Out

As Australia votes on same-sex marriage, a party honors gay, transgender and intersex people who helped pave the way for rights and recognition.

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Airbus buys stake in jet program at center of potential trade war

Airbus (EADSY)on Monday announced it was acquiring a majority stake in rival Bombardier's embattled C Series airliner program, reshaping the landscape in the transatlantic battle against plane maker Boeing.

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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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Cold case no more: Police arrest 5 in 1983 slaying

Heather Coggins was 6 years old when her Uncle Tim was killed in what police say was a vicious, racially motivated murder in the tiny hamlet of Sunny Side, Georgia.

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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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Asia and Australia Edition: Ophelia, Kirkuk, Bowe Bergdahl: Your Tuesday Briefing

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, 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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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, accused of endangering fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, pleaded guilty on Monday to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

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Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy via his attorney Monday. Bergdahl was charged after he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was held in captivity by the Taliban until May 2014. The Taliban released Bergdahl in a prisoner swap for five detainees at Guantanamo Bay. During questioning from a judge, Bergdahl said Monday, "I left my observation post on my own." He also said, "I understand leaving was against the law."

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Bowe Bergdahl, Called a ‘Traitor’ by President Trump, Pleads Guilty

Sergeant Bergdahl left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for about five years. He was released in 2014 in a prisoner swap.

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Weinstein Co enters talks over potential sale

(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks for a sale of the bulk of its assets with private equity firm Colony Capital, the two companies said in a statement on Monday. http://reut.rs/2ykT2if

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BRIEF-Athersys enters agreement with Garnet to settle intellectual property disagreements

* Athersys says ‍on Oct 12, co entered into agreement with Garnet to settle intellectual property disagreements between parties​ - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zcHTNn) Further company coverage:

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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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Corruption case against U.S. Senator Menendez may fall apart

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The heart of the bribery case against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez could collapse mid-trial on Monday, after the judge overseeing the trial suggested he might throw out the most serious charges in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the definition of corruption.

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Austrian vote gives mandate to far right to enter coalition talks

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrians shifted to the right in Sunday's parliamentary elections, giving the far-right Freedom Party a mandate to enter coalition talks with young conservative victor Sebastian Kurz, who fell short of a parliamentary majority.

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Philippine army says unconfirmed reports two key rebel leaders dead

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine armed forces said on Monday that unconfirmed battlefield reports indicate the military had killed two leaders of the pro-Islamic State alliance holed up in a southern city for nearly five months.

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To Inspire Young Communists, China Turns to ‘Red Army’ Schools

President Xi Jinping is reshaping political education across China’s schools for a new era — patriotic hymns and ancient poems included.

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BRIEF-Alibaba Health Information Technology enters supply framework agreement with Alibaba Singapore​

* On Oct 15, co entered into supply framework agreement with Alibaba Singapore​

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Aiding Transgender Case, Sessions Defies His Image on Civil Rights

In an unusual move, the attorney general has sent a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Storm Victim Finds Help, and Purpose, at a Houston Food Bank

After Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, the Neediest Cases Fund donated to Feeding America, supporting food banks like the one Dorothy Edmundson came to lean on.

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Turkish army expands deployment in Syria's northwest: rebels

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Turkish army is expanding its deployment in northwest Syria with the goal of encircling a Kurdish enclave and reining in Russian strikes in the Idlib border province under a deal to reduce clashes, rebels and witnesses said on Sunday.

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Times Insider: New York Times Recipe Commenters (Politely) Spill Their Guts

Communities like NYT Cooking can feel like a safe space in which to vent.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Tradition of Helping Neediest Cases Inspires Readers to Give Back

Donors to the fund, now in its 106th year, have followed in the footsteps of loved ones and mentors, and have also been motivated to contribute by stories they connected with.

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French army charter plane crashes in Ivory Coast, four Moldovans killed

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Four Moldovan citizens were killed and two others were injured when a cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the sea near the airport in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, on Saturday, Ivorian and French officials said.

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Why a New York Court Case Has Rattled Turkey’s President

The Turkish government has dismissed telephone recordings as fabrications concocted by treasonous adversaries. But United States prosecutors have taken a different view.

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Activists say dozens of busses enter Syria's Raqqa as battle with IS nears end

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Dozens of busses entered Syria's Islamic State-held Raqqa city overnight, an activist group with sources in Raqqa said on Saturday.

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Race car driver Scott Tucker found guilty in U.S. payday lending case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Friday convicted a race car driver who is also a Kansas businessman of crimes stemming from his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $2 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

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Constitution natgas pipe could enter service by first half 2019

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Constitution Pipeline said on Friday that its natural gas pipe from Pennsylvania to New York could enter service as early as the first half of 2019 if it gets the necessary regulatory approvals.

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BRIEF-Bridgeline Digital entered into loan and security agreement with Montage Capital II, L.P.

* Bridgeline Digital inc says ‍on Oct 10 co entered into a loan and security agreement with Montage Capital II, L.P. - Sec Filing

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BRIEF-Walter Investment Management says entered into a clean-up call agreement with Capital One, National Association​

* Walter Investment Management Corp - ‍on October 1, unit of co entered into a clean-up call agreement with Capital One, National Association​

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BRIEF-Extraction Oil & Gas entered certain increase agreement

* Co entered certain increase agreement, joinder and amendment no. 1 to amended agreement to amended agreement dated Aug. 16, 2017​

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Review: ‘Professor Marston,’ With Kinks! Pleasures! Female Power!

In “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” the writer-director Angela Robinson tells a knotty story with wit, sympathy and economy.

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Amazon steps up UK expansion drive with new distribution center

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon said on Friday it would open a new distribution center in Bolton, northwest England, in 2018, stepping up its expansion drive in its third-largest market outside North America.

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Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya Muslims

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many saying they witnessed killings, rape and arson by troops.

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BRIEF-K2M Group Holdings enters into an amendment to senior secured credit facilities credit agreement

* K2M Group Holdings - ‍entered into an amendment to co's senior secured credit facilities credit agreement, dated as of October 29, 2012​ - Sec filing

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BRIEF-Greenhill & Co enters credit agreement

* Greenhill & Co Inc - ‍on October 12, co entered credit agreement - sec filing​

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Amazon to open new distribution center in north west England

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon said on Friday it planned to open a new fulfillment center in Bolton, north west England, in 2018 and will begin recruiting 1,200 permanent jobs in the latest expansion in Britain.

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BRIEF-Slate Retail REIT says to acquire National Hills Shopping Center for $24.7 mln

* Slate Retail REIT announces purchase of National Hills Shopping Center in Georgia​

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BRIEF-Biohaven enters two separate subscription agreements with Kleo

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd

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First Turkish military convoy enters Syria's Idlib

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A first convoy of the military operation that Turkey is carrying out in Syria's Idlib province crossed into the area late on Thursday, two rebels and a witness said.

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BRIEF-City Office REIT says unit of co entered into loan agreement with Metropolitan Life Insurance

* City Office REIT Inc says on Oct 5 unit of co entered into loan agreement with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - SEC Filing

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Pakistan army rescues kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and three children

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's army said on Thursday it had rescued a kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children after receiving intelligence from the United States, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan.

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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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Bergdahl to enter plea in desertion case

The US Army will conduct a court-martial hearing in the desertion case of Bowe Bergdahl, who is expected to enter a plea before the court.

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Swiss open criminal case against former FIFA official Valcke, beIN CEO

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal proceeding against former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and Qatar's beIN Media Chief Executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the latest escalation in their ongoing investigation into corruption in soccer.

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BRIEF-S&W Seed says co entered into a securities purchase agreement with CEO Mark Wong

* S&W Seed - On Oct 11, co entered into a securities purchase agreement with co's CEO Mark Wong

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Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims 'not natives,' numbers fleeing exaggerated

YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing.

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Irish court gives $1 billion Apple data center green light

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Apple may proceed to build a 850 million euro ($1 billion) data center in Ireland, the High Court ruled on Thursday, bringing relief for the government after a two-year planning delay which it feared could hurt its reputation with investors.

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Oxford to become first UK city to ban petrol and diesel cars from center

LONDON (Reuters) - The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its center as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution.

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BRIEF-Alexander & Baldwin says its unit entered into rate lock commitment

* Alexander & Baldwin - ‍on Oct 10, co's unit entered into rate lock commitment to draw $50 million under its second amended and restated note purchase and private shelf agreement​ Source text : (http://bit.ly/2ydZ1VY) Further company coverage:

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Apple's $1 billion data center gets Irish High Court green light

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's High Court on Thursday ruled that a 850 million euro ($1 billion) data center planned by Apple in the west of Ireland may proceed, dismissing an environmental challenge made by three people.

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BRIEF-Microsoft says Wipro to host several business-critical enterprise applications on Azure​

* Says Wipro to host several business-critical enterprise applications on Azure​ Source text: [Microsoft today announced that Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company has migrated its IT Infrastructure to Microsoft Cloud and is hosting a majority of its business-critical enterprise applications on Azure] Further company coverage:

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Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing.

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Syrian army battles Islamic State in al-Mayadin town: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have captured areas of Islamic State-held al-Mayadin in eastern Syria, a Hezbollah-run military news outlet reported on Thursday, in an advance into the jihadist group's main urban base of operations in Syria.

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Chile's divided center-left pledges unity for presidential runoff

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Center-left lawmakers in Chile pledged on Wednesday to unify and support a single candidate in any eventual runoff against conservative candidate Sebastian Pinera, who is leading in polls for this year's presidential race.

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U.S. judge allows Dakota pipeline to run as Army conducts study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil can keep flowing through the contested Dakota Access Pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts a new environmental review of the duct through next April, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

Venture Capital nytimes.com

Entrepreneurship: As ‘Unicorns’ Emerge, Utah Makes a Case for Tech Entrepreneurs

In an area called “Silicon Slopes,” at least five start-ups are valued at more than $1 billion, a sign that Utah has become a growing force for tech incubation.

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BRIEF-Simmons First National enters Revolving Credit Agreement with U.S. Bank National Association

* Simmons First National - ‍on October 6, 2017, co entered into a Revolving Credit Agreement with U.S. Bank National Association and executed unsecured revolving credit note​

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BRIEF-Applied Optoelectronics' unit enters into Early Termination Agreement with Chailease Finance

* Applied Optoelectronics - ‍on Oct. 5, 2017, unit of co entered into an Early Termination Agreement with Chailease Finance Co., Ltd - SEC filing​

environmentNews reuters.com

U.S. judge allows Dakota oil pipeline to keep running as Army conducts study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil can keep flowing through the contested Dakota Access Pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts a new environmental review of the duct through next April, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

Epidemics nytimes.com

Seychelles Reports a Case of Plague

A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country.

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BRIEF-ADMA Biologics ‍enters into credit agreement for up to $40 mln with affiliated entities of Marathon Asset Management​

* ADMA Biologics Inc - ‍entered into a credit agreement for up to $40 million with affiliated entities of marathon asset management​

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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.

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'Cynical' Myanmar army operation aimed at preventing Rohingya return, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar security forces have brutally driven out half a million Rohingya from northern Rakhine state, torching their homes, crops and villages to prevent them from returning, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: The Frightful Five Want to Rule Entertainment. They Are Hitting Limits.

Apple, Google and other tech giants are pushing deeper into cultural industries — and stumbling in ways that suggest a certain cluelessness.

cnn.com

Trump's 'so-called judge' to hear contraceptive mandate case

The federal judge who President Donald Trump called a "so-called judge" after temporarily blocking the travel ban may help decide the fate of yet another Trump administration mandate.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal of Case on Expired Travel Ban

New limits on nine countries led the justices to remove the earlier case from their docket. Another case still being considered will probably also be dismissed.

cnn.com

Former Trump adviser Carter Page says he'll plead the Fifth

Former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page told CNN Monday he is going to plead the Fifth Amendment to keep from turning over a "vast array" of documents the Senate Intelligence committee requested, which he said is "beyond the charter" of the inquiry.

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U.S. top court asks Justice Department for views in Apple antitrust case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Trump administration for its views on whether to hear Apple Inc's bid to avoid a class-action lawsuit accusing the tech giant of inflating consumer prices by charging illegally high commissions on iPhone software sales through its App Store.

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to review computer hacking cases

WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sidestepped a growing controversy over who can give permission to access a computer, a debate that goes to the core of what constitutes hacking in this era of widespread use of the internet and social media.

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BRIEF-Camping World Holdings says co's unit entered into a second amendment to credit agreement

* Camping World Holdings Inc - ‍on October 6, unit entered into a second amendment to credit agreement dated as of November 8, 2016​ - SEC filing

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

‘I Have the Energy’: Dianne Feinstein Makes Case for a 6th Term

Some Democrats had hoped Senator Feinstein, 84, would step aside to make way for new Democratic blood. Not so. “I’m all in,” she announced on Twitter.

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EU's center-right FinMins back Spain in Catalan crisis: Spain

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Europe's center-right finance ministers support Spain's central government in dismissing a contested independence referendum in the country's Catalonia region, Spain's finance minister said.

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BRIEF-Nicox and pSivida enter strategic collaboration agreement

* REG-NICOX AND PSIVIDA ENTER STRATEGIC COLLABORATION AGREEMENT TO DEVELOP SUSTAINED RELEASE DRUG TO LOWER INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE IN PATIENTS WITH GLAUCOMA

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BRIEF-Nicox and pSivida enter collaboration agreement to develop sustained release drug for glaucoma patients​

* Nicox-Co and pSivida enter strategic collaboration agreement to develop sustained release drug to lower intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma​

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BRIEF-Medtronic to establish innovation center in Chengdu

* Medtronic-‍within five years of operation, projects an annual training capacity of approximately 7,000 healthcare professionals at Chengdu Center​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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US Army chief: There are 'no risk-free options' on North Korea

US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley made clear Monday what a bind the US is in when it comes to solving the challenge of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, stating there are "no risk-free options" but said there is also not an "indefinite amount of time" to solve the crisis.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Shania Twain back on top, Tom Petty re-enters U.S. charts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shania Twain's first studio album in 15 years debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts, while rocker Tom Petty's death sent his music soaring back onto the U.S. charts.

cnn.com

Melania Trump to visit West Virginia opioid treatment center

First lady Melania Trump will embark on a visit Tuesday morning to Huntington, West Virginia, with the specific purpose of visiting Lily's Place, an infant recovery center that helps families dealing with addiction.

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BRIEF-Lockheed Martin to deliver Apache Sensor systems under new U.S. army contract

* Lockheed Martin delivering next-generation Apache Sensor systems under new U.S. Army contract

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BRIEF-Equinix acquires Istanbul data center from Zenium

* Says ‍has acquired Zenium data center business in Istanbul from existing shareholders in an all-cash transaction for U.S. $93 million.​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) nytimes.com

After Las Vegas Shooting, a Tight-Lipped Sheriff Faces a Maddening Case

Joseph Lombardo, the head of the Las Vegas police, must grapple with finding the motive for a horrific mass shooting while keeping the public calm and reporters at bay.

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West edges towards punishing Myanmar army leaders over Rohingya crisis: sources

YANGON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States are considering targeted sanctions against Myanmar military leaders over an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, officials familiar with the discussions say.

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Turkish army surveys Syria's Idlib before deployment: sources

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Turkish army reconnaissance team visited Syria's Idlib province on Sunday, a senior Syrian rebel said, before a planned deployment by Turkish-backed rebels to try to bolster a deal to reduce warfare in northwest Syria.

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Scottish independence case helped by "Brexit chaos": Sturgeon

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's struggles to chart a way out of the European Union are boosting the case for Scottish independence, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday, but she shied away from committing to a date for another referendum vote.

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Turkish military vehicles enter Syria's Idlib: sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish military vehicles entered Syria's Idlib province on Sunday under escort from the Tahrir al-Sham jihadist alliance, a resident of the Syria-Turkey border area and a local rebel said.

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Syrian army encircles IS in al-Mayadin: Syrian military source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies have encircled Islamic State in the city of al-Mayadin, southeast of Deir al-Zor, in eastern Syria, a Syrian military source said on Sunday.

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Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister to center of power

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his nuclear weapons are a "powerful deterrent" which guarantee North Korea's sovereignty, state media reported on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said "only one thing will work" in dealing with the isolated country.

cnn.com

Teen in 'Slenderman' stabbing going to mental institution under plea deal

The second Wisconsin teenager accused of stabbing a classmate in 2014 has pleaded guilty, but will not be held criminally responsible for the crime as part of a plea agreement.

cnn.com

New twist in Menendez trial: Will judge toss the case?

Sen. Bob Menendez's federal corruption trial is expected to last several more weeks, but a cryptic comment from the judge presiding over the case has renewed questions about whether it will even go to the jury.

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ready to enter northwest Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Free Syrian Army rebel groups are ready to enter insurgent-controlled areas of northwest Syria with the backing of Turkish forces, a senior official in the Liwa al-Mutasem group, which is participating in the operation, said on Saturday.

nytimes.com

Danish Police Find Head, Other Body Parts in Submarine Case

Danish police say divers have found the decapitated head, legs and clothes of a Swedish journalist, who was killed after going on a trip with an inventor on his submarine.

Military Bases and Installations nytimes.com

Army Accident at Ft. Jackson Kills 2 Soldiers and Injures 6

Officials say the accident at the Army installation in South Carolina involved a “military vehicle and a troop formation.”

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Two soldiers killed, six injured in South Carolina Army training center accident

(Reuters) - Two soldiers died and six other people were injured on Friday in an accident involving a military vehicle and troop formation at Fort Jackson, a U.S. Army training center in South Carolina, Fort Jackson said.

cnn.com

Retired carpenter creates wooden cross memorial

Fifty-eight white crosses now line the green turf near the world-famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.

cnn.com

Futuristic self-driving army truck unveiled

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Oil industry networking site creator gets one year in U.S. hack case

NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The founder of an oil and gas networking website who pleaded guilty to hacking a rival site he had created and sold to DHI Group Inc was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on Friday.

cnn.com

Congressional baseball shooter fired at least 70 rounds, cased area for months

The shooting at a congressional baseball practice in June and the methods of the gunman behind it are described in the starkest detail yet in a report released Friday by Virginia officials.

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Former F-Squared CEO found liable in U.S. SEC fraud case

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Friday found that the former chief executive of F-Squared Investments Inc, once the largest U.S. money manager creating portfolios out of exchange-traded funds, violated federal securities laws.

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BRIEF-MGM Growth Properties - Entered into amendment to master lease agreement with ‍MGP Lessor

* MGM Growth Properties - ‍ on Oct 5 MGP Lessor, Llc and a unit of co entered into a second amendment to master lease agreement, dated as of April 2016​

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BRIEF-One Gas- Entered $700 mln revolving unsecured credit facility

* One Gas says ‍on Oct 5, co entered into an amended and restated credit agreement​ - SEC filing

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Syrian army ousts IS from last central Syria pocket: military source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian military has cleared Islamic State from its last pocket of territory in central Syria after months of fighting, a Syrian military source said on Friday.

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Cameroon army helicopters shot separatist protesters: witnesses

DAKAR/BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters at the height of separatist rallies in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the weekend, killing and wounding people, witnesses and rights groups said.

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BRIEF-Roche: to date, only been one confirmed case of PML in patient treated with ocrelizumab‍​

* Says to date, there has only been one confirmed case of PML in a patient treated with ocrelizumab‍​ Further company coverage: (Reporting By Zurich newsroom)

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BRIEF-VICI PROPERTIES COMPLETES SPIN-OFF FROM CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT

* VICI PROPERTIES INC COMPLETES SPIN-OFF FROM CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT OPERATING COMPANY Source text for Eikon:

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion: AP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan before being held captive by the Taliban for five years, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the Associated Press reported on Friday, citing two people with knowledge of the case.

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Data-center provider Switch surges in debut

(Reuters) - Shares of Switch Inc, which provides data center services to Amazon, eBay and JP Morgan among others, rose 34 percent in their market debut on Friday, giving the company a market capitalization of $5.63 billion.

Emojis and Emoticons nytimes.com

Apple’s New Emojis: Dinosaurs, Dumplings and ‘ILY’

The latest update includes hundreds of pictograms that continue the iPhone maker’s push for diverse and inclusive images.

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BRIEF-Unisys Corp & its units entered into revolving credit facility providing for loans & letters of credit up to $125.0 mln

* Unisys Corp - ‍co & its units entered into new revolving credit facility providing for loans & letters of credit up to an aggregate amount of $125.0 million​

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Syrian army nears IS stronghold al-Mayadin: Hezbollah media unit

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have advanced to within 10 km (7 miles) of al-Mayadin, a military media unit run by the Lebanese Hezbollah group said on Friday, bringing them close to a city seen as the current main base of Islamic State.

cnn.com

Children killed after day care center fire

At least four children have been killed, and several others injured, after a man torched a day care center in southeastern Brazil on Thursday.

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Wisconsin teen in Slenderman stabbing case pleads guilty

(Reuters) - One of two Wisconsin girls who said they stabbed a classmate to satisfy the fictitious horror character Slenderman pleaded guilty to attempted homicide on Thursday and was committed to a state mental hospital, her lawyer said.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. judge dismisses criminal charge in Toyota sudden acceleration case

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a criminal charge against Toyota Motor Corp after the Japanese automaker completed three years of monitoring under a $1.2 billion settlement in which it admitted to misleading the public about sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles.

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BRIEF-Stonemor Partners entered into amendment to credit agreement​

* Stonemor Partners says ‍on Sept 29, units entered into fourth amendment to credit agreement​ - SEC filing

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U.S. judge dismisses criminal charge in Toyota sudden acceleration case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a criminal charge against Toyota Motor Corp after the Japanese automaker completed three years of monitoring as part of a $1.2 billion settlement over claims of sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles.

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BRIEF-Cohen & co says unit into entered two investment agreements​

* Cohen & Company says ‍on Sept 29, unit entered into two investment agreements​ - SEC filing

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Exorcism excise: U.S. psychic pleads guilty to $3.5 million tax evasion

BOSTON (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic who was paid $3.5 million by an elderly Massachusetts woman in exchange for claiming to cleanse her of demons pleaded guilty on Thursday to trying to avoid paying taxes.

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BRIEF-Penn National and Pinnacle Entertainment consider merger - WSJ, citing sources

* Penn National, Pinnacle Entertainment consider merger - WSJ, citing sources Source text: http://on.wsj.com/2wzyKgM

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Pakistan army says plan in place to integrate militant-linked groups

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani army on Thursday confirmed that a plan was in place to try to integrate militant-linked groups into the mainstream of the country's politics.

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BRIEF-Whirlpool issues statement on ‍positive U.S. ITC vote in washing machine case​

* Whirlpool issues statement on ‍positive U.S. ITC vote in washing machine case​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. probing collision between civilian drone, Army helicopter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday it is investigating the Sept. 21 collision of a civilian drone and a U.S. Army UH-60 helicopter east of Staten Island, New York City, as concerns mount over the rising number of unmanned aircraft in U.S. airspace.

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Austrian poll shows slip in center-left support since smear scandal

VIENNA (Reuters) - Support for Austria's ruling Social Democrats has slipped slightly since they became embroiled in a smear scandal but they are still competing with the far right for second place 10 days before an election, the first poll since the scandal showed.

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BRIEF-Sears Holdings, through units, enteres amended and restated loan agreement ‍​

* Sears Holdings - On Oct 4, Co, through units, entered amended and restated loan agreement which amended and restated loan agreement, dated Jan 3, 2017‍​

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BRIEF-Entravision Communications says entered into Station Affiliation Agreement with Univision Network Limited Partnership, Unimás Network

* Entravision Communications- on Oct 2, co entered into Station Affiliation Agreement with Univision Network Limited Partnership, Unimás Network

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Zambia expects new outbreak of armyworms in 2017/2018 crop season

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia said it expects a new outbreak of armyworms in the 2017/18 crop season, after the maize-munching pests ravaged southern Africa earlier this year.

cnn.com

Iraq says it retook key city center from ISIS

Iraqi forces said Thursday they have retaken the city center of Hawija, the last major city held by ISIS in the country.

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BRIEF-CBRE Group enters into definitive agreement to acquire Heery International

* CBRE Group, Inc. Enters into definitive agreement to acquire Heery International, Inc.

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BRIEF-3M Co announced opening of new 3M design center in Japan

* 3M Co announced opening of a new 3M design center in Japan Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Merlin Entertainments bids for part of SeaWorld - source

Oct 4 (Reuters) - UK-based theme park operator Merlin Entertainments Plc has approached marine park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc about a potential deal, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Basketball (College) nytimes.com

Brian Bowen’s Path to Louisville: A Federal Case Study

A criminal complaint unsealed last week said illicit, under-the-table tactics were part of the college recruitment of Bowen, a standout high school basketball player.

cnn.com

Source: Prosecutors won't call Reid to testify in Menendez case

Prosecutors do not plan to call former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as a witness in their case against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.

cnn.com

Gun control debate enters country music

The massacre in Las Vegas was at once a national tragedy and a family one.

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BRIEF-Warrior Met Coal says entered into amendment no. 4 to ABL Facility

* Warrior Met Coal says on Oct 3 co entered into amendment no. 4 to ABL Facility, amendment no. 2 to security agreement - sec filing

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BRIEF-Sensient Technologies- Co, units entered into amendment No. 1 to receivables sale agreement on 2 Oct

* Sensient Technologies Corp says co, units entered into amendment No. 1 to receivables sale agreement on 2 Oct - SEC filing

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Petrobras says pension funds not party to $6.4 bln arbitration case

SAO PAULO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Petroleo Brasileiro SA said Brazilian pension funds are not a party to arbitration proceedings levied against the state-controlled oil company in relation to a bribery and graft scheme that might have caused hefty losses to investors.

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BRIEF-Royal Unibrew A/S says entered into an agreement with Gruppo Campari to acquire Terme di Crodo

* Market position in Italy considerably reinforced by the acquisition of the Freedea Lemonsoda business from Gruppo Campari

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BRIEF-S&W Seed enters into investment agreement for up to 3.5 mln shares

* Says on Oct 3, entered into investment agreement where co will offer nontransferable subscription rights to purchase up to 3.5 million shares - SEC filing Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Arpaio case is not over yet

This week in Phoenix, US District Judge Susan Bolton will hear arguments relating to President Donald Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio. Trump pardoned the former Maricopa County sheriff on August 25, and the Department of Justice has dropped its case against him. A hearing Wednesday is to decide whether Arpaio's conviction stands or is vacated -- thus closing an infamous chapter in Arizona history.

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BRIEF-Kennedy-Wilson Holdings says co units entered into an Escrow Agreement with a syndicate of lenders - SEC filing

* Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc - on October 3 co, units entered into an Escrow Agreement with a syndicate of lenders - SEC filing