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  • U.S. abortion rights groups fight new Missouri law in court

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    Abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in July and want a judge to put the law on hold until their legal challenge is heard in court. The new law, signed by Republican Governor Mike Parson in May and set to take effect on Wednesday, allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies and does not exempt victims of rape or incest. The 31-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri contends that the legislation is unconstitutional.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 02:19:31 -0400
  • Ex-Boston police commissioner probing Ortiz shooting

    Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz hired a firm led by ex-Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to look closely at his shooting, which happened in June in the Dominican Republic. Joe Baerlein, a spokesperson for Ortiz, told the Boston Globe on Sunday that the man known as "Big Papi" hired Baerlein's company, The Edward Davis Co., a few weeks after Ortiz returned to Boston to provide personal security and look into details relating to the shooting, which occurred June 9.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 02:14:50 -0400
  • U.S. abortion rights groups fight new Missouri law in court

    Opponents of a new law in Missouri restricting most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy will ask a federal judge on Monday to stop the law from taking effect this week. Abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in July and want a judge to put the law on hold until their legal challenge is heard in court. The new law, signed by Republican Governor Mike Parson in May and set to take effect on Wednesday, allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies and does not exempt victims of rape or incest.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 02:11:22 -0400
  • PNG prime minister says terms, not alliances will sway debt deal talks

    Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape said on Monday he will accept debt assistance from any country that offers the best terms, ratcheting up pressure on Australia to offer a sweetened deal to protect its standing in the region. Marape said this month PNG was in talks with China about refinancing its 27 billion kina ($7.75 billion) debt, stoking alarm in the West about China's ability to use loans to increase its influence in Asia and the Pacific. Marape later said he was talking to several parties.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:52:50 -0400
  • Japan's Tepco may mothball reactors at world's biggest nuke plant

    Tokyo Electric Power said on Monday it may start to decommission at least one nuclear reactor at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power plant, the world's biggest nuclear plant by capacity, within five years of restarting two of the reactors at the site. Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) President Tomoaki Kobayakawa made the decommissioning comments in a statement outlining its response to a request for plans on the station's future by the government of the city of Kashiwazaki in Niigata prefecture, where the plant is located. In 2017, Tepco received initial regulatory approval from the Japanese government to restart the No. 6 and No. 7 reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, each with a capacity of 1,356 megawatts (MW).

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:43:34 -0400
  • FOREX-Yuan slumps to 11-year low as investors flee trade war risk

    China's yuan hit an 11-year low in onshore trade and tumbled to a record low in offshore trade after a sharp re-escalation in the U.S.-China trade war whacked investor confidence and darkened the global economic outlook. The yen, often bought as a safe haven, briefly rose to the highest against the dollar since a January flash crash.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:31:47 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares skid as trade war deepens, fuels bond rush

    Asian shares sank on Monday as the latest salvos in the Sino-U.S. trade war shook confidence in the world economy and sent investors steaming to the safe harbour of sovereign bonds and gold, while slugging emerging market currencies. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced an additional duty on some $550 billion of targeted Chinese goods, hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods. China's onshore yuan fell 0.6% to new 11-year lows.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:14:29 -0400
  • Sanders: Support coal country while combating climate change

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    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has told voters in coal-producing Kentucky that it's possible to be a friend of coal miners and a believer in climate change and the need for cleaner energy sources to combat it. In blunt terms rarely heard in Kentucky's political circles, the Vermont senator said Sunday on a stop in Kentucky that bold action is needed to confront the dangers from climate change.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:08:44 -0400
  • FACTBOX-Saudi travel to World Cup football - 10 breakthroughs for women in 2019

    Almost a century after women in the United States won the right to vote - an anniversary former President Barack Obama proclaimed as 'Women's Equality Day' in 2011 - the global struggle to end gender disparity continues. 1. Saudi Arabia lifted travel restrictions on women, eroding a heavily criticized guardianship system in the Islamic Kingdom under which all women are assigned a male relative whose approval is needed. 2. The women's World Cup smashed viewing records around the world, reflecting a rising interest in women's soccer and triggering demands for more equal pay and prizes.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:00:00 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic. Figures released by the government's Ebola committee showed that 204,044 people had been inoculated since August 8. A teenage girl from New Zealand sick with measles visited Disneyland and other popular tourist stops across Southern California earlier this month, possibly infecting others, local government health officials warned.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:59:32 -0400
  • Ex-Arizona lawman seeks to reclaim mantle as 'America's toughest sheriff'

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    Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who built a national reputation as a staunch foe of illegal immigration, announced on Sunday - the anniversary of his pardon by President Donald Trump - that he will see re-election to his old job next year. Arpaio, 87, a Republican who was voted out of office in 2016 after a 24-year tenure as Maricopa County's longest-serving sheriff, said he will seek his party's nomination for the post again in the Aug. 4, 2020 primary, running against his onetime chief deputy, Gerard Sheridan. The winner of that primary will likely face the man who defeated Arpaio in 2016, the current incumbent sheriff, Democrat Paul Penzone, in the November 2020 general election.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:41:52 -0400
  • Ex-Arizona lawman seeks to reclaim mantle as 'America's toughest sheriff'

    Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who built a national reputation as a staunch foe of illegal immigration, announced on Sunday - the anniversary of his pardon by President Donald Trump - that he will see re-election to his old job next year. Arpaio, 87, a Republican who was voted out of office in 2016 after a 24-year tenure as Maricopa County's longest-serving sheriff, said he will seek his party's nomination for the post again in the Aug. 4, 2020 primary, running against his onetime chief deputy, Gerard Sheridan. The winner of that primary will likely face the man who defeated Arpaio in 2016, the current incumbent sheriff, Democrat Paul Penzone, in the November 2020 general election.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:38:14 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Japan denies it gave away too much in trade talks with U.S.

    The United States and Japan agreed in principle on Sunday to core elements of a trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they hoped to sign in New York next month. The agreement, if finalised, would cool a trade dispute between the two allies just as a trade war between the United States and China escalates, but some Japanese commentators say Tokyo gave up too much.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:17:40 -0400
  • Planned Parenthood asks judge to pause Missouri abortion law

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    Critics of a new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy are asking a judge to block the law from taking effect this week. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union head to court Monday to ask U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs to put the law on hold while their legal challenge against it plays out in court. "As a result, some patients will be prevented from obtaining abortion care entirely, and be forced to carry their pregnancies to term against their will_for some, even in the face of significant health risks that nevertheless would not qualify as a 'medical emergency' under the Bans," attorneys wrote.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:08:10 -0400
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's illusory claims of gains from tariffs

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    President Donald Trump is painting a false picture of a U.S. economy unaffected by his trade war with China and other countries. Some economists have put the costs to an average U.S. household from Trump's pending tariffs on imports from China at $1,000 per year or more, not taking into account the most recent tax hike the president announced Friday of up to 30% on goods. Trump also insisted that economists don't believe his trade disputes with China could spur recession, but in fact most analysts believe a downturn could start in the next two years.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:03:55 -0400
  • Oklahoma judge to deliver judgment in state's opioid lawsuit

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    An Oklahoma judge is expected to rule Monday in the first state case to go to trial accusing an opioid drugmaker of being responsible for the devastating consequences arising from addiction to the powerful painkillers. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman is scheduled to deliver his judgment in open court at 3 p.m. The case is at the forefront of a wave of similar lawsuits by states, cities, counties and Indian tribes against drug companies over the wreckage caused by the national opioid crisis. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has called consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson, the last remaining defendant group in the case, a "kingpin" company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in the state's history.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:03:12 -0400
  • Banana industry on alert after disease arrives in Colombia

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    It might not be obvious at the supermarket, but the banana industry is fighting to protect the most popular variety of the fruit from a destructive fungus. For years, scientists have said big banana companies would eventually need to find new banana varieties as the disease spread. Then this month, the fungus was confirmed in Colombia, a major exporter, prompting officials in the country to declare a state of emergency.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:02:11 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-China says wants 'calm' resolution to U.S. trade war

    China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through "calm" negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict, Vice Premier Liu He, who has been leading the talks with Washington, said on Monday. The increasingly bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies sharply escalated on Friday, with both sides levelling more tariffs on each other's exports. U.S. President Donald Trump announced an additional duty on some $550 billion of targeted Chinese goods on Friday, hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 23:40:53 -0400
  • FOREX-Yuan falls to 11-year low on trade war, yen pares early gains

    China's yuan hit an 11-year low in onshore trade and tumbled to a record low in offshore trade after a sharp re-escalation in the U.S.-China trade war whacked investor confidence and darkened the global economic outlook. The yen, often bought in times of uncertainty as a safe haven, pared early gains versus the dollar due to Japanese importers' selling, but remained firmer against other currencies in a sign of waning risk appetites. Financial markets could be in for a rough ride in the near future if investors continue to shift money from stocks to less risky assets, such as debt, gold and safe-haven currencies.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 22:55:43 -0400
  • Japan denies it gave away too much in trade talks with U.S

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    The United States and Japan agreed in principle on Sunday to core elements of a trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they hoped to sign in New York next month. The agreement, if finalised, would cool a trade dispute between the two allies just as a trade war between the United States and China escalates, but some Japanese commentators say Tokyo gave up too much.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 22:39:35 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Trump, Abe say U.S. and Japan have agreed in principle on trade deal

    The United States and Japan agreed in principle on Sunday to core elements of a trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they hoped to sign in New York next month. The agreement, if finalized, would cool a trade dispute between the two allies just as a trade war between the United States and China escalates. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the deal covered agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 22:32:25 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters

    Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at security forces who responded with water cannon and tear gas. Sunday's protests saw some of the fiercest clashes yet between police and demonstrators since protests escalated in mid-June over a now-suspended extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in the Chinese-ruled city.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 22:07:13 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Saudi-led coalition moves to stabilise south Yemen as allies face off

    The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen moved on Monday to work out a ceasefire as nominal allies in the south of the country turned on each other in a power struggle that has fractured the military alliance. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the main powers in Yemen's Sunni Muslim coalition, formed a joint committee to oversee a ceasefire between UAE-backed southern separatists and Saudi-backed government forces in the provinces of Abyan and Shabwa, said a joint statement carried on state media.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:57:08 -0400
  • China state media blasts U.S. after Trump threats

    Chinese state media on Monday blasted the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump announced additional tariffs on goods from China and lashed out at China and ordered U.S. companies to find "alternatives" to China. The world's two largest economies have been locked in an increasingly bitter trade war which has seen them level tariffs on each other's exports. Trump announced an additional duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods on Friday, hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:49:11 -0400
  • REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slugged, bonds bought amid trade gloom

    Asian shares sank on Monday as the latest salvo in the Sino-U.S. trade war shook confidence in the world economy and sent investors steaming to the safe harbours of sovereign bonds and gold, while slugging emerging market currencies. There was some relief that China fixed the yuan's midpoint at a relatively steady 7.0570 per dollar when it had been trading as weak as 7.1850 offshore, countering concerns Beijing would let the currency slide to keep exports competitive. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan still shed 2.0%, and Australia 1.5%.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:46:33 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Israeli air strikes hit Palestinian military position in Lebanon - reports, security source

    Israeli air strikes hit a military position belonging to a Palestinian group in Lebanon, near the Syrian border, early on Monday, a security source and Lebanon's An-Nahar news said. The position belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command and there were no injuries, the Lebanese security source and newspaper said. An official from the Palestinian position in the Lebanese town of Qusaya said three air strikes hit it, causing only material damage.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:29:42 -0400
  • Oil drops as recession risks mount with trade war tariffs

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    Oil prices fell on Monday, pushing U.S. crude to the lowest in more than two weeks, as an intensifying trade war between the U.S. and China undermined confidence in global economic growth. Brent crude was down 54 cents, or 0.9%, at $58.80 a barrel by 0538 GMT, having earlier touched $58.24, the lowest since Aug. 15. Concerns about an economic slowdown are being fanned by a ratcheting up of trade tensions between the United States and China.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:15:08 -0400
  • Turnaround may prove tricky for new Virgin Australia CEO Scurrah

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    Shareholders will press Virgin Australia Holdings' new CEO Paul Scurrah to present a robust strategic plan on Wednesday, when the airline is expected to report its seventh consecutive annual loss, on top of $1.2 billion worth of red ink over the previous six years. With shares trading near all-time lows, Scurrah's options include cutting costs, restructuring management, rebranding its underperforming budget carrier Tigerair Australia, ending loss-making flights to Hong Kong and tightening control over the loyalty division, seven current and former managers told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Borghetti transformed the former budget airline into a more serious rival to his former employer, Qantas Airways Ltd , for lucrative corporate traffic, but in doing so he sometimes made hasty decisions that proved costly for Virgin in the long term, five of the people said.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:11:07 -0400
  • FOCUS-Turnaround may prove tricky for new Virgin Australia CEO Scurrah

    Shareholders will press Virgin Australia Holdings' new CEO Paul Scurrah to present a robust strategic plan on Wednesday, when the airline is expected to report its seventh consecutive annual loss, on top of $1.2 billion worth of red ink over the previous six years. With shares trading near all-time lows, Scurrah's options include cutting costs, restructuring management, rebranding its underperforming budget carrier Tigerair Australia, ending loss-making flights to Hong Kong and tightening control over the loyalty division, seven current and former managers told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:03:47 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares sink, bonds surge as trade fears mount

    Asian shares were a sea of red on Monday as the latest salvo in the Sino-U.S. trade war shook confidence in the world economy and sent investors steaming to the safe harbours of sovereign bonds, gold and the Japanese yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.8%, and Australia 1.7%. Japan's Nikkei lost 2.3%, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were down 1.0%.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 20:25:43 -0400
  • ANALYSIS-Battered Hong Kong faces economic recession, existential crisis

    As one of the world's most important trade and business hubs, Hong Kong was always going to struggle this year because of the escalating U.S.-China tariff war. The world's biggest equity deal this year was to unfold in Hong Kong later this month but has been put on hold. Hong Kong is facing its first recession in a decade, with all its growth pillars under significant stress.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 20:05:53 -0400
  • Four Florida nursing home workers face charges in post-hurricane deaths

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    Police in Florida have issued arrest warrants for four nursing home workers accused of criminal conduct in the death of a dozen elderly patients exposed to sweltering heat with little or no air-conditioning after Hurricane Irma struck in 2017, defense lawyers said on Sunday. The employees of the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills were expected to surrender to police on Monday morning and make their initial court appearance before a Broward County judge in nearby Fort Lauderdale, the defense attorneys said. Two of the defendants, the nursing home's administrator, Jorge Carballo, and the charge nurse on duty at the time, Sergo Collin, are expected to be booked on 12 counts of manslaughter, according to their lead attorney, David Frankel.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:59:20 -0400
  • Four Florida nursing home workers face charges in post-hurricane deaths

    Police in Florida have issued arrest warrants for four nursing home workers accused of criminal conduct in the death of a dozen elderly patients exposed to sweltering heat with little or no air-conditioning after Hurricane Irma struck in 2017, defense lawyers said on Sunday. The employees of the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills were expected to surrender to police on Monday morning and make their initial court appearance before a Broward County judge in nearby Fort Lauderdale, the defense attorneys said. Two of the defendants, the nursing home's administrator, Jorge Carballo, and the charge nurse on duty at the time, Sergo Collin, are expected to be booked on 12 counts of manslaughter, according to their lead attorney, David Frankel.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:55:38 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was jailed on sex-trafficking charges had approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The disclosure came in a letter dated on Thursday from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd and addressed to the leaders of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, seeking details about the circumstances surrounding Epstein's death earlier this month.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:53:09 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Following is a summary of current world news briefs. U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Korea's series of short-range missile launches on Sunday, while maintaining that they would remain in synch on the issue.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:53:08 -0400
  • FOREX-Yen surges, offshore yuan tumbles as trade war intensifies

    The yen surged on Monday as investors flocked to safe-haven assets after a sharp re-escalation in the U.S.-China trade war, which whacked investor confidence and darkened the global economic outlook. The Swiss franc and gold, two assets sought during times of heightened risk aversion, shot up in early Asian trade. Financial markets could be in for a rough ride in the near future as investors are likely to shift money from stocks to less risky assets, such as debt, gold and safe-haven currencies.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:30:48 -0400
  • Target teams up with Disney to open shops

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    Target is hoping to bring the magic of such characters as Mickey Mouse and Elsa to its own customers by opening permanent Disney shops at a cluster of stores starting this fall. As part of the collaboration with The Walt Disney Co., the Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open 25 Disney-branded stores starting on Oct. 4, with 40 additional locations opening by October 2020. Target is also launching a Disney-focused online experience on its site on Sunday.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:11:18 -0400
  • RPT-COLUMN-Trump must choose between economy and trade war: Kemp

    The White House is becoming increasingly volatile and erratic in its pronouncements about the economy and trade as the internal contradictions between its policies become obvious. U.S. interest rates are too high. The U.S. dollar is too strong.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:01:00 -0400
  • California parents charged with hate crime for kidnapping boy found hiding in teen daughter's closet, police say

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    The parents of a 15-year-old California girl are being charged with a hate crime after they allegedly kidnapped and abused their daughter's boyfriend after they found him hiding in the home, according to police. On Thursday afternoon, the 17-year-old victim went to police to report that he'd been held against his will, assaulted and threatened by three people at a home in San Bruno, about 12 miles south of San Francisco, according to a news release by the San Bruno Police.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 18:48:15 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares shaken, yen jumps on China-U.S. trade jitters

    Asian shares seemed set for a turbulent start on Monday as the latest salvo in the U.S.-China trade war shook confidence in the world economy and sent investors steaming to the safe harbour of sovereign bonds and the Japanese yen. Nikkei futures pointed to an opening fall of more than 3%, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were trading down 1.2%. Wall Street nose-dived on Friday when President Donald Trump announced a 5% additional duty on $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods, hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. products.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 18:38:00 -0400
  • U.S. equity futures reopen lower, U.S.-China trade relations at new low ebb

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    White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham sought on Sunday to clarify comments from Trump, saying the president wished he had raised tariffs on Chinese goods even higher last week, even as Trump signaled he did not plan to follow through with a demand he tweeted on Friday that U.S. firms find ways to close operations in China.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 18:23:38 -0400
  • Heard for miles: Gas explosion hits office, shopping complex

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    A powerful natural gas explosion badly damaged a Maryland office complex and shopping center Sunday morning, ripping away part of the facade and exposing twisted metal, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the thundering blast, which occurred at about 8 a.m. It came after authorities said they had evacuated the area around the complex because of a suspected early morning gas leak near the complex in Columbia, Maryland. "It was so powerful it could be heard in communities many miles away," said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball in a statement.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 18:21:07 -0400
  • Berlin could cap rents at 7.97 eur per square metre-Tagesspiegel

    Berlin's city government plans to cap rents at 7.97 euros ($8.88) per square metre per month as part of a rent freeze agreed earlier this year, newspaper Tagesspiegel reported, citing a draft law. Katrin Lompscher, Berlin's Senator for Urban Development, plans to apply the cap to flats built until 2013, the report said, adding flats built from 2014 would be exempted. Berlin's city government in June decided to freeze rents for five years, heeding complaints from residents that their once famously affordable city was pricing them out.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 17:54:48 -0400
  • Atlanta lawyer killed victim with Mercedes after car was struck with golf ball, prosecutors say

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    An Atlanta attorney has been charged with murder after he fatally rammed his Mercedes sedan into a real estate investor, according to authorities. The encounter began after 60-year-old Hamid Jahangard "accidentally" hit the 2011 Mercedes CLS550 belonging to corporate lawyer Bryan Schmitt with a golf ball on July 30, according to a news release from the Fulton County District Attorney. Schmitt then "purposely steered" the luxury car into Jahangard in the driveway of one of his rental properties on River Valley Road in Sandy Springs, prosecutors said.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 17:36:00 -0400
  • Disney to launch 25 stores inside Target nationwide on October 4

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    Walt Disney Co and Target Corp announced a collaboration on Sunday that will open 25 Disney stores inside select Target locations nationwide on Oct. 4, with plans for 40 additional sites by October next year. Disney said in a statement that the "shop-in-shop" would feature an array of more than 450 items from the company, including more than 100 products previously only available at its locations. Disney stores will launch inside Target in major cities such as Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 17:35:25 -0400
  • UPDATE 3-Warplanes dump water on Amazon as Brazil military begins fighting fires

    BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO, Brazil, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world's largest tropical rain forest. As of Sunday, President Jair Bolsonaro had authorized military operations in seven states to combat raging fires in the Amazon, responding to requests for assistance from their local governments, a spokeswoman for his office said. Reuters accompanied a firefighting brigade near the state capital of Porto Velho, where there were areas larger than football fields that had been charred, but active fires were contained to small areas of individual trees.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 17:25:24 -0400
  • Man wanted for killing parents in Minnesota arrested in Mexico

    A man wanted on charges of killing his mother and father, a retired NFL player, in Minnesota was arrested in Mexico's beach resort city of Cancun and handed over to the FBI, Mexican officials said on Sunday. Dylan John Bennett, 22, was identified in Cancun after police received reports of aggressive behavior, the prosecutor's office in the state of Quintana Roo said in a statement. Bennett's parents, Barry and Carol Bennett, were found dead from gunshot wounds in their home on Wednesday, according to the Todd County Sheriff's Department in Minnesota.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 17:09:21 -0400
  • Man wanted for killing parents in Minnesota arrested in Mexico

    A man wanted on charges of killing his mother and father, a retired NFL player, in Minnesota was arrested in Mexico's beach resort city of Cancun and handed over to the FBI, Mexican officials said on Sunday. Dylan John Bennett, 22, was identified in Cancun after police received reports of aggressive behavior, the prosecutor's office in the state of Quintana Roo said in a statement. Bennett's parents, Barry and Carol Bennett, were found dead from gunshot wounds in their home on Wednesday, according to the Todd County Sheriff's Department in Minnesota.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 17:02:03 -0400
  • Innocent man jailed for 82 days and loses jobs for bringing three jars of honey back to US

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    Leon Haughton likes honey in his tea.Which is why during his Christmas visit to relatives in Jamaica, he made his regular stop and bought three bottles from a favourite roadside stand before heading home to Maryland.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 17:00:52 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic. Figures released by the government's Ebola committee showed that 204,044 people had been inoculated since August 8. Five pharmaceutical companies said on Friday they have filed a complaint in a Canadian court challenging the constitutionality of new Canadian regulations meant to lower patented drug prices, setting up a fight with the federal government ahead of an Oct. 21 election.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 16:58:38 -0400
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