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Oct 18, 2019

Iowa pension ends $386 million money management contract with Kenneth Fisher
A $34 billion Iowa pension plan on Friday said it will terminate an investment contract with Kenneth Fisher, whose alleged insensitive remarks about women has cost his firm more than $1 billion in assets under management.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Opioid settlement talks falter, landmark trial expected Monday: attorney
A landmark trial stemming from the U.S. opioid epidemic is expected to begin on Monday after last-ditch talks to strike a multibillion-dollar settlement faltered on Friday, according to an attorney for local governments.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Tropical storm menaces U.S. southeast, New Orleans to demolish cranes
Tropical Storm Nestor barreled toward Florida's Gulf Coast on Friday, packing life-threatening storm surge, with New Orleans preparing to demolish two damaged construction cranes officials fear could collapse in high winds.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Chicago teachers, district joust over 'sticking points' in 2nd day of strike
A strike by Chicago public school teachers entered its second day on Friday with union leaders reporting some headway at the bargaining table in a contract dispute focused on reducing class sizes and other issues that would benefit students.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Ex-Hercules Capital CEO and former food executive to plead guilty to U.S. college scam
The former chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc and a former food manufacturer executive have agreed to plead guilty to charges related to their role in the U.S. college admissions scandal, prosecutors said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal over rapid deportation dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into a new immigration dispute on Friday, agreeing to hear an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration of a lower court ruling that could frustrate a top priority of his: quickly deporting illegal immigrants.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Supreme Court takes up challenge to consumer protection agency
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge backed by President Donald Trump's administration to the structure of a federal agency assigned to protect consumers in the financial sector that could undermine its independence from presidential interference.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: National Zoo panda leaves for China next month
Washington's National Zoo will soon have an empty-nester exhibit on display when Bei Bei, the 4-year-old male offspring of the zoo's giant panda couple, sets out for China next month to help breed more of his species in his parents' homeland.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Republican group slams Trump over Ukraine, G7 in new ads
A conservative group that has frequently criticized President Donald Trump is running two television and digital ads that accuse him of using the Oval Office for personal profit and calls on his fellow Republicans to condemn the solicitation of foreign interference in U.S. elections.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Tropical Storm Nestor forms near the U.S. Gulf Coast
Nestor forms as the fourteenth named storm in the Atlantic and is expected to approach the northern Gulf Coast later on Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Opioids settlement could be near, lawyer for local governments says
Executives from several large healthcare companies and state attorneys general were progressing toward what is expected to be a multibillion-dollar deal to resolve the sprawling litigation over the U.S. opioid epidemic, a plaintiffs' lawyer said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Opioid litigation talks can 'get a long way' to deal: lawyer
Executives from several large healthcare companies and state attorneys general were progressing toward what is expected to be a multibillion dollar deal to resolve the sprawling litigation over the U.S. opioid epidemic, a plaintiffs' lawyer said Friday.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

U.S. Republicans plan vote to censure Democrat Schiff, face of impeachment inquiry
Republican lawmakers will bring a motion to censure the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, on Monday, a largely symbolic act by the minority party to express dismay about the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Chicago teachers strike enters second day as union presses broad list of demands
A teachers strike in Chicago entered its second day on Friday as union leaders reported some headway at the bargaining table, where negotiators were trying to resolve differences that have idled the third-largest U.S. school district.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

U.S. Energy chief says departure has 'absolutely nothing' to do with Ukraine
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Friday the controversy over the Trump administration's handling of Ukraine had nothing to do with his resignation, adding he did not know whether he would cooperate with House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

What Hunter Biden did on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma
By Polina Ivanova, Maria Tsvetkova, Ilya Zhegulev and Luke Baker

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Former Hercules Capital CEO to plead guilty to U.S. college admissions scam
A former chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc has agreed to plead guilty to participating in what authorities say is the largest college admissions scam uncovered in the United States, prosecutors said on Friday.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Chicago teachers strike enters second day as contract talks proceed
The Chicago teachers strike entered its second day on Friday as union leaders reported some headway at the bargaining table, where negotiators are trying to resolve differences that have idled the third-largest U.S. school district.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Chicago teachers strike enters second day as negotiations move forward
The Chicago teachers strike entered its second day on Friday as union leaders reported some headway at the bargaining table, where negotiators are trying to resolve differences that have idled the third-largest U.S. school district.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Judge's unorthodox approach has huge opioid settlement within reach
From the start of the sprawling U.S. litigation seeking to hold drugmakers and distributors liable for the country's opioid epidemic, Judge Dan Polster has made one thing clear: he never wanted a trial.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Gun with a chip: U.S. Army contracts may lead to a smarter firearm
A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone into a marksman.Even firearms that measure and record every movement, from the angle of the barrel to the precise moment of each shot fired, which could provide law enforcement with a digital record of police shootings.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Factbox: What has the testimony to the impeachment inquiry on U.S. President Trump revealed?
The U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into whether President Donald Trump abused the power of his office to push the Ukrainian president to order an probe of a political rival has heard from a series of administration insiders over the past two weeks.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

White House aide's words on Ukraine upend impeachment strategy, rattle allies
A top White House aide's suggestion that President Donald Trump wanted a political favor from Ukraine in exchange for military aid upended the administration's impeachment strategy and left Republican allies flummoxed and frustrated.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

NFL MVP Mahomes suffers knee injury, leaving future murky
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the NFL's reigning MVP, suffered a right knee injury on Thursday that leaves the immediate future in question for him and one of the league's title contenders.

Reuters US News
Oct 18, 2019

Man charged with murders of two Alaska Native women
A digital camera card containing videos of a man beating and strangling a woman in a hotel room led to the arrest of an immigrant from South Africa charged with murders of two Alaska Native women who had gone missing, authorities said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Trump blasts 'crazy' Nancy Pelosi and Democrats, defends Syria pullout
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his Syria pullout at a campaign rally on Thursday and lashed out at "crazy Nancy" Pelosi and other Democrats who are trying to remove him from office through impeachment.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Trump blasts 'crazy' Nancy Pelosi, Democrats at raucous Dallas rally
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at a campaign rally at Democratic opponents like "crazy Nancy" Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, for pushing an impeachment inquiry.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Martin Luther King's daughter tells Facebook disinformation helped kill civil rights leader
Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion said on Thursday after the head of Facebook said social media should not factcheck political advertisements.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Trump says U.S. Energy Secretary Perry to step down at end of the year
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said on Thursday, a day before a deadline set by congressional Democrats for Perry to turn over documents in the impeachment probe.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Pentagon official won't testify Friday to House impeachment probe
A top Pentagon official who oversees policy on Ukraine won't testify on Friday before the congressional committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump but is expected to do so next week, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Trump says he has a lot of confidence in acting chief of staff Mulvaney
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has a lot of confidence in his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, after Mulvaney told reporters that Ukraine's investigation into the 2016 election was one of the reasons Washington had delayed aid to Kiev, before denying the White House had done that.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

White House official denies Ukraine investigation into 2016 election was a condition for aid
Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said on Thursday that the White House had never required Ukraine to investigate the 2016 U.S. election in exchange for military aid, reversing comments he made earlier that day.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

U.S. ramps up testing in search of vaping illness cause as cases near 1,500
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported another 180 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and announced plans to start testing aerosols produced by e-cigarettes and vaping products as they search for the source of the nationwide outbreak that has so far killed at least 33 people in 24 states.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

New York city council votes to close infamous Rikers Island jails
The New York City Council voted on Thursday to close the city's infamous Rikers Island jail complex by 2026, casting off a detention system plagued by chronic violence and decrepit facilities as part of a national rethinking of mass incarceration.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

California launches earthquake early warning system it calls best in world
California rolled out the nation's first statewide earthquake warning system on Thursday, designed to detect seismic waves and alert residents through a mobile phone app even before the ground starts shaking.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Cargill suspends shifts at Kansas beef facility after explosion
Cargill said on Thursday it had suspended some shifts at its Dodge City, Kansas, beef-packing plant after an explosion injured two employees.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

U.S. Energy Secretary Perry has told Trump he will step down: source
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has told President Donald Trump he will step down, a day before a deadline set by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives for him to turn over documents in the impeachment probe, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Two charged in campaign finance case with associates of Giuliani plead not guilty
Two American businessmen charged with conspiring to violate campaign finance laws with former associates of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Chicago teachers picket across the city on first day of strike
Chicago teachers went on strike on Thursday and set up picket lines outside many of the city's 500 public schools, as union leaders and officials of the third-largest U.S. school district pushed ahead with negotiations over a new contract.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Factbox: U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 33
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 33 deaths and 1,479 confirmed and probable cases so far from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

U.S. ramps up testing in search vaping illness cause as cases near 1,500
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported another 180 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and announced plans to start testing aerosols produced by e-cigarettes and vaping products as they search for the source of the nationwide outbreak that has so far killed at least 33 people in 24 states.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Former Pimco chief to plead guilty in U.S. college scam case
Douglas Hodge, the former chief executive of the investment firm Pimco, has agreed to plead guilty to participating in what prosecutors say is the largest college admissions scam uncovered in the United States, according to a court filing on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Striking Chicago teachers picket as contract talks gear up
Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system picketed outside of schools on Thursday during their first day of a strike after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district leadership failed to produce a deal.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

White House acknowledges strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid
President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff on Thursday acknowledged that Trump held up $391 million in military aid to Ukraine in part to make the money contingent upon the Ukrainians investigating a U.S. domestic political matter involving the Democratic Party.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Request for 2016 election probe was factor in frozen Ukraine aid: White House
A top White House official on Thursday acknowledged that U.S. President Donald Trump held back military aid for Ukraine earlier this year in part to pressure Kiev to look into allegations about the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Trump ordered U.S. officials to work with his lawyer on Ukraine, envoy says
President Donald Trump directed senior U.S. officials to talk directly to his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, about U.S. policy in Ukraine, raising concern that the president was outsourcing American foreign policy to a private citizen, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Trump directed his energy secretary to work with Giuliani on Ukraine: Mulvaney
President Donald Trump asked U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to work with personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on matters involving Ukraine, acting White House chief of staff Mike Mulvaney said on Thursday, adding that he himself was not asked to do so.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Elijah Cummings, U.S. civil rights icon who led House probe of Trump, dead at 68
U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, died on Thursday. He was 68.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Striking teachers hit the picket lines across Chicago
Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system picketed outside of schools on Thursday during their first day of a strike after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district leadership failed to produce a deal.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Raytheon wins U.S. Army contract for new Patriot radars
Weapons maker Raytheon Co has been selected to provide the U.S. Army with a new radar for its Patriot air and missile defense system, the company said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Key U.S. diplomat underscores role of Trump lawyer Giuliani in Ukraine scandal
President Donald Trump directed U.S. officials involved in Ukraine policy to work directly with his private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union said on Thursday in prepared testimony to an impeachment inquiry against Trump.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

U.S. ambassador to tell House impeachment panel 'wrong' to seek foreign influence in election
The U.S. ambassador to the European Union plans to tell the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine that asking a foreign country to act to influence a U.S. election "would be wrong."

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Maloney to be acting House oversight chair after Cummings death aide
U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney will be the acting chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee after the death Thursday of chairman Elijah Cummings, a senior Democratic leadership aide said.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

U.S. ambassador to tell House impeachment panel Trump said no 'quid pro quo' on Ukraine
The U.S. ambassador to the European Union plans to tell the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry that President Donald Trump told him multiple times that there was no "quid pro quo" with Ukraine.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Explainer: Democrats Warren and Sanders want wealth tax; economists explain how it works
From 1982 to 2018 the share of U.S. wealth held by the 400 richest Americans is estimated to have grown from 1% to around 3.5%, or probably around $3 trillion.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Elijah Cummings, head of U.S. House oversight panel probing Trump, has died
U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of a leading congressional committee investigating U.S. President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

When it comes to U.S. national security, what's candidate Warren's plan?
Elizabeth Warren has jumped to the front of the race to take on Donald Trump in 2020 by promising far-reaching domestic reforms that highlight the Democratic senator's wide differences with the Republican president.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

U.S. Democrat congressman Elijah Cummings has died: office
U.S. Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings has died aged 68, his office confirmed on Twitter early Thursday.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

U.S. Ambassador to the EU Sondland to testify in impeachment probe as tension mounts
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will testify on Thursday before the congressional committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, amid growing tension between Democrats and the White House about the probe.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Moderate Democratic candidates' strategy shifts from taking down Biden to attacking Warren
For long-shot moderates trying to compete for the Democratic presidential nomination, this week's debate in Ohio marked a significant shift in strategy.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Classes canceled for 361,000 students as Chicago teachers go on strike
Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system, the third-largest school district in the U.S., went on strike on Thursday after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district leadership failed to produce a deal.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, a Democrat and Chair of House Oversight and Reform Committee, has died: CNN
Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, 68, a Democrat and Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, has died - CNN and other media reported early Thursday.

Reuters US News
Oct 17, 2019

Plastic bottles vs. aluminum cans: who'll win the global water fight?
Global bottled water giants are ramping up trials of easily recyclable aluminum cans to replace plastic that pollutes the world's seas. Sound like a slam-dunk for the environment? Not entirely.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

TV 'Tarzan' star's wife slain by son, who is shot dead by police
The wife of the 1960s television "Tarzan" star Ron Ely was stabbed to death at their California home by the couple's son, who was then fatally shot by police in a confrontation outside the residence, authorities said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. House Intelligence chairman says impeachment transcripts to be public
U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday the committee will make public transcripts of interviews conducted with witnesses in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Factbox: The policies fueling liberal Senator Warren's presidential campaign
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren found herself the favored target of her White House rivals during Tuesday's presidential debate, with moderate Democrats repeatedly arguing she is too liberal to beat Republican President Donald Trump in next year's election.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Texas pastors seek federal action after police shoot black woman in her home
Black pastors in Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday called for federal intervention to stamp out what they called systemic racism in their city's police force after a white officer shot dead black resident Atatiana Jefferson in her home.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Parents of slain gay man chide Trump's attorney general over LGBT rights
The parents of slain gay Wyoming man Matthew Shepard blasted U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for failing to stand up for LGBT civil rights in a statement read at a Justice Department ceremony marking the 10-year anniversary of a hate crime law bearing their son's name.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

One person is missing in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry: the whistleblower
Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have heard days of testimony from a parade of senior government officials. But they have yet to hear from the whistleblower who sparked the probe - and may never do.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Boston pension votes to fire money manager Fisher, withdrawals surge toward $1 billion
The City of Boston's retirement board on Wednesday voted unanimously to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, whose firm has lost almost $1 billion in assets after allegations he made disparaging remarks about women last week.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Classes canceled in Chicago public schools as teachers inch closer to strike
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) said it was canceling classes on Thursday for 361,000 students after union leaders recommended teachers walk off their jobs if protracted labor negotiations failed to produce a deal by midnight.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Basketball hall of famer McGraw doubts college athlete pay law will help women
Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw expressed scepticism on Wednesday over a California law permitting college athletes be paid, saying she was concerned that the legislation would not do much to help women athletes.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Jewelry business owner gets three weeks in prison for U.S. college scam
The owner of a California jewelry business was sentenced on Wednesday to three weeks in prison for her role in what prosecutors say is the largest college admissions scam uncovered in the United States.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Impeachment probe on Trump hears from ex-aide to secretary of state
A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week spoke on Wednesday to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Boston pension board ousts money manager Fisher, total withdrawls near $1 billion
The City of Boston's retirement board on Wednesday voted unanimously to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, whose firm has lost almost $1 billion in assets after allegations he made disparaging remarks about women last week.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court wrestles over 'D.C. Sniper' life sentence appeal
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday questioned whether a lower court sufficiently considered that a man convicted in the deadly 2002 "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in the Washington area was a minor at the time of the crimes when he was sentenced to life in prison.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Boston Mayor asks pension to end relationship with Fisher Investments
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Wednesday said he has asked the city's retirement board to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, who is under fire for comments he made at a recent investment conference.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Biden rips Warren's credibility after contentious Democratic debate
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden questioned surging rival Elizabeth Warren's credibility on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to be open with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious Medicare for All healthcare proposal.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide
Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court tackles sentencing appeal in 'D.C. Sniper' case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area should be resentenced because he was only 17 years old at the time of the so-called D.C. Sniper crimes.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Factbox: All the president's men - Supporting actors in Trump's Ukraine scandal
President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry, threatening his presidency.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Taylor to testify in impeachment probe: NBC
Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor is traveling to the United States in order to testify next week in the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the situation.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

'More than just money': Chicago parents warm to teachers' contract demands
Carmen Rodriguez, a life-long Chicagoan who lives on the city's Southeast Side, sends her two children to a predominately Hispanic elementary school where she says teachers are struggling with class sizes of up to 40 students.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. House impeachment probe on Trump hears from ex-aide to secretary of state
A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week, on Wednesday spoke to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Presidential candidate Biden has less campaign cash than top Democratic rivals
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden had $9 million in his campaign bank account at the end of September, significantly less than his top rivals in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, data released on Tuesday showed.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. NHC says 50% chance for cyclone formation near Southern Mexico
A broad area of low pressure located in the Bay of Campeche, just offshore of the coast of Southern Mexico, has a 50% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Trump: meeting between Attorney General Barr and Italy's Conte was appropriate
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Old, corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire: Chemical Safety Board
An old, degraded piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to the June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court divided over Kansas immigrant identity theft case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared divided over the legality of Kansas prosecuting three immigrants for violating identity theft laws by using other people's Social Security numbers in a dispute over whether the state impermissibly encroached on federal control over immigration policy.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Trump says his meeting with grieving British family was 'beautiful' but 'sad'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his meeting with the parents of a man killed when his motorbike collided in England with a car driven by a U.S. diplomat's wife, was "sad" but "beautiful," but the family said it felt pressure to allow the American woman to join the session.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Trump calls meeting with family of dead British teenager 'beautiful' but sad
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had a beautiful but sad White House meeting with a British family whose son was killed in the collision in England of his motorbike with a car driven by a U.S. diplomat's wife.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Hundreds arrested worldwide in sweeping child-porn investigation
Law-enforcement officials in several countries said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people around the world for participating in a child-pornography network that used sophisticated technology to hide its users' identities.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Ex-aide to U.S. secretary of state speaks to House impeachment probe on Trump
A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week, on Wednesday spoke to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Pompeo aide who quit suddenly last week testifies at impeachment inquiry
A former top adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week appeared on Wednesday before congressional investigators pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire -U.S. Chemical Safety Board
An old, thinning piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to a June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said in a report on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

No school for Chicago kids on Thursday amid teachers' strike ahead of deal deadline
Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest system in the United States, canceled Thursday classes for 361,000 students, ahead of a strike deadline set by the teachers who are locked in protracted labor negotiations.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire: U.S. Chemical Safety Board
A thinning piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to a June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said in a report on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

Asylum seekers cling to hope, safety in camp at U.S.-Mexico border
Even after he was kidnapped and robbed outside the makeshift migrant camp where he had slept for two weeks, Luis Osorto decided his only chance for eventual asylum in the United States was to stay put along the border just inside Mexico.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State's ex-aide to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry
U.S. Democratic lawmakers pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump are due to hear testimony on Wednesday from a former senior diplomat who resigned his post last week as a top adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Reuters US News
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. security chief 'heaped pain' on grieving parents of UK teen: lawyer
Donald Trump's national security adviser heaped pain and grief on the parents of a British teenager killed in a car crash by trying to hold a meeting at the White House between them and a U.S. diplomat's wife who was involved, the parents' lawyer said.

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