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Harsh climate: The struggle to track global sea level rise

2 hours 13 min ago
A loud rumble jolted climate scientist David Holland just before he went to sleep inside his fiberglass bear-resistant dome, set up next to a frozen fjord in Greenland. He scrambled outside into the sunlit night at about 11 p.m.

Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' nominee

2 hours 14 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sought to cast doubt on the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying if the attack was "as bad as she says" it would have been immediately reported to police.

Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment: State Department

2 hours 46 min ago
The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an environmental assessment of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude pipeline that concluded it would not harm water or wildlife, clearing a hurdle for the project that has been pending for a decade.

Exclusive: Ecuador attempted to give Assange diplomat post in Russia: document

2 hours 49 min ago
Ecuador in 2017 gave Wikileaks founder Julian Assange a diplomatic post in Russia but rescinded it after Britain refused to give him diplomatic immunity, according to an Ecuadorean government document seen by Reuters.

Dow hits new closing high ahead of index reshuffle

2 hours 52 min ago
Industrials led the Dow to a new closing high on Friday ahead of Monday's major sector reshuffle, capping a week that largely shrugged off trade worries.

As new iPhones go on sale, studies reveal chips from Intel and Toshiba

3 hours 15 min ago
Apple Inc's latest iPhones hit stores around the world on Friday, featuring components made by Intel Corp and Toshiba among others, according to two firms that cracked open the iPhone Xs and Xs Max models.

Receding trade fears propel stocks to six-month peak

3 hours 34 min ago
The U.S. dollar rebounded and world shares hit a six-month high on Friday after China's moves to boost domestic consumption bolstered a rally driven by investor bets that the latest U.S.-China trade dispute was unlikely to dent global growth.

Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes: letter

3 hours 57 min ago
Walmart Inc said that it may hike prices of products if the Trump administration imposes a tariff on Chinese imports, according to a letter the company wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer two weeks ago and seen by Reuters on Thursday.

More flooding feared for South Carolina, a week after Florence

3 hours 59 min ago
Residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, were preparing on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.

Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared

3 hours 59 min ago
Duke Energy Corp said it shut down a North Carolina natural gas plant due to flooding as the deluge of water continued in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people.

Virtual or real? Fashion world split over digital supermodels

4 hours 10 min ago
The three women gazing into the camera in an advert for French luxury label Balmain look like they could fit in at any high-end shoot, but Shudu, Margot and Zhi are "digital models" whose rise is dividing the fashion world.

Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after Florence

4 hours 58 min ago
More than 54,000 homes and businesses in the Carolinas were still without power on Friday, a week after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Sept. 14, according to local power companies.

Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster with scores missing

5 hours 8 min ago
Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of those responsible for a packed ferry sinking on Lake Victoria with a death toll of at least 136 and scores of people still missing.

Democrats' enthusiasm to blunt Trump soars for congressional election: Reuters/Ipsos poll

5 hours 37 min ago
Carol Donovan became convinced 2018 could be a good year for Democrats in Dallas County, Texas, when so many enthusiasts jammed into the party's annual fish fry fundraiser last October that they ran out of catfish.

Farfetch tops price range in IPO in boon to luxury market

5 hours 56 min ago
Farfetch priced its shares above its targeted range on Friday in a New York flotation that values the online luxury retailer at over $5.8 billion and underscores how big a bet web sales have become for high-end brands.

Senate panel wants Kavanaugh hearing terms worked out Friday

6 hours 19 min ago
The Senate Judiciary Committee has given Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers until the end of Friday to agree on terms for her to testify about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Politico reported, citing a Republican senator.

Factbox: Kavanaugh's Supreme Court bid hinges on handful of senators

6 hours 31 min ago
President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is before a Senate committee that is struggling to advance it after a woman alleged Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school in 1982.

U.S. agency accuses Walmart of pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit

6 hours 53 min ago
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday filed a lawsuit accusing Walmart Inc of forcing pregnant workers at a Wisconsin warehouse to go on unpaid leave and denying their requests to take on easier duties.

May challenges EU as Brexit talks hit 'impasse', sterling tumbles

6 hours 53 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Brexit talks with the European Union had hit an impasse, defiantly challenging the bloc to come up with its own plans a day after EU leaders savaged her proposals.

Iran puts on 'show of strength' military exercise in Gulf

13 hours 55 min ago
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and army carried out a joint aerial military drill in the Gulf on Friday in what official media said indicated the "pounding reply" that awaited the country's enemies.