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Gravitational wave pioneers win 2017 Nobel Physics Prize

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:32am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - U.S. scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics for their pioneering role in the detection of gravitational waves, prize organisers said on Tuesday.

Metro, roads disrupted in Catalonia pro-independence protest

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:29am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona metro stations were closed, pickets blocked main roads and civil servants walked out on Tuesday in response to a strike called by pro-independence groups after hundreds were injured in a Spanish police crackdown on a banned independence referendum.

Tom Petty, 'distinctively American' rocker, dies aged 66

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:01am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. rocker Tom Petty, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as "Refugee," "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl," has died following a heart attack. He was 66.

Whole Foods price cuts hit hardest at Trader Joe's, Sprouts: report

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:55am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whole Foods rivals Trader Joe's and Sprouts Farmers Market Inc have been hit hardest by customer defections since Amazon.com Inc's price cuts at the premium grocer, Whole Foods price cuts, a data analytics firm said on Tuesday.

Uber boss to meet London transport chief in bid to keep license

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's new global boss Dara Khosrowshahi will meet London's transport regulator on Tuesday as the taxi hailing app fights to keep its license in one of its most important foreign markets.

Rocker Tom Petty dies at age 66

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 2:33am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. rocker Tom Petty, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as "Refugee," "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl," has died following a heart attack. He was 66.

Police seek clues to Las Vegas mass shooting, bloodiest in modern U.S. history

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 2:05am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Police sought clues on Tuesday to explain why a retiree with a penchant for gambling but no criminal record set up a sniper's nest in a high-rise Las Vegas hotel and poured gunfire onto a concert below, slaying dozens of people before killing himself.

Trump to meet victims, responders in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:18am
WASHINGTON/SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will fly to Puerto Rico on Tuesday to view the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Maria, giving him the chance to show solidarity with survivors and demonstrate how his government intends to help them recover.

Rocker Tom Petty dies after cardiac arrest: manager

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran rocker Tom Petty, best known for hits such as "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl," died on Monday after he was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest, his manager said. He was 66.

Lone gunman kills 59, injures hundreds, in Las Vegas concert attack

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:43pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A retiree armed with multiple assault rifles strafed an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas from a high-rise hotel window on Sunday, slaughtering at least 59 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history before killing himself.

Facebook says 10 million U.S. users saw Russia-linked ads

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 7:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year's U.S. presidential election, Facebook said on Monday.

Exclusive: U.S. mulls further Wells Fargo sanction over sales abuses - source

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:52pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The main regulator for Wells Fargo & Co is considering whether to sanction the U.S. bank over improperly charging customers for car insurance and mortgage loans, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Tesla deliveries rise in third quarter, but Model 3 faces 'bottlenecks'

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:19pm
(Reuters) - Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc said on Monday its deliveries rose 4.5 percent in the third quarter from the prior-year period, but said "production bottlenecks" had left the company behind its planned ramp-up for the new Model 3 mass-market sedan.

U.S. rocker Tom Petty reported 'clinging to life': TMZ.com

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. rocker Tom Petty was reported on Monday to be clinging to life in a southern California hospital after conflicting reports that he had died.

U.S. Interior Dept. watchdog launches probe into Zinke's travel

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Interior Department's watchdog agency has launched an investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke's travels after reports emerged last week that he had used a private plane owned by an oil executive, the inspector general's office said on Monday.

White House again rejects talks with North Korea on nuclear issue

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 3:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday ruled out talks with North Korea except to discuss the fate of Americans held there, again appearing to rebuke Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said Washington was directly communicating with Pyongyang on its nuclear and missile programs.

U.S. Interior Dept. watchdog launches investigation into Zinke's travel

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Interior Department's watchdog agency has launched an investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke's travels after reports emerged last week that he had used a private plane owned by an oil executive, the inspector general's office said on Monday.

Lone gunman kills 58, injures hundreds, in Las Vegas concert attack

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:50pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man with multiple machine guns rained down gunfire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel to country music festival on Sunday, slaughtering at least 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history before killing himself.

Key employment dispute leaves Supreme Court divided

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday defended the right of workers to bring class-action claims against companies but their conservative counterparts who are in the majority sounded skeptical in the biggest business case of the court's new term.

Palestinian prime minister visits Gaza in move to reconcile with Hamas

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:00pm
GAZA (Reuters) - The West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister crossed into the Gaza Strip on Monday in a move toward reconciliation between the mainstream Fatah party and Hamas, a decade after the Islamist group seized the territory in a civil war.

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