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Mammoth Hurricane Florence creeps toward U.S. East Coast

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 5:13am
An outsized Hurricane Florence early on Thursday crept closer to the U.S. East Coast, packing tropical storm-force winds across hundreds of miles that threaten the region with potentially catastrophic flooding and torrential rain.

At North Carolina aquariums, creatures to ride out storm alone

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 5:13am
From turtles to fish, the denizens of North Carolina's three major aquariums will be facing Hurricane Florence alone after their handlers were forced to leave under mandatory evacuation orders.

Many battleground U.S. House districts see strong 2017 income growth

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 5:07am
Household incomes posted strong growth last year in more than a dozen U.S. congressional districts where Republicans face stiff challenges in November elections, according to a Reuters analysis of Census Bureau data published on Thursday.

Cuomo-Nixon showdown in New York governor's race goes to voters

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 5:02am
Democratic voters in New York will decide on Thursday whether Governor Andrew Cuomo deserves a third term or should be replaced by actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, a first-time candidate mounting a challenge from the left.

China welcomes U.S. invite for trade talks, Asian markets relieved

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:56am
China said on Thursday that it welcomed an invitation by the United States to hold a new round of trade talks, as Washington prepares to further escalate the U.S.-China trade war with tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

EU parliament pushes Hungary sanctions over Orban policies

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:28am
The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to sanction Hungary for flouting EU rules on democracy, civil rights and corruption in an unprecedented step that left Prime Minister Viktor Orban isolated from powerful allies.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail Reuters journalists

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:13am
Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said two jailed Reuters journalists can appeal their seven-year sentence, and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression.

Gunman kills five in 'new normal' shootings in California: police

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:12am
An unidentified gunman shot and killed his wife and four other people in a series of shootings on Wednesday in Southern California before taking his own life, police said.

Russia's Putin inspects war games and vows to beef up army

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:11am
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday promised to strengthen the army and supply it with new generation weapons, as he traveled to watch Russia's biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Anti-Kremlin Pussy Riot activist seriously ill in hospital: colleagues

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 3:53am
Prominent anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov is seriously ill and in hospital, members of the Pussy Riot protest band with whom he collaborated said late on Wednesday, suggesting he may have been poisoned.

Bubbling Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 3:01am
Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.

China says Beijing, Washington do not want to see trade war escalate further

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:35am
China's commerce ministry believes China and the United States do not want to see their trade war escalate further, it said on Thursday.

China welcomes U.S. invitation for trade talks

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:16am
China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the government has received an invitation from the United States for trade talks, and welcomes it.

North Korea's 'Mass Games' provide tourist spectacle, and sobering reminder

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:07am
Packed into Pyongyang's giant stadium this week with thousands of other tourists, Australian Mitchell Hamilton marvelled at the return of North Korea's “Mass Games,” a huge pageant that has produced some of the most iconic images of the isolated country.

Exclusive: Adobe in talks to buy marketing software firm Marketo - sources

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 1:38am
Adobe Systems Inc , the maker of image-editing software Photoshop, is in negotiations to buy Marketo Inc, a privately held cloud-based marketing software company, according to people familiar with the matter.

Hurricane Florence still poses grave threat despite weaker winds

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 1:19am
Hurricane Florence, growing in size despite its weakening winds on Wednesday, crept closer to the U.S. East Coast as disaster mobilizations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter the deadly threat of high seas and floods.

Hurricane Florence moving toward coast of North, South Carolina: NHC

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 1:18am
Hurricane Florence is moving closer to the coast of North and South Carolina, where it is expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:32pm
Hurricane Florence, growing in size despite its weakening winds, churned ever closer to the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday as evacuations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter the threat of deadly high seas and calamitous floods.

Looming Florence heaps despair on rural U.S. towns ravaged by 2016 storm

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:30pm
When Hurricane Matthew submerged the small town of Fair Bluff, North Carolina, two years ago, Eve Waddell thought she had witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime disaster.

FDA proposed crackdown on flavored e-cigs puts Juul on notice

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:03pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on flavored e-cigarettes from Juul Labs and other companies as it grapples with an "epidemic" of youth e-cigarette use that threatens to create a new generation of nicotine addicts, the agency's head said on Wednesday.

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