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U.S. Mega Millions lottery hits record $1.6 billion after no winners on Friday
U.S. Mega Millions lottery hits record $1.6 billion after no winners on Friday
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  • 2018-10-21 08:27:20Z

The next Mega Millions draw will be on Tuesday, after no one hit all of the numbers of 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and the Mega Ball 7 during Friday night's draw. "Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it's truly astounding to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time world record," Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group, said in a statement. The Mega Millions is coordinated by the Multi-State Lottery Association, along with several other lottery games including one called Powerball.

Trump says team working on tax cut for middle-income earners
Trump says team working on tax cut for middle-income earners
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  • 2018-10-20 21:53:04Z

U.S. President Donald Trump said the administration was studying a tax cut for middle-income earners that could be rolled out some time around the beginning of November, just before pivotal congressional elections. Trump mentioned the proposed tax cut in the same week the U.S. government ended the 2018 fiscal year with a $779 billion deficit, the Treasury Department said on Monday, as previous Republican-led tax cuts squeezed revenues. The deficit figure was the highest in six years.

New York witches aim hex at Supreme Court
New York witches aim hex at Supreme Court's Brett Kavanaugh despite death threats
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  • 2018-10-20 18:12:02Z

"It gives the people who are seeking agency a little bit of chance to have that back," Madara said. Seated at a desk phone among bird skulls and crystal balls at Catland Books, the occult shop she co-owns, Madara said the Kavanaugh hex is expected to be the most popular event the store has hosted since its 2013 opening, including spells aimed at President Donald Trump. Madara declined to provide details of what the latest ritual will entail.

Montenegrins protest against Albanian dam on shared river
Montenegrins protest against Albanian dam on shared river
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  • 2018-10-20 13:04:21Z

Dozens of environmental activists cycled from Montenegro's capital to the Albanian border on Saturday to protest over the neighboring nation's construction of a dam on the Cijevna river that flows through both countries. As governments hurry to meet renewable energy goals set by the Paris climate change agreement, plans to build almost 3,000 small hydro-power plants have sparked protests across the Balkans this year.

Mega Millions lottery hits record $1.6 billion after no winners in Friday
Mega Millions lottery hits record $1.6 billion after no winners in Friday's draw
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  • 2018-10-20 10:52:48Z

The next Mega Millions draw will be held on Tuesday. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. If more than one winner is picked, the jackpot would be divided proportionately, as happened when the previous Mega Millions record of $656 million was drawn in March 2012 and was shared by winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland, a lottery official said.

Factbox: How Russians may have acted to interfere with U.S. Congressional elections
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  • 2018-10-20 10:30:18Z

A U.S. indictment charging a Russian national with playing a prominent role in a Kremlin-backed plan to conduct "information warfare" to influence the U.S. midterm elections suggested that Russian influence operations have become more sophisticated since a campaign to impact the U.S. 2016 presidential election. Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was the chief accountant for Project Lakhta, an operation started in 2014 that amplified news articles and social media posts by pushing them wider and posted links to domestic media with specific messages attacking individuals and political parties, among other tactics. Court documents cited examples of advice the group's organizers gave operatives...

Remains of more than 60 babies, fetuses found stashed in Detroit funeral home
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  • 2018-10-20 02:33:25Z

The incident comes about a week after the badly decomposed bodies of 11 babies were found hidden in a false ceiling at a different funeral home in the Michigan city. No connection between the two cases has yet been established, Detroit's police chief said.

USC agrees to $215 million settlement in California gynecologist case
USC agrees to $215 million settlement in California gynecologist case
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  • 2018-10-20 00:18:18Z

The University of Southern California has reached a $215 million proposed settlement with former patients of a gynecologist at the school who was accused of sexual abuse, the president of the university said in a letter on Friday seen by Reuters. The settlement centers on the conduct of George Tyndall, who practiced at USC until he was suspended in 2016 after a complaint from a health worker accusing him of making sexually inappropriate comments to patients. More than 400 women have since accused Tyndall of sexual abuse, some in a federal lawsuit covered by the settlement and others in state lawsuits that are still pending.

Over 118,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael
Over 118,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael
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  • 2018-10-20 00:16:12Z

In total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph). Some customers in the hardest-hit parts of Florida may have to wait another week or two until service is restored, utilities said.

'Guardrails' needed on social media to combat election meddling in U.S.: Senator Warner
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  • 2018-10-19 21:41:48Z

The indictment on Friday of a Russian woman on charges of attempting to meddle in U.S. elections shows the need for "guardrails" on social media, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said. "It is critical for Congress to step up and immediately act to employ much-needed guardrails on social media.

Trump criticized for praising congressman who body-slammed reporter
Trump criticized for praising congressman who body-slammed reporter
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  • 2018-10-19 20:41:34Z

President Donald Trump reiterated his support for a Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter last year, even as he came under criticism on Friday from U.S. lawmakers and press organizations. Trump's praise for Greg Gianforte, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives who pleaded guilty to an assault charge for the incident involving the reporter, coincides with an international outcry over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "Any guy that can do a body-slam, he's my guy," Trump told a political rally in Missoula, Montana on Thursday night, referring to Gianforte.

USC agrees to $215 million settlement in California gynecologist case
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  • 2018-10-19 17:55:04Z

The University of Southern California has reached a $215 million proposed settlement with former patients of a gynecologist at the school who was accused of sexual abuse, the president of the university said in a letter on Friday seen by Reuters. The settlement centers on the conduct of George Tyndall, who practiced at USC until he was suspended in 2016 after a complaint from a health worker accusing him of making sexually inappropriate comments to patients. Hundreds of women have since then accused Tyndall of sexual abuse.

Texas toddler left at stranger's house, instead of with dad
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  • 2018-10-19 13:47:27Z

The woman who left the child, a friend of the mother, was initially suspected of child abandonment after video, shared widely on social media, showed her hoisting the toddler by the arm to a stranger's house in the northern Houston suburb of Spring on Thursday, authorities said. "The suspect

Factbox: Over 124,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael
Factbox: Over 124,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael
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  • 2018-10-19 12:49:12Z

In total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph). Some customers in the hardest-hit parts of Florida may have to wait another week or

Pennsylvania law to make hazing punishable as felony
Pennsylvania law to make hazing punishable as felony
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  • 2018-10-19 11:49:19Z

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is expected to sign legislation on Friday raising the maximum penalty for fraternity hazing to a felony, carrying up to seven years in prison. Named the "Timothy Piazza Anti-Hazing Law" after a Penn State freshman who died during hazing activities at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house in February 2017, the bill unanimously passed the Legislature. "It's a really big deal, a real change in landscape," said Tom Kline, a Philadelphia lawyer who has represented the Piazza family since their son's death.

U.S. Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion hours before drawing
U.S. Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion hours before drawing
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  • 2018-10-19 10:12:59Z

Excitement over the Mega Millions record has attracted attention from those who do not ordinarily buy tickets. "I get caught up in the frenzy, and you don't want to get left behind," said Venice Naidoo, a client operations specialist at a law firm. The immediate cash value of the Mega Millions prize is $548 million.

Texas police hunt woman who left toddler at stranger's door
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  • 2018-10-19 03:48:13Z

A woman is suspected of child abandonment for hoisting a two-year-old boy by the arm to the house of a stranger in a northern Houston suburb, ringing the doorbell and running away, authorities said on Thursday. Neither woman nor child has been identified in the incident that unfolded in less than 30 seconds on surveillance video, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said. "The child is uninjured and appears to be in good health," it said, adding that the boy was in the custody of Child Protective Services and was being asked who left him behind.

After ad gaffe, North Dakota
After ad gaffe, North Dakota's Heitkamp apologizes in Senate debate
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  • 2018-10-19 02:14:50Z

The ad, intended to highlight her support of women following the brutal debate over a U.S. Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assault, was an untimely gaffe for Heitkamp as she struggles to hang on to her seat in next month's election in a state that Republican President Donald Trump won by a landslide in 2016. "Unfortunately, this week I not only disappointed many in North Dakota, I disappointed myself," Heitkamp said. After Heitkamp's apology, Cramer seemed to see little need to go on the attack, keeping a cordial tone as the two discussed immigration, sexual assault, gun violence in schools and the impact of Trump's trade tariffs.

Judge orders U.S. to review asylum for separated migrant families
Judge orders U.S. to review asylum for separated migrant families
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  • 2018-10-18 21:00:10Z

The order directs the government to begin the process of reviewing asylum claims for about 60 detained parents and children, even if their claims had previously been denied. Civil rights attorneys argued in court papers that the government was violating a September settlement agreement that had cleared the way for more than 1,000 immigrants separated by U.S. officials to have their asylum claims reconsidered.

Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania
Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania
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  • 2018-10-18 20:26:56Z

The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, four Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday. The dioceses of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and Allentown told Reuters that they had received federal subpoenas following a state grand jury report that alleged over 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania had sexually abused children over 70 years.

Utah man indicted over ricin mail threat to Trump, others
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  • 2018-10-18 20:11:39Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A grand jury returned a seven-count indictment on Thursday against a 39-year-old Navy veteran on charges of mailing letters to President Donald Trump and other officials that contained castor beans, from which the deadly poison ricin is derived.

U.S. Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion, second largest on record
U.S. Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion, second largest on record
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  • 2018-10-18 19:16:29Z

The immediate cash value of the Mega Millions prize is $548 million. Among the throngs dreaming of what to do with potential winnings was Erica Young, who works in the Manhattan hotel industry, and who decided to buy a ticket a day ahead of the drawing. Each of the 24 semi-weekly drawings have failed to produce a top winner since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a $543 million jackpot.

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Florida's Republicans feel brunt of hurricane in upcoming election
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  • 2018-10-18 18:41:36Z

To her shock, the 69-year-old retired teacher found her mail-in absentee ballot sitting in her post office box in the town of Port St. Joe. With much of the region still working to secure basic services like electricity, passable roads and phone service after one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the United States, election officials in the Panhandle are scrambling to ensure tens of thousands of people are able to vote. In Florida, the ballot includes one of the country's most closely watched races for the U.S. Senate, pitting Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson against Republican Governor Rick Scott.

Thousands in U.S. South may not be able to cast ballots in early voting
Thousands in U.S. South may not be able to cast ballots in early voting
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  • 2018-10-18 18:36:45Z

The delay disproportionately affected the area around Memphis, a majority African-American city, leading activists to charge the Republican-controlled state government has not done enough to protect the rights of young and minority voters. State officials, however, said they were simply struggling to keep up with a surge in paperwork ahead of Election Day. Democrats view that matchup as one of their few chances to pick up the two additional seats in the U.S. Senate they would need to take a majority and more effectively oppose President Donald Trump's agenda, though recent polls show Blackburn ahead.

Ex-FBI agent charged with leaking sentenced to 48 months
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  • 2018-10-18 18:16:08Z

Albury's sentence is much harsher than his defense lawyers had hoped, but slightly less severe than the 52-month prison term that federal prosecutors were seeking. Albury pleaded guilty to two counts of leaking classified materials earlier this year. Albury's attorneys have said that he was a whistleblower and portrayed his decision to leak information related to the FBI's counterintelligence program as "an act of conscience." A source familiar with the case previously told Reuters that the online news organization The Intercept was the recipient of the information Albury was charged with leaking.

Trump administration asks high court to halt climate change case
Trump administration asks high court to halt climate change case
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  • 2018-10-18 16:34:36Z

In the lawsuit, 21 activists, ages 11 to 22, said federal officials violated their rights to due process under the U.S. Constitution by failing to adequately address carbon pollution such as emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. The lawsuit was filed in 2015 against former President Barack Obama and government agencies in a federal court in Eugene, Oregon. Both the Obama and Trump administration have failed in efforts to have the lawsuit thrown out.

U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut
U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut
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  • 2018-10-18 13:50:55Z

Greenhouse gases emissions from the largest U.S. industrial plants fell 2.7 percent in 2017, the Trump administration said, as coal plants shut and as that industry competes with cheap natural gas and solar and wind power that emit less pollution. The drop was steeper than in 2016 when emissions fell 2 percent, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said. EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler said the data proves that federal regulations are not necessary to drive carbon dioxide reductions.

Former USA Gymnastics boss arrested for Nassar evidence-tampering
Former USA Gymnastics boss arrested for Nassar evidence-tampering
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  • 2018-10-18 12:45:33Z

Penny is due to be extradited to Walker County in Texas to face allegations he removed documents from the USA Gymnastics national team training center there, the U.S. Marshals Service's statement said. Nassar was sentenced in February to up to 125 years in prison after some 200 women, including Olympians, testified about decades of abuse at his hands. Bowing to criticism he did not do more to stop the abuse, Penny resigned last year after more than a decade running the sport's national governing body, saying he was heartbroken to learn of the accusations.

Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveries
Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveries
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  • 2018-10-18 08:04:26Z

The Trump administration will begin withdrawing from a United Nations pact that offered low rates for foreign postal deliveries of small packages in the United States, the latest move to challenge practices it sees as unfairly advantageous to China. White House officials said on Wednesday the United States would start the process of leaving the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a Switzerland-based organization that connects postal services worldwide.

More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala
More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala
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  • 2018-10-18 03:10:38Z

The migrants hope to reach Mexico and then cross its northern border with the United States, to seek refuge from endemic violence and poverty in Central America. Several thousand people are now journeying in the caravan, according to a Reuters witness traveling with the group in Guatemala, where men, women and children on foot or riding in trucks filled a road on their long journey to Mexico. A first group made it to Guatemala City by dusk on Wednesday.

Late brothel owner Hof will win Nevada vote: campaign manager
Late brothel owner Hof will win Nevada vote: campaign manager
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  • 2018-10-18 03:00:45Z

A brothel-owning Republican candidate for the Nevada state legislature who died this week will remain on the ballot and win his election in November, his campaign manager predicted on Wednesday. Dennis Hof, 72, who died on Tuesday, styled himself as America's best-known pimp and a strip-club owner who ran multiple brothels. "I feel very comfortable predicting that he is still going to win the election on November 6," campaign manager Chuck Muth said in an interview, adding Republicans had a 2-to-1 advantage over Democrats in the state Assembly district in terms of voter registration.

Sheriff says 'every second counts' in search for Wisconsin girl
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  • 2018-10-17 23:39:08Z

"We believe Jayme was in the home at the time of the homicides and we believe she's in danger," Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, who is leading the search, told a news conference. Police issued an Amber Alert for the girl on Monday afternoon after discovering the bodies of her parents earlier that day. The deaths of James and Denise Closs, who had suffered gunshot wounds, were ruled homicides on Wednesday, Fitzgerald said.

Man sentenced to nearly 25 years for arson of Texas mosque
Man sentenced to nearly 25 years for arson of Texas mosque
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  • 2018-10-17 21:10:48Z

A man convicted of a hate crime in setting fire to a mosque in Texas was sentenced to almost 25 years in prison.

Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveries
Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveries
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  • 2018-10-17 20:11:58Z

The Trump administration will begin withdrawing from a United Nations pact that offered low rates for foreign postal deliveries of small packages in the United States, the latest move to challenge practices it sees as unfairly advantageous to China. White House officials said on Wednesday the United States would start the process of leaving the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a Switzerland-based organization that connects postal services worldwide. The White House said the UPU enables foreign postal services to take advantage of cheap shipments to the United States, creating an unfair cost advantage over U.S. companies that ship goods, and hurting the U.S. Postal Service.

More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala
More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala
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  • 2018-10-17 19:14:14Z

The migrants hope to reach Mexico and then cross its northern border with the United States, to seek refuge from endemic violence and poverty in Central America. Several thousand people are now part of the caravan, according to a Reuters witness traveling with the group in Guatemala, where men women and children on foot and riding in trucks filled a road on their long journey to Mexico. Later on Wednesday, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said his government rejects constraints placed on foreign aid.

Trump threatens funds unless California prevents more wildfires
Trump threatens funds unless California prevents more wildfires
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  • 2018-10-17 18:01:05Z

President Donald Trump sounded a tough note on California's land and fire management on Wednesday, a year after some of the worst blazes the state has ever seen, threatening to stop billions of dollars of federal funding if California does not clean up its forests to reduce the risk of fire. "It's hurting our budget, it's hurting our country and they better get their act together," Trump said at a cabinet meeting, aiming his remarks at California Governor Jerry Brown, whom he has frequently criticized over immigration and other policies. Earlier this week, California's largest public utility cut off power to about 60,000 customers for up to two days as high winds threatened to topple...

U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut
U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut
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  • 2018-10-17 17:33:15Z

Greenhouse gases emissions from the largest U.S. industrial plants fell 2.7 percent in 2017, the Trump administration said, as coal plants shut and as that industry competes with cheap natural gas and solar and wind power that emit less pollution. The drop was steeper than in 2016 when emissions fell 2 percent, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said. EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler said the data proves that federal regulations are not necessary to drive carbon dioxide reductions.

U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probe
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  • 2018-10-17 17:23:16Z

Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports and with conspiracy, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Edwards, 40, was expected to make an initial appearance in Virginia federal court later in the day.

U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition
U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition
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  • 2018-10-17 15:12:32Z

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare, polio-like condition that causes weakness in the arms or legs, across 22 states. The CDC is investigating 127 reported cases, including the ones that have been confirmed. The number of confirmed cases reported to date is similar to levels reported in the fall of 2014 and 2016.

U.S. holiday hiring hits highest since 2014 as consumer confidence soars
U.S. holiday hiring hits highest since 2014 as consumer confidence soars
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  • 2018-10-17 15:00:08Z

Retailers have said they would add 704,000 jobs in total to their rosters ahead of the important holiday shopping season, which is up 1.2 percent from the previous best figures in 2014, according to global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc in a report released on Wednesday. Target Corp, Amazon.com Inc and Macy's lead the top retailers in hiring, signaling that sales at their stores would be charged by customers digging deep into their wallets. Overall sales for the holiday season - traditionally between Thanksgiving and Christmas - is expected to rise 4.3 to 4.8 percent to $717.45 billion and $720.89 billion, excluding autos, gasoline and dining...

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U.S. first lady's plane lands safely after 'mechanical' issue
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  • 2018-10-17 14:58:41Z

About 15 minutes after takeoff, the plane's cabin started filling with smoke and there was a smell of something burning, according to a separate statement from White House pool reporters who were on board. "Everything is fine and everyone is safe," Grisham said. The plane was supposed

Lack of power, phones hampering rescue efforts after Hurricane Michael
Lack of power, phones hampering rescue efforts after Hurricane Michael
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  • 2018-10-17 14:06:54Z

Florida officials have not said how many people are missing. Teams made up of hundreds of volunteers with the Houston-based CrowdSource Rescue organization were searching for more than 1,135 people in Florida who lost contact with friends and family, Matthew Marchetti, co-founder of Houston-based CrowdSource Rescue. The death toll includes 17 in Florida, one in Georgia, three in North Carolina and six in Virginia, according to a Reuters tally of official reports.

Rising rates knock U.S. mortgage activity to lowest since 2014: MBA
Rising rates knock U.S. mortgage activity to lowest since 2014: MBA
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  • 2018-10-17 13:11:15Z

Loan applications for home refinancing tumbled to their lowest level since late 2000, while mortgage requests to buy a home dropped to their weakest level in 20 months, MBA data showed. The Washington-based group's seasonally adjusted index on mortgage applications fell 7.1 percent to 322.1 in the week ended Oct. 12. The jump in mortgage rates is another headwind for the housing sector that is already struggling with lean inventory and rising building costs.

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In U.S. Senate battle in Texas O'Rourke gets tough, but is it too late?
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  • 2018-10-17 12:45:17Z

Falling behind in the polls and running out of time, the Democratic contender for the U.S. Senate went on the attack against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in a raucous debate in Texas on Tuesday night, calling him dishonest and resurrecting President Donald Trump's campaign nickname, "Lyin' Ted." Cruz fired back repeatedly, casting O'Rourke as out of touch with the values of Texas voters during a free-swinging debate that turned personal over divisive issues such as healthcare, climate change and the possible impeachment of Trump. "Senator Cruz is not going to be honest with you. O'Rourke used the nickname Trump gave Cruz during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign.

More than 155,000 U.S. customers without power after Hurricane Michael
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  • 2018-10-17 11:49:55Z

More than 155,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast were still without power early Wednesday, local power companies said, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. In total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph). Some customers in the hardest-hit parts of Florida may have to wait another week or two until their service is restored, utilities said.

U.S. states opposed to offshore drilling find hope in Zinke
U.S. states opposed to offshore drilling find hope in Zinke's words
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  • 2018-10-17 11:37:42Z

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has hinted to at least six coastal states that he will keep their waters out of a looming plan to expand U.S. offshore drilling, telling some they lack enough oil to be included anyway, according to state officials and transcripts from public hearings. Zinke's comments are the clearest indication to date that the Trump administration's initial proposal to open nearly all U.S. waters to drilling, announced in January, will be significantly pared back by the time it is finalized. The administration had billed its initial plan as a good way to boost domestic energy production, but officials from nearly every Atlantic and...

U.S. courts abruptly tossed 9,000 deportation cases. Here
U.S. courts abruptly tossed 9,000 deportation cases. Here's why
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  • 2018-10-17 11:05:50Z

The notice to appear in court that Barrios had received in her deportation case hadn't specified a time or date for her first hearing, noting that they would be determined later. The Supreme Court case involved Wescley Fonseca Pereira, a Brazilian immigrant who overstayed his visa and was put into deportation proceedings in 2006. The Supreme Court ruled that paperwork failing to designate a time and place didn't constitute a legal notice to appear in court.

Numbers drawn for record $667-million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot
Numbers drawn for record $667-million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot
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  • 2018-10-17 03:47:33Z

The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61 and 69 with the Mega Ball of 9. The jackpot, which eclipses the previous high of $656 million, follows an 11-week winless streak for the top prize of the Mega Millions lottery. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown with each of the 23 semi-weekly drawings that failed to

Death toll from Florida hurricane at least 27, hundreds missing
Death toll from Florida hurricane at least 27, hundreds missing
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  • 2018-10-17 02:44:57Z

Rescue teams searched ravaged areas of Florida's Panhandle on Tuesday for hundreds of people reported missing nearly a week after Hurricane Michael flattened communities in the region and killed at least 27. Matthew Marchetti, co-founder of Houston-based CrowdSource Rescue, which had hundreds of

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O'Rourke comes out swinging at 'Lyin Ted' Cruz in Texas debate
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  • 2018-10-17 02:20:30Z

O'Rourke resurrected the nickname given Cruz by Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. "It's why the president called him 'Lyin' Ted,'and why the nickname stuck." Cruz took note of the more aggressive posture from O'Rourke, who had been hesitant to attack Cruz while portraying himself as a unifying figure who could bring Texans together, and made reference to O'Rourke's declining standing in the polls. "It's clear Congressman O'Rourke's pollsters have told him to come out on the attack," Cruz said.

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