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Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 226, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

Top Reuters News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:25
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 226.

Powerful Hurricane Maria lashes St. Croix, takes aim at Puerto Rico

Top Reuters News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 03:03
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and was headed to Puerto Rico with catastrophic winds and dangerous storm surges.

Desperate night search for children in Mexico school ruins after quake

Top Reuters News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 03:03
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate parents and rescue workers pulled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of young children feared buried under a Mexico City school destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

Top Reuters News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 01:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.   

China offers support for strife-torn Venezuela at United Nations

Top Reuters News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 01:00
BEIJING (Reuters) - China believes that the Venezuelan government and people can resolve their problems within a legal framework and maintain national stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Venezuelan counterpart at the United Nations.

Strong quake near Mexico City kills almost 150, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

Top Reuters News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:57
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 149.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi denies going 'soft' on military

Top Reuters News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:16
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a suggestion she is soft on the military, which the United Nations has accused of ethnic cleansing, saying her relationship with the generals was normal and her objective was national reconciliation.

Trump's U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:14
Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon's White House departure has not muted the president's "America First" foreign policy instincts.

Strong quake near Mexico City kills more than 138

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:13
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 138 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers scoured frantically under the rubble of ruins for survivors.

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein interviewed over FBI ex-director's firing: WSJ

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

T-Mobile US explores takeover of Sprint: source

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:57
(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up its majority ownership of Sprint, a person familiar with the matter said.

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:43
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials.

Hurricane Maria bears down on St. Croix, Puerto Rico after trashing Dominica

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:12
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and bore down menacingly on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the tiny island nation of Dominica.

Dozens dead as major earthquake strikes near Mexico City

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:07
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 60 people in several states, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital and forcing thousands of people into the streets in panic.

Spielberg steps in as CEO at Amblin as Michael Wright steps down

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:46

Amblin Partners said late Tuesday that Chief Executive Michael Wright is stepping down and handing the CEO role over to Amblin Chairman Steven Spielberg. The privately held joint venture, which includes Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media, said Wright will be the executive producer for two upcoming films. Amblin said that Jeff Small will remain as president and co-CEO and oversee operations with Spielberg.

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After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:40
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The legacies of racism, not only the violent protests that gripped St. Louis after a white former police officer was acquitted of murdering a black man, must be addressed, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.

Suu Kyi silence on Myanmar ethnic cleansing charge draws cool response

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:33
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned rights abuses in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address U.N. accusations of ethnic cleansing, drawing cool international responses and calls for action to help minority Muslims.

Senate panel cancels interview with Trump lawyer, asks him to open hearing

Top Reuters News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election abruptly canceled an interview with President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday after he issued a statement about his testimony in violation of committee policy.

Microsoft hikes quarterly dividend, announces changes to board of directors

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:22

Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday that it is increasing its quarterly dividend to 42 cents per share, or 7.6% compared with the year-earlier quarter. The dividend is payable Dec. 14, 2017 to shareholders of record on Nov. 16, 2017. The ex-dividend date will be Nov. 15, 2017. In addition to the dividend hike the company also said it was adding PepsiCo Inc. Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston to its board of directors. Microsoft stock edged down 0.1% after hours, after closing nearly 0.5% up to $75.44 during the regular session.

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