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Senate's McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure a heavy blow, with several other Republicans still undecided on the measure.

Hurricane-ravaged U.S. cities hit by rising cleanup costs

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:29
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Communities in Texas and Florida, each swamped by a hurricane within two weeks of one another, are rewriting debris removal contracts and paying millions of dollars more to lure trucks, as subcontractors say costs have jumped.

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing on deal terms - sources

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:20
(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp , people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.

Trump administration drops Obama-era guidance on college sex crimes

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:09
(Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said on Friday her department was issuing new interim guidelines to colleges on how to handle sexual assault allegations, rescinding Obama administration rules that it said treated the accused unfairly.

'Unfit' Uber stripped of London license

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:07
LONDON (Reuters) - London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities.

At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:31
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday after destroying homes, causing widespread flooding, crippling economies and killing at least 25 people on Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.

U.S. seeks urgent action on Myanmar, while U.N. eyes $200 million for refugees

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:09
YANGON/DHAKA (Reuters) - The United States wants Myanmar to take urgent action to end violence in Rakhine state, where a military offensive has created a crisis that could jeopardize its economic and political transition, a U.S. official said on Friday.

Uber stripped of London license, plans to appeal

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:08
LONDON (Reuters) - London stripped Uber on Friday of its license to operate from the end of next week in a huge blow to the taxi service and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities.

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing deal terms - sources

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:57
(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp , people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.

Exclusive: VW moves to secure cobalt supplies in shift to electric cars

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:38
LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Volkswagen is moving to secure long-term supplies of cobalt, a vital component of rechargeable batteries, as the group accelerates its ambitious shift to electric cars.

Hurricane Maria lashes Turks and Caicos after killing 30 people

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:33
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday after destroying homes, causing widespread flooding, crippling economies and killing at least 30 people on Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.

Time Inc in talks to sell assets; warns on third-quarter ad revenue softness

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:58
(Reuters) - Time Inc said on Friday it was looking to sell several assets, including Time Inc UK, and warned it experienced more-than-anticipated softness in both print and advertising revenue during the current quarter.

Without U.S., 11 nations in TPP inch closer to a deal

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:21
TOKYO (Reuters) - The 11 nations remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the United States withdrew have inched closer to a comprehensive deal, offering hope that major countries can maintain free trade in the face of U.S. protectionism, a negotiator said on Friday.

U.N. estimates $200 million needed for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh for six months

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:15
DHAKA (Reuters) - The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in "massive numbers" to escape a bloody military campaign.

Alabama Senate race tests Trump's ability to deliver his voters

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will test his ability to persuade his staunchly anti-establishment political base to get behind Republican incumbents when he wades into a bitter U.S. Senate fight in Alabama on Friday.

Uber stripped of London license

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:00
LONDON (Reuters) - London stripped Uber [UBER.UL] on Friday of its license to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world's biggest cities.

Hurricane Maria churns toward Turks and Caicos and leaves 32 dead

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 06:32
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria churned toward the Turks and Caicos on Friday after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes, flooded streets, crippled economies and left at least 32 people dead.

A North Korea nuclear test over the Pacific? Logical, terrifying

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:55
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - Detonating a nuclear-tipped missile over the Pacific Ocean would be a logical final step by North Korea to prove the success of its weapons program but would be extremely provocative and carry huge risks, arms control experts said on Friday.

Kremlin: Russia did not use Facebook adverts to sway U.S. election

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:28
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia did not place adverts on Facebook Inc to try to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

Hurricane Maria churns toward Turks and Caicos, death toll mounts

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:23
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria barreled toward the Turks and Caicos on Friday after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes, caused flooding, devastated economies and left at least 32 people dead.

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