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Dodgers beat Cubs in Game Five to reach World Series

1 hour 38 min ago
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 1988 after beating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday to clinch the National League Championship series 4-1.

Nissan's inappropriate inspections started at least 20 years ago: NHK

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:31pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Inappropriate inspection practices at Nissan Motor Co Ltd had been going for at least 20 years, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, in a new revelation that could further roil Japan's second-biggest automaker.

Senate passes budget blueprint key to Trump tax effort

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.

Japan's Emperor Akihito likely to abdicate at end-March 2019: Asahi

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:03pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Emperor Akihito is likely to abdicate at the end of March 2019 and Crown Prince Naruhito is expected to ascend the throne in April, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries, the Asahi newspaper reported on Friday.

Exclusive: Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:51pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen major U.S. companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters.

Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:48pm
(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, called on voters to reject a growing "politics of division" that he said was corroding American democracy.

Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:46pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.

North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:47pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday.

Obama urges New Jersey voters to reject 'politics of division'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:43pm
(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, urged voters in New Jersey to reject the "politics of division" by supporting Democrats in next month's state elections.

Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, defends immigration and trade

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:19pm
(Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush decried "bullying and prejudice" while defending immigrants and trade on Thursday in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump.

Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:12pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

White nationalist heckled at University of Florida speech

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:04pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" at a white nationalist at the University of Florida on Thursday, disrupting his speech at the campus that erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against violence.

Trump administration weighs tighter vetting for women, children refugees: sources

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering tightening the vetting process for women and children seeking to enter the United States as refugees, a proposal that if adopted would bring security checks closer to those for adult men, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.

Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, slams 'bullying and prejudice'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:45pm
(Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush on Thursday decried "bullying and prejudice" in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump.

Putin dials up anti-U.S. rhetoric, keeps mum on re-election

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:21pm
SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging critiques of U.S. foreign policy on Thursday, listing what he called some of the biggest betrayals in U.S.-Russia relations.

Germany says worried about new generation of Islamic State recruits

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:19pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency said on Thursday that minors returning from war zones in Syria and Iraq could grow into a new generation of recruits in Germany for the Islamic State group.

Exclusive: New data shows race disparities in Canada's bail system

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:43pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Black people in Canada’s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters.

Protesters denounce white nationalist's speech at Florida university

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:16pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters marched at the University of Florida on Thursday to denounce a speech by a white nationalist, saying his white supremacy message had no place on the campus that was filled with police and barricades to guard against unrest.

Senate heads for vote crucial to Trump's tax reform plan

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support.

Maltese journalist probably killed by remotely detonated bomb: government

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:01pm
VALLETTA (Reuters) - Police believe a bomb that killed a prominent journalist in Malta was attached beneath her car and triggered remotely, a government spokeswoman said on Thursday, giving first details of the investigation.