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Five reported dead in military plane crash near Savannah, Georgia

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Puerto Rico Air National Guard cargo plane crashed during a training mission in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday, killing at least five people and scattering debris across railroad tracks and a highway, officials and local media said.

Trump replaces White House lawyer on Russia probe

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 3:45pm
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyer Emmet Flood, who advised President Bill Clinton in impeachment proceedings, will assist President Donald Trump with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, replacing Ty Cobb, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.

Another 49 Central Americans from caravan cross U.S. border

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 3:26pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Forty-nine Central Americans from a migrant caravan that angered President Donald Trump crossed into the United States to seek asylum on Wednesday morning, while dozens more woke to a rainy, cold third day camped outside a U.S. port of entry.

Trump replaces White House lawyer in Russia probe

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 3:17pm
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyer Emmet Flood, who advised President Bill Clinton in impeachment proceedings, will assist President Donald Trump with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, replacing Ty Cobb, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.

Cambridge Analytica and parent SCL Elections shutting down

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 3:12pm
(Reuters) - Cambridge Analytica, the data firm embroiled in a controversy over its handling of Facebook Inc user data, and its British parent firm SCL Elections Ltd are shutting down immediately, the company said on Wednesday.

At least two dead in military plane crash near Savannah, Georgia

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 3:09pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least two people died when a Puerto Rico Air National Guard weather reconnaissance plane crashed on Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia during a training flight, sending up thick clouds of black smoke, according to officials and television images.

Southwest jet makes emergency stop in Cleveland with cracked window

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:00pm
(Reuters) - A Newark, New Jersey-bound Southwest Airlines Co flight made an emergency landing in Cleveland on Wednesday after a window pane cracked in flight, airline officials and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said.

U.S. military C-130 plane crashes during training, survivors unlikely

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Puerto Rico Air National Guard C-130 transport plane crashed on Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia, during a training flight, and survivors were unlikely, officials said.

Southwest jet makes emergency stop in Cleveland with window crack

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:14pm
(Reuters) - A New Jersey-bound Southwest Airlines Co flight made an emergency landing in Cleveland on Wednesday after a window pane cracked in flight, airline officials and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said.

Bombardier, Airbus name leaders of new CSeries partnership: memo

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:42am
MONTREAL/PARIS (Reuters) - Bombardier and Airbus named the top leaders for the CSeries program, in a further step towards finalizing a deal in which the European planemaker will take control of the Canadian jetliner, according to a memo to staff on Wednesday that was seen by Reuters.

Iowa passes 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban, most restrictive in U.S.

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:52am
(Reuters) - Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States on Wednesday, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant.

Pentagon stops selling Huawei, ZTE phones in its bases, cites security

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense has stopped selling mobile phones and modems made by the Chinese technology companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp in stores on its military bases, citing potential security risks.

Trump claims immunity, asks court to toss foreign payments suit

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:23am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has again asked a U.S. court to dismiss a suit accusing him of flouting constitutional safeguards against corruption by refusing to separate himself from his business empire while in office, claiming "absolute immunity."

Buffett draws them in even as Berkshire comes up short

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:51am
(Reuters) - He thinks of himself as a teacher, and to many he is an icon. But to Wall Street, Warren Buffett is something quite different.

GM to provide loans to Korean unit, state-run bank to receive shares: sources

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:29am
SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors' planned $3.6 billion cash infusion to rescue its South Korean business will be in the form of loans, while Korea Development Bank (KDB) will receive preference shares for its $750 million investment in GM Korea, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Trump weighs former U.S. lawmaker Miller for VA post

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:26am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is interviewing former House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller this week as a possible choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs after his earlier pick withdrew, a White House official said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: UPS weighs strategy to deliver bulky goods to boost growth

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:14am
(Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is in talks with at least one U.S. trucking firm to launch an in-home delivery service for large, heavy goods such as couches and treadmills, as the world's largest package deliverer looks to cash in on one the fastest growing segments of online retail.

Wall Street edges lower on Fed nerves, Apple limits loss

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:12am
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as caution set in ahead of the Federal Reserve's regular policy statement, while strong results from Apple kept losses in check.

Ultimate frontier market? Amid thaw, Chinese eye North Korea real estate

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:08am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese property speculators are starting to bet on a rapid improvement in relations between North Korea and the rest of the world, pushing up prices in the border city of Dandong and even spurring buying interest in the world's most isolated country.

Apple shares rise after sales quell iPhone worries

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:44am
(Reuters) - Shares of Apple Inc rose 3 percent on Wednesday after the company's quarterly report and current-quarter iPhone sales forecast calmed investor nerves about a potential slowdown in sales of its flagship product.

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