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U.S. police deaths on duty spiked in 2016: FBI

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty-six police officers were killed on the job by felons in 2016, up about 61 percent from 41 deaths a year ago, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday.

Patchwork of destruction left by deadly California wildfires

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Californians on Monday picked through the debris of homes and businesses incinerated by the deadliest wildfires in the state's history while firefighters hoped to have the blazes contained by Friday.

Trump says he believes Cuba responsible for attacks that hurt U.S. diplomats

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that he believes Havana is responsible for a series of incidents that Washington thinks hurt at least 22 U.S. diplomats over a period of months in Cuba, prompting Washington to scale back its presence there.

Dispute over Venezuela vote could spark more unrest, sanctions

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:22pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition refused on Monday to recognize a surprise win for the ruling socialists in weekend gubernatorial elections, raising the prospect of new protests and foreign sanctions against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

North Korea warns states: Don't join any U.S. action and you're safe

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:59pm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel's subpoena

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. political research firm that commissioned a dossier on Donald Trump while he was running for president said on Monday it would not comply with subpoenas issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, endangering troops

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:55am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, a step toward resolving the politically charged case that could send him to prison for life.

U.S. Senator Menendez's corruption trial to proceed: judge

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:27am
NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - The bribery case against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez survived a key test on Monday, as the federal judge overseeing his trial rejected a defense motion to throw out the most serious charges.

Colony Capital in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:57am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

#MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts on Facebook.

Nordstrom family suspends attempt to take retailer private

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:14am
(Reuters) - Nordstrom Inc said on Monday its founding family had suspended attempts to take the upscale retailer private for the rest of the year due to difficulties in arranging funds for the deal ahead of the holiday season.

Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:05am
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces captured the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish vote on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country.

Weinstein Co enters talks over potential sale

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:58am
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks for a sale of the bulk of its assets with private equity firm Colony Capital, the two companies said in a statement on Monday. http://reut.rs/2ykT2if

Madrid moves towards direct rule over Catalonia

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:57am
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan authorities must drop a bid for independence by Thursday, the Spanish government said, moving closer to imposing direct rule over the region after its leader missed an initial deadline to back down.

Trump, Democrats spar over whether tax plan will help middle class

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Middle-class Americans' incomes would eventually rise more than $4,000 if corporate tax cuts were enacted, the Trump administration said in an analysis released on Monday to counter Democratic criticisms that its tax proposals overwhelmingly benefit the rich.

Venezuela vote dispute risks rekindling unrest, new sanctions

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:35am
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition refused on Monday to recognize a surprise win for the ruling socialists in weekend regional elections, potentially rekindling protests and fresh foreign sanctions on the oil-rich country's moribund economy.

EU defends Iran deal despite Trump, appeals to U.S. Congress

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:30am
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday reaffirmed its support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers despite sharp criticism of the accord by President Donald Trump, and it urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

Austria's conservative shift opens path to power for far right

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:42am
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's shift to the right in a parliamentary election has paved the way for young conservative star Sebastian Kurz to become the country's next leader and opened a path for the resurgent far right to return to power.

Austrian vote gives mandate to far right to enter coalition talks

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:03am
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrians shifted to the right in Sunday's parliamentary elections, giving the far-right Freedom Party a mandate to enter coalition talks with young conservative victor Sebastian Kurz, who fell short of a parliamentary majority.

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