Month: September 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI is free to investigate any sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that it deems credible, two White House spokeswomen said on Sunday, rebuffing reports that the administration has tried to limit the probe. FILE PHOTO: Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on
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PARIS (Reuters) – Boat traffic on the Seine came to a standstill on Sunday to make way for a floating runway featuring movies stars and models in an extravaganza orchestrated by cosmetics company L’Oreal to coincide with Paris Fashion Week. Luxury clothing brands from Chanel to Kering’s Gucci have for years picked increasingly elaborate settings
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Junior quarterback McKenzie Milton passed for four touchdowns and rushed for two more as No. 13 UCF extended its school and American Athletic Conference record winning streak to 17 games — the nation’s longest — with a 45-14 victory over penalty-plagued Pittsburgh on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Jan 1, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Central Florida
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings announced on Sunday its first restructuring in six years, done at a time it faces increased challenges from tighter government regulations. A Tencent sign is seen during the fourth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song The reshuffle comes as Tencent
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WHEELING, WVa. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday used the stalled nomination of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a rallying cry for Republican voters in November congressional elections. President Donald Trump makes remarks at WesBanco Arena during a Make America Great Again rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mike
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The fourth-inning home run by New York rookie Gleyber Torres on Saturday at Boston was the 265th homer of the season for the Yankees, surpassing the 1997 Seattle Mariners for the most in a single season in major league history. Sep 29, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) hits
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Major League Baseball announced suspensions Saturday for New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Andrew Kittredge for incidents that occurred in the sixth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Sep 27, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) reacts
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) – When a Democrat with Palestinian-Mexican ancestry who had never before run for office was picked to challenge a Republican incumbent in a staunchly conservative southern California congressional district, few gave him much of a chance. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), leaves federal court in San Diego, California, U.S. September 24, 2018.
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MUNICH (Reuters) – German brake maker Knorr-Bremse [STELLG.UL] has disclosed a contractual dispute with Robert Bosch GmbH [ROBG.UL] ahead of a stock market flotation that could raise up to 4.2 billion euros ($4.9 billion). Bosch parking deck is pictured near airport in Stuttgart, Germany, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle Knorr said Bosch, the privately held
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The Chicago Bulls will be without second-year forward Lauri Markkanen for six to eight weeks as the result of a high-grade lateral elbow sprain. Apr 6, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) controls the ball as Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) defends during the second half at TD Garden. Bob
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(Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed several gun control bills into law on Friday, including one measure that raises the minimum age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. FILE PHOTO: California Governor Jerry Brown in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves/File Photo The new laws come seven months after
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas’ Republican governor said on Friday that legislation limiting transgender people’s access to bathrooms in public schools and government buildings is no longer a priority, signaling a slight change in his stance on a measure seen by critics as discriminatory. FILE PHOTO: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the annual National
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Wide receiver A.J. Green practiced Friday and declared himself healthy as the Cincinnati Bengals head to Atlanta to face the Falcons on Sunday. Sep 23, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) walks off the field after the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy
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