Call to reopen unsolved murder of Louisville civil rights pioneer LOUISVILLE (Reuters) – Louisville police said on Thursday they were reviewing a request to reopen the 51-year-old unsolved murder of the city’s first female prosecutor, a civil rights pioneer who once represented boxer Muhammad Ali.
Compound found to treat three parasitic tropical diseases LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have found a single class of drugs that can kill the parasites responsible for three tropical diseases that affect millions in Africa, Asia and Latin America – Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness.
Kremlin denies report of Russia-U.S. deal on Assad’s future MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday that a report by the al-Hayat newspaper on an agreement between Russia and the United States on the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not true.
Mattress Firm in talks with Steinhoff International -FT Aug 7 (Reuters) – South Africa’s Steinhoff International
is nearing a deal to buy Mattress Firm Holding Corp
the largest specialty bedding retailer in the U.S.
according to a report in the Financial Times on Sunday.
Macedonia declares state of emergency after 21 die in flash floods SKOPJE (Reuters) – Macedonia declared a state of emergency in its capital Skopje and neighboring districts on Sunday, a day after at least 21 people were killed in flash floods caused by a storm.
BRIEF-Pharmerica Q2 adjusted EPS $0.47 * Q2 revenue $519.6 million versus I/B/E/S view $508.3
Delta Air Lines to cancel nearly 250 flights on Tuesday (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc said it was cancelling nearly 250 flights on Tuesday as it looks to restore operations after a power outage hit its computer systems on Monday, causing the cancellation of about 1,000 flights.
Bosnian ‘Indiana Jones’ digs for controversy again with park VISOKO, Bosnia (Reuters) – In a far-flung valley of Bosnia, volunteers are building a spiral-shaped botanical garden in a new park and carving marble obelisks with cosmic signs while visitors…
Wall Street Week Ahead: Again at highs, stocks to take cues from consumer NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. stock market that rose again to record highs on Friday on the back of a robust employment report will take its cues next week from a facet of the economy that also has shown signs of strength: the consumer.
Former L.A. county sheriff indicted on new federal charges LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who earlier this week withdrew his guilty plea to a charge of lying to federal investigators in a corruption probe, was indicted on Friday on three new criminal counts, prosecutors said.
BRIEF-Fortune minerals announces extension of warrants * Extension of expiry date of outstanding 3.3 million
unlisted common share purchase warrants from August 18, 2016 to
August 18, 2017
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U.S. urges Russia to halt Syria sieges; Russia slams aid politicization UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council must not allow civilians on both sides of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be cut off from humanitarian aid, the United States said on Monday as Russia accused Washington of politicizing a humanitarian issue.
Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards (Reuters) – Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained “logic boards” it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.Amid campaign turmoil, Trump allies urge him to get back on track WASHINGTON/PORTLAND, Me. (Reuters) – Supporters of Republican Donald Trump urged him to get back on message on Thursday after a week of dropping opinion poll numbers and a war of words with ranking Republicans over his U.S. presidential campaign.
Storm Earl lashes Belize with wind, rain, heads for Mexico BELIZE CITY (Reuters) – Tropical storm Earl whipped Belize with wind and heavy rain as it weakened, moving into Guatemala toward southeastern Mexico on Thursday after hundreds of people took shelter overnight.
Pregnant in Miami: Zika’s arrival adds new anxieties TAMPA, Fla./NEW YORK (Reuters) – Since Florida officials declared that the Zika virus is circulating in the state, Miami-area resident Karla Maguire has avoided taking her toddler son to a playground where mosquitoes may be biting. She walks her dogs less frequently and vigilantly applies bug repellant when she must go outside.
MetLife profit falls short of estimates on weaker underwriting (Reuters) – MetLife Inc , the largest U.S. life insurer, reported a quarterly profit that widely missed analysts’ estimates, largely due to weaker underwriting and tax-related adjustment in two of its largest markets.
GM mosquito trial will not significantly impact environment: FDA (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that a field trial testing Intrexon Corp’s genetically engineered mosquitoes, meant to be used in the battle against Zika, would not have a significant impact on the environment.
Apple reports progress in workforce diversity SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc on Wednesday reported improvements in gender and ethnic diversity in June as the U.S. technology company stayed ahead of fellow Silicon Valley power houses Google and Facebook Inc in hiring minorities.
Private company wins U.S. clearance to fly to the moon CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A Florida-based company won U.S. government permission on Wednesday to send a robotic lander to the moon next year, the firm’s founder said, marking the first time the United States has cleared a private space mission to fly beyond Earth’s orbit.
Norwegian arrested in Maine after threatening to kill police (Reuters) – A Norwegian man was arrested on Wednesday after sending emails threatening to kill police in Maine with explosives and high-powered rifles, officials said.
Philistines were more sophisticated than given credit for, say archeologists ASHKELON, Israel (Reuters) – Philistines were no “philistines”, say archaeologists who unearthed a 3,000-year-old cemetery in which members of the biblical nation were buried along with jewelry and perfumed oil.
Berkshire profit up 25 percent as insurance helps, BNSF weighs (Reuters) – Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said its second-quarter profit rose 25 percent, helped by improvement in insurance underwriting, investment gains and the purchase of Precision Castparts…
Six dead in Mexico as remnants of Earl trigger landslides MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Six people died in eastern Mexico on Saturday after they were buried in landslides caused by intense rainfall from the remnants of now-downgraded Tropical Storm Earl, an emergency services official said.
Javier swirls toward Mexico’s Baja Peninsula resorts, no hurricane seen MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Javier was expected to bring wind and rain to Mexico’s tourist haven of Cabo San Lucas later on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, adding that it was no longer expected to become a hurricane.
Amid campaign turmoil, Trump allies urge him to get back on track WASHINGTON/PORTLAND, Me. (Reuters) – Supporters of Republican Donald Trump urged him to get back on message on Thursday after a week of dropping opinion poll numbers and a war of words with ranking Republicans over his U.S. presidential campaign.
Bristol-Myers’ Opdivo fails lung cancer trial; shares plunge (Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said its blockbuster Opdivo immunotherapy failed to slow progression of symptoms in previously untreated patients with advanced lung cancer in a late-stage study, a major setback expected to benefit Merck & Co’s rival medicine.
Investor Wilbur Ross urges Trump not to let his behavior become the issue NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross stood behind Republican Donald Trump but urged him to stop engaging in exchanges that benefit the Democrats and make the real estate mogul’s behavior the issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.
Sudan floods kill 76, destroy thousands of houses CAIRO (Reuters) – Floods and heavy rain in Sudan have killed 76 people and destroyed thousands of homes in recent days, the interior minister said on Thursday.
Renee Zellweger slams media speculation about plastic surgery LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Renee Zellweger criticized media outlets for discussing her appearance, and said she did not have any surgery to alter her face, in an essay published on Friday.