California wildfire displaces exotic animals, horses, cats and dogs, too LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A virtual Noah’s Ark of wild beasts and livestock has been relocated to save them from a massive wildfire burning north of Los Angeles in a region that is home to exotic animal sanctuaries and horse ranches.
Trump, looking to right his campaign ship, plans to endorse Ryan DES MOINES, Iowa/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump took steps to steer his White House campaign back into favor with his party establishment on Friday with reported plans to endorse U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan after expressing coolness toward him earlier this week.
Bomb targeting mourners at Pakistan hospital kills at least 10 QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – A bomb blast at a Pakistani hospital killed at least 10 people and wounded 30 in Quetta, the capital of the violence-plagued southwestern province of Baluchistan, on Monday, a senior provincial official said.
Websites often promote unproven stem cell therapies (Reuters Health) – Many websites marketing unproven stem cell therapies directly to consumers are popping up even in developed nations where laws have been passed to protect patients from false medical advertising, a new study suggests.
BRIEF-Eloro to acquire Tartisan’s La Victoria polymetallic property * Eloro Resources and Tartisan Resources announce execution
of definitive agreements for Eloro to acquire a 100 percent
interest in Tartisan’s La Victoria polymetallic property,
U.S. refining trade group pushes EPA to change biofuels program WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An oil refining group on Thursday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to change the way it enforces the country’s biofuel mandate, stepping up pressure on the agency to alter the program.
Pele asked to light Rio pyre, checks with sponsors BRASILIA (Reuters) – Pele has been invited to light the Olympic pyre for the Rio Games on Friday but the Brazilian soccer great is checking with his sponsors to see if he is free to lead the torch ceremony in the Maracana stadium.
Beach volleyball: Strobe lights flashing, Copacabana rocks ‘midnight party’ RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Strobe lights, blaring music, and dancing Brazilians may be fixtures at Rio’s legendary night clubs, but they aren’t usually spotted at Olympic venues.
Tropical Storm Earl batters buildings in Belize, heads for Mexico BELIZE CITY (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Earl whipped Belize and Mexico’s Caribbean coast with wind and heavy rain, battering cars, disrupting transportation and forcing hundreds into shelters as it moved through Guatemala toward southeastern Mexico on Thursday.
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…
Where’s the lane? Self-driving cars confused by shabby U.S. roadways LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Volvo’s North American CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, lost his cool as the automaker’s semi-autonomous prototype sporadically refused to drive itself during a press event at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Venezuelan women seek sterilizations as crisis sours child-rearing CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s food shortages, inflation and crumbling medical sector have become such a source of anguish that a growing number of young women are reluctantly opting for sterilizations rather than face the hardship of pregnancy and child-rearing.
Spraying by air for mosquitoes, Florida steps up Zika fight DORAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida began aerial spraying on Thursday to kill mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood with the first U.S. spread of the Zika virus that can cause a rare but devastating birth defect.
Pitanguy, Brazil’s icon of plastic surgery, dead at 90 RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Ivo Pitanguy, a plastic surgeon whose skill with the scalpel drew celebrities to his operating table from around the world and made him a cultural icon in beauty-obsessed Brazil, died on Saturday, one day after passing the Olympic torch for the Rio Games. He was 90.Media embracing digital TV with strings attached NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS Jan 8 (Reuters) – Media companies that
are starting to allow their programs onto Internet-delivered TV
and mobile devices are putting limits on digital rights as a
safety hatch if problems arise with the new distribution
systems, executives say.
Italy party head under fire for likening Chamber speaker to sex doll ROME (Reuters) – The outspoken leader of Italy’s anti-immigrant Northern League party drew a chorus of criticism on Monday for comparing the woman speaker of the lower house of parliament to an inflatable sex doll.
Starboard reiterates Yahoo should combine with AOL (Reuters) – Activist-investor Starboard Value LP has reiterated that Yahoo Inc should consider a merger with AOL Inc and cut costs to improve profits, spurred by media reports that Yahoo is exploring other large-scale acquisitions.Comic actress Lily Tomlin to get Screen Actors Guild lifetime award (Reuters) – Lily Tomlin, one of America’s most enduring comic actresses, will receive a lifetime achievement award in January from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the group announced on Thursday.
Tropical Storm Javier forms off of Mexico’s Pacific coast MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Javier formed off of Mexico’s Pacific coast on Sunday, unleashing intense winds amid expectations it will churn north toward Baja California and the beach resort of Los Cabos, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Giant panda cub born in Vienna after zoo sets the right mood VIENNA (Reuters) – A naturally conceived giant panda cub has been born in Vienna, the city’s main zoo announced on Monday, a rare event that it said is unique in Europe to the Austrian capital.
Apple offers big cash rewards for help finding security bugs LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Apple Inc said it plans to offer rewards of up to $200,000 (152,433) to researchers who find critical security bugs in its products, joining dozens of firms that already offer payments for help uncovering flaws in their products.
Australia’s tectonic speed leaves cartographers behind SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia, which rides on the world’s fastest-moving continental tectonic plate, is heading north so quickly that map co-ordinates are now out by as much as 1.5 meters (4.9 feet), say geoscientists.
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.
Trump endorses Ryan, senators in effort to right campaign ship GREEN BAY, Wis./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump acted to steer his White House campaign back into favor with his party’s establishment on Friday by endorsing U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and two Republican senators seeking re-election, after expressing coolness toward them earlier this week.
Trump’s economic advisory group clashes with populist image WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumps team of economic policy advisers is packed with moguls from the hedge fund and investment banking industries that he has railed against in the past.
Texas professors ask U.S. court to ban guns in their classrooms AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Three University of Texas professors asked a U.S. judge on Thursday to give them the option of barring students from bringing guns into their classroom after the state gave some students that right under a law then went into effect this week.
Facebook’s News Feed to show fewer ‘clickbait’ headlines SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s News Feed will show fewer “clickbait” headlines over the next few weeks, the company announced Thursday, as it seeks to establish itself as the prime web destination for news and social updates.
33 U.S. military personnel have contracted Zika overseas: CNN WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Thirty-three members of the U.S. military have contracted the Zika virus overseas in countries where it has been identified, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing a Pentagon spokesman.
Kesha drops sex abuse lawsuit against Dr. Luke to focus on music (Reuters) – Pop star Kesha has dropped her sexual abuse lawsuit in California against record producer Dr. Luke, saying she wants to focus on getting back to her music.Study finds cosmic rays increased heart risks among Apollo astronauts CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Apollo astronauts who ventured to the moon are at five times greater risk of dying from heart disease than shuttle astronauts, U.S. researchers said on Thursday, citing the dangers of cosmic radiation beyond the Earth’s magnetic field.