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- For Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020: Reuters/Ipsos pollon August 19, 2019 at 10:17 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump's brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election campaign.
- Explainer: How Reuters/Ipsos measured the shift in the way Americans see raceon August 19, 2019 at 10:17 AM
Americans have spent the past three years debating what impact President Donald Trump’s racially charged remarks have had on society.
- Trump affirms that Mike Pence will be 2020 running mateon August 19, 2019 at 6:18 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020.
- Ohio man charged with threatening Jewish community centeron August 19, 2019 at 2:00 AM
An Ohio man who authorities said is a self-described white nationalist is in custody on charges that he threatened to attack a local Jewish community center.
- Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's first woman governor, dies, led state through hurricaneson August 19, 2019 at 1:54 AM
Trailblazing former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, whose tenure was dominated by the trauma of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, has died from complications of cancer, the state's current governor said on Sunday. She was 76.
- CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette useon August 19, 2019 at 1:27 AM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a "cluster" of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states.
- Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portlandon August 18, 2019 at 2:26 AM
Police in Portland, Oregon arrested at least 13 people on Saturday as a right-wing group marched to a downtown waterfront park and anti-fascist counterprotesters scuffled with officers who tried to keep the two sides apart.
- Official autopsy concludes Epstein's death was suicide by hangingon August 17, 2019 at 9:21 PM
New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
- Suspect in New York City subway scare apprehended by policeon August 17, 2019 at 2:10 PM
A man blamed by New York City police for leaving two kitchen appliances resembling pressure cookers in a subway station, causing chaos for commuters during Friday morning's rush hour, has been apprehended, authorities said on Saturday.
- Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before Congresson August 17, 2019 at 5:46 AM
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was "happy" to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency.
- Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA 'screwed us' with biofuel waiverson August 17, 2019 at 2:02 AM
Iowa's Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has "screwed" the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum refineries, effectively exempting them from an obligation to use more ethanol in their products.
- Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax disputeon August 17, 2019 at 2:01 AM
Amazon.com Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.
- U.S. judge urges VW, SEC to resolve civil Dieselgate suiton August 17, 2019 at 2:00 AM
A federal judge in California on Friday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Volkswagen AG to resolve a civil suit stemming from its Dieselgate emissions scandal.
- Two women sue Jeffrey Epstein's estate for $100 million over alleged sex abuseon August 17, 2019 at 2:00 AM
Two women who said they were recruited 15 years ago to provide massages to Jeffrey Epstein, only to be later sexually molested by him at his Manhattan mansion, have filed a $100 million lawsuit against the financier's estate.
- Thousands of travelers delayed at U.S. airports by computer outageon August 17, 2019 at 12:52 AM
Thousands of travelers at U.S. airports faced delays on Friday because of an nationwide outage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems that lasted several hours.
- Computers coming back online after Customs outage at U.S. airportson August 16, 2019 at 10:56 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said its computers were coming back online and travelers were being processed after a nationwide computer outage earlier on Friday at U.S. airports.
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- Iranian tanker caught in a standoff with the West heads to Greece, shipping data showson August 19, 2019 at 8:13 AM
The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further. Mia Womersley reports.
- White House says no recession in sighton August 19, 2019 at 4:19 AM
White House officials pushed back on Sunday against concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States. Grace Lee reports.
- Ohio man charged with threatening to shoot up Jewish centeron August 19, 2019 at 1:20 AM
James Reardon Jr., a 20-year-old from Ohio, is in custody after authorities discovered a video on his Instagram account threatening to shoot up the local Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and authorities also found rounds of ammo and several semi-automatic weapons after his home was raided Friday night. Reardon is being held on charges of aggravated […]
- 'Very good discussions' with Taliban, Afghan government: Trumpon August 18, 2019 at 11:30 PM
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed optimism as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
- Greenland's essentially 'large real estate deal': Trumpon August 18, 2019 at 10:11 PM
President Donald Trump on Sunday said the concept came up about buying the world's largest island Greenland, but that it was 'not number one' on the list of priorities for his administration. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
- Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacyon August 18, 2019 at 5:36 PM
The United States and Iran could be moving toward a partnership to stabilize Afghanistan as President Trump seeks to remove U.S. troops and end America's longest war, according to sources that told Reuters. Roger Fortuna reports.
- A year after EU tariffs, whiskey makers struggleon August 18, 2019 at 5:35 PM
U.S. whiskey makers are struggling one year after the European Union imposed tariffs of 25 percent on what had been a booming business. Nathan Frandino has more.
- Leaked Brexit documents show 'worst case scenario'on August 18, 2019 at 3:58 PM
Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times. But ministers say the dossier is a 'worst case scenario'. Anna Bevan reports.
- Trump weighs in on dueling protests in Portlandon August 18, 2019 at 1:36 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that 'major consideration' is being given to naming the left-wing group Antifa an 'organization of terror' as Antifa protesters demonstrated against the right-wing group, Proud Boys, in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. Colette Luke has more.
- 'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79on August 17, 2019 at 8:14 PM
Actor Peter Fonda, the brother of actress Jane Fonda and the son of Hollywood leading man Henry Fonda, died on Friday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 79, according to his family. In an interview with CBS "This Morning" in 1997, Peter Fonda spoke about the film "Ulee's Gold", a movie he was nominated best actor for. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
- "May God ruin him" Tlaib's grandmother to Trumpon August 17, 2019 at 7:10 PM
Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib, the grandmother of U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States. "May God ruin him," she says.
- Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shoreson August 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM
A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, remained stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of those on board were disputed. Gavino Garay reports.
- Petitioners want Trump Tower on Obama Avenueon August 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM
More than 340,000 people have signed a MoveOn.org petition to change the name of the block of 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower to 'President Barack H. Obama Avenue'. Priscilla Huff reports.
- Hong Kong teachers rally in thunderstorm at start of weekend of protestson August 17, 2019 at 11:29 AM
Several thousand Hong Kong school teachers and supporters braved thunderstorms on Saturday (August 17) to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations, despite fears that police could adopt tougher tactics to drive activists off the streets. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
- North Korea's state TV airs photos of Kim Jong Un watching new weapon teston August 17, 2019 at 10:43 AM
North Korea's state-run television KRT on Saturday (August 17) released still photographs of leader Kim Jong Un inspecting the country's latest missile test which they said was the test-firing of a new weapon. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
- Earnhardt Jr.'s plane bounced before crashon August 16, 2019 at 10:45 PM
NTSB Senior Investigator Ralph E. Hicks said on Friday that the private jet Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy and child were travelling on "bounced" in "good" flight conditions as it crash-landed in Tennessee on Thursday before bursting into flames. Everyone survived the crash. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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- Sporting expression 'caught fire' takes on literal meaningon August 18, 2019 at 8:54 PM
The sporting expression "caught fire" took on a literal meaning on Sunday as several players at the BMW Championship, including Phil Mickelson, were affected by a fire at their hotel.
- Beer with the prince: Liechtenstein marks 300th anniversaryon August 15, 2019 at 4:45 PM
The tiny principality of Liechtenstein celebrated its 300th anniversary on Thursday as an island of peace and prosperity in an unsettled world -- and a place where citizens can go drink a beer with their monarch.
- Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research showson August 9, 2019 at 10:47 AM
Britain's seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them snatching titbits like potato chips from tourists' hands.
- Oh rats! Japan convenience store apologizes after viral rodent videoon August 7, 2019 at 12:40 AM
Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart apologized after video went viral on social media of rats scurrying about one of its stores in Tokyo's popular Shibuya district, prompting it to close the outlet until further notice.
- The man in the plastic mask: Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreakon August 5, 2019 at 10:59 PM
A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison authorities.
- Indonesian walks 700-km backwards to highlight deforestationon August 5, 2019 at 3:47 PM
An Indonesia man is walking backwards from his home in eastern Java to the capital Jakarta to raise awareness of deforestation in a country with one of the highest rates in the world.
- French 'Flying Man' crosses Channel on jet-powered hoverboardon August 5, 2019 at 1:22 PM
French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, zooming over the Strait of Dover in just over 20 minutes.
- French hoverboard inventor readies second Channel crossing bidon August 3, 2019 at 3:47 PM
A French inventor will on Sunday make his second attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, having abandoned a previous bid after failing to land on a refueling platform and falling into the sea.
- Doctors extract 526 teeth from Indian boyon August 2, 2019 at 2:40 PM
Indian doctors removed a tumor with a record number of 526 teeth inside a seven-year-old boy's mouth, the medical team in the southern city of Chennai said on Friday.
- 'Definitely weird': man bites snakeon July 29, 2019 at 11:37 AM
An Indian man who was bitten by a snake got his revenge on the reptile by biting it back and killing it, the man's father said on Monday.
- Trial of strength at 2,000 meters altitude: Celtic wrestling in Austriaon July 29, 2019 at 11:35 AM
Every year around St. Jacob's Day, men from Austria's Salzburg region grapple with each other in a natural arena at the top of the Hundstein mountain in a traditional martial arts contest - the Hundstoa, or Jakobi Ranggeln.
- Grasshoppers take Vegas by swarm, disrupting weather radar, tourismon July 28, 2019 at 6:50 PM
Swarms of grasshoppers have descended upon America's Sin City in unusual abundance this week, disrupting weather radars, deterring tourists and invoking hysteria on social media.
- Police ordered to pull their weight as Indonesia fights obesityon July 26, 2019 at 12:14 PM
An Indonesian province has put 50 overweight police on a crash program of aerobics, swimming and jogging, telling them they'd better shape up for the job.
- Man chases dog on London railway, adding to commuter heat miseryon July 25, 2019 at 8:06 PM
London commuters were fuming after a man lost control of his dog at a railway station and chased it down one of the capital's busiest stretches of track, adding to transport delays on Britain's hottest July day on record.
- Flying Frenchman's hoverboard bid to cross Channel scuppered by fuel mishapon July 25, 2019 at 3:08 PM
A French inventor failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard on Thursday when he was knocked into the water as he landed on a boat-mounted refueling platform, his technical team said.
- Bad driving leads to $140 million drug bust in Sydneyon July 23, 2019 at 6:43 AM
A clumsy driver led police to a A$200 million ($140 million) drug bust in Australia after he crashed a van laden with 270 kg (600 lb) of methamphetamines into a patrol car parked outside a police station in suburban Sydney.