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U.S. clergy sex abuse revelation fuels push to reform assault laws

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The latest revelation of widespread child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy has given impetus to efforts by legislators, including a Pennsylvania lawmaker who has said he was raped by a priest as a child, to make it easier to prosecute such cases.<p>State Representative …

Catholicism

Messi to miss Argentina friendlies in U.S.

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina captain Lionel Messi has ruled himself out of two friendlies in the United States next month, a source at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) told Reuters on Wednesday.<p>The source, confirming widespread reports in Argentine media, said the Barcelona forward …

Soccer

Payment seen unlikely on $1.1 billion in maturing Venezuela bonds

NEW YORK/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela faces payments of $1.1 billion in interest and principal on two bonds maturing on Wednesday, but investors expect the cash-strapped nation to continue its pattern of no payments.<p>The government of President Nicolas Maduro has halted almost all foreign debt …

Venezuela

'Simpsons' creator brings animated fantasy show to Netflix

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The creator of the long-running animated TV series “The Simpsons” brings his first new show in 20 years to Netflix (NFLX.O) this week, a story that centers around a drunken princess, an elf and a demon.<p>FILE PHOTO - Matt Groening (C), creator of The Simpsons, poses with …

Los Angeles

Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati, Djokovic advances

(Reuters) - Dutchman Robin Haase upset German fourth seed Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-5 7-5 at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday and Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round before rain interrupted play.<p>Haase, who last week kicked off his North American hardcourt swing by reaching …

Tennis

Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country's aging infrastructure.<p>But the political anger generated by Tuesday's tragedy in Genoa, …

Economy

Best Buy to buy health services company GreatCall for $800 million

(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc said on Wednesday it would buy health services provider GreatCall Inc for $800 million in cash, its largest acquisition ever, as it focuses on selling products and services to an aging U.S. population.<p>The No. 1 U.S. consumer electronics retailer currently sells health …

Best Buy

U.S. F-22 stealth jets simulate dogfights with Norway's F-35 warplanes

ORLAND AIR BASE, Norway (Reuters) - Two U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jets squared off in simulated dogfights with two of Norway's expanding fleet of F-35 aircraft on Wednesday as part of an exercise aimed at strengthening the NATO alliance and increasing its deterrent power.<p>The two U.S. F-22s are …

Aviation

Budapest Airport terminal briefly shut due to hot isotope container

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A terminal of Budapest Airport was briefly shut down late on Wednesday due to an overheated container carrying an isotope, a spokesman for the Hungarian Disaster Management Authority said.<p>"Material damaging to health did not get into the environment," Marton Hajdu told Reuters, …

Turkish Airlines

Tsurenko stuns defending Cincinnati champion Muguruza

(Reuters) - Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko stunned defending Cincinnati Masters champion Garbine Muguruza with a 2-6 6-4 6-4 second-round win over the seventh-seeded Spaniard on Wednesday.<p>Aug 15, 2018; Mason, OH, USA; Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) serves against Garbine Muguruza (ESP) in the Western and Southern …

Mexico says 'hopeful' trilateral NAFTA talks to be held soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday that he had spoken with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on the telephone and was "hopeful" Canada could soon hold trilateral NAFTA talks with the United States and Mexico.<p>Guajardo spoke with reporters …

Mexico

Vertex cystic fibrosis drug gets expanded approval for use in infants

(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators have expanded the use of one of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's cystic fibrosis drugs to include patients aged between 12 months and 24 months.<p>The expanded approval makes Kalydeco the first medicine to treat the underlying cause of the genetic disease in this age …

Mutations

White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Baltimore rejected the Trump administration's request to shield information it employed when deciding to ban transgender people from the U.S. military.<p>The decision on Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite came in a lawsuit by the American Civil …

Donald Trump

U.S. says it is expanding visa bans over 'flawed' Cambodia poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it was expanding visa restrictions on individuals responsible for "anti-democratic" actions in the run-up to Cambodia's July 29 election.<p>The State Department said the move followed on from its Dec. 6 announcement that it would restrict …

Asia

Ex-NYC union head convicted of taking bribe to invest in fund

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former head of New York City's correction officers' union was found guilty on Wednesday of accepting a bribe to steer union money to now-defunct hedge fund Platinum Partners for investing.<p>Norman Seabrook, a leader of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association for two …

Corruption

Quebec offers C$863 million in aid to lessen brunt of U.S. tariffs

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Quebec government on Wednesday said it would spend C$863 million ($657 million) over five years to mitigate the impact of U.S. tariffs on companies and the Canadian province's agriculture sector.<p>The plan would provide direct financial aid to some companies affected by the …

Thompson back in swing of things after emotional break

Lexi Thompson is back on the golf course this week, and it isn't her driver or putter that is at the forefront of her mind.<p>It is the mental side of life that Thompson continues to ponder as she returns to play in the Indy Women in Tech Championship starting Thursday at Indianapolis.<p>The tournament …

Golf

Cisco tops revenue estimates as newer bets pay off

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O) reported quarterly revenue above Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, driven by growth in the network gear maker's newer businesses such as cyber security.<p>The company's shares rose 2.2 percent to $44.85 after the bell.<p>Revenue from its security business, which …

Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year earlier, although the ride-hailing company is still a long way from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public in 2019.<p>Under the leadership of Dara Khosrowshahi, who became …

Profit

Google provides data on U.S. political advertising

(Reuters) - Google has added a section to its twice-yearly transparency report to show who buys U.S. election ads on its platform and how much money is spent on political advertising, the search engine giant said on Wednesday.<p>The move follows similar steps from Twitter (TWTR.N) and Facebook (FB.O) …

Political Advertising

U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday.<p>The announcement of a …

Mexico

Turkey says ready to discuss issues with U.S. without threats

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is ready to discuss its ongoing issues with the United States as long as there are no threats, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, amid a widening dispute between the NATO allies that has sent the Turkish currency plunging.<p>Speaking to ambassadors in …

European Union

U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Mexico will set up a joint team based in Chicago to target Mexican drug cartels, their leaders, and finances, officials said on Wednesday.<p>The team will aim to slow the flow of illegal drugs from Mexico into Chicago and other U.S. …

Mexico

U.S. money market assets decreased in latest week: iMoneyNet

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. money market fund assets decreased by $10.33 billion to $2.816 trillion in the week ended Aug 14, the Money Fund Report said on Wednesday.<p>Taxable money market fund assets decreased by $8.98 billion to $2.688 trillion, while tax-free assets decreased by $1.35 billion to …

Money Market

Trump revokes ex-CIA chief's security clearance, slamming critic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump moved to penalize an outspoken critic on Wednesday, revoking the security clearance of Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan for what he said was "a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations" about his administration.<p>Trump, in a statement read …

Donald Trump

U.S. says EU stalling on Airbus, blocks request for WTO compliance panel

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday the European Union and four of its planemaker states have failed to bring subsidies for Airbus <AIR.PA> into line with a WTO ruling of last May, an accusation refuted by the EU.<p>The EU asked the WTO last week to certify that it has complied with …

European Union

Air France-KLM unions bristle as Air Canada executive tipped for CEO job

PARIS (Reuters) - French pilot unions hit out at the possible appointment of Air Canada's chief operating officer Benjamin Smith as Air France-KLM's new boss, after several newspapers reported that he was poised to be named to the job on Thursday.<p>The appointment would fill a management void after a …

Air Canada

Cuba frees leading dissident charged with attempted murder

HAVANA (Reuters) - A leading Cuban dissident said he was freed from jail on Wednesday, 12 days after his arrest for attempted murder following a car crash in which he hit and injured an official from the Communist-run island's interior ministry.<p>Jose Daniel Ferrer, leader of the Patriotic Union of …

Cuba

Emerging market stocks in bear territory after 20 percent drop since January

LONDON (Reuters) - A leading emerging market stock index extended its slump since January to 20 percent on Wednesday in a fresh wave of selling which took it into territory commonly regarded as a bear market.<p>The scale of the fall in MSCI's widely tracked 24-country emerging market index (.MSCIEF) …

Stock Markets

Braves RHP McCarthy retiring after this season

Though he hopes to recover from a knee injury and pitch again, Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon McCarthy plans to retire at the end of the 2018 season, he told MLB.com.<p>"I'm done after this," McCarthy said in a story published Tuesday. "This is it. The offseason is the rest of my life. If I was …

Los Angeles