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New York police responding to reports of explosion: police tweet

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Police Department was responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin on Monday morning in midtown Manhattan at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, according to the police department's official Twitter feed.<p>Some subway train lines there were being evacuated.<p>The New …

Midtown Manhattan

Verizon and NFL reach digital streaming agreement

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and the National Football League have reached an agreement for a multi-year digital streaming deal, Verizon said on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO: The Verizon store in Superior, Colorado, U.S., July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking<p>Under the five-year deal, …

Mobile

ICC reports Jordan to U.N. Security Council for not arresting Sudan's Bashir

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Monday it would refer Jordan to the U.N. Security Council for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he visited Amman in March.<p>The court issued arrest warrants for Bashir in 2009 and 2010 over his alleged role in …

Africa

BREAKING: New York police confirm one person is in custody, not yet confirming what type of device was used after incident at Port Authority https://t.co/p2Qy2et7Dc

Small Canadian miners in pole position for electric vehicle battery boon

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and the batteries powering them, a potential game-changer for small miners short on money to develop deposits of these critical battery ingredients.<p>…

Batteries

GSK's new pharma head on lookout for cancer deals to boost pipeline

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline will scout for deal opportunities in cancer medicine, as well as immunology, as the drugmaker seeks to rebuild its presence in oncology, its new head of pharmaceuticals told Reuters.<p>In his first public comments since joining GSK in September, Luke Miels said the …

Pharma

Uber heads to court in fight for London survival

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market.<p>Regulator Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm by …

Uber

BREAKING: Suspect in NYC Port Authority incident is in custody - multiple media outlets https://t.co/3sGdbwCVOa

Statistics with R

After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin, the cyptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm with its stratospheric price rise and wild daily gyrations, will arrive on Sunday when bitcoin futures start trading.<p>The first bitcoin future (0#XBT:) trades are set to kick off at 6 p.m. …

Cryptocurrency

From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.<p>A tweet by Trump in May read simply: "Despite the constant …

Donald Trump

BREAKING: New York Police Department responding to reports of explosion of unknown origin in midtown Manhattan - NYPD tweet https://t.co/sNxXY1GjHH

PRECIOUS-Gold firms as dollar retreats ahead of Fed meeting

Economy

RT @ReutersUS: BREAKING: New York Fire Department says responding to an incident at Port Authority in New York City https://t.co/rT6SdNMwr4

U.S. citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police are hunting for a U.S. citizen who escaped on Monday from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year.<p>The Kerobokan prison, about 10 km (six …

Indonesia

Netanyahu sees Europeans following Trump on Jerusalem

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting the European Union, praised U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as his country’s capital on Monday and said he expected Europeans to follow suit.<p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with …

Israel

India's Rahul Gandhi appointed president of Congress party

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's main opposition party Congress on Monday appointed Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country's most fabled political dynasty, as its president, the party announced.<p>The great-grandson of India's founding prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was elected unopposed to head the …

India

Bakers, farmers struggle to make any dough on poor wheat crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago's iconic sandwiches - Italian beef heroes dripping with gravy, and hot dogs loaded with pickles and hot peppers - wouldn't be such culinary institutions without the bread.<p>But this fall, bakers faced a crisis getting the right kind of bread to delis and …

Agriculture

China's graft watchdog warns officials over 'concealed' extravagance

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials trying to hide dishonest spending with tricks such as throwing extravagant parties in private will be targeted in a sustained campaign to root out hedonism, the top anti-graft watchdog said on Monday.<p>Concealing spending by holding lavish dinners in private …

China

Apple aims to block climate, rights proposals with quick use of SEC guidance

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is pushing back on shareholder proposals on climate issue and human rights concerns, an effort activists worry could sharply restrict investor rights.<p>In letters to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last month, an attorney for the California computer …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program

MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.<p>At the time, it seemed the …

Public Health

Britain steps up battle against money laundering

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government said on Monday it will create a new national economic crime center to crack down harder on money laundering by drug dealers and people traffickers who are expected to net 90 billion pounds ($120.3 billion) this year.<p>As a unit of the existing National Crime …

Corruption

Social media 101

For some, social media is a part of everyday life: sharing events on Facebook, photographs of favourite meals on Instagram, and work successes on …

Roche: Tecentriq cocktail slows kidney cancer progression

ZURICH (Reuters) - Combining Roche's Tecentriq immunotherapy with its older drug Avastin reduced the risk of disease worsening or death (PFS) for the initial treatment of advanced kidney cancer in some patients, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday<p>The latest trial result, the detailed results of …

Cancer

Concussion protocol questioned after Savage hit

(Reuters) - The NFL's concussion protocol was brought into question on Sunday when Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage appeared to suffer a temporary lack of consciousness against the San Francisco 49ers but was allowed to play on.<p>Savage took a devastating hit from 49ers defensive end Elvis …

John O'Brien

Exclusive: Hong Kong fund tells Toshiba that chip unit sale to Bain group not necessary

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Hong Kong-based activist investor in Toshiba Corp has told the embattled conglomerate that the $18 billion sale of its chip unit to a Bain Capital-led group is no longer necessary after its recent capital injection, according to a letter seen by Reuters.<p>Argyle Street Management …

Hong Kong

China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war of words, with Taipei accusing Beijing of failing to understand what democracy means.<p>China considers Taiwan to be a wayward province and has …

China

Not that I’m lying in bed on a Sunday night watching the bitcoin price or anything, but it’s jumped $600 in 2 mins since futures …

Egypt unveils artifacts and mummy from Luxor tomb

FIRST AIRED: December 11, 2017<p>Nice work! Enjoy the show!<p>You’re busy. We get it.<p>Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.<p>Unsubscribe …

Egypt