Month: February 2018

(Reuters) – The mayors of big American cities, a largely Democratic bunch, love parades, but few are lining up to host the Bastille Day-style military display that Republican President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to prepare. The mayors of New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, all Democrats, rejected the idea of columns of soldiers and
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico’s Pacific coast near the major port of Manzanillo on Friday, but no major damage or injures were immediately reported. The U.S. Geological Survey put the epicenter of the quake 31 miles (50 km) southwest of Manzanillo and at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km).
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MILWAUKEE/CHICAGO (Reuters) – A major winter storm pounding the U.S. Midwest on Friday forced cancellation of hundreds of flights as heavy snow and plummeting temperatures threatened to bring travel to a standstill across the region. The storm system stretching from western Montana to southern Michigan could drop up to 14 inches (36 cm) of snow
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate early on Friday morning in approving a bill to end an overnight federal shutdown, sparing Republicans further embarrassment and averting serious interruption of the government’s business. The stopgap funding and budget measure, approved by a 240-186 House vote, will go next to President Donald
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LONDON (Reuters) – A 4 percent drop in Chinese shares dealt reeling world stock markets a fresh blow on Friday, as nerves about rising borrowing costs and soaring volatility put them on course for their worst week since the height of euro zone crisis. European bourses saw relatively minor early losses but China’s overnight plunge
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(Reuters) – World silver medalist sprinter Christian Coleman gets another chance to break the 60 meters world record this weekend, a mark he believes already belongs to him. “I do believe I am the record holder, and I think a lot of people do as well regardless of if it is official,” the 21-year-old American
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