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  • China stocks log biggest weekly gain in nearly 2 months on upbeat data, trade hopes

    China stocks ended higher on Friday, posting their biggest weekly advances in nearly two months, buoyed by a series of upbeat economic data and hopes of a proposed Sino-U.S. trade deal. ** That came after official data showed factory activity in China unexpectedly returned to growth in November for the first time in seven months, as domestic demand picked up on Beijing's accelerated stimulus measures to steady growth. ** On Wednesday, a private survey showed activity in China's services sector accelerated to a seven-month high in November, as new business, especially export related, picked up.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:28:46 -0500
  • Phoenix to buy Swiss Re's ReAssure unit for $4.1 billion

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    Phoenix Group, Europe's largest owner of life assurance funds closed to new customers, said the acquisition of ReAssure is expected to bring in additional cash flows of about 7 billion pounds over time. Swiss Re said it would get a cash payment of 1.2 billion pounds and a stake in Phoenix of 13% to 17%. ReAssure's minority shareholder, MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc , will receive shares in Phoenix representing an 11% to 15% stake.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:19:50 -0500
  • Indian fugitive holy man creates new 'cosmic' nation for Hindus

    A holy man wanted by Indian police on sex assault charges has said he has created a new country for Hindus that will fight global warming, offer free healthcare and promote gender equality and vegetarianism. Nithyananda Swami, who once had thousands of followers that included film stars and politicians in India and abroad, was arrested in 2010 over a sex scandal.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:17:24 -0500
  • Italy's Atlantia interested in relaunch not rescue of Alitalia: paper

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    Italy's Atlantia is still interested in supporting the relaunch, and not the rescue, of ailing carrier Alitalia [CAITLA.UL], the chairman of the infrastructure group said in an interview on Friday. "The government asked to draw up an actual relaunch plan and not one to rescue Alitalia, and that is what we are interested in.. With Delta not available to manage the airline it was unthinkable to launch a true industrial plan," Fabio Cerchiai told daily Il Messaggero. Alitalia, which has been run by administrators since May 2017 is expected to run out of money at the end of this year.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:12:10 -0500
  • Indonesia fines Garuda after CEO fired over smuggled Harley Davidson

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    Indonesia will fine flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia for violating aviation rules after its chief executive was accused of smuggling a Harley Davidson motorbike onboard a new plane, state news agency Antara cited the transport minister as saying. A day earlier, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir said CEO Ari Askhara would be dismissed over the allegations. "We have send a letter to fine Garuda because it carried items without including them in the cargo list," Transportation Minister Budi Karya was quoted as saying on Friday.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:08:35 -0500
  • UPDATE 1-Kenya public prosecutor orders arrest of Nairobi governor on suspicion of economic crimes

    Kenya's public prosecutor on Friday ordered the arrest of the Nairobi County governor on suspicion of economic crimes, in one of the most high profile arrests since the government launched an anti-corruption push last year. Noordin Haji, the country's top prosecutor, told a news conference that he had sufficient evidence to order the arrest and arraignment of Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:06:09 -0500
  • WIDER IMAGE-Fires in the Amazon: a barrier to climate change up in smoke

    Fire is not natural in the Amazon. Virgin rainforest, no matter how fierce the sun, is too wet to catch alight. In August, around the peak of the so-called "queimadas" as the burning season here is known, the number of fires in Brazil's Amazon jumped to its highest since 2010.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:00:00 -0500
  • Russia, Turkey working on new S-400 missile contract -Ifax citing official

    Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency as saying on Friday. Moscow hopes to seal a deal to supply Turkey with more S-400 systems in the first half of next year, the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said last month.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:55:14 -0500
  • UPDATE 1-China to waive tariffs for some U.S. soybeans, pork

    China will waive import tariffs for some soybeans and pork shipments from the United States, China's finance ministry said on Friday, citing a decision by the country's cabinet. The tariff waivers were based on applications by individual firms for U.S. soybeans and pork imports, the ministry said in a statement. China imposed tariffs of 25% on both U.S. soybeans and pork in July 2018 as a countermeasure to tariffs levied by Washington over allegations that China steals and forces the transfer of American intellectual property to Chinese firms.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:45:21 -0500
  • A UPS driver, an innocent bystander killed. Did the South Florida chase have to end this way? | Editorial

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    A hostage and an innocent bystander killed. Did a police chase have to end this way?

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:36:42 -0500
  • UPDATE 1-Power cuts to continue in South Africa as Eskom units perform at low levels

    South Africa's struggling state power utility Eskom warned that power cuts would occur again from 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Friday until 6 a.m. on Saturday, as its generating units continue to perform at low levels of reliability. The company produces more than 90% of South Africa's power but has struggled to keep up with demand, leading to nationwide power cuts that have deterred investment. On Thursday, Eskom said the system was severely constrained, with unplanned breakdowns of generating units with above 12,300 MW capacity.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:28:15 -0500
  • SoftBank's Son cleaves to guts-led investing in chat with Alibaba's Ma

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    Weeks after his billion-dollar bailout of WeWork, SoftBank Group Corp's founder and CEO Masayoshi Son reiterated his belief in an instinct-led investing style, in a discussion with Alibaba Group Holding Inc's co-founder Jack Ma. SoftBank owns 26% of China's Alibaba with its origin in a $5 million investment in 2000, and the stake is now worth more than the Japanese firm's market capitalization. Son on Friday said the decision to invest in Alibaba was driven by gut feeling.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:24:25 -0500
  • Kenya public prosecutor orders arrest of Nairobi governor on suspicion of economic crimes

    Kenya's public prosecutor on Friday ordered the arrest of the Nairobi County governor and a number of county government officials on suspicion of economic crimes. Noordin Haji, the country's top prosecutor, told a news conference that he had sufficient evidence to arrest prosecutor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:20:13 -0500
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares up as trade optimism lingers, oil firm on OPEC+ output cut

    SYDNEY/TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Asian stocks gained on Friday as investors took heart from U.S. President Donald Trump saying trade talks with China were "moving right along", and U.S. oil prices sat near 2-1/2-month highs after OPEC and other producers agreed to cut output. European shares were expected to follow suit, with major European stock futures trading up around 0.2%.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:19:24 -0500
  • Four people killed in failed robbery shootout in Florida

    The incident began with an attempted robbery of a jewelry store in the Miami suburb of Coral Gables, in the city's famed "Miracle Mile" shopping district about 4:15 p.m. The shop owner confronted the robbers with a gun. At least one bullet hit Coral Gables city hall, breaking a window and the building was put on lock-down, police said.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:13:27 -0500
  • China to waive tariffs for some U.S. soybeans, pork

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    China will waive import tariffs for some soybeans and pork shipments from the United States, China's finance ministry said on Friday, citing a decision by the country's cabinet. The tariff waivers were based on applications by individual firms for U.S. soybeans and pork imports, the ministry said in a statement.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:10:13 -0500
  • Board considers plan on moving Ole Miss Confederate monument

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    State officials are considering the University of Mississippi's proposal to move a Confederate soldier monument from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery that's still on campus but in a less prominent location. Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History are meeting Friday, and the proposal is on the agenda. The move would still need to be approved by the board that governs Mississippi’s eight public universities.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:07:22 -0500
  • Returning General Motors workers seen boosting U.S. November payrolls

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    U.S. job growth likely accelerated in November as former striking workers returned to General Motors' payrolls, which would confirm that the economy remained on a moderate expansion path despite a prolonged manufacturing slump. The Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report on Friday is also expected to show steady wage gains and the unemployment rate holding near a 50-year low.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:03:30 -0500
  • China says to waive tariffs for some soybeans, pork purchased from U.S.

    China will waive imports tariffs for some soybeans and pork originating from the United States, China's finance ministry said on Friday citing a decision by the country's cabinet. The ministry said the tariff waivers being implemented are based on applications by individual firms for U.S. soybeans and pork. The statement did not specify the exact quantities of the imported products on which the relevant waivers will be applied.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:37 -0500
  • Four people killed in failed robbery shootout in Florida

    Four people died in a shootout following the theft of a United Parcel Service Inc truck and an attempted jewelry store robbery in a Miami suburb, the FBI and police said late on Thursday. The incident began with an attempted robbery of a jewelry store in the Miami suburb of Coral Gables, in the city's famed "Miracle Mile" shopping district about 4:15 p.m. The shop owner confronted the robbers with a gun.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:01 -0500
  • Burundi ruling party militia forcing citizens to fund 2020 vote -rights group

    Burundi's ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next year's election, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote. For years, the Imbonerakure, the ruling CNDD-FDD party's youth wing, have beat, tortured and executed activists, suspected opponents and journalists, according to United Nations investigations. Human Right Watch said in its report that youth league members are extorting citizens for cash and food ranging in value from the equivalent of $1 to more than $500.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:00 -0500
  • WRAPUP 1-Returning General Motors workers seen boosting U.S. Nov payrolls

    U.S. job growth likely accelerated in November as former striking workers returned to General Motors' payrolls, which would confirm that the economy remained on a moderate expansion path despite a prolonged manufacturing slump. The Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report on Friday is also expected to show steady wage gains and the unemployment rate holding near a 50-year low. The report would validate the Federal Reserve's decision last month to cut interest rates for the third time this year, but signal a pause in the easing cycle that started in July when it reduced borrowing costs for the first time since 2008.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:00 -0500
  • FOREX-Dollar drifts down as investors eye payrolls and a busy week ahead

    The focus on U.S. non-farm payrolls, due at 1330 GMT, comes after dismal data through the week showed weak private payrolls, soft services activity and a shrinking manufacturing sector. A Reuters poll shows a forecast of 180,000 jobs being added in November, and a miss might have the Fed reconsidering its wait-and-see mode when the committee meets on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:09:57 -0500
  • Asian shares advance after meager gains on Wall Street

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    Investors are hoping that the world’s two biggest economies will reach a trade deal before new U.S. tariffs go into effect Dec. 15 on some popular products made in China, including smartphones. “Whether or not U.S.-China can cut a deal remains the obsession; arguably the only game in town heading into ahead of the 15-Dec deadline for the next round of tariffs fall due,” Mizuho Bank said in a commentary. Chinese officials said Thursday that hinges on whether the U.S. will agree to roll back some of the tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump after he began his effort to win trade concessions from Beijing in mid-2018.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:07:45 -0500
  • Singer Camila Cabello says 'Romance' album is all about falling in love

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    Camila Cabello is making up for lost time. The 22 year-old singer has been on a roll since joining girl band Fifth Harmony six years ago, going solo, and scoring hit records like "Havana" and duet "Senorita" with boyfriend Shawn Mendes. "I didn't really get to have the normal upbringing of hanging out with friends and going on dates and being in school," said Cabello, who dropped out of high school to pursue her career.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:05:16 -0500
  • Singer Camila Cabello says 'Romance' album is all about falling in love

    Camila Cabello is making up for lost time. The 22 year-old singer has been on a roll since joining girl band Fifth Harmony six years ago, going solo, and scoring hit records like "Havana" and duet "Senorita" with boyfriend Shawn Mendes. "I didn't really get to have the normal upbringing of hanging out with friends and going on dates and being in school," said Cabello, who dropped out of high school to pursue her career.

    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500
  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. The highly anticipated final chapter in the Skywalker film saga will feature a significant role for Princess Leia, the beloved "Star Wars" character played by late actress Carrie Fisher. Writer and director J.J. Abrams said he had enough unused footage of Fisher from the filming of 2015 movie "The Force Awakens" to make Leia a key player in "The Rise of Skywalker," the "Star Wars" film that debuts in theaters on Dec. 20.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:56:41 -0500
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    A New York doctor was convicted on Thursday of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing his patients an addictive fentanyl spray the drug manufacturer produced. Although hospitals can improve financially when they join larger health systems, the merger may also reduce access to services for patients in rural areas, according to a new study. After an affiliation, rural hospitals are more likely to lose onsite imaging and obstetric and primary care services, researchers report in a special issue of the journal Health Affairs devoted to rural health issues in the United States.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:56:40 -0500
  • Reuters People News Summary

    South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die over the past two months as concern mounted over the intense social pressures that artists face. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday unveiled a new criminal charge against singer R. Kelly, accusing him of arranging to bribe an official as part of a scheme to recruit underage girls for sex. In the latest James Bond movie, "No Time to Die," Daniel Craig dons the famed tuxedo of the iconic British secret agent 007 for his fifth and final time.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:56:39 -0500
  • Reuters Science News Summary

    Some 20 miles north of New York City, a team of scientists is searching for clues about how the environment is changing by studying organisms not usually found in the woods around here: corals. In the labs of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a research unit of Columbia University overlooking the Hudson River, the scientists led by Professor Braddock Linsley pore over feet-long coral cores they extracted from far-away reefs. An intelligent robot equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors was headed to the International Space Station after launching from Florida on Thursday, becoming the latest artificial intelligence-powered astronaut workmate in orbit.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:56:38 -0500
  • UPDATE 2-Jetstar pilots plan four-hour work stoppages after failure to reach pay deal

    The pilots of Jetstar will conduct a limited number of four-hour work stoppages on Dec. 14 and 15 following a failure to agree on a pay deal with the budget airline, the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) said on Friday. The union, representing most pilots at the Qantas Airways Ltd subsidiary, voted in favour of industrial action which it said would also include bans on working on days off and outside a published roster, as well as not agreeing to extend flying duties beyond the existing limits. Action will not be taken over the Christmas to New Year period to protect the holiday for the travelling public, AFAP said.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:48:50 -0500
  • After guilty plea, Republican barred from casting House votes

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    Under House ethics rules, representatives can't cast votes while convicted of a crime. Hunter pleaded guilty this week to conspiring to steal campaign funds.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:40:04 -0500
  • Australian firefighters worry about wildfires approaching Sydney

    Firefighters battled to contain nearly 150 fires burning in New South Wales state on Friday as strong winds fanned the flames and again shrouded Sydney, Australia's biggest city, in hazardous smoke. Fires are still burning in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland states. While nearly 150 blazes were alight across Australia's east coast, New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said authorities were particularly concerned about eight fires now at emergency levels around Sydney, the state capital where about 5 million people live.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:13:47 -0500
  • Police kill suspects held over rape and murder of Indian vet after they 'attacked officers and tried to escape'

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    Police in India have shot dead four men who were being held as suspects over the rape and murder of a vet in Hyderabad last week. The charred remains of the victim, 27, were found a day after she disappeared and the case caused widespread anger in India over the police's handling of rape and violence against women. The suspects were taken back to the scene of the crime but were shot after they attempted to escape and steal guns from officers, according to Hyderabad's police. "They tried to snatch weapons from the guards but were shot dead," Prakash Reddy, the deputy commissioner of police in Shamshabad, near Hyderabad, said. "They were killed in crossfire." "We called an ambulance but they died before any medical help could reach them." Mr Reddy confirmed that two police officers were injured in the incident. Her family welcomed the news of the killings of the alleged perpetrators. "It has been 10 days to the day my daughter died," the victim's father told ANI news agency. "I express my gratitude towards the police and government for this. My daughter’s soul must be at peace now."  The four men were arrested on charges of raping, murdering and burning the body of the veterinary doctor, who had parked her scooter on a busy highway on November 27. Protesters burned effigies of "rapists" in Shiv Sena on Thursday Credit: NARINDER NANU/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Police said the men deflated her scooter tyre and lured her to a truck yard with the promise of fixing the machine. They allegedly then raped and murdered her before setting her body on fire under an isolated bridge, where her remains were found by a milkman last Thursday morning. High-profile cases of violence against women have provoked fury in India. Thousands of people took to the streets across the country on Monday to protest the brutal attack in Hyderabad. Activists have called for rape cases to be fast-tracked through the courts and for tougher sentences.  Three officers were suspended last week after the family of the victim accused the police of inaction after some officers told the family that she may have eloped. She had left home on her scooter on Wednesday evening for a doctor's appointment but had later called her family when she had a flat tyre. On Thursday, a 23-year-old woman was left in a critical condition after being set on fire by a group of men, including two of her alleged rapists, as she made her way to court for the case in Unnao, in the northern district of Uttar Pradesh. According to government statistics, nearly 100 women are raped in India every day.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:50:12 -0500
  • 4 killed in shootout following theft of UPS truck in Florida: Police

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    Two suspects and two civilians died in Florida on Thursday after an attempted robbery led to the theft of a UPS truck and a shootout with police. The incident began at a jewelry store in Coral Gables, police said. JUST IN: Authorities say two “innocent civilians” killed in shootout after jewelry heist suspects carjack UPS truck in South Florida.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:46:00 -0500
  • UPDATE 6-Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018

    Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc said it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault related to its 1.3 billion rides in the United States last year, in a report aimed at ensuring drivers and the public it was serious about safety. The figure represents a 16% fall in the rate of incidents from the previous year in the five most serious categories of sexual assault reported, Uber said on Thursday in its first biennial U.S. Safety Report https://www.uber-assets.com/image/upload/v1575580686/Documents/Safety/UberUSSafetyReport_201718_FullReport.pdf.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:33:48 -0500
  • JPMorgan banker testifying for cartel prosecutors says there was no agreement

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    A prosecution witness in an Australian criminal cartel case against Citigroup Inc and Deutsche Bank AG said on Friday that the banks never colluded, but that he helped a regulator build its case to get immunity. The testimony from former JPMorgan Chase & Co markets head Jeff Herbert-Smith in court is a blow to the prosecution, which is relying on JPMorgan to support a case that the three global investment banks engaged in criminal cartel behaviour in a A$2.5 billion share issue for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in 2015. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which brought the charges, accuses Citi and Deutsche and their client, Australia's fourth-largest bank, of withholding details of the sale to support the stock's price.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:14:23 -0500
  • UPDATE 4-Indian police kill 4 men suspected of gang rape, murder; draw cheers

    HYDERABAD, India/BENGALURU, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the city of Hyderabad, a police official told Reuters, drawing applause from her family and citizens outraged over crimes against women. The men had been in police custody and were shot dead near the scene of last week's crime where they tried to snatch the weapons of accompanying policemen, said N. Prakash Reddy, a deputy commissioner of police in Shamshabad, near Hyderabad. Earlier a local police official had put the time of the deaths at around 3:30 a.m. There was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:10:29 -0500
  • Man arraigned in fatal shooting of Detroit police officer

    A convicted felon was arraigned in the fatal shooting of a Detroit police officer and the wounding of another as they searched for him following a home invasion on the city’s west side, according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office. JuJuan Parks, 28, was in 36th District Court Thursday. Officer Rasheen McClain was shot in the neck Nov. 20 and later died at a hospital.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:05:28 -0500
  • Man who poured bleach on food in California also struck stores in Arizona, AG says

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    A man facing charges for dumping bleach on food and drinks at retail stores across California is in even more legal trouble — in another state.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:05:00 -0500
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares gain as Trump fuels trade deal optimism, oil firm on OPEC+ output cut

    SYDNEY/TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Asian stocks gained on Friday as investors took heart from U.S. President Donald Trump saying trade talks with China were "moving right along", and U.S. oil prices sat near 2-1/2-month highs after OPEC and other producers areed to cut output. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.5% and Japan's Nikkei added 0.3%.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:01:23 -0500
  • Hong Kong police chief calls for peace ahead of big protest march

    Hong Kong's police chief has urged citizens to demonstrate peacefully ahead of what is expected to be a large-scale pro-democracy march on Sunday, an event planned amid a lull in violence in the Chinese-ruled city. Police on Thursday gave a rare green light to the demonstration, organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, the group that called the million-strong marches in the summer. Sunday's march is a key gauge of the pro-democracy movement's support following its sweeping victory in local elections.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:00:51 -0500
  • Indiana judge grants stay of execution for federal inmate

    Daniel Lewis Lee, a white supremacist convicted in Arkansas of murdering a family of three, was granted the stay by U.S. District Judge James Patrick Hanlon. Lee's execution had been set for Monday, but a separate ruling by a judge in Washington last month put his execution and that of three other federal inmates on hold.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:43:31 -0500
  • Worker who felt ‘unappreciated’ stole $640,000 to spend on women, trips, NM cops say

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    Lonsinger told detectives he used the money on girlfriends and trips, and gave some to his friends.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:37:42 -0500
  • Indiana judge grants stay of execution for federal inmate

    A convicted murderer set to become the first federal inmate to be executed in 16 years was granted a stay of execution on Thursday by a judge in Indiana. Daniel Lewis Lee, a white supremacist convicted in Arkansas of murdering a family of three, was granted the stay by U.S. District Judge James Patrick Hanlon. Lee's execution had been set for Monday, but a separate ruling by a judge in Washington last month put his execution and that of three other federal inmates on hold.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:31:33 -0500
  • California asks Trump administration to release money to fight homelessness

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    In the latest skirmish over California's homeless crisis, the state's governor, Gavin Newsom, asked President Donald Trump on Thursday to stop withholding federal housing vouchers that could benefit 50,000 homeless people. Newsom told Trump he could "immediately order" the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to issue federal housing vouchers, a program to assist low-income families, the elderly and the disabled find affordable homes in the private market.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:20:01 -0500
  • China drafts new rules to control rural plastic pollution

    China will tighten regulations on the use of plastic film by farmers to boost crop yields, which has become a major source of soil contamination throughout northern and western regions, according to a draft policy document published on Friday. The new rules, which have been opened to the public for consultation, will involve the establishment of a comprehensive "management system" covering the production, sale, utilisation and recycling of thin plastic film in the countryside. Chinese farmers, mostly in the arid north and west, cover fields with vast amounts of "plastic mulch" to help maintain soil moisture and protect against pests.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:16:51 -0500
  • UPDATE 1-Tennessee executes man convicted of 1991 murder of ex-girlfriend

    A Tennessee man found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car almost 30 years ago was put to death in the electric chair in Nashville on Thursday, prison officials said. Lee Hall, 54, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. CST at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, Tylee Tracer of the Tennessee Department of Correction said in a written statement. Hall was sentenced to death in 1992 for the murder of 22-year-old Traci Crozier.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:15:57 -0500
  • California asks Trump administration to release money to fight homelessness

    In the latest skirmish over California's homeless crisis, the state's governor, Gavin Newsom, asked President Donald Trump on Thursday to stop withholding federal housing vouchers that could benefit 50,000 homeless people. Newsom told Trump he could "immediately order" the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to issue federal housing vouchers, a program to assist low-income families, the elderly and the disabled find affordable homes in the private market. "With a single stroke of your pen, you can make a major, positive impact on homelessness right away," the Democratic governor said in a statement issued by his office.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:06:02 -0500
  • 4 people died in a shootout following a police chase with a carjacked UPS truck in Florida

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    Both suspected robbers were shot and killed, along with the UPS driver and a fourth victim, when shots rang out at a crowded intersection in Miramar.

    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:02:48 -0500
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