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OPEC agrees modest oil output curbs in first deal since 2008

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:08:57 -0400

ALGIERS (Reuters) - OPEC agreed on Wednesday modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group's leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices.(image)

Clinton enlists former foe Sanders in appeal for youth votes in U.S. presidential race

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:59:40 -0400

DURHAM, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shared a stage with former rival Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday to appeal for youth votes in the Nov. 8 election as opinion polls show a close race with Republican Donald Trump.(image)

Congress passes funding bill averting government shutdown

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:34:41 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress approved a stop-gap funding bill on Wednesday that averts a looming federal government shutdown and provides urgently needed money to help battle an outbreak of the Zika virus.(image)

Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard: police

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:05:07 -0400

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school playground where he wounded two children and a teacher with a handgun before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said on Wednesday.(image)

Ex-Fox anchor's doctor backs sexual harassment claims against Ailes

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:22:36 -0400

(Reuters) - An ex-Fox News anchor told her therapist that former network chairman Roger Ailes sexually harassed her, two years before she went public with the allegations that the company said she made up, a document filed in court on Wednesday said.(image)

Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi September 11 bill becomes law

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:50:45 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends.(image)

Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:39:59 -0400

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on Wednesday and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had made the city worse than a slaughterhouse.(image)

Protesters chant 'murder' in police shooting of black man in California

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:05:43 -0400

EL CAJON, Calif. (Reuters) - Protesters yelled "murder" and demanded on Wednesday a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Southern California, just as racially charged anger over two similar incidents during the past two weeks had begun to subside.(image)

The underground pipeline shaping North Korea's new capitalists

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:38:05 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - As the United States and other nations grasp for new ways to sanction Pyongyang in response to its latest nuclear test, some North Korean defectors see investment in its rudimentary market economy as a way to foment gradual change from within.(image)

'Bridgegate' witness casts more doubt on NJ Governor Christie's denials

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:35:08 -0400

NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - In December 2013, as the "Bridgegate" scandal was unraveling, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's chief spokesman learned the truth: that lanes had been closed at the George Washington Bridge to punish a local mayor for political reasons.(image)