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  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, pound rise on cautious Brexit deal hopes

    Asian stocks and the pound gained on Tuesday as investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance of avoiding a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week. The pound rose against the dollar and the euro, reflecting the cautious optimism about talks between Britain and the EU. Capping broader gains in equities, however, was a perceived lack of progress coming out of U.S.-China trade negotiations.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:32:52 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Mozambique votes in tense, high-stakes election

    Mozambicans voted on Tuesday in an election widely expected to result in the ruling Frelimo party extending its decades-long rule over a country that is set to become one of the world's main gas exporters. The election in the southern African nation could test a fragile peace deal signed two months ago between Frelimo and rival Renamo, a former civil war foe that has emerged as the main opposition party. A corruption scandal over government borrowing has hit the economy and damaged President Filipe Nyusi's popularity, but the strength of some voters' loyalty to Frelimo is one factor that could help the party win the presidential, legislative and provincial polls.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:29:47 -0400
  • Mozambique goes to the polls in vote that tests peace deal

    Polls opened across Mozambique on Tuesday, with 13 million voters registered to cast ballots in presidential, parliamentary, and provincial elections seen as key to consolidating peace in the southern African nation. A ceasefire was signed in August between the government and the opposition Renamo rebels after years of skirmishes following a civil war, and acceptance of the election results is a key test of the agreement. The ruling Frelimo party, which has governed since Mozambique's independence from Portugal in 1975, is expected to be returned to power and President Felipe Nyusi, who voted as polls opened, is expected to win a second term in a vote where insecurity and political tensions might keep some people from the polls.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:18:52 -0400
  • Hong Kong leader's policy speech to focus on housing in bid to regain support

    Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam will focus on land and housing initiatives in her annual Policy Address on Wednesday, seeking to restore confidence in the city's future amid four months of sometimes violent anti-government protests. Beijing-backed Lam, Hong Kong's most unpopular post-colonial leader, is under immense pressure to regain trust and quell unrest that has plunged the Asian financial centre into its biggest political crisis in decades. Protests over a now-withdrawn extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party have evolved into calls for greater democracy and revived grievances over housing in one of the world's most expensive property markets.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:13:20 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Japanese storm shelter faces outrage after turning away two homeless

    A Japanese evacuation centre turned away two homeless people as a deadly typhoon approached on the weekend, prompting widespread criticism and a promise from the prime minister on Tuesday that it would not happen again. Staff at the evacuation centre at a school in Tokyo's Taito ward refused to let the two in on Saturday because they did not have addresses in the area, a ward official said. "The wind was strong and it was raining, and I wanted them to let me in," a 64-year-old man homeless man told the Asahi newspaper.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:07:38 -0400
  • Groups bidding for PES refinery due to tour fire-damaged site: sources

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    Groups vying for the idled Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery have entered the second phase of the bidding process and are gearing up for visits to the plant, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The effort began after PES closed its refinery and filed for bankruptcy on July 21, following a colossal blaze at one of its most dangerous fuel-producing units. Whoever wins the auction to purchase the 1,300-acre site will hold the keys to reopen the largest and oldest East Coast oil refinery or repurpose all or part of it for another use.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:03:20 -0400
  • Fix economic growth, Canada's frustrated businesses urge ahead of vote

    OTTAWA/TORONTO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Canada's political leaders should address the underlying problems limiting long-term economic growth and not just campaign on pocketbook issues ahead of the federal election this month, business leaders, economists and foreign investors say. Canada's sustainable pace of economic growth, estimated by the Bank of Canada at 1.8%, is not much faster than the rate at which its population is increasing, meaning many Canadians are no better off financially. "None of the four parties as far as I've observed have talked at all about that side of life, how you generate actual growth, how you generate wealth, how you generate income," David Dodge, senior adviser at Bennett Jones and former governor of the Bank of Canada, told Reuters.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:00:00 -0400
  • INTERVIEW-Jailed Catalan separatist leader says new referendum unavoidable

    The Catalan separatist leader hit by the heaviest jail sentence by Spain's Supreme Court for his role in the region's failed secession bid told Reuters a new referendum on independence was unavoidable. Oriol Junqueras, the Catalan regional government's former deputy leader, said in emailed answers to questions that the prison sentences imposed on him and eight others on charges of sedition only made them and their movement stronger and more determined. The court on Monday slapped the longest prison term, 13 years, on Junqueras.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:00:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Hong Kong moves to protect police families from protest violence

    A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction to ban anyone from blocking or damaging areas used to house married police officers and other disciplined services that have been targeted in more than four months of anti-government protests. The move is the government's latest step to try to check the protests following Chief Executive Carrie Lam's decision earlier this month to invoke colonial-era emergency measures to outlaw face masks, used by protesters to hide their identity and withstand tear gas. Lam said on Tuesday that while every means should be considered to quell unrest, concessions to the protesters in the face of escalating violence would make matters worse.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:58:24 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    It has closed about 2,300 phone booths at some of its 223 sites in the United States and Canada after it says it discovered elevated levels of formaldehyde. China's pig herd in September was 41.1% smaller than it was a year earlier, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, as a year-long African swine fever epidemic continued to slash the world's largest herd. The number of sows in China also fell by 38.9% in September, after the deadly disease spread to every province in the country.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:57:56 -0400
  • Reuters Science News Summary

    Following is a summary of current science news briefs. U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work fighting poverty that has helped millions of children by favoring practical steps over theory. French-American Duflo becomes only the second woman to win the economics prize in its 50-year history, as well as the youngest at 46.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:57:54 -0400
  • Fort Worth officer charged with murder, jailed on $200K bond

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    A white former Fort Worth police officer was being held in jail on a murder charge after shooting a black woman through a window of her home, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure "no stone is left unturned" in the search for answers. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed Monday night on $200,000 bond after being charged with murder in an incident that began with a call about an open front door. Earlier in the day he resigned from the force, and the police chief said he would have been fired if he hadn't.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:57:48 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    It has closed about 2,300 phone booths at some of its 223 sites in the United States and Canada after it says it discovered elevated levels of formaldehyde. China's pig herd in September was 41.1% smaller than it was a year earlier, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, as a year-long African swine fever epidemic continued to slash the world's largest herd. The number of sows in China also fell by 38.9% in September, after the deadly disease spread to every province in the country.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:57:46 -0400
  • Reuters Science News Summary

    Following is a summary of current science news briefs. U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work fighting poverty that has helped millions of children by favoring practical steps over theory. French-American Duflo becomes only the second woman to win the economics prize in its 50-year history, as well as the youngest at 46.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:57:44 -0400
  • China stocks ease after 5-day rally on downbeat data; Hong Kong skids

    China stocks retreated on Tuesday after five straight sessions of gains, as the latest factory gate data added to China's economic woes and a deal to end the trade war with the United States remained elusive. ** China's factory gate prices declined at the fastest pace in more than three years in September, reinforcing the case for Beijing to unveil further stimulus as manufacturing cools on weak demand and U.S. trade pressures.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:39:28 -0400
  • Exxon Mobil, India's ONGC sign expertise-sharing deal

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    Global energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp will offer its expertise and technology to India's biggest state-owned explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd to help develop its resources in offshore blocks, according to two sources directly privy to the development. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed late Monday, will be later signed as a definitive deal after Exxon studies the blocks of the company, one of the sources told Reuters. Lately, India is generating a lot of interest worldwide in its oil and gas operations, as growing demand amid a global slowdown and government policies have made investments and returns attractive.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:39:15 -0400
  • Woman killed by Texas officer was devoted to family

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    Atatiana Jefferson was devoted to her family and had moved into her mother's Fort Worth home earlier this year to help as her mom's health declined, relatives said. The 28-year-old Jefferson, who family members sometimes called "Tay," and her nephew had devoted their night to Call of Duty and were still up playing the video game when the officer shot. "They did that all night — from sunset until the time that they lost track of time ... when they heard someone prowling around in the bushes," Merritt said during news conference with her family Monday.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:36:05 -0400
  • Texas officer who fatally shot woman in her home arrested on murder charges

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    The police officer who fatally shot a Fort Worth, Texas, woman in her home while answering a call for a welfare check has been arrested on murder charges. The officer, identified earlier Monday as Aaron Dean, was released on bond from Tarrant County Jail late Monday, according to court records. "I certainly have not been able to make sense of why she had to lose her life," Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said at a news conference prior to the arrest, in reference to the early Saturday morning killing of Atatiana "Tay" Jefferson.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:34:01 -0400
  • FOREX-Dollar loses momentum vs yen as trade deal, Brexit hopes face reality check

    The dollar hovered below 2-1/2-month highs against the yen on Tuesday, failing to extend recent gains as optimism over trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies and for an orderly British exit from the European Union started to fade. In Asian trade, the dollar eased marginally to 108.31 against the yen, still not far from its 2-1/2-month high of 108.63 yen marked on Friday. Although markets initially welcomed the "Phase 1" trade deal between the United States and China that President Donald Trump outlined last week, a lack of details kept many investors cautious.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:26:23 -0400
  • Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention

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    As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Then he squeezed the trigger and the owl fell to the forest floor, its carcass adding to a running tally of more than 2,400 barred owls killed so far in a controversial experiment by the U.S. government to test whether the northern spotted owl's rapid decline in the Pacific Northwest can be stopped by killing its aggressive East Coast cousin. Wiens is the son of a well-known ornithologist and grew up fascinated by birds, and his graduate research in owl interactions helped lay the groundwork for this tense moment.

    Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:26:08 -0400
  • Los Angeles fire began under power lines, cause not known

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    A destructive fire that exploded on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower owned by Southern California Edison, fire officials said Monday. Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators determined the origin of the Saddle Ridge Fire was beneath power lines on a dry, steep hillside above the city's Sylmar neighborhood, Capt. Erik Scott told The Associated Press. One man died of a heart attack during the fire in the Porter Ranch neighborhood, officials said.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:52:10 -0400
  • What titles are set to appear on Disney+

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    In a brief, but information-packed social media post, Disney teased just a sampling of the content that will be available on its soon-to-launch Disney+ service. The doors of the vaunted "Disney Vaults" will swing wide, the post notes. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out basically everything coming to #DisneyPlus in the U.S. on November 12," reads the post, while a dizzying slideshow of titles spins by.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:18:44 -0400
  • Exclusive: Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate's firm

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    President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination. Giuliani said Parnas' company, Boca Raton-based Fraud Guarantee, whose website says it aims to help clients "reduce and mitigate fraud", engaged Giuliani Partners, a management and security consulting firm, around August 2018.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:09:04 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate's firm

    President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination. Giuliani said Parnas' company, Boca Raton-based Fraud Guarantee, whose website says it aims to help clients "reduce and mitigate fraud", engaged Giuliani Partners, a management and security consulting firm, around August 2018.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:55:07 -0400
  • Fort Worth officer who shot woman inside her home charged with murder

    A Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who shot and killed a woman inside her home early Saturday was charged with murder on Monday, shortly after he resigned from the force.The former officer, Aaron Dean, is being held at the Tarrant County Correction Center, Fort Worth Police Sgt. Chris Daniels said. The woman, 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson, was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was shot. A neighbor had noticed Jefferson's front door was slightly open and called the police department's non-emergency line, asking them to do a wellness check. Body-camera footage released by the police department shows an officer shining a flashlight into the house, then yelling, "Put your hands up, show me your hands," before firing one shot.The white officer shooting a black woman inside her home caused immediate outrage in Fort Worth, and Daniels had a message for all concerned. "To the citizens and residents of our city, we feel and understand your anger and your disappointment and we stand by you as we work together to make Fort Worth a better place for us all," he said. Jefferson's older sister, Ashley Carr, said Atatiana was "simply going on along with her life, living a law-abiding citizen's peaceful life, and she was killed by a reckless act of a Fort Worth police officer. There is simply no justification for his actions."

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:55:00 -0400
  • Japan PM says disaster shelters should welcome all, including homeless

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that evacuation centres should welcome all disaster victims, after two homeless people had been refused entry at the weekend in Tokyo as the capital braced for Typhoon Hagibis. "Evacuation centres should let anyone in who has come to evacuate," Abe said in parliament. Staff at an evacuation centre in Tokyo's Taito ward turned two homeless people away on Saturday because they did not have an address, a ward official told Reuters.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:44:30 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66 as hopes for missing fade

    The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water. Fifteen people remain missing nearly three days after Typhoon Hagibis smashed into central and eastern Japan, national broadcaster NHK said. The highest toll was in Fukushima prefecture north of Tokyo, where levees burst in at least 14 places along the Abukuma River, which meanders through a number of cities in the largely agricultural prefecture.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:42:12 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise on cautious Brexit deal hopes, oil extends losses

    Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week. Capping broader gains, however, was a perceived lack of progress coming out of U.S.-China trade negotiations. Reports of a "Phase 1" trade deal between the United States and China last week had earlier cheered markets but the dearth of details around the agreement has since curbed this enthusiasm with oil prices extending declines, Chinese stocks weaker and the safe-haven yen holding gains versus dollar.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:37:42 -0400
  • Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

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    A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday evening after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed on $200,000 bond after the police chief said he acted without justification and would have been fired if he hadn't quit. Police bodycam video showed Dean approaching the door of the home where Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was caring for her 8-year-old nephew early Saturday.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:31:23 -0400
  • Former US national security expert on Russia sits for deposition in impeachment inquiry

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    Congress continues closed-door depositions this week regarding the growing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and on Monday Fiona Hill, a former top national security adviser on Russia who left the administration just before the president's July phone call with the president of Ukraine, met with lawmakers behind closed doors for roughly 10 hours. Democrats have accused Trump of abusing his office and potentially violating campaign finance laws.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:12:41 -0400
  • Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

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    A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a black woman while she was inside her home was arrested Monday and charged with murder. Tarrant County court records say Dean was arrested and charged with murder Monday night for the shooting death of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson. Fort Worth, Texas, authorities say Jefferson was killed early Saturday after a neighbor called police to report that her front door had been open for hours.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:53:03 -0400
  • The Latest: $200,000 bond set for ex-cop charged with murder

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    A $200,000 bond has been set for a white former police officer jailed in the fatal shooting of a black woman inside the woman's Fort Worth home. Aaron Dean was booked Monday evening into the Tarrant County Jail on the murder charge in the death of Atatiana Jefferson. Jail records do not list an attorney for Dean.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:30:02 -0400
  • Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

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    Two Pacific Northwest tribes on Monday demanded the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River to save migrating salmon and starving orcas and restore fishing sites that were guaranteed to the tribes in a treaty more than 150 years ago. The Yakama and Lummi nations made the demand of the U.S. government on Indigenous Peoples Day, a designation that's part of a trend to move away from a holiday honoring Christopher Columbus. For decades, people have debated whether to remove four big dams on the Lower Snake River, a tributary of the Columbia, but breaching the Columbia dams, which are a much more significant source of power, has never been seriously discussed.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:22:46 -0400
  • Barneys nears bankruptcy deal with Authentic Brands, Saks owner: sources

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    U.S. luxury department-store chain Barneys New York Inc is nearing a roughly $270 million deal with brand developer Authentic Brands Group that could lead to Barneys shops opening in Saks Fifth Avenue stores, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Without an offer from Authentic Brands, Barneys faced winding down its business entirely. Authentic Brands' offer for Barneys calls for a handful of its storied brick-and-mortar outposts to remain open, potentially including its flagship Madison Avenue store in Manhattan and its Beverly Hills, California, location, the sources said.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:16:11 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks make cautious gains ahead of key Brexit summit

    Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week. Australian shares were up 0.12%, while Japan's Nikkei stock index rose 1.38%. Capping the broader gains, however, was a perceived lack of progress coming out of U.S.-China trade negotiations.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:11:31 -0400
  • California is first state to mandate school start times

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    The bell doesn't ring until 8 a.m. at Lincoln High School, but by then freshman Briana Lopez has been awake for hours. The 14-year-old leaves her house in Northern California at 6:30 each morning so she can get to school for a 7 a.m. marching band practice. Worried about the ill effects of sleep deprivation for students, California on Sunday became the first state to mandate a school start time under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:09:58 -0400
  • Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death

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    Saying it represents as horrific an offense as he's ever dealt with, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton on Monday sentenced Gina Virgilio to 99 years with 39 years suspended. Virgilio, 32, sat with her face buried in her hands as Wolverton announced the sentence. Before sentencing Virgilio indicated to the judge that mental illness drove her to this act.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:06:33 -0400
  • Mozambique to vote in tense, high-stakes election

    Mozambicans head to the polls on Tuesday in an election widely expected to result in the ruling Frelimo party extending its decades-long rule over a nation that is set to become one of the world's leading gas exporters. The election in the Southern African nation could test a fragile peace deal signed two months ago between Frelimo and rival Renamo, a former civil war foe that has emerged as the main opposition party. A corruption scandal over government borrowing has hit the economy and damaged President Filipe Nyusi's popularity, but the strength of some voters' loyalty to Frelimo is one factor that could help the party win the presidential, legislative and provincial poll.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:00:00 -0400
  • FOREX-Dollar loses steam vs yen as trade deal, Brexit hopes face reality check

    The dollar hovered below 2-1/2-month highs against the yen on Tuesday, failing to extend recent gains as optimism over trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies and for an orderly British exit from the European Union started to fade. Although markets initially welcomed the "Phase 1" trade deal between the United States and China that President Donald Trump outlined last week, a lack of details kept many investors cautious. "Media reports suggest China wants another high-level meeting later this month to finalise Friday's agreement, suggesting that not all the details are nailed down," said Alex Stanley, senior interest rate strategist at National Australia Bank.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:51:41 -0400
  • Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

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    A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder Monday but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could send him to prison for more than 30 years. Olsen, now 57, was a DeKalb County police officer in March 2015 when he responded to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex. Shortly after arriving, he fatally shot 26-year-old Anthony Hill, a U.S. Air Force veteran who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:47:46 -0400
  • Latest deadly police shooting raises questions about tactics

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    On any given day in the U.S., police respond to thousands of non-emergency calls asking them to check on someone's home. A few, like one over the weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, end up with someone getting killed by police. Experts in law enforcement training and tactics say there is a multitude of questions raised by the shooting of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson, who was cut down at her home by a bullet fired through a window by an officer responding to a call in the middle of the night about her front door being open.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:36:46 -0400
  • Releasing gun photo inappropriate, Fort Worth chief says

    After a white Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a black woman inside her home, police swiftly released body camera footage that depicted the moments before the shooting, saying they were doing so in the interest of transparency. Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus admitted Monday that it was inappropriate to release the photos of the gun. "That is something we've done in the past — to include the photograph of the firearm to show what the perceived threat may have been," Kraus said at a Monday press conference, where he announced that Officer Aaron Dean had resigned from the force following Saturday's shooting.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:34:09 -0400
  • Texas policeman charged with murder in shooting death of black woman -reports

    A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas was charged with murder after he shot dead a 28-year-old black woman inside her home, multiple media outlets reported on Monday. Atatiana Jefferson was killed on Saturday at 2:30 a.m. by a single shot from officer Aaron Dean when he fired through a window into her home as she cared for her 8-year-old nephew.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:32:04 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-Thailand's human traffickers flout 99% of court orders to compensate victims

    Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99% of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. Thai courts have ordered traffickers to pay their victims more than 130 million baht ($4.3 million) for damages caused in about 1,335 cases since 2014, according to the latest available statistics from the Office of the Attorney General. Although Thailand has rescued a record-breaking 1,000-plus trafficking victims this year, campaigners are concerned that the failure to pay compensation will leave them in fresh danger.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:01:01 -0400
  • Chief: Officer shot, killed woman who charged with knife

    The police chief of a Georgia city says an officer shot and killed a woman who charged at him with a raised knife. News media report that Athens-Clarke County police Chief Cleveland Lee Spruill Sr. says the 54-year-old woman ignored repeated orders to put down the knife before running toward the officer Monday morning. Spruill says other officers gave first aid but the woman died at a hospital.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:55:12 -0400
  • Parents of crash victim urge diplomat's wife to return to UK

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    The parents of a motorcyclist killed in a traffic crash that involved an American diplomat's wife took their case directly to U.S. audiences Monday, holding a New York news conference at which they urged the woman to return to Britain. The parents of Harry Dunn have reached out to American politicians and plan to be in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday in their quest to get the woman back to the U.K. "to present herself to police," family spokesman Radd Seiger said. Charlotte Charles, Dunn's mother, tearfully urged the diplomat's wife, Anne Sacoolas, to "do the right thing" and to "face us as a broken family," along with the U.K. legal system.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:54:38 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) should be held accountable for mismanaging last week's power shutoffs and urged the company to provide credits or rebates to affected customers. PG&E had imposed a string of planned power outages of unprecedented scale to reduce wildfire risks posed by extremely windy, dry weather that left more than 730,000 homes and workplaces in northern California without power. A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer has resigned and faces criminal charges after he shot dead a 28-year-old black woman inside her home, the city's police chief said on Monday.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:54:28 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Syria's troops have entered a northeastern town, Syrian state media said on Monday, after Washington announced it was abruptly pulling out its forces, and its former Kurdish allies reached a deal with Damascus to help resist a Turkish attack. The abrupt U.S. withdrawal from the eight-year Syrian war, and the potential return of the Syrian army to the Kurdish-controlled northeast, are major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:54:27 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) should be held accountable for mismanaging last week's power shutoffs and urged the company to provide credits or rebates to affected customers. PG&E had imposed a string of planned power outages of unprecedented scale to reduce wildfire risks posed by extremely windy, dry weather that left more than 730,000 homes and workplaces in northern California without power. A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer has resigned and faces criminal charges after he shot dead a 28-year-old black woman inside her home, the city's police chief said on Monday.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:51:41 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Syria's troops have entered a northeastern town, Syrian state media said on Monday, after Washington announced it was abruptly pulling out its forces, and its former Kurdish allies reached a deal with Damascus to help resist a Turkish attack. The abrupt U.S. withdrawal from the eight-year Syrian war, and the potential return of the Syrian army to the Kurdish-controlled northeast, are major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:51:40 -0400
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