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Presidential alert: The best Twitter reactions to Trump, FEMA's test alert

USA Today - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:40

Phone lock screens lit up Wednesday afternoon with a message from the President Donald Trump. And Twitter had some thoughts.

       

South Carolina Shooting Spree Leaves One Officer Dead, Six Wounded

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:27
By Harriet McLeodCHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Seven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, when a gunman unleashed a hail of fire on...

Brazil's Far-Right Presidential Candidate Bolsonaro Maintains Lead: Poll

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:06
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro maintained his lead over leftist Workers Party rival Fernando Haddad...

New VA rankings: Five hospitals get lowest one-star rating for third year

USA Today - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:58

The number of one-star VA hospitals has dropped from 14 to nine since last year, according to ratings the VA released.

       

U.S. Traffic Deaths Fall 3.1 Percent in First Half of 2018

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. traffic deaths fell 3.1 percent in the first six months of 2018, according to preliminary figures released on...

NASA Again Weighs In on Bizarre ISS Incident

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:25
A Russian official says a hole in the International Space Station wasn’t a manufacturing defect, but NASA says that doesn’t mean the hole was made intentionally.

Russia's Putin Says No Major Military Action Needed in Syria's Idlib

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:20
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib was effective and no major...

How Tom Hardy got 'obsessed' with 'Venom' – and decided to take on the Marvel universe

USA Today - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:15

Tom Hardy is striking a new, darker tone as the face of Sony Pictures' burgeoning Marvel universe in the comic book adaptation of 'Venom.'

       

We read the NYT's 13,000-word report on Trump so you don’t have to. Here's what to know

USA Today - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:14

A bombshell New York Times report detailed how Trump got millions of dollars from his father, Fred Trump, "including instances of outright fraud."

       

Brazil Far-Right Candidate Gains Women Voters, Despite Sexist Remarks

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:14
By Gabriel Stargardter and Anthony BoadleRIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Luzia Amaral took a long hard look at Brazil's presidential candidates...

Trump Administration Asks Top U.S. Court to Intervene in Census Suit

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:07
By Andrew Chung(Reuters) - The Justice Department asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to block a lower court order for Commerce Secretary...

Philadelphia Drive-By Shooting Leaves Five Wounded, One Critically

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:01
(Reuters) - A gunman opened fire from a moving vehicle outside a Philadelphia shopping center on Wednesday, wounding five young men, one of them...

US terminates pact with Iran after UN court ruling on sanctions

USA Today - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:55

The U.N.’s highest court ordered the Trump administration to lift any punitive measures that affect Tehran’s imports of specific good and services.

       

Foreign Aid Picks up for Indonesia's Desperate Quake Survivors

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:29
By Fathin Ungku and Kanupriya KapoorPALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia's devastating earthquake and...

U.S. Says Asking for Information on Missing Saudi Journalist

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department is monitoring and seeking information on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a...

Sears, Kmart closing more stores as retailer's struggles continue

USA Today - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:24

Sears is closing at least three additional stores as the retailer faces serious questions about its future heading into the holiday shopping season.

       

Italian Man Who Shot Migrants Given 12-Year Prison Term

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:20
ROME (Reuters) - An Italian court on Wednesday sentenced a man to 12 years in jail for shooting and wounding six African migrants in a racially...

Merkel Begins Visit to Israel With Iran, Palestinians on Agenda

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:02
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel began a visit to Israel on Wednesday, with Iran's nuclear ambitions and the...

Rights Group Accuses Egyptian Police of 'Forcibly Disappearing' Rights Lawyer

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:54
CAIRO (Reuters) - An international rights group on Wednesday accused Egyptian authorities of "forcibly disappearing" a prominent human rights...

Can Iraq's New Leaders Deliver Stability After Months of Deadlock?

US News & World - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:29
By Ahmed RasheedSULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - The election of a respected Kurdish politician as Iraq's new president and his designation of a...
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