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  • Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

    Reuters News: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York, U.S....
  • Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000

    Reuters News: NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole...
  • Thai vegetarian festival expects record spending

    Reuters News: BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s annual vegetarian festival began on Friday with record spending expected from Thais abstaining from meat-heavy diets to earn spiritual credit during the year-long mourning period for the late king. People shop for vegetarian food at a market in Chinatown Bangkok, Thailand, October 19,...
  • Top-ranked Halep hoping to keep dream alive at WTA Finals

    Reuters News: SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Simona Halep is still coming to terms with her rise to the top of the world rankings at the start of the month but is trying not to let the euphoria of the achievement distract her at the eight-woman WTA Finals which starts on...
  • Plane by plane, New York greets Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane

    Reuters News: NEW YORK (Reuters) – There were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be ringed with people coming from Puerto Rico on one-way tickets they never would have bought if not for the...
  • Australia's second largest state edges towards permitting euthanasia

    Reuters News: SYDNEY (Reuters) – The parliament of Australia’s second largest state passed legislation on Friday to allow terminally ill patients to seek medical help to end their lives, a bill that is expected to act as a catalyst for the rest of the country to adopt similar laws....
  • Exclusive: Baupost's Klarman resists calls to wipe out Puerto Rico debt

    Reuters News: BOSTON (Reuters) – Billionaire investor Seth Klarman on Wednesday resisted calls for Puerto Rico’s debt to be wiped out and said the island’s residents will be better off in the long run if obligations are honored. A man stands on what is left of the balcony of...
  • U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt

    Reuters News: THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will cut response times to permit requests to within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency’s goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch $100 million at auction

    Reuters News: NEW YORK (Reuters) – The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie’s announced on Tuesday. “Salvator Mundi,” an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ which dates to about...