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A majority of adults disagree with Trump on firing athletes who kneel during anthem: Reuters/Ipsos poll

A majority of adults disagree with Trump on firing athletes who kneel during anthem: Reuters/Ipsos poll By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump's assertion that football players should be fired for kneeling during the national anthem, even though most say they would personally stand during the song, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The Sept. 25-26 poll found that 57 percent of adults do not think the National Football League should fire players who kneel. This included 61 percent of NFL fans who watch at least a few games per season.


U.S. charges NCAA basketball coaches with bribery, fraud

U.S. charges NCAA basketball coaches with bribery, fraud By Brendan Pierson and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday unveiled fraud charges against 10 people associated with some of the country's premier college basketball programs, including four coaches and an Adidas AG executive, following a two-year corruption probe. Prosecutors said they uncovered two related schemes, including one in which apparel executives, financial advisers and others bribed assistant college coaches to steer elite players to them, and a second in which players were allegedly bribed to enroll at schools sponsored by Adidas. The charges reflect what prosecutors called the "criminal influence of money" on National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball, and the conflicts that could arise from the drive to win and the need to provide student-athletes an education.


U.S. doing 'really good job' in storm-hit Puerto Rico, Trump says

U.S. doing 'really good job' in storm-hit Puerto Rico, Trump says By Robin Respaut and Dave Graham SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - President Donald Trump hailed his administration on Tuesday for a "really good job" helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, despite complaints that federal aid has been too slow to reach the U.S. territory. Trump agreed to boost federal disaster aid to the island, increasing funding to assist with debris removal and emergency protective measures.


U.S. denies request for Puerto Rico shipping waiver

U.S. denies request for Puerto Rico shipping waiver By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday denied a request to waive shipping restrictions to help get fuel and supplies to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying it would do nothing to address the island's main impediment to shipping, damaged ports. The Jones Act limits shipping between coasts to U.S. flagged vessels. The Department of Homeland Security, which waived the act after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, did not agree an exemption would help this time.


Wisconsin man who sent manifesto to Trump found guilty of gun charges

Wisconsin man who sent manifesto to Trump found guilty of gun charges Joseph Jakubowski, 32, was arrested in April after a massive manhunt following his theft of 18 guns and two silencers from the shop. Jakubowski faces up to 10 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines for each count of stealing from a licensed firearm dealer and being a felon in possession of a firearm, said Kyle Frederickson, a deputy clerk at the district court, in a phone call. Jakubowski is set to be sentenced on Dec. 20 at U.S. District Court in Madison, Wisconsin.


Top U.S. general recommends not kicking out transgender troops

Top U.S. general recommends not kicking out transgender troops The top U.S. general said on Tuesday he has urged the Trump administration not to kick transgender service members out of the military despite President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces. Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked by Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing whether he agreed that the thousands of transgender men and women now in the military have served with honor and valor. "I do, Senator," Dunford responded.


Trump says will visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, promises to help

Trump says will visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, promises to help U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he planned to go to Puerto Rico and praised the federal effort so far for the U.S. territory after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. "Puerto Rico needs a lot of money," Trump told reporters at the White House. "We've worked very, very hard in Puerto Rico.


Reinsurers may need to dip into capital amid mounting disaster losses-Fitch

Reinsurers may need to dip into capital amid mounting disaster losses-Fitch Ratings downgrades for global insurers and reinsurers are becoming more probable as they face more than $100 billion in 2017 catastrophe losses, a figure that threatens to weaken their capital reserves, Fitch Ratings Inc said in a report on Tuesday. Losses from Hurricane Maria, which could be as much as $85 billion, along with those of other recent 2017 catastrophes, including Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the Mexico City earthquakes and other events, will force some reinsurers to dip into their capital, Fitch said.


Obamacare repeal in U.S. Senate collapses in new blow to Republicans

Obamacare repeal in U.S. Senate collapses in new blow to Republicans By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare fell apart in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday for the second time in two months in a serious setback for President Donald Trump's domestic agenda. The party was unable to win enough support from its own senators for a bill to repeal the 2010 healthcare law and decided not to put it to a vote, several Republicans said. "We basically ran out of time," said Senator Ron Johnson, a co-sponsor of the measure with Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham, who told reporters the party would target healthcare again after trying to reform the U.S. tax code.


Trump expected to set U.S. refugee cap at 45,000: sources

Trump expected to set U.S. refugee cap at 45,000: sources The Trump administration plans to cap the number of refugees admitted to the United States in the coming year at 45,000, two people with knowledge of the decision said, a historically low level advocates say ignores growing humanitarian crises worldwide. Since then, the ceiling has never been set below 67,000 and in recent years has been around 70,000 to 80,000. The administration plans to announce its decision on the cap on Wednesday, two U.S. officials said.


Trump says he is willing work with Democrats on healthcare, taxes: lawmaker

Trump says he is willing work with Democrats on healthcare, taxes: lawmaker U.S. President Donald Trump told several lawmakers on Tuesday that he would work with Democrats in Congress to overhaul the nation's healthcare system if Republicans fail to pass a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare, a key lawmaker said. "On healthcare, he made that clear, that if he didn’t get what he wanted, that he was going to work with Democrats on a plan,” for healthcare and that he wanted bipartisan tax reform, U.S. Representative Richard Neal, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, said following panel members' meeting with Trump at the White House earlier on Tuesday.


Trump says 'not distracted' by NFL protests

Trump says 'not distracted' by NFL protests WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's criticisms of National Football League players kneeling in protest during the national anthem have not distracted him from other concerns, he told journalists on Tuesday. "I wasn't preoccupied with the NFL. I was ashamed of what was taking place because to me, that was a very important moment," Trump said, adding later, "I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work." (Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)


Republican senator says it appears will be no vote on healthcare bill

Republican senator says it appears will be no vote on healthcare bill WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Pat Roberts said on Tuesday that "it would appear" there will be no vote on the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and co-sponsors Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy decided there were not enough votes to pass it.


Senate poised to repeal new rule allowing consumer class actions

Senate poised to repeal new rule allowing consumer class actions The U.S. Senate will soon likely vote to kill a new ban on banks and credit card companies requiring customers to surrender their right to sue in order to open accounts, according to aides, lobbyists and activists. Once Republican lawmakers either pass or abandon their latest effort to redo healthcare, which could happen as early as Tuesday evening, they will take up a resolution to kill a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule finalized in July, according to multiple lobbyists. The resolution passed the House of Representatives last month.


Trump’s Top General Says Iran Honoring Nuke Deal

Trump’s Top General Says Iran Honoring Nuke Deal Dunford, the head of the Joint Chiefs, warns that unilaterally pulling out would anger allies and complicate the North Korea crisis.


U.S. Congress to act on Puerto Rico relief: House Speaker

U.S. Congress to act on Puerto Rico relief: House Speaker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said Congress would act to provide to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico the same disaster relief following Hurricane Maria that had been granted to Texas and Florida after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. "When we get the information we need from the administration, we will be doing more in Congress to act on all of these hurricane victims wherever they are, because these hurricanes have really wreaked havoc on many of our fellow citizens," Ryan told reporters at a news conference. (Reporting by Makini Brice)


U.S. Senate leader says awaiting details on Puerto Rico needs after storm

U.S. Senate leader says awaiting details on Puerto Rico needs after storm U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said lawmakers were working with the Trump administration to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island last week but were still waiting to hear what additional resources were necessary. "I expect we’ll hear more soon on what additional resources will be necsideessary in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the paths of the storms," McConnell said in a statement.


Trump boosts federal aid for Puerto Rico after storm: White House

Trump boosts federal aid for Puerto Rico after storm: White House WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday agreed to boost federal disaster aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territorial island last week, the White House said in a statement. The move will increase federal funding to assist with debris removal and emergency protective measures, the White House said. (Reporting by Susan Heavey)


Trump urges NFL to ban players kneeling during anthem

Trump urges NFL to ban players kneeling during anthem (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up his fight with the National Football League on Tuesday, calling on the league to ban players from kneeling in protest at games while the national anthem is played. "The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can't kneel during our National Anthem!" Trump wrote on Twitter.


Trump ally Stone may face House intelligence subpoena: lawmaker

Trump ally Stone may face House intelligence subpoena: lawmaker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, refused to respond to one line of questioning from members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday and could face a subpoena to return and answer them, the panel's top Democrat said.


Baby Found Strapped Into Car Seat, Abandoned on Side of Busy Interstate With $5,000 in Cash

Baby Found Strapped Into Car Seat, Abandoned on Side of Busy Interstate With $5,000 in Cash The baby was found strapped inside a car seat, abandoned on the side of a busy interstate.


Man killed by police was vet with history of mental illness

Man killed by police was vet with history of mental illness A man who was fatally shot by police in a videotaped encounter outside of a California convenience store was a Navy veteran with a history of drug use and mental illness who had been paroled from state prison a week before the shooting and was considered an absconder, according to his family and records released Monday.


Cabot Oil & Gas settles fracking lawsuit with Pennsylvania families

Cabot Oil & Gas settles fracking lawsuit with Pennsylvania families Cabot Oil & Gas Co. [COG.N] has settled a lawsuit filed by two families in Dimock, Pennsylvania, who alleged their homes' drinking water became contaminated with methane not long after the company began drilling for natural gas in 2007. The Ely and Hulbert families initially won $4.2 million in damages in a federal jury trial in Scranton last year, but Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson threw out the verdict as unjustified and ordered the parties to begin settlement talks. Leslie Lewis, the New York lawyer who represented the families, declined on Tuesday to comment on the terms.


Former President Barack Obama describes tearfully dropping off daughter Malia at college

Former President Barack Obama describes tearfully dropping off daughter Malia at college Former President Barack Obama described the moment he became overwhelmed with emotion sending his eldest daughter off to college while speaking at an event for the Beau Biden Foundation on Monday.


Ex-N.Y. state senate leader's corruption conviction vacated, faces retrial

Ex-N.Y. state senate leader's corruption conviction vacated, faces retrial A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that narrowed the conduct that can sustain federal corruption charges. The ruling came two months after the court also vacated the bribery conviction of former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, employing similar reasoning. Acting U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Joon Kim said in a statement that his office would pursue a "prompt retrial where we will have another opportunity to present the overwhelming evidence of Dean Skelos and Adam Skelos' guilt." Prosecutors previously said they would also retry Silver.


Dyson Will Build Electric Cars by 2020

Dyson Will Build Electric Cars by 2020 Founder Sir James Dyson wants a high-end range of electric cars powered by cutting-edge solid-state batteries within three years.


This Wife's Grocery List For Her Husband Is Hilariously Extra

This Wife's Grocery List For Her Husband Is Hilariously Extra Some people prefer to bring a detailed list when they go grocery shopping.


Donald Trump To Visit Disaster-Torn Puerto Rico

Donald Trump To Visit Disaster-Torn Puerto Rico U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Puerto Rico on Oct. 3, nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through the island as a Category 4 storm, he announced at a press briefing Tuesday morning.


The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots In Pittsburgh

The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots In Pittsburgh If you’re seeking a destination with both rich history and a splash of modern cool, then Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is for you.


Trump says tax reform will include big cuts for middle class

Trump says tax reform will include big cuts for middle class WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that a tax reform plan being discussed with lawmakers will cut taxes "tremendously" for the middle class, nearly double the standard deduction and try to make the tax code simple and fair.


Why Did Otto Warmbier Go To North Korea? Parents Call Country 'Terrorists'

Why Did Otto Warmbier Go To North Korea? Parents Call Country 'Terrorists' Otto Warmbier died in June, and after a few months to process his death, his parents talked about it Tuesday.


Maria could weaken to tropical storm within a day or so: NHC

Maria could weaken to tropical storm within a day or so: NHC (Reuters) - Maria, presently a Category 1 hurricane, could lose strength and weaken to a tropical storm within the next day or so, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Tuesday. Hurricane Maria is about 175 miles (285 km) southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), the NHC said. The center of Maria will pass east of the coast of North Carolina during the next couple of days, the Miami-based weather forecaster said, adding tropical storm force winds are nearing the North Carolina outer banks. ...


NHC says Hurricane Lee strengthening while moving westward

NHC says Hurricane Lee strengthening while moving westward (Reuters) - Lee, a Category 2 hurricane, is gaining in strength as it moves westward, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Tuesday. The hurricane is located about 1620 miles (2610 km) west-southwest of the Azores with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said. "Lee could strengthen a little more before weakening likely begins on Thursday," the NHC added. (Reporting by Karen Rodrigues in Bengaluru)


Qatar Airways announces $2bn Boeing plane order

Qatar Airways announces $2bn Boeing plane order Qatar Airways announced Tuesday it has placed an order worth more than $2 billion for six Boeing planes, which it said reflected the airline's continued expansion in the United States. A statement on the Gulf carrier's website said it had placed an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs. "The order, a sign of the airline's continued expansion and contribution to the US economy, adds to the airline's current fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody airplanes and its more than 100 additional Boeing aircraft on order," read the Qatar Airways statement.


U.S. House Republican speaker Ryan opposes protests during anthem

U.S. House Republican speaker Ryan opposes protests during anthem U.S. House Republican Speaker Paul Ryan told journalists on Tuesday that athletes who protest during the national anthem have the right to do so, but that he believes such demonstrations should not take place during "The Star-Spangled Banner." "People are clearly within their rights to express themselves how they see fit. The national anthem, our flag, and the people who defend it, represent it, that should be celebrated everywhere and always, and that's my opinion," Ryan said. U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up his fight with the National Football League earlier on Tuesday, calling on the popular league to ban players from kneeling in protest at games while the national anthem is played.


Police union blasts handling of Utah nurse arrest probe

Police union blasts handling of Utah nurse arrest probe Two officers under investigation in the rough arrest of a nurse have been unfairly made into pariahs after body-camera footage got widespread attention online, a Utah police union said Monday.


Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case

Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Weiner, 53, started to cry as soon as the sentence was announced by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan. "I was a very sick man for a very long time, but I'm also responsible for the damage I have done," Weiner read from a statement in court before he was sentenced.


Equifax CEO retires after massive data breach exposes up to 143 million people

Equifax CEO retires after massive data breach exposes up to 143 million people Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard Smith has retired, following a massive data breach at his company that exposed the personal information of millions of people. The credit reporting agency revealed earlier this month that hackers had accessed the information of some 143m Americans – including some who had no idea the company was collecting their data. The exposed information included social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and even credit card numbers.


Colleges That Accept the Most Applicants

Colleges That Accept the Most Applicants The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search.


Russian Forces Start Air Bombing Drill Near North Korea

Russian Forces Start Air Bombing Drill Near North Korea The combat drills are underway during a tense time for the Korean Peninsula.