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Police Try To Disperse Milwaukee Crowds After One Person Shot During Protests

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Tensions rose again on Sunday night with one person shot in the Milwaukee neighborhood where the fatal shooting of a suspect by a police officer touched off rioting and arson the previous night and prompted Wisconsin’s governor to activate the National Guard. After small groups of demonstrators gathered earlier […]

ACT Shakes Up Security Unit, Plans Audit After Cheating Reports

Thousands of tables are seen inside a hall at Asia-World Expo near Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China October 2, 2015, one day before SAT examinations to be taken place. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

By Steve Stecklow and Alexandra Harney LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – ACT Inc, maker of America‚Äôs most popular university entrance exam, is laying off its head of test security and plans to audit nearly 200 education centers after Reuters detailed widespread cheating in an ACT-owned college-prep program for international students. Rachel Schoenig, who oversees a 14-person team […]

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Marginally; Layoffs Increase In July

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, while renewed job cuts in the energy sector boosted layoffs announced by U.S.-based employers in July. Despite the increases, the labor market remains healthy and will probably continue to support economic growth for the remainder of this […]

EPA Should Change Biofuels Program To Help Small Fuel Retailers; Letter

A gas pump displays the price for E15, a gasoline with 15 percent of ethanol, and various other ethanol blends at a gas station in Nevada, Iowa, United States, May 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young

By Chris Prentice (Reuters) – U.S. regulators should alter a much-debated biofuels program that disadvantages small fuel retailers, said the chairman of a newly-formed coalition, joining the likes of refiners including Valero Energy Corp, which have made a similar push. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) gives an unfair advantage to large petroleum retailers and sidelines […]

Clinton Says Russian Intelligence Services Hacked DNC

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at East High School in Youngstown, Ohio, July 30, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Russian intelligence services hacked into Democratic National Committee computers and she accused Republican contender Donald Trump of showing support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those […]

Clinton To Make Case For The White House, After A Big Warm-Up From Obama

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hugs U.S. President Barack Obama as she arrives onstage at the end of his speech on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 27, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young

By Amy Tennery and Jonathan Allen PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Democrat Hillary Clinton will make her case for the White House on Thursday night, facing the tough task of equaling show-stopping speeches by President Barack Obama and others who have embraced her bid to become the first woman to be elected U.S. president. Known as a […]

Three police officers shot dead in Baton Rouge, gunman killed

Police officers block off a road after a shooting of police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Joe Penney

By Joseph Penney BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) – Three police officers were shot to death and several others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, the city’s mayor said, as the country remained on edge in the wake of police shootings of black men and the killings of five Dallas officers. The officers in Baton […]

Truck ‘terrorist’ kills 80 in Nice Bastille Day crowd

French police forces and forensic officers stand next to a truck July 15, 2016 that ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais killing at least 60 people in Nice, France, July 14.    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

By Sophie Sassard and Michel Bernouin NICE, France (Reuters) – A “terrorist” gunman killed 80 people and wounded scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday, officials said. In a pre-dawn address to the nation, President […]

Suspect In Dallas Police Attack Wanted To ‘Kill White People’: Chief

Dallas shooting

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) – At least one sniper in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded seven more in a coordinated attack that ended when police used a bomb to kill a shooter who told them he wanted to kill white officers, authorities said Friday. The attack came during one of several […]

FBI Ending Clinton Email Probe, Will Not Recommend Prosecution: Director

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters during her California primary night rally held in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., June 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI will recommend to the Justice Department that no prosecution is warranted as a result of its yearlong investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said on Tuesday. Comey said the probe found there was evidence of extremely careless handling […]


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