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Three more women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct: Variety report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Thursday, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago. Variety reported that two of the women said Hoffman sexually assaulted them in 1987. A third woman said he exposed himself to her in 1980, when she was 16, and asked for a foot massage, the Variety report said. In the story, two women went on the record and a third was not identified.Read More


BRIEF-Smartcentres REIT issues $500 mln Unsecured Debenture

Dec 14 (Reuters) – Smartcentres Real Estate Investment Trust : * SMARTCENTRES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST ANNOUNCES $500 MILLION SERIES R AND SERIES S SENIOR UNSECURED DEBENTURE ISSUE * SMARTCENTRES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST AGREED TO ISSUE $250 MILLION SERIES S AND $250 MILLION SERIES R SENIOR UNSECURED DEBENTURES ON AN AGENCY BASIS * SMARTCENTRES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST SERIES R DEBENTURES WILL CARRY FLOATING RATE OF 3-MONTH CDOR + 66 BASIS POINTS,WILL MATURE ON DEC 21, 2020 * SMARTCENTRES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST SAYS SERIES S DEBENTURES WILL CARRYRead More


Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes. The flag-draped remains of firefighter Cory Iverson, 32, were driven out of the fire zone in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, in a hearse as his comrades saluted from roadsides and overpasses. ”Anne and I are saddened by Engineer Cory Iverson’s tragic death. His bravery and years of committed service to theRead More


With no deal on children’s health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For Nancy Minoui of Portland, Oregon, and Crystal Lett of Dublin, Ohio, Congress’ failure to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program is not some distant tale of political wrangling. Dr. Benjamin Hoffman (L) speaks with Nancy Minoui about 9 month old Marion Burgess, who suffers from a chronic heart condition, at an appointment at the Dornbecher Children’s hospital in Portland, Oregon, U.S. December 6, 2017. Picture taken December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Natalie Behring For Minoui, it’s about how to provide care for her daughter, Marion Burgess, bornRead More


Three-man crew returns from space station – NASA TV

(Reuters) – A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The spacecraft brought back Randy Bresnik, from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Sergey Ryazanskiy, from Russian space agency Roscosmos; and Italy’s Paolo Nespoli, with the European Space Agency. Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by John Stonestreet Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories, #hourlyweather #Reuters


U.N.’s Guterres warns against ‘sleepwalking’ into war over North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, warning against the danger of “sleepwalking” into war, said on Thursday that Security Council resolutions on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs must be fully implemented by Pyongyang and other countries. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a joint news conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai Guterres made the comments to reporters after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo just days after U.S. Secretary of State Rex TillersonRead More


Use balance transfers to start 2018 with path to pay off debt

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When the U.S. Federal Reserve raises interest rates, as it did on Wednesday by a quarter-percentage point, the first pinch consumers usually feel is higher interest rates on credit cards. U.S. outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, U.S. December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Zero-interest balance transfers can offer respite from higher credit card rates, if used properly. These cards allow a person with debt (and a decent credit score) toRead More


Trump to make final tax push as Republican negotiators near deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will make a final push on Wednesday to shepherd a Republican tax overhaul across the finish line, hosting congressional negotiators for lunch before a speech in which he will make closing arguments for the legislation. U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during his visit at the Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. December 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Republican tax writers from the Senate and House of Representatives worked into Tuesday evening to reconcile differences between the separate plans passed byRead More


Desjardins, credit union centrals, Cumis to form Aviso Wealth

(Reuters) – Canadian asset manager Desjardins Group is partnering with five credit union centrals and insurer Cumis Group to form a wealth management firm with about C$55 billion ($42.74 billion) in assets under management. The new entity, Aviso Wealth, will be equally owned by Desjardins and a partnership between the credit union centrals and Cumis, according to a joint statement issued on Tuesday. The company will be created through a merger of the business owned by their subsidiaries and will offer a wealth management platform to meet the needs ofRead More


British princes join Jedi knights at ‘Star Wars’ premiere in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” in which the royal brothers both play small roles, on the red carpet at the film’s European premiere in London on Tuesday. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Eddie Mulholland/Pool The event, at the Royal Albert Hall, saw stars including Mark Hammill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and AdamRead More