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Highlights of Wednesday’s NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Wednesday’s National Hockey League games: Dec 6, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) makes a save on Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) in the second period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Capitals 6, Blackhawks 2 Alexander Ovechkin scored his league-leading 21st goal, Nicklas Backstrom ended a 21-game goal-scoring drought, and Tom Wilson scored twice as the Washington Capitals cruised to a 6-2 victory over the sliding Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. Brett Connolly andRead More


Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to speak at the Federalist Society’s 2017 National Lawyers Convention in Washington, U.S., November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Sessions said the Nov. 5 shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by Devin Kelley, a former Air Force serviceman who had aRead More


‘No cash, Carney?’ Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet

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LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics. The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, holds a credit card as he speaks to guests during a meal at the ‘Future Forum 2017’ event in St George’s Hall, Liverpool, Britain November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble When everyone in the room was asked to take out a purse or wallet, as an example of something that represented theRead More


Floods swamp Vietnam as typhoon death toll reaches 27

HUE, Vietnam (Reuters) – Floods inundated swathes of central and southern Vietnam on Sunday in the wake of a typhoon that left at least 27 dead just days before the region is due to host the APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. A storm batters a street in Nha Trang, as Typhoon Damrey descends on southern Vietnam, in this still image taken from social media video, November 4, 2017. @SINITSYN_NIKITA/via REUTERS Typhoon Damrey, the 12th major storm to hit Vietnam this year, made landfall on Saturday with winds of up toRead More


Nations to work on curbing climate change despite Trump – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Governments, scientists, industry groups and environmental campaigners are meeting in Germany next week to discuss implementing a global agreement to curb climate change, despite uncertainty over how the United States will figure into the effort. President Donald Trump announced earlier this year that the U.S. will pull out of the 2015 Paris climate accord unless his administration can secure a better deal. Other countries have pledged to press on regardless at the Nov. 6-17 meeting in the western German city of Bonn. The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) willRead More


BRIEF-The Sherwin-Williams Company reports third quarter financial results

Oct 24 (Reuters) – Sherwin-williams Co * The Sherwin-Williams Company reports 2017 third quarter financial results * Q3 earnings per share $3.33 * Q3 earnings per share view $4.65 — Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S * Sees FY 2017 earnings per share $11.20 to $11.50 including items * Sees Q4 2017 earnings per share $1.97 to $2.27 including items * Q3 sales $4.51 billion versus I/B/E/S view $4.44 billion * Sherwin-Williams Co – we expect incremental sales from valspar acquisition to be approximately $1.0 billion in Q4​ * Sherwin-Williams Co – ‍forRead More


Ex-Port Authority detective says he predicted WTC was terrorist target a decade before 9/11

Former Port Authority Intelligence Unit Det. Matthew Besheer says he predicted a decade before the 9/11 terror attacks that the World Trade Center would be a terrorist target. “In 1991 leading into 1992, I was asked by the commanding officer of the World Trade Center to do a vulnerability study,” Besheer, 66, told ABC News’ “Nightline.” “My report that I submitted was that the building was vulnerable to attack in the parking garages.” Besheer is unsure whether his warnings were heeded. “You complete the report and you pass it upRead More


New York to file lawsuit protecting DACA beneficiaries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections and benefits for children brought into the United States illegally faces a legal challenge from New York and other states. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman will announce a multistate lawsuit to protect beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at a news conference on Wednesday, his office said in a statement. Trump’s decision on Tuesday to end the five-year-old program instituted by former President Barack Obama plunged the “Dreamers” into uncertainty and drew criticism fromRead More


Tronc buys New York Daily News in push into No. 1 media market

(Reuters) – Tronc Inc (TRNC.O), owner of the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times newspapers, has gained entry into the United States’ top media market by acquiring the New York Daily News from publishing and property mogul Mort Zuckerman. Tronc disclosed in a filing early Tuesday that it had paid $1 in cash plus the assumption of liabilities for the nearly 100-year-old tabloid newspaper and a state-of-the-art printing plant in Jersey City, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City. The Chicago-based company will assume the DailyRead More


Trade groups call on U.S. to investigate CSX rail disruptions – world news headlines from reuters

(Reuters) – Dozens of U.S. trade groups have asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX Corp’s (CSX.O) “chronic service failures,” saying problems at No. 3 U.S. railroad have rippled across the North American rail network, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The letter, from the Rail Customer Coalition sent on Monday, is the latest challenge to CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison’s effort to ramp up productivity at the Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad and fulfill investor expectations for substantially better financial performance. The 44 trade groups, representing chemical and agricultural companies,Read More