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White House staff exits likely as Trump’s first year draws to a close: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s expected exit from the Trump administration is one of many staff changes likely as President Donald Trump nears the end of his first year in office, with sources saying top economic adviser Gary Cohn and son-in-law Jared Kushner could be among those who depart. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington, November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Cohn, whose relationship with Trump became tense earlier this year, has considered leaving once the Republican effort to overhaul theRead More


Iceland volcano could be getting ready to erupt – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Geologists in Iceland are warning that Öræfajökull volcano may be getting ready to erupt. The volcano has been showing increased signs of activity, with a new half-mile caldera forming just last week, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office. This comes on top of elevated seismic activity in the area in recent months. The meteorological office issued a yellow alert for aviation on Friday, indicating the volcano should be closely watched. “There is considerable uncertainty about how the situation will evolve,” the Met Office said today. Öræfajökull, an ice-covered volcano locatedRead More


Icahn subpoenaed by U.S. on biofuels dealing: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department over his efforts to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program during his time as an unpaid adviser to President Donald Trump, his company said in a securities filing. File photo: Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto show in New York, U.S. on February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Icahn’s dual role as a presidential adviser and an investor with interests in multiple industries raised eyebrows earlier this yearRead More


Moderate quake shakes buildings in Guatemala, no reports of damage

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – An earthquake in southwestern Guatemala on Saturday shook buildings in the capital, Guatemala City, though there were no immediate reports of damage, emergency services said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor was measured at a magnitude of 5.1 and struck 13 kilometers (8 miles) south-southwest of the city of Retalhuleu at a depth of 77.1 kilometers (47.9 miles). Guatemala’s disaster agency Conred said there were no immediate reports of damage from the quake. Reporting by Sofia Menchu, editing by G Crosse Our Standards:The Thomson ReutersRead More


Sprint’s quarterly loss narrower than estimated; merger expected

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sprint Corp (S.N) reported a narrower quarterly loss on Wednesday than analysts estimated as it added subscribers, and the wireless carrier declined to hold a post-earnings conference call amid expectations of a merger with rival T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O). FILE PHOTO: Smartphones with the logos of T-Mobile and Sprint are seen in this illustration taken September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Sources told Reuters this week that T-Mobile and Sprint were laying the groundwork for special committees of their boards of directors to decide on aRead More


National Hockey League roundup | Reuters

(The Sports Xchange) – Minnesota Wild left winger Zach Parise underwent successful back surgery and is expected to be sidelined eight to 10 weeks, the team announced Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise (11) celebrates his goal in the second period against the St Louis Blues in game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center, Apr 14, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports Parise, has yet to play this season because of a back injuryRead More


What life is like now for formerly conjoined twin sisters after separation surgery

Like many toddlers, Eva and Erika Sandoval spent their third birthday party playing with friends and family, laughing and eating cake — a Princess Sofia cake from the Disney TV series, “Sophia the First,” for Eva and a Woody from “Toy Story” cake for Erika. The twin girls each had their own party outfits — Eva was dressed as Princess Sophia, Erika was dressed as Woody. But for their parents, Aida and Art Sandoval, this was more than just their daughters’ birthday. It was a miracle. Watch the full storyRead More


Jake LaMotta, boxing legend and inspiration for ‘Raging Bull,’ dead at 95

Boxing legend Jake LaMotta, who inspired the 1980 Oscar-winning film “Raging Bull,” died on Tuesday. He was 95. LaMotta’s wife, Denise Baker, confirmed his death to ABC News and said he died from complications of pneumonia. The family is in the planning stages of his memorial and funeral and will celebrate his life in Miami and New York, Baker said. LaMotta was a world middleweight championship in the late 1940s, but was a well-known brawler before winning the title. His six iconic fights against Sugar Ray Robinson spanned almost aRead More


Madison Keys topples Kaia Kanepi, becomes 4th American woman in US Open semifinals

NEW YORK — Madison Keys completed the clean sweep for American women, giving the host country all four US Open semifinal spots for the first time in 36 years. The 15th-seeded Keys served impeccably, controlled groundstroke exchanges from the baseline and was never in trouble during a 6-3, 6-3 victory over 418th-ranked qualifier Kaia Kanepi of Estonia that lasted only 69 minutes Wednesday night. That came several hours after 20th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe’s 7-6 (4), 6-3 elimination of 2016 runner-up and top-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Pliskova’s loss meansRead More


Paulson taps Constantinides to head IR at his hedge fund

BOSTON (Reuters) – Billionaire investor John Paulson promoted Tina Constantinides to head investor relations at his hedge fund Paulson & Co. Constantinides, a 13 year veteran at the New York-based fund, took over as Global Head of Investor Relations on August 1, Paulson wrote to investors in a letter seen by Reuters. She took over from James Wong who is leaving the firm after heading the investor relations team for 14 years. Reporting by Svea Herbst-Bayliss; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #NewsRead More