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David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

(Reuters) – David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the “The Partridge Family” television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said. Cassidy, who was diagnosed with dementia in his 60s, entered a Florida hospital over the weekend and succumbed to organ failure. He died in the hospital’s intensive care unit, his publicist, Jo-Ann Geffen, said in a telephone interview. Geffen released a statement from his family that said Cassidy died surrounded by loved ones “withRead More

U.S. to end protected status for Haitians in July 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will end in July 2019 a special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants that protects them from deportation, senior Trump administration officials said on Monday. “It was assessed overall that the extraordinary but temporary conditions that served as the basis of Haiti’s most recent designation has sufficiently improved such that they no longer prevent nationals of Haiti from returning safely,” a senior Trump administration official told a briefing. Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. SourceRead More

Membership revoked? Veteran GE’s spot in exclusive Dow may be shaky

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It is hard to imagine the Dow Jones Industrial Average without General Electric Co (GE.N). The U.S. industrial conglomerate’s stock is the lone original component of the venerable blue-chip index that debuted in 1896. FILE PHOTO: The ticker and logo for General Electric Co. is displayed on a screen at the post where it’s traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo But GE’s dwindling share price and the likelihood that itsRead More

Obamacare 2018 enrollment clouded by uncertainty under Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As Americans began signing up for Obamacare health insurance plans on Wednesday, experts expected reduced participation as a bitter political debate clouds the program’s future. Demonstrators lie on the ground as the Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing on a Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in September. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein Republicans in Congress have repeatedly failed to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, which they have said drives up costs for consumers and interferes with personalRead More

Trump campaign’s digital director to meet House intelligence panel: WSJ

(Reuters) – The digital director for Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign is scheduled to meet the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the panel investigates alleged Russian meddling in last year’s election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. It would be Brad Parscale’s first interview with any of the committees investigating the matter. Neither Parscale nor committee staff could immediately be reached for comment. Foreign nationals cannot spend money on electioneering communications, but the term under U.S. law applies only to communications made by broadcast, cableRead More

New Nobel Prize economist Thaler stumped by record markets

BOSTON (Reuters) – University of Chicago professor Richard Thaler may have won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for his work on behavioral economics, but the behavior of investors has him stumped. Thaler said on Tuesday he is puzzled by the steady rise of global stock markets in recent years, even as many countries are gripped by political and social drama. “It’s a mystery to me. That, and the unbelievably low volatility in a time of massive global uncertainty seems mysterious to me,” Thaler said in a phone interview fromRead More

‘GMA’ Hot List: Lin-Manuel Miranda releases star-studded song for Puerto Rico Video

Now Playing: Lin-Manuel Miranda honored with 2017 Freedom Award Now Playing: ‘GMA’ Hot List: Lin-Manuel Miranda releases star-studded song for Puerto Rico Now Playing: Alfonso Ribeiro discusses new season of ‘AFV’ and why he’s not interested in a ‘Fresh Prince’ reboot Now Playing: ‘War for the Planet of The Apes’ ride experience Now Playing: Alfonso Ribeiro loves hosting ‘AFV’ so he can ‘go to work every day and laugh’ Now Playing: Bon Jovi among the 19 nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Now Playing: Harrison Ford on hisRead More

Aid flows to Puerto Rico but many still lack water and food

Thousands of Puerto Ricans were finally getting water and food rations Friday as an aid bottleneck began to ease, but many remained cut off from the basic necessities of life and were desperate for power, communications and other trappings of normality in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. There were many people around the country, especially outside the capital, who were unable to get water, gas or generator fuel. That was despite the fact that military trucks laden with water bottles and other supplies began to reach various parts of PuertoRead More

Global stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results

Global stock markets were little changed Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s announcement of the results of its meeting. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks opened steady. Britain’s FTSE 100 dipped 0.1 percent to 7,272.04 in early trading and Germany’s DAX added 0.1 percent to 12,567.79. France’s CAC gained 0.1 percent to 5,244.17. Wall Street futures augured a lukewarm start. Both S&P and Dow futures remained flat. FED WATCH: At the end of its two-day meeting on Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is widely expected toRead More

Joe Girardi critical of umpires, Brad Ausmus after fight-filled day in Detroit

DETROIT — Tigers star Miguel Cabrera and Yankees backup catcher Austin Romine fought at home plate, leading both dugouts to clear in a melee at Comerica Park during the sixth inning Thursday. The fight was part of a crazy day of punches and hit batters exchanged between the sides. Cabrera and Romine were ejected, but they were not alone. In separate incidents, Yankees manager Joe Girardi and reliever Tommy Kahnle were ejected in the sixth inning, New York bench coach Rob Thomson and reliever Dellin Betances were ejected in theRead More