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U.S. judge orders expansion of Gulf of Mexico oil lease auction
  + stars: | 2023-09-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered an expansion of next week's sale of oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the Biden administration must include additional acreage, according to a court ruling issued late on Thursday. U.S. District Judge James Cain said the Interior Department must proceed with the lease sale by Sept. 30, the ruling said. Environment groups had opposed including the additional acres, citing the need for adequate safeguards for the endangered Rice's whale. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management had no comment on the ruling, which was reported earlier by Bloomberg News. Reporting by Jarret Renshaw and Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina ChiacuOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Biden, James Cain, Jarret Renshaw, Susan Heavey, Doina Organizations: Interior Department's, of Ocean Energy Management, District, Interior Department, Department of, American Petroleum Institute, Bloomberg News, Thomson Locations: Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, U.S
Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a 2024 presidential campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa, U.S. September 20, 2023. "Republicans in Congress can and must defund all aspects of Crooked Joe Biden’s weaponized Government," Trump wrote on his Truth Social media site late on Wednesday, calling it "the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other Patriots." New York and Georgia are also prosecuting him and a federal shutdown would not affect those cases. Republicans and Democrats seized on Trump's plea, with Trump ally, U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz, posting on X, formerly known as Twitter: "Trump Opposes the Continuing Resolution. House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries wrote on X: "Trump ordered House Republicans to shutdown the government.
Persons: Donald Trump, Scott Morgan, Kevin McCarthy, Joe, Trump, Joe Biden, Matt Gaetz, Hakeem Jeffries, Susan Heavey, Howard Goller Organizations: U.S, Republican, REUTERS, Republicans, U.S . House, Social, Patriots, U.S . Justice, Democrat, Trump, Democrats, Democratic, House Republicans, Thomson Locations: Dubuque , Iowa, U.S, weaponized, New York, Georgia
Sept 21 (Reuters) - A bus carrying members of a high school band rolled over and crashed on a highway in New York state on Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring numerous others. The person killed was an adult, according to NBC's New York affiliate, citing an unnamed source familiar with the situation. The New York State Police said in a posting on social media that the highway was closed at that point. The bus was carrying members of a high school band from Farmingdale, New York, in Nassau County on a trip to a band camp in Greeley, Pennsylvania, according to a statement from the Farmingdale School District posted by local media. Footage from the scene showed the bus had a logo for Regency Buses, a regional bus line that serves New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Persons: Kathy Hochul, Brendan O'Brien, Doina Chiacu, Kanishka Singh, Rami Ayyub, Steve Gorman, Lisa Shumaker Organizations: NBC's New, The New York State Police, Farmingdale School, Police, NBC, New, Regency, Thomson Locations: New York, NBC's New York, Wawayanda, New York City, New Jersey, The, Farmingdale , New York, Nassau County, Greeley , Pennsylvania, Farmingdale, Orange County, Orange County , New York, New York , New Jersey, Connecticut, Chicago, Washington
REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsNEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden plans to announce a $325 million military aid package for Ukraine on Thursday to coincide with a visit to Washington by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a U.S. official said on Wednesday on condition of anonymity. The weapons aid package was expected to include the second tranche of cluster munitions fired by a 155 millimeter Howitzer cannon, the U.S official said. Ukraine got an initial tranche of M864 155 millimeter artillery rounds in July 2023. Sending 155 millimeter artillery rounds with cluster munitions has eased the drain on standard "unitary" 155 millimeter shells, which the U.S. also plans to include in this shipment. Since the Russian invasion in February 2022 the U.S. has sent more than $40 billion worth of security assistance to Ukraine.
Persons: unpack, Valentyn, Joe Biden, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Biden, Steve Holland, Doina Chiacu, David Ljunggren, Bill Berkrot Organizations: U.S, Boryspil, REUTERS, NATO, RTX Corp, Raytheon, High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, Lockheed, Presidential, Authority, Capitol, White, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Kyiv, Washington, Russian
On Monday, the UAW held talks with Stellantis though no deal was reached. About 12,700 UAW workers are on strike as part of a labor action targeting three U.S. assembly plants - one at each of the Detroit Three - after the prior four-year labor agreements expired. He said the UAW is ready to do what was necessary when asked whether it would extend the strike to other plants this week. Ford has an assembly plant and two engine plants in Canada with a total of about 5,000 union workers. Shares of BlueScope Steel (BSL.AX) slipped to an over three-month low as the strike weighs on its North American business.
Persons: Hakeem Jeffries, Rebecca Cook, plateauing, Shawn Fain, Fain, Unifor, Ford, Janet Yellen, Biden, Yellen, Stellantis's Ram, David Shepardson, Ben Klayman, Doina Chiacu, Deepa Babington, Alexander Smith Organizations: Democratic, U.S . House, United Auto Workers, Ford Motor Michigan, Plant, Wayne , Michigan U.S, REUTERS, Detroit Three, Union, General Motors, Ford, UAW, Detroit, MSNBC, CNBC, Ford Bronco, Chevrolet, Michigan Bronco, GM's, Silverado, BlueScope, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Wayne , Michigan, Canada, Michigan , Ohio, Missouri, Chevrolet Colorado, Kansas, North America, Michigan
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen delivers remarks on "Next Steps in the Evolution of Development Finance" at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, U.S., February 9, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsWASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday said she saw no signs the U.S. economy is entering a downturn but warned that failure by Congress to pass legislation to keep the government running risked slowing momentum in the economy. "I don't see any signs that the economy is at risk of a downturn," Yellen told CNBC, noting that the U.S. labor market also remained strong and inflation was coming down. She said the labor market remained strong, but it was cooling and was "not quite as hot as it was," which was important given the objective to lower inflation back down to 2%. Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mark Porter and Andrea RicciOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Leah Millis, Yellen, Joe Biden's, Biden, Andrea Shalal, Mark Porter, Andrea Ricci Organizations: Treasury, Development Finance, Strategic, International Studies, REUTERS, Rights, . Treasury, CNBC, United Auto Workers, Detroit Three, Federal Reserve, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Detroit Three U.S
Lyft to pay $10 mln civil penalty over disclosure failures -SEC
  + stars: | 2023-09-18 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Prior to its public listing in March 2019, a Lyft board director arranged for the sale of $424 million worth of private shares through a special purpose vehicle affiliated with the director, the SEC said in a statement. Lyft did not disclose this information in its SEC filings for 2019, said the regulators, who did not disclose the director's name. Representatives for Lyft, which did not admit or deny the SEC allegations, did not respond immediately to requests for comment. The SEC said that Lyft was required to report details of the transaction because Lyft, which approved sale of the private sales, was a participant in the deal. The director left Lyft's board at the time of the transaction, regulators said.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Lyft, Chris Prentice, Doina Chiacu, Katharine Jackson, Alexander Smith Organizations: REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Securities, Exchange Commission, SEC, Lyft, Thomson Locations: U.S, New York, Washington
REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsSept 11 (Reuters) - Mark Meadows, a former aide to Donald Trump who was charged in Georgia with trying to overturn the former U.S. president's 2020 election loss, has appealed a judge's ruling denying his bid to move the case to federal court, a court filing showed on Monday. He also asked the U.S. district court for northern Georgia to stay the effect of its order remanding his case to state court pending his appeal to the 11th Circuit. In that filing, Meadows' lawyers argued that several aspects of the district court's order departed from precedent, including failing to credit Meadows' account of his conduct and duties and raising the burden on Meadows to justify the removal of his case from state court. "There is a substantial possibility that the Eleventh Circuit will disagree with this Court on at least one of these issues, or on other issues Mr. Meadows will raise on appeal," the court filing said. Meadows also argued that not granting a stay would cause irreparable injury to Meadows.
Persons: Mark Meadows, Al Drago, Donald Trump, Steve Jones, Meadows, Trump, Joe Biden, Katharine Jackson, Rami Ayyub, Doina, Chizu Organizations: White, REUTERS, . U.S, District, Fulton, Democratic, Circuit, Appeals, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Georgia, U.S, ., Fulton County
Biden said he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping's No.2, Chinese Premier Li Qiang, at the annual G20 summit in New Delhi. "My team, my staff still meets with President Xi's people and his cabinet," Biden told reporters. Biden called China's economic situation a "crisis," citing issues in the real estate sector and high youth unemployment. "One of the major economic tenets of his plan isn't working at all right now," Biden said of Xi, without elaborating. "I don't think this is going to cause China to invade Taiwan," Biden said of the country's economic troubles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Xi Jinping's, Li Qiang, Xi, Li, Xi's, I'm, it's, Evelyn Hockstein, Nandita Bose, Trevor Hunnicutt, Doina Chiacu, Lisa Shumaker, Heather Timmons, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: Taiwan, Southern, Sunday, Global Infrastructure, REUTERS, Democratic, Thomson Locations: HANOI, New Delhi, Indonesia, India, U.S, Beijing, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, United States, Hanoi, Washington
REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsCompanies Intuit Inc FollowWASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) administrative law judge ruled on Friday that Intuit Inc., the maker of the popular TurboTax tax filing software, engaged in deceptive advertising and deceived consumers when it ran ads for “free” tax products and services, the FTC said in a statement. Intuit had revealed the ruling last week and the FTC statement confirmed the findings on Friday. The company must also disclose whether any good or service is not free to a majority of U.S. taxpayers, it said. Intuit on Friday called the ruling "groundless" and said it will appeal. "Intuit has always been clear, fair, and transparent with our customers and we remain committed to providing free tax preparation," it said in a statement.
Persons: Yuri Gripas, Michael Chappell, Doina, Jasper Ward, Aurora Ellis Organizations: Federal Trade Commission, REUTERS, Intuit, WASHINGTON, Federal Trade Commission's, Intuit Inc, FTC, Internal Revenue Service, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S
A man holds an iPhone 14 as Apple Inc's new models go on sale at an Apple store in Beijing, China, September 16, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsSept 7 (Reuters) - A wider ban on China state employees from using Apple's (AAPL.O) iPhones is not surprising and seeks to limit a Western company's market access, the chairman of the U.S. House panel on China told Reuters on Thursday. "American tech companies seeking to cozy up to the CCP must realize the clock is ticking,” added Gallagher, a Republican. Apple's shares have slipped amid the reports amid fears of tit-for-tat action as Sino-U.S. tension rise. Apple and China's State Council Information Office, which handles media queries on behalf of the government, have not responded to requests for comment on the reported ban.
Persons: Thomas Peter, iPhones, Mike Gallagher, , Gallagher, Apple's, Karen Freifeld, Jasper Ward, Ismail Shakil, Susan Heavey Organizations: Apple, REUTERS, U.S ., Reuters, Communist Party, CCP, People's, U.S, Republican, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, China's, Information Office, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, People's Republic of China, Jasper
Achmad Ibrahim/Pool via REUTERS Acquire Licensing RightsWASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said it would be a "huge mistake" for North Korea to exchange military support with Russia for use in its war against Ukraine. "I think it would be a huge mistake. The idea that they would be supplying ammunition to that end, is -- would be a huge mistake. I also believe very strongly that for both Russia and North Korea, this will further isolate them," Harris said. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan on Tuesday warned Kim that his country would pay a price for supplying Russia with weapons to use in Ukraine.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Achmad Ibrahim, Harris, Kim Jong, Vladimir Putin, Jake Sullivan, Kim, Doina Chiacu, Andrea Ricci Organizations: East Asia Summit, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, REUTERS Acquire, Rights, Ukraine, CBS News, CBS, White House, Thomson Locations: Jakarta, Indonesia, North Korea, Russia, Moscow, Ukraine
WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are allowing two more companies, UPS Flight Forward and uAvionix, to operate drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday. UPS Flight Forward with its Matternet M2 can conduct small-package delivery using a ground-based surveillance system from Raytheon, while uAvionix can use the Vantis Network to test its detect and avoid technology, the FAA said. UPS plans to conduct flights in North Carolina, Florida, Ohio and potentially other states from its Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Kentucky, the FAA said. The agency on Aug. 24 authorized Phoenix Air Unmanned to operate SwissDrones SVO 50 V2 drones beyond visual line of sight. The FAA is working to develop rules to make drone operations out of the line of sight "routine, scalable and economically viable."
Persons: David Shepardson, Susan Heavey, Doina Chiacu, Mark Porter Organizations: UPS, Federal Aviation Administration, Raytheon, Network, FAA, Remote Operations Center, Phoenix Air Unmanned, National, Thomson Locations: U.S, North Carolina , Florida , Ohio, Kentucky
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to reporters following a television interview, outside the White House in Washington, U.S. October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago/File photo Acquire Licensing RightsWASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges in the Georgia election subversion case, joining two other allies of former President Donald Trump. Meadows went from being one of Trump's top Republican allies in the U.S. House of Representatives to becoming his White House chief of staff. Meadows attended White House meetings related to attempts to undo Trump's election defeat. Eastman represented Trump in a long-shot lawsuit to overturn voting results in four states Trump lost in 2020.
Persons: Mark Meadows, Al Drago, Donald Trump, John Eastman, Jeffrey Clark, Trump's, Democrat Joe Biden, Trump, Meadows, Frances Watson, Fulton, Brad Raffensperger, Eastman, Jack Smith's, Mike Pence, Biden, Clark, Jeffrey Rosen, Smith, Rosen, Rudy Giuliani, Doina Chiacu Organizations: White, REUTERS, Rights, White House, Fulton County Superior Court, Republican, Democrat, U.S . House, Trump, U.S, Electoral College, Justice Department, Department, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Georgia, Meadows, Fulton County, U.S, Georgia's Fulton
McConnell's freeze-ups not stroke or seizure disorder -doctor
  + stars: | 2023-09-05 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Acquire Licensing Rights Read moreWASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's two episodes of freezing up while speaking in public appear not to be the result of a stroke or seizure disorder, Congress's doctor said in a statement on Tuesday that did not explain what caused the incidents. "There is no evidence that you have a seizure disorder or that you experienced a stroke, TIA or movement disorder such as Parkinson's disease," Monahan wrote. McConnell's office declined to answer a request for further detail on what doctors believe caused the incidents. Twice in the last six weeks, the Kentucky Republican froze up during public appearances. The two incidents have raised fresh questions among Republican and Democratic members of Congress about McConnell and other aging lawmakers.
Persons: Mitch McConnell, Mitch McConnell's, Brian Monahan, Monahan, McConnell, Makini Brice, David Morgan, Jasper Ward, Scott Malone, Doina Chiacu, Howard Goller Organizations: U.S ., U.S . Senate, U.S, Senate Republican, Kentucky Republican, Capitol, Republican, Democratic, Senate, Thomson Locations: Washington, Kentucky, Washington , U.S, WASHINGTON
United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew speaks at the Centre for American Progress in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File photo Acquire Licensing RightsWASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew as his nominee for ambassador to Israel, the White House said in a statement. In addition to Treasury secretary, Lew served under former President Barack Obama as White House chief of staff and deputy secretary of state for management and resources. Lew was director of the Office of Management and Budget, a position in President Bill Clinton's Cabinet, from 1998 to 2001. In both the Democratic Clinton and Obama administrations, Lew served on the National Security Council.
Persons: Jack Lew, Gary Cameron, Joe Biden, Lew, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden, Tom Nides, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton's, Democratic Clinton, Obama, Clinton, Paul Grant, Doina Organizations: Centre for American Progress, REUTERS, Rights, Tuesday, U.S . Senate, White, Management, Democratic, National Security Council, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Israel
The One World trace Center and the New York skyline are seen while United Airlines planes use the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., May 12, 2023. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsWASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - United Airlines (UAL.O) said it has ended a nationwide ground stop after a system wide technology issue on Tuesday forced it to hold all aircraft at departure airports. "We have identified a fix for the technology issue and flights have resumed. The Federal Aviation Administration said earlier it had issued the ground stop at United's request. In April, Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) said a technology failure caused a one-hour nationwide stoppage of its flights.
Persons: Eduardo Munoz, David Shepardson, Rami Ayyub, Doina Chiacu, Jonathan Oatis, Nick Zieminski Organizations: United Airlines, Newark Liberty International Airport, REUTERS, Rights, United, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Airlines, Thomson Locations: York, Newark , New Jersey, U.S
Biden seeks minimum staff levels at US nursing homes
  + stars: | 2023-09-01 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris hold an event about lowering healthcare costs in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 29, 2023. BY THE NUMBERS: The nursing home industry takes in nearly $100 billion a year from U.S. taxpayers, yet many understaff their facilities, the White House said. The new rule proposes that facilities have a registered nurse (RN) on site around the clock. A nursing home would need two registered nurses for each eight hour shift and 10 nurse aids per eight-hour shift, the White House said. To meet the requirements, 68% of nursing homes would have to hire nurse aides and 36% of nursing homes would have to hire RNs, it said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Leah Millis, Joe Biden's, Biden, RNs, Doina Chiacu, Daniel Wallis Organizations: White, REUTERS, Rights, Democrat, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian and relief efforts as he visits Fisherman's Wharf while touring hurricane-damaged areas, joined by first lady Jill Biden, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his wife Casey DeSantis, in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, U.S., October 5, 2022. Biden, a Democrat who is running for re-election next year, told reporters at the White House on Friday that he would see DeSantis, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination to challenge Biden in 2024, during the trip. The White House said Biden and his wife, Jill, would meet with members of the community affected by the storm. This is about taking care of the people of his state," Biden told reporters on Wednesday. He plans to visit Florida before flying to his home state of Delaware for the weekend.
Persons: Joe Biden, Hurricane, Jill Biden, Ron DeSantis, Casey DeSantis, Evelyn Hockstein, Biden, Jeremy Redfern, Redfern, Jill, Emilie Simons, DeSantis, Chris Christie, Barack Obama, superstorm Sandy, Jeff Mason, Trevor Hunnicutt, Susan Heavey, Doina Chiacu, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: REUTERS, Rights, Republican, Democrat, White, FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Former New Jersey, Thomson Locations: Fisherman's, Florida, Fort Myers Beach , Florida, U.S, Washington, Delaware
The U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) - established in 1978 - patrols Lebanon's southern border with Israel. A planned Wednesday vote was delayed as France, the United States and the United Arab Emirates argued over language on U.N. freedom of movement. France kept language in the resolution that spells out that peacekeepers should coordinate with the Lebanese government. That has sparked friction with Hezbollah, which effectively controls southern Lebanon despite the presence of the Lebanese army. In December, an Irish peacekeeper was killed when his UNIFIL vehicle came under fire in southern Lebanon.
Persons: Aziz Taher, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Najib Mikati, Andrea Tenenti, Michelle Nichols, Laila Bassam, Gebeily, Doina Chiacu, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: Lebanese, UN, REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS, United Nations Security, Interim Force, United, U.S, UNIFIL, United Nations, Irish, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Israel, Lebanon, France, United States, Russia, China, Emirates, UAE, Iran, Lebanese
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress to approve about $40 billion in additional spending on Thursday, including $24 billion for Ukraine and other international needs, $4 billion related to border security and $12 billion for disaster relief. Trump, the front-runner in the race to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024, has been sharply critical of U.S. support for Ukraine in the war. FIRST UKRAINE REQUEST SINCE REPUBLICANS TOOK HOUSERepublicans narrowly control the House, where Speaker Kevin McCarthy signaled in June that any request for more assistance for Ukraine would face an uphill path through Congress. The House and Senate last approved aid for the Kyiv government - $48 billion - in December, before Republicans took control of the House. The request includes $13.1 billion for the Department of Defense, including $9.5 billion for equipment for Ukraine and replenishment of U.S. equipment stocks already sent to Kyiv.
Persons: Joe Biden, George E, Jonathan Ernst, Donald Trump, pare, Chuck Schumer, Biden, America’s, Vladimir Putin, Schumer, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, McCarthy, Shalanda Young, Russia's Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Andrea Shalal, Patricia Zengerle, David Shepardson, Doina Chiacu, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: George, Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical, REUTERS, White, Washington, Trump, Republican, Ukraine, Democratic, FIRST, HOUSE, Kyiv, Republicans, World Bank, Department of Defense, Department of State, U.S . Agency for International Development, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Thomson Locations: Salt Lake City , Utah, U.S, Ukraine, Kyiv, Russian, United States, Russia, China, FIRST UKRAINE, Niger
General view of the site of the derailment of a train carrying hazardous waste, in East Palestine, Ohio, U.S., March 2, 2023. REUTERS/Alan Freed/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC.N) has agreed to improve conditions for workers rebuilding and cleaning up the site of its February derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, the U.S. Labor Department said on Wednesday. A Norfolk Southern-operated train derailed on Feb. 3 in Ohio, causing cars carrying toxic vinyl chloride and other dangerous chemicals to spill and catch fire. In March, Ohio and the U.S. Justice Department sued Norfolk Southern, seeking to ensure the railroad pays the full cost of cleanup and any long-term effects of the derailment. A U.S. Senate panel in May approved rail safety legislation that tightens rules on trains carrying explosive substances like the Norfolk Southern-operated train.
Persons: Alan Freed, We’ve, Alan Shaw, Susan Heavey, David Shepardson, Doina Chiacu, Deepa Babington, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: REUTERS, Norfolk Southern Corp, U.S . Labor Department, Teamsters ’ Railway Union, Safety, Health Administration, OSHA, Waste, Norfolk Southern, U.S . Justice Department, U.S, Senate, Republicans, Thomson Locations: East Palestine , Ohio, U.S, Norfolk Southern, Ohio, Norfolk
Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1.58 bln sold in Florida
  + stars: | 2023-08-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Aug 9 (Reuters) - One lucky winner was in possession of a Mega Millions ticket worth a cool $1.58 billion, the largest prize in the game's history, on Wednesday after purchasing it in Florida and hitting all six numbers in the lottery drawing. They then beat the 1 in 302.6 million odds of winning the multistate game by matching all of the lottery numbers drawn on Tuesday of 13, 19, 20, 32, 33, and the Megaplier was 14. [1/5]The display in a store shows the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at $1.55-billion in New York City, U.S., August 8, 2023. The last Mega Millions jackpot was won by a player in New York in April, at $20 million. A $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot in November 2022 ranks as the record highest lottery prize, according to media reports.
Persons: Shannon Stapleton, Shivani Tanna, Brendan O'Brien, Stephen Coates, Doina Organizations: Jacksonville , Treasure Coast Newspapers, Mega, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Florida, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville ,, New York City, U.S, New York, Bengaluru, Chicago
Fox Business to host second Republican debate - RNC
  + stars: | 2023-08-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Windham, New Hampshire, U.S., August 8, 2023. REUTERS/Reba Saldanha/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Fox Business will hold the second debate of the 2024 Republican presidential contest, the Republican National Committee said on on Wednesday, making the conservative Fox outlets hosts of the party's first two debates. Trump has said he plans to skip the first Republican debate on Aug. 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The second debate will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation in Simi Valley, California on Sept. 27 and be partnered with Univision and Rumble, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. Politico first reported details on the second debate.
Persons: Donald Trump, Reba Saldanha, Trump, Ronald Reagan, Ronna McDaniel, McDaniel, Doina Chiacu, Toby Chopra, Andrew Heavens Organizations: U.S, Republican, REUTERS, Fox Business, Republican National, Fox, White, Fox News, Fox News Media, Univision, Rumble, Politico, Thomson Locations: Windham , New Hampshire, U.S, Milwaukee , Wisconsin, Simi Valley , California, Simi Valley, United States
WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Tuesday hit another batch of Wall Street firms with $549 million in civil penalties over widespread record-keeping failures related to employees' use of personal text messages and other messaging apps. Eleven firms, including Wells Fargo Securities and BNP Paribas Securities Corp, have agreed to pay $289 million in fines to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve the allegations. Regulators require broker dealers and investment advisers to keep certain work-related communications, but Wall Street dealers have increasingly used personal devices in recent years. Spokespeople for BNP, which agreed to pay $110 million to the regulators, and Mizuho, which agreed to pay $25 million to the SEC, declined to comment. The regulators have already fined units of JPMorgan Chase and Co (JPM.N), Barclays, Bank of America and others for similar record-keeping failures.
Persons: Wells, Société, Spokespeople, Gurbir Grewal, Chris Prentice, Susan Heavey, Nivedita Balu, Nupur Anand, Saeed Azhar, Bernadette Baum, Jason Neely Organizations: Wall Street, Wells, Wells Fargo Securities, BNP Paribas Securities Corp, U.S . Securities, Exchange Commission, Futures Trading, BNP, Bank of Montreal, Wedbush Securities Inc, Wall, SEC, CFTC, Mizuho, Nikko Securities, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Bank of America, Reuters, Thomson Locations: U.S, Wells Fargo, Nikko, New York, Washington, Toronto
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