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PG&E shares surge 40 percent on report regulator wants to avoid bankruptcy from wildfire

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:39
PG&E Corp shares soared 40 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday after a report that a regulatory official told investors the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy should it be found responsible for this month's deadly wildfire in northern California.
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Hand recount ordered in Florida's divisive U.S. Senate race

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:35
Florida election officials on Thursday ordered a hand recount of ballots in the closely fought U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Governor Rick Scott, after a machine recount showed them divided by a razor-thin margin.
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John Lennon's killer recalls inner 'tug of war' before the murder

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 18:51
Before he pulled the trigger that ended the life of rock icon John Lennon nearly 38 years ago, his killer remembers being in a "tug of war" with himself over what he was about to do, and even praying for a way out of carrying out his plan.
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California regulator says agency does not want PG&E to go bankrupt: Bloomberg

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 18:18
A California Public Utilities Commission official told investors on a conference call that the agency does not want PG&E Corp to go into bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
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Judge overturns Montana man's conviction in tribal bond scheme

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:47
A federal judge on Thursday overturned the conviction of a Montana man on charges that he helped run a scheme to defraud a Native American tribe and multiple pension funds through the issue of $60 million worth of tribal bonds.
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Florida to recount ballots by hand in tight U.S. Senate race

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:32
Florida election officials on Thursday ordered a hand recount of ballots in a closely fought U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Governor Rick Scott.
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Labor unions file pension lawsuit against Puerto Rico

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:30
Puerto Rico violated a law meant to safeguard the pensions of its public-sector workers who have been unable to invest the more than $300 million they contributed to a new retirement plan, according to a lawsuit filed against the U.S. commonwealth's government and others by two labor unions on Thursday.
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Florida U.S. Senate race triggers hand recount

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:17
Florida's hotly contested contest for the U.S. Senate appeared headed on Thursday toward a hand recount with the results still too close to call, the state elections website indicated.
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'Design errors' faulted in Florida bridge collapse: U.S. agency

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:49
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that "design errors" were found in a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in March at Florida International University, killing six people and injuring eight.
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Crews search for California fire victims, Trump to visit

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:21
The search for victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history expanded on Thursday, as the White House said that President Donald Trump, who has blamed the state's fires on mismanagement by forestry officials, would visit on Saturday.
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U.S. regulators ease banking rules in light of California fires

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:20
Banks that operate in fire-blasted regions of California will not be punished if they ease loan terms or miss some federal reporting requirements, federal banking regulators said on Thursday.
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Jurors in 'El Chapo' trial told of Mexico's drug wars, corruption

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:26
A key prosecution witness in the U.S. trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Thursday told jurors that there were "a lot of deaths" as the accused Mexican drug lord and his associates built the Sinaloa Cartel in the 1990s through bloody conflict with rival drug traffickers.
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Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal and state elections

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:25
Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but 12 federal and two state gubernatorial races remain undecided more than a week later.
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Florida races to complete recount in U.S. Senate, governor races

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:34
Florida election officials on Thursday were racing toward a deadline to finish a recount of ballots in close races for the U.S. Senate and governor's seat, and a federal judge expressed frustration with an election system he called "the laughing stock of the world."
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Crews still searching for bodies a week after fire destroys California town

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:24
Firefighting crews made progress against the deadliest wildfire in California history on Thursday amid concerns that the death toll of 56 would rise as search teams work their way through the burned-out town of Paradise in the state's north.
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PG&E's stock deepens slump as wildfire fans liability fears

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:24
Shares of PG&E Corp sank 29 percent on Thursday, bringing the loss in its stock market value to nearly $16 billion since the breakout of a deadly wildfire in northern California that investors fear will be blamed on the utility.
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Pentagon fails its first ever audit, official says

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:37
The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said on Thursday, finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve.
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California taps war-zone DNA specialists after wildfire

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:37
Paradise looked like a war zone when authorities decided to turn to a team of combat-trained DNA specialists to quickly identify human remains believed to be in the charred ruins left after a wildfire incinerated the northern California town.
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Florida judge bemoans 'laughing stock' election recount system

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:00
U.S. judges in Florida and Georgia on Thursday cleared the way for more ballots to be counted in undecided Senate and governor races, with the Florida jurist expressing frustration with an election system he called "the laughing stock of the world."
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U.S. mail bomb suspect pleads not guilty to all charges

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:59
The man charged with mailing bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Thursday to all 30 charges against him in a federal court in New York.
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