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  • Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information'
    Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information'U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are scheduled for release next week. Politico magazine earlier quoted Trump administration and other U.S. government officials as saying the president would almost certainly block the release of information from some of the thousands of classified files, which the U.S. National Archives is due to make public by an Oct. 26 deadline. Kennedy was 46 when he died and remains one of the most admired U.S. presidents.
  • U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms
    U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firmsThe U.S government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure...
  • Plane by plane, New York greets Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane
    Plane by plane, New York greets Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricaneThere were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be ringed with people coming from Puerto Rico on one-way tickets they never would have bought if not for the hurricane. Moving at a canter, Emily Pagan and three colleagues from various New York state government agencies carted their fold-up table halfway down the Terminal 5 arrivals hall, setting it up by the carousel against a pillar.
  • U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortion
    U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortionA U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented an illegal immigrant teenager detained by the government from immediately obtaining an abortion, although it left open the possibility she could undergo the procedure within days. The decision by a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit panel gave the government until Oct. 31 to approve a sponsor, who could help the 17-year-old obtain the procedure without the government's assistance. If the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) signed off on the sponsor, she "will be lawfully able, if she chooses, to obtain an abortion on her own," the court said.
  • One dead, another missing after oil barge fire off Texas
    One dead, another missing after oil barge fire off TexasThe barge was carrying some 133,000 barrels of crude oil to a refinery in Corpus Christi when the explosion occurred at 4:30 a.m., they said...
  • Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico
    Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto RicoExperimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier's customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts and access critical information on the internet, Alphabet said on Friday...
  • U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortion
    U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortionBy Lawrence Hurley and Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented a pregnant teen detained by the government as an illegal immigrant from immediately obtaining an abortion while leaving open the possibility that she could undergo the procedure within days. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on a 2-1 vote gave the government until Oct. 31 to approve a sponsor who could help her obtain the procedure without the government's assistance.
  • Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange scheme
    Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange schemeBy Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities...
  • Creditors win closely watched appeal in Momentive bankruptcy
    Creditors win closely watched appeal in Momentive bankruptcyA U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday ruled in favor of senior creditors who had contested interest rates imposed on them during the bankruptcy of silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials, reversing a decision that had sparked alarm among lenders. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, New York, erred by not using market rates to determine the interest paid on new notes Momentive forced on holders of about $1.25 billion of secured notes. The replacement notes carried much lower rates, which were set by the court using a formula developed in a consumer bankruptcy case involving a subprime loan for a used truck.
  • Lawyer charged alongside Martin Shkreli goes on trial
    Lawyer charged alongside Martin Shkreli goes on trialJurors were presented with a stark choice during opening statements Friday in the trial of Evan Greebel, the lawyer charged with conspiracy alongside former drug executive Martin Shkreli: was he Shkreli's "right hand man," or a victim of his deceit? Assistant U.S...
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