Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after 'Democrat' jab

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentagon chief as "sort of a Democrat" who could leave the administration.

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16.Oct.2018


Rescuers search for 1,000 missing in Florida Panhandle after hurricane

Rescue workers and volunteers searched for more than 1,000 people still missing in the Florida Panhandle and tens of thousands of residents remained without power on Tuesday after the area was devastated by Hurricane Michael last week.

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16.Oct.2018


Over 200,000 customers without power after Hurricane Michael

More than 200,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Michael swept up the East Coast from Florida to Virginia last week, according to local power companies.

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16.Oct.2018


Hurricane strands many in Florida Panhandle's poor, rural backcountry

Bernard Sutton, a 64-year-old cancer patient, and two buddies have been living out of a camping tent and broken-down minivan since his double-wide trailer home in rural Fountain, Florida, was torn apart by Hurricane Michael last week.

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16.Oct.2018


U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge

A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but U.S. President Donald Trump cannot be named as a defendant, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

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16.Oct.2018


Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans at trial

Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants in order to limit how many it admits, a lawyer for a group suing the school said on Monday at the start of a trial that could have wider implications for the role of race in U.S. college admissions.

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16.Oct.2018


Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump

A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed adult film actress Stormy Daniels's defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay his attorney's fees, saying a tweet the president had written referring to her was protected by free-speech laws.

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16.Oct.2018


Idaho wildlife official resigns over uproar about killing baboon family

An Idaho wildlife official was forced to resign on Monday after photographs of him posing with a family of baboons and other wild creatures he killed in September during a hunting trip in Africa went viral online, igniting a firestorm of criticism.

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15.Oct.2018


Trump surveys Michael's wrath, rescuers search for bodies

U.S. President Donald Trump got a first-hand look on Monday at the “total devastation" that Hurricane Michael brought to Florida, as rescuers searched for scores of missing people and hundreds of thousands of residents remained without power.

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15.Oct.2018


U.S. consumers need more control over social media data: lawmaker

U.S. consumers should be able to easily move data like photographs and contacts from one social media application to another, potentially opening up a path for new tech entrants to compete with companies like Facebook, a lawmaker set to take a lead on antitrust issues said.

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15.Oct.2018


Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as 'Pocahontas,' says DNA test backs her ancestry

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, ridiculed by U.S. President Donald Trump as "Pocahontas" for claiming Native American heritage, hit back on Monday with DNA evidence she said supported her assertion, a possible preview of a bare-knuckles presidential campaign in 2020.

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15.Oct.2018


Real estate scion Robert Durst made his wife fear him: witness

Robert Durst, a real estate scion charged with murder who was profiled in the HBO television documentary "The Jinx," struck fear in his wife in the early 1980s before she disappeared, a witness testified in court on Monday in Los Angeles.

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15.Oct.2018


Money flies across tarmac as business jet show kicks off

On the eve of the world's largest business jet show, deals began in earnest as planemakers polished plans for supersonic jets and unveiled new luxury aircraft featuring high-speed WiFi and hot showers at 40,000 feet.

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15.Oct.2018


U.S. to propose TV ads for drugs must include list prices

The U.S. government, in an effort to increase pressure on drugmakers to lower costs for U.S. consumers, said on Monday it will propose requiring companies to include the price of their prescription medicines in television ads.

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15.Oct.2018


Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled

(In this October 13 story, corrects paragraph 3 to Weather Company instead of Weather Channel, corrects paragraph 5 producer of video to Weather Company instead of Weather Channel)

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15.Oct.2018


Pennsylvania Republican candidate threatens to stomp on opponents face

(In this October 12 story corrects third paragraph to attribute the quote to "Wagner," not "Wolf" as written)

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15.Oct.2018


Most F-35 jets resume flights after engine inspections: Pentagon

More than 80 percent of Lockheed Martin Co-made F-35 fighter jets in the United States and around the world have cleared engine inspections and are now approved for flights, the Pentagon said on Monday.

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15.Oct.2018


U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs companies over lead paint liability

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by three paint manufacturers challenging a California court ruling that held them liable for millions of dollars in damages relating to the use of lead paint decades ago.

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15.Oct.2018


Hurricane Michael insured losses will cost as much as $10 billion - AIR Worldwide

Insured losses for wind and storm surge from Hurricane Michael will run between an estimated $6 billion and $10 billion, risk modeler AIR Worldwide said on Monday.

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15.Oct.2018


Factbox: Some 240,000 U.S. customers without power after Hurricane Michael

Some 240,029 homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Monday in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, according to local power companies.

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15.Oct.2018