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Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia

DANANG, Vietnam - U.S. President Donald Trump sets out strong message on trade at meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam, saying United States can no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and will insist on fair and equal policies. (TRUMP-ASIA/VIETNAM (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), moved, by Steve Holland and Matthew Tostevin, 625 words)

Deficit worries complicate path for U.S. Republican tax cuts

WASHINGTON - Unease among Republicans about a massive increase in the federal deficit could complicate passage of two tax-cut bills working their way through the U.S. Congress, endangering President Donald Trump's top legislative priority. (USA-TAX/ (PIX), moved at 4:38 p.m., by David Morgan, 638 words)

U.S. comedian Louis C.K. admits and apologizes for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. said on Friday that allegations against him by several women of sexual misconduct are true and apologized for his actions. (PEOPLE-LOUIS CK/ (UPDATE 4, TV, PIX), moved at 2:38 p.m., by Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy, 488 words)

Rupert Murdoch twice discussed CNN with AT&T CEO -sources

NEW YORK - Rupert Murdoch telephoned AT&T Inc Chief Executive Randall Stephenson twice in the last six months and talked about cable network CNN, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. (CNN-MURDOCH/ (UPDATE 3, EXCLUSIVE), moved at 4:24 p.m., by Jessica Toonkel, 447 words)


U.S. Justice pledges to prosecute activists who damage pipelines

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday pledged to prosecute protesters who damage oil pipelines and other energy infrastructure, a decision that could escalate tensions between climate activists and the administration of President Donald Trump. (USA-PIPELINES/JUSTICE (UPDATE 1), moved at 4:45 p.m., by Timothy Gardner, 511 words)

U.S. safety board to probe self-driving shuttle crash in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON - Federal transportation safety officials headed to Las Vegas on Friday to investigate a collision this week between a self-driving shuttle bus on its first day of service and a truck, which was blamed on human error. (AUTOS-SELFDRIVING/ (UPDATE 1, PIX), moved at 3:09 p.m., by David Shepardson, 470 words)

Tillerson warns region against using Lebanon as proxy for conflict

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday warned other countries and groups against using Lebanon as vehicle for a larger proxy fight in the Middle East, saying the United States strongly backed Lebanon's independence. (LEBANON-POLITICS/TILLERSON (UPDATE 1), moved at 11:07 a.m., 277 words)

U.S. Republican Senate campaign wing ends fundraising ties with Moore

The Republican Senate campaign wing on Friday cut fundraising ties with Roy Moore, the party's U.S. Senate nominee in Alabama, the latest sign that the Republican establishment was abandoning his campaign a day after sexual misconduct allegations upended a seemingly one-sided race. (USA-CONGRESS/MOORE (UPDATE 1, PIX), moving shortly, by Joseph Ax, 683 words)


A house divided: How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

BEIRUT/RIYADH - The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter. On Saturday Nov. 4, guests at Riyadh's Ritz Carlton were notified by the opulent hotel that: "Due to unforeseen booking by local authorities which requires an elevated level of security, we are unable to accommodate guests ... until normal operations are restored."(SAUDI-ARRESTS-CROWNPRINCE/ (REPEAT, INSIGHT, PIX, GRAPHIC), moved at 10:13 a.m., by Samia Nakhoul, Angus McDowall and Stephen Kalin, 1645 words)

Hezbollah says Saudi declares Lebanon war with Hariri detention

BEIRUT/PARIS - Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon's prime minister to destabilize the country. (LEBANON-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, TV), moved at 11:51 a.m., by Tom Perry, Ellen Francis and John Irish, 902 words)

Saudi-led coalition opens Yemen border crossing; aid agencies warn of famine

ADEN/GENEVA - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen's Houthi movement reopened a land border crossing, partly easing a blockade imposed earlier this week, but aid agencies warned of famine and a health catastrophe if other ports stay shut. (YEMEN-SECURITY/ (WRAPUP 1, TV), moved at 11:20 a.m., 610 words)


Don Everly sues brother Phil's family over 'Cathy's Clown'

Don Everly, the surviving member of the Everly Brothers, has sued the family of his late brother Phil to reclaim his copyright interests in the country-rock duo's 1960 U.S. No. 1 hit "Cathy's Clown." (MUSIC-EVERLYBROTHERS/LAWSUIT, moved at 227 pm ET, 381 words)

Gymnastics-Aly Raisman says she was abused by team doctor-CBS "60 Minutes"

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman said she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics' team physician Larry Nassar, according to an interview with CBS News program "60 Minutes" that will air on Sunday. GYMNASTICS-USA/RAISMAN, moved at 128 pm ET, 534 words)

Breakfast at Tiffany's: At long last, Fifth Avenue store opens a cafe

NEW YORK - A half-century after Audrey Hepburn starred in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," the landmark New York jewelry store is making the title of the 1961 romantic comedy film a reality by opening a cafe where shoppers can enjoy a morning meal. (NEW YORK-TIFFANY/ (PIX), moved at 2:47 p.m., by Barbara Goldberg, 316 words)


TPP countries agree to keep trade deal alive, much work remains

DANANG - Members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed to continue working on the proposed trade deal despite early Canadian resistance in talks that had raised new doubts about its survival, officials said. (APEC-SUMMIT/ (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved at 3:17 p.m., by Kiyoshi Takenaka and Matthew Tostevin, 521 words)

Pope, in change from predecessors, condemns nuclear arsenals for deterrence

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis appeared to harden the Catholic Church's teaching against nuclear weapons on Friday, saying countries should not stockpile them even for the purpose of deterrence. (VATICAN-NUCLEAR/ (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), moved at 1:44 p.m., by Philip Pullella, 503 words)

S.Sudan's government using food as weapon of war -U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS - South Sudan President Salva Kiir's government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Friday. (SOUTHSUDAN-SECURITY/UN (EXCLUSIVE), moved at 2:49 p.m., by Michelle Nichols, 569 words)

German parties see momentum in coalition talks despite lingering divisions

BERLIN - German parties cited progress on Friday after three weeks of talks about a three-way coalition, with their leaders due to thrash out remaining differences over transport and climate on Sunday. (GERMANY-POLITICS/ (TV, PIX), moved at 2:28 p.m., by Andreas Rinke and Andrea Shalal, 497 words)

Jailed German-Turkish reporter sees Turkey drifting toward fascism

BERLIN - Deniz Yucel, a German-Turkish journalist detained by Ankara since February, has accused Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan of subjecting his entire society to a "regime of fear" and said Turkey is drifting toward fascism. (GERMANY-TURKEY/JOURNALIST, moved at 3:44 p.m., 384 words)

Russia to amend law to classify U.S. media 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW - Russia's parliament warned on Friday some U.S. and other foreign media could be declared "foreign agents" and obliged to regularly declare full details of their funding, finances and staffing. (RUSSIA-USA/MEDIA-RESTRICTIONS (UPDATE 2), moved at 12:45 p.m., by Polina Nikolskaya and Andrew Osborn, 532 words)

Catalan speaker freed on bail but gagged for election campaign

MADRID - The Catalan parliament's speaker was released from prison on Friday but the terms she agreed to seem likely to prevent her campaigning on a pro-independence ticket in a regional election next month. (SPAIN-POLITICS/CATALONIA (UPDATE 2, TV, PIX), moved at 10:50 a.m., by Jesús Aguado and Alba Asenjo., 547 words)

EU wants Brexit money this month, Davis seeks "political" fix

BRUSSELS - The European Union told Britain on Friday to spell out what it will pay Brussels for when it leaves the bloc in 2019 or face more delay in talks on future trade ties that are vital for British business. (BRITAIN-EU/BARNIER (UPDATE 2, TV, PIX), moved at 11:19 a.m., by Jan Strupczewski and Alastair Macdonald, 726 words) See also: BRITAIN-EU/IRELAND (UPDATE 3), by Conor Humphries and Jan Strupczewski, 644 words

Fire trucks to spray Indian capital amid deepening smog emergency

NEW DELHI - India plans to use fire trucks to spray water over parts of its capital to combat toxic smog and dust that has triggered a pollution emergency, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. (INDIA-POLLUTION (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), moved at 12:23 p.m., by Rupam Jain, 464 words)See also: South Asia smog disrupts travel, sickens thousands in Pakistan(PAKISTAN-SMOG/ (PIX), by Mubasher Bukhari, 275 words)

Blooming U.S. business interest in Cuba wilts under Trump

HAVANA - Packed into a remote corner of a pavilion, just 13 U.S. companies took stands at Cuba's sprawling trade fair this year, in a sign of how firms' interest in doing business on the island has dwindled in the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. (CUBA-USA/TRADE (FEATURE, PIX, TV), by Sarah Marsh, 890 words)


Too many HIV-positive youth in U.S. do not notify past partners

Nearly one in four youth living with HIV in the U.S. don’t notify sex or drug-use partners about potential HIV exposure - despite medical professionals and others urging them to do so, a study of teens and young adults suggests. (HEALTH-HIV/PARTNER-NOTIFICATION, moved at 2:25 p.m., by Natalie Grover, 701 words)

Psoriasis tied to higher risk of serious liver disease

People with chronic inflammatory disorders like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk of developing serious liver damage, a recent study suggests. (HEALTH-PSORIASIS/RHEUMATIC-LIVER, moved at 4:21 p.m., by Lisa Rapaport, 668 words)

Young people with disabilities more likely to be arrested

More than half of blacks in the U.S. with disabilities will be arrested by the time they reach their late 20s, a new study finds. (HEALTH-DISABILITIES/LAW-ENFORCEMENT, moved at 3:49 p.m., by Ronnie Cohen, 511 words)


Sam Rockwell grapples with race and anger in 'Three Billboards'

LOS ANGELES - As a San Francisco native, Sam Rockwell says he doesn't know why he gets offered roles to play "a lot of rednecks and country guys," but he's taking the opportunity to try to understand complex, unlovable male characters. (FILM-THREEBILLBOARDS/ (PIX), moved at 3:43 p.m., by Piya Sinha-Roy, 356 words)


GE cutting staff ahead of new CEO's Monday overhaul -sources

NEW YORK - General Electric Co is laying off sales staff and other employees in its software division, according to people familiar with the matter, ahead of new Chief Executive John Flannery's expected announcement on Monday of a plan to slash costs and jettison units in an effort to improve the company's profits. (GE-REVIEW/JOBS (UPDATE 2, GRAPHIC), moved at 4:27 p.m., by Alwyn Scott, 749 words)

Muni market breathes 'sigh of relief' over Senate tax plan

CHICAGO/NEW YORK - The U.S. Senate Republican tax bill helped soothe nerves in the municipal bond market on Friday, just over a week after the House of Representatives proposed changes that would decrease its future supply of tax-free debt. (USA-TAX/MUNICIPALS , moved at 4:29 p.m., by Karen Pierog, Laila Kearney and Stephanie Kelly, 524 words)

Global regulators to ditch 'too big to fail' gauge for insurers -source

WASHINGTON - Global financial regulators have decided to ditch a "too big to fail" gauge for assessing the riskiness of insurers, according to a source briefed on the matter, in a big win for companies such as American International Group and Prudential Financial Inc. (GLOBAL-FINANCIAL/INSURERS (UPDATE 1, EXCLUSIVE), moved at 3 p.m., by Pete Schroeder and Michelle Price, 578 words)

MLPs poised for bounce, but could be short-lived

NEW YORK - Master limited partnerships (MLPs) have been beaten down in 2017, but conditions may be turning in their favor for a short-term bounce by year-end. (USA-STOCKS/WEEKAHEAD (SCHEDULED COLUMN, GRAPHIC), moved at 1:29 p.m., by Chuck Mikolajczak, 587 words)

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