Death of U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg raises stakes in battle for Senate control
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the stakes in the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate, forcing embattled Republican incumbents to choose between trying to appeal to moderate voters or hoping to fire up a conservative base.
TikTok says it already committed to government oversight of U.S. data security
(Reuters) - Video-sharing app TikTok said on Saturday it has already committed to the U.S. government oversight of data security in the country, and that it was "disappointed" by the Trump administration's decision to ban it from U.S. app stores from Sunday.
Ginsburg's death on Rosh Hashanah especially significant for some Jewish Americans
WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Just as many Jews in the United States were sitting down to a post-sunset Rosh Hashanah dinner on Friday, preparing to dip apples in honey to signal the sweetness of the year to come, news came of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
Wolff, Reed in share of early third-round U.S. Open lead
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (Reuters) - A laser-focused Matthew Wolff took a surprising bite out of Winged Foot with a blistering front nine to move into a share of the early third-round U.S. Open lead with overnight leader Patrick Reed on Saturday.
UPDATE 3-Liberal Americans mourn passing of icon Ginsburg, prepare for political battle
WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Grief-stricken Americans gathered at makeshift memorials around the country on Saturday to mourn the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal, feminist icon, as President Donald Trump signaled his intention to fill the vacancy weeks before a heated election.
Envelope with deadly poison ricin addressed to White House intercepted -media reports
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An envelope addressed to the White House contained a substance identified as ricin, a deadly poison, several media outlets reported on Saturday, citing a federal official briefed on the matter.
Sudden Supreme Court vacancy a new 'wild card' in U.S. presidential race
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has injected a volatile new element into the last stretch of a turbulent U.S. presidential race, potentially shifting the focus away from the coronavirus pandemic and the stagnant economy into a political battle over her successor.
Pogacar as stunned as everyone after shock Tour upset
(Reuters) - Tadej Pogacar was left as shocked as fans, pundits and fellow riders after pulling off one of the biggest upsets in Tour de France annals when he claimed the overall lead by stunning odds-on favourite Primoz Roglic in Saturday's final time trial.
Spinning clock in New York counts down time until climate devastation
NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate campaigners unveiled a huge countdown clock on Saturday, showing how little time is left before global temperatures hit a critical high, to kick off a week of climate action in New York.
Oil workers flee as third storm in month aims for U.S. offshore fields
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc halted some oil production and began evacuating workers from a U.S. Gulf of Mexico platform, the company said on Saturday, as a new tropical storm flared.
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