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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted unanimously to authorize the city to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2028 Summer Games. The contract gives the city a greater share of any financial surplus from the Games and includes an IOC contribution of $2
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(Reuters) – U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc (ANTM.N) said on Friday it will exit Obamacare markets in Virginia and reduce its plan offerings in Washington and Scott counties and the city of Bristol next year. The move comes nearly two weeks after President Donald Trump took aim at insurers by threatening to cut the healthcare
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. fire managers on Thursday raised the nation’s wildfire readiness status to its highest level for the first time in two years, as California and several other Western states faced heightened danger from lightning storms. The National Fire Preparedness Level was elevated one notch from “PL-4” to “PL-5,” the top ranking
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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster’s powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business. If Amazon moves ahead, it would represent the latest attempt by the world’s largest online retailer to
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BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal prosecutor on Thursday urged jurors in Boston to convict four Teamsters union members charged with trying in 2014 to extort jobs from a production company filming “Top Chef” through tactics that included threatening host Padma Lakshmi. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristina Barclay told the federal jury in her closing argument that
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When millions of Americans turn their faces skyward to witness the nation’s first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in a century, many will reach for specially designed sunglasses, but experts caution the public to stay clear of unsafe counterfeits. Even as makers of certified, safety-tested solar eye ware rushed to meet surging
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WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba said on Wednesday it was investigating allegations by the United States that unspecified “incidents” caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, after two Washington-based Cuban diplomats were expelled. “Cuba has never, nor would it ever, allow that the Cuban territory be used for any action against
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