NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New Yorker reported on Tuesday that 13 women have claimed that movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, including three who told the magazine they had been raped. In the article, a spokeswoman for Weinstein denied the claims. Reuters was unable to independently confirm any of the claims.
SAN JUAN (Reuters) – The death toll in Puerto Rico attributed to Hurricane Maria has reached 43, an official said on Tuesday, up from 39 previously reported as islanders continue to fall victim to infections, bad road conditions and other consequences of the storm. Ramon Rosario, secretary of public affairs and public policy, also told
(Reuters) – The Las Vegas gunman opened fire on a security guard six minutes before he rained down bullets on a crowd and killed 58 people, officials said on Monday in a change to the timeline of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, 64, was seen on numerous occasions
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – What will become of the now-notorious Las Vegas hotel suite that a 64-year-old retiree used to stage the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history? That is the difficult decision facing the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino a week after Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at an outdoor concert
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Melania Trump had a message for U.S. President Donald Trump’s first wife Ivana on Monday: Enough of the self-serving comments. The U.S. first lady was responding to Ivana Trump’s interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” program in which she jokingly referred to herself as first lady while promoting her book, “Raising Trump.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday he would sign a proposed rule on Tuesday to begin withdrawing from the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama’s centerpiece regulation to fight climate change. “Here’s the president’s message: The war on coal is over,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told
(Reuters) – There are 600,000 homes in Texas and Florida alone that need re-roofed or repaired and results over the next month will give some sign of how much the resulting squeeze on building materials will benefit suppliers over the next year. Shares in firms like USG Corp (USG.N), Owens Corning (OC.N), Eagle Materials Inc
(Reuters) – The Weinstein Co has fired co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, effective immediately, following reports of sexual harassment allegations against the executive, who was one of Hollywood’s biggest power brokers, the film production company said on Sunday. The departure leaves Weinstein’s brother Bob, a co-chairman, and chief operating officer David Glasser at the helm of the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Senator Bob Corker for the Iran nuclear deal on Sunday in a series of derisive Twitter posts that drew a sharp comeback from the lawmaker, an influential fellow Republican and onetime ally. The senator, who announced his retirement last month, was a national security adviser to Trump
BILOXI, Miss. (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened to become a tropical depression over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane left roads and buildings flooded in Mississippi after coming ashore there. Nate’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 35 miles (55 km) per hour as it moved northeast into Alabama, prompting the National
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Hurricane Nate slammed the Mississippi Coast on Sunday with destructive winds and torrential rains that flooded streets and highways throughout the region as the fast moving Category 1 storm made landfall. Nate, the fourth major storm to strike the United States in less than two months, killed at least 30 people
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday evening, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain and potential flooding. Nate, the fourth major storm to strike the United States in less
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The U.S. Gulf Coast braced for Hurricane Nate to make landfall east of New Orleans as a Category 2 storm on Saturday evening, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain, flooding and winds of 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour). Nate, the fourth major storm to
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Hurricane Nate strengthened slightly on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to hit the U.S. central Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm after it killed at least 25 people in Central America. The outer bands of the hurricane were expected to batter parts of the U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he had called the top Senate Democrat to probe interest in working on a “great” healthcare bill to replace Obamacare, after his fellow Republicans’ failed attempts to roll back the law. Republicans fell short several times this year in their drive to repeal former