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Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:36pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ "Salvator Mundi" sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's in New York -- more than double the old mark for any work of art at auction.

Sixth woman accuses U.S. Senate candidate Moore of sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:53pm
(Reuters) - A sixth woman came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, accusing him of groping her while she was in his Alabama law office on legal business in 1991, when he was married.

AT&T reports some U.S. customers unable to make wireless calls

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:48pm
(Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Wednesday said that some U.S. customers were not able to make wireless calls but that restarting their cellphones would fix the issue.

Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights: trial witness

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:31pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

Florida city to say goodbye to streets named for Confederate generals

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:25pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Three streets in Hollywood, Florida named for Confederate generals were changed to Freedom, Hope and Liberty, the city's commission voted on Wednesday.

Manhattan jury convicts payday lender in $220 million fraud scheme

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Manhattan on Wednesday found a Kansas City, Missouri businessman guilty of fraud for running a $220 million payday lending scheme that charged illegally high interest rates and made loans to consumers who did not authorize them.

In post-Asia trip speech, Trump makes news ... with water

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went on television on Wednesday to recap his just-completed trip abroad, but it was his pause to refresh that ended up making news.

Northern California shooting death toll reaches five after wife's body found

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:27pm
(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

Australian diplomat dies after falling from New York balcony

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Australian diplomat accidentally fell five floors to his death on Wednesday from the deck of his New York City home during a social gathering with his wife and friends, police and local media said.

Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings: police

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:29pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Tampa police on Wednesday showed two videos of a man they suspect may be a serial killer who is feared to have murdered four people in the past two months in a string of nighttime attacks.

Transgender woman sues Massachusetts for housing her in men's prison

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:50pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.

Death toll in Northern California rises to five after wife's body found

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:08pm
(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

U.S. Army sees 'significant' gaps in reporting criminal activities to law enforcement

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's chief of staff said on Wednesday there were "significant" gaps in reporting soldiers' criminal activities to law enforcement, an omission the Air Force acknowledged in the case of a Texas gunmen who killed 26 people.

UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

U.S. presses more cities, states on immigrant 'sanctuary' policies

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:11pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday told 29 states, cities or counties it believes they are violating a law prohibiting them from limiting information sharing with U.S. immigration officials, and it asked them for details on their compliance.

Thousands mourn nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:03pm
FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - About 3,000 people packed a funeral service on Wednesday to mourn a Texas family that suffered losses to three generations when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church on Nov. 5 and killed 26 people.

UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

U.S. attorney general to meet with House intelligence panel

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear behind closed doors for an interview with the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence committee on Nov. 30, a Department of Justice spokesman said on Wednesday.

U.S. Justice Dept eyes spring to release findings on FBI handling of Clinton email probe

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The internal watchdog at the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday he hopes to complete his review by early spring into whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation erred when it announced it was reopening its investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Keystone XL opponents make last-gasp effort in Nebraska

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:34am
LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline have launched a last-minute public relations blitz before Nebraska regulators weigh in on its route next week in the last big regulatory hurdle for the long-delayed project.

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