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June 26, 2017 1:12 PM Hurricane Dora forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY, June 26 (Reuters) - Hurricane Dora formed off the western coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, but it was expected to slow and remain offshore, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Dora, the first hurricane to form in the Pacific so far this year, was carrying maximum sustained winds of about 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour) 15

June 26, 2017 11:16 AM South Carolina medical student dies in Peru hiking accident

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - University of South Carolina officials say a medical student has died in an apparent hiking accident while on a medical outreach mission trip in Peru. USC spokesman Wes Hickman told news outlets on Saturday that Seth Thomas, a second-year medical student, is believed to have died because of a hiking accident. He says the 24-year-old 13

June 26, 2017 12:57 AM Key Safety Systems to buy Takata's assets for $1.57 bln

June 26 (Reuters) - Key Safety Systems (KSS) said on Sunday that it had reached a deal with Takata to purchase nearly all of its assets for about 175 billion yen ($1.57 billion), after the air-bag maker filed for bankruptcy in the United States and Japan. KSS said it would retain almost all of Takata's employees and did not intend to close any of the company's 22

June 26, 2017 12:37 AM Airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy protection in Japan

TOKYO, June 26 (Reuters) - Embattled airbag maker Takata Corp on Monday filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and said it would seek $1.588 billion in financial aid from U.S.-based auto parts supplier Key Safety Systems (KSS). The KSS deal would help it deal with the fallout from its defective airbag inflators at the centre of the global auto industry's 18

June 25, 2017 12:01 PM British fisherman fearful Remainers may force UK to give up its waters to EU

A BRITISH fisherman has spoken out in fear that Theresa May could be ready to hand the United Kingdom’s fishing waters back to Brussels as part of her Brexit negotiations. The issue of Britain’s territorial fishing waters was a hot topic throughout the referendum campaign, with the fishing industry using it to reclaim sovereignty of them after they were shared 46

June 24, 2017 12:02 PM Phoenix is melting! Pictures reveal how Arizona is so hot that even cacti are wilting in the 120F heat

Summer is in full effect and Arizona and the rest of the Southwest United States seems to get the hot end of the deal. Temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona hit a sweltering record-breaking temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit causing fire crews to handle a surge of heat emergencies. The city had to open 47 cooling centers and 50 flights had to be canceled 28

June 23, 2017 1:00 AM California bans travel to four more states over anti-LGBT laws

The US state of California has banned state-funded travel to four more states over anti-LGBT laws. The announcement, made by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in San Francisco this week, doubles the number of banned states from four to eight. New additions to the list are Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas. All four of the states have passed 35

June 22, 2017 9:58 PM No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy. "With all of the recently reported electronic 54

June 22, 2017 9:10 PM The Republicans’ Jekyll-and-Hyde Health Care Plan

The Senate Republicans’ health bill that was made public today is a Jekyll-and-Hyde plan: in some ways kinder than the House Republican plan, and in some ways meaner, to use President Donald Trump’s yardstick. Overall the plan will benefit the wealthy and young adults, but hurt larger numbers of people who are old or poor. On Medicaid, the federal-state 65

June 22, 2017 4:16 PM Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees 'unconstitutional'

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - Ghana's Supreme Court has declared "unconstitutional" the decision by former President John Mahama to allow two former Guantanamo Bay detainees entry into the West African country. The court ruled Thursday that the ex-president needed to get parliamentary approval for the transfer. It said parliament has three months to approve the transfer 18