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New York nanny convicted in stabbing deaths of two young children

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York nanny was found guilty on Wednesday of stabbing to death two children in her care at their luxury Manhattan apartment, in a case that drew national headlines. A jury unanimously rejected the insanity defense of Yoselyn Ortega...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 8:43pm

Trump says Stormy Daniels sketch is of a 'nonexistent man'

By Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said a man portrayed in a sketch released by porn star Stormy Daniels, who she said warned her to stop discussing her claims of a sexual encounter with Trump, does not...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 8:12pm

EPA's Pruitt under spending probe; senators urge his ouster

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House budget office said on Wednesday it was probing whether a $43,000 soundproof phone booth installed for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the law, while dozens of Democratic...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 8:12pm

In Kansas, three found guilty in plot to bomb Somalis' apartment complex

By Alice Mannette WICHITA, Kan. (Reuters) - A federal court jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a western Kansas apartment complex that is home to Somali immigrants and their mosque, in a crime prosecutors branded an act of domestic...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 8:12pm

U.S. states look to tax day to gauge fallout from federal tax law

By Karen Pierog CHICAGO (Reuters) - Taxpayer actions in response to sweeping federal tax changes passed by the U.S. Congress late last year will likely force states that tax personal income to tear up their revenue forecasts and start again....

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:47pm

Puerto Rico hit by island-wide blackout - AP

(Reuters) - Puerto Rico, suffering from an unstable power grid since Hurricane Maria, has been hit by an island-wide power outage, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. The hurricane inflicted widespread damage to homes and...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:36pm

Cryptocurrency funds down nearly 30 percent in March as slump persists: index

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency funds were down 29.2 percent in March amid an ongoing slump caused by increased scrutiny from global regulators of the virtual assets, according to a new index launched by data provider...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:11pm

Energy, transport stocks lift Wall Street, IBM drags

By Sinéad Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 eked out a small gain while the Dow declined after a volatile trading session on Wednesday, with weakness in sectors such as...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:08pm

Corporate earnings boost most stocks, oil surges higher

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended mixed on Wednesday while most other global shares rose, as investors were drawn to riskier assets because of upbeat earnings from companies in Europe and the United States. The U.S....

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:58pm

'Hey Alexa, where's my delivery?' XPO Logistics unveils voice tracking

By Eric M. Johnson ATLANTA (Reuters) - XPO Logistics Inc, the largest provider of last-mile deliveries for heavy and bulky items in North America, unveiled on Wednesday voice-enabled delivery tracking through Amazon.com Inc's Echo or Alphabet Inc's...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:51pm

China's ZTE delays earnings amid confusion over U.S. ban

By Paresh Dave and Karen Freifeld SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp on Wednesday postponed the release of quarterly earnings, saying it needs time to assess the impact of a U.S. order that bans American companies from selling it parts,...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:51pm

Hungarian swimming executive denies murder of business rival

By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian police have arrested an executive at world swimming's governing body for the murder of a media tycoon in Budapest 20 years ago but suspect Tamas Gyarfas is innocent, his lawyer said on Wednesday....

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:32pm

Venezuela and Spain agree to restore ambassadors after spat

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela and Spain said on Wednesday they would normalize relations and restore ambassadors after a spat in January that followed European Union sanctions against the South American nation. President Nicolas Maduro in January withdrew...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:32pm

Bitcoin heist suspect flees Iceland on flight carrying PM: state broadcaster

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - An Icelandic man arrested on suspicion of stealing about 600 computers used to mine the cryptocurrency Bitcoin escaped prison and fled the country on a commercial flight to Sweden, Icelandic state broadcaster RUV said on Wednesday. The...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:32pm

Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military - sources

By Saad Sayeed, Kay Johnson and Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD/KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan's largest TV station has been allowed back on the air at some major cable operators after talks with the military on demands it make changes in...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:32pm

Basque separatist group ETA to announce final dissolution in May: media

MADRID (Reuters) - The Basque militant group ETA will announce its final dissolution early next month, the public television station ETB reported on Wednesday night. During a campaign that lasted nearly half a century, ETA killed more than 850 people in a...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:32pm

Trump hails Pompeo-Kim meeting, says North Korea summit plans advancing

By Makini Brice and Josh Smith WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that preparations were advancing for a first-ever summit with North Korea after CIA director Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang and formed a "good...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:32pm

British PM May pays tribute to Queen's dedication to Commonwealth

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth for leading the Commonwealth with "service, dedication and constancy" as she thanks her for opening her homes to welcome leaders from across the world this week....

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:32pm

Saudi cinema launch ends decades-old ban, public screenings start Friday

By Stephen Kalin RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:32pm

North Korea to hold plenary meeting of party central committee on Friday: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will hold a plenary meeting of its ruling party's central committee on Friday, state media KCNA said on Thursday. The meeting is convened to discuss and decide "policy issues of new stage" to meet the demands of the current "...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:32pm