World

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

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 political coverage, two officials who work for the channel's media group

Technology

California agency probing Tesla on occupational safety

(Reuters) - A California agency said on Wednesday it has initiated an open inspection on Tesla Inc for occupational safety but did not disclose further details.

Technology

EU antitrust chief says investigation of Google's Android, AdSense is advancing

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Investigations into how Google may be using its Android smartphone operating system and its AdSense advertising service to thwart rivals are advancing, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday, amid concern about the lengthy proce

United States

New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.

Business

U.S. economic growth on track despite tariff concerns: Fed report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Robust" business borrowing, rising consumer spending, and tight labor markets indicate the U.S. economy remains on track for continued growth, the Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday, with the risks of a global trade war the one

Health

Later middle school start times tied to longer sleep for kids

(Reuters Health) - Starting middle school classes after 8 a.m. could help pre-teens get more sleep and be more awake during their morning lessons, a U.S. study suggests.

United States

Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A power line failure in southern Puerto Rico cut electricity to almost all 3.4 million residents on Wednesday, the latest in a string of operational and political headaches for the U.S. territory's bankrupt, storm-ravaged power utilit

Business

SunPower buys U.S. rival SolarWorld to head off Trump tariffs

(Reuters) - SunPower Corp on Wednesday said it would buy U.S. solar panel maker SolarWorld Americas, expanding its domestic manufacturing as it seeks to stem the impact of Trump administration tariffs on panel imports.

Top News

Dozens of senators sign resolution urging ouster of EPA's Pruitt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dozens of Democratic U.S. Senators on Wednesday introduced a resolution calling for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to resign on allegations of ethics lapses.

Top News

Emboldened by #MeToo, 'mad as hell' women take spotlight at Cosby retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - As Bill Cosby approached a Pennsylvania courthouse for the beginning of his retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a one-time friend, a bare-breasted protester ran toward him shouting: "Women's lives matter."

Health

Tooth loss in middle age linked to heart disease

(Reuters Health) - Losing two or more natural teeth in middle age may signal an increased risk for coronary heart disease, a U.S. study suggests.

Technology

Time Warner CEO says merger with AT&T needed to compete with internet titans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes on Wednesday defended his company's planned merger with AT&T as necessary to compete effectively for advertising with internet giants like Google and Facebook.

World

British PM May dealt embarrassing Brexit defeat in parliament's upper house

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's upper house of parliament inflicted an embarrassing defeat on Theresa May's government on Wednesday, challenging her refusal to remain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit.

Sport

Wounded Gaza cyclist to miss Asian Games after amputation

GAZA (Reuters) - A Gaza cyclist's dream of waving the Palestinian flag at the Asian Games has been shattered by an Israeli bullet that caused him to lose his leg after he joined a Gaza border protest.

Science

In Florida, all systems go for SpaceX's launch of space telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX said all systems and weather were "go" for blast-off on Wednesday of its first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting space telescope whose launch was delayed for two days by a rocket-guidance glit

United States

In singer Prince's death, Minnesota prosecutor decides whether to file charges

(Reuters) - A Minnesota prosecutor will on Thursday announce whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose, authorities said.

World

India's Modi: rape is a matter of shame for the country

LONDON (Reuters) - Rape is rape and should not be politicized, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, adding that recent sexual assaults were a matter of shame for the nation.

Technology

Netflix plans $1 billion European investment drive: Financial Times

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc will raise its investment in content across Europe and plans to spend about $1 billion on original productions this year, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people briefed on the plans.

Health

U.S. appeals court says Ohio cannot block Planned Parenthood funds

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked an Ohio law that would cut federal taxpayer funding to 28 Planned Parenthood clinics, holding that it imposed unconstitutional conditions by denying funds to abortion providers.

Business

GM abruptly replaces head of Cadillac brand

(Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Wednesday that it was replacing Johan de Nysschen as head of its Cadillac brand, ahead of the launch of a new sport utility vehicle central to GM's hopes for luxury market growth.

Health

Cleaned endoscopes often contaminated

Many patients may be undergoing endoscopy with contaminated instruments, a pair of new studies suggest.

United States

Syrian sanctioned for smuggling people to U.S. border: Treasury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Syrian man accused of trafficking Syrian and Lebanese nationals to the U.S. border was sanctioned on Wednesday by the U.S. Treasury, which said it was intent on disrupting his "prolific human smuggling operations" around the globe

Life & Style

Last of UK Queen Elizabeth's beloved corgi dogs has died: Daily Mail

LONDON (Reuters) - The last of Queen Elizabeth's corgi dogs, who appeared with the British monarch for a film segment during the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremony, has died at the age of 14,...

Politics

Lawyers for Trump attorney propose candidates to review seized files

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen have asked a federal judge to consider four candidates to review material seized by the FBI that may be protected by attorney-client privilege, rather than let prose

Life & Style

Igor the Siberian tiger gets stem-cell hip treatment in Hungary

SZEGED, Hungary (Reuters) - Igor, a Siberian tiger in a Hungarian zoo, received stem-cell joint treatment on Wednesday which doctors hoped would help heal its hip and allow it to live happily, on...

Finance

St. Louis Fed study questions college as the great race equalizer

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shavondra Britton had a pretty typical high school experience.

Health

Raising retirement age may hit least-educated workers hardest

Reuters Health - People with little education and low socioeconomic status are more likely to leave the workforce in midlife for health reasons than better educated and higher-status workers, suggests a review of research across four developed countries.

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