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 2022-05-20 19:10 

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Asteroid 4 times larger than Empire State Building to fly past Earth...

A massive asteroid over a mile wide is expected to make a closer-than-normal trip past the Earth near the end of May, an approach so close that it could be spotted in the sky....

 2022-05-20 19:05 

Reuters

Russian government says no dividend for Sberbank on 2021 results...

The Russian government has instructed the finance ministry not to pay a dividend on 2021 results for common and preferred shares of Sberbank , the country's largest lender, according to a government order published on Friday....

 2022-05-20 19:05 

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Unloved since Fukushima, uranium is hot again for miners...

Uranium miners are racing to revive projects mothballed after the Fukushima disaster more than a decade ago, spurred by renewed demand for nuclear energy and a leap in yellowcake prices after Russia's invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-05-20 18:59 

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Marijuana vaping rises sharply among U.S. teens...

A growing number of U.S. teenagers are vaping marijuana -- a habit that in some ways may be more risky than old-fashioned pot smoking, a new study finds....

 2022-05-20 18:55 

Reuters

Mercedes drivers expect Spain to show them the way forward...

Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix could be a turning point for Formula One champions Mercedes in their battle to tame a bouncing car....

 2022-05-20 18:54 

Reuters

Injuries, some serious, as suspected tornado hits western Germany...

Some 40 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a suspected tornado swept through the German town of Paderborn on Friday, as storms buffeted the western part of the country....

 2022-05-20 18:53 

Reuters

More monkeypox cases in U.S. likely but risk to public is low, official says...

Additional cases of monkeypox are likely to be detected in the United States in the coming days but the risk to the general public is low at this time, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday....

 2022-05-20 18:49 

Reuters

Sanofi's Dupixent wins U.S. approval for bigger use...

Sanofi on Friday won expanded U.S. approval for its best-selling Dupixent injection to treat an allergic inflammation of the esophagus, the Food and Drug Administration said....

 2022-05-20 18:49 

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Private equity-backed gas producer Terra explores $2.5 bln sale -sources...

Private equity firms Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors and Warburg Pincus are exploring a sale of Terra Energy Partners LLC, seeking as much as $2.5 billion, including debt, for the natural gas producer, people familiar with the matter said....

 2022-05-20 18:45 

Reuters

Pentagon sees no indication of Russia using lasers in Ukraine...

The Pentagon said on Friday there were no indications that Russia had used laser weaponry in Ukraine, following claims by Moscow that it was fielding a new generation of powerful lasers there to strike enemy drones....

 2022-05-20 18:43 

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S&P 500 tumbles, on verge of confirming bear market...

The S&P 500 tumbled on Friday, putting the widely followed benchmark on the verge of confirming it has been in a bear market since hitting a record high in January....

 2022-05-20 18:42 

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U.S. concerned about possible restrictions faced by U.N. rights chief in China...

The United States is "deeply concerned" about an upcoming visit to China by U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet based on its understanding of the restrictions she will be subjected to there, the State Department said on Friday....

 2022-05-20 18:40 

Reuters

Court puts sales ban on Ford's internet-linked cars in Germany in patent dispute...

A German court has put a nation-wide sales and production ban on Ford cars able to establish internet connection, it said, as part of a lawsuit over the violation of wireless technology patents....

 2022-05-20 18:38 

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Jury acquits Georgia man of murder in missing teacher cold case...

A Georgia jury on Friday acquitted a man who confessed to killing a high school teacher in 2005 then later recanted....

 2022-05-20 18:32 

Reuters

U.S. says Turkey's approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid not a bilateral topic...

Turkey's approach to the NATO accession process of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral issue between Washington and Ankara, State Department spokesperson said on Friday, adding that the Biden administration remained confident that there will be cons...

 2022-05-20 18:31 

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Protester painted in Ukraine colors ejected from Cannes red carpet...

The Ukraine crisis grabbed the spotlight in Cannes on Friday as a semi-naked protester painted in blue and yellow was ejected from the red carpet....

 2022-05-20 18:28 

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IRS will pay 5% interest on delayed refunds starting July 1...

The IRS said Friday it will pay 5% interest to people with delayed tax returns starting in July. That's up a full percentage point from the last interest rate increase in April....

 2022-05-20 18:26 

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Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces run for Congress...

Bill de Blasio, who served as New York City's 109th mayor from 2014 to 2021, has announced his run for Congress, the Democratic politician said Friday....

 2022-05-20 18:24 

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Canada's busiest airport battles delays ahead of summer travel...

As Canada's busiest airport, in Toronto, grapples with unusually long lines, a global airline trade group has urged Canadian authorities to take action to curb the hours-long queues ahead of the upcoming summer travel season....

 2022-05-20 18:20 

Reuters

U.S. consular officer visited detained basketball player Griner in Russia on Thursday...

A U.S. consular officer visited detained basketball player Brittney Griner in Russia on Thursday but the United States insists that Moscow grant regular access to her and other detainees, the State Department said on Friday....

 2022-05-20 18:07 

Reuters

Ruling on SEC judges could have broad impact...

A ruling finding that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's in-house courts violate the constitution raised thorny issues of administrative law. If upheld, the decision could drastically change how numerous U.S. government agencies work, legal...

 2022-05-20 18:05 

Reuters

[ World ]

Early heat wave to bake U.S. East Coast as late snow blankets Denver | Reuters...

A sizzling heat wave will blanket a wide swath of the Eastern United States this weekend, pushing temperatures in New York and Boston to near record highs, while Denver is bracing for a foot or more of snow, the National Weather Service said on Friday....

 2022-05-20 18:02 

Reuters

Wimbledon loses ranking points over Russia, Belarus ban - ATP...

Wimbledon will be stripped of ranking points over its decision to exclude players from Russia and Belarus from competing at the 2022 Championships due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, the men's ATP Tour said on Friday....

 2022-05-20 17:57 

Reuters

Wall St Week Ahead As bear market looms, battered Wall St seeks elusive 'Fed put'...

The Federal Reserve's determination to raise interest rates until it squashes the highest inflation in decades is darkening the outlook across Wall Street, as U.S. stocks stand on the cusp of a bear market and warnings of a recession grow louder....

 2022-05-20 17:56 

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Virginia lawmaker files lawsuit to limit 2 LGBT books to minors...

Tim Anderson, an attorney and a Virginia State Delegate, said he filed a lawsuit on behalf of Tommy Altman, who is running for Congress, this week in hopes to prevent two LGBT-themed books from being given to minors....

 2022-05-20 17:53 

Reuters

USAA loses round in Mitek mobile-banking patent fight...

A U.S. appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by Mitek Systems Inc seeking a judgment that its mobile check-deposit software does not violate United Services Automobile Association's patent rights....

 2022-05-20 17:53 

Reuters

Instant View: S&P 500 on pace to confirm bear market as stocks slump...

Wall Street's main stock indexes slumped on Friday, with the benchmark S&P 500 on track to confirm a decline of more than 20% or more from its Jan. 3 record closing high, a commonly used metric to determine a bear market....

 2022-05-20 17:52 

Reuters

Trump pays $110,000 for failing to comply with subpoena in civil probe -New York AG...

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has paid a $110,000 fine for his failure to respond to a subpoena in a civil investigation into his business practices, a spokesperson for the New York attorney general said on Friday....

 2022-05-20 17:48 

Reuters

UN adviser says Libyan joint committee reached consensus on 137 articles of draft constitution...

The United Nations' secretary general's special adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, said on Friday that the Joint Committee between the Libyan House of Representatives and the High Council of State on Constitutional Track has reached "an ini...

 2022-05-20 17:46 

Reuters

M&C Saatchi's top investor backs out of race to buy UK ad group...

M&C Saatchi's top investor Vin Murria on Friday pulled out of a race to buy the London-listed advertising firm after the company earlier in the day agreed to a takeover offer from consultancy Next Fifteen Communications ....

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