Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized on video
By Alex Dobuzinskis and Omar Younis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was defaced by a vandal wielding a sledgehammer and a pick-axe on Wednesday in an act captured on video, police said. Los Angeles police expect to arrest someone for the vandalism, which left Trump's name scratched out of the star, the emblem in the middle dislodged and chips missing. A video posted at Deadline.com, a Hollywood media industry website, showed a man wearing a hard-hat and reflective vest swinging a sledgehammer and pick-axe in the pre-dawn darkness.
Boeing rally lifts Dow, Apple weighs on S&P, Nasdaq
Apple's shares fell 2.6 percent after the world's most valuable public company said sales of its flagship iPhones fell for the third quarter in a row. Apple was the top drag on all three major indexes. The S&P 500 technology index fell 0.25 percent, weighing the most on the benchmark index.
Police identify man killed in Virginia workplace shooting
Ford recalls nearly 412K SUVs to fix fuel leaksFord is recalling nearly 412,000 older SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leaks that could cause fires. The recall covers certain 2010 to 2012 Ford Escapes and 2010 to 2011 Mercury Mariners with 3-liter flex-fuel ...
Police say they are poised to remove oil pipeline protesters
Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they are poised to remove about 200 protesters trying to halt the completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota after the demonstrators refused ...
Pro-immigrant protesters snarl New York City morning commute
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge, said delays were as long as 90 minutes on the bridge's upper level on the city-bound side. Ten protesters were arrested, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said.
Congo police arrest 17 this week for protesting election delayPolice in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo arrested at least 17 democracy activists this week for campaigning against the postponement of the presidential election, fellow activists said, though 11 had been freed by Wednesday evening. President Joseph Kabila has ruled Congo since 2001 and is required by the constitution to step down in December.
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U.S. abstains for first time on U.N. call for end to Cuba embargo
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday abstained for the first time from a United Nations General Assembly vote on a resolution calling for an end to a U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, after opposing such measures every year for 24 years. For the 25th time, the 193-member General Assembly adopted the resolution with 191 votes in favor. Communist-run Cuba and the United States, former Cold War foes, began normalizing relations in 2014.
Republicans may be on verge of losing Senate majority: aides
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Party's two-year run in the majority of the U.S. Senate is at serious risk and may well end on Nov. 8, senior congressional aides said on Wednesday, blaming Donald Trump as a drag on down-ballot Republican candidates. With 13 days to go before elections, several Senate aides from both parties privately warned of trouble for Republicans. "Things are not good ... the Senate is gone," said one Republican aide who asked not to be identified in order to candidly discuss the turbulent outlook for the 2016 campaign.