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Source: Reuters

JPMorgan's card gamble lures millennial travelers, squeezes competitors

Saturday 10:53 GMT

Entering the premium card market with the Sapphire Reserve bid, JPMorgan dramatically undercut the pricing of the Platinum Card of American Express Co and the Prestige Card of Citigroup Inc.

Morrie Low, a 28-year-old who works for a mobile technology start-up in Seattle, called from vacation in Taiwan to chat about what he has been doing the past year with his Chase Sapphire Reserve card.

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Source: The Guradian

'Pack of hyenas': how Harvey Weinstein's power fuelled a culture of enablers

Saturday 10:53 GMT

Weinstein, 65, clenched his films in a tight grip but lost control of his shadow production when the New York Times published accounts of harassment and assault, prompting a cascade of other reports that led to Weinstein tumbling into disgrace, joblessness and possibly jail.

“We’re all used to predators working alone, but when they band up like a pack of hyenas, that’s a whole other ballgame,” said Zoë Brock, a model and writer who accused Weinstein of making unwanted sexual advances. “There are enablers all over the place,” said Jeff Herman, an attorney who represents sex abuse victims and is investigating options for some of Weinstein’s alleged victims.

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Source: Reuters

Kobe Steel's cheating engulfs more divisions; shares resume slide

Saturday 10:53 GMT

Crisis-hit Kobe Steel Ltd (5406.T) said on Friday its steel division has also falsely labeled products, the latest in a string of revelations confirming widespread cheating at the firm that has engulfed its global customers.

The bombshell admissions by Japan’s third-largest steel maker sent its shares plummeting again, with the scale of the misconduct dealing a body blow to the nation’s reputation as a high-quality manufacturing destination.

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Source: New York Times

Margo Price, Nashville Outsider, Tells It Like It Really Is

Saturday 01:33 GMT

Ms. Price has emerged at a moment when there’s much interest in the divide between the Nashville establishment and high-profile insurgents like Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell, who have expressed an almost philosophical disdain for mainstream country in interviews and on social media.

While Ms. Price isn’t shy about making blunt statements on Twitter, she has claimed her outsider status by emphasizing autobiography.

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Source: New York Times

New York City Will Miss a Deadline to Accommodate 5 New Charter Schools

Saturday 01:33 GMT

New York City’s Department of Education said on Thursday that it would not find space for five new middle schools proposed by the Success Academy charter school network in time for the locations to be approved by a city panel in November.

For weeks, Ms. Moskowitz has said it was critical that the city make space proposals by Friday for her new middle schools, which she plans to open in 2018, so that the proposals could be approved by the Panel for Educational Policy at its Nov. 28 meeting.

2 Articles
Source: New York Times

California Fires Leave 31 Dead, a Vast Landscape Charred, and a Sky Full of Soot

Saturday 10:53 GMT

Some of the worst wildfires ever to tear through California have killed 31 people and torched a vast area of the state’s north this week, but the reach of the blazes is spreading dramatically further by the day, as thick plumes of smoke blow through population centers across the Bay Area.

On a hillside above the Russian River, a broad and menacing band of fire is turning a blue sky into a gray miasma of soot.

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Source: New York Times

Australia Debates: Does Warming Planet Really Need More Coal?

Sunday 14:30 GMT

In a desolate corner of northeastern Australia, about 100 miles from the nearest town, a grassy stretch of prime grazing land sits above a vein of coal so rich and deep that it could be mined for decades.

The plan has met intense opposition in Australia and abroad, focusing attention on a question with global resonance: Given the threat of climate change and the slowing global demand for coal, does the world really need another giant mine, especially at the public’s expense?

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Source: Washington Post

‘This is frightening’: Noxious gas has sickened VA workers for two years, with few solutions

Saturday 01:33 GMT

Staff and patients at a D.C. medical facility for homeless military veterans have endured noxious gas exposure for nearly two years as top hospital administrators, though aware of the problem, have failed to remedy it, according to interviews with staff and documents obtained by The Washington Post.

At least eight clinical workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Resource and Referral Center have tested positive for elevated levels of carbon monoxide, a March internal email said, describing a potentially dangerous condition that restricts oxygen circulation.

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Source: New York Times

#WomenBoycottTwitter, Supporting Rose McGowan

Saturday 10:53 GMT

Activists, celebrities and journalists were among those boycotting Twitter on Friday, after the social media platform suspended the account of the actress Rose McGowan, a vocal critic of Harvey Weinstein’s conduct.

On Tuesday, in response to the actor Ben Affleck condemning accusations against Mr. Weinstein, Ms. McGowan called him a liar and claimed he had known of the producer’s actions. Ms. McGowan, who reached a $100,000 settlement with Mr. Weinstein after an incident in a hotel room the Sundance Film Festival in 1997, has been vocal in her support of other women who have come forward with allegations the producer sexually assaulted them.

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Source: Washington Post

‘Redemption is on his mind’: Nationals give Gio Gonzalez another Game 5 start

Saturday 01:33 GMT

With their season and hopes of advancing beyond the NLDS on the line, the Nationals have named Gio Gonzalez their starter for Thursday night’s Game 5 against the Cubs at Nationals Park.

The decision to start Gonzalez continues a familiar script for Washington: In 2012, the Nationals won Game 4 against the Cardinals, the National League Central and defending World Series champions, behind a huge home run (Jayson Werth’s walk-off solo homer) to force a Game 5. Gonzalez started Game 5 and the Nationals lost, despite jumping out to a 6-0 lead.

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Source: CTV

Sears Canada liquidation approved

Saturday 16:22 GMT

That tally doesn't include the 2,900 job cuts Sears Canada previously announced in June, when it announced the closure of 20 department store locations, 15 Sears Home stores, 10 Sears Outlet and 14 Sears Hometown locations.

Sears Canada has received court approval to proceed with a full liquidation of its remaining stores, signalling the end of an era for a 65-year-old chain that was once a staple at malls across the country.

1 Article
Source: The Guradian

Trump celebrates 'shared and timeless values' with Christian evangelicals

Saturday 16:22 GMT

USA!”. “Everyone here today is brought together by the same shared and timeless values,” said the thrice-married socialite and reality TV star who was once recorded bragging about grabbing women “by the pussy”, yet who gained strong backing from Christian evangelicals in last November’s election.

Donald Trump rallied the faithful on Friday in a speech that aimed to shore up support among religious conservatives as his popularity haemorrhages elsewhere.

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Source: Washington Post

10 restaurants that almost made it into Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide

Saturday 01:33 GMT

If you’re looking for a favorite restaurant that didn’t make it into the 2017 Fall Dining Guide, its absence might be explained by the attention it got in the spring guide, the fresh competition it faces, or the reality that we had to stop somewhere.

The crown jewel in ringmaster Robert Wiedmaier’s dining realm and an excellent source for refined French fare, as well as the city’s most extravagant brunch.

1 Article
Source: Common Domain

Dodgers ballgirls who survived Las Vegas shooting spree will return to work this weekend

Saturday 01:33 GMT

When Stephen Paddock began a shooting spree on the night of Oct. 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival at Las Vegas Village, Zambrana and Moore were in the middle of a throng of about 22,000 concertgoers.

After working together for several games, Zambrana and Moore renewed their friendship in such a way that Moore invited Zambrana to join her and an entourage of several friends and family members in Las Vegas for the weekend music festival.

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Source: Fox News

Missouri state senator blasts Trump again after censure

Saturday 01:33 GMT

A Missouri state senator who was censured by her colleagues for a Facebook post in which she hoped for President Trump's assassination posted a new message on Twitter Thursday comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler.

Chappelle-Nadal told The Associated Press that she shared the meme because she was upset by Trump's tweets early Thursday suggesting Puerto Rico must take on more responsibility for its recovery from Hurricane Maria.

Source: Common Domain

After evacuations are lifted in Larkfield-Wikiup, some residents return home to wreckage: 'It's gone'

Monday 14:33 GMT
Source: New York Times

Ophelia Lashes Ireland, Killing at Least 3 People

Monday 20:05 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont ignores Madrid's ultimatum

Monday 21:00 GMT
Source: BBC

Iraqi forces move into centre of Kirkuk

Monday 18:13 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Days after devastating truck bomb in Somali capital, death toll still climbing

Monday 18:12 GMT
Source: CBS News

Firefighters finally getting upper hand on devastating California wildfires

Monday 14:33 GMT
Source: BBC

Man found guilty of New York bombing

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Judicial Watch says FBI has found Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting documents

Saturday 23:41 GMT
Source: Common Domain

California Home Prices and Sales Predicted to Keep Rising in 2018

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Alpine Ski Resorts Luring Buyers with Year-Round Activities

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

Twitter turns over info on Russia-linked accounts to Senate investigators

Saturday 23:41 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada’s Olympians and Paralympians get pay raise ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump rips the NFL for disrespecting the flag. Then he jokes about a military flag ceremony.

Saturday 01:33 GMT

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