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Man charged in fatal shooting of Kansas police officer

By Kevin Murphy, Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 8:21 p.m.
A 20-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a Kansas City police officer has been charged with capital murder.

US regulators sue to block Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana insurer mergers

By Caroline Humer and Carl O'Donnell, Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
NEW YORK — U.S. antitrust officials on Thursday moved to block an unprecedented consolidation of the national health insurance market, filing suit against Anthem Inc.’s proposed purchase of Cigna Corp. and Aetna Inc.’s planned acquisition of Humana Inc. The U.S. Department of Justice said the two mergers would reduce competition, …
Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations, answers questions during a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, California, July 24, 2006.

Fox News chief Ailes resigns after sexual harassment claims

By Jessica Toonkel, Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
Roger Ailes, who built Fox News Channel into a money-making ratings powerhouse, has resigned as chairman and chief executive of the popular cable channel following allegations of sexual harassment.
Reusable bags are seen in a newly opened Wal-Mart in Chicago, Sept. 21, 2011.

Wal-Mart names eight chemicals to be removed from products

By Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday it was pushing suppliers to remove or restrict the use of eight hazardous chemicals from products including household cleaning, personal care and beauty items.
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Helping autistic man, black therapist shot by Florida police

By Zachary Fagenson, Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 10:31 a.m.
A video emerged online Wednesday showing the moments before an unarmed black Florida man was shot by police as he lay in a street with his hands up next to an autistic patient whom he was trying to help.

GM recalling nearly 290,000 cars for air bag defect

By Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 10:08 a.m.
GM is recalling nearly 290,000 older Chevrolet Impala cars in the U.S. because the air bag may not deploy in the event of the crash.
File photo illustration of beer flowing from a bottle of Stella Artois into a glass, seen against a SAB Miller logo, November 5, 2015.

U.S. approves merger of Budweiser and Miller owners, adds craft beer protections

By Lauren Hirsch and Chris Prentice, Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 9:11 a.m.
AB InBev will divest the rights to all SABMiller beer brands in the United States.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Republicans divided ahead of big Trump speech

By Michelle Conlin and Amy Tennery, Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 8:19 a.m.
Susan Hutchison, chairman of the Washington delegation, said she confronted Cruz after his speech and called him a “traitor to the party.”
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) gives a thumbs up to vice presidential nominee Mike Pence after Pence spoke during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016.

Mike Pence accepts nomination as Republican vice president candidate

By Emily Stephenson and Amy Tennery, Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 6:33 a.m.
CLEVELAND — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence accepted the nomination to serve as vice president to Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday night. But underscoring the deep divisions that remain within the Republican Party, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas finished his speech to loud boos on Wednesday night after failing to …
A bartender serves a beer produced by brewing company SAB Miller at a bar in Cape Town, Sept. 16, 2015. The world’s top two brewers, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, have won U.S. antitrust approval to merge, Ab InBev said Wednesday.

World’s top two brewers win antitrust approval to merge

By Reuters on July 20, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
The deal, which was announced in November of last year, is worth about $100 billion.
A woman plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo, July 20, 2016.

Pokemon Go seen making billions for Apple

By Reuters on July 20, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
Apple Inc. stands to rake in $3 billion in revenue from the Pokemon Go craze in the next one to two years.

Freddie Mac must face revived lawsuit over subprime exposure

By Jonathan Stempel, Reuters on July 20, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
A federal appeals court Wednesday revived a lawsuit accusing Freddie Mac and several former top officials.
Federal regulators have recalled a line of children's water bottles sold exclusively by L.L. Bean and imported from China by GSI Outdoors Inc. The recall pertains to a line of 13.5 ounce insulated water bottles with five different graphic designs: Dino Bones, Flower Power, Orange Grid camo, Purple Tye Dye Butterfly and Robo Shark.

L.L. Bean brand children’s water bottles recalled for lead content

By Darren Fishell on July 20, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.
The commission said lead solder used at the exterior base of the bottle has high levels of lead, which can be toxic if ingested, especially by young children.
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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump takes to the stage to introduce his wife, Melania, during the Republican National Convention on Monday in Cleveland, Ohio.

Trump officially clinches Republican nomination

By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post on July 19, 2016, at 8:58 p.m.
Trump formally reached the threshold of 1,237 delegates at 7:12 p.m., with votes cast by delegates from his home state of New York.
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Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland out in cold as election heats up

By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters on July 19, 2016, at 7:02 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Merrick Garland hit an unwanted milestone Tuesday as the federal appeals court judge’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court reached its 125th day with no Senate action, tying for the longest pending nomination ever to the high court. In a move with little precedent in American history, the …
The winning Powerball numbers are shown after being drawn on Jan. 13 at the Florida Lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.

California couple claim $528 million Powerball prize

By Reuters on July 19, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.
There were three winning tickets in the nearly $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot in January, the largest lottery prize ever offered in North America.
Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations, answers questions during a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, California, July 24, 2006.

Is it the end for Roger Ailes? Convention crowd wonders what’s next at Fox

By Paul Farhi, The Washington Post on July 19, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
The end of Roger Ailes wouldn’t mean the end of what Ailes created, a CNN commentator said.

Troopers charged with misdemeanor assault for beating man after chase

By Mark Hayward, The New Hampshire Union Leader on July 19, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
State troopers from Massachusetts and New Hampshire have been arrested and charged with assault in the beating of a motorist that was captured on video.

Mountain goat drowns trying to escape photo-taking crowd in Alaska

By Reuters on July 19, 2016, at 4:37 p.m.
A mountain goat drowned after photo-taking onlookers crowded the wild animal at a boat harbor in Seward, Alaska, and it leaped from rocks into the ocean.

Founder of New York safari park trampled to death by antelope

By Reuters on July 19, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
The 81-year-old founder of a safari park in western New York state was trampled to death by an antelope that had escaped its pen.