USC agrees to $215 million settlement in California gynecologist case
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The University of Southern California has reached a $215 million proposed settlement with former patients of a gynecologist at the school who was accused of sexual abuse, the president of the university said in a letter on Friday seen by Reuters.
Brazil election battle rages over Facebook's WhatsApp
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's
WhatsApp messaging service became the frontline in Brazil's bitter presidential campaign on Friday, as front-runner Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied accusations he had encouraged widespread misinformation campaigns on the platform.
U.N. secretary-general 'deeply troubled' by Saudi journalist's death
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply troubled" by the confirmation by Riyadh of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, a United Nations spokesman said on Friday.
Brazil court opens probe over bulk electoral messages on WhatsApp
BRASÍLIA, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian top electoral court TSE approved on Friday opening a probe over actions to distribute bulk electoral messages against leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad over the WhatsApp messaging service, according to official documents. (Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Editing by Sandra Maler)
FACTBOX-Over 116,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael
Oct 19 (Reuters) - More than 116,000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still
FACTBOX-How Russians may have acted to interfere with U.S. Congressional elections
Oct 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. indictment charging a Russian national with playing a prominent role in a Kremlin-backed plan to conduct "information warfare" to influence the U.S. midterm elections suggested that Russian influence operations have become more sophisticated since a campaign to impact the U.S. 2016 presidential election.
White House, noting Saudi announcement on Khashoggi, says will press for justice
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday in a statement it had seen the announcement of Saudi Arabia's probe into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and would continue to press for "justice that is timely, transparent, and in accordance with all due process." (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Makini Brice)
U.S. CMS says 75,000 individuals' files accessed in data breach
(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75,000 individuals.
Vietnam dissident 'Mother Mushroom' describes prison hunger strikes
Oct 19 (Reuters) - A Vietnamese dissident known as "Mother Mushroom" went on hunger strike three times during her imprisonment before Hanoi released her, she said on Friday after arriving in the United States.
Motor racing: Hamilton's title hopes boosted by Vettel's grid drop
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton's hopes of clinching his fifth Formula One world championship at the U.S. Grand Prix were boosted on Friday when Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel was handed a three-place grid penalty for a practice infringement.
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