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John Lennon's killer recalls inner 'tug of war' before the murder

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 5:51pm
Before he pulled the trigger that ended the life of rock icon John Lennon nearly 38 years ago, his killer remembers being in a "tug of war" with himself over what he was about to do, and even praying for a way out of carrying out his plan.
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California regulator says agency does not want PG&E to go bankrupt: Bloomberg

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 5:18pm
A California Public Utilities Commission official told investors on a conference call that the agency does not want PG&E Corp to go into bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
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Florida to recount ballots by hand in tight U.S. Senate race

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:32pm
Florida election officials on Thursday ordered a hand recount of ballots in a closely fought U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Governor Rick Scott.
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Florida U.S. Senate race triggers hand recount

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:17pm
Florida's hotly contested contest for the U.S. Senate appeared headed on Thursday toward a hand recount with the results still too close to call, the state elections website indicated.
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'Design errors' faulted in Florida bridge collapse: U.S. agency

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:49pm
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that "design errors" were found in a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in March at Florida International University, killing six people and injuring eight.
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Crews search for California fire victims, Trump to visit

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:21pm
The search for victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history expanded on Thursday, as the White House said that President Donald Trump, who has blamed the state's fires on mismanagement by forestry officials, would visit on Saturday.
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U.S. regulators ease banking rules in light of California fires

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:20pm
Banks that operate in fire-blasted regions of California will not be punished if they ease loan terms or miss some federal reporting requirements, federal banking regulators said on Thursday.
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FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:15pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts.
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PG&E's stock deepens slump as wildfire fans liability fears

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:09pm
Shares of PG&E Corp sank 31 percent on Thursday, bringing the loss in its stock market value to nearly $16 billion since the breakout of a deadly wildfire in northern California that investors fear will be blamed on the utility.
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California taps war-zone DNA specialists after wildfire

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:09pm
Paradise looked like a war zone when authorities decided to turn to a team of combat-trained DNA specialists to quickly identify human remains believed to be in the charred ruins left after a wildfire incinerated the northern California town.
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Jurors in 'El Chapo' trial told of Mexico's drug wars, corruption

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:26pm
A key prosecution witness in the U.S. trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Thursday told jurors that there were "a lot of deaths" as the accused Mexican drug lord and his associates built the Sinaloa Cartel in the 1990s through bloody conflict with rival drug traffickers.
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Florida races to complete recount in U.S. Senate, governor races

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:25pm
Florida election officials on Thursday were racing toward a deadline to finish a recount of ballots in close races for the U.S. Senate and governor's seat, and a federal judge expressed frustration with an election system he called "the laughing stock of the world."
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Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal and state elections

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:25pm
Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but 12 federal and two state gubernatorial races remain undecided more than a week later.
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Pentagon fails its first-ever audit, official says

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:21pm
The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said on Thursday, finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve.
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Crews still searching for bodies a week after fire destroys California town

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:21pm
Firefighting crews made progress against the deadliest wildfire in California history on Thursday amid concerns that the death toll of 56 would rise as search teams work their way through the burned-out town of Paradise in the state's north.
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Florida judge bemoans 'laughing stock' election recount system

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:00pm
U.S. judges in Florida and Georgia on Thursday cleared the way for more ballots to be counted in undecided Senate and governor races, with the Florida jurist expressing frustration with an election system he called "the laughing stock of the world."
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U.S. mail bomb suspect pleads not guilty to all charges

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:59am
The man charged with mailing bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Thursday to all 30 charges against him in a federal court in New York.
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Proposed U.S. Space Force budget could be less than $5 billion: deputy defense secretary

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:24am
The proposed U.S. Space Force, a new military service backed by President Donald Trump, could have an initial budget of less than $5 billion, the deputy defense secretary said on Thursday.
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'Design errors' faulted in Florida bridge that collapsed: agency

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:58am
The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that "design errors" were found in a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in March at Florida International University, killing six people and injuring eight.
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Exclusive: U.S. troop levels at Mexico border likely at peak - commander

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:50am
The number of U.S. troops at the border with Mexico may have peaked at about 5,800, the U.S. commander of the mission told Reuters, noting he would start looking next week at whether to begin sending forces home or perhaps shifting some to new border positions.
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