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Sep 28, 2015

New Jersey high school football player died from lacerated spleen

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New Jersey high school football player’s death on Saturday was the result of massive internal bleeding from a lacerated spleen, the medical examiner said in a statement on Monday.

The autopsy showed Evan Murray, the quarterback of the Warren Hills Regional High School, had an abnormally large spleen, thereby making it more susceptible to injury.

Sep 26, 2015

Pope heads to Philadelphia to promote religious freedom

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pope Francis, a day after addressing the United Nations in New York, travels on Saturday to Philadelphia, the birthplace of American independence, to promote the issue of religious freedom on the penultimate day of his first visit to the United States.

The 78-year-old Argentine pontiff, due to fly from New York and arrive in Philadelphia around 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT), is set to go to the site of Independence Hall, the 18th century red-brick building where the nation’s two bedrock documents, the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, were adopted.

Sep 25, 2015

At U.N., pope condemns ‘boundless thirst’ for wealth and power

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday condemned the craving for material gains and power, warning an annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations that greed is destroying the Earth’s resources and aggravating poverty.

On his first trip to New York, the 78-year-old Argentine pontiff also prayed at the memorial to those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in perhaps the most poignant moment of his first visit to the United States.

Sep 22, 2015

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders shut out during Xi’s U.S. visit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders in the United States on Tuesday shadowed the start of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit, but they failed to secure top White House meetings as they seek to pressure Beijing to honor governance agreements.

Veteran democracy advocate Martin Lee, 77, and student leader Joshua Wong, 18, are using the one-year anniversary of the mass democracy protests that clogged the Asian financial hub for 79 days to get Washington to push Xi on democratic reform.

Sep 22, 2015

Taps may sound for New York Military Academy, Trump’s alma mater

NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – New York Military Academy, a
126-year-old preparatory school that counts billionaire Donald
Trump among its graduates, faces the prospect of shutting its
doors for good unless it can complete a deal to avoid a
bankruptcy auction later this month.

Even though the heavily indebted school failed to open for
the fall term, some of its faculty members are holding out hope
for the school, located in Cornwall, New York, near the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point.

Sep 18, 2015

Alabama court voids lesbian couple’s Georgia adoption agreement

Sept 18 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court of Alabama on Friday
overturned a lower court ruling that had recognized the 2007
adoption of three children in Georgia by one partner in a
lesbian couple that has since split up.

The couple, who live and work in Alabama, had taken up
official residence in Georgia to take advantage of its adoption
laws.

Sep 18, 2015

New Yorkers in favor of raising minimum wage to $15 per hour: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A solid majority of New York state residents are in favor of raising the minimum wage over the next several years to $15 an hour, according to a new poll released on Friday.

According to the survey conducted by Quinnipiac University, 62 percent of New York voters, across every gender, age and regional group, supported raising the minimum wage.

Sep 18, 2015

New Yorkers in favor of raising minimum wage to $15/hr – poll

NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A solid majority of New York
state residents are in favor of raising the minimum wage over
the next several years to $15 an hour, according to a new poll
released on Friday.

According to the survey conducted by Quinnipiac University,
62 percent of New York voters, across every gender, age and
regional group, supported raising the minimum wage.

Sep 17, 2015

New York Daily News hacks at sports coverage, the paper’s heart

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The daily fare of a big city tabloid such as the New York Daily News includes provocative gossip, arresting headlines, snappy features and at its heart and soul, sports.

That’s why sweeping layoffs in its sports department on Wednesday caught many off-guard.

Sep 16, 2015

Over a third of U.S. children and adolescents eat fast food daily

NEW YORK (Reuters) – On any given day in the United States, 34.3 percent of children and adolescents are consuming a significant portion of their daily nutrition from fast food restaurants, the National Center for Health Statistics reported on Wednesday.

The NCHS said fast food “has been associated with higher caloric intake and poorer diet quality” in the 2-19 age group.

    • About Daniel

      "Deputy U.S. Public Finance Editor. Responsible for editing and reporting on U.S. municipalities, their debt, investments and budgets. Special focus on U.S. infrastructure spending and mutual fund analysis. Previously Senior Correspondent covering global financial markets, investing and foreign policy. I'm New York-based with 20+ years of experience in text, TV and radio. I've reported and taught journalism in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States."
      Joined Reuters:
      1997
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