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Jun 9, 2011

Weiner vows not to resign over online sex scandal

NEW YORK, June 9 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Anthony
Weiner vowed to remain in office on Thursday despite increasing
pressure for him to resign for sending lewd pictures of himself
to women over the Internet and then lying about it.

“I’m not,” Weiner told the New York Post when asked if he
was going to resign.

Jun 9, 2011

Pressure mounts on U.S. lawmaker over sex scandal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) – Calls for U.S.
Representative Anthony Weiner’s resignation, including from
some fellow Democrats, mounted on Wednesday, two days after he
confirmed details of an online sex scandal.

Word also emerged that the wife he has publicly humiliated
is pregnant.

Democrats in Congress, distancing themselves from the once
rising liberal Democratic political star, are becoming
increasingly concerned about the political fallout.

Jun 9, 2011

Wife of Tweeting U.S. lawmaker is pregnant – NYT

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner withstood calls for him to resign over his online sex scandal on Wednesday as word emerged that the wife he has publicly humiliated is pregnant.

Huma Abedin, 35, an aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who married the congressman a year ago, is in the early stages of pregnancy with the couple’s first child, the New York Times reported, citing three unnamed people with knowledge of the situation.

Jun 9, 2011

Wife of Congressman Weiner is pregnant: report

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Representative Anthony Weiner withstood calls for him to resign over his online sex scandal on Wednesday as word emerged that the wife he has publicly humiliated is pregnant.

Huma Abedin, 35, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who married the congressman a year ago, is in the early stages of pregnancy with the couple’s first child, the New York Times reported, citing three unnamed people with knowledge of the situation.

Jun 8, 2011

Pressure mounts on Weiner to quit

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Representative Anthony Weiner withstood calls from fellow Democrats and Republicans to resign on Wednesday as questions mounted if the fiery liberal can politically survive his online sex scandal.

“I think his hope and instinct is that he can stick it out,” said a senior New York Democrat, asking not to be identified by name. “We’ll see.”

Jun 8, 2011

Pressure mounts on Tweeting U.S. lawmaker to quit

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative
Anthony Weiner withstood calls from fellow Democrats and
Republicans to resign on Wednesday as questions mounted if the
fiery liberal can politically survive his online sex scandal.

“I think his hope and instinct is that he can stick it
out,” said a senior New York Democrat, asking not to be
identified by name. “We’ll see.”

Apr 26, 2011

Film probes baseball scapegoat who keeps mystique

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney sought escape from his previous work on war, torture and high financial crimes when he decided to make a film about baseball.

Yet like a successful batter who eventually returns to home plate, Gibney found his way back to the darker side of the American psyche while examining a notorious chapter in the national pastime.

Apr 25, 2011

Turkey’s Karsan offers to build taxis in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) – Turkish manufacturer Karsan
(KARSN.IS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has promised to assemble cars in Brooklyn if it wins
New York’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” concession, potentially returning
auto making to the city for the first time in a century.

Karsan is a finalist along with Nissan (7201.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Ford
(F.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to build a taxi cab that would replace the 16 models now
authorized, a contract estimated to be worth more than $1
billion over 10 years.

Apr 22, 2011

Dhoni joins newsmakers, pop stars on Time 100 list

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Previously unknown newsmakers from Egypt and Japan joined pop stars and politicians on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world released on Thursday.

The list includes pop culture giants such as Justin Bieber and Oprah Winfrey plus the lesser known Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Internet activist who helped topple President Hosni Mubarak, and Takeshi Kanno, a Japanese doctor who refused to leave behind victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Apr 21, 2011

Newsmakers join pop stars on Time 100 list

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Previously unknown newsmakers from Egypt and Japan joined pop stars and politicians on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world released on Thursday.

The list includes pop culture giants such as Justin Bieber and Oprah Winfrey plus the lesser known Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Internet activist who helped topple President Hosni Mubarak, and Takeshi Kanno, a Japanese doctor who refused to leave behind victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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      "Daniel Trotta joined Reuters as a correspondent in 1993, starting in Nicaragua and moving Mexico City (1996) and Madrid (2000) before coming to New York in 2005. As a U.S. General News correspondent, his specialty is writing the lead story on major breaking news. Trotta also travels the United States producing in-depth features and helps edit the national news file from the Reuters headquarters in New York. Outside the office, he is the manager of the New York Express of the New York City Metro Baseball League."
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