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Judge in Texas blocks federal rules change for gay couples

published about 1 hour ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has blocked temporarily federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.

Fed market gurus prep rate hike amid last-minute anxieties

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Federal Reserve officials tasked with prying interest rates off the floor have been meeting with bankers and traders to plot how best to do it, amid deep uncertainty over how much control they will really have over short-term lending markets.

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

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SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city.

New York City buildings collapse in possible gas blast, injuring 12 people

published about 2 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An apparent gas explosion caused two apartment buildings to collapse and burst into flames, and two others to catch fire, injuring at least 12 people on Thursday in New York City's East Village neighborhood, authorities said.

RadioShack rescue deal dogged by fights, demands for new auction

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WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - RadioShack Corp's rescue deal to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked on Thursday by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale.