LOS ANGELES/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Texas teenager derided for his “affluenza” defense in a deadly drunken-driving case won a weeks-long in delay in extradition from Mexico, while his mother was in a Los Angeles jail on Thursday after being deported. AdvertisementsRead more "Return of Texas ‘affluenza’ teen delayed, mother jailed in U.S."
(Reuters) – Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma braced for more flooding on Thursday as rain-swollen rivers, some at record heights, overflowed their banks, washing out hundreds of structures, leaving thousands of people displaced from their homes, and some 9.3 million people in areas under flood warnings. […]Read more "Midwest braces for more flooding as rain-swollen rivers rise"
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The campaign manager of U.S. Republican Ben Carson’s 2016 presidential run and other aides resigned on Thursday in a dispute over the direction of Carson’s foundering campaign only a month before the nomination process begins in earnest.Read more "Republican Ben Carson’s campaign manager, other aides quit"
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Thursday but were still headed for a second year of steep declines after a race to pump by Middle East crude producers and U.S. shale oil drillers created an unprecedented global glut that may take through 2016 to clear.Read more "Oil market to end 2015 in downbeat mood; hangover to be long, painful"
DUBAI (Reuters) – Fire engulfed a 63-storey skyscraper in downtown Dubai on Thursday night, but there appeared to be no injuries, a civil defense official said.Read more "Fire engulfs Dubai hotel near world’s tallest building"
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two top aides in U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s campaign have resigned, the campaign said on Thursday.Read more "Republican Carson’s campaign manager, communications director have resigned: campaign"
Twitter has a message for politicians: You can delete tweets, but you can’t hide. Politwoops, a tool developed by the Sunlight Foundation that archives the tweets politicians fire off and then quickly delete, is back after a seven-month hiatus. The tool went dark earlier this year after Twitter removed Politwoops’ access to the API on […]Read more "Politwoops is back to show you all the embarrassing tweets politicians delete"