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UPDATE 1-Egypt dismisses report U.S. has banned cargo transport from Cairo airport
CAIRO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Egypt’s aviation ministry said on Monday that reports of a new ban on all U.S.-bound cargo from Cairo airport are “inaccurate and old”, saying that a ban had been in place since 2015.
Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered
(Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered and gave lawmakers until Feb. 9 to redraw the boundaries, a decision that will have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections.
U.S. says audit watchdog staff helped KPMG pass audit inspections
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday announced criminal and civil charges against three former staffers of an audit watchdog for allegedly providing confidential information to help accounting firm KPMG pass regulatory inspections.
Murdoch calls for 'fee' for trusted news publishers on Facebook
(Reuters) - News Corp's
Rupert Murdoch on Monday called on Facebook Inc to pay "trusted" news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by cable companies.
Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:15 PM ET on Monday, Jan. 22
Jan. 22 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:15 PM ET on Monday:
Missing polar bear on vodka bottles highlights climate change threat
NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Drinkers of a vodka brand known for its distinctive polar bear logo are getting more than just the liquor they bargained for: food for thought with bearless bottles meant to illustrate the ravages of climate change.
UPDATE 5-AIG to buy reinsurer Validus for $5.56 billion
Jan 22 (Reuters) - American International Group Inc on Monday said it would buy reinsurer Validus Holdings Ltd for $5.56 billion in cash, ending a long period of retrenchment for AIG as new Chief Executive Brian Duperreault plots an expansionist path.
Halliburton upbeat on 2018 as oil recovery spreads
(Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services company Halliburton Co
reported a bigger-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Monday and gave an upbeat outlook for 2018, as higher oil prices continue to push U.S. production to near-record levels.
Pakistan's PM says confident GE will fix 'technical' issues with gas turbines
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday that some of General Electric's flagship new gas turbines in Pakistan were still suffering from technical issues such as "vibration" but he was confident the American company will fix the problems.
UPDATE 1-Man gets up to 60 years behind bars for Pennsylvania school stabbings
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan 22 (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania man was sentenced on Monday to up to 60 years in prison for stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard with two kitchen knives in a high school rampage in 2014.
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