WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday
urged more than 25,000 volunteers and advocates who dialed in to a
White House conference call to pull out the stops to boost the
number of people signing up for Obamacare health insurance plans.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc unveiled a revamped
MacBook Pro on Thursday, adding a fingerprint reader, replacing
function keys with a small touch screen and raising prices by
several hundred dollars.
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton made her first joint campaign appearance
on Thursday with one of her most powerful supporters, first lady
Michelle Obama, at a North Carolina rally to urge young people and
women to vote.
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc provided a disappointing forecast
for the holiday season quarter while posting earnings that missed
Wall Street estimates in the third quarter, as it invested heavily
on shipping, video offerings and other projects, sending its shares
down nearly 5 percent.
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi army was trying on
Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State has
reportedly executed dozens to deter the population against any
attempt to support the U.S.-led offensive on the jihadists' last
major city stronghold in Iraq.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shortened
the prison sentences for 98 convicts serving time for drug-related
offenses in his latest round of commutations, including for 42
people serving life sentences, the White House said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department charged 61 people and
entities on Thursday with taking part in a scam involving
India-based call centers where agents impersonated Internal Revenue
Service, immigration and other federal officials and demanded
payments for nonexistent debts.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin
on Thursday accused American politicians of whipping up hysteria
about a mythical Russian threat as a ploy to distract voters from
their own failings in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election.